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Thunder, Grizzlies look to control pace in Game 2

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Pace was a word in fashion after Oklahoma City's 100-86 win over Memphis in their first-round NBA playoff opener.

The Thunder controlled the pace during the first half by pushing the ball and scoring in transition in building a lead that at one point was 25 points. The Grizzlies were able to slow the game in the third quarter and outscore Oklahoma City by 18.

Memphis cut the lead to four points during the third quarter and to two in the fourth quarter, but the Grizzlies tired and Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter as the Thunder pulled away for the win.

Game 2 is Monday in Oklahoma City.


Oklahoma State rallies for 6-3 win over Kansas

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State used the long ball to rally from an early 2-run deficit and beat Kansas 6-3 a sweep of their weekend series in Stillwater.

Kansas scored twice in the second inning on a two-run homer by Tucker Tharp for the early lead before OSU scored three times in the bottom of the second on a three-run homer by Tim Arakawa and twice more in the fourth on a two-run shot by Dustin Williams on the way to the win in Sunday's game.

OSU improves to 29-11 on the season and 11-4 in the Big 12 while Kansas falls to 23-19 overall and 6-9 in conference play.


Arkansas' Grable wins 2 titles at NCAA gymnastics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Arkansas' Katherine Grable won two national titles and Florida's Bridget Sloan captured the third of her career at the NCAA women's gymnastics championships.

Grable won the floor exercise with a 9.9625 and tied with LSU's Rheagan Courville for first on the vault in Sunday's individual competition.

It's the second straight year Courville has shared the vault title. Both scored 9.975s.

A 2008 Olympian, Sloan won the uneven parallel bars with a score of 9.9375. She won the all-around and balance beam titles last year and had helped the Gators win a share of their second straight championship on Saturday night.

Co-champion Oklahoma tied the Gators again with one title. Taylor Spears won the balance beam at 9.925.

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