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For the third time in eight days, a Mountain Home High School athlete signed a national letter of intent to compete on the collegiate level. Senior Troy Kill will join the bowling program at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. Kill ...Read More
The White River Valley Electric Cooperative will have its annual Hooked on Education Fishing Tournament Saturday at Theodosia Marina on Bull Shoals Lake. The first flight will launch at seven a.m., and the weigh-ins will begin at 3:00. The entry ...Read More
Baseball, softball and soccer make up the local Monday schedule. In high school baseball, Cotter travels to Norfork, Yellville-Summit hosts Eureka Springs, Bruno-Pyatt entertains Alpena, Viola makes the short trip to Salem, Mammoth Spring is home ...Read More
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ The longtime general manager of the Arkansas Travelers baseball team has died at the age of 82. Television station KARK reports that William Terry ``Bill'' Valentine Jr. died Sunday in Little Rock. Valentine was ...Read More
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Adam Lind hit a two-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Sunday for just their second victory in the last 12 games. Milwaukee, off to the worst start in team history, improved to 4-15. Every ...Read More
RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) _ Joe Durant had a hole-in-one and teamed with Billy Andrade to win the Champions Tour's Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf on Sunday at Big Cedar Lodge near Branson. Andrade and Durant closed with a 9-under 45 at the par-3 ...Read More
The St. Louis Cardinals placed ace Adam Wainwright on the disabled list Sunday after he injured his left ankle and Achilles while stumbling out of the batter's box in Saturday night's 5-3 win. Wainwright had a 2-0 lead when he stumbled getting ...Read More
The 1A-2 North District Track Meet was held Saturday at Mountain Home High School, and Izard County turned in some dominating performances. The Cougars easily took home their second consecutive district championship beating Hillcrest by 89 ...Read More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Brandon Allen was 17-of-21 passing for 230 yards to highlight Arkansas' end-of-spring Red-White game Saturday. Allen is entering his third season as the starting quarterback for the Razorbacks. He led the predominantly ...Read More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.   The University of Arkansas baseball team (26-17, 11-9) put together a pair of three-run innings and cruised to a 6-1 victory over Mississippi State (22-21, 6-14) in a record-setting Saturday evening at Baum ...Read More
The Cardinals clinched another series Saturday in Milwaukee. John Rooney has the Redbird Recap. Listen: right-click to download mp3     The first pitch is scheduled for 1:10 as the Brewers go with Mike ...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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Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs – First Round: Milwaukee Bucks 94 – Chicago Bulls 88 (Bulls lead series, 3-2)Brooklyn Nets 120 – Atlanta Hawks 115 (Series tied at 2-2)NHL Playoffs – First Round: Washington Capitals 2 – New York Islanders 1 (Capitals win series, 4-3)Tampa Bay Lightning 5 – Detroit Red Wings 2 (Series tied at 3-3)MLB: Chicago Cubs 4 (11-7) – Pittsburgh Pirates 0 (11-9)New York Mets 3 (15-5) – Miami Marlins 1 (8-12)Cinci
04/27/2015 10:50:00pm
Photos.com/Thinkstock(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- The Los Angeles Angels dealt outfielder Josh Hamilton to the Texas Rangers on Monday for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The Halos are expected to pick up most of the $80.2 million remaining on Hamilton’s three-year contract.The five-time All-Star is currently on the 15-day disabled list, recovering from off-season right shoulder surgery.  During spring training, he informed Major League Baseball officials that he suffered
04/27/2015 10:00:00pm
Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- The Miami Marlins designated catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia for assignment on Monday. If no team claims him on the waiver wire, he will become a free agent.The Marlins signed Saltalamacchia to a three-year contract, worth $21 million, prior to the 2014 season. In 123 games with Miami, he batted .209 with 12 home runs and 45 RBIs.Saltalamacchia is just 2-for-29 (.069) with one home run on the season. With the nine-year veteran playing poorly, the Marlins turn
04/27/2015 07:00:00pm
Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez isn't worried that his job is in jeopardy after the team signed Tim Tebow to a one-year deal."He's obviously a great guy, he works hard. And we needed another guy to throw while [Sam Bradford] is still recovering," Sanchez told CSNPhilly.com. "So that's kind of the reason there [for the signing], at least as it was explained to me."Sanchez and Tebow were both teammates back in 2012, but Tebow played
04/27/2015 10:52:00am
Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Kansas City Royals' outfielder Lorenzo Cain, who was among those suspended by Major League Baseball following the brawl between his team and the Chicago White Sox, says the bad blood between the two teams has been resolved.Six players overall, including Cain, were suspended by Major League Baseball for a total of 26 games as a result of the scuffle."I think we got all our emotions out that night and I think it's over and done with," Cain said. "I th
04/27/2015 10:27:00am
Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After hurting his thumb during at-bat, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer thinks the National League should add the designated hitter like the American League.Scherzer, who will miss his next scheduled start because of the thumb injury, also hurt his wrist in the process.His injury comes at a time when St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright tore his Achilles over the weekend after stumbling out of the batters box during an at-
04/27/2015 10:12:00am
Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(OTTAWA) -- Canadiens goalie Carey Price was clearly tired of playing against the Ottawa Senators and eager to send Montreal to the second round. He stopped 43 shots on way to Montreal's 2-0 shutout over Ottawa.Brendan Gallagher's goal in the first period was all the Canadiens needed and Max Pacioretty sealed the game with an empty netter in the third to seal the victory. "I know some people thought it would be pretty easy for us to get the fourth win, but w
04/27/2015 05:00:00am
Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(MEMPHIS) -- The Memphis Grizzlies are on the cusp of eliminating the Portland Trailblazers from the first round of the playoffs, but they will have go without point guard Mike Conley in game four.Conley's face was on the receiving end of Portland's C.J. Miller's elbow in the third quarter of Saturday's 115-109 victory."Mike Conley has a facial injury, we flew him back to Memphis to be reevaluated, he will be out for Game 4," said Memphis head coach Dave Joerger.C
04/27/2015 03:00:00am
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs First Round: Cleveland Cavaliers 101 - Boston Celtics 93 (Cavaliers series win series 4-0)MLB: Chicago White Sox 3 (7-9) - Kansas City Royals 2 (12-5) - Game 1Detroit Tigers 8 (13-6) - Cleveland Indians 6 (6-11)Chicago Cubs 5 (10-7) - Cincinnati Reds 2 (8-10) Miami Marlins 6 (8-11) - Washington Nationals 2 (7-12)Tampa Bay Rays 5 (11-8) - Toronto Blue Jays 1 (9-10)Baltimore Orioles 18 (9-10) - Boston Red Sox 7 (10-9)Philadelphia Phillies 5 (7-12)
04/26/2015 11:06:00pm
Chris Graythen/Getty Imgages for NASCAR(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Kurt Busch snapped a long 35-race losing streak on Sunday at Richmond International Speedway after he held off Stewart-Haas racing teammate Kevin Harvick.Busch led 291 of the 400 laps and credited his team for his successful day."We're winners in April. It feels good," Busch said. "Plenty of time to do fun things to build the team up, get stronger, learn from all these races coming up and continue to go forward.""Like [team owner] Gene Ha
04/26/2015 07:17:00pm
Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers took care of business and swept the Boston Celtics out of the first round of the playoffs on Sunday 101-93.Kevin Love left in the first quarter after suffering a dislocated shoulder and did not return and is questionable moving forward in the playoffs."That's just not a basketball play," Love said of the way Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk tangled up his right arm with Love's left.  "I expect it to be physical, but when it has to go
04/26/2015 07:16:00pm
Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Pelicans officials plan to be aggressive as possible in presenting Anthony Davis with a maximum five-year deal that could exceed $140 million, according to league sources.The exact figures will depend on how much the NBA salary cap actually rises in 2016, but sources told ESPN.com that the Pelicans indeed intend to present Davis with the biggest offer they can once the window for negotiations opens July 1.The Pelicans would then have until O
04/26/2015 06:01:00pm
Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers put Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list due to a tight left hamstring before Sunday's game at Petco Park, marking the first time the outfielder has been on the DL inhis career.Puig aggravated the injury trying to beat out a groundball to third base Friday night. He first injured his hamstring April 13 and had been in and out of the lineup since then. Puig tried testing the injury by running on
04/26/2015 04:00:00pm
iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- The Blackhawks are moving on in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith scored the winning goal late in the third period as Chicago defeated the Nashville Predators on Saturday Night, 4-3 to win their first-round series in six games.Nashville jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the opening period with a pair of goals from forward James Neal. They would increase their lead to 3-1, 11:16 into the first period on center Matt Cullen’s goal.
04/26/2015 03:00:00pm
Elliot J. Schecter/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) -- St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is expected to miss the rest of the 2015 season due to an Achilles injury he suffered Saturday night while stumbling out of the batter's box, a source told ESPN's Jim Bowden, confirming an earlier report by Fox Sports.The Cardinals placed Wainwright on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with what they termed as an Achilles injury.  He is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday."My foot just shut
04/26/2015 02:53:00pm
Comstock/Thinkstock(CALGARY, Alberta) -- The Calgary Flames iced the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday Night, 7-4 to win their first-round playoff series in six games. It’s the first time the Flames have advanced to the second round since 2004, when they appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals, losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning in seven games.The Canucks opened the game on 3-0 run, behind goals from forwards Brandon McMillan, Jannik Hansen, and  Radim Vrbata. The Flames would pick up the pace
04/26/2015 01:00:00pm
Photos.com/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) -- Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, second baseman Howie Kendrick and third baseman Juan Uribe each hit a home run as Los Angeles (11-6) defeated the San Diego Padres (10-9) on Saturday night, 11-8.With the score tied at 3-3 in the top of the second inning, Gonzalez took a 2-2 pitch from Ian Kennedy (0-1) and sent it over the right-field wall for a three-run homer. It’s his seventh blast of the season.Dodgers starter Brandon M
04/26/2015 11:00:00am

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