February 14, 2016
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Local sports stories
Izard County wins the 1A-2 North Junior District Tournament
Gainesville's girls were able to add another first place award to the trophy case on Saturday. The Lady Bulldogs won the Seymour Bank Winter Classic with a 63-37 victory over Marion C. Early. Madison Strong was named the tournament's most valuable ...Read More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) The University of Arkansas has hired Kansas recruiting coordinator and running backs coach Reggie Mitchell to coach the Razorbacks running backs. UA head coach Bret Bielema announced the hiring Friday night. Mitchell ...Read More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) After earning its fourth College World Series appearance in the last 13 seasons under coach Dave Van Horn, Arkansas' expectations remain high this season despite the departure of Golden Spikes Award winner Andrew ...Read More
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Stefan Moody scored 17 points, Tomasz Gielo added 15 and Mississippi beat Arkansas 76-60 Saturday. Ole Miss (16-9, 6-6 Southeastern Conference) has won three of its last four games as it tries to make a move up the league ...Read More
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP)   Missouri forward Ryan Rosburg is not lacking motivation. As the lone senior on a team that self-imposed a post-season ban in the wake of a recruiting violations scandal, Rosburg knows the date of his final ...Read More
MONROE, La. (AP) Majok Deng scored 27 points with five 3-pointers, Justin Roberson added 21, including five in overtime, and Louisiana-Monroe beat Arkansas State 78-73 Saturday to win its third straight game. Arkansas State's Devin Carter hit a ...Read More
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Josh Hagins scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half, and Little Rock maintained sole possession of first place in the Sun Belt Conference with a 68-64 win over Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday night. Little Rock led 61-48 ...Read More
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Adrian Rodgers scored 12 points, Christopher Hyder added 10, and Southern used a balanced scoring effort to beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 66-58 Saturday. Eight players scored between five and 12 points for the Jaguars (17-8, ...Read More
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Long-time basketball coach Eddie Sutton has been named one of 14 finalists for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Sutton retired with 804 career wins and led four schools to the NCAA Tournament. He reached ...Read More
Mountain Home Parks and Recreation is holding another signup period for several youth sports leagues this weekend. Registrations are scheduled for Saturday morning from nine to noon at the L.C. Sammons Youth Center in Cooper Park. The local ...Read More
Basketball, wrestling and soccer make up the local Saturday schedule. The postseason begins for the Mountain Home High School wrestling team. The Bombers will travel to Cabot to compete in the 7A/6A-East Conference Tournament. Two local high ...Read More
A pair of high school girls' basketball teams continued action in the Seymour Bank Winter Classic. Gainesville was able to advance to the championship game. The Lady Bulldogs invoked the mercy rule as they routed the host Lady Tigers ...Read More
Arkansas will play in the state of Mississippi for the second consecutive game. The Razorbacks will be in Oxford to meet Ole Miss. Arkansas is 12-12 overall and 5-6 in the SEC. The Hogs fell hard to Mississippi State Tuesday in Starkville. Ole ...Read More
It's the start of another two-game home stand for Missouri. The Tigers are set to welcome Tennessee to Columbia on Saturday. Mizzou is currently 8-16 on the season and 1-10 in the SEC. The Tigers are coming off a 15-point loss Wednesday at ...Read More
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Kyle Hittle had a double-double scoring 24 points while grabbing 10 rebounds as Incarnate Word edged Central Arkansas 71-69 on Friday night. Hittle's layup with 22 seconds remaining iced the game. He made a 3 and followed with ...Read More
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) The Arkansas State University women's tennis team opens the 2016 dual match season this weekend with back-to-back contests. Arkansas State will again take on Stephen F. Austin University and Lamar University in Texas ...Read More
    It was a split for the Mountain Home High School basketball teams at home Friday night against Little Rock Central. Brad Haworth has the details. Listen: right-click to download ...Read More
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Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- Kentucky Wildcats coach John Clipari didn’t last very long in Saturday’s road game against the South Carolina Gamecocks.ESPN reports that Clipari received two technical fouls before being ejected with almost 18 minutes left in the first half.Kentucky was leading 5-2 battling for first place in the SEC when Calipari began arguing with official Doug Sirmons after South Carolina’s Mindaugas Kacinas was called for a foul, ESPN reporte
02/13/2016 11:52:00am
Photo by Toni L. Sandys/ The Washington Post via Getty Images(HAMPTON, Va.) -- Hampton University makes history Saturday, hosting its first varsity lacrosse game against Division II Roberts Wesleyan College.Hampton becomes the 70th NCAA Division I program with a men's lacrosse team -- and the first Historically Black College or University to field a lacrosse team since Morgan State University in 1981. The Morgan State team competed at the Division II level, however, making Hampton the first HBCU
02/13/2016 11:14:00am
Photo by Alessandro Della Bella/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Secretary General of FIFA, the international governing body for the sport of soccer, was banned from involvement in all soccer-related activities for a minimum of 12 years by FIFA's Ethics Committee on Friday.In a media release, FIFA said that Jérôme Valcke was found to have encouraged a sports marketing firm to gain an undue advantage by selling World Cup tickets, traveled at FIFA's expense purely for sightseeing reas
02/13/2016 09:08:00am
LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) -- Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson lead a group of 14 chosen Friday as finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.The class also includes WNBA champion Sheryl Swoopes, three-time NBA All-Star and Mayor of Sacramento Kevin Johnson, as well as a number of successful coaches. Michigan State University head man Tom Izzo, former head coach at the University of Maryland Charles "Lefty" Driesell, Notre Dame women's b
02/13/2016 08:08:00am
Rob Foldy/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Major League Baseball has issued its first lifetime ban over performance-enhancing drugs after New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia had his third positive drug test in a year.MLB made the decision Friday, saying the 26-year-old would also be suspended from minor league baseball, after the 26-year-old tested positive for Boldenone."We were deeply disappointed to hear that Jenrry has again violated Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Progra
02/12/2016 05:06:00pm
Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The crumb rubber on some turf fields will now be subjected to a federal investigation after health concerns were raised surrounding the small rubber shreds used as artificial turf.On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a federal plan to study recycled tire crumbs used o
02/12/2016 04:50:00pm
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- First lady Michelle Obama is never one to shy away from promoting healthy eating, and now she is recruiting some super star talent to assist her.Ayesha and Stephen Curry as well as the first lady are seen lip syncing 'Barbara Ann' as covered by the Minions in 'Despicable Me,' replacing the line with 'banana.'As members of @TeamFNV -- @StephenCurry30, @AyeshaCurry & the First Lady go...BANANAS!https://t.co/xvnKluBj19— The First Lady (@FLOTUS)
02/12/2016 02:05:00pm
ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) -- Tim Tebow visited Good Morning America to talk about “Night to Shine,” an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs that is sponsored by his Tim Tebow Foundation.Night to Shine is taking place in more than 200 host churches in 48 states and around the world this Valentine's Day weekend, giving teens with special needs who are 16 or older their own prom with red carpets, paparazzi and dancing.“My inspiration was when I was 15 year
02/12/2016 02:01:00pm
Courtesy of The Office of Rep. Robert Pittenger(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) made good on his Super Bowl wager with Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) Friday morning at the Capitol.Pittenger, a Carolina Panthers fan, delivered Bojangles fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits – scarce in Colorado but conveniently available at Union Station in Washington – and Cheerwine, a cherry soda, to Coffman’s office.“It doesn’t get better than this,” Coffman said. &ldq
02/12/2016 01:36:00pm
Allen Kee / ESPN Images(CHICAGO) -- Matt Forte’s days as a Chicago Bear are over.The running back announced in a post to Instagram Friday that the team will not extend his contract to next season.According to ESPN, Forte, who is one of the league’s top rushers, will now become a free agent after spending eight seasons in Chicago.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
02/12/2016 09:48:00am
Allen Kee / ESPN Images(BATON ROUGE, La.) -- Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced in a statewide televised address Thursday that a looming budget crisis could affect Louisiana’s higher education, including its popular college athletics programs.Edwards said that if state campuses run out of money, they could potentially shut down in April.  This means the LSU football team’s 2016 season is on the line.“If you are a student attending one of these universities, it means
02/12/2016 08:34:00am
Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(HOUSTON) -- The Houston Rockets have reportedly begun contacting teams about trading veteran Dwight Howard, a league source told ESPN.The source told ESPN that the Rockets, who enter the All-Star break with a dismal 27-28 record, are doing their “due diligence,” since Howard’s future with Houston is tentative.  According to the report, the eight-time All-Star should bypass the $23.3 million he is scheduled to earn in the 2016-2017 season in ord
02/12/2016 08:07:00am
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