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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
Basketball makes up the local Saturday schedule as Mountain Home's high school girls play their final game before the Christmas holiday. The Lady Bombers will meet Nettleton on the final day of the Billy Ply Classic sponsored by Ranger Boats in ...Read More
It was a split for the Mountain Home High School basketball teams Friday night against their rivals from Harrison. Brad Haworth has the details. Listen: right-click to download mp3     The Lady Bombers started ...Read More
The second annual Billy Ply Classic sponsored by Ranger Boats began Friday in Flippin with the host teams picking up victories. The Bobcat boys were able to defeat Drew Central by a score of 51-38. Dean Smyser led Flippin with 22 points. The ...Read More
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Members of the University of Arkansas men's basketball team visited patients at Arkansas Children's Hospital, posing for photos, playing games and signing autographs. Coach Mike Anderson took his team to the hospital in ...Read More
ST. LOUIS (AP) Illinois and Missouri meet Saturday in their annual Braggin' Rights basketball game in St. Louis. Illinois is 8-3 but unranked for the pre-Christmas game for the second straight year. They've lost three of five. Missouri is off to ...Read More
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Justin Gray scored 13 points and Devaugntah Williams added 11 to lift Texas Tech past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 72-51 on Friday night. The win gave the Red Raiders (9-1) their ninth straight win at home and moves them to 2-0 in ...Read More
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri wide receiver Jimmie Hunt will undergo surgery for a left shoulder injury and miss the Citrus Bowl. The senior had been day to day before consulting with team doctors, who determined the injury was too painful for him ...Read More
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe missed his third straight day of practice with the flu Friday and is questionable for Sunday's pivotal game at Pittsburgh. The Chiefs (8-6) would not be eliminated from the playoff race with a ...Read More
IRVING, Texas (AP) DeMarco Murray is listed as questionable against Indianapolis after the NFL rushing leader did some work in practice this week for Dallas with a broken left hand. Murray went through individual drills Wednesday before ...Read More
It was a split for the Mountain Home High School basketball teams Friday night against their rivals from Harrison. Brad Haworth has the details. Listen: right-click to download mp3     The Lady Bombers started ...Read More
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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
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- College Bowl Games: R&L Carrier Bowl New Orelans Bowl: LA-Lafayette 16 (9-4) - Nevada 3 (7-6)Top 25 College Basketball: (4) Louisville 76 (10-0) - Western Kentucky 67 (5-5)(7) Villanova 82 (11-0) - Syracuse 77 (6-4) - Overtime(10) Kansas 96 (9-1) - Lafayette 69 (7-3)(24) North Carolina 82 (8-3) - (12) Ohio State 74 (9-2)Indiana 82 (9-2) - (23) Butler 73 (8-3)NBA: Phoenix Suns 99 (14-14) - New York Knicks 90 (5-24)Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){va
12/20/2014 10:02:00pm
Jason O. Watson/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The Kansas City Chiefs still have a lot to play for with two games remaining in the season.Kansas City (8-6) sits is the seventh spot in the AFC wild card behind the Ravens (9-5) and Steelers (9-5)."He is a guy that doesn’t get rattled," Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. "He is one of those quarterbacks that just knows how to keep plays alive scrambling. He is not fast but he is deceivi
12/20/2014 09:33:00pm
Tom Lynn /Getty Images(GREEN BAY) -- With the NFC North still up for grabs, the Green Bay Packers (10-4) cannot afford a slip up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-12) on Sunday.Green Bay sits tied for first in the division with the Detroit Lions (10-4) and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers "Everything is right in front of us," Rodgers said on Wednesday. "We win out, we still win the North."The Packers are coming off one of their most disappointing losses of the season to the Bills."This i
12/20/2014 07:20:00pm
Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Saints quarterback Drew Brees understands the importance of Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons (5-9), who sit one game behind them in the NFC South.New Orleans is clinging onto a half-game lead over the Panthers (5-8-1) in the division as well."This at the beginning of the season is what you hoped for, the opportunity to be playing for something significant this time of the year," Saints quarterback Drew Brees said on Wednesday.  "That&rsqu
12/20/2014 04:48:00pm
Leon Halip/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- The Lions (10-4) enter Sunday's game against the Bears tied with the Green Bay Packers for first place in the NFC North.Chicago announced this week that they benched quarterback Jay Cutler and are going with backup Jimmy Clausen, who hasn't made a start since 2010.Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said on Friday that with the news coming on Thursday, the team still had a chance to prepare for it."We heard fairly early, so we had a chance to take a look at him," Ca
12/20/2014 03:39:00pm
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE) -- Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is probable for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, head coach Ron Rivera said on Friday.Newton sat out last week's game after he had minor injuries due to a car crash, but is doing his best to be ready come game time."Everything is pointing in the right direction," Rivera said. "He did a lot of turning and twisting today. We put a lot of pressure on him, did some things on purpose so we could see, and he seems to
12/20/2014 02:25:00pm
Andy Lyons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The San Antonio Spurs will be without one of their best players for a little while as forward Kawhi Leonard has a torn ligament in his right hand, and it is unknown when he'll return.Leonard must wait for swelling to reside before considering returning.Not as bad as it sounds,” he said. “I should be back soon,” Leonard said via Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News said.There is some speculation/hope that Leonard will only miss a few g
12/20/2014 01:22:00pm
Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The San Francisco Giants have found their replacement for former third baseman Pablo Sandoval as the team has acquired Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins.In exahcange for McGehee, the Giants are sending the Marlins minor leaguers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.McGehee was the 2014 NL Comeback Player of the Year, but with the team's recent acquisition of Martin Prado from the New York Yankees, McGehee became expendable.This past season, McGehee hit
12/20/2014 12:05:00pm
Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Reliever Brian Wilson and his infamous beard are out of Los Angeles as the Dodgers have designated the former All-Star for assignment.Despite the decision, the Dodgers will still pay Wilson his 2015 salary worth $9.5 million."At this point, we did not feel he was one of the best seven relief options," Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi said on a conference call with reporters.At one point in his carreer, Wilson was one of the most dominant relieve
12/20/2014 09:54:00am
Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Seattle Seahawks signed defensive end Cliff Avril to a four-year contract extension Friday.ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton reports the deal is worth $28.5 million, with $16 million guaranteed.“I’m just happy to be in a situation where the team is as good as it is and to be a part of it and they want me to be a part of it,” Avril said.  “I’m fortunate enough to get a deal done so I can continue to be a part of it.&rdqu
12/20/2014 06:24:00am
Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.) -- Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller is expected to play Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.Spiller has been out since suffering a broken collarbone that required surgery in Week 7.Spiller was taken off the injured reserve Friday after he was a limited participant in practice all week.The 27-year-old Spiller rushed for 287 yards, caught 14 passes and accounted for two touchdowns in seven games this season.Sp
12/20/2014 03:17:00am
Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Catcher David Ross has agreed to a two-year, $5 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, according to ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers.The 37-year-old Ross has spent the last two seasons with the Boston Red Sox, winning the World Series in 2013.Ross is reunited with new Cubs pitcher Jon Lester. The two played most of the last two seasons together in Boston. Ross served as Lester's catcher for 29 games. During those games, Lester had a .277 ERA.Ross is expected to
12/20/2014 01:41:00am
Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with first baseman Corey Hart.The 32-year-old Hart can also earn $2.5 million in performance bonuses.Hart has dealt with multiple injuries the past two seasons. He didn't play at all in 2013 after having surgery on both knees. In 2014, Hart played in only 68 games for the Seattle Mariners due to hamstring and knee issues.Before the last two seasons, Hart was enjoying a productive major leagu
12/20/2014 12:40:00am
National Basketball Association(HOUSTON, Tx.) -- The Houston Rockets are adding some much needed depth to their bench.Corey Brewer has been traded to the Houston Rockets from the Minnesota Timberwolves, Friday, according to Yahoo Sports. The Timberwolves will receive guard Troy Daniels as well as two second round draft picks - one via Sacramento.Houston is currently 18th in scoring offense in the NBA, averaging 99.8 points per game.  Their bench is also last in the NBA with 21.4 points
12/19/2014 04:53:00pm
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA:  Utah Jazz 101 (8-19) - Orlando Magic 94 (10-19)Charlotte Hornets 109 (7-19) - Philadelphia 76ers 91 (2-23)NHL: New Jersey Devils - Tampa Bay LightningNCAAM:  Eastern Kentucky 72 (6-4) - (18) Miami Fl 44 (9-2)(20) St. Johns 53 (6-3) - Saint Mary's 47 (9-1) Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="
12/19/2014 04:38:00pm

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