The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

May 6, 2013

Sports briefs for 5-7-13

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — McCoy, 3,200 relay

get at-large berths

Enid quarter-mile runner Alex McCoy and the girls 3,200-meter relay of Tyler Berge, Misah Claytor, Andi Pierce and Abby Resendiz have received at-large berths for the state track meet Friday and Saturday at Yukon.

The 3,200 relay was fourth at the Ponca City regional with a time of 10:57. McCoy was sixth with a time of 51.07 seconds. He will join teammates Seth Handley and Alex Lofton in the field.

The top four times or distances from non-qualifiers (top three earned automatic bids) received the at-large bids.

The boys 3,200 relay missed a bid by 0.02 of a second. The quartet of Aaron Beagle, Chris Daniels, Antonio Thomas and Garrett Wallace were fifth in the regionals with a 8:43.06.

“McCoy is one of the top runners in the state,’’ Miranov said. “You never know what will happen at state. I congratulate the girls for the race that they ran.’’

OKC’s Fisher fined

$5,000 for flopping

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City’s Derek Fisher was fined $5,000 by the NBA on Monday for flopping in Game 5 of the Thunder’s first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets.

Fisher’s fine was the result of a play in the second quarter when both he and teammate Kevin Martin fell backward onto the floor to take a charge against Houston center Omer Asik. Asik was called for an offensive foul on the play.

Fisher became the second player to be fined under the NBA’s new rules against flopping in the postseason. Indiana’s Jeff Pendergraph was fined on Sunday.

In the playoffs, the NBA is fining players $5,000 for their first flopping offense, $10,000 for the second offense, $15,000 for the third flop and $30,000 the fourth time.