November 26, 2014
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DALLAS (AP) _ Bobby Portis scored 22 points and No. 25 Arkansas won its first game as a ranked team in seven years, beating previously ranked SMU 78-72 on Tuesday night. The Razorbacks never trailed after Portis made a 3-pointer for the ...Read More
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) _ Tyran de Lattibeaudiere scored 12 points and grabbed seven boards and Lamar held off Arkansas State from the free throw line in the final minute to preserve a 63-58 win on Tuesday night. Anthony Livingston made a pair ...Read More
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ Saah Nimley had 27 points as Charleston Southern jumped out to a 41-24 halftime advantage and eased to an 80-67 victory over Central Arkansas on Tuesday night. Nimley, who made 5 of 13 3-point attempts, also had four ...Read More
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) _ Rapheal Davis scored 22 points and Purdue ran away from Missouri in the first half for an 82-61 win over the Tigers Tuesday in the Maui Invitational loser's bracket. Coming off a tough loss to Kansas State in its ...Read More
Basketball makes up the local Tuesday schedule. In high school action, Cotter travels to Yellville-Summit, Norfork hosts Timbo, Flippin makes the trip to Mountain View, Viola entertains Calico Rock, Salem heads to Walnut Ridge, Lutie is home ...Read More
In high school basketball Monday night, Izard County picked up a couple of impressive wins at home against Valley Springs. The Lady Cougars played without one starter who was out sick and finished the final two and a half minutes with just four ...Read More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says injured starting quarterback Brandon Allen has ``a chance'' to play when the Razorbacks face Missouri on Friday. Allen missed the second half of Arkansas' 30-0 win over Mississippi ...Read More
UNDATED (AP) _ Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Brandon Ashley each scored 15 points, helping No. 3 Arizona wear down Missouri for a 72-53 victory in the opening round the Maui Invitational on Monday. Arizona (4-0) has struggled shooting from the ...Read More
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The Chiefs have placed Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry on the non-football illness list after a mass was discovered in his chest following Thursday night's game in Oakland. Berry began feeling discomfort in his chest near ...Read More
MESA, Ariz. (AP) _ Ray Sadecki, who pitched in the major leagues for 18 seasons and won 20 games for the 1964 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, has died from complications of blood cancer, his son, Steve, said. Sadecki was 73. ...Read More
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Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is confident in his team headed into their Thanksgiving Day showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles.Jones, who is teaming up with The Salvation Army this holiday season, said on Wednesday that he has faith his team."It's one of the biggest, if not the biggest we've ever played on Thanksgiving Day," Jones told ABC Sports Radio.  The Eagles are 5-0 and both teams are tied for first in the NFC East, but Jones isn't wo
11/26/2014 02:55:00pm
American Football Field Yard Lines IStockPhoto/ Thinkstock(STARKVILLE, Miss.) -- Mississippi State can't afford a loss to rival Ole Miss on Saturday. The Bulldogs sit at No. 4 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings that were announced on Tuesday and are looking forward to the Egg Bowl."[It's the] last regular season for us, rivalry game, you got to leave it all out there on the field," Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen said this week. "You kind of work all year round for this type of game.
11/26/2014 11:05:00am
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(GAINSVILLE, Fl.) -- Florida is looking to hand Florida State their first loss of the season on Saturday in one of the biggest rivalry games of the weekend.Gators head coach Will Muschamp is set to step down at seasons end and knows the importance of this game."[They're a] really good football team. [I've] got tremendous respect for [Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher] and the job he's done and his staff," Muschamp said. "They've won a bunch in a row. Last time they l
11/26/2014 08:00:00am
NBA via Golden State Warriors(MIAMI, Fl.) -- Stephen Curry lit up the Miami Heat Tuesday night as he led the Golden State Warriors to a 114-97 victory.Curry finished the night shooting 12 of 19 from the floor, draining eight 3-pointers. There had been some concern in the past couple days with Curry's shooting as he was 8 of 24 in his previous two games. Curry steadied those worries by finding open looks with the help of his teammates. "Everything feels in rhythm," Curry said. "My bigs,
11/26/2014 02:00:00am
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(ASHBURN, Va) -- Push has come to shove as the Redskins have decided to bench Robert Griffin III in favor of Colt McCoy this Sunday when Washington will face Indianapolis.According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Griffin will not play this weekend, but remains a part of the team's long term plans. Griffin has struggled this season. He has missed six games after suffering a dislocated ankle in week 2. In the five games he has started, Griffin has completed 69.7% of his p
11/26/2014 01:00:00am
John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(MASSACHUSETTS) -- Aaron Hernandez has had his trial for a 2012 double murder delayed so his lawyers could prepare for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.Hernandez is charged with the 2012 deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. The fallen star is alleged to have killed the two men after one of them spilled a drink on him at a Boston nightclub.Lawyers for Hernandez say they are reviewing more than 500,000 pieces of evidence and more than 300
11/26/2014 12:00:00am
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Atlanta Hawks 106 (7-5) - Washington Wizards 102 (9-4)Golden State Warriors 114 (11-2) - Miami Heat 97 (8-7)Milwaukee Bucks 98 (8-7) - Detroit Pistons 86 (3-11)Sacramento Kings 99 (9-5) - New Orleans Pelicans 89 (7-6)Denver Nuggets 114 (7-7) - Chicago Bulls 109 (9-6)NHL: Ottawa Senators 3 (10-7-4) - St. Louis Blues 2 (14-6-2) - ShootoutNashville Predators 4 (14-5-2) - Los Angeles Kings 3 (11-6-5) - ShootoutDallas Stars 3 (9-9-4) - Edmonton Oilers 2 (6-14-2)W
11/25/2014 07:41:00pm
Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After a temporary hiatus from Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Buffalo Bills are fully planning on playing in front of their home crowd this Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.The Bills' scheduled game this past Sunday in Buffalo needed to be played on Monday night at Ford Field in Detroit due to a massive snowstorm that hit the area. Over seven feet of snow fell in less than a week."We are looking forward to preparing for the Browns and playing Sunday here a
11/25/2014 07:25:00pm
National Football League(ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) -- Frustrated by the lack of consistency in their kicking game, the Denver Broncos have cut kicker Brandon McManus and replaced him with Connor Barth.The Broncos had worked out kickers Jay Feely and Barth this week and decided that Barth was a better option."We're in a performance-based business, regardless of what your job description is, you're expected to perform. I don't think he's the worst kicker in the league by any stretch, as I mentioned earl
11/25/2014 05:10:00pm
Leon Halip/Getty Images(DETRIOT) -- Thanksgiving Day football will kickoff with the Chicago Bears traveling to the Motor City to take on their divisional rivals, the Detroit Lions.Detroit (7-4) is coming off a 34-9 loss to the Patriots on Sunday."[We've] got to find a way to get better and get better in a hurry," Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said. "[It's a] tough Chicago Bear team that we're about to face who's won two games in a row."Chicago (5-6) is coming off a 21-13 win over Tampa on Sunday
11/25/2014 02:17:00pm
Football Texture/iStockphoto(FORT WORTH, Texas) -- The fifth-ranked Texas Christian University Horned Frogs will travel to Austin to take on the Longhorns Saturday.TCU is on the outside looking in, according to the latest College Football Playoff rankings, but head coach Gary Patterson wants his team to keep doing what they've done all season."Our job is to keep our nose down and to finish the journey. That's what we're trying to get accomplished," coach Patterson said.TCU has won five in a row
11/25/2014 11:06:00am
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(TUSCALOOSA, Alabama) -- Alabama is hoping to avoid another shocking defeat to Auburn this year in the Iron Bowl on Saturday.In the final play of last year's game, Chris Davis returned a missed field goal by Alabama for a 100-yard touchdown run, stunning top-ranked Alabama.Head coach Nick Saban said Monday that this is what the game is all about."We all kind of remember what happened," he added. "I think that it was very disappointing to all of us here, not just the l
11/25/2014 07:45:00am
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- On Monday, baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot was released and features 44 players, including 27 newcomers. Three of the best pitchers of their era highlight the list of first-timers up for induction. Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, and John Smoltz join a bevy of others looking to be enshrined among the games greats in Cooperstown next summer.Martinez owns the sixth-best win percentage of all-time at .687, while Johnson became the last 300-game winner i
11/25/2014 03:24:00am
Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- LeBron James scored 29 points -- 16 in the first quarter -- as the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Orlando Magic 106-74 on Monday night.Prior to the game, James called himself out by telling reporters "I stink" and taking responsibility for the team's lackluster performance."I'm my biggest critic," James said. "I wasn't happy with my play the last week. No one puts any more pressure on me than myself. You go out and you
11/25/2014 02:04:00am
om Szczerbowski/Getty Images(DETROIT, Mich.) -- Even though snow stranded members of the team and forced them to play their home game at Detroit's Ford Field a day later, the Buffalo Bills throttled the New York Giants, 38-3 on Monday night.Kyle Orton threw two touchdown passes in the win, despite Buffalo (6-5) having a shortened practice week."We probably had the easy part of it, and back home they had the tough part," Orton said. "[We're] excited to get here and get a big win for us, and hopef
11/25/2014 12:51:00am
Scott Boehem/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Justin Forsett rushed for a career-high 182 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Baltimore Ravens to a 34-27 win over the New Orleans Saints on Monday night.It was Forsett's second touchdown of the night that helped the Ravens (7-4) pull away while on the road."The offensive line did a great job of making those lanes open for me," Forsett said. "I just tried to seize the moment."The game took on a competitive mood from the start, before ultimately turni
11/24/2014 11:40:00pm
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL Week 12: Buffalo Bills 38 (6-5) – New York Jets 3 (2-9)NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 113 (8-5) – Charlotte Hornets 92 (4-11)Cleveland Cavaliers 106 (6-7) – Orlando Magic 74 (6-10)Portland Trail Blazers 114 (11-3) – Philadelphia 76ers 104 (0-14)Toronto Raptors 104 (12-2) – Phoenix Suns 100 (9-6)Houston Rockets 91 (11-3) – New York Knicks 86 (4-11)Indiana Pacers 111 (6-8) – Dallas Mavericks 100 (10-5)NHL: Pittsburgh Penguin
11/24/2014 10:30:00pm
iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- The Seattle Mariners and third baseman Kyle Seager have agreed to a seven-year contract worth $100 million, according to ESPN. The deal also contains an option for an eighth year.In 2014, the 27-year-old Seager batted .268 with 25 home runs and 96 RBIs -- all career highs.  He also made his first All-Star team and won a Gold Glove Award.Seattle originally selected Seager out of North Carolina in the third round of the 2009 amateur draft. In four big league seas
11/24/2014 09:00:00pm
iStockphoto(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired right-handed pitcher Juan Nicasio from the Colorado Rockies on Monday for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The Dodgers designated infielder Ryan Jackson for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Nicasio.In 33 games with the Rockies last season, Nicasio went 6-6 with a 5.38 ERA. He struck out 63 batters in 93 2/3 innings of work.The Rockies originally signed Nicasio as an amateur free agent in 2006. In his b
11/24/2014 06:00:00pm

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