• Anheuser-Busch producing canned water for flood victims

    Updated: 1 min ago

    In brief Brewer cans H2O for relief CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — An Anheuser- Busch plant in northwest Georgia has started canning water instead of beer to help flood victims in Texas and Oklahoma. Multiple media outlets report the Cartersville plant halted its beer production to produce 50,000 cans of water to distribute to the flooded areas by this weekend. Cartersville brewery manager Rob Haas told NBC News the brewery has participated in similar initiatives in the past, including during the Northeast's recovery from Superstorm Sandy. The brewery even has a special

  • 4 more bodies found after Texas flooding

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Authorities said Friday they reclaimed four more bodies from Texas waters, adding to the growing death toll inflicted by record-setting storms that continue to submerge highways and flood homes. At least 28 people have been killed nationwide in the storms, 24 in Texas. At least 11 are missing in Texas. More than 7 inches fell overnight from a line of thunderstorms that stalled over Dallas, which is in its wettest month ever recorded at 16.07 inches. The National Weather Service reports rainfall records have been crushed across the Lone Star state — from Corpus Christi along the Gulf of Mexico to Gainesville near the Oklahoma border.

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Top prospects Corey Seager, Carlos Correa square off at The Brick

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Seager squared off against Carlos Correa — Houston’s top prospect and baseball’s top prospect according to some — in what Boras called a preview of a Major League Baseball game in front of a sellout crowd of 10,208.

  • Women's College World Series: Q&A with Florida freshman Nicole DeWitt

    By Scott Wright | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Florida freshman left fielder Nicole DeWitt had just one home run all season, but she came up with a big swing in the sixth inning of Friday night’s winner’s bracket game at the Women’s College World Series. Her line drive just cleared the right-field wall at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Florida’s 4-0 win over LSU. DeWitt finished the day 2-for-4 with two runs score.

  • Women's College World Series: Michigan hammers UCLA, 10-4

    By Scott Wright | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Kelsey Susalla was 4-for-4 and Kelly Christner was 3-for-5. They drove in three runs apiece and each scored twice as the Wolverines’ bats overpowered Ally Carda and the UCLA pitching staff.

  • Women's College World Series notebook: Visitors get Star-Spangled treat

    By Scott Wright | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Olivia Kay opened the night’s festivities with the Star-Spangled Banner, and though Kay might look like a typical 11-year-old, the Edmond resident’s powerful voice and vocal range defy her age.

  • Softball hopes for Olympic return in 2020

    AP Sports Writer |
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The United States and Japan are longtime rivals in softball. For the good of the sport, they are on the same team. The U.S. will participate in the four-team Japan Cup in August as preparation for the sport's possible return to the Olympic program in 2020. Softball was removed for the 2012 Olympics and won't be in the 2016 Games, either. But Japan, the reigning world champion, will host the 2020 Games, and the host nation can propose the addition of sports. U.S. softball officials hope a successful Japan Cup, which will include Australia and Chinese Taipei, will influence the International Olympic Committee when makes its final decision before next year's games in Rio.

  • Two injured in possible drive-by shooting in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Oklahoma City police responded to reports of a shooting about 11 p.m. in the 900 block of SE 67. Two people with gunshot wounds were taken to a nearby hospital, police said.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Saturday, May 30-Sunday, May 31

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  • Former commit no longer considering OU

    From staff reports | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Is OU completely out of the picture for 2016 North Mesquite (Texas) offensive tackle Jean Delance? Looks like it. Delance, who was at one time committed to OU, released a list of his top nine schools via Twitter, and Texas is the only Big 12 school to make the cut. Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, USC, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, and Texas A&M complete Delance's list of elite programs. Delance, a four-star prospect, was the Sooners' first commitment from the Class of 2016, but decommitted in March following the leak of a cell phone video which had OU Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members singing a racist song.

  • Morning roundup

    Compiled by Trent Shadid from wire reports | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Blatter wins re-election despite FIFA corruption scandal In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter. Not a far-reaching corruption scandal. Not a tarnished international image. Not a young prince who gave him a stronger-than-expected challenge. Despite the biggest crisis in FIFA's 111-year history, Blatter emerged victorious once again Friday, winning re-election as president of world soccer's governing body for a fifth term and proving he is the sport's ultimate survivor.

  • Cowboys land much needed big man

    By John Helsley
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Cowboys coaches kept working all recruiting angles, seeking help, particularly for their frontcourt, during another summer of rapid player movement across the country. The work finally paid off Friday, when Eastern Illinois graduate forward Chris Olivier committed to Oklahoma State, according to a source close the program. As a graduate, he'll be eligible immediately. Olivier averaged 13 points and 5.3 rebounds a game last season, his second at Eastern Illinois, after starting his career at Northern Iowa. He shot 54.2 percent from the floor averaging 23.5 minutes in 27 games, starting 10. He averaged 11.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in 19.9 minutes as a sophomore.

  • Conference meetings notebook

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    Big 12 schools share $252M in revenue Big 12 schools will split up a record $252 million in revenue, the ninth year in a row of increases. The revenue total for the 10 schools, up from $220 million last year, was revealed Friday at the end of the conference's spring meetings. Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas Tech will get average full shares of about $25.6 million for the 2014-15 academic year. Third-year league members TCU and West Virginia didn't get full shares, but will next year. West Virginia gets about $23 million, and TCU will receive $24 million .

  • Oklahoma scene: Oklahoma struggles at NCAA Men's Golf Championships

    From staff reports | Updated: 1 hr ago

    OSU, OU struggle at NCAA Men's Golf Championships After the opening round of stroke play at the NCAA Men's Golf Championships in Bradenton, Fla., Oklahoma State is tied for 14th place and Oklahoma sits in 30th. The tournament is being played at the par-72 Concession Golf Club. Two more rounds of stroke play will be held on Saturday and Sunday, followed by another 18 holes for the top 15 teams on Monday. From there, the top eight squads will advance to the match play portion of the event. Illinois sits atop the leaderboard with a 286. Sophomore Zachary Olsen led the way for the Cowboys, opening with a 71 to finish the day tied

  • What we're talking about

    | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    FRANCE LOVE LOCKS: The padlocks — signed and locked by lovers — clinging to Paris' famed Pont des Arts bridge will be dismantled for security reasons. SENEGAL BAG BAN: No more plastic in the wind? Senegal is among the latest nations to ban the flimsy plastic bag. HANGING DEATH IN MISSISSIPPI: The Justice Department says investigators have found no evidence that the hanging death of a man in Mississippi was a homicide.

  • Washington removes Cuba from blacklist

    By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MATTHEW LEE | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    CUBA HAVANA — The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations. Secretary of State John Kerry signed off on rescinding Cuba's “state sponsor of terrorism” designation exactly 45 days after the Obama administration informed Congress of its intent to do so on April 14. Lawmakers had that amount of time to weigh in and try to block the move, but did not do so.

  • GM, Subaru add models to Takata air bag recall

    | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    DETROIT — General Motors and Subaru added vehicles to the list of models being recalled by 11 automakers due to potentially exploding air bags. GM added about 375,000 GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado pickups from 2007 and 2008 to the recall in North America. Dealers will replace passenger air bag inflators. Subaru added about 60,000 Impreza cars from the 2004 and 2005 model years plus the 2005 Saab 9-2X made by Subaru. The recall also covers passenger air bags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the information Friday. The vehicles are equipped with air bag inflators made by Takata Corp.

  • Cash reportedly used to keep sex abuse a secret

    By Richard A. Serrano and Timothy M. Phelps | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying a former student from Yorkville, Ill., to conceal his alleged sexual abuse of the young man while Hastert was a teacher at a high school there, federal law enforcement officials said Friday. A top official, who would not be identified speaking about the federal charges in Chicago, said investigators also spoke with a second person who raised similar allegations that corroborated what the student said. The second person was not being paid by Hastert, the official said. The disclosures followed Thursday's federal indictment against Hastert for lying to the FBI about the reasons he made large cash withdrawals, which were allegedly used to buy the man's

  • New drugs appear effective on cancer

    AP Medical Writer |
    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    CHICAGO — For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body's disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer. These newer kinds of drugs have transformed treatment of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer. Studies presented at a conference Friday suggest these “immune therapies” can play a broader role in more common cancers, including lung, liver, colon and head and neck. Doctors also may have found a way to help predict which patients would respond best to one of these newer treatments. Immune therapy drugs are aimed at helping the body's immune system recognize and attack cancer.

  • Fuel, some fires lie ahead for the U.S. economy

    Associated Press |
    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It's complicated. Steady hiring and low gas prices should help power solid growth through the rest of 2015. The harsh winter and a labor dispute that slowed trade at West Coast ports are both over. Home sales and construction are rebounding, along with business investment. But risks remain: A stronger dollar will likely continue to keep the trade deficit wide. And further cutbacks in oil drilling could depress spending in the energy industry. Here are three reasons the economy is likely to post solid grow this year, followed by three reasons growth