February 13, 2016
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Local sports stories
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
    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
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
The Mountain Home High School basketball teams return to the Hangar for the first time in a week and a half. It's Sweetheart Royalty night as the Bombers and Lady Bombers take on Little Rock Central. Mountain Home's girls are 14-9 on the season ...Read More
A pair of local high school girls' basketball teams began action in the Seymour Bank Winter Classic. Gainesville invoked the mercy rule as they routed Springfield Kickapoo's junior varsity team 74-29. The Lady Bulldogs improve to 20-1 on the ...Read More
     LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) _ Shawn Long scored 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help Louisiana-Lafayette beat Arkansas State 83-73 Thursday night for its ninth-straight win. Long posted his 69th career ...Read More
     MONROE, La. (AP) _ Majok Deng and Justin Roberson had 23 points apiece as Louisiana-Monroe knocked off the Sun Belt Conference's top team, Arkansas-Little Rock, 86-82 on Thursday night. Louisiana-Monroe (12-12, ...Read More
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) _ The Detroit Lions have signed linebacker Jerry Franklin who played his high school football at Marion and later for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Franklin adds depth for Detroit and has a shot to play in an NFL game for the ...Read More
     KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The Royals and third baseman Mike Moustakas have agreed to a $14.3 million, two-year contract that not only avoids arbitration this year but also next year. Coming off his first All-Star ...Read More
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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
iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION (NBA):Oklahoma City 121, New Orleans 95Milwaukee 99, Washington 92NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE (NHL):2 OT Columbus 4, Anaheim 3 (SO Columbus 2-0)Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 1NY Islanders 5, Los Angeles 2Colorado 4, Ottawa 3Boston 6, Winnipeg 2Washington 4, Minnesota 3Dallas 4, Chicago 2Edmonton 5, Toronto 22 OT Calgary 6, San Jose 5 (SO Calgary 2-1)TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL:Indiana 85, (4) Iowa 78Californ
02/12/2016 03:38:00am
iStock/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The Oakland Raiders announced Thursday that they will continue to play home games at their current O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California, ESPN reports.The team announced that their lease was extended to include the 2016 season, with options for 2017 and 2018."My heart is here in Oakland, and if we can get something done, that's what we're going to do," team owner Mark Davis said.The Raiders have called the O.co Coliseum home since the 1995 season. The team ha
02/11/2016 08:49:00pm
Scott Clarke/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) --  Ciara is opening up about the next step in her and Russell Wilson's relationship.In an interview with E! News, Ciara stayed tight-lipped about her Valentine's Day plans with the Seattle Seahawks quarterback, laughing off questions about a possible engagement occurring on the romantic holiday."You have to ask the guy that," Ciara said when the idea of Wilson proposing to her on Valentine's Day was brought up. "Let me tell you, no pressure. One day at a
02/11/2016 08:05:00pm
Allen Kee/ESPN Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy was allegedly involved in an assault at a nightclub on Sunday, ESPN reports.Philadelphia police captain Frank Banford told ESPN that McCoy may face charges.The alleged assault was againt off-duty police officers. The investigation is ongoing. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
02/11/2016 07:55:00pm
Valerie Macon/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Lamar Odom has made a "milestone" step in his recovery.The former NBA star attended Kanye West's 'Yeezy Season 3' fashion show and album release party at Madison Square Garden in New York Thursday with estranged wife Khloe Kardashian, marking Odom's first public appearance since he was hospitalized after being found unconscious at a brothel in Nevada last October.In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kris Jenner explained why Odom wanted to attend We
02/11/2016 04:50:00pm
Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(CLEVELAND) -- Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love had to leave Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers after injuring his shoulder late in the second quarter.After being evaluated by the team's medical staff, the Cavaliers said Love suffered a contusion on his left shoulder -- the same shoulder he dislocated during the playoffs last year. That injury forced him to miss the rest of the postseason but this time around, Love said he didn't expect to be
02/11/2016 11:28:00am
Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- The wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams has passed away after being involved in a car accident, the team announced on Wednesday. Ingrid Williams was 44 years old.“The Thunder organization has heavy hearts tonight with the news of Ingrid's passing," the team said in a statement Wednesday. "Words cannot adequately describe how deep our sorrow is for the loss of Monty’s wife." The statement continued: "Our thou
02/11/2016 10:54:00am
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