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The annual Bmber Booster Club Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, April 18th, at Big Creek Golf and Country Club. Tee time set for one p.m. The format is a three-person scramble, and it is limited to the first 48 teams. The entry fee is 75 ...Read More
Baseball and softball make up the local Thursday schedule. The Mountain Home High School baseball team begins action in the Lead Off Tournament at Willard. The Bombers meet Marquette High School from the St. Louis area at 7:15. In high school ...Read More
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) _ Arkansas State's Aundrea Gamble is a regional finalist for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Division I All-America team. The WBCA announced the nominees Wednesday. Gamble was named Sun Belt Conference Player ...Read More
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) _ Yordano Ventura has been picked to pitch on opening day for the AL champion Kansas City Royals against the Chicago White Sox. The 23-year-old right-hander went 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA as a rookie last season and tossed ...Read More
Big Creek Golf and Country Club is introducing a new program to local youth. The golf course will host the inaugural Big Creek Junior Academy to run April 13th through August 11th. Big Creek head golf professional Todd Dunnaway says he ran a ...Read More
The second annual Lake Norfork Fireworks Association Bass Fishing Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 11th, at Panther Bay Marina at Lake Norfork. Take-off will be at seven a.m., and weigh-ins will be held at 3:00. The entry fee is $50 ...Read More
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) _ Southeast Missouri State is looking for men's and women's basketball coaches. The university announced Monday that men's coach Dickey Nutt was fired, just hours after saying women's coach Ty Margenthaler had ...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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Joe Robbins/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- According to a media report, the Indianapolis Colts and coach Chuck Pagano will not reach a deal on a contract extension before the season.Two sources told NFL.com that the team will allow Pagano to see out the final year of the four-year contract he signed in 2012.Indianapolis has made the playoffs in each of Pagano's three seasons, going 11-5 last season and reaching the AFC Championship Game, where they lost to eventual Super Bowl champ
03/26/2015 08:49:00pm
Joel Auerbach/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The San Francisco 49ers released offensive lineman Jonathan Martin on Thursday, the team announced.Martin spent one season in San Francisco, appearing in 15 games (nine starts) at right tackle.Martin played at Stanford and was a 2012 second-round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins, where he started all 16 games as a rookie.In Martin's second season with Miami, he left the team after a bullying controversy involving former teamma
03/26/2015 05:37:00pm
Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(SURPRISE, Ariz.) -- The Kansas City Royals named pitcher Yordano Ventura the Opening Day starter on Wednesday."If you're going to ask a kid to go out in a do-or-die situation in Game 6 of the World Series and have him handle it, which he did, he is a perfect candidate for [Opening Day]," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "We look at the development of Ventura and [Danny] Duffy, and both of these guys are ready to take the next step as starting pitchers."Ventura was 14
03/26/2015 03:40:00pm
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith has no problem with former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Smith believes that the former Heisman Trophy winner has moved past his off-the-field issues and thinks he's doing his best to mature."What do you want a quarterback to do? Well, you want him to be able to win and get people to believe that you can help be the reason why we win every game," Smith explained. "I think he's done that. He's got
03/26/2015 12:04:00pm
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett backed the signing of defensive end Greg Hardy on Wednesday at the NFL meetings.Garrett said that the Cowboys in no way support domestic abuse, but after meeting with Hardy and speaking with him for over three hours, they feel they made the right choice."We brought him in and spent a couple days with him, so we felt like understanding who he is as a person was a critical piece to this, evaluating who he is a player was a c
03/26/2015 09:52:00am
iStock/Thinkstock(GLENDALE, Ariz.) -- The Chicago White Sox named Jeff Samardzija the team's Opening Day starter.The 30-year-old Samardzija, who was traded to the Sox in December, takes the place of Chris Sale, who will miss the start due to a fractured bone in his right foot.Samardzija has had the honor of being an Opening Day starter before. He did the job for the Chicago Cubs the last two seasons."It's always an honor for guys to start on Opening Day and Jeff's done it before," White Sox skip
03/26/2015 07:00:00am
Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- The New England Patriots gained a crucial first down against the Baltimore Ravens in their playoff game in January when running back Shane Vereen lined up as an ineligible slot receiver to confuse the Ravens. If they try that again next season, they will be penalized five yards.On Wednesday, the NFL passed a rule making it illegal for an offensive player wearing an eligible number between 1-49 and 80-89 to lineup outside of the tackle box and report as ine
03/26/2015 02:53:00am
Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(JUPITER, Fla.) -- Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart is being investigated by Major League Baseball for possible involvement in sports related gambling, according to ESPN.com.Trouble came Cosart's way when he allegedly exchanged multiple direct messages with a gambling authority on his Twitter account. This exchange became public when it was shared on the site by a third party. Cosart has since deleted his Twitter account.According to ESPN.com, MLB spokesman Pat Co
03/26/2015 12:57:00am
G. Fiume/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- There may not be many people that think Kentucky will lose their perfect season and a chance at winning a national title when they play West Virginia Thursday, but there's at least one: Mountaineers guard Daxter Miles Jr."I give them their props," Miles said Wednesday. "Salute them to getting to 36-0. But tomorrow they're gonna be 36-1."Miles continued to say the Wildcats should fear the Mountaineers."They should be more intimidated," Miles said. "Because they
03/26/2015 12:05:00am
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Brooklyn Nets 91 (30-40) – Charlotte Hornets 88 (30-40)Los Angeles Clippers 111 (47-25) – New York Knicks 80 (14-58)Atlanta Hawks 95 (54-17) – Orlando Magic 83 (22-51)Indiana Pacers 103 (31-40) – Washington Wizards 101 (40-32)Chicago Bulls 116 (44-29) – Toronto Raptors 103 (42-30)Miami Heat 93 (33-38) – Boston Celtics 86 (31-40)Cleveland Cavaliers 111 (47-26) – Memphis Grizzlies 89 (50-22)Los Angeles Lakers 101 (19-5
03/25/2015 10:50:00pm
Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(RENO, Nev.) -- The University of Nevada is set to name former NBA coach Eric Musselman as their new men’s head basketball coach, pending approval from the Board of Regents, the school announced on Wednesday.In three seasons as head coach of the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings, Musselman compiled a record of 108-138. He spent this past season as an assistant coach with LSU.“Eric is one of the best in our sport,” Kentucky head coach John Ca
03/25/2015 10:00:00pm
NFL(LAKE FOREST, Ill.) -- The Chicago Bears and free agent linebacker Mason Foster agreed to a one-year contract, the team announced on Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Foster was originally selected out of Washington by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2011 NFL draft.  In four seasons (2011-2014) with the Bucs, the 26-year-old had 343 tackles, six sacks and five interceptions.The Bears finished the 2014 season with the league’s 30th-ranked d
03/25/2015 07:00:00pm
Scott Halleran/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Houston Texans All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt restructured his deal to free up cap space for this season, ESPN's Field Yates reports.Watt has agreed to turn $10 million roster bonus he was due into a signing bonus that allows Houston to have $8 million in cap space this year."Out of all the plays that he played, I had 120 plays that were either a TFL, a quarterback hit, a quarterback sack, a batted ball, an interception, a fumble recovery, a caused
03/25/2015 03:07:00pm
Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar announced on Tuesday that he won't be headed back to the octagon. Instead, he's re-signed with the WWE."I'm officially closing the door on MMA," Lesnar told ESPN. "It was hard. I re-signed last night with the WWE."Lesnar said he weighed out this decision for a year, but in the end, he thought about his kids and his health."It was a very hard decision at this stage of my career," Lesnar said. "The fighter inside m
03/25/2015 12:25:00pm
NBA via Golden State Warriors(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- The Golden State Warriors clinched the Pacific Division after their 122-108 victory over the Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.Stephen Curry had 33 points and 10 assists in the win and Andre Iguodala contributed with 21 off the bench."We might be a little subdued, but I think everybody is proud of what we've done. We still have 11 games left to keep getting better so I think everybody is focused on that," Curry said during their celebration in the lo
03/25/2015 09:38:00am
Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Vancouver Canucks signed defenseman Chris Tanev to a five-year extension.According to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun, the deal is worth $22.25 million.The 25-year-old Tanev has played all five of his NHL seasons with the Canucks. This season he's played in 60 games, recording 14 assists and two goals while averaging 21:02 of ice time per game."Chris has developed into an excellent NHL defenseman and is an extremely important part of our team," C
03/25/2015 07:00:00am
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WILMINGTON, Mass.) -- The Boston Bruins have lost five straight, their hold on the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, and now it's been announced defenseman Dougie Hamilton is out indefinitely.Hamilton was hurt during the second period of the team's loss to Florida on Saturday. After leaving the ice, he came back for one short shift before missing the rest of the game.Bruins head coach Claude Julien would not disclose what Hamilton's injury is, but he did say t
03/25/2015 05:53:00am
Bob Levey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is expected to play in Wednesday night's game against New Orleans, according to head coach Kevin McHale.Howard has not played since Jan. 23 due to knee problems. He's expected to be limited to 20 minutes per game as he works his way back into the lineup. “I am always anxious to play,” Howard told the Houston Chronicle. “Not being on the floor for a long time, watching from the sidelines is hard. I will be
03/25/2015 02:48:00am
Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Cuban infielder Hector Olivera has signed a six-year, $62.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to his agent Greg Genske.The soon-to-be 30-year-old Olivera's contract includes a $28 million signing bonus, the rep notes. Olivera's main position in Cuba was second base, but he's expected to play third for the Dodgers, who already have Howie Kendrick and Jimmy Rollins playing in the infield.Olivera has played 10 seasons for Santiago de Cuba
03/25/2015 12:44:00am

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