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It's a light Monday with high school basketball on the local schedule. Bakersfield's boys host Dora, and the Dora girls entertain Chadwick. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Jordan Fouse scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Alfonzo McKinnie added 16 point with 10 boards to help Green Bay roll to a 66-46 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock in the opening round of the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops ...Read More
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) _ Warren Gillis scored 12 points of his 18 points during the second half and Coastal Carolina pulled away for a 72-55 victory over Central Arkansas on Sunday. Gillis also had 10 rebounds and five assists for Coastal Carolina ...Read More
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) _ Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing. ...Read More
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Ben Roethlisberger passed for 220 yards and a touchdown, Le'Veon Bell added a score and the Pittsburgh Steelers locked up a postseason berth with a methodical 20-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Pittsburgh ...Read More
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Odell Beckham Jr. caught two touchdown passes and rolled up 148 yards receiving against a defense that hadn't allowed a TD in three straight games, leading the New York Giants to a 37-27 victory over the St. Louis Rams on ...Read More
It was a rough final game before the Christmas break for the Mountain Home Lady Bombers' basketball team as they lost to Nettleton at the Billy Ply Classic at Flippin. Brad Haworth has the details. Listen: right-click to download ...Read More
Flippin did not fare any better than Mountain Home on the girls' side of the Billy Ply Classic as they were pounded by West Fork 39-14. The Lady Bobcats fall to 13-5 on the year. In the other girls' games, Marshall defeated Western Grove 54-43, ...Read More
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Bobby Portis matched his season high of 24 points and added nine rebounds in a return to his native central Arkansas as the Razorbacks pulled away in the second half for an 84-67 win over Southeast Missouri State on ...Read More
ST. LOUIS (AP) Rayvonte Rice hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the last of his 19 points, giving Illinois a 62-59 victory over Missouri in the annual Braggin' Rights game yesterday in St. Louis. Rice also had seven rebounds and three assists and ...Read More
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Anthony Livingston scored 20 points and hauled in 20 rebounds to rally Arkansas State to a 67-58 come-from-behind win over Marshall on Saturday. Trailing by eight in the second half, Arkansas State (4-4) captured the lead ...Read More
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) Clide Geffrard scored a career-high 14 points to lead four players in double figures as Stephen F. Austin overwhelmed Division Two's Arkansas Tech 94-57 on Saturday. SFA (9-3) extended its win streak to eight games as ...Read More
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iStock/Thinkstock(LAKE FOREST, Ill.) -- The Chicago Bears will start Jay Cutler at quarterback for this Sunday’s season finale against the Minnesota Vikings, after Jimmy Clausen was ruled out with a concussion on Monday.Clausen suffered the injury during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 20-14 loss to Detroit after being illegally struck in the head by Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, according to the team. Clausen stayed in the game after displaying no signs of a concussion. It wasn&
12/22/2014 06:30:00pm
Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Minnesota Twins and starting pitcher Phil Hughes enjoyed their first season together so much, the two sides have already decided to extend the relationship as the team has agreed on a three-year extension with Hughes worth $42 million.Hughes' new deal will give him a $1.2 million annual raise from his previous deal. He originally had two years left on his deal worth $16 million.The overall value of Hughes' deal is now for five years and will pay him $5
12/22/2014 09:19:00am
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As the Boston Celtics dive further and further into their rebuilding effort, head coach Brad Stevens has denied any rumors that he will eventually leave the team for a college job.“I’ve committed to being here,” Stevens told Paul Flannery of SB Nation. “I’ve already left a situation once and that was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to choose to do. This is something that as long as they want me to be here, this is wh
12/22/2014 08:59:00am
National Football League(MIAMI GARDEN, Fla.) -- Despite another season that will have them sitting out of the playoffs, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says head coach Joe Philbin will return to the team next season.At 8-7, the Dolphins flirted with the playoffs but ultimately came up short in Philbin's third season as the team's head coach."It's frustrating that we didn't make the playoffs. I feel as bad as everybody," Ross said. "But I think we're building something here, and I believe in
12/22/2014 08:50:00am
Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) (PITTSBURGH) -- Ben Roethlisberger threw for 220 yards and a touchdown to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers past the Kansas City Chiefs 20-12 Sunday Pittsburgh (10-5) locks up a playoff berth for the first time in three years and will have a chance to win the AFC North title next week when they take on Cincinnati. The Steelers pressured Alex Smith all day, sacking him six times. They also held star running back Jamaal Charles to 29 yards on nine carries. Despite the
12/22/2014 05:27:00am
Leon Halip/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Down four with less than eight minutes to go, the Detroit Lions scored 10 unanswered points to beat the Chicago Bears 20-14 Sunday.The Lions (11-4) will now take on the Packers in Green Bay next Sunday with the winner earning the NFC North championship.The Bears (5-10) started Jimmy Clausen at quarterback. He completed 23 of 39 passes for 181 yards, logging two touchdowns and an interception in the loss.Calvin Johnson caught six passes for 103 yards in the win
12/22/2014 03:33:00am
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston attended a student code of conduct hearing Sunday, during which he was cleared of allegations of sexual assault that were made in December of 2012.The decision was released in a letter to Winston and the woman accusing him by retired Florida Supreme Court Justice Major Harding.The letter was obtained by USA Today:"This was a complex case, and I worked hard to make sure both parties had a full and fair oppo
12/22/2014 01:42:00am
Jim Rogash/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- Dont'a Hightower sacked Gino Smith for a 10-yard loss on a third-and-4 with 6:08 left to play, which led to Nick Folk missing a 52-yard field goal as the New England Patriots hold off the New York Jets 17-16 Sunday.The win clinches New England (12-3) a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.The Patriots trailed by three heading into the fourth quarter but took the lead with 13:51 left to play when Jonas Gray rumbled for a one-yard touchdown run."We
12/21/2014 11:15:00pm
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: Atlanta Falcons 30 (6-9) - New Orleans Saints 14 (6-9)Carolina Panthers 17 (6-8-1) - Cleveland Browns 13 (7-8)Pittsburgh Steelers 20 (10-5) - Kansas City Chiefs 12 (8-7)Green Bay Packers 20 (11-4) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 (2-13)Miami Dolphins 37 (8-7) - Minnestoa Vikings 35 (6-9)New England Patriots 17 (12-3) - New York Jets 16 (3-12)Detroit Lions 20 (11-4) - Chicago Bears 14 (5-10)Houston Texans 25 (8-7) - Baltimore Ravens 13 (9-6) Follow @ABCNewsRadio
12/21/2014 10:17:00pm
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(TAMPA BAY) -- The Green Bay Packers took care of business Sunday with a 20-3 win over the Buccaneers.Aaron Rodgers continued his magnificent season, picking apart the Bucs secondary, completing 31 of 40 passes for 318 yards and a touchdown.Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson proved to be the reliable targets that Rodgers has trusted all seasons. Cobb caught 11 passes for 131 yards and Nelson 9 passes for 113 yards and the one Packers aerial touchdown.Eddie Lacy provided ba
12/21/2014 04:00:00pm
Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(DALLAS, Tx) -- The Dallas Cowboys beat down the Indianapolis Colts Sunday with a 42-7 victory to capture their first NFC East title since 2009.Tony Romo was magnificent as he completed 18 of 20 passes for 218 yards and 4 touchdowns. Romo also surpassed Troy Aikman to become the franchise leader in passing yards.Tony has obviously been a great quarterback for this franchise for a long time," head coach Jason Garrett said. "I think we've done a good job, organizationa
12/21/2014 03:59:00pm
Leon Halip/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS, La) -- With the season sweep of the New Orleans Saints, the Atlanta Falcons guaranteed that the winner of the NFC South will have a losing record.The Falcons defeated the Saints 30-14 Sunday, giving both teams a 6-9 record on the season.Matt Ryan led the Atlanta charge, completing 30 of 40 passes for 322 yards and one touchdown pass to Eric Weems. Julio Jones returned from injury and looked in fine form, as he caught seven passes for 107 yards.Drew Brees
12/21/2014 03:30:00pm
Andy Lyons/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) -- The Cincinnati Bengals will have to win to hold onto first place in the AFC North when they host the Denver Broncos on Monday night.Denver (11-3) has already clinched their division, but is seeking home field advantage throughout the playoffs.Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has tossed 15 touchdowns and thrown for 3,008 yards and has the utmost respect for his counterpart."Growing up I was watching [Peyton Manning] play," Dalton said.  "It's fun to get
12/21/2014 02:34:00pm
NBA via Brooklyn Nets(NEW YORK) -- The Kings and Brooklyn Nets are discussing a trade that would Deron Williams to Sacramento, reports.Sacramento has targeted Williams, but no deal is certain, according to sources.Yahoo! Sports reports that the teams have discussed a multiplayer deal that would send Derrick Williams, Jason Thompson, and Darren Collison to Brooklyn for Williams.The three-time All-Star is owed $63.1 million over the next three seasons and ESPN NBA insider Marc Stei
12/21/2014 11:05:00am
Jay Reilly/Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia on Saturday night.Doctors caught the pneumonia early enough for Ali to be in stable condition, family spokesman Bob Gunnell said."Muhammad Ali who suffers from Parkinson's Disease is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition," Gunnel told ABC News Radio.Gunnell would not release where Ali is being hospitalized and no other details are being released due
12/21/2014 07:40:00am
Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Goalie Cam Talbot agreed to a one-year, 1.45 million contract extension with the New York Rangers that will keep him with the team through the 2015-16 season.The 27-year-old Talbot has served as Henrik Lundqvist's backup for the past two seasons. During that time he's appeared in 28 games posting a 14-9-2 record with a 1.80 goals-against average, .936 save percentage and five shutouts.During the 2013-14 season, Talbot became the first Rangers goalie to allow
12/21/2014 06:34:00am
Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Kentucky started off the game on a 24-0 run and never looked back as the top-ranked Wildcats annihilated UCLA 83-44 Saturday.Eight Wildcats scored at least five points with freshman Devin Booker leading the way with 19."People can watch these guys in 20 minutes and know how really good they are," Kentucky head coach John Calipari said. "They don't need 40 minutes, and these kids are great. We're a really good team with a bunch of guys, 10 guys, that all
12/21/2014 05:10:00am
Jim Rogash/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- The New England Patriots (11-3) will be without leading receiver Julian Edelman and running back LeGarrette Blount for their important road game versus the New York Jets (3-11) Sunday, the team announced Saturday. Blount is dealing with a shoulder injury and was a limited participant in practice all week. Without Blount, the Pats should use more of Jonas Gray and Shane Vereen against a Jets' rush defense that ranks fourth in the NFL in yards
12/21/2014 03:04:00am
Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(LANDOVER, Md.) -- Kai Forbath connected on a 26-yard game-winning field goal with five seconds to play as the Washington Redskins sunk the Philadelphia Eagles 27-24 Saturday.The loss means the Eagles (9-6) can be eliminated from playoff contention Sunday if the Dallas Cowboys (10-4) beat the Indianapolis Colts.Forbath's field goal was set up after the Redskins rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland intercepted Mark Sanchez's pass with 1:31 to play. It was Sanchez's second
12/20/2014 11:19:00pm

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