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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
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission set the state’s deer hunting seasons last week, with modern gun deer season opening Nov. 14, archery season opening Sept. 26, and muzzleloader season opening Oct. 17. The deer season dates are part ...Read More
Baseball, softball, soccer and track make up the local Thursday schedule. The Mountain Home High School baseball team will hit the road for a matchup with Marion that was originally scheduled for Friday. The varsity game begins at four p.m. ...Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Kolten Wong homered and drove in the tiebreaking run with a double in the eighth inning to lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. Wong finished 3 for 4 with three ...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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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
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
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: New York Mets 6 (13-3) - Atlanta Braves 3 (8-7)New York Yankees 2 (9-7) - Detroit Tigers 1 (11-5)Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (8-8) - Chicago Cubs 4 (8-7)Miami Marlins 9 (5-11) - Philadelphia Phillies 1 (5-11)Miwaukee Brewers 4 (3-13) - Cincinatti Reds 2 (8-8) Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.inser
04/23/2015 05:01:00pm
Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament and tendon, the team announced on Thursday.Nathan suffered the injury on Wednesday after leaving a minor league game after 10 pitches."It feels like I broke my arm," Nathan said Wednesday. "I never have broken my arm, but I would assume this is what it feels like."Nathan missed the entire 2010 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.The 40
04/23/2015 03:27:00pm
Rob Tringali/Sportschrome(NEW YORK) -- Former slugger Barry Bonds has been cleared legally after a federal court of appeals overturned the career home run leader's obstruction of justice conviction Wednesday.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a rambling answer Bonds gave before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into steroid distribution."Today's news is something that I have long hoped for," Bonds said in a statement. "I am humbled and truly tha
04/23/2015 12:04:00pm
Jeff Gross/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Miami Dolphins signed free agent wide receiver Greg Jennings to a two-year deal, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports.Jennings spent the last two seasons with the Vikings after signing a five-year deal. He caught 127 passes for 1,546 yards and 10 touchdowns.Prior to Minnesota, Jennings spent seven seasons with the Packers and played under current Miami head coach Joe Philbin, who was the offensive coordinator in Green Bay.Jennings had some of the best s
04/23/2015 08:57:00am
Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) -- Kevin Hayes and the New York Rangers have the Pittsburgh Penguins on the brink of elimination.Hayes scored in the first overtime to give the Rangers a 2-1 victory Wednesday night and a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series."It will be a memorable one, for sure," Hayes said after his first playoff goal.Martin St. Louis took control when he threw the puck in front on a wraparound. The puck pinballed
04/23/2015 07:27:00am
Christian Petersen/Getty Images(MEMPHIS) -- Mike Conley and Courtney Lee each scored 18 points as the Grizzlies beat Portland 97-82 Wednesday night to grab the franchise's first 2-0 lead in a playoff series.The Grizzlies took full advantage of starting the playoffs at home for only the second time in their short postseason history. They had only won their playoff opener once before, and that was on the road in San Antonio in 2011."All we did is just take care of home court, w
04/23/2015 06:21:00am
Jeffrey Hamilton/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Lucas Duda hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning that sent the New York Mets to their 10th consecutive victory Wednesday night, 3-2 over the Atlanta Braves.Wilmer Flores hit a tying homer and an RBI single for the Mets (12-3), to capture their longest winning streak since winning 10 in a row in July of 2008.Another victory in the series finale Thursday afternoon would match the team record of 11 in a row which was las
04/23/2015 03:13:00am
NBA via Boston Celtics(DALLAS) -- The Dallas Mavericks are ruling out point guard Rajon Rondo indefinitely because of an injury he sustained Tuesday night against the Rockets, according to the team.When asked Wednesday if he expects Rondo to be in a Mavericks uniform next season, head coach Rick Carlisle replied: "No, I don't."Rondo played only 34 seconds in the second half of Dallas' Game 2 loss, and he was benched by Carlisle after picking up two quick fouls while defending Jame
04/23/2015 12:07:00am

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