January 31, 2015
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It was a split for the Mountain Home High School basketball teams Friday night at home. Brad Haworth has the details. Listen: right-click to download mp3     The Mountain Home boys shot the ball well to post a ...Read More
It's Sweetheart Royalty Night at the Hangar as Mountain Home's high school basketball teams begin a three-game home stand. The Bombers and Lady Bombers will wrap up the first half of conference play as they meet West Memphis. Both girls' teams are ...Read More
In high school basketball Thursday night, the Flippin boys wrapped up at least a share of the 3A-1 East Confernce title with a 57-43 win at Marshall. Spencer Politte pumped in 28 points for Flippin and Dean Smyser added 10 as they improve to 29-5 ...Read More
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) _ Josh Hagins scored a career-high 28 points, on 10-of-13 shooting, to lead Arkansas-Little Rock to a 75-65 win over Arkansas State on Thursday night. Hagins made 2 of 3 from 3-point range and 6 of 7 from the line. ...Read More
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ Andrew Harrison scored 15 points to lead a balanced Kentucky attack, and the No. 1 Wildcats pulled away in the second half for a 69-53 victory over Missouri on Thursday night. The Wildcats improved to 20-0 for the third ...Read More
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The public board that operates the Edward Jones Dome has given the go-ahead to pay consultants as part of the effort to build a new open-air stadium along the Mississippi River toward the goal of keeping the NFL in St. Louis. ...Read More
Basketball and wrestling make up the local Thursday schedule. The Mountain Home High School wrestling team will be back on the road. The Bombers will go to Little Rock to compete in a tri-match with Catholic and Cabot. In high school ...Read More
The Mountain Home High School boys' basketball team will hold a special benefit event for The Call of Baxter County when they begin the second half of conference play. The "Pitch In for Kids" is scheduled for Friday, February 6th, when the Bombers ...Read More
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) _ DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell scored 20 points, hauled in a career-high 12 rebounds and led Illinois State to a 67-57 win over Missouri State on Wednesday night. Daishon Knight contributed 14 points and Reggie Lynch added 12 for ...Read More
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Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Free-agent reliever Alexi Ogando agreed with the Boston Red Sox on a one-year contract Friday.According to USA Today, Ogando will receive $1.5 million guaranteed, with incentives the deal could reach up to $3 million.The 6-foot-4 Ogando has spent all five of his major league seasons with the Texas Rangers. During that time he has been used as a starter and a reliever. The past couple of seasons Ogando has been dealing with right shoulder and
01/31/2015 04:22:00am
Sacramento Kings/NBA(NEW YORK) -- Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been selected to take the place of Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant at the 2015 All-Star Game, league commissioner Adam Silver announced Friday.Cousins will make his first All-Star appearance and becomes the first King since 2004 to be selected as an All-Star."Honestly, I really didn't expect myself to make it," Cousins said. "I mean, the West was so tough this year and there are so many talented guys in the West.
01/31/2015 01:11:00am
Jason Merritt/Getty Images(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) -- Tiger Woods shot a professional worst 82 during second round play at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Friday.Woods missed the cut and failed to break 80 for just the second time in his professional career."We all have days like this," Woods. "Unfortunately, mine was in a public forum, a public setting. We all have days like this. We take the good with the bad, and the thing is even on bad days like this, just keep fighting, because on the good
01/30/2015 11:04:00pm
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Philadelphia 76ers 103 (10-37) - Minnesota Timberwolves 94 (8-38)Atlanta Hawks 105 (39-8) - Portland Trail Blazers 99 (32-15)Cleveland Cavaliers 101 (28-20) - Sacramento Kings 90 (16-29)Houston Rockets 93 (33-14) - Boston Celtics 87 (16-29)Toronto Raptors 127 (32-15) - Brooklyn Nets 122 (18-28)Dallas Mavericks 93 (31-17) - Miami Heat 72 (20-26) New Orleans Pelicans 108 (25-22) - Los Angeles Clippers 103 (31-15)Utah Jazz 110 (17-30) - Golden State Warrio
01/30/2015 10:20:00pm
Christian Petersen/Getty Images (PHOENIX) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed 'Deflate-Gate' for the first time since news came out after the AFC Championship game that 11 of the 12 footballs that the Patriots used were under the league standard of 12.5-13.5 pounds per square inch on Friday.Goodell has let the investigation take place and said that an announcement would be after Ted Wells has come to a conclusion."It has been a tough year," Goodell said. "It's been a tough year on m
01/30/2015 07:29:00pm
NFL Media(PHOENIX) -- Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick held a joint press conference on Friday as the two teams near closer to Super Bowl 49 on Sunday."This is about an opportunity at this time to be special this year," Belichick said. "We care about what happens on Sunday.  It's really nothing about anything that has happened [in the past]."Seattle had the fortune of being in this position last year and Carroll said his team did everything they had t
01/30/2015 04:35:00pm
NFL Shield (NFL)(NEW YORK) -- The NFL announced that concussions were down during the 2014 season as well as other injury findings.According to the league, the number of recorded concussions dropped 25 percent during the regular season."Players are changing the way they're tackling," NFL Senior Vice President of Health and Safety Policy Jeff Miller said. "They're changing the way they play the game."There were 111 concussions in games during the 2014 regular season. That number was down fro
01/30/2015 09:28:00am
Banana Stock/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Texas A&M football fans and coaches can breathe a sigh of relief as Kyler Murray, the Gatorade National Player of the Year as well as the No. 1-ranked quarterback, has decided to commit to Texas A&M.Murray was considering other options, and even visited with the Texas Longhorns last week, but decided College Station was the best fit for him."Texas A&M is where my heart is at," Murray said late Thursday night. "Coach [Charlie] Strong and Texas i
01/30/2015 08:55:00am
Christopher Trottman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Milwaukee Bucks are keeping Kenyon Martin around. The team announced they've signed the veteran forward through the rest of the season.Martin had originally signed a 10-day contract with the team.Now in his 15th NBA season, the 37-year-old Martin has added a big boost to the young Bucks. While his impact may not be felt on the stat-sheet, he's provided some much-needed veteran leadership to the team. He's also added solid front court depth after
01/30/2015 08:46:00am
Major League Baseball(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia Philllies signed pitcher Chad Billingsley to a one-year, $1.5 million contract on Thursday.Billingsley, a former All-Star, pitched only 12 innings in 2013 due to elbow injuries. He then missed all of last season after having Tommy John surgery."He's a bounce-back candidate," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "We're cautiously optimistic that it's a good risk. If healthy and if he bounces back close to where he has been in the p
01/30/2015 06:05:00am
Miami Heat/NBA(MIAMI) -- Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has a strained right hamstring and says the best-case scenario for his return would be two to three weeks“You can’t put a time on it,” Wade said Thursday. “You can’t look at the hamstring and say you’re going to be out this amount of games. Like many muscle strains, you’ve got to go day by day.” Wade suffered the injury during Tuesday night's loss to Milwaukee in the third quarter while trying t
01/30/2015 04:26:00am
Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Thursday night, the NBA announced the final players that were selected to play in the 64th NBA All-Star Game that will be held Feb. 15 in New York City.The Eastern Conference leading Atlanta Hawks led the way with three selections: Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap, and Al Horford.Chicago's Jimmy Butler and Golden State's Clay Thompson were both selected for the first time.  Despite playing in only 21 of the Thunder's first 46 games, Kevin Durant earned
01/30/2015 02:25:00am
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Duke dismissed junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon from the basketball program Thursday."Rasheed has been unable to consistently live up to the standards required to be a member of our program," Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a release. "It is a privilege to represent Duke University and with that privilege comes the responsibility to conduct oneself in a certain manner. After Rasheed repeatedly struggled to meet the necessary obligations, it became ap
01/30/2015 12:20:00am
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Indiana Pacers 103 (17-31) – New York Knicks 82 (9-38)Memphis Grizzlies 99 (34-12) – Denver Nuggets 69 (19-28)Milwaukee Bucks 115 (24-22) – Orlando Magic 100 (15-34)Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (1) Kentucky 69 (20-0) - Missouri 53 (7-13)(3) Gonzaga 64 (21-1) – Portland 46 (12-10)Ohio State 80 (17-5) – (16) Maryland 56 (18-4)NHL: Boston Bruins 5 (26-16-7; 59pts) – New York Islanders 2 (32-15-1; 65pts)Montreal Cana
01/29/2015 10:12:00pm
NFL Media(PHOENIX) -- Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch appeared at the last NFL player-mandated Super Bowl 49 media session on Thursday, offering an opening statement to the swarm of reporters but avoiding answering questions.“For some reason y’all continue to come back and do the same thing that y’all did,” Lynch said. “I don’t know what story y’all trying to get out of me. I don’t know what image y’all trying to portray of me. B
01/29/2015 09:00:00pm
American Football Field Yard Lines IStockPhoto/ Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- After another failed drug test, Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon wrote a first-person letter posted on Medium.com, telling his own story of his most recent incidents with the law. Gordon directs the letter to his critics, including Charles Barkley, and ESPN analysts Stephen A. Smith, and Cris Carter, all who have expressed concern for Gordon’s future in professional football, and his well-being off-the-field.In t
01/29/2015 08:00:00pm
christian ammann/iStock/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) -- St. Louis Blues goaltender Martin Brodeur announced his retirement from the National Hockey League on Thursday. He will join the team’s front office as a senior adviser to the general manager.“I know I can play,” said Brodeur. “I know I still can have fun with this game.”The 42-year-old Brodeur, who spent the previous 21 seasons with the New Jersey Devils, signed with St. Louis on Dec. 2, 2014. In seven games with the
01/29/2015 06:00:00pm
Jim McIssac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Since being traded from the New York Knicks to Cleveland Cavaliers, guard J.R. Smith has played much better as of late. According to Smith the reason is because he's away from the New York City night life.Smith was averaging 10.9 points per game in 24 games for the Knicks, but he's averaging 14.0 points per game for the Cavs.“I think this is the best situation for me, ’cause there’s nothing but basketball," Smith told NBA.com. "There&rsquo
01/29/2015 09:50:00am
Jim McIssac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Since being traded from the New York Knicks to Cleveland Cavaliers, guard J.R. Smith has played much better as of late. According to Smith the reason is because he's away from the New York City night life.Smith was averaging 10.9 points per game in 24 games for the Knicks, but he's averaging 14.0 points per game for the Cavs.“I think this is the best situation for me, ’cause there’s nothing but basketball," Smith told NBA.com. "There&rsquo
01/29/2015 09:50:00am
Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- About a week after learning he had multiple blood clots in his lungs, Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic expects to make a full recovery.It was unclear if or when the second-year forward would get back onto the court, but doctors say Teletovic will be back eventually.“Mirza was diagnosed with pulmonary embolus on January 22 and started on the appropriate medications for this condition," Nets Team Physician Dr. Michael Farber said. "Diagnost
01/29/2015 09:33:00am

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