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It's an unusual season opener for the Mountain Home High School basketball teams as they take the court on Saturday. The Bombers and Lady Bombers will be at home as Springdale comes to town. The Mountain Home girls are coming off a season in which ...Read More
Cotter picked up two wins as they hosted Eureka Springs for Homecoming. In the senior girls' game, the Lady Warriors beat the Lady Highlanders 55-34. Whitney Barkes led Cotter with 18 points, and Shelby Stumbaugh added ten. The Lady Warriors ...Read More
Class 7A Bentonville 17, Bryant 7 Fayetteville 42, Conway 35 Fort Smith Southside 30, Rogers Heritage 28 North Little Rock 56, Fort Smith Northside 29 Class 6A Benton 49, Little Rock Parkview 28 El Dorado 24, Greenwood 14 Jonesboro 32, ...Read More
A Twin Lakes Area native will compete in a fight to be seen on national television. Joshua Copeland, a 2002 graduate of Mountain Home High School, will take part in the UFC Fight Night Saturday in Austin, Texas. Copeland will be in one of the ...Read More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Just two days removed from a 30-point win over Wake Forest, Arkansas overcame a sluggish start to beat Delaware State 99-71 Friday night. The Razorbacks (3-0) trailed by one with six minutes remaining in the first half ...Read More
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Alec Peters scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Valparaiso defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 59-46 on Friday in the four-team Central Michigan tournament opener. Vashil Fernandez had 11 points, seven boards and ...Read More
It's Senior Day for Arkansas as they look to become bowl eligible. The Razorbacks are set to host Ole Miss for their final home game. Arkansas is currently 5-5 on the season and 1-5 in the SEC. The Hogs are coming off a huge shutout victory ...Read More
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The situation is clear-cut for No. 19 Missouri. If the Tigers (8-2, 5-1 SEC) win Saturday at Tennessee (5-5, 2-4) and Nov. 28 against Arkansas (5-5, 1-5), they make a second straight appearance in the Southeastern Conference ...Read More
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs have signed veteran Jason Avant to help a beleaguered and injury-prone group of wide receivers. The move reunites Avant with Andy Reid, his longtime coach in Philadelphia. Kansas City cleared roster space by ...Read More
Former Mountain Home High School football coach Shane Patrick has resigned as the head coach at Springdale. Patrick turned in his resignation yesterday as both head football coach for the Bulldogs and as associate atheltic director. He was ...Read More
For anyone who made a purchase from the Mountain Home High School softball program during their Holiday Meat Sale, items will be available for pickup this weekend. Buyers can receive their meats at the high school Friday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 ...Read More
Football and basketball make up the local Friday schedule. It's week two of the postseason for Arkansas high school football, and Melbourne continues action in the Class 3A State Playoffs. The Bearkatz will be on the road for a matchup with ...Read More
The Arvest Bank Tournament held its semifinal round in Flippin on Thursday, and the host team on the boys' bracket was able to advance to Saturday's title game. The Bobcats were able to defeat Jasper 55-47. Landry Kopacz led Flippin with 16 ...Read More
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) _ Robert Lowe ran for 236 yards and four touchdowns, both career highs, to lead Texas State past Arkansas State 45-27 on Thursday night. Will Johnson kicked a 25-yard field goal with 3:06 left in the third quarter, ...Read More
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ The Little Rock Touchdown Club has announced 106 nominees for the second Cliff Harris Award, which will be presented next month to the top defensive player in small-college football. The list features players from ...Read More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ Former Arkansas Razorback golfer Stacy Lewis has been selected for induction into the Women's Golf Coaches Association's Players Hall of Fame. Lewis was a four-time All-American at UA and won the 2007 NCAA ...Read More
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Derek Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining and the Oakland Raiders snapped a 16-game losing streak with a 24-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. Oakland's Latavius ...Read More
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Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Phoenix Suns 122 (8-5) - Philadelphia 76ers 96 (0-12)Orlando Magic 105 (6-8) - Charlotte Hornets 100 (4-9)Atlanta Hawks 99 (5-5) - Detroit Pistons 89 (3-9)Toronto Raptors 124 (10-2) - Milwaukee Bucks 83 (7-6)Memphis Grizzlies 117 (11-2) - Boston Celtics 100 (4-7)San Antonio Spurs 121 (8-4) - Minnesota Timberwolves 92 (3-8)Washington Wizards 91 (8-3) - Cleveland Cavaliers 78 (5-6)Brooklyn Nets 94 (5-7) - Oklahoma City Thunder 92 (3-11)Dallas Mavericks 140 (10
11/21/2014 09:25:00pm
National Basketball Association(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin is out indefinitely with a right wrist fracture, the team announced Friday.Martin fractured the wrist on his shooting hand when he was fouled while shooting a 3-pointer during the first quarter of the Timberwolves' 115-99 win over the New York Knicks Thursday. Despite the injury, Martin played the entire game scoring 37 points.Martin joins a growing list of injured T-Wolves that includes Ricky Rubio (ankle)
11/21/2014 08:35:00pm
Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill announced Friday that the team has signed center Jason Spezza to a four-year contract extension.According to, the deal is worth an average of $7.5 million per season and comes with a no-trade clause. "Jason is a world-class player and his commitment to the organization is a reflection of what we are building in Dallas," Nill said in a release. "The professionalism and production he brings to our gro
11/21/2014 06:16:00pm
Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Despite over $30 million in earnings during his career, Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, claiming his parents are responsible for his financial troubles.According to a report from the Columbus Dispatch, prior to signing a seven-year, $30.5 million deal in 2011, Johnson granted power of attorney to his mother, and gave her full control of his finances.Johnson claims his mother, Tina Johnson, purchase
11/21/2014 09:22:00am
Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Since 2007, running back Adrian Peterson has been the face of the Minnesota Vikings franchise, but after a recent child abuse scandal, Peterson knows it might be best to move on.In a recent interview with USA Today, Peterson said “maybe it’s best for me to get a fresh start somewhere else.”"I would love to go back and play in Minnesota to get a feel and just see if my family still feels comfortable there,” Peter
11/21/2014 08:45:00am
BananaStock/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) -- Once seen as a potential All-Star caliber player, first baseman Ike Davis' fall continues as the Pittsburgh Pirates have decided to designate him for assignment.The Pirates now have 10 days to trade or release Davis.Davis was acquired by the Pirates back in April from the New York Mets. After struggling in recent years, some felt a chance of scenery was necessary for him.Despite the new team, Davis' struggles continued. In 131 games with the Pirates, Davis h
11/21/2014 08:35:00am
Stock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Tim Howard, goalkeeper of the United States Men's National Soccer Team, was named the 2014 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year on Thursday.It is the second time in his career that Howard has received the honor, first winning it in 2008.The award, revealed on ESPN's SportsCenter, is given to the top performer from the United States National Team."It's pretty special to have my name up there with the greats," Howard said on SportsCenter. Howard beat out five of his t
11/21/2014 04:46:00am
Thomas Northcut/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The California Golden Bears opened up a 12-point halftime lead, maintaining the advantage all the way until the final buzzer for a 73-59 upset win over 23rd-raked Syracuse on Thursday night.With the victory, Cal (3-0) moves on to the finals of the annual 2K Classic against Texas on Friday at Madison Square Garden."We lost to them the past two years, and with guys that were returning it plays on your mind," said first-year head coach Cuonzo Martin. "But I t
11/21/2014 02:31:00am
Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- The NHL announced on Thursday that the Buffalo Sabres home game on Friday night has been postponed due to severe lake-effect snowstorms in the area. Buffalo was scheduled to host the New York Rangers and a make-up date has not been announced.More than five feet of snow has fallen across parts of Western New York, and as many as three more is projected to fall by Friday night. This has left many residents in and around Buffalo incapable of leav
11/20/2014 11:23:00pm
Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Derek Carr threw only one touchdown pass Thursday night, but it was the most important one for the Oakland Raiders. With 1:42 remaining in regulation, Carr connected with James Jones on a 9-yard scoring play that put the Raiders ahead for good as they beat the Kansas City Chiefs 24-20.It was the first win of the year for Oakland (1-10) who snapped a 16-game losing streak that dated back to last season. Led by a dominant run game, the Raiders racke
11/20/2014 10:58:00pm
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Top 25 College Baksetball: (10) Texas 71 (3-0) - Iowa 57 (2-1) (12) Villanova 72 (3-0) - Bucknell 65 (1-2)(15) VCU 106 (3-0) - MD-E Shore 66 (1-3)(16) San Diego State 51 (3-0) - CSU Bakersfield 27 (0-4)(17) Connecticut 65 (2-0) - College of Charleston 57 (1-2)Indiana 74 (3-0) - (22) SMU 68 (1-2)California 73 (3-0) - (23) Syracuse 59 (2-1)(24) Michigan 71 (3-0) - Detroit 62 (1-2)NFL: Oakland Raiders 24 (1-10) - Kansas City Chiefs 20 (7-4)NBA: Los Angeles Clip
11/20/2014 09:43:00pm
Jim Rogash/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Running back LeGarrette Blount is a New England Patriot again.After being cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday, Blount signed with the Patriots Thursday, the team he played for last season.ESPN reports the deal is for two years, is worth the veteran's minimum, and comes with incentives.The 27-year-old Blount was released by the Steelers the day after he left the field -- before the team's Monday night game versus the Titans ended. Reportedly Blount was m
11/20/2014 08:30:00pm
Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Due to the extreme blizzard that's hit the Buffalo area, the NFL announced Thursday that the Sunday's Bills game against the New York Jets would be moved to another city.ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports the game will be played Monday night in Detroit at 7:00 p.m. Eastern.The Buffalo area has been hammered with at least six feet of snow which has stopped the Bills from holding practice Wednesday and Thursday.According to Bills' officials, every foot of
11/20/2014 05:01:00pm
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Boston College will do everything they can to match the explosive Florida State Seminoles on Saturday.Eagles head coach Steve Addazio knows what a tough task is ahead playing the 10-0 Seminoles."These guys find a way to win and they play the best at their most competitive moments. That's usually what great teams do," Addazio said.  "...They won the national championship and they're undefeated and it's their second year running. They played Auburn las
11/20/2014 02:45:00pm
Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) -- Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning believes that the team needs to step up these last six games if they have any chance at getting back to the Super Bowl.After losing to the Rams last Sunday, Manning and the Broncos will take on the Dolphins this weekend."Just your sense of urgency has to increase,'' Manning said following Wednesday's practice. "Realizing there aren't many games left and we better get on it, better get going. Need to play b
11/20/2014 11:05:00am
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(TEMPE, Ariz.) -- The Arizona Cardinals will travel to Seattle on Sunday with a big chip on their shoulder playing as the underdog under backup Drew Stanton.Stanton led the Cardinals to a 14-6 win over the Lions last Sunday, but they won't be the favorite entering the 12th man at CenturyLink Field."I would've anticipated that," Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said. "Going up there, everybody's usually an underdog. It's another one of those things that we don't really
11/20/2014 08:00:00am
Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- The NBA announced Wednesday that Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor would be suspended for 24 games without pay after pleading guilty to misdemeanor physical assault and malicious destruction of hotel property last month.The 25-year-old will be credited the first 11 games of the season, which he sat out, and be forced to miss the next 13 as well. In total, the suspension will cost Taylor $119,689 of his $915,000 salary. As of Wednesday nigh
11/20/2014 03:22:00am
Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(OMAHA, Neb.) -- Trailing at halftime, the Creighton Bluejays rallied from 18 points down to knock off 18th-ranked Oklahoma 65-63 Wednesday night. The Bluejays (3-0) used a 24-4 run in the second half to turn the tide on the Sooners (1-1).Playing without the 2014 Player of the Year in Doug McDermott, now in the NBA, Creighton opened the game shooting just 6-of-25 (24%) in the first half. That allowed Oklahoma to build up a 35-24 lead at the break as the Sooners return
11/20/2014 02:03:00am
Chris Graythen/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- For the first time in the 2014-15 season, the Los Angeles Lakers won consecutive games with a 98-92 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. Kobe Bryant led the way with 29 points, seven assists, and five rebounds for the Lakers (3-9)."Look, we had a bad start," Bryant said. "Are we a 3-9 team? No. We're a much better team than that. We got off to a really bad start, but we'll (get better)."Trailing by four with less than a minute to play, Los Ange
11/20/2014 12:59:00am
Jed Jacobson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In his first trip back to the Barclays Center since leaving the team, Jason Kidd and the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Brooklyn Nets 122-118 in triple overtime on Wednesday. The Bucks (7-5) trailed by eight at halftime but rallied to force extra play.In the first overtime, Milwaukee actually had a chance to win the game. With the game tied at 105, Brandon Knight picked off a pass from Joe Johnson with 2.9 seconds remaining. Knight then sprinted the length of
11/19/2014 11:09:00pm

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