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New Orleans routs Panthers in regular-season finale
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NEW ORLEANS—Drew Brees set a merciless tone with relentless, aggressive, pinpoint passing and the New Orleans Saints shrugged off injury risks, barreling into the postseason with an all-out effo...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 2nd, 2012     comments
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PASADENA, Calif.—The Oregon Ducks had waited 95 years to win another Rose Bowl, and the last few seconds stretched for an eternity. The players in mirrored helmets held each other back on the...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012     comments
Shavers’ achievements get recognized in Redwater
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Akeem Shavers’ path to playing Division I college football wasn’t a straight road, but Shavers credits his spiritual straight and narrow for seeing him through the journey. Shavers, a 200...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012     comments
Baseball community reacts to TC’s bad news of possibly dropping programs
It’s probably going to take more than a few fundraisers to save Texarkana College’s athletic programs. “It’s very emotional for me to hear TC might be losing its baseball pr...

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Category: Local Sports    Published: Thursday, January 5th, 2012     comments
There’s no shortage of talent in this year’s showdown
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Arkansas enters today’s AT&T sponsored event ranked seventh nationally in the AP and USA Today polls. The Razorbacks would expect to climb in those standings with an impressive win over Kans...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Friday, January 6th, 2012     comments
Razorbacks down Kansas State, 29-16
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Sports Editor ARLINGTON, Texas—Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has won more than 90 percent of his game’s at KSU when the Wildcats scored first, led at halftime and limited its oppositio...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Saturday, January 7th, 2012     comments
Murfreesboro boys, Ashdown girls among winners
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SARATOGA, Ark.—Win or go home. That’s the bottom line to the single-elimination Southwest Arkansas Invitational Tournament, which began its week-long run at Saratoga High’s M. H. Pe...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
Broncos stun Steelers with TD on first play of OT
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DENVER—“Pull the trigger,” John Elway told his Denver Broncos star, Tim Tebow, trying to shake the quarterback from a three-game funk. Tebow went one better—he pulled off an u...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 9th, 2012     comments
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HOUSTON—The Tennessee Titans’ regular-season finale came down to a 2-point conversion. Their playoff hopes officially ended a few hours later. Matt Hasselbeck threw two touchdown passes...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 2nd, 2012     comments
DALLAS—Case Keenum finished his record-setting career with another performance for the history books. The sixth-year senior threw for 532 yards and three touchdowns, leading No. 20 Houston to...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012     comments
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Arkansas High senior Tevin Tosh was the invisible man for more than three quarters Tuesday at the Liberty-Eylau Rader Dome. The Razorbacks’ leading scorer had his team’s only two points i...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012     comments
Mountaineers stun Clemson in record-breaking bowl game
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MIAMI—The West Virginia Mountaineers were tough to slow down, and only the Orange Bowl mascot could stop Darwin Cook. Geno Smith tied the record for any bowl game with six touchdown passes, and...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Thursday, January 5th, 2012     comments
Lafayette County forces 19 turnovers in win
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Texarkana Gazette STAMPS, Ark.—Asking Trinity Christian to play quality basketball after an extended holiday layoff from it’s last game was improbable. Lafayette County took advantage o...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Friday, January 6th, 2012     comments
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HOUSTON—The Houston Texans turned to their rookies, then to their stars to win the first playoff appearance in franchise history, a 31-10 rout of the bungling Cincinnati Bengals. Rookie J.J. Wa...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—All the missing pieces—defense and a running game—are aligning at the right time for Eli Manning and the New York Giants. And just in time to play the Packers....
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 9th, 2012     comments
Tennessee 0 13 3 7 — 23 Houston 7 3 3 9 — 22 First Quarter Hou—Tate 4 run (Rackers kick), 5:15. Second Quarter Ten—FG Bironas 21, 13:06. Ten—Avery 1 pass from Hasse...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 2nd, 2012     comments
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DALLAS—Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 of his 26 points during the third quarter, sending the Dallas Mavericks to a 100-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. The Thunder, who top...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012     comments
Texas High continues to chase that elusive cigar. Close games have become the rule for the Tigers, but they have yet to find a way to win one, including Tuesday’s 64-59 loss to Denison at Tiger...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012     comments
Kansas State’s quarterback poses challenge to Razorbacks
IRVING, Texas—Collin Klein always begins plays for 11th-ranked Kansas State taking snaps from center B.J. Finney. The two are often together at the end of plays as well, with Finney either help...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Thursday, January 5th, 2012     comments
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SAN ANTONIO—Matt Bonner scored 17 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 93-71 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night. Richard Jefferson scored 16 points and Gary Neal added 12...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Friday, January 6th, 2012     comments
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ARLINGTON, Texas—Bobby Petrino got his wish. The 2011 Arkansas Razorbacks will long be remembered as one of the school’s best football teams. Petrino and the Hogs have posted 10 victories...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
NEW ORLEANS—Les Miles squeezed out a smile, clenched his left hand nervously and extended his right hand toward Nick Saban. The coaches got in an awkward grasp, forced a bit of small talk, and t...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 9th, 2012     comments
Carolina 7 10 0 0 — 17 New Orleans 14 10 14 7 — 45 First Quarter NO—Ivory 35 run (Kasay kick), 13:21. Car—Smith 12 pass from Newton (Mare kick), 6:42. NO—Colston 15...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 2nd, 2012     comments
ATHENS, Texas—Liberty-Eylau was never seriously challenged in a 71-17 non-conference victory at Athens on Monday. The state-ranked Lady Leopards (15-4) led 23-4 after a quarter, 44-11 at halfti...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012     comments
ASHDOWN, Ark.—Arkansas High’s defense in the second quarter allowed for a four-point win over Ashdown, 45-41, in a non-conference tilt. AHS held the Lady Panthers to a single point in the...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012     comments
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Bob Griffin works in Shreveport, La., but his face is familiar to television viewers in Northeast Texas, Southwest Arkansas and Southeast Oklahoma. The 77-year-old Griffin was the voice and face of K...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Thursday, January 5th, 2012     comments
SAN ANTONIO—Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd sustained a lower back injury Thursday night in a game against the San Antonio Spurs. Kidd appeared to pull up with 24.7 seconds left in the...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Friday, January 6th, 2012     comments
Texarkana Gazette Team quickness combined with tenacity on the offensive glass led Arkansas High to a pair of wins over Lake Hamilton Friday at Razorback Gym. In the 6A South Conference opener for...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Saturday, January 7th, 2012     comments
NEW ORLEANS—Drew Brees and the Saints keep pouring on the points, rolling up the wins and rewriting the record books, too. Brees led an unstoppable offense by throwing for 466 yards and three t...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
SARATOGA, Ark.—Four games are on tap today in the second round of the Southwest Arkansas Invitational Tournament at Saratoga High School’s M.H. Peebles Auditorium. Leading off are the Van...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Monday, January 9th, 2012     comments
Cowboys miss playoffs with loss
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—Victor Cruz and Eli Manning have the New York Giants dancing to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Manning threw three touchdown passes, including a 74-yarder to...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 2nd, 2012     comments
BASKETBALL Boys Denison at Texas High (4-11), ninth grade, junior varsity, varsity, 5 p.m., Tiger Center Pleasant Grove (16-0) at Pittsburg, ninth grade, junior varsity, varsity, 5 p.m., Pirate Gym...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012     comments
NEW ORLEANS—Brendan Gibbons drilled a 37-yard field goal down the middle in overtime to lift Michigan to a 23-20 victory over Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night. The victory cappe...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012     comments
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DALLAS—Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points in his 1,000th NBA game to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 98-89 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. Jason Terry contributed 18 points, includ...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Thursday, January 5th, 2012     comments
The Razorbacks’ first bowl appearance was the 1934 Dixie Classic and Arkansas tied Centenary, 7-7. They tied LSU in the 1947 Cotton Bowl, winning the Dixie Bowl over William & Mary the next...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Friday, January 6th, 2012     comments
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  Playing its final District 15-3A tuneup, Pleasant Grove remained unbeaten with a tooth-and-nail win over Lindale Friday at Hawk Gym. The 18th-ranked Hawks built an 18-10 lead in the first q...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Saturday, January 7th, 2012     comments
DALLAS—Vince Carter and Ian Mahinmi had 13 points each to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 96-81 victory over New Orleans on Saturday to hand the depleted Hornets their sixth consecutive loss. Ca...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
NACOGDOCHES, Texas—Texas High’s Tigersharks returned to the pool Saturday in a dual meet at Nacogdoches against Nacogdoches and Lufkin High Schools. THS was victorious in both boys and gi...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Monday, January 9th, 2012     comments
MINNEAPOLIS—Kevin Love had 25 points and 17 rebounds and hit two huge 3s in the fourth quarter to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Dallas Mavericks 99-82 on Sunday night, ending an 18-ga...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 2nd, 2012     comments
GLENDALE, Ariz.—Brandon Weeden threw for 399 yards and three touchdowns to Justin Blackmon in his final collegiate game, and Quinn Sharp hit a 22-yard field goal in overtime to give No. 3 Okla...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012     comments
ARLINGTON, Texas—Yu Darvish is visiting Texas for the first time during a 30-day window the AL champion Rangers have to negotiate a contract with the Japanese pitcher.  The Rangers, who ha...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012     comments
Local, area coaches urged to report results and stats
Local and area high school basketball coaches are urged to report their results to the Texarkana Gazette. The Gazette’s weekly poll and statistics will be published beginning Jan. 13. Coaches a...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Thursday, January 5th, 2012     comments
BASKETBALL Boys Liberty-Eylau (4-12) at Gladewater, ninth grade, junior varsity, varsity, 5 p.m., Bill Waters Gym Texas High (4-12) at Sherman, ninth grade, junior varsity, varsity, 5 p.m., Bearcat...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Friday, January 6th, 2012     comments
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Texarkana Gazette The fourth quarter has not been kind to Texas High in its last two games, and as a result the Lady Tigers find themselves treading water in District 13-4A basketball. Friday&rsqu...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Saturday, January 7th, 2012     comments
GIRLS BASKETBALL Liberty-Eylau at Athens, varsity, 2 p.m., Hornet Gym
Category: Local Sports    Published: Monday, January 2nd, 2012     comments
IRVING, Texas—Owner Jerry Jones has repeatedly said the Dallas Cowboys are just getting started with Jason Garrett as their head coach. For a core group of veteran players such as Tony Romo...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012     comments
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MANHATTAN, Kan.—Texarkana’s Marquez Clark (5-11, 170) has signed an NCAA Division I letter-of-intent with Kansas State University. The former three-sport standout at Liberty-Eylau was a f...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012     comments
SOFTBALL: Texarkana Fastpitch Softball Association will hold coaches meetings and player registration Saturday, Jan. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 4 at Southwest Center. Player registration is from 10 a.m. to...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Thursday, January 5th, 2012     comments
BASEBALL: Texas High will hold a hitting camp Monday, Jan. 16 at the multipurpose indoor facility. Registration fee for the camp is $30, with a 9 a.m. to noon session for players ages 7-10 and 1 p.m....
Category: Local Sports    Published: Friday, January 6th, 2012     comments
EUGENE, Ore.—Oregon running back LaMichael James is skipping his senior year and declaring himself eligible for the NFL draft.  James, a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2010, said Friday he h...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Saturday, January 7th, 2012     comments
Baylor senior football players Kendall Wright, Terrance Ganaway and Philip Blake have been invited to play in the  Senior Bowl on Jan. 28 in Mobile, Ala. Wright set Baylor records by making 108...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Thursday, January 5th, 2012     comments
Jan. 6 1980—The Pittsburgh Steelers advance to their fourth Super Bowl appearance since 1974 by eliminating the Houston Oilers for the second consecutive year with a 27-13 triumph in the AFC ti...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Friday, January 6th, 2012     comments
Jan. 5 1991—Kevin Bradshaw of U.S. International scores 72 points to break Pete Maravich’s NCAA Division I single-game scoring record of 69, but Loyola Marymount sets an NCAA team scoring...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Thursday, January 5th, 2012     comments
The Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky.—Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell implored that leading scorer A’dia Mathies be more aggressive before Thursday’s game against Arkansas. Mathies l...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Friday, January 6th, 2012     comments
DENVER—Tim Tebow fell short in his latest comeback bid, yet his Denver Broncos are still going to the playoffs. Former Bronco Kyle Orton got his revenge in leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a 7...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 2nd, 2012     comments
GENOA, Ark.—The 45th annual Genoa Central Junior Invitational began Monday with four games. In game one, Emerson boys bested Fouke 41-29. Emerson’s Tarvon Rels had 15 and Matthew Stuckey...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012     comments
ROXTON, Texas—In a battle of top-ranked teams in their respective classes, Clarksville outlasted Roxton, 85-74, Tuesday. Radonte Edwards pumped in 25 points for the Blue Tigers (13-6), Gary Moo...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012     comments
GENOA, Ark.—Bradley moved to the girls and boys semifinals  of the annual Genoa Junior Tournament on wins from both teams Wednesday. The Bears boys earned their way into today’s 5:05...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Thursday, January 5th, 2012     comments
NASHVILLE, Ark.—Tesean Green had a double-double to help Nashville fend off Pulaski Robinson, 56-47, Thursday at Scrapper Gym. Green poured in 21 points, had 10 rebounds and five assists. Lavon...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Friday, January 6th, 2012     comments
DEKALB, Texas—Hooks played the kind of defense that wins championships in the first half of Friday’s game at DeKalb. Holding the Bears to five points in the opening half on their home cou...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Saturday, January 7th, 2012     comments
HUGHES SPRINGS, Texas—Hooks’ junior high boys garnered first place honors Saturday at the Hughes Springs tournament. In the first game, Hooks dispatched Jefferson 34-11 thanks to Jamal Fo...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
OKLAHOMA CITY—Kevin Durant had 21 points and 10 rebounds, reserve James Harden scored 20 and the Oklahoma City Thunder became the first NBA team to win three games on consecutive nights this sea...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 9th, 2012     comments
DENVER—Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points, Ty Lawson had 17 points and 10 assists and the Denver Nuggets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 99-90 on Sunday night. Nene had 13 points for the Nuggets, wh...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 2nd, 2012     comments
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—BJ Young and Rickey Scott scored 17 points apiece as Arkansas held on for an 83-66 win over Savannah State on Tuesday night. The win is the sixth straight for the Razorbacks...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012     comments
AUBURN HILLS, Mich.—Richard Hamilton scored 14 points in his return to The Palace, and the Chicago Bulls shut down the Detroit Pistons in a 99-83 victory Wednesday night. Hamilton started after...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Thursday, January 5th, 2012     comments
Transactions   BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS—Promoted Jeff Desjardins to lead assistant athletic trainer. Named Michael Salazar assistant athletic trainer. National League...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Saturday, January 7th, 2012     comments
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—Julyssses Nobles had a point to prove to his home state. Nobles scored a career-high 24 points as Arkansas opened Southeastern Conference play with a 98-88 win over Mississip...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
KAPALUA, Hawaii—Steve Stricker finished the third round at Kapalua the same way he started—with a five-shot lead.  Only it wasn’t that easy. Stricker watched his lead dwindle...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 9th, 2012     comments
Transactions   BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Acquired RHP Myles Jaye and RHP Daniel Webb from Toronto for RHP Jason Frasor. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association WA...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 2nd, 2012     comments
WACO, Texas—Perry Jones III had 14 points with 12 rebounds and fourth-ranked Baylor remained undefeated with a 61-52 victory over Texas A&M in the Big 12 opener for both teams Monday night...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012     comments
OKLAHOMA CITY—LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and eight rebounds to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-93 on Tuesday night. Wesley Matthews added 16 points for t...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012     comments
PHILADELPHIA—Khalif Wyatt scored 22 points and Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson had 17 to help Temple beat No. 5 Duke 78-73 on Wednesday night. Using tough man-to-man defense that limited Duke’s l...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Thursday, January 5th, 2012     comments
PHILADELHPIA—Temple running back Bernard Pierce will not return for his senior season and will declare for the NFL draft. Pierce told The Associated Press his decision late Thursday night. H...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Friday, January 6th, 2012     comments
AVERY, Texas—The Avery Lady Bulldogs are off to a 2-0 start in district, after a 65-27 rout of Maud on Friday. Breanna Varley led the Avery onslaught with 14, while Taylor Bowles chimed in with...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Saturday, January 7th, 2012     comments
NEWARK, N.J.—LeBron James returned to the lineup and scored 22 of his 32 points in the first quarter, and the Miami Heat rolled to a 101-90 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night des...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
DALLAS—The Texas High cheerleading squad finished 14th at the National Cheerleaders Association High School National Championship Sunday at the Dallas Convention Center. The field consisted of...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Monday, January 9th, 2012     comments
Transactions   BASEBALL American League LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Agreed to terms with RHP LaTroy Hawkins on a one-year contract. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Agreed to terms wi...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012     comments
Transactions   BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Acquired OF Jai Miller from Oakland for cash considerations. BOSTON RED SOX—Agreed to terms with RHP Brandon Duckworth...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012     comments
Transactions   BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB—Announced the resignation of executive vice president for baseball operations Joe Torre. National League PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Nam...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Thursday, January 5th, 2012     comments
Transactions   FOOTBALL National Football League INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Signed WR Jarred Fayson. HOCKEY National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES—Reassigned F Drayson Bowman to Ch...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
Transactions   HOCKEY National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Recalled LW Tomas Kubalik from Springfield (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS—Activated F Tomas Holmstrom from injured re...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Monday, January 9th, 2012     comments
BEARS 17, VIKINGS 13 Chicago 0 14 0 3 — 17 Minnesota 10 3 0 0 — 13 First Quarter Min—FG Longwell 26, 8:53. Min—Harvin 5 run (Longwell kick), 3:42. Second Quarter Chi&mda...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 2nd, 2012     comments
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ORLANDO, Fla.—South Carolina’s season was marred by the dismissal of its starting quarterback, the loss of its star running back to injury and an NCAA investigation for improper benefits...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012     comments
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—Tyler Wilson has tried to reflect on his first season as Arkansas’ starting quarterback, one that saw him go from unknown to first-team All-Southeastern Conference. No...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012     comments
The Associated Press HOUSTON—Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said Thursday he’s still regaining his strength less than a month after undergoing gall bladder surgery. The 64-...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Friday, January 6th, 2012     comments
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NEW YORK—Calvin Johnson took one look at the voting and smiled broadly. “That’s sweet,” he said, as he studied The Associated Press 2011 NFL All-Pro Team. “That’...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Saturday, January 7th, 2012     comments
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—SMU has not lost this season when it scores first or puts up at least 21 points.  The Mustangs were quick to check off both benchmarks to give coach June Jones his 100th c...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
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METAIRIE, La.—The New Orleans Saints are still undefeated at home and have lost just three times all season. So, it might be a bit of nitpicking to say the road could be a potential downfall. ...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 9th, 2012     comments
ATHENS, Ga.—Finally fit enough for the task, junior center Jasmine Hassell scored 19 points in leading No. 17 Georgia to a 67-57 win over Arkansas on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference opener...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 2nd, 2012     comments
TAMPA, Fla.—Down a touchdown with less than two minutes remaining and a long way to go, Kirk Cousins found a way to give Michigan State a parting gift. A cornerstones of coach Mark Dantonio&r...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012     comments
MIAMI—When Sammy Watkins first arrived on Clemson’s campus last summer and reported for a workout with other incoming freshman receivers, quarterback Tajh Boyd sent him out for a pass. &l...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012     comments
LITTLE ROCK—Public input is a crucial component of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s process for setting hunting and fishing regulations. The meetings are part of the AGFC’s a...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Friday, January 6th, 2012     comments
Ten boys and ten girls basketball teams representing 12 high schools gather at Saratoga’s venerable M. H. Peebles Auditorium over the next few days for the start of the 81st annual Southwest Ark...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Saturday, January 7th, 2012     comments
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa.—Sporting a Nittany Lions pin on the lapel of his dark gray jacket, Bill O’Brien took the podium, looked straight ahead and introduced himself with two quick, no-nonsense...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Tyra White had 20 points and Kelsey Bone scored 18 points to lead No. 9 Texas A&M to a 75-58 win over Oklahoma on Sunday. Texas A&M (10-3, 1-1 Big 12) led by six...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 9th, 2012     comments
DALLAS—Monday’s TicketCity Bowl against No. 20 Houston might be the last time longtime defensive coordinator Tom Bradley paces the Penn State sideline. The speculation surrounding the sch...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 2nd, 2012     comments
NEW ORLEANS—A couple decades ago, few in college football would have dreamed of placing Virginia Tech in the same elite class as Michigan. As the two teams collide in Tuesday night’s Su...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012     comments
GLENDALE, Ariz.—Oklahoma State has its chance to be in the national-championship conversation.  All the Cowboys need now is a little help from Alabama. Surviving a missed field goal at th...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012     comments
NASHVILLE, Ark.—Moonisa Pode swished in 22 points and Kassidy Snowden added 12 for Nashville’s girls, powering them to a 63-50 win over Robinson Thursday at Scrapper Gym. Down 30-23 at ha...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Saturday, January 7th, 2012     comments
MOBILE, Ala.—Northern Illinois coach Dave Doeren is a huge fan of his quarterback Chandler Harnish, who has been one of country’s top dual-threats under center. There’s no wonder wh...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
JANUARY 9 1942—Joe Louis knocks out Buddy Baer with four seconds left in the first round at Madison Square Garden in New York to keep the world heavyweight title. 1977—Oakland wins its f...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 9th, 2012     comments
ORLANDO, Fla.—South Carolina and Nebraska had hoped to wind up somewhere else besides the Capital One Bowl. But whichever team walks off the field Monday with a victory will be celebrating a mi...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 2nd, 2012     comments
ASHDOWN, Ark.—Five Bradley players were in double figures in a 72-59 triumph over Ashdown on Monday. Led by Tyrell Gill’s 18 points, the Bears are now 12-4 on the season. Brodrick Brandon...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012     comments
MIAMI—Carlos Zambrano’s trade to the Miami Marlins has been approved, and in exchange the Chicago Cubs will receive right-hander Chris Volstad. The deal was completed Thursday after both...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Friday, January 6th, 2012     comments
GOLF: The Southwest Arkansas Senior Golf Association has openings for new members this year. It is open to all golfers 50 years or older who reside in Southwest Arkansas or Northeast Texas. If interes...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Saturday, January 7th, 2012     comments
Arkansas State Quarterback Ryan Aplin has had a huge season, leading the Red Wolves from obscurity to the top of the Sun Belt Conference. Aplin has thrown for 3,235 yards, 18 touchdowns and 13 interc...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
TAMPA, Fla.—Losing the final game is tough for any team, especially one that’s had the type of success that got Michigan State and Georgia into the Outback Bowl. BCS hopefuls until they l...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 2nd, 2012     comments
SPECIAL OLYMPICS: The fifth annual Bowie County Special Olympic Benefit will be held on January 28 at the Texas Elks’ Lodge at 3702 New Boston Road, Texarkana, Texas. Lasagna, chicken spaghetti...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012     comments
ARLINGTON, Texas—The Texas Rangers have hired Josh Hamilton’s father-in-law as a staff special assistant. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says Michael Dean Chadwick will fill a suppor...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Friday, January 6th, 2012     comments
JANUARY 7 1972—The Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Atlanta Hawks 134-90 for their 33rd straight victory, an NBA record. 1979—The Pittsburgh Steelers win their third AFC championship by bea...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Saturday, January 7th, 2012     comments
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Ohio State and Florida have been two of college football’s most consistent programs in recent years. Conference championships, big-time bowl games, national titles, the...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 2nd, 2012     comments
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Category: Local Sports    Published: Wednesday, January 4th, 2012     comments
NEW YORK—Albert Pujols officially joined the Los Angeles Angels when Major League Baseball and the players’ association confirmed the terms of the first baseman’s 10-year contract an...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Friday, January 6th, 2012     comments
PASADENA, Calif.—The Rose Bowl is a living archive of football tradition. Every year, teams participate in the same oceanside pep rallies, Disneyland visits and Hollywood beef-eating extravaganz...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 2nd, 2012     comments
The Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP)—New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien was interviewing Thursday for the vacant Penn State head-coaching position, his agent...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Friday, January 6th, 2012     comments
GLENDALE, Ariz.—Oklahoma State and Stanford will not get a chance to play for a national championship. They will play in what could be the most exciting bowl of the season: The Fiesta Bowl. Wi...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Monday, January 2nd, 2012     comments
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LUBBOCK, Texas—Pierre Jackson scored 19 points and No. 4 Baylor beat Texas Tech 73-60 on Saturday. Brady Heslip had 16 points and Quincy Miller finished with 15 for the Bears (15-0, 2-0 Big 12)...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
NEW ORLEANS—Cade Foster doesn’t sound like a guy discussing his own version of every kicker’s nightmare. Wide right (twice). Then short. Then his team loses by, of course, a field g...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
FRISCO, Texas—North Dakota State quarterback Brock Jensen made the most of the big plays by special teams and defense, and the Bison are finally champions again.  This title comes at a hig...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
N. Dakota St. 3 0 7 7 — 17 Sam Houston St. 0 6 0 0 — 6 First Quarter NDSt—FG Jastram 19, :03. Second Quarter SamH—FG Alaniz 24, 2:18. SamH—FG Alaniz 31, :40. Third...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—The New York Giants are only four years removed from their last Super Bowl victory, and they have nothing on the Atlanta Falcons in terms of postseason experience. The Gia...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
CANTON, Ohio—Bill Parcells moved one step closer to Canton on Saturday when the Pro Football Hall of Fame released a list of 15 modern-era finalists for enshrinement that included the Super Bowl...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
DENVER—Champ Bailey had the interception in his grasp and the end zone in his sights as Hines Ward began to fall and the fluttering football hung in the air along with the fortunes of two of the...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
GLADEWATER, Texas—Liberty-Eylau’s boys concluded their non-district portion of the schedule on a positive note thanks to a commanding 68-41 win over host Gladewater Friday. The Leopards (...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
ARCADIA, Calif.—Out of Bounds rallied in the stretch to beat 1-2 favorite Secret Circle by a half-length in the $100,000 Sham Stakes, the first Kentucky Derby prep of the season at Santa Anita o...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
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KAPALUA, Hawaii—Jonathan Byrd had the last tee time of the first tournament of the new PGA Tour season, leaving him all morning to sit down with his wife and try to temper expectations with a li...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
Bowler of the Week David Pace, Holiday Bowl, Gents & Gals, Tuesday, Week 18,256 game (75 pins above average), 714 series (171 pins above average).   LEAGUE HONOR ROLL Holiday Bowl Primet...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
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Category: Local Sports    Published: Sunday, January 8th, 2012     comments
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Florida’s Jaye Howard timed the snap perfectly, blew through two defenders and violently slammed Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller to the ground. “I had a l...
Category: Wire Sports    Published: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012     comments
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