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While Mother Nature has postponed basketball, baseball, softball and soccer in Arkansas, both of Gainesville's teams will be in Lebanon for their opening games in the Class 2 State Tournament on Thursday. The Bulldog boys play first as their ...Read More
Because of winter weather which dropped snow and ice over the entire state, the Arkansas Activities Association has postponed Thursday’s state tournament play in all classes 7A, 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A., delaying the start or continuation of ...Read More
After experiencing delays during the winer, the North Arkansas Youth Center in downtown Cotter will make another attempt to host a men's basketball league this spring. Games will be played every Monday and Thursday starting March 12th. The entry ...Read More
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) After winning five of seven games, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's men's basketball team must win at Louisiana-Lafayette to guarantee itself a berth in the Sun Belt tournament. UALR takes 13-16 record into ...Read More
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) The Southeastern Conference is moving up start times for a second straight day at its women's basketball tournament as a winter storm continues to bear down on central Arkansas. The league says evening games ...Read More
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) The Arkansas State baseball team has rescheduled a game with Southeast Missouri that was postponed by weather in February. ASU officials said Wednesday that the Red Wolves will play SEMO on March 25 in Jonesboro. ASU ...Read More
Because of winter weather which is expected to cover the state with either snow or ice today, the Arkansas Activities Association has postponed Wednesday’s state tournament play in Classes 7A, 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A and 2A. At 8:00 a.m. there was no decision ...Read More
Mountain Home's high school soccer teams finished their regular season openers with a pair of wins at Batesville. The girls' game ended with the Lady Bombers shutting out the Lady Pioneers 8-0. Anna Helmert led Mountain Home with a hat trick, Kira ...Read More
Bret Bielema made a special appearance in Mountain Home on Tuesday. The University of Arkansas head football coach was the featured speaker at the Baxter County Razorback Club's annual banquet at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the ...Read More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) The University of Arkansas baseball team scored in four of the first five innings on the way to a 7-0 win over Eastern Illinois and a sweep of the three-game series in Fayetteville. The No. 17 Razorbacks scored twice in ...Read More
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) A late Tuckerman couple has left a more than $650,000 gift to support expansion and upgrades of the Arkansas State University football stadium. ASU announced Tuesday that the gift from Ezra and Verbeth Coe will help pay for ...Read More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) University of Arkansas sophomore Jessica Jackson has been named to the Southeastern Conference women's basketball second team. Jackson is averaging 18.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game for the Razorbacks. She has ...Read More
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Keith Shamburger scored 21 points, tying his season high, and drained a 10-footer with 10.9 seconds remaining on senior night to lift Missouri over Auburn 63-61 on Tuesday. The game-winning bucket capped a 9-0 run for the ...Read More
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Arrested boxer Jermain Taylor has been moved from a private lockdown hospital to a rehabilitation center. Taylor was sent to the private hospital for a physical and mental evaluation requested by his attorneys after he ...Read More
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NFL Shield(MIAMI) -- The Miami Dolphins are bringing back tackle Jason Fox on a two-year contract, the team announced on Thursday. The deal is worth a total of $2.5 million, according to ESPN.“We are excited that we have reached an agreement with Jason to keep him with the Miami Dolphins,” general manager Dennis Hickey said in a statement. “He was a very positive addition for us last season both on the field and in the community.”Fox was originally selected out of the Uni
03/05/2015 09:00:00pm
Football Texture/iStockphoto(DENVER) -- Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passed his physical and will return to wear orange and blue this season, the team announced on Thursday.The 14-time Pro Bowler agreed on Wednesday to take a $4 million pay cut for the 2015 season. He will earn a base salary of $15 million, which is down from the $19 million he was set to earn.The deal will allow the Broncos more flexibility when the free agency market opens on Tuesday.In 16 games last season under
03/05/2015 06:00:00pm
Chris Graythen/Getty Imgages for NASCAR(NEW YORK) -- NASCAR driver Kurt Busch won't face any criminal charges over the alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll, the Delaware Attorney General's office announced on Thursday."After a thorough consideration of all of the available information about the case, it is determined that the admissible evidence and available witnesses would likely be insufficient to meet the burden of establishing beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. B
03/05/2015 02:05:00pm
Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass. ) -- Veteran defensive end Vince Wilfork announced on Thursday that he will be a free agent when the new league year starts on Tuesday.The Patriots decided not to pick up the option on Wilfork and was due a $4 million roster bonus on March 10."I'm in a good place," Wilfork wrote in his statement. "I have a great relationship with the Patriots organization. Please know how blessed my family and I have been to be able to play 11 years in New Engla
03/05/2015 12:05:00pm
Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Free agent defensive end Darnell Dockett wasn't out of work long.The San Francisco 49ers signed Dockett to a two-year, $7.5 million contract, with $4 million being paid in the first season and $2 million guaranteed, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.The deal cannot become official under the new league year on Tuesday.Dockett's signing comes after the Cardinals cut him after spending 11 seasons with them to create more cap spac
03/05/2015 09:00:00am
iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- Anaheim Ducks forward Tim Jackman will miss the next four to six weeks due to a lower-body injury.The 33-year-old Jackman was injured in the team's win Sunday over Dallas when he collided with Stars' winger Ales Hemsky.Just last month, Jackman agreed to a one-year, $700,000 contract extension.In 53 games this season, the 6-foot-2, 225 pound Jackman has five goals and two assists."We’re noted for (being) a big, strong, heavy team," Anaheim head coa
03/05/2015 06:00:00am
Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(FORT MYERS, Fla.) -- Boston Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo is out indefinitely after an MRI revealed the 27-year-old Cuban had a strained left oblique muscle."He's going to be down for some time," Red Sox skipper John Farrell said. "I don't have a time frame to give you or projected length, but he's going through some treatment to calm down the strain right now, and he'll do rotational exercises and rehab when he's ready for it."Castillo, who signed a six-year, $
03/05/2015 04:02:00am
iStock/Thinkstock(BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- The Buffalo Bills have a trade in place to acquire quarterback Matt Cassel from the Minnesota Vikings for an undisclosed draft pick. The deal can’t be completed until the new league year begins on Tuesday at 4 p.m. E.T.The 32-year-old Cassel is expected to battle E.J. Manuel for the Bills' starting quarterback job in 2015. Last year, Manuel was benched after four games in favor of Kyle Orton, who retired after the season.In three games with the Vikings l
03/05/2015 01:00:00am
George Frey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union reached an agreement in principle on a new collective bargaining agreement, according to ESPN.com.The deal is reached just days before the 2015 regular season is set to start on Friday.The two sides have been negotiating since last December. One of the main issues surrounded having a limited version of free agency, which has never existed in the league.According to the Orlando Sentinel, the new CBA is a five-year
03/04/2015 11:45:00pm
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Indiana Pacers 105 (26-34) – New York Knicks 82 (12-48)Phoenix Suns 105 (32-30) – Orlando Magic 100 (19-43)Boston Celtics 85 (24-35) – Utah Jazz 84 (24-36)Charlotte Hornets 115 (26-33) – Brooklyn Nets 91 (25-34)Cleveland Cavaliers 120 (39-24) – Toronto Raptors 112 (38-23)Memphis Grizzlies 102 (43-17) – Houston Rockets 100 (41-20)Denver Nuggets 100 (22-39) – Minnesota Timberwolves 85 (13-47)New Orleans Pelicans 88 (33
03/04/2015 09:47:00pm
iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- Ten-time NBA All-Star shooting guard Ray Allen will not suit up this season, but may return to the hardwood floor next year, he announced on Wednesday.“Over the past several months, I have taken a lot of time to deliberate what is best for me,” Allen said in a statement released to ESPN. “I’ve ultimately decided that I will not play this NBA season. I’m going to take the remainder of this season, as well as the upcoming off-season, to rea
03/04/2015 09:00:00pm
Thinkstock(DENVER) -- Quarterback Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are closing in on an agreement which will see the 14-time Pro Bowler take a $4 million pay cut for the 2015 season, according to ESPN.  The deal will allow the Broncos more flexibility when the free agency market opens on Tuesday.The 38-year-old Manning will earn a base salary of $15 million in 2015, which is down from the $19 million he was set to earn.In 16 games last season under center for Denver, he passed for 4,79
03/04/2015 06:00:00pm
Scott Boehm/Getty Images(GLENDALE, Ariz.) -- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has faith in new shortstop Jimmy Rollins and said Wednesday that he'll probably bat leadoff to start the year."That’s the one guy we are pretty sure about, Jimmy is that leadoff guy," Mattingly said. "We don’t truly have anyone else that fits in that role."The 36-year-old veteran has started 1,456 major-league games as a leadoff hitter, which is the most among any active player.Rollins came over to Los An
03/04/2015 02:15:00pm
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NBA fined New York Knicks president Phil Jackson an undisclosed amount for calling Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell "a great-looking kid" and a "great prospect" on Tuesday.Jackson said those comments to Cleveland.com after watching Ohio State play last week.The NBA prohibits any scout from giving their thoughts on a player before they declare for the NBA draft.New York is expected to have one of the top picks in the draft and this is the se
03/04/2015 10:23:00am
Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(LAWRENCE, Kan.) -- The Jayhawks (24-6) overcame an 18-point deficit on Tuesday night to win the Big 12 title after their 76-69 overtime win over No. 20 West Virginia (22-8).Kansas guard Frank Mason III scored 19 points and forward Jamari Taylor chipped in with 14 in the victory."We haven't had a better win here for higher stakes than what that was," Kansas head coach Bill Self said after the game. "As a coach, when you have good players and you play well, you should
03/04/2015 07:34:00am
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston had an all-day meeting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday. The Buccaneers, who hold the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, had team officials meet with the youngster who many believe the Bucs will take with that top pick."Being able to play three years in Florida, I would love to stay here in this great state," Winston told the Bucs' website. "I've just got to take advantage of this blessing. It's not r
03/04/2015 06:08:00am
Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- The Carolina Panthers signed defensive tackle Colin Cole to a one-year contract on Tuesday.According to ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton, the contract is worth $1.05 million with an $80,000 signing bonus.After missing the 2011-12 seasons due to a major ankle injury, Cole returned to the NFL in 2013 with the Panthers.The 35-year-old Cole has played in 31 games for Carolina, starting 23 of them."It's hard to get and maintain a job in this business. We'
03/04/2015 04:05:00am
Scott Boehmn/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Philadelphia Eagles cut cornerback Cary Williams on Tuesday.The 30-year-old spent the past two seasons with the Eagles, playing in all 33 regular season and playoff games for the team.Williams had one year left on the three-year contract he signed with the Eagles in 2013. By cutting Williams, Philadelphia clears $6.5 million in cap space.There's a possibility the Eagles will be without three-quarters of last season's starting secondary: cornerback Bradl
03/04/2015 12:02:00am
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Charlotte Hornets 104 (25-33) – Los Angeles Lakers 103 (16-43)Cleveland Cavaliers 110 (38-24) – Boston Celtics 79 (23-35)Sacramento Kings 124 (21-37) – New York Knicks 86 (12-47)Atlanta Hawks 104 (48-12) – Houston Rockets 96 (41-19)Chicago Bulls 97 (38-23) – Washington Wizards 92 (34-27)Utah Jazz 93 (24-35) – Memphis Grizzlies 82 (42-17)Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (10) Maryland 60 (25-5) – Rutgers 50 (10-2
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