March 2, 2015
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The Twin Lakes Area will be represented by 16 high school basketball teams when state tournaments begin this week in Arkansas and Missouri. Both of Mountain Home's teams will take part in the Class 6A State Tournament at Siloam Springs. The ...Read More
A few local high school basketball teams wrapped up regional action on Sunday. Norfork's girls came up short of the championship at the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament at Hillcrest Elementary School in Lynn. The Lady Panthers fell to Izard County ...Read More
COLUMBIA, Mo.   Sophomore Jessica Jackson scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team dropped the last game of the regular season at Missouri, 57-41, ...Read More
High school basketball makes up the Sunday schedule as a few local teams will be in regional tournament makeup action. The Class 1A Region 2 Tournament will make another attempt to come to an end at Hillcrest Elementary School in Lynn. Viola's ...Read More
Despite some regional tournaments across the state having to postpone their games because of the weather, the Class 3A Region 3 Tournament was able to finish on schedule Saturday at Manila. Flippin's boys came away with a third place finish after ...Read More
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Andrew Harrison and Trey Lyles each scored 18 points, and top-ranked Kentucky rolled past Number 18 Arkansas 84-67 Saturday to clinch the Southeastern Conference regular season title. The long-awaited marquee matchup of the ...Read More
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia strengthened its NCAA tournament hopes with a runaway 68-44 win over Missouri yesterday in Athens. The Tigers, dead last in the SEC, struggled with poor shooting while quickly falling behind by double figures during the ...Read More
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) Kavin Gilder-Tulbury scored 19 points and Texas State kept its Sun Belt Tournament hopes alive with a 70-60 win over Arkansas State Saturday. The Bobcats (13-14, 7-11) move into a three-team tie for seventh place in the ...Read More
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Lonnie McClanahan had 18 points and 12 assists, Erick Neal had a key 3-pointer and Texas-Arlington beat Arkansas-Little Rock 82-73 Saturday. McClanahan celebrated his senior night with his first double-double of the season ...Read More
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) Mike Martin made two crucial free throws in the final 36 seconds to finish with 17 points and lead Central Arkansas to its second win of the season, a 74-72 victory over Southeastern Louisiana in Southland Conference play ...Read More
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) JoVaughn Love scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds as the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff beat Grambling State 66-57 Saturday night. Tevin Hammond added 14 points and four rebounds for the Golden Lions (10-20, 7-9 ...Read More
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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The hits keep coming for the Chicago Bulls as the team announced that guard Jimmy Butler will miss the next 3-6 weeks with an elbow injury.Butler suffered the injury on Sunday during the team's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.Butler underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed a Grade 2/3 ulnar ligament sprain and small bone impaction injury to his left elbow, the team announced in a statement.Fortunately for Butler, he will not need to undergo surgery, and is ho
03/02/2015 01:01:00pm
Len Redkoles/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As the Tampa Bay Lightning enter the stretch run of the NHL season, the team went out and made their team stronger before the trade deadline as they acquired defenseman Braydon Coburn from the Philadelphia Flyers. In order to acquire Coburn's services, the Lightning had to give up their 2015 first- and third-round draft picks along with defenseman Radko Gudas. The Lightning also shipped Brett Connolly to the Boston Bruins for a second-round pick i
03/02/2015 09:35:00am
NBA via Chicago Bulls(CHICAGO) -- Just one day after undergoing surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has already began his rehab for the injury.Rose suffered yet another setback on the court that has derailed his career, but he's determined to remain a key player."He's been through two tough ones," Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said. "I think he's gained confidence from that. The ACL knee is great and he knew [a re-tear] was a poss
03/02/2015 09:11:00am
NBA via Denver Nuggets(NEW YORK) -- Despite letting it be known that he had hoped to stay in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia 76ers have waived center JaVale McGee after just six games with the team.McGee was acquired during the trade deadline in a trade with the Denver Nuggets.The Sixers waived McGee prior to the midnight deadline that makes McGee eligible to appear in the playoffs this season with another team.Not only will McGee now have a chance to sign with a contending team, he will still ea
03/02/2015 09:01:00am
Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images(SUNRISE, Fl.) -- Jaromir Jagr tied Phil Esposito for fifth on the all-time scoring list in NHL history on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Lightning."I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there," Jagr said of Esposito. "After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor fo
03/02/2015 02:48:00am
Dustin Bradford/Getty Images(DENVER, Co.) -- The Denver Broncos will not allow their leading receiver of the past three seasons to see the light of free agency.The Broncos are expected to use the franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas, according to the Denver Post. Furthermore, the team will use the "nonexclusive" tag, which means Thomas is free to negotiate with other teams, but the Broncos can match any offer or the signing team must compensate Denver with two first-round picks.Under the franchise
03/02/2015 02:00:00am
Al Bello/Getty Images(OAKLAND) -- The Oakland Raiders made a gamble last year that LaMarr Woodley would bring a strong veteran presence to the middle of their defense.It went bust. The Raiders are expected to cut Woodley this week, according to CSN Bay Area.Woodley, 30, signed a two-year $12 million dollar contract with the Raiders after spending the first seven seasons of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.However, Woodley missed 10 games last season due to a biceps injury. Even when
03/02/2015 01:00:00am
Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The New York Rangers have completed a deal to acquire one of the top scoring defenseman in the NHL.The Rangers have acquired Keith Yandle, as well as defenseman Chris Summers and a 2016 fourth-round pick from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for defenseman John Moore, top prospect Anthony Duclair, a 2016 first-round pick, and a 2015 second-round pick.Yandle has had two 50+ point seasons in his career and recorded at least 30 points over the last seven seasons
03/02/2015 12:00:00am
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 96 (39-21) - Chicago Bulls 86 (37-23)Houston Rockets 105 (41-18) - Cleveland Cavaliers 103 (37-24) - OvertimeNHL: Winnipeg Jets 5 (32-20-12, 76pts) - Los Angeles Kings 2 (29-21-12, 70pts)Florida Panthers 4 (28-22-13, 69pts) - Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (38-20-6, 82pts)Pittsburgh Penguins 5 (35-17-9, 79pts) - Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (26-32-4, 56pts)Top 25 Men's College Basketball: (5) Wisconsin 68 (26-3) - Michiga
03/01/2015 09:51:00pm
Rob Carr/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards will not be ready to pitch Opening Day for the team according to manager, Mike Scioscia.Richards is expected to begin pitcher fielding drills in a week as he continues to make progress from August knee surgery.  The Angels remain hopeful he could be pitching in games two or three weeks into the season."It's not going to be Opening Day, let's put it that way," Scioscia said Sunday. "He knows it, and it
03/01/2015 09:01:00pm
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- LeBron James missed two free throws with under five seconds remaining in overtime and James Harden missed his second one on purpose in the Rockets 105-103 win over Cleveland on Sunday.Harden led the way with for Houston with 33 points, eight rebounds, and five assists."That's a very good team over there," Harden told ABC after the game.  "We were battling through injuries all season.  We wanted to come out here and prove that we were a good team
03/01/2015 07:59:00pm
Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) -- The Dallas Cowboys have informed the agent of Dez Bryant that the team will place the franchise tag on the All-Pro wide receiver, Vice President Stephen Jones confirmed.The Cowboys have to notify the league by 4 p.m. ET Monday, which will guarantee Bryant roughly $13 million in 2015. The Cowboys will not use the exclusive franchise tag on Bryant, but if a team wants to take Bryant away from the Cowboys, they would have to give up two first-round pick
03/01/2015 06:41:00pm
Jerry Markland/Getty Images(HAMPTON, Ga.) -- The pressure is off Jimmie Johnson early this season after he took home the checkered flag at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday at the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.Johnson held off Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the second Sprint Cup race of the year."I'm just so excited that the guys — we have new guys — could understand what I was complaining about and the things I didn't like about my race car," said Johnson, who started 38th
03/01/2015 05:20:00pm
Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(CHICAGO) --  Minnie Minoso, Chicago's 1st African-American Major League Baseball player has passed away.  Minoso established himself in his first at-bat in the majors in 1951 by hitting a two-run home run."We have lost our dear friend and a great man," White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf said in a release. "Many tears are falling."The medical examiner's office did not offer details right away, however, there is some question about his age, but the White Sox say h
03/01/2015 03:32:00pm
iStockphoto(TORONTO) -- The Toronto Blue Jays signed outfielder Dayan Viciedo to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, the club announced on Sunday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Viciedo was originally signed by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 2008. In five seasons in the Windy City, he batted .254 with 66 home runs and 211 RBIs in 483 regular season games. He also scored 200 runs and had an OBP of .298.The White Sox designated Viciedo
03/01/2015 03:00:00pm
Christian Petersen/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Blackhawks acquired forward Antoine Vermette from the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday for defenseman Klas Dahlbeck and a first round selection in this year’s NHL draft.In 63 games with the Coyotes this season, the 32-year-old Vermette scored 16 goals and had 22 assists for 35 points.During his 11-year NHL career, Vermette has suited up for the Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets and Coyotes. In 815 regular season games, he has 194 goal
03/01/2015 12:00:00pm
Comstock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) -- Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto scored the goal-ahead goal, 1:19 into the third period as Philadelphia (27-25-11; 65pts) doubled up the New York Rangers (38-17-6; 82pts) on Saturday night, 4-2.Del Zotto with an assist from center Sean Couturier bypassed Rangers goaltender Cam Talbot for the short-handed goal, his 8th of the season. Talbot saved 30-of 33 shots while Flyers goaltender Steve Mason was 34-of-36 in save attempts.The Rangers had a 2-1 lead afte
03/01/2015 09:00:00am
Lance King/Getty Images(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- Senior Darion Atkins had 16 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in his final home game for Virginia as the No. 2 Cavaliers defeated Virginia Tech 69-57 Saturday.Virginia (27-1, 15-1 ACC) has now clinched at least a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference title with two games remaining. The Cavaliers have now won eight straight and matched the 1981-82 team for the best start in school history.Malcolm Brogdon had 19 points
03/01/2015 06:06:00am
iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Anaheim Ducks acquired winger Tomas Fleischmann from the Florida Panthers in exchange for winger Dany Heatley and a third round pick in the 2015 draft.The 30-year-old Fleischmann has played in 52 games this season scoring seven goals and tallying 21 points. Fleischmann is reunited with his former head coach whom he playd for in Washington, Bruce Boudreau. With Boudreau at the helm during the 2009-10 season, Fleischmann scored 23 goals and dished out 28 ass
03/01/2015 04:33:00am
Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images(MIAMI) -- Three-time stolen base champion Juan Pierre announced that after playing 14 years in the major leagues, he will retire.The 37-year-old Pierre finishes his career 18th in career stolen bases (614). He was also a member of the 2003 Florida Marlins World Series championship team.Pierre was selected in the 13th round of the amateur draft by the Colorado Rockies. He finishes his career playing three seasons with the Rockies, four with the Marlins, on
03/01/2015 01:38:00am

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