Brooks expects contract talks soon
Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks says he hopes to meet with Thunder chairman Clay Bennett and general manager Sam Presti soon to discuss...
Thunder coach Brooks
expects contract talks
Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks says he hopes to meet with Thunder chairman Clay Bennett and general manager Sam Presti soon to discuss a new contract.
Brooks, 46, pointed out Saturday no one has had much down time since training camp started in December, as a lockout condensed the season.
Brooks' deal is set to expire at the end of the month. The Thunder reached the best-of-seven NBA Finals but lost to the Miami Heat in five games.
"I'm sure in the next couple of days, we will sit down and get together. Definitely, I wish I was preparing or just finishing up practice going into Game 6," Brooks said. "You definitely need a few days just to reflect on what we've done this year. But the next couple of days, we plan on getting together."
Lynx defeat Chicago
Defending champion Minnesota beat visiting Chicago 79-67 in a matchup of teams that entered the game with the highest win percentage in their respective conferences.
Lindsay Whalen scored 25 points for league-leading Minnesota (12-1).
Sylvia Fowles of Chicago (7-3) had 22 points and 13 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the season.
In other games, Kristi Toliver scored 29 points to lead visiting Los Angeles to a 93-84 victory over Phoenix and Indiana won 73-70 at Tulsa.
CWS title series is set
Arizona came to the eight-team College World Series in Omaha, Neb., as one of the hottest teams in the nation and went 3-0 to reach the best-of-three championship round that starts Sunday.
Yet coach Andy Lopez and his Wildcats (46-17) know few outside their fan base are paying much attention to them.
That is because South Carolina (49-18) is seeking to become the first team in 40 years to win a third straight title.
South Carolina has won 25 of its last 26 NCAA tournament games.
The University of Southern California won five titles in a row from 1970 to 1974.
Italy beats U.S. team
Italy beats U.S. team
Italy took advantage of two American red cards in the second half to beat the United States 30-10 in Houston.
Attendance was 17,214, a record for a U.S. match on American soil.
• In mixed martial arts, Rich Franklin of the United States won a unanimous decision over Wanderlei Silva of Brazil in a meeting of 185-pounders at UFC 147 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Franklin also defeated Silva at UFC 99 in June 2009.
• The Philadelphia Flyers acquired defenseman Luke Schenn, 22, from the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward James van Riemsdyk, 22.
• The San Jose Sharks have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with newly acquired defenseman Brad Stuart, 32, that will prevent him from becoming a free agent.
Stuart, who played for Detroit in the past five seasons, wanted to be closer to his family, which lives in San Jose. Stuart started his career with the Sharks in 1999.
• American Andy Roddick and Austrian Tamira Paszek won tennis titles at the grass-court Eastbourne Championships in England — a prep for Wimbledon, which starts Monday.
Roddick beat defending champion Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-3, 6-2 in the final.
Paszek fought off five match points to defeat Angelique Kerber of Germany 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 for the women's title.
• The United States routed Canada 9-1 in a women's softball exhibition game in Oklahoma City recognizing the 40th anniversary of Title IX.
• Zo Impressive beat Disposablepleasure by three-quarters of a length in the Grade I Mother Goose for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.
Zo Impressive, trained by Tom Albertrani and ridden by Rajiv Maragh, ran 1-1/16 miles on a track rated good in 1 minute, 44.28 seconds.
She paid $14.60 to win in the $294,000 race.
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