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First basketball, now elephants stir up Seattle-Oklahoma City rivalry

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - For some in Seattle still angered by the move of the city's NBA team to Oklahoma City, the move of elephants from a zoo in the Emerald City to one in the Red Dirt state stings in a familiar way. Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo, which is phasing out its elephant exhibit, said last week it would move its Asian elephants named Bamboo and Chai to the Oklahoma City Zoo, which has a social herd of elephants and a modern facility for the pachyderms. "First they steal our basketball team, now they want our elephants! Is there no satisfying Oklahoma City," one reader wrote in a comment section of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper, referring to the Seattle SuperSonics' move to Oklahoma City in 2008.


Canadian Women’s Hockey League Faces Challenges in North America

In its eighth season, the Canadian Women’s Hockey League continues to face challenges as the home for women’s professional hockey in North America.


Red Star parcel up shock win over Maccabi, CSKA rally

By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE (Reuters) - Red Star Belgrade produced their best Euroleague display of the season by beating holders Maccabi Tel Aviv 89-76 on Thursday while six-times winners CSKA Moscow ground out an 81-74 victory at Laboral Kutxa Vitoria. Barcelona triumphed 81-77 at Panathinaikos and Fenerbahce Istanbul steamrolled to a 92-79 home win over Russians Nizhny Novgorod after all 12 players scored for the Turkish side. Having netted just one three-pointer from 33 attempts in their previous two games, Red Star nailed 13 from 29 against Maccabi as American playmaker Marcus Williams and guard Charles Jenkins finally found their range.


Ed Modzelewski, College and Pro Fullback, Dies at 86

A fullback known as Big Mo, he starred with his brother Dick, the defensive tackle called Little Mo, on an undefeated University of Maryland team, then collided with him in the N.F.L. in the 1950s.


Accounts of Heartbreak in Tsarnaev Trial as Victims of Boston Marathon Bombings Testify

On the second day of testimony in the case, survivors, emergency workers and the father of a victim painted a vivid portrait of a street littered with bodies.