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High school basketball makes up the Sunday schedule as a few local teams will be in regional tournament makeup action. The Class 1A Region 2 Tournament will make another attempt to come to an end at Hillcrest Elementary School in Lynn. Viola's ...Read More
Despite some regional tournaments across the state having to postpone their games because of the weather, the Class 3A Region 3 Tournament was able to finish on schedule Saturday at Manila. Flippin's boys came away with a third place finish after ...Read More
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Andrew Harrison and Trey Lyles each scored 18 points, and top-ranked Kentucky rolled past Number 18 Arkansas 84-67 Saturday to clinch the Southeastern Conference regular season title. The long-awaited marquee matchup of the ...Read More
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia strengthened its NCAA tournament hopes with a runaway 68-44 win over Missouri yesterday in Athens. The Tigers, dead last in the SEC, struggled with poor shooting while quickly falling behind by double figures during the ...Read More
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) Kavin Gilder-Tulbury scored 19 points and Texas State kept its Sun Belt Tournament hopes alive with a 70-60 win over Arkansas State Saturday. The Bobcats (13-14, 7-11) move into a three-team tie for seventh place in the ...Read More
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Lonnie McClanahan had 18 points and 12 assists, Erick Neal had a key 3-pointer and Texas-Arlington beat Arkansas-Little Rock 82-73 Saturday. McClanahan celebrated his senior night with his first double-double of the season ...Read More
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) Mike Martin made two crucial free throws in the final 36 seconds to finish with 17 points and lead Central Arkansas to its second win of the season, a 74-72 victory over Southeastern Louisiana in Southland Conference play ...Read More
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) JoVaughn Love scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds as the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff beat Grambling State 66-57 Saturday night. Tevin Hammond added 14 points and four rebounds for the Golden Lions (10-20, 7-9 ...Read More
Basketball and swimming make up the local Saturday schedule. In high school basketball, the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament will come to an end at Hillcrest Elementary School in Lynn. Viola's girls will have the first game of the day as they meet ...Read More
The Mountain Home High School basketball teams wrapped up the regular season with a pair of losses at West Memphis Friday night. Brad Haworth has the details. Listen: right-click to download mp3     West ...Read More
Norfork's girls are one win away from taking home the Class 1A Region 2 championship. The Lady Panthers squeaked by Bay 42-40 in Friday's semifinals at Hillcrest Elementary School in Lynn. Norfork's opponent in the title game will be Izard County. ...Read More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Arkansas forward Bobby Portis is "very confident" as he prepares to face No. 1 Kentucky on Saturday. The No. 18 Razorbacks (23-5, 12-3 Southeastern Conference) enter the game on a pair of winning streaks, seven straight ...Read More
Missouri looks to build momentum off their most recent victory. The Tigers will be on the road for a matchup with Georgia. Missouri is 8-20 on the season and 2-13 in the SEC. The Tigers defeated Florida on Tuesday. Georgia is currently 18-9 ...Read More
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iStockphoto(TORONTO) -- The Toronto Blue Jays signed outfielder Dayan Viciedo to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, the club announced on Sunday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Viciedo was originally signed by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 2008. In five seasons in the Windy City, he batted .254 with 66 home runs and 211 RBIs in 483 regular season games. He also scored 200 runs and had an OBP of .298.The White Sox designated Viciedo
03/01/2015 03:00:00pm
Christian Petersen/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Blackhawks acquired forward Antoine Vermette from the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday for defenseman Klas Dahlbeck and a first round selection in this year’s NHL draft.In 63 games with the Coyotes this season, the 32-year-old Vermette scored 16 goals and had 22 assists for 35 points.During his 11-year NHL career, Vermette has suited up for the Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets and Coyotes. In 815 regular season games, he has 194 goal
03/01/2015 12:00:00pm
Comstock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) -- Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto scored the goal-ahead goal, 1:19 into the third period as Philadelphia (27-25-11; 65pts) doubled up the New York Rangers (38-17-6; 82pts) on Saturday night, 4-2.Del Zotto with an assist from center Sean Couturier bypassed Rangers goaltender Cam Talbot for the short-handed goal, his 8th of the season. Talbot saved 30-of 33 shots while Flyers goaltender Steve Mason was 34-of-36 in save attempts.The Rangers had a 2-1 lead afte
03/01/2015 09:00:00am
Lance King/Getty Images(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- Senior Darion Atkins had 16 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in his final home game for Virginia as the No. 2 Cavaliers defeated Virginia Tech 69-57 Saturday.Virginia (27-1, 15-1 ACC) has now clinched at least a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference title with two games remaining. The Cavaliers have now won eight straight and matched the 1981-82 team for the best start in school history.Malcolm Brogdon had 19 points
03/01/2015 06:06:00am
iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Anaheim Ducks acquired winger Tomas Fleischmann from the Florida Panthers in exchange for winger Dany Heatley and a third round pick in the 2015 draft.The 30-year-old Fleischmann has played in 52 games this season scoring seven goals and tallying 21 points. Fleischmann is reunited with his former head coach whom he playd for in Washington, Bruce Boudreau. With Boudreau at the helm during the 2009-10 season, Fleischmann scored 23 goals and dished out 28 ass
03/01/2015 04:33:00am
Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images(MIAMI) -- Three-time stolen base champion Juan Pierre announced that after playing 14 years in the major leagues, he will retire.The 37-year-old Pierre finishes his career 18th in career stolen bases (614). He was also a member of the 2003 Florida Marlins World Series championship team.Pierre was selected in the 13th round of the amateur draft by the Colorado Rockies. He finishes his career playing three seasons with the Rockies, four with the Marlins, on
03/01/2015 01:38:00am
G Fiume/Getty Images(MANHATTAN, Kan.) -- Down by one with less than 20 seconds remaining, Kansas State forward Wesley Iwundu stole Iowa State's inbounds pass, took it to the rim and slammed it home to give the Wildcats a 70-69 victory over the No. 12 Cyclones on Saturday.The win is Kansas State's second straight against a top 15 team. The Wildcats beat No. 8 Kansas on Monday.Iwundu's game-winning slam was the finishing touch to 22-9 Kansas State scoring run to end the game.Iowa State (20-8, 10-6
02/28/2015 11:17:00pm
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- One day after having surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee, Bulls point guard Derrick Rose was back at Chicago's training facility beginning his rehab process."He's good," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He came in, started his rehab, it's good."Bulls general manager Gar Forman says he expects Rose to be back on the floor in 4-6 weeks."It's just the initial steps," Thibodeau said. "But we're cautiously optimistic, he's in good spirit
02/28/2015 08:59:00pm
Todd Warshaw/Getty Images(HAMPTON, Ga.) -- Kevin Harvick took the lead with 26 laps to go on Saturday and took home the checkered flag in the XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.Harvick held off Joey Logano to win at Atlanta for the third straight time."The first thing I want to do is thank all those fans today," Harvick said. "To see that crowd out there, I'm really happy for Atlanta Motor Speedway.""That pit stop is what won this race," Harvick continued.  "Joey probably had a l
02/28/2015 07:17:00pm
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook underwent a successful procedure to address a fracture of his right cheek on Saturday.Westbrook has been ruled out for Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Lakers, and he will be re-evaluated later in the week to see when he can resume play.Westbrook has his third straight triple-double against the Trail Blazers, scoring 40 points, with 11 assists and 13 rebounds.  He had an incredible month averaging 31.2 poi
02/28/2015 06:45:00pm
G. Fiume/Getty Images(LEXINGTON, Ky.) -- The Wildcats improved to 29-0 after their 84-67 win over No. 18 Arkansas (23-6) on Saturday.Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison led the way with 18 points and three assists and forward Trey Lyles scored 18 as well in the rout."Thought Andrew was like ridiculous," Kentucky head coach John Calipari said.  "Andrew just dominated the game, in my mind he was the best guard on the floor."Tyler Ulis added 14 points off the bench and Devin Booker scored 10 in the
02/28/2015 06:31:00pm
Christian Petersen/Getty Images(GLENDALE, Ariz.) -- Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale suffered a foot injury in an accident at his home and he is expected to miss at least three weeks of preparation time for the regular season.Sale was diagnosed with an avulsion fracture to the side of his right foot, however, Sale declined to comment on how the injury happened.White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Sale landed awkwardly when he got off the back of his truck unloading items.  His status fo
02/28/2015 02:40:00pm
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NCAAM: (14) Maryland 66 (24-5) - Michigan 56 (14-14)(17) Louisville 81 (23-6) - Florida State 59 (15-15) Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
02/28/2015 01:27:00pm
Andy Lyons/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO, Ca.) -- The 49ers will be releasing wide receiver Stevie Johnson, according to NBC reporter Dianna Russini. Johnson, 28, was traded to San Francisco from Buffalo during last year's draft for a conditional fourth-round draft pick.The Bills drafted Johnson in the 7th round of the 2008 draft out of Kentucky. His best season came in 2010, when he caught 82 passes for 1,073 yards and 10 touchdowns.  He was never able to recapture that level of producti
02/28/2015 12:00:00pm
BananaStock(LOGANVILLE, Ga.) -- Police have discovered Travis Kvapil's No. 44 car one day after it was stolen from a Georgia Hotel parking lot.The car was discovered near the woods off of Lenora Road, according to Team Xtreme Racing owner John Cohen.According to police, a man was seen entering the team's trailer that was hauling the car and drove away with it early Friday morning.The theft of Kvapil's car forced the team to withdraw from Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.The car appeared u
02/28/2015 09:00:00am
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Former New York Knick Anthony Mason has passed away Saturday, according to ESPN.Mason, 48, suffered a heart attack and successive congestive heart failure earlier this month. Earlier this week, Mason's son suggested that the 6'7" native of Miami, Fl. was showing signs of improvement.Mason played five seasons with the Knicks and was a key member of the 1994 four team that brought New York to the NBA Finals. As part of the team headlined by Patrick Ewing and Joh
02/28/2015 08:00:00am
Football Texture/iStockphoto(NEW YORK) -- Mississippi State extended the contract of head football coach Dan Mullen through the 2018 season.Mullen, who last season led the Bulldogs to their first 10-win season in school history and was named the 2014 Maxwell National Coach of the Year, will make an average of $4.275 million per year."It's a privilege to represent our university, our program and our fans here at Mississippi State," Mullen said. "I appreciate (athletic director) Scott Stricklin an
02/28/2015 06:18:00am
Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(GAINESVILLE, Fla.) -- Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan reinstated junior forward Dorian Finney-Smith on Friday.Finney-Smith was suspended for the past three games due to an unspecified violation of team rules. "He served his penalty," Donovan said. "He did all the things we asked him to do and expected him to do."The 6-foot-8 Finney-Smith is the team's leading rebounder (5.8 per game) and second-leading scorer (12.9 per game).Finney-Smith will be on the floor
02/28/2015 03:12:00am
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose had successful knee surgery and should be able to return to the team in four to six weeks, Bulls general manager Gar Forman said Friday.The 24-year-old Rose has had surgeries on both of his knees in the past couple years. Those surgeries caused Rose to miss most of the past two seasons, but this one shouldn't keep the former MVP off the court as long."There's the old saying that surgery's minor as long as it's on som
02/28/2015 12:06:00am
Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Chicago Blackhawks traded a second-round draft pick in 2015 and a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2016 to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Kimmo Timonen."We've been working on this one for a while," Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman. "He was a defenseman we really wanted. Setting aside the fact he hasn't played, once we get him up to speed, he's a great player. He's been an elite defenseman for a lot of years."We l
02/27/2015 11:23:00pm

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