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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lee Jenkins: Energetic Thunder tap into youth, dismantle red-hot Spurs in Game 3

Lee Jenkins: Energetic Thunder tap into youth, dismantle red-hot Spurs in Game 3


Lee Jenkins: Energetic Thunder tap into youth, dismantle red-hot Spurs in Game 3

Posted: 31 May 2012 10:40 PM PDT

The Thunder didn't just snap the Spurs' winning streak. They sawed it in pieces in a 102-82 romp. It seems the matchup everyone was waiting for is finally underway, says Lee Jenkins.

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Game Recap

Posted: 31 May 2012 11:09 PM PDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The streak is over. The series may only be beginning.

Cameron Morfit: McIlroy recovers from bad start at Memorial

Posted: 31 May 2012 11:09 PM PDT

Coming off back-to-back missed cuts, Rory McIlroy overcame an early quadruple bogey to stay in contention at the Memorial. Sometimes a 71 is more than a 71, writes Cameron Morfit.

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Jay Jaffe: Don't expect Marlins' success to last

Posted: 31 May 2012 11:09 PM PDT

After a sluggish start, the Marlins went 21-8 in May to pull within a half game of first place. That's quite a turnaround, but don't start printing playoff tickets just yet, explains Jay Jaffe.

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Tiger, McIlroy in the hunt at Memorial

Posted: 31 May 2012 11:09 PM PDT

Wings great Lidstrom retires at 42

Posted: 31 May 2012 09:07 PM PDT

DETROIT (AP) -- Veteran Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom has retired.

Kemp out at least 4 weeks with hamstring injury

Posted: 31 May 2012 07:26 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed center fielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list for the second time this month because of a left hamstring strain.

Isner drops another grueling 5-setter

Posted: 31 May 2012 12:37 PM PDT

This, then, is who John Isner is for now: The Marathon Man of Tennis, the guy who plays and plays and plays, for hours on end, until the last set seems interminable.

Goodell confident bounty hunting no longer issue

Posted: 31 May 2012 05:08 PM PDT

CHICAGO (AP) -- Commissioner Roger Goodell says he's confident bounty hunting will no longer be an issue in the NFL because of the severe penalties handed out in the wake of the New Orleans Saints scandal.

Emmert: Playoffs could spark more realignment

Posted: 31 May 2012 04:08 PM PDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- NCAA president Mark Emmert says another round of conference realignment could be sparked by schools trying to improve their chances to play in the proposed four-team college football playoff.

Police: 'Hero' saved several Seattle cafe patrons as gunman opened fire

Police: 'Hero' saved several Seattle cafe patrons as gunman opened fire


Police: 'Hero' saved several Seattle cafe patrons as gunman opened fire

Posted: 31 May 2012 06:57 PM PDT

A hero hurled barstools at a gunman as he opened fire inside a Seattle cafe, police said Thursday.

Suspect in body parts probe described as 'creepy' and a kitten-killer

Posted: 31 May 2012 05:58 PM PDT

He was pegged as a serial kitten-killer by animal rights activists and as a man who may have dated a Canadian woman convicted of drugging, raping, torturing and killing young girls almost two decades ago.

Sheriff: Maryland student, 21, admits eating housemate's heart, part of brain

Posted: 31 May 2012 09:26 PM PDT

Hours after his family members alerted police to a human head and two hands they discovered stashed in metal tins, a Maryland man admitted killing his housemate, cutting him up, then eating his heart and part of his brain, authorities said.

Will history be kind to Bush?

Posted: 31 May 2012 06:30 PM PDT

Thursday afternoon, Barack Obama presided over the unveiling of George W. Bush's official portrait in the White House, a warm event that reminds us: It feels like years since President Dubya regaled the world with his famous spoonerisms. His retirement has been defined by an awkward silence. While John McCain's endorsement was trumpeted by Mitt Romney, Bush delivered his in just four words. "I'm for Mitt Romney," he shouted to a journalist as an elevator door closed between them. If, just for old time's sake, Bush had said, "I'm for Ritt Momney," it would have been perfect.

Massachusetts teen on trial, accused of texting before fatal crash

Posted: 31 May 2012 04:58 PM PDT

In a potential landmark case, a Massachusetts teenager is on trial this week after prosecutors say his texting while driving caused a crash that led to the death of a 55-year-old man.

'Devil Wears Prada' book sequel in the works

Posted: 31 May 2012 11:57 AM PDT

If trends come in cycles, maybe it's time to bring Miranda Priestly, Andrea Sachs, and the "clackers" at Runway magazine out of the fashion closet.

San Diego 8th grader wins Scripps National Spelling Bee

Posted: 31 May 2012 07:55 PM PDT

Snigdha Nandipati, 14, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night by spelling "guetapens," which means an ambush, snare or trap.

Hotel chain rolls out black-light inspections, UV sterilization

Posted: 31 May 2012 04:36 PM PDT

Out of sight, out of mind. That's a mantra hotel guests tend to adopt as they tuck into rooms inhabited by hundreds of previous guests -- and possibly the microscopic germs and debris they leave behind.

Rowdy news conference pumps up presidential campaign

Posted: 31 May 2012 02:11 PM PDT

A raucous news conference Thursday in Mitt Romney's home state of Massachusetts, with pro-Romney demonstrators trying to shout down campaigners for President Barack Obama criticizing the former governor, escalated the November election campaign more than five months before the voting.

State media: Doctors stop medicating Argentine 'miracle' baby

Posted: 31 May 2012 06:47 PM PDT

Doctors have withdrawn medications and begun palliative care for a premature baby who survived hours in a morgue refrigerator in Argentina, state media reported.