December 1, 2015
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Local sports stories
Basketball makes up the Monday schedule as a couple of local high school boys' teams begin action in the 55th annual Forsyth Basketball Tournament. Flippin meets Lighthouse Christian at six p.m., and the School of the Ozarks takes on Reeds Spring ...Read More
     KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Alex Smith threw for 255 yards and two touchdowns, Spencer Ware ran for 114 yards and a score, and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Buffalo Bills 30-22 on Sunday in a matchup of teams in the ...Read More
     CINCINNATI (AP) _ Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes _ two of them to A.J. Green _ and the Cincinnati Bengals ended their brief skid with a 31-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. After dropping a ...Read More
Both of Viola's basketball teams were one and done Saturday in the 57th annual Williams Baptist College High School Tournament at Walnut Ridge. The Lady Longhorns were eliminated by Sloan-Hendrix 45-29, and the Viola boys fell to Marmaduke ...Read More
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Fredi Knighten threw two touchdown passes, ran for another, and Arkansas State beat New Mexico State 52-28 Saturday to clinch at least a share of the Sun Belt Conference championship. Knighten finished 23 of 42 for 367 as ...Read More
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Josh Hagins scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead undefeated Arkansas-Little Rock to a 64-60 win over Tulsa on Saturday. Jalen Jackson added 12 points and Kemy Osse sank the go-ahead 3-pointer for Little Rock, which ...Read More
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) JoVaughn Love hit two late jump shots and grabbed a rebound off a missed free throw to help Arkansas-Pine Bluff hold on for a 62-60 win over Southeastern Louisiana in the Barclays Center Classic on Saturday night. Trailing ...Read More
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Jamie Weisner scored 26 points to help Number 7 Oregon State beat Arkansas 63-47 on Saturday in the San Juan Shootout. Weisner was 6 of 7 from 3-point range and 9 of 15 overall from the field for the Beavers (5-0). ...Read More
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Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant announced his retirement Sunday, saying this season -- his 20th in the NBA -- will be his last.The NBA legend made the announcement hours before Sunday's game, writing in a poem: "This season is all I have left to give. My heart can take the pounding, my mind can handle the grind, but my body knows it's time to say goodbye."The Philadelphia native dominated the sport for two decades, entering the NBA directly fro
11/30/2015 05:50:00pm
ABC News(NEW YORK) -- At just 15 years old, Reece Whitley is already being called the next Michael Phelps.Whitley, who stands 6-foot-8, is a swimming sensation and Monday morning on ABC News' Good Morning America, he learned that he was named Sports Illustrated’s SportsKid of the Year for 2015.“Heyyyyy, awesome,” the swimming sensation from Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, said, clapping his hands in excitement. “It’s amazing. This whole process has been really fun to
11/30/2015 11:21:00am
Mike Stone/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It looks like the New England Patriots could be down another player.Even before tight end Rob Gronkowski was carried off the field with a knee injury during Sunday’s losing game against the Denver Broncos, a knee injury also threatended to bench Dont’a Hightower for a few weeks, NFL Media reports.According to the report, the linebacker has apparently sprained his MCL.Though the knee injury is not likely to end the season for Hightower, it wil
11/30/2015 10:31:00am
Allen Kee / ESPN Images(DENVER) -- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered an injury to his right knee during the fourth quarter of Sunday night's game against the Denver Broncos. But just how serious is it?We may soon find out. The star player is expected to undergo an MRI on Monday, a source tells ESPN, adding that, "We think he is going to be OK."Gronkowski was carted off the field with 2:49 remaining in the fourth quarter after he was hit by Broncos defensive back Darian Stewa
11/30/2015 10:16:00am
Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- Bill Lazor has been fired as the offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins, the team announced on Monday.The move comes after the Dolphins lost to the New York Jets on Sunday, 38-20. Miami is now 4-7 this season.Quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor will step in as the team’s play caller for the remainder of the season, the Dolphins said.Meanwhile, in another coaching move, Miami promoted Phil McGeoghan to wide receivers coach.Copyright &
11/30/2015 09:41:00am
Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(SEATTLE) -- Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham is out for the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury on Sunday, according to the team's head coach."We've loved Jimmy Graham coming to our team and we're very grateful that he's been a part of it and we're going to miss the heck out of him the rest of the season," coach Pete Carroll said Sunday after Seattle's 39-30 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.Carroll said Graham hurt the patellar tendon in his righ
11/30/2015 09:36:00am
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEKansas City 30, Buffalo 22N-Y Jets 38, Miami 20Minnesota 20, Atlanta 10Houston 24, New Orleans 6Washington 20, N-Y Giants 14Oakland 24, Tennessee 21San Diego 31, Jacksonville 25Cincinnati 31, St. Louis 7Indianapolis 25, Tampa Bay 12Arizona 19, San Francisco 13Seattle 39, Pittsburgh 30Denver 30, New England 24NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCharlotte 87, Milwaukee 82L-A Clippers 107, Minnesota 99Orl
11/30/2015 04:08:00am
Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Kobe Bryant is retiring.The NBA superstar and 37-year-old Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard announced his retirement on Sunday in a letter titled, "Dear basketball" published in a post for The Player's Tribune."But I can't love you obsessively for much longer," Bryant said in the post. "This season is all I have left to give. My heart can take the pounding. My mind can handle the grind but my body knows it's time to say goodbye."And that's OK. I'
11/29/2015 07:11:00pm
Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) -- Rutgers University has fired its football head coach Kyle Flood and Athletic Director Julie Hermann, ABC News has learned. The former dean of Seton Hall law school will serve as interim athletic director."Kyle Flood has been a loyal and dedicated member of our community for more than a decade and our head football coach for four seasons, during which his teams won 26 games and played in three bowl games," said Rutgers University President Rober
11/29/2015 01:18:00pm
Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) -- Rutgers University has fired its football head coach Kyle Flood and Athletic Director Julie Hermann, ABC News has learned. The former dean of Seton Hall law school will serve as interim athletic director.The university has not yet commented on the matter. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
11/29/2015 01:18:00pm -- Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was shocked to learn of the death of long-time friend Garrett Swasey, the police officer gunned down at a Colorado Planned Parenthood Friday."You can't explain it. It's horrific," an emotional Kerrigan said in an interview with ABC affiliate WCVB-TV in Boston.Swasey, a University of Colorado-Colorado Springs campus officer, 44, was killed when he responded in support of Colorado Springs police to reports of an active shooter at the clin
11/29/2015 12:24:00pm
iStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) -- Philadelphia 76ers' rookie forward Jahlil Okafor was pulled over for going 108 mph on the Ben Franklin Bridge about three weeks ago, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.  The bridge connects Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey.This comes after Boston police announced that Okafor was involved in a bar fight after the 76ers loss to the Celtics on Thursday. Boston police said Friday that they do not intend to investigate an altercation that allegedly involved P
11/29/2015 10:49:00am
Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images(DUSSELDORF, Germany) -- Tyson Fury dethroned world champion Wladimir Klitschko in an unanimous decision Saturday at ESPRIT Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany.Klitschko was the favorite to win and the crowd watched in awe as the major upset unfolded."This is a dream come true," said an emotional Fury, who broke into in tears after the fight. "We worked so hard for this. I've done it."Fury also addressed Klitschko in the ring. "I'd like to say to Wladimir, you're a
11/29/2015 07:50:00am
Brett Carlsen/Getty Images(BATON ROUGE, La.) -- Could Saturday's game be Les Miles' last?That's what sources have told ESPN about the head coach for the Louisiana State University football team.According to ESPN, the school is "heavily in favor" of a new coach, but Miles has not been formally asked to leave.After reports surfaced that Miles had admitted he was resigning after speaking with the LSU Gridiron Club, the school denied the claims in a tweet."Contrary to media reports, #LSU coach Les M
11/27/2015 08:28:00pm
iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- Boston police said Friday that they do not intend to investigate an altercation that allegedly involved Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor unless someone comes forward to say they were the victim of a crime, ESPN reports.This comes after police responded to a fight outside a Boston nightclub on Wednesday night after the Sixers lost to the Boston Celtics.A video was released Thursday shows the altercation starting as a verbal argument between two people and then
11/27/2015 12:32:00pm
Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wis.) -- Brett Favre was honored by the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving day. The Packers retired his number, four, unveiling it on the Lambeau Field facade.Before the game, Farve was also presented with a key to the city."I never dreamed of the unveiling of my jersey. I never dreamed of the Hall of Fame. Granted, that's awesome. But I dreamed of playing. Very few people can probably say this: The dreams that I had as a kid, mine have come true and then s
11/27/2015 10:44:00am
Toni L. Sandys/ The Washington Post via Getty Images(ASHBURN, Va.) -- Washington Redskins cornerback Chris Culliver will miss the rest of the season due to a torn ACL, according to ESPN.Culliver injured his right knee in practice Thursday while he was jumping to defend a pass. An MRI confirmed the injury.Culliver missed three games earlier this season due to swelling in his left knee. and another because of a suspension. He was also awaiting a second opinion on a shoulder injury that he had this
11/26/2015 03:58:00pm
Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(RENTON, Wash.) -- Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had surgery Wednesday related to a sports hernia injury, ESPN reports."The doctor was very optimistic about a quick recovery," coach Pete Carroll said. "And that could mean within three or four weeks or something like that, there's a chance. So we'll see how that all works out."Carroll also said that it is possible that Lynch could miss the remainder of the season."I think you'd have to say that there's a
11/26/2015 03:43:00pm
Scott Clarke/ESPN Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Washington Redskins are facing backlash after a Thanksgiving wish sent via Twitter left many followers offended.The team tweeted a photo wishing fans a happy holiday with a picture of their logo. Wishing you and your family a Happy #Thanksgiving.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 26, 2015Critics flooded the NFL team's page with responses highlighting the irony of their tweet because of their Native American
11/26/2015 01:56:00pm

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