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Baseball and softball make up the local Saturday schedule. The Mountain Home High School softball team will be in the Show Me State for tournament action. The Lady Bombers are slated to compete in the Van Buren Invitational. In high school ...Read More
It was a tough night at home for the Mountain Home High School soccer teams as they hosted Searcy on Friday. The girls' game ended with the Lady Bombers getting shut out by the Lady Lions 3-0. Kira Bailey recorded nine saves for Mountain ...Read More
The Arkansas Razorback football team wraps up spring practice Saturday with it's annual Red-White Game. Kickoff is scheduled for one p.m. at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The SEC Network will replay the game at 5:00. WebReadyTM Powered by ...Read More
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri has extended football coach Gary Pinkel's contract through the 2019 season and upped his yearly salary to $4.02 million, making him the 10th Southeastern Conference coach to have a yearly salary of at least $4 million. ...Read More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.   The University of Arkansas baseball team (25-17, 10-9) used a two-run eighth inning Friday evening to erase a late deficit and rally to pick up a 7-6 victory over Mississippi State (22-20, 6-13) in the series ...Read More
It was another good night for the Cardinals as they began a weekend series in Milwaukee. John Rooney has the Redbird Recap. Listen: right-click to download mp3     Saturday's game can be heard on ...Read More
Baseball, softball, soccer and track make up the local Friday schedule. The Mountain Home High School soccer teams return to Bomber Stadium to continue 7A/6A-East action against Searcy. The junior varsity boys' game kicks off at four p.m. ...Read More
The Mountain Home High School baseball team suffered a tough 2-0 loss at Marion Thursday. The Bombers managed just two hits and committed six errors. Mason Smith pitched well, giving up just one earned run in six innings. The Bombers fall to 7-8 ...Read More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ The University of Arkansas will host Mississippi State in a three-game Southeastern Conference baseball series. The Razorbacks and Bulldogs will play single games Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon at ...Read More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ A combination of coaching upheaval and the misery of losing have been the themes at Arkansas during the last few spring practices. No more for the Razorbacks, who have enjoyed a sense of renewal this spring following ...Read More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ Arkansas coach Mike Anderson says the school has signed prep power forward Ted Kapita, a much-needed addition following the early departures of forwards Bobby Portis and Michael Qualls. The 6-foot-9 Kapita played ...Read More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ Arkansas has announced a two-year contract extension for women's basketball coach Jimmy Dykes, keeping the former ESPN analyst at the school through 2020. Dykes led the Razorbacks to an 18-14 record in his first ...Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Michael Wacha got the best of Max Scherzer in a pitcher's duel, Matt Adams singled in the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Thursday for their fourth straight ...Read More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – After throwing 7.0 perfect innings against the No. 5 team in the country, junior right-handed pitcher Trey Killian has earned Louisville Slugger National Pitcher of the Week honors as announced Monday by Collegiate Baseball News
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NBATV/ABC News(DALLAS) -- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is open to changing the rules about the Hack-a-Shaq strategy that was used this season and in the playoffs primarily on Clippers forward DeAndre Jordan.Silver spoke with ESPN.com about possibly making new rules to avoid team's going that rout throughout a game and could start discussing a solution this summer."It's something that I'm on the fence about," Silver told ESPN.com on Friday.  "My thought used to be that we should definit
04/25/2015 02:11:00pm
Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The damage has been done from the brawl between the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox on Thursday night as Major League Baseball handed down suspensions from the incident.Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura received a seven-game suspension, starting pitcher Edinson Volquez received a five-game suspension, outfielder Lorenzo Cain received a two-game suspension, and pitcher Kelvin Herrera received a two-game suspension.For the White Sox, starting pitch
04/25/2015 12:20:00pm
Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(SEATTLE) --The 2015 regular season has gotten off to a disastrous season for Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma. After two poor starts, the team has placed Iwakuma on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain."[We] felt it best to back him off and put him on the DL to give him time to make sure this thing, it's a long season we don't want this thing to be an aggravated issue as we go through the next 5½ months," Mariners general manager
04/25/2015 12:00:00pm
Len Redkoles/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have stumbled out of hte gate to begin the 2015 season, and if they don't pick it up, closer Jonathan Papelbon would like to be traded.Papelbon is still an elite closer, but with the Phillies just 6-11, his skills largely go wasted because the team can't get to him enough.In an interview with CSNPhilly.com's Jim Salisbury, Papelbon was asked he'd be disappointed if he wasn't traded.“Yeah, I will be,” Papelbon said. &ldq
04/25/2015 11:51:00am
John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Nashville Predators announced Friday that defenseman Shea Weber will miss the remainder of the team's first-round playoff series with the Chicago Blackhawks due to a lower-body injury.Weber has not played since Game 2 of the series when he endured the injury. There was speculation that Weber tore his ACL, but the Predators announced that this isn't true.Weber played in 78 games for the Predators this season, averaging 26:22 of ice time per
04/25/2015 07:30:00am
Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images(EDMONTON, Alberta) -- The Edmonton Oilers appointed Peter Chiarelli as the team's new president of hockey operations and general manager on Friday.“I am honored to join such a great organization with a long history of success. There is a strong, young core here with good complementary players,” Chiarelli said. “I hope to bring it to the next level with a measured approach. Daryl Katz (Chairman) and Bob Nicholson (Team CEO) have a great vision
04/25/2015 06:00:00am
Jamie Squire/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The Tennessee Titans agreed to a one-year deal with receiver Hakeem Nicks, the team announced Friday.After playing his first five NFL seasons with the New York Giants, Nicks played last season with the Indianapolis Colts. It was a down year for Nicks who played in 16 games but only made 38 catches for 405 yards and four touchdowns.Nicks was originally selected by the Giants with the 29th overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft.After a solid rookie year,
04/25/2015 04:07:00am
iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- The Miami Marlins placed outfielder Christian Yelich on the 15-day disabled list Friday, with a lower back strain.The move is retroactive to Monday.The 23-year-old Yelich went on the disabled list for two weeks last season with a similar back injury."We'll get him checked out and see what's going on," Marlins skipper Mike Redmond said. "Hopefully it'll be just a short-term thing."With Yelich out, Ichiro Suzuki takes over as the everyday left fielder.The Marlins recall
04/25/2015 12:44:00am
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs: Houston Rockets 130 - Dallas Mavericks 128 (Rockets Lead Series 3-0)Washington Wizards 106 - Toronto Raptors 99 (Wizards Lead Series 3-0)San Antonio Spurs 100 - Los Angeles Clippers 73 (Spurs Lead Series 2-1)Stanley Cup Playoffs:  New York Rangers 2 - Pittsburgh Penguins 1 (F/OT) (Rangers Win Series 4-1)Ottawa Senators 5 - Montreal Canadiens 1 (Canadiens Lead Series 3-2)Minnesota Wild 4 - St. Louis Blues 1 (Wild Lead Series 3-2)MLB: Boston Red
04/24/2015 11:00:00pm
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- After two disastrous seasons with the Angels, Los Angeles appears poised to trade Josh Hamilton back to the Texas Rangers, according to multiple reports. Hamilton, a recovering alcoholic and former drug abuser, suffered a relapse this offseason. He was facing at least a 25 game suspension until a five-person arbitration panel ruled that he would not be suspended. The day of the decision the Angels released a statement: "The Angels
04/24/2015 07:00:00pm
Baltimore Orioles/MLB(BALTIMORE) -- The field turf in the Rogers Centre before the 2015 baseball season has caused quite a stir among visiting teams.On their recent trip to play the Toronto Blue Jays, the Baltimore Orioles were so unhappy about the way the ball unpredictably bounces on the new field that they considered not playing out the three game series. Not an excuse for sweep, but #Orioles left #Toronto thinking new Rogers Centre turf is major problem. Too spongy, slow & lots of u
04/24/2015 05:00:00pm
Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo likes his teams chances headed into next season.Romo, who was receiving the Nancy Lieberman Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dream Ball Gala in Dallas recently, said that the team is "going to win a Super Bowl next year," ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer reports.Romo said he wants to win a Super Bowl so bad for the Jones family, teammate Jason Witten, and head coach Jason Garrett."I literally want to win it so
04/24/2015 12:28:00pm
David R. Lutman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Hall of Famer Evander Holyfield believes that boxing is on its way back to the main stage.Holyfield said Friday that the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight next weekend, for which he's giving away one lucky seat beside him, is energizing the sport."It's coming back," Holyfield told ABC Sports Radio. "Only thing I could do is hope for young guys to start working on the amateur program where we get these guys into b
04/24/2015 12:28:00pm
Scott Halleran/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tiger Woods announced Friday that he will play in the Players Championship that is set to take place May 7-10."Looking forward to going back to THE PLAYERS this year, hoping for a repeat of 2013," Woods tweeted.Woods missed last year's championship due to an injury, but won the event two years ago.Woods has struggled at TPC Sawgrass throughout his career and only has three top-10 finishes in 16 appearances, besides winning in 2001 and 2013.Woods tied for
04/24/2015 09:54:00am
Andy Lyons/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) -- Kawhi Leonard joins the company of a pair of Hall of Famers.The San Antonio forward was selected NBA Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday, joining Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only players to win the award and the NBA Finals MVP."It feels great," the 23-year-old Leonard said. "Growing up as a kid, you're watching these players and you want to become who they are or get the accolades that they have. It just shows th
04/24/2015 07:31:00am
Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- A wild seventh-inning brawl between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals on Thursday started near the first-base foul line, ranged out toward second base and resumed again near the first-base bag, ending with the ejection of five players, including both starting pitchers.It all started when Chicago's Jose Abreu was hit in the left elbow by a Yordano Ventura pitch in the fourth inning, and the Royals' Mike Mous
04/24/2015 06:18:00am
Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- LeBron James scored 31 points in his first playoff game in Boston since a masterful performance in the 2012 postseason, helping the Cavaliers move one win away from a sweep in its first playoff series in five years with a 103-95 victory Thursday night.James arrived an hour early at the morning shootaround, accompanied by teammate J.R. Smith. It was a sign of his leadership, according to coach David Blatt."He didn't necessarily have to," Blatt said, "but
04/24/2015 03:13:00am
NBA via Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) -- Derrick Rose scored 34 points and Jimmy Butler added 24 as the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-106 in double overtime on Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.Butler got the second overtime started in the right direction for Chicago, intercepting a backcourt pass from Giannis Antetokounmpo and hitting a layup. It set the tone for an 8-0 run that gave Chicago a 109-101
04/23/2015 11:52:00pm
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The most infamous man in baseball has been given the blessing by Commissioner Manfred to participate in this year's All-Star activities in Cincinnati.Pete Rose, baseball's all-time hits leader, has been banned by baseball since 1989 for gambling on games. He recently applied for reinstatement to the game with new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.Rose, 74, was a player on the Reds from 19 seasons (1963-1978, 1984-1986) and served as Cincinnati's manager from 1984 to 198
04/23/2015 08:00:00pm
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(ALABAMA) -- The Crimson Tide's autocratic head coach is displeased with the Big Ten's recruiting practices at satellite camps in his hotbed.Nick Saban feels that there is a competitive advantage gained by other universities and it is "ridiculous" how other coaching staffs are invading his turf through use of a technicality to recruit high school athletes.“If we’re all going to travel all over the country to have satellite camps, you know, how ridiculous is
04/23/2015 06:00:00pm

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