• Oklahoma City area home and garden notes

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Saturday, May 30.

  • Anheuser-Busch producing canned water for flood victims

    Updated: 10 hr 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

  • 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: 11 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.

  • 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: 12 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.

  • Cowboys land much needed big man

    By John Helsley
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 12 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.

  • Morning roundup

    Compiled by Trent Shadid from wire reports | Updated: 12 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.

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

    From staff reports | Updated: 12 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

  • Conference meetings notebook

    | Updated: 12 hr ago

    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 .

  • Zoos back animal conservation efforts worldwide

    BY WILL COGGIN | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Two of Oklahoma City's newest residents, Asian elephants Bamboo and Chai, arrived safely recently at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden and will join five other members of their critically endangered species. Despite the controversy generated during their move from Seattle, it highlights the positive work that zoos do on behalf of animals. The animal rights fringe has been working overtime to generate public outrage against zoos, marine parks and aquariums in America. While these extremists attempt to pass off their positions as promoting “animal welfare,” the irony is that the same institutions they have targeted are an important force behind animal conservation efforts across the world.

  • Oklahoma ScissorTales: Shelter discipline issue a mark against Oklahoma DHS

    The Oklahoman Editorials | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    “WE do not support the use of mechanical restraints with children in the emergency shelters. That is absolutely not appropriate.” Of course it isn't, and yet somehow over a period of several months beginning last year, some abused and neglected Oklahoma children being housed at a state shelter were indeed handcuffed by two off-duty law enforcement officers. The comment above came from a Department of Human Services spokeswoman responding to The Oklahoman's reporting of these incidents. The Commission on Children and Youth, an oversight agency, received a complaint about this practice and notified DHS leaders in April.

  • Your Views

    | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    TIF moratorium warranted While I appreciate “Tax increment financing can help, hurt OKC goals, advocate say” (News, May 23), significant issues need addressed. As practiced in Oklahoma City, the dollar size of our TIFs is on a scale at least equal to MAPS but without the bright light of a public vote, public input, supervision or real accountability. These tax diversion schemes and the selection of certain favored developers can represent the absolute worst in government programs. While there's agreement the newest TIF for the NE 23 Street area is helpful, we have TIFs not in blighted areas as supposedly intended and are instead in highly valuable downtown properties. Bond money is given to already wealthy builders

  • Ruth Marcus: Candidates, what do you propose?

    By Ruth Marcus | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON — It's far too early in the campaign season to bemoan the absence of serious policy proposals from the presidential candidates — but not too soon to set out some parameters of what those proposals, whatever the candidate's ideology, should be expected to address. Issues of character and judgment matter, whether they involve Hillary Clinton's emails and speaking fees or Jeb Bush's rearview mirror on Iraq. So do candidates' takes on the hot-button issues of the day, from immigration reform to trade to Common Core education standards.

  • In defense of NSA data program

    By Rich Lowry | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    If the National Security Agency's bulk-data program expires, the coroner should conclude that it was “Death by Bumper Sticker.” Rarely has a controversial government program been so fiercely debated and so poorly understood. Authorized by soon-to-expire Section 215 of the Patriot Act, it has been brought to the edge of extinction by a couple of simple but inaccurate phrases, including “listening to your phone calls” and “domestic spying.

  • Jules Witcover: GOP presidential field offers many choices of the same flavor

    By Jules Witcover | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON — If the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey were running today’s Republican Party, they could easily resolve its dilemma of having a dozen or more declared or prospective presidential candidates. They could just stuff them all in that old trick car and have them tumble out under the Big Tent in no particular order as the ringmaster introduces them. Actually there’s no particular order yet according to the polls, with no discernible front runner or winter-book favorite. Rand Paul and Marco Rubio hoped get a jump by declaring first, and Jeb Bush sought to seize a demanding position with an intimidating fundraising blitzkrieg.

  • Enid pastor says he would blog 'all over again' for missionaries' sake

    By Carla Hinton
    Religion Editor |
    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    ENID — Ten years ago, the Rev. Wade Burleson sat down in front of his computer, a man on a mission. The senior pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, aka Emmanuel Enid, wrote a blog post expressing his dissent over several policies of the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board and quickly found himself at the center of a controversy about doctrine, how people pray and how they disagree. That was 2005, the same year the SBC, the nation's largest Protestant denomination, ended its much-publicized Disney boycott, and yet Burleson's Web musings ignited a firestorm all their own.