A long road awaits Texas at the College World Series after a lengthy loss to Arkansas

OMAHA, Neb. — A sixth inning that lasted over 3 1/2 hours has Texas within one loss of an off-season that’s even longer. At TD Ameritrade Park on Sunday, Texas dropped an 11-5 game to Arkansas in its opener at the College World Series. The defeat sends Texas to the loser’s bracket at the NCAA’s season-ending showcase. UT will face either Florida or Texas Tech at...


Flurry of bills to fight opioid crisis fall short, Texas lawmaker says

Flurry of bills to fight opioid crisis fall short, Texas lawmaker says

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, on the House floor this week compared a slate of bills targeting the opioid epidemic to the equivalent of using a garden hose to fight a wildfire. Congress is considering more than 30 bills to address what health experts have characterized as an ongoing crisis. More than 42,000 people died from opioid overdoses in 2016, the deadliest year on record, according to...
Why Texas officials decided not to levy penalties after pipeline leak

Why Texas officials decided not to levy penalties after pipeline leak

A buried pipeline running across a Fayette County ranch was leaking, and at least 42 barrels, or 1,700 gallons, of liquid gas containing a known carcinogen were seeping into the ground and possibly making their way into the Central Texas water table. The landowner told the company that owned the pipeline of an unusual odor and dying mesquite trees. Officials with the pipeline giant, Denver-based DCP...
Austin honors ‘Freedom Day’ with Juneteenth parade, celebration

Austin honors ‘Freedom Day’ with Juneteenth parade, celebration

Verna Sedwick has attended the Juneteenth parade in East Austin as long as she can remember. Now 71, she grew up in the area and remembers the celebration from when she was a little girl. The city and the parade have changed a lot since then, she said Saturday, as she sat in a folding chair on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Comal Street. Her daughter Sheila Alexander stood beside her with her...
Time may be running out for Texas ‘revenge porn’ law

Time may be running out for Texas ‘revenge porn’ law

Sharing naked or sexually explicit photos and videos online and without consent has been a crime in Texas since 2015, but time may be running out for the state’s “revenge porn” law. The first of four appeals seeking to overturn the law, all filed by men charged under the anti-harassment statute, has arrived at the state’s highest criminal court, which has been asked to determine...
Series of storms starting on Father’s Day could bring 4 days of rain

Series of storms starting on Father’s Day could bring 4 days of rain

A low pressure system carrying moist air from the Gulf of Mexico will bring rounds of showers to Central Texas starting on Father’s Day, with the heaviest rain expected Monday and lasting through the week, the National Weather Service said. Meteorologists say between 2 and 3 inches could fall in the Austin area between Sunday afternoon and Wednesday, with as much as 7 inches in isolated areas...
Texas AG race: 2 candidates, 2 views on partisan gerrymandering

Texas AG race: 2 candidates, 2 views on partisan gerrymandering

Before they became election foes, Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Democratic challenger Justin Nelson landed on opposite sides of a U.S. Supreme Court fight over the ability of politicians to gerrymander political districts to give one party a distinct advantage in future elections. In one of this term’s most eagerly awaited cases at the high court, Paxton came down on the side...
Owner’s plan for Lake Austin site: elevator tower, restaurant, marina

Owner’s plan for Lake Austin site: elevator tower, restaurant, marina

It’s an often photographed, picturesque spot synonymous with Austin: a scenic bluff that gives way to an expansive ridge with views of Lake Austin, the Pennybacker Bridge and the downtown skyline. Now imagine the pristine, wooded tract on Shepherd Mountain with an array of development: an elevator ascending 180 feet from the lake to an upscale, 200-seat, ridge-top restaurant, plus a casual bar...
Editorial: Families seeking asylum deserve compassion and due process

Editorial: Families seeking asylum deserve compassion and due process

As we honor the love and contributions of our fathers this weekend, we cannot forget the horrific scenes at our nation’s borders, where infants and children are being taken from their parents’ arms by U.S. government agents. President Trump’s assertions to the contrary, there is no law mandating separation of families. We urge the Department of Homeland Security to immediately cease...
Herman: Gov. Greg Abbott really, really needs your money

Herman: Gov. Greg Abbott really, really needs your money

Gov. Greg Abbott’s back in our mailboxes with another attempt to get into our wallets. There’s no such thing as enough or too much when it comes to political money, even for an overwhelming, overfunded overdog who has lots more money than the underwhelming, underfunded underdog. The most fascinating part of Abbott’s latest direct-mail fundraising appeal is the envelope that contains...
1 to 3 inches of rain still expected through Wednesday

1 to 3 inches of rain still expected through Wednesday

Forecasters are still expecting a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico to bring rain showers to the Austin area through Wednesday night, having already dumped up to a quarter-inch over the weekend by late Sunday afternoon. The scattered showers will produce 1 to 3 inches in Travis County and along the Interstate 35 corridor, bringing slightly lower temperatures throughout the beginning of the...
Five immigrants dead in crash southwest of San Antonio

Five immigrants dead in crash southwest of San Antonio

A fifth person has died and several others were injured in a crash in Dimmit County about 100 miles southwest of San Antonio, according to KSAT 12 in San Antonio. Authorities are investigating the scene where a car full of unauthorized immigrants being chased by Border Patrol agents crashed. Dimmit County deputies say the crash happened off Texas 85 in Big Wells around noon. Fourteen people were inside...

Texas Digest: 2 face capital murder charges in Dallas

DALLAS Two men charged with capital murder Two men are facing capital murder charges in the shooting deaths of two men found stuffed in the trunk of a Cadillac near a West Dallas park last month. Authorities say 37-year-old Moises Martinez has admitted his role in the homicides and has named an accomplice, 26-year-old Andres Frausto. Frausto already was in custody on an unrelated charge. The bodies...
Police say man deliberately rammed vehicle on I-35, caused crash

Police say man deliberately rammed vehicle on I-35, caused crash

A man was arrested early Sunday morning after police say he deliberately drove his vehicle into another car on Interstate 35 in North Austin, causing both to crash. Juan Torrez, 51, was charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle in the incident, which happened shortly after 2 a.m., an arrest affidavit said. According to the document, Torrez became upset when his ex-wife and his neighbor...
Plane crash near Abilene kills two Austin-area men

Plane crash near Abilene kills two Austin-area men

Two Austin-area men were killed in a plane crash near Abilene Friday afternoon, officials said. According to a news release from the Texas Department of Public Safety, pilot Dallas Lee McMahon, 33, of Austin, and his passenger Jay Robert Liebson, 38, of Burnet were flying a Cessna 172N when it struck power lines and crashed into the bottom of a canyon 10 miles northwest of Rotan in Fisher County....
Female driver ejected from vehicle in Sunday morning rollover

Female driver ejected from vehicle in Sunday morning rollover

A woman in her 30s is fighting for her life after being ejected from her car in a rollover wreck in Northeast Austin just before 7 a.m. Sunday. Austin-Travis County EMS and the Austin Fire Department responded to the rollover in the 11000 block of Bluff Bend Drive. The wreck was near Interstate 35 and E. Braker Lane. The driver was ejected for her car during a rollover and was taken to Dell Seton...
Showers, thunderstorms expected Sunday through Wednesday

Showers, thunderstorms expected Sunday through Wednesday

4:30: pm. update: Heavy rainfall and scattered showers and expected to continue throughout the evening and throughout the week, according to forecasts. Tropical moisture will linger over the Central Texas area Monday through Wednesday, bringing a good chance for an extended rain event, meteorologists predict. The National Weather Service says the Austin area could receive between 1 to 3 inches of...

Traffic report for Monday June 18, 2018

Interstate 35 (Hays County): Reduced to one northbound lane between River Road and Texas 80 from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday night. Reduced to one southbound lane between FM 2001 and RM 150 from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights; expect alternating closures for exits 213, 215 and 217 and adjacent entrance ramps. Interstate 35 (Travis County): The left lane on the southbound access...

Community news: Ice Cream Festival on Saturday

TRAVIS COUNTY EAST AUSTIN Ice Cream Festival on Saturday The 12th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. June 23 at Fiesta Gardens, 2100 E. Segovia St. The festival, presented by H-E-B, will be split into the daytime festivities and the After Dark portion. During the day, the family-friendly festival will include ice cream samples, contests, live music and...
Texas Tech student dies after fall on UT study abroad trip in Russia

Texas Tech student dies after fall on UT study abroad trip in Russia

A Texas Tech University student died Saturday while on a University of Texas study abroad trip in Russia, UT officials said in a statement. Elmer Arrieta, who was a graduate student in Texas Tech’s architecture program, fell during a hiking excursion on Olkhon Island and later died from his injuries, according to the statement. Arrieta was one of 20 students on the excursion.  “On...
Cruz says 2018 election is about preserving Trump victories

Cruz says 2018 election is about preserving Trump victories

SAN ANTONIO - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told the Republican State Convention Saturday that the 2018 midterm election, his re-election campaign very much included, is all about preserving what he described as a remarkable record of achievement in the first year-and-a-half of the Trump presidency. “This election is a battle about the future of this country,” Cruz said. “If Democrats...
UPDATE: No injuries reported after vehicle goes off bridge in Northeast Austin, EMS says

UPDATE: No injuries reported after vehicle goes off bridge in Northeast Austin, EMS says

Medics responded Saturday morning to a crash in Northeast Austin where a vehicle went over the side of a bridge, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. The crash happened shortly before 11 a.m. in the 11100 block of Sprinkle Cutoff Road, which is near Springdale Road, EMS said. One person was pinned inside the vehicle but was pulled out by first responders, medics said. The two people involved both...
Pedestrian killed in San Marcos hit-and-run; suspect arrested

Pedestrian killed in San Marcos hit-and-run; suspect arrested

A man was charged with intoxication manslaughter after police say he drove his van onto a sidewalk in San Marcos on Friday night, killing a pedestrian. The incident happened at 7:15 p.m. at the intersection of Riverside Drive and the Interstate 35 west frontage road. Witnesses reported that a 1998 Toyota van had jumped the curb and struck the pedestrian, who had been on the sidewalk, police said....
Light rain moves into Austin area; thunderstorms possible later

Light rain moves into Austin area; thunderstorms possible later

Scattered showers have reached the Austin area, bringing light rain to portions of the area. The precipitation, which is being caused by a tropical wave in the Gulf of Mexico, could lead to more rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Saturday forecast for Austin: Forecasters say Saturday will be hot, muggy and possibly wet in Austin, with a chance for thunderstorms in the day ahead of a week...
100 fathers strong: Austin church celebrates dads with annual photo

100 fathers strong: Austin church celebrates dads with annual photo

For the past decade, George Williams and Ethan Williams have celebrated Father’s Day with the same tradition: joining generations of fathers and father figures dressed in their Sunday best on a stage at the Church of Christ at East Side for a photograph. They feel an unspoken pressure among the 100 men standing shoulder to shoulder. “When you stand in that picture that means that those...

Community news: Open house Thursday on Dougherty Arts Center project

TRAVIS COUNTY SOUTH AUSTIN Open house on Dougherty project The city of Austin Parks and Recreation Department will host a community open house from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road. The department is creating preliminary plans for redevelopment of the center, and a key component of the process is collecting input from the building users and the general...
Top Local Business Stories of the Week

Top Local Business Stories of the Week

LAKEFRONT PLAN Owner’s plan for Lake Austin site includes elevator tower, restaurant, marina: It’s an often photographed, picturesque spot synonymous with Austin itself: a scenic bluff that gives way to an expansive ridge with views of Lake Austin, the Pennybacker Bridge and the downtown skyline. Now imagine the pristine, wooded tract on Shepherd Mountain with an array of development:...
Woman seriously injured in crash Friday night in South Austin

Woman seriously injured in crash Friday night in South Austin

A woman was critically injured Friday night in a crash in South Austin, according to Austin-Travis County EMS officials. Medics responded at 8:02 p.m. to the crash on East Oltorf Street and East Side Drive. Officials reported that a woman was pinned inside a vehicle and unconscious. The woman, who is believed to be in her 20s, was pulled from the vehicle and is being taken to St. David’s South...
Dickey beats Asche, who says he can’t be trusted, for Texas GOP chair

Dickey beats Asche, who says he can’t be trusted, for Texas GOP chair

As expected, James Dickey won a bitter race for Texas Republican Party chairman Friday over Cindy Asche. What was not expected was just how stunningly personal the campaign was to its very bitter end, with Asche, to catcalls and boos, telling the thousands of assembled Republicans at the state GOP convention that Dickey cannot be trusted with their money. The final vote was 5,680 votes, or 65.4 percent...
Affidavit: Man accused of backing truck over girlfriend while drunk

Affidavit: Man accused of backing truck over girlfriend while drunk

A man has been accused of backing his truck over his girlfriend while he was drunk, according to an arrest affidavit. The incident happened Wednesday near a Williamson County restaurant, the affidavit stated. Shawn Graf, 41, of Fredericksburg, was charged with intoxication assault, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Graf told a Department of Public Safety trooper that when...
Dickey beats Asche, who says he can’t be trusted, to be Texas GOP chair

Dickey beats Asche, who says he can’t be trusted, to be Texas GOP chair

As expected, James Dickey won a bitter and personal race for Texas Republican Party chairman over Cindy Asche Friday. What was not expected was just how stunningly personal the campaign was to its very bitter end, with Asche, to catcalls and boos, telling the assembled Republicans that Dickey cannot be trusted with their money. The final vote was 5,680 votes, or 65.4 percent for Dickey, a former Travis...
Council approves resolutions on racial disparity, immigrant arrests

Council approves resolutions on racial disparity, immigrant arrests

Immigration and social justice activists hope the Austin City Council’s unanimous decision to approve a pair of “Freedom City” resolutions Thursday night will encourage other cities across the country to take steps toward addressing racial disparity in arrests and protecting immigrant communities. More than 100 people rallied in front of City Hall ahead of the vote, then filled the...
Austin jobless rate at 2.8% in May, lowest for month since 1999

Austin jobless rate at 2.8% in May, lowest for month since 1999

The unemployment rate in the Austin metro area came in at 2.8 percent last month, its lowest level for May since the height of the dot-com boom nearly 20 years ago. The figure was unchanged from April but down slightly from 3 percent in May 2017, according to Texas Workforce Commission estimates released Friday. The 2.8 percent local jobless rate was the lowest for the month of May since 1999, when...
Sources: Slain jeweler’s daughter-in-law cooperating with authorities

Sources: Slain jeweler’s daughter-in-law cooperating with authorities

The bail for the daughter-in-law of a slain Austin jeweler has been reduced, and she is helping investigators unravel an alleged murder-for-hire plot against him, according to law enforcement sources. The sources say Jaclyn Edison, 19, has begun cooperating with the ongoing investigation to find out who shot and killed Gallerie Jewelers owner Ted Shaughnessy in his southwestern Travis County home...

City Council votes against returning stipends to Austin police

In a split decision Thursday night, members of the City Council voted down a measure that would have restored stipend pay to Austin police while city and police union officials negotiate the details of a new labor agreement. The stipend pay was included in the last police contract. The agreement expired late last year when the union walked away from discussions after council members unanimously voted...
9 displaced following North Austin duplex fire, officials say  

9 displaced following North Austin duplex fire, officials say  

Nine people have been displaced after a fire burned a North Austin duplex on Friday afternoon, the Austin Fire Department said.  Crews were sent out to the duplex in the 900 block of Fieldwood Drive, near North Lamar Boulevard and Rundberg Lane, around 3:45 p.m. They arrived to find fire showing from the building, officials said.  Firefighters got the fire under control within a few minutes...

Round Rock Uber driver falsely claimed he was kidnapped, police say

LAKEWAY EMS: Man found dead after shooting A man described as in his 40s was found dead by Lakeway police in the parking lot of a church Friday afternoon, police said. Police said officers responded at 12:13 p.m. to Emmaus Catholic Church in the 1700 block of Lohmans Crossing Road after receiving a report of “a distraught individual” in a pickup truck. After officers arrived at the church...

TEXAS DIGEST: Mom left son in hot car while shoplifting, officials say

HOUSTON Officials: Mom left son in hot car, shoplifted Authorities have arrested a woman accused of leaving her 7-year-old son in a hot car while she allegedly shoplifted some makeup from a Houston-area Walmart. Records show Dimitric Knight remained jailed Friday on a charge of endangering a child, with bond at $15,000. Harris County Constable Mark Herman said authorities detained Knight on Wednesday...
Over 200 rally at Capitol against family separations at border

Over 200 rally at Capitol against family separations at border

University of Texas student Daniela Rojas, who moved to the United States from Colombia 11 years ago, stood in tears on the south steps of the Capitol. She looked into the crowd of more than 200 people, including parents and their children, who had gathered in front of the Capitol on Thursday night to condemn a federal policy that allows the separation of immigrant and asylum-seeking families on the...
FINAL VOTE: Texas panel OKs Mexican-American course name change

FINAL VOTE: Texas panel OKs Mexican-American course name change

The State Board of Education unanimously approved Friday a new name for a social studies elective course in public high schools focusing on the history of Mexican-Americans. “Ethnic Studies: Mexican American Studies” replaces “Ethnic Studies: An Overview of Americans of Mexican Descent,” which drew criticism for not having “Mexican American” in the course title...
UPDATE: Man in his 40s dead in shooting near Lakeway, EMS officials say

UPDATE: Man in his 40s dead in shooting near Lakeway, EMS officials say

2:10 p.m. update: A man described as in his 40s was found dead by Lakeway police in the parking lot of a church Friday afternoon, police said. Police said officers responded at 12:13 p.m. to Emmaus Catholic Church in the 1700 block of Lohmans Crossing Road after receiving a report of “a distraught individual” in a pickup truck. After officers arrived at the church parking lot and...
Dan Patrick claims a bathroom victory a year after bills’ defeat

Dan Patrick claims a bathroom victory a year after bills’ defeat

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told Texas Republicans Friday that those who resist their conservative agenda are the true “radicals” and there there is no “civil war ” in the Republican Party, just a few folks who haven’t gotten the message that it’s over. While not mentioning Republican House Speaker Joe Straus by name in his hometown, Patrick said, “I wish him well...

Community news: Stage 2 drought restrictions to begin in San Marcos

TRAVIS COUNTY EAST AUSTIN Meeting on Rec Center playground The Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Austin Parks Foundation will host a public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday to discuss options for the new playground equipment for Oswaldo A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center. The meeting will be at the center, 2100 E. Third St. The project will include a complete playground replacement...
Austin’s Daniel Johnston featured in new Apple commercial

Austin’s Daniel Johnston featured in new Apple commercial

It’s a level some artists strive to hit and others dread. “Sounds like it’d be used in an Apple commercial” is nearly its own genre. And one that acclaimed, beloved, local “HI, HOW ARE YOU” artist Daniel Johnston now belongs to. Johnston’s song “Story of an Artist” is included in a new Apple campaign that launched Thursday featuring...
Gov. Abbott tells GOP Convention Texas is bigger and better than ever

Gov. Abbott tells GOP Convention Texas is bigger and better than ever

Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday that Texas is bigger and better than ever and promised in a second term to fulfill his goal of “reining in your property taxes.” “The Democrats want to raise your taxes. I am running for governor to make sure that never happens,” Abbott told nearly 10,000 delegates and alternates at the Texas Republican Party Convention at the Henry B. Gonzalez...
UPDATE: Slain Austin jeweler’s daughter-in-law bonds out of jail

UPDATE: Slain Austin jeweler’s daughter-in-law bonds out of jail

5:45 p.m. update: The daughter-in-law of a slain Austin jeweler who was arrested with her husband last month in connection to the killing has bonded out of jail, her attorney confirmed Friday evening. Bill Hines, an attorney who represents 19-year-old Jaclyn Edison, said his client is innocent. “This is a girl who has no record, no criminal history of any kind. She has maintained from the very...
‘Luke Cage’ season two is black and beautiful, bolder and better

‘Luke Cage’ season two is black and beautiful, bolder and better

Luke Cage had to come correct in 2018. The previous titleholder of the blackest thing Marvel had ever done when it premiered back in 2016, “Luke Cage” enters its second season on Netflix (it begins streaming on June 22) following the hype of the black cultural phenomenon that was “Black Panther.” The game changed once the world discovered Wakanda — the expectations for...
More events for Tuesday, June 19, and beyond

More events for Tuesday, June 19, and beyond

Family Make It Tuesdays: Piecing Together History at the Bullock Museum. Celebrate and learn about Juneteenth while crafting a paper quilt, as part of the Bullock Museum’s family-friendly summer programming. At Make It Tuesdays, families will create or invent new things each week throughout the summer. Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in...
Trailer Food Tuesday, Astronomy on Tap return; plus, more events

Trailer Food Tuesday, Astronomy on Tap return; plus, more events

1. Trailer Food Tuesdays 5 p.m. June 19. Free. The Long Center terrace, 701 W. Riverside Dr. 512-474-5664, trailerfoodtuesdays.com. Austin’s love affair with food trucks is all-enduring and will be on full display with this returning summer tradition. Trailer Food Tuesday, a monthly event through August, features a new set of food trailers each time. This month, expect good bites and sips from...
Texas Tech takes advantage of Florida miscues to stun defending national champs

Texas Tech takes advantage of Florida miscues to stun defending national champs

Texas Tech’s mastery over Florida at the College World Series continued again Sunday night. The Red Raiders stunned the defending national champion and No. 1 seeded Gators with a 6-3 victory. It marked the second time in three seasons the Red Raiders beat Florida at the College World Series. Texas Tech eliminated Florida in the 2016 tournament in the only previous game against them...

Opinion: Can Republicans and Dems reach compromise on immigration?

Rep. Kevin Yoder has two daughters, ages 2 and 4. A busy schedule of political obligations requires the Kansas Republican to be separated at times from those precious little people. It’s a feeling many parents know. Those two girls were on his mind recently when we spoke by phone to discuss the fates of thousands of would-be immigrant children who have been physically yanked from their parents...
LSU offers QB Shedeur Sanders, son of Deion Sanders

LSU offers QB Shedeur Sanders, son of Deion Sanders

Two weeks after turning in a strong performance at prospect camp, Shedeur Sanders earned an offer from LSU. Sanders, the son of former NFL and Florida State great Deion Sanders, was one of two Sanders boys to work out in front of the Tigers’ staff. Shiloh Sanders, a 2019 defensive back, was also on hand. The Class of 2021 quarterback already boards an impressive offer, with notable...
2 dead after Osaka hit with massive 6.1 magnitude earthquake

2 dead after Osaka hit with massive 6.1 magnitude earthquake

A massive 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck outside Osaka Monday morning, leaving at least two dead and 41 injured. The quake registered around 8 a.m. with an initial strength of 5.9, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. There was no tsunami threat however morning commutes were disrupted as trains were not running and power was out to many homes, according to the Japan Times.  Kansai...
Bohls: Pierce took huge gamble with pitching choice

Bohls: Pierce took huge gamble with pitching choice

David Pierce may have made his biggest coaching blunder as a Longhorn to date Sunday night. But he clearly thought it was worth the risk. He used his two best pitchers and still lost, falling 11-5 to Arkansas in their College World Series opener. That can be a recipe for disaster in a protracted CWS that forces a first-game loser like Texas to have to win a pitching-taxing, six games...
4-star 2020 power forward Day’ron Sharpe commits to North Carolina

4-star 2020 power forward Day’ron Sharpe commits to North Carolina

North Carolina secured its first commit of the 2020 class on Sunday night. Day’ron Sharpe, a power forward from Winterville (N.C.) South Central, pledged to Roy Williams and the Tar Heels, as first reported by Inside Carolina. Though not currently ranked by 247Sports, Sharpe is considered a 4-star recruit by Rivals.com. East Carolina, Florida, Georgetown...
Trevino, Rangers rally for 4 runs in 9th, beat Rockies

Trevino, Rangers rally for 4 runs in 9th, beat Rockies

Jose Trevino blooped a two-run single, capping a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning that sent the Texas Rangers over the Colorado Rockies 13-12 Sunday. Rockies closer Wade Davis (0-2) retired only one batter while walking four and allowing singles to Rougned Odor and Trevino. A rookie catcher, Trevino entered his third major league game in the top of the ninth. He is 2-for-8 for Texas...
2 people shot at Washington Walmart

2 people shot at Washington Walmart

Police are responding to reports of a shooting inside the Walmart Supercenter in Tumwater, Washington.  The fire department told KIRO7.com they are calling it a "mass casualty incident" and confirmed at least two people were shot. The Walmart is about 62 miles from Seattle.This is a developing story. Check back with KIRO7.com for updates.
Arkansas lays down a Texas-sized whupping on Horns at College World Series

Arkansas lays down a Texas-sized whupping on Horns at College World Series

With apologies to the science of geology, baseball is also just about pressure and time. That’s all it takes, really: pressure and time. That and a big dadgum hit. Arkansas advanced to the second round of the College World Series on Sunday by following the science. The Razorbacks put a slow burn on Texas before the avalanche. Like the patience of erosion, Arkansas took...
Texas-sized letdown: Longhorns lose in weather-delayed CWS opener

Texas-sized letdown: Longhorns lose in weather-delayed CWS opener

Arkansas turned the tables on Texas all season. The Razorbacks did it again on Sunday. Texas traditionally has dominated the series between the two old Southwest Conference blood rivals with a 54-28 edge coming into the season. But Arkansas returned the favor – and then some – in their College World Series opener. The Razorbacks claimed a resounding 11-5 victory Sunday for...
Five undocumented immigrants dead after chase with Border Patrol, officials say

Five undocumented immigrants dead after chase with Border Patrol, officials say

Five undocumented immigrants died in a chase with Border Patrol agents Sunday afternoon after the driver of the SUV they were traveling in lost control and crashed, investigators said. There were 14 people in the Suburban, 12 were undocumented immigrants who were ejected when the vehicle crashed and rolled over, according to WOAI.  Four people died at the scene, another person later died...
Dead great white shark washes ashore on California beach

Dead great white shark washes ashore on California beach

A dead great white shark washed ashore Sunday morning on a California beach.  The adult male shark was found around 7 a.m. with multiple cuts on its face but nothing that appeared life-threatening, officials told KSBW.  The carcass was removed from the beach and a necropsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.
Tennessee football assistant Will Friend: Always a leader, once made hilarious tribute

Tennessee football assistant Will Friend: Always a leader, once made hilarious tribute

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s offensive line is starting to look and sound a lot like the 1990s version of Alabama football. The Crimson Tide weren’t as flashy, big or loaded with 5-star talent on offense during the championship era of Hall of Fame coach Gene Stallings as it is now. But Stallings’ Alabama teams were tough and dedicated. Four-year starting guard...
Astros win 11th straight and finish 10-0 trip

Astros win 11th straight and finish 10-0 trip

The Houston Astros keep finding ways to win, while the Kansas City Royals keep inventing ways to lose. Carlos Correa and the Astros won their 11th straight game, finishing off a dominant 10-0 road trip by rallying past the Royals 7-4 Sunday. The World Series champion Astros swept their swing through Texas, Oakland and Kansas City, outscoring opponents 74-35. Last season, Houston had an 11-game winning...
Former Florida State golfer Brooks Koepka wins second straight U.S. Open

Former Florida State golfer Brooks Koepka wins second straight U.S. Open

For the second year in a row, former Florida State All-American golfer Brooks Koepka is the U.S. Open champion. The 28-year-old shot a 2-under 68 in the final round Sunday to finish 1-over for the tournament, a stroke better than runner-up Tommy Fleetwood. His second straight title was far from easy for Koepka. He was among a group of golfers who fell victim to windy conditions ...
Biggest takeaways from Auburn’s successful recruiting weekend

Biggest takeaways from Auburn’s successful recruiting weekend

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Auburn Tigers  football recruiting notebook with Auburn recruiting beat writer Benjamin Wolk. It’s Sunday, and SEC Country has takeaways from the recruiting weekend. Typically, each note within these notebooks tackles separate topics, generally focused on specific prospects. This “note” will take a slightly bigger picture...
North Carolina recruiting: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl taking slow approach

North Carolina recruiting: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl taking slow approach

Join us daily at ACC DieHards for the latest North Carolina recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Tar Heels. Don’t miss any coverage from Cody Pace and the DieHards.com team. Read his daily notebooks  here  at 7 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday. In this edition, we discuss how 5-star...
Georgia lands commitment from massive tackle in Xavier Truss

Georgia lands commitment from massive tackle in Xavier Truss

When Sam Pittman wants one of his guys, he usually lands them.  Xavier Truss, a 6-foot-7 tackle from Rhode Island, is the latest example of that trend. Truss committed to UGA on Sunday during a long-planned weekend visit. He shared the news of his decision via his personal Twitter account. The post Georgia lands commitment from massive tackle in Xavier Truss...
Arizona cornerback duo Jace Whittaker, Lorenzo Burns highlighted by Pro Football Focus

Arizona cornerback duo Jace Whittaker, Lorenzo Burns highlighted by Pro Football Focus

Arizona will have two of the best cornerbacks platooning its secondary this fall. Jace Whittaker and Lorenzo Burns both have a penchant for making plays on the ball, as highlighted by Pro Football Focus. Both Whittaker and Burns made 12 plays on the ball last year, the most of any returning Pac-12 cornerbacks. Last year, Whittaker had 46 tackles and 3 interceptions while Burns had 81 tackles and...

Bulldogs’ walk-off win over Huskies in CWS is 3rd in 8 games

Mississippi State’s flair for the dramatic continued in its College World Series opener. Luke Alexander’s drive to right field got past Christian Jones in the bottom of the ninth inning, allowing Hunter Stovall to score from second base to give Mississippi State a 1-0 victory over Washington late Saturday night. Of the Bulldogs’ seven wins in the NCAA Tournament, three have come...
Cardi B, Offset pose for risque Rolling Stone cover

Cardi B, Offset pose for risque Rolling Stone cover

In the year since “Bodak Yellow” arrived, Cardi B has escalated from projected one-hit wonder to ubiquitous charmer. Her frank talk and unapologetic attitude toward her past as a stripper have only bolstered her internet appeal; she’s landed everywhere from “Saturday Night Live” to Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show to the Grammy Awards (albeit as a collaborator...
Small earthquake detected in Mexico City after national team beats Germany 

Small earthquake detected in Mexico City after national team beats Germany 

Fans cheering the national team’s win over Germany created an “artificial quake” that tipped the Richter scale, according to reports.  Seismologists at two monitoring stations in Mexico City picked up readings when Hirving Lozano scored 35 minutes into Mexico’s 1-0 upset over defending champion Germany Sunday, according to USA Today.  Officials...
Postcard from Omaha: The next Vince Young? Kamron Fields instead looking to shine as a reliever

Postcard from Omaha: The next Vince Young? Kamron Fields instead looking to shine as a reliever

OMAHA, Neb. — Texas reliever Kamron Fields had a challenging decision to make when he came out of high school at Lakeview Centennial in Garland. Should he play baseball or football as a talented quarterback or try to play both? The Texas freshman had almost a dozen offers, many of them from Power Five conference schools, including Indiana and Kentucky. He wound up picking...
Truck fatally hits two children at mud bogging event, officials say

Truck fatally hits two children at mud bogging event, officials say

Two children, 15 and 10 years old, were hit and killed at a mudding event in Middle Georgia when a driver lost control of his truck due to a mechanical failure, the Georgia State Patrol said. An 11-year-old was hit and injured in the incident Saturday night at the South Creek Mud Boggin’ in Milledgeville, according to the GSP. Shortly before 7 p.m., the driver of a 1988 Chevrolet S10 was completing...
Astros prospects tearing up Triple-A as they await call to big club

Astros prospects tearing up Triple-A as they await call to big club

The defending World Series champions from Houston keep knocking it out of the park on all accounts, showcasing an 11-game winning streak and flashing one of the best records in the major leagues. The group coming up right behind them is pretty formidable, as well. The Fresno Grizzlies, in town through Tuesday to play the Round Rock Express for a taste of Astros vs. Rangers, Triple-A style, are running...
Chris Cornell’s daughter releases duet in tribute to late Soundgarden singer

Chris Cornell’s daughter releases duet in tribute to late Soundgarden singer

The daughter of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell released a recording of a duet with her late father as a Father’s Day tribute, Rolling Stone reported. >> Read more trending news  Toni Cornell, 13, released the duet of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” written by Prince and popularized by Sinead O’Connor in 1990, along with a note on YouTube and Instagram thanking her...
Washington State’s Jahad Woods highlighted as one of Pac-12’s best run-stoppers

Washington State’s Jahad Woods highlighted as one of Pac-12’s best run-stoppers

Washington State linebacker Jahad Woods is one of the Pac-12’s most feared defenders returning to the gridiron this fall. Pro Football Focus highlighted Woods’ ability to stop the run. Among Pac-12 linebackers, Woods stopped the run 13.2 percent of the time, the most in the conference. Last year as a freshman, Woods 65 tackles including one sack and 11 for a loss. He also had one interception...
DT Denver Warren puts Michigan at No. 1, likely to commit soon

DT Denver Warren puts Michigan at No. 1, likely to commit soon

Denver Warren and his mother, Elsie Jimerson, stepped foot on the University of Michigan campus on June 15, looked at each other and knew it was something special. “Michigan is somewhere I can be and see myself being at,” said Warren, a 2020 3-star defensive tackle from Aurora (Ill.) West Aurora. “I got the unexplainable feeling of being home. My mom and I...
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