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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
Another local standout athlete made the decision to continue her career on the junior college level. Mountain Home High School senior Katie Strain signed a national letter of intent to play softball at Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff, ...Read More
High school basketball makes up the local Wednesday schedule as Gainesville will have two boys' games against Ozark in the Logan-Rogersville High School Tournament. The varsity game is scheduled for six p.m. followed by the junior varsity contest ...Read More
Cotter had one win in three games at Bergman on Tuesday. The Warriors' lone win was in the senior boys' game as they topped the Panthers 68-55. Matthew Gorbet was Cotter's leading scorer with 20 points, Maddux Adams had 17, Taran Eaton ended up ...Read More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ Bobby Portis had 17 points and eight rebounds as Arkansas atoned for an earlier loss with a 69-64 win over Tennessee on Tuesday night. The win is the third straight for the Razorbacks (16-4, 5-2 Southeastern ...Read More
It was a good night for the Mountain Home High School basketball teams as they went on the road and picked up a sweep over Searcy. Matt Sharp has the details. Listen: right-click to download mp3     The Lady ...Read More
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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
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Despite an offer to join the Oakland Raiders coaching staff as their defensive coordinator, Todd Grantham has decided to stay at Louisville.In Grantham's first season as the Cardinals defensive coordinator, the team was sixth in the country in total defense."I'm grateful for the opportunity to have interviewed for the defensive coordinator position with the Oakland Raiders, but I'm committed to the University of Louisville," Grantham said. "I said when
01/29/2015 09:17:00am
NFL via Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- Wade Phillips is the Denver Broncos new defensive coordinator after the two parties reached an agreement Wednesday night.The 67-year-old Phillips will reunite with head coach Gary Kubiak. Phillips served as Kubiak's defensive coordinator for most of three seasons with the Houston Texans.Kubiak was fired from Houston in the middle of the 2013 season and Phillips took over as the interim head coach. Houston decided not to bring Phillips back the next season, leadin
01/29/2015 06:07:00am
Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- The Atlanta Braves finalized a four-year, $6 milllion deal with Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano on Wednesday.The Braves and Toscano actually reached the deal in early December, but it took almost two months to work out the requirements that would allow Toscano to enter the U.S.Left-handed hitting Toscano, 25, had a .356 batting average with a .892 OPS while playing for Villa Clara in Cuba during the 2012-13 season.The contract comes with a $1.2 million sign
01/29/2015 04:36:00am
Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Reliever Casey Janssen signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Washington Nationals, MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal tweeted Wednesday.The 33-year-old Janssen has played eight major league seasons, all with the Toronto Blue Jays. During that time he's pitched 493 innings, compiling 90 saves, a 3.52 ERA, 368 strikeouts and a 1.22 WHIP.Janssen served the last three seasons as the Blue Jays closer, saving 81 of his 91 opportunities.Janssen is exp
01/29/2015 02:39:00am
Chris Chambers/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 55 points, offsetting the absence of Lebron James, to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Portland Trail Blazers 99-94 Wednesday night.The Cavaliers (27-20) have now won eight straight. Irving was on fire most of the game, scoring 29 of Cleveland's 54 first-half points. He also hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds left in the fourth quarter to give the Cavaliers the win.Portland (32-14) received an admirable per
01/28/2015 11:10:00pm
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers 99 (27-20) – Portland Trail Blazers 94 (32-14)Philadelphia 76ers 89 (9-37) – Detroit Pistons 69 (17-30)Toronto Raptors 119 (31-15) – Sacramento Kings 102 (16-28)Atlanta Hawks 113 (38-8) – Brooklyn Nets 102 (18-27)Houston Rockets 99 (32-14) – Dallas Mavericks 94 (30-17)Minnesota Timberwolves 110 (8-37) – Boston Celtics 89 (16-28)Denver Nuggets 93 (19-27) – New Orleans Pelicans 85 (24-22)New York Kn
01/28/2015 10:20:00pm
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago White Sox and infielder Gordon Beckham agreed to a one-year contract worth $2 million, the team announced on Wednesday.To make room for Beckham on the 40-man roster, the White Sox designated outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment.Beckham began last season with the White Sox before being traded to the Los Angeles Angels on Aug. 21. In 127 games, he batted .226 with 27 doubles, nine home runs, 44 RBIs, and 53 runs.“Adding Gordon improves the de
01/28/2015 09:00:00pm
iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker underwent successful surgery on Wednesday in New York to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee, the team announced. He is expected to miss a minimum of six weeks.The 24-year-old Walker is averaging a team-high 18.8 points, 5.2 assists and 1.4 steals per game this season. He has scored 20 or more points in 14 of his last 21 games he has played.Charlotte originally selected Walker out of Connecticut with the ninth
01/28/2015 06:00:00pm
Jay Drowns/Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch followed up his 4 minute and 51 second interview in which he said, "I'm just here so I won't get fined" 29 times on Tuesday with, "You know why I'm here."Lynch would have been fined $500,000 if he did not speak at media day on Tuesday, ESPN NFL insider Ed Werder reports, but another fine could be on its way.ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports that Lynch could be fined $100,000 for wearing his 'Beast Mode' logo hat, which
01/28/2015 03:05:00pm
Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have turned their season around after winning seven in a row. Head coach David Blatt was astonished that LeBron James isn't always in the MVP talk."He's the greatest player in our game, and he's had, since he's been healthy -- and really all year, but particularly since he's been healthy -- his performance has been as high level as ever," Blatt said before their game against the Pistons on Tuesday. "And you don't have to look very far
01/28/2015 11:50:00am
Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NBA announced the players who will participate in the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk contest on Tuesday.Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo, and Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine will have their chance to shine.The dunk contest will take place on Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Barclays Center, the home of the Nets in Brooklyn, New York.Plumlee is looking forward to the opportunit
01/28/2015 09:26:00am
iStock/Thinkstock(NASHVILLE, Tn.) -- Corey Batey and Brandon Vandenburg were found guilty on all charges related to a rape case from 2013. The two former football players at Vanderbilt University were convicted by a Nashville jury after a little more than three hours of deliberation.The two were accused of raping a female student in a dormitory.Batey, 21, was found guilty on five charges of aggravated rape and two charges of aggravated sexual battery. While Vandenburg, 21, was found guilty
01/28/2015 06:00:00am
Tom Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS, In.) -- The Indianapolis Colts are in the final stages of signing wide receiver Duron Carter, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.The 6'5" Carter is the son of Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter, who played 16 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Vikings and Dolphins.The younger Carter was initially signed in 2013 as an undrafted free agent by Minnesota, the team his father played for the majority of his career. He was unable to make the team in pa
01/28/2015 04:00:00am
Major League Baseball(NEW YORK) -- The Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers have swapped pitchers struggling to find their role.Rangers vice president of communications John Blake announced via Twitter Tuesday that Boston has sent right-hander Anthony Ranaudo to Texas in exchange for left-hander Robbie Ross, Jr.Ranaudo, 25, displayed fantastic play in Triple A, compiling a 14-4 record in 2014 with a 2.61 ERA and 111 strikeouts over 138 innings pitched. He made his Major League debut last season, but
01/28/2015 02:00:00am
christian ammann/iStock/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) -- St. Louis Blues goaltender Martin Brodeur is set to announce his retirement from the National Hockey League on Thursday.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 Blues, he went 3-3 with a .287 goals against average.During Brodeur's illustrious career, he won the Vezina Trophy, which is awarded to the NHL's best goaltender, four times (2003,
01/28/2015 01:00:00am
IStockPhoto/ Thinkstock(PHOENIX) -- Media Day for Super Bowl 49 featuring the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots took place on Tuesday. The annual event is better known for its festive atmosphere than for hard-hitting X's and O's questions.Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was asked what his favorite stuffed animal is. "I like a little puppet. You can kind of put your fingers in. It's a little monkey, and then he can talk and move his fingers and nod his head, so he can kind of talk back
01/27/2015 09:00:00pm
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Men's Top 25 College Basketball: (14) VCU 72 (17-3) - George Washington 48 (16-5)(17) West Virginia 65 (17-3) - Kansas State 59 (12-9)Xavier 66 (14-7) - (21) Georgetown 53 (14-6)NBA: Toronto Raptors 104 (30-15) - Indiana Pacers 88 (16-31)NHL:  Columbus Blue Jackets 4 (21-22-3, 45pts) - Washington Capitals 3 (24-14-9, 57pts)Pittsburgh Penguins 5 (27-12-8, 62pts) - Winnipeg Jets 3 (26-15-8, 60pts)New York Islanders 4 (32-14-1, 65pts) - New York Rangers 1 (27-1
01/27/2015 07:45:00pm

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