KPYN Sports for Friday March 7th, 2014
In High School Baseball
At the New Boston McDonalds baseball tournament
Hughes Springs beat DeKalb 7-5
Atlanta topped Liberty-Eylau 4-2
Hooks spanked James Bowie 11-1
And, New Boston blanked Maud 3-0
In girls softball
At the New Boston McDonalds baseball tournament
The DeKalb Lady Bears downed Fouke 5-3
Pittsburg defeated New Boston 7-5
Pleasant Grove spanked Pittsbug 13-0 (Maddison Haltom threw a
1-hitter, Brooke Smith had two doubles and a single, Aubrey Ashby
had two doubles and Fiath Lipham Haltom had two singles)
Mount Pleasant beat PG 4-1
Mount Pleasant shut out Maud 10-0
And New Boston beat Maud 17-2
At the Longview baseball tournament; Texas High beat Arkansas High
Texas High beat Longview 9-2.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) The surging San Antonio Spurs won their fifth in
a row by dismantling the Miami Heat 111-87. Tim Duncan had 23 points
and 11 rebounds as the Spurs handed the two-time NBA champions their
second straight wire-to-wire defeat.
CINCINNATI (AP) Darrun Hilliard scored 19 points and No. 6
Villanova clinched the outright Big East championship for the first
time in 32 years by holding off Xavier 77-70 last night. JayVaughn
Pinkston added 15 points for Villanova, which is 27-3 overall and
15-2 in the Big East.
CINCINNATI (AP) With one game left in the inaugural American
Athletic Conference regular season, it's a dead head between No. 15
Cincinnati and No. 11 Louisville. The Bearcats climbed into a tie
last night by knocking off 20th-ranked Memphis 97-84 behind Sean
Kilpatrick's season-high 24 points.
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts sheriff is seeking a
criminal complaint against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez after a
recent jail scuffle with another inmate. The former Patriots tight
end is in jail held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder
in the 2013 death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a Boston man dating
Hernandez's fiance's sister.
DORAL, Fla. (AP) Harris English was the overnight leader at the
rain-plagued first round of the Cadillac Championship. World No. 1
Tiger Woods got in 10 holes without any apparent recurrence of back
woes which caused him to drop out last week and starts the day five
shots behind the leader.
Seguin's hat trick leads Stars past Canucks, 6-1
DALLAS (AP) Tyler Seguin had three goals and two assists to lead
the Dallas Stars to a 6-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on
Jamie Benn, Alex Goligoski and Ryan Garbutt also scored for Dallas,
which built a 5-0 lead. Kari Lehtonen made 31 saves, and Benn and
Rich Peverley each had two assists.
Seguin scored twice in the first period, and completed his hat trick
at 12:53 of the third. His third three-goal game this season tied
Bill Guerin and Mike Modano for the Stars record.
Vancouver's Zac Dalpe scored at 18:15 of the second period.
Dallas solidified its hold on the eighth and final playoff spot in
the Western Conference, improving to 9-3-2 in their last 14 goals.
The fading Canucks, 11th in the West, dropped to 1-10-1 in their
last 12 and fell four points behind Dallas.
KPYN Sports for Thursday March 6th, 2014
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEF'-skee)
may have poured too much emotion into No. 4 Duke's 82-72 loss to
Wake Forest last night. Coach K experienced enough dizziness and
light-headedness to force him to kneel during a late timeout and
skip his postgame news conference, although an assistant says he
expects the Hall of Fame coach to make a full recovery.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) No. 8 Kansas managed just fine without injured
center Joel Embiid in an 82-57 romp over Texas Tech last night.
Tarik Black scored 19 points on perfect shooting in his final game
at Allen Fieldhouse. Black matched the school record for field goal
attempts without a miss held by C.J. Giles and Mark Randall.
DALLAS (AP) No. 11 Louisville became the first opponent to win in
SMU's renovated home by beating the 18th-ranked Mustangs 84-71 last
night. Russ Smith scored 22 of his 26 points after halftime. Rick
Pitino won the matchup of Hall of Fame coaches. SMU and Larry Brown
lost for the first time in 10 games since moving back into their
campus home in January.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Earnest Ross converted two free throws with 7.3
seconds remaining to give Missouri its first lead of the night and
help the Tigers survive a scare from Texas A&M with a 57-56 win on
Ross, honored before the game for Senior Night, only scored five
points before hitting his game-winning shots. With 2.2 ticks left,
Ross broke up a pass from Texas A&M's Alex Caruso's inbounds pass,
and the Aggies couldn't put up another attempt.
Jabari Brown scored 20 points for Missouri (21-9, 9-8 SEC), which
overcame 26.9 percent shooting in the first half and trailed by no
more than four points during the final 10 minutes, but never caught
Texas A&M until the final seconds.
Jamal Jones led the Aggies (17-13, 8-9) with 16 points, but
committed a turnover with 17.4 seconds remaining and missed the
front-end of a 1-and-1 with 8.1 seconds left.
Taylor leads Texas over TCU 66-54
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Isaiah Taylor scored 21 points and Texas beat
TCU66-54 Wednesday night, pushing the Horned Frogs closer to
becoming just the third team in the history of the Big 12 to go
winless in the regular season in conference play.
Cameron Ridley added 14 points and 10 rebounds for Texas, which went
8-1 at home in the Big 12 in a resurgent season for coach Rick
Barnes, whose only losing season at Texas was last year. It was
Ridley's third consecutive double-double.
Kyan Anderson scored 28 for TCU. The last Big 12 team to go winless
in the league in the regular season was Texas A&M in 2003-2004.
Texas played without leading scorer Jonathan Holmes, who was out
with a knee injury.
Bell's 3s lead Arkansas past Ole Miss 110-80
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Anthlon Bell scored a career-high 23
points as Arkansas' surge toward an NCAA tournament berth continued
with a resounding 110-80 win over Ole Miss on Wednesday night.
The Razorbacks have now won six straight games their longest
streak in regular-season conference play since the 1997-98 season
and eight of nine overall since opening SEC play 2-6.
Bell and Mardracus Wade, who finished with a season-high 18 points,
combined to hit 12 of Arkansas' 17 3-pointers matching the
school's mark for most made in an SEC game.
The Razorbacks led by as many as 43 points in the second half.
Marshall Henderson had 15 points to lead the Rebels, who have lost
six of seven games, while Jarvis Summers added 11.
DENVER (AP) The Denver Nuggets snapped a six-game losing streak by
beating the Dallas Mavericks 115-110 last night. Kenneth Faried,
Randy Foye and J.J. Hickson added 16 points apiece for the Nuggets.
Dirk Nowitzki had 27 points to lead the Mavericks. Brandan Wright
added 18 points and Vince Carter 17 for Dallas.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Houston Rockets dug out of a double-digit,
first-half hole to beat the Orlando Magic 101-89 last night. The
Rockets outscored the Magic 58-26 in the paint. Dwight Howard added
19 points and 14 rebounds in his second trip to Orlando to face his
former team. The Magic dropped to 0-2 this season against the
CHICAGO (AP) Record-setting returner Devin Hester said yesterday
he will not be back with the Chicago Bears next season, saying the
team has informed him it wants to go in a different direction. He
added the Bears are "parting ways" with him. The team declined
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama coach Nick Saban is insisting he
didn't have a role in coming up with the proposed 10-second rule
that was sacked yesterday by the NCAA. But the coach who has won
three of the last five national titles in college football says that
that hurry-up offenses are indeed hazardous to defensive players'
UNDATED (AP) There was a flurry of activity just before the NHL
trade deadline yesterday with the New York Rangers sending Ryan
Callahan to Tampa Bay for diminutive Lightning captain Martin St.
Louis (mar-TAN' san loo-EE'). Also, the Montreal Canadiens acquired
high-scoring forward Thomas Vanek from the New York Islanders for a
prospect, second-round pick and conditional fifth-round selection.
DORAL, Fla. (AP) Despite back problems that caused him to withdraw
last week, Tiger Woods is going to try and give it a go today in
defending his title at the Cadillac Championships. The site has
changed from the Blue Monster course at Doral where Woods has won
four times to Trump National Doral, an entirely different layout.
Hanson hit hard in Rangers' 8-2 loss to Rockies
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Prince Fielder singled home fellow Texas
newcomer Shin-Soo Choo but Tommy Hanson gave up two runs on three
consecutive extra-base hits in the first inning before settling down
in the Rangers' 8-2 loss to a Colorado Rockies split-squad
Hanson, who is competing for a Texas rotation slot, struck out the
next two batters. He pitched three innings, retiring the final five
Rockies he faced.
Neal Cotts, who had a Rangers' record 1.11 ERA in 58 relief
appearances last year, allowed six runs on four hits, two walks and
a wild pitch, while retiring only two of batters.
Charlie Culberson, who went 3 for 4, homered in the first off
Hanson. Corey Dickerson, the next batter, tripled and scored on
Wilin Rosario's double.
High School baseball today on KPYN
Thur Mar 6th Atlanta baseball vs Liberty Eylau first pitch 1:30pm
KPYN Sports for Wednesday March 5th, 2014
HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets held LeBron James
in check last night in a 106-103 win over the Miami Heat. Dwight
Howard had 22 points and 16 rebounds. James Harden added 21 points.
Miami cut its deficit to three when Michael Beasley hit a 3-pointer
with 21.2 seconds left. Harden threw the ball away after that.
HOUSTON (AP) Danuel House had 17 points and nine rebounds as
Houston used a late run to seal a 78-69 win over South Florida
yesterday. The victory extended the Cougars' win streak to four
games. L.J. Rose added 16 points and Jherrod Stiggers chipped in 15
points for the Cougars. The Cougars shot 55 percent.
WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor got a much-needed boost to its NCAA
tournament hopes with a 74-61 victory over No. 16 Iowa State last
night. There were 15 lead changes and four ties before Brady Heslip
put the Bears ahead with a tiebreaking 3 with 2:14 left. That
started a game-ending 13-0 run. Iowa State lost its second road game
in four days.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Artem Anisimov scored twice last night as the
Columbus Blue Jackets held off a third-period Dallas rally for a 4-2
win over the Stars. Columbus climbed into a tie for seventh with the
Rangers in the Eastern Conference. The Blue Jackets have won three
in a row and are vying for only their second postseason appearance
since joining the league in 2000.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Two-time AL Cy Young Award winner Johan (YOH'-hahn)
Santana has agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore
Orioles. The 34-year old is trying to come back from a second major
operation on his left shoulder. Santana became a free agent after
completing a $137.5 million, six-year contract with the New York
Mets, who declined a $25 million option and paid a $5.5 million
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) A person familiar with the situation says Pro
Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy has signed his franchise tag tender
with the Carolina Panthers. Hardy will make $13.1 million next
season if he doesn't sign a long-term extension before July 15. He
had 15 sacks last season, tying a franchise record established by
Kevin Greene in 1996.
UNDATED (AP) Netminder Roberto Luongo (loo-AHN'-goh) was the
centerpiece of a four-player trade between the Florida Panthers and
Vancouver Canucks today. The Panthers sent goalie Jacob Markstrom
and forward Shawn Mattias to the Canucks for Luongo and forward
Steven Anthony. Luongo spent parts of eight seasons with Vancouver,
which acquired him from Florida in 2006.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The NHL's best team made three deals on the
eve of the league's trade deadline. The Ducks acquired defenseman
Stephane Robidas (ROH'-bih-dah) from Dallas for a conditional
fourth-round pick in this year's draft. Anaheim also sent forward
Dustin Penner to Washington for a fourth-round pick and shipped
goaltender Viktor Fasth (fahst) to Edmonton for a fifth-round pick
in 2014 and a third-round pick in 2015.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kurt Busch and Andretti (an-DREHT'-ee)
Autosport have announced that Busch will try to become the first
driver in 10 years to drive in the Indianapolis 500 and the
Coca-Cola 600 on the same day. Only John Andretti, Tony Stewart and
Robby Gordon have attempted the grueling, 1,100-mile "double," and
no driver has tried since Gordon in 2004.
KPYN Sports for Tuesday March 4th, 2014
NEW ORLEANS (AP) The NFL has formally designated
New Orleans' Jimmy Graham as a tight end for the purposes of his
franchise tag value, which is now set at $7.05 million next season
unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal.
Because Graham often split out from the offensive line as a receiver
would, there have been questions concerning whether the NFL's
collective bargaining agreement calls for Graham to have a
receiver's tag, worth $12.1 million. Graham still could file a
grievance, leaving an arbitrator to decide which tag is appropriate
for a player who caught a team-high 86 passes for 1,215 yards and 16
touchdowns last season.
NEW YORK (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation says the
Brooklyn Nets will sign Jason Collins to a second 10-day contract.
After that, the Nets would have to sign him for the rest of the
season if they wanted to keep him. Collins signed his original deal
on Feb. 23, becoming the NBA's first openly gay player.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Joel Embiid will sit out the final two
regular-season games for No. 8 Kansas so that he can rest a lower
back strain that has already caused him to miss a game. It's also
possible the freshman center could be out through the Big 12
tournament. Jayhawks coach Bill Self says Embiid re-aggravated the
injury and that experts have told the team's training staff that the
best remedy is simply rest.
UNDATED (AP) Florida remains the top team in the newest Associated
Press men's basketball poll, followed by Wichita State and Arizona.
Rounding out the first-five are Duke and Virginia. This week's
second-five consists of Villanova, Syracuse, Kansas, Wisconsin and
San Diego State.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Baseball's expanded instant replay system
has gotten off to a smooth start as the umpires' initial call was
upheld in three challenges yesterday. Extra replay was in place for
three games. Two calls were checked in the game between Toronto and
Minnesota, there was one review in the Angels-Diamondbacks game and
none when the Chicago Cubs played Milwaukee.
HOUSTON (AP) Bobby Brown scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds
to lift Alabama State to a 90-87 win over Prairie View A&M in
overtime last night. Alabama State outscored the Panthers 13-10 in
OT to clinch the win. The Hornets shot 51 percent from the field to
snap a two-game skid and cling to a second-place conference tie with
HOUSTON (AP) Lawrence Johnson-Danner scored 16 of his 22 points in
the second half as Texas Southern ran away from Alabama A&M for a
79-58 win last night. Aaric Murray added 19 points and 12 rebounds
for Texas Southern. The Tigers took a 28-23 lead into halftime
before finding their collective shooting touch after the break.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Imani McGee-Stafford scored 16 points and
grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Texas Longhorns to a 65-58 win over
No. 18 Oklahoma State Cowgirls last night. Texas took the lead early
in the first half with a 3-pointer from Nekia Jones that made it
11-8. The Longhorns never trailed again.
DALLAS (AP) Lindy Ruff earned his 600th NHL coaching victory with
Dallas' 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres last night. Jamie Benn's
slap shot from the blue line deflected off Chiasson and past goalie
Jhonas Enroth for a power-play goal at 10:25 of the third. Tyler
Ennis scored twice for Buffalo.
KPYN Sports for Monday March 3rd, 2014
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Tony Parker had 22 points to lead
the San Antonio Spurs' balanced attack in a 112-106 win over the
Dallas Mavericks last night. Tim Duncan scored 17 points, Kawhi (kuh-WEYE')
Leonard added 16 and Boris Diaw (DEE'-aw) had 13 for San Antonio.
The Spurs extended their winning streak to three games.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha (tah-BOH'
sehf-ah-LOH'-shuh) will miss four to six weeks with a left calf
strain. He left Friday's game against Memphis in the first half and
didn't return. The 6-foot-7 defensive stopper had started 55 of the
team's 59 games this season and averaged 6.7 points and 3.7
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa escaped with a 72-70 win in overtime
yesterday against Texas-San Antonio. James Woodard had 19 points,
Stevie Repichowski 13 and D'Andre Wright 12 for Tulsa. The victory
kept the Golden Hurricane atop the conference in a four-way tie with
Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss and Middle Tennessee.
DENTON, Texas (AP) Matt Willms had 14 points, eight rebounds and
three blocks as Texas-El Paso won 74-54 yesterday. The loss ended
North Texas's four-game winning streak. UTEP shot 25 for 48 compared
to North Texas at 17 for 66.
Feliz struggles, Soria sharp, White Sox top Texas
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Neftali Feliz and Joakim Soria, the leading
candidates to replace Joe Nathan as the Texas closer, had
contrasting results in the Rangers' 9-7 loss to the Chicago White
Sox on Sunday.
Feliz and Soria are former AL All-Star closers. They both pitched
sparingly last year while rebounding from elbow surgery.
Feliz surrendered three hits, including a two-run homer to Tyler
Flowers in the sixth. Soria worked a flawless fifth, throwing nine
strikes in 16 pitches.
Adrian Beltre drove in two runs with two singles as the Rangers took
a 4-1 lead. Beltre, Prince Fielder, Jurickson Profar and Brent
Lillibridge combined to go 8 for 8 with four RBIs in the first two
Adrian Nieto, a Rule 5 draft pick, and Jared Mitchell delivered
two-run singles in Chicago's five-run ninth off three relievers.
Rangers OF Choo out of lineup with sore left arm
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was
out of the lineup yesterday against the White Sox because of
soreness in his left arm.
Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine says Choo has
stiffness in his triceps and will be given a day or two off.
Choo finished second in the NL last season with a .423 on-base
percentage and scored 107 runs for Cincinnati. He signed a
seven-year, $130 million contract in December with the Rangers.
Choo throws and bats left-handed.
Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was shut down with a sore arm
WINTER STORM-ARKANSAS BASEBALL
Ark. baseball game with IPFW cancelled by storm
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) The 24th-ranked University of Arkansas
baseball team's game against Indiana University-Purdue University
Fort Wayne scheduled for Monday has been cancelled due to winter
Fans who purchased single-game tickets for Monday's game should
contact the Razorback Ticket Center for additional information.
Arkansas returns to action this weekend, traveling to the Cal
Baseball Classic in Berkeley, Calif. The Razorbacks face San
Francisco on Friday, Tulane on Saturday and play a doubleheader
against Cal on Sunday.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Reliever Guillermo Mota (gee-EHR'-moh
MOH'-tah) has announced he is retiring after 14 seasons in the major
leagues. Mota was a non-roster invitee to the Kansas City Royals
camp and did not pitch last season. The 40-year-old right-hander
made 743 career relief appearances with a 3.94 earned run average
during his big league career.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) Kevin Harvick led 224 of 312 laps in winning
the second Sprint Cup race of the 2014 season at Phoenix
International Raceway, edging Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Harvick started 13th and pulled away on a series of late restarts to
win his second race with Stewart-Haas Racing. Pole-sitter Brad
Keselowski was third, followed by Joey Logano and Jeff Gordon.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Russell Henley won the PGA's Honda
Classic in a four-way playoff with Ryan Palmer, Russell Knox and
Rory McIlroy. Henley two-putted from about 40 feet for birdie on the
extra hole to earn his second PGA victory. Tiger Woods played 13
holes yesterday before withdrawing, saying he was suffering from
SINGAPORE (AP) Paula Creamer (KREE'-mer) sank a 75-foot eagle on
the second playoff hole against Azahara Munoz (MOON'-yohz) to win
the HSBC Women's Champions event for her first LPGA title since the
2010 U.S. Women's Open. Creamer and Munoz finished 72 holes tied at
KPYN Sports for Friday February 28th, 2014
Arkansas beats No. 17 Kentucky 71-67 in OT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Coty Clarke scored seven points in overtime
and Arkansas upset No. 17 Kentucky 71-67 on Thursday night to
complete a season sweep.
Six weeks after Michael Qualls beat the Wildcats with a last-second
dunk in OT, Clarke lifted the Razorbacks this time with a 3-pointer
and four free throws in the extra period, including two with 36.7
seconds left for a 69-64 lead.
Free throws were the difference in the game, with Arkansas making
all six attempts in overtime and going 16 for 16 overall. Kentucky
was 12 of 22 from the line.
James Young's long-range basket brought Kentucky (21-7, 11-4
Southeastern Conference) within two, but Arkansas' Kikko Haydar made
two more from the line with 17 seconds left for the final margin.
Aaron Harrison and Andrew Harrison each missed a 3-pointer at the
end for the Wildcats.
The surging Razorbacks (19-9, 8-7) have won four straight and six of
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Jordan Jones scored 19 points,
gathered 10 rebounds and had 10 assists as No. 17 Texas A&M had
little trouble with Arkansas, running away to a 77-54 win on
Thursday. Courtney Williams finished with 18 points and eight
rebounds for Texas A&M (22-7, 12-3 SEC) while Courtney Walker had 10
points. The Aggies shot 59 percent from the floor.
HOUSTON (AP) Danuel House had 19 points and Houston closed with a
surge to beat No. 21 Memphis 77-68 on Thursday night. TaShawn Thomas
added 16 points and seven rebounds for the Cougars, who finished on
a 14-5 run to win their second consecutive game. Jherrod Stiggers
chipped in with 14 points and L.J. Rose had seven points, seven
rebounds and 10 assists for Houston (14-14, 6-9 American Athletic
UNDATED (AP) Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins will miss
tonight's game against the Los Angeles Lakers after he was handed a
one-game suspension and a $20,000 fine by the NBA for his conduct
during Tuesday's loss to Houston. Cousins punched Rockets guard
Patrick Beverley in the stomach about 2 ½ minutes into the game and
was fined for verbally abusing official Courtney Kirkland and
failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his
UNDATED (AP) The Milwaukee Bucks waived forward Caron Butler after
agreeing to a contract buyout. The 33-year-old Butler made 13 starts
and appeared in 34 games this season, averaging 11.0 points, 4.6
rebounds and 1.6 assists. Also agreeing to a buyout was Kings guard
Jimmer Fredette (freh-DEHT'), clearing the way for the former BYU
sensation to become a free agent.
In Cactus League baseball in Surprise, Az yesterday, the Texas
Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 11-7. Yu Darvish struck out two
batters in 4 innings and Prince Fielder hit a towering solo home
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke
(GREHN'-kee) lasted just four pitches yesterday in his first spring
training start because of a mild right calf strain. Greinke said he
didn't think the injury was serious enough for him to leave the
game, but he agreed to come out after speaking with manager Don
Mattingly and Dodgers chief of medical staff Stan Conte.
At the Lions Club, Atlanta Rabbits Invitational Baseball tournament
yesterday at Rabbits Field at Atlanta City Park; the Atlanta Rabbits
shut out De Kalb 15-0, New Boston beat Hooks 6-1, Liberty-Eylau
downed the Evangel JV 8-1 and in the final game of the first day of
the tournament, Atlanta beat Redwater 6-1.
Today at the Lions Club Atlanta Rabbits Invitational Baseball
tournament, DeKalb and Redwater play at 10 a.m., liberty Eylau and
Hooks play at 12:30 p.m., Hooks and Evangel JV clash at 3:30 p.m.
and Hooks and Atlanta will play at 5:30 p.m. The Atlanta games will
be carried live on KPYN and the others on 94.1 FM ESPN Texarkana.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a
five-year contract with wide receiver Riley Cooper, and a seven-year
deal with center Jason Kelce (KEHL'-see). Cooper would've become a
free agent next month after a breakout season in which he set career
highs in receptions, receiving and touchdowns. Kelce is part of an
offensive line that helped the Eagles lead the NFL in rushing while
setting a franchise record for points with 442.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Rory McIlroy birdied his final two
holes to complete a 7-under 63 that gives him a one-shot lead over
Russell Henley heading into the second round of the PGA's Honda
Classic. Past champion Rory Sabbatini, William McGirt and Jamie
Donaldson of Wales were at 65. Tiger Woods birdied his last hole for
a 71 that leaves him a whopping eight shots back.
DALLAS (AP) Jamie Benn had a goal and two assists to lead the
Dallas Stars to a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on
Thursday night. Kari Lehtonen made 29 saves for the Stars, who also
got goals from Tyler Seguin, Brenden Dillon and Cody Eakin. The
victory put Dallas (28-21-10) in eighth place, the final playoff
spot, in the Western Conference.
KPYN Sports for Thursday February 27th, 2014
PHILADELPHIA (AP) All-Pro left tackle and Queen
City graduate Jason Peters has agreed to a five-year contract with
the Philadelphia Eagles.
Peters was signed for 2014 and his new deal adds four years through
2018. The 32-year-old Peters is a six-time Pro Bowl pick and
Peters missed the entire 2012 season after twice rupturing an
Achilles tendon, but returned to anchor an offensive line that
helped the Eagles lead the NFL in rushing. All-Pro running back
LeSean McCoy ran for a franchise-best 1,607 yards behind Peters and
Peters was an undrafted free agent from the University of Arkansas
who played his first five seasons in Buffalo before coming to
Philadelphia in a trade in 2009.
CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Browns have bid farewell to one of
their more popular players. D'Qwell Jackson made 96 starts for the
Browns in eight seasons. The team and player were unable to come to
terms on a new contract for the 31-year old linebacker.
New sponsor restores Independence Bowl name
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) Independence Bowl Foundation officials say
Duck Commander, the company run by the stars of the reality
television series "Duck Dynasty," is the new title sponsor of
Shreveport's annual college football bowl game.
Officials say Duck Commander chief operating officer Willie
Robertson also has agreed to bring back the game's original name.
The move restores the word "Independence" to the bowl's name after
it was called only by the name of its previous sponsor, AdvoCare
V100, last season.
Robertson says college football and the tradition associated with
the Independence Bowl are important to his family.
The Independence Bowl began in 1976 to honor the United States'
The bowl has primary partnerships with the Atlantic Coast Conference
and Southeastern Conference, and secondary agreements with
Conference USA and the American Athletic Conference.
Today, Live coverage of the Atlanta Lions Club Baseball Tournament
The Annual Atlanta Lions Club Invitational Baseball Tournament
begins today and goes through Saturday at Atlanta Rabbits Fielded at
Atlanta City Park in Atlanta. Atlanta, DeKalb, New Boston, Hooks,
Liberty Eylau , Redwater and Evangel JV are all in the tournament
and we will broadcast many of the games from the tournament live
Thur Feb 27th DeKalb vs Atlanta baseball first pitch 10am (ESPN)
(ESPN 94.1 FM and KPYN)
Thur Feb 27th New Boston vs Hooks first pitch 12:30pm (ESPN 94.1 FM)
Thur Feb 27th Liberty Eylau vs Evangel JV first pitch 3pm (ESPN 94.1
Thur Feb 27th Redwater vs Atlanta first pitch 5:30pm (ESPN 94.1 FM
Girls high school softball yesterday, at Queen City softball field
in the opening district 16 2A game of the season; the New Boston
Lady Lions defeated The Queen City Lady Bulldogs 7-5. Meredith
Farris was the winning pitcher for New Boston, and New Bostons
Kayleigh Davis had a double and single for the Lady Lions. Maci
Stringer had a double, two singles and an RBI for Queen City.
UNDATED (AP) Angels star Mike Trout has agreed to a one-year, $1
million dollar contract with the team. The two-sides are thought to
be working on a long-term agreement worth around $150 million. Trout
was second again to Detroit's Miguel Cabrera in MVP voting last
year, when he batted .323 with a .432 on-base percentage, 27 homers,
97 RBIs and 33 steals.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole
Hamels threw off the mound for the first time this spring Wednesday
morning, an important step in his eventual return to the rotation.
Hamels entered camp behind schedule after battling biceps soreness
in November. He was told to stop throwing and halt his weightlifting
program for the rest of the winter.
DALLAS (AP) Dirk Nowitzki shook off an early shoulder issue to
finish with 18 points, New Orleans All-Star Anthony Davis was
knocked out of the game with a similar problem and the Dallas
Mavericks beat the Pelicans 108-89 Wednesday night. Nowitzki went to
the locker room 31 seconds into the game holding his left shoulder
but emerged a short time later and returned to the game.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Blake Griffin had 23 points and 16 rebounds,
reserve Darren Collison scored seven of his 19 points in the final
2:09 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Houston Rockets 101-93
UNDATED (AP) Oklahoma City's lead in the NBA's Western Conference
is down to 1 ½ games over San Antonio after the Thunder lost and the
Spurs won last night. Kyrie Irving scored 14 of his 31 points in the
fourth quarter to help Cleveland send the Thunder to their third
straight loss 114-104. The Spurs were 120-110 winners against
Detroit as Marco Belinelli had 20 points to lead eight San Antonio
players in double figures.
MIAMI (AP) A masked LeBron James will return to the Miami Heat
lineup tonight against the New York Knicks. James tried out the gear
in practice yesterday as a means to protect his nose that was broken
last week in a game against Oklahoma City. The injury forced him to
sit out Sunday's win over Chicago.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Cameron Ridley had 20 points and 10 rebounds
and made a big defensive play with a block in the final minute as
No. 24 Texas held on to beat Baylor 74-69 on Wednesday night. Javan
Felix scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers for Texas, which led by
18 points in the first half but saw Baylor pull within one late.
Isaiah Taylor scored 13 points for the Longhorns (21-7, 10-5 Big
Ark. Green Party legislator to run as Democrat
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) A former Harlem Globetrotter and Arkansas'
only Green Party member in the state Legislature is officially
running for re-election as a Democrat for the Arkansas House.
State Rep. Fred Smith submitted paperwork Wednesday to run as a
Democrat for House District 50 in eastern Arkansas.
He previously was elected to the House in 2010 as a Democrat, but
when a judge found him guilty of a felony theft of property
delivered by mistake charge, Smith resigned from the office.
Smith tried in 2011 to file official paperwork to run as a Democrat
for the House, but that party sued to keep him off the ballot over
A judge dismissed the theft case, and Smith won a House seat as a
Green Party member.
T25-IOWA ST-OKLAHOMA ST
Iowa State rolls over No. 15 Oklahoma State 86-69
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Jadda Buckley scored 26 points and Nikki
Moody finished one point from a triple-double as Iowa State rolled
to an 86-69 win over No. 15 Oklahoma State on Wednesday.
Moody had nine points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Cyclones
(19-8, 8-8 Big 12). Hallie Christofferson and Brynn Williamson
contributed 17 points apiece and Seanna Johnson had 14.
Iowa State knocked down 15 of 36 3-pointers, matching a season high,
and shot 52.7 percent from the field, 69.2 percent in the second
half. With Buckley adding five assists, the Cyclones had helpers on
20 of 29 field goals.
LaShawn Jones scored 17 points for Oklahoma State (21-6, 10-6). Liz
Donohoe and Brittney Martin had 14 points each with Martin grabbing
10 rebounds. The Cowgirls were just 2 of 14 from 3-point range and
shot 40.3 percent from the field.
OSU won 69-62 at Iowa State last month.
BIG 12 TOURNAMENT-SELLOUT
Big 12 tournament sold out in KC once again
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Next month's Big 12 tournament at the Sprint
Center has sold out for the fifth consecutive year, though
standing-room tickets may become available closer to the event.
The tournament, which was played at Kemper Arena for years, also
sold out when it returned to Kansas City in 2008. It's also been
played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and Ford Center, now
the Chesapeake Energy Arena, in Oklahoma City.
As other conferences struggle to sell tickets, that has never been
an issue for the Big 12 in Kansas City. That's one reason why Sprint
Center has been awarded the tournament through 2016.
This year's tournament begins March 12. The championship game is
Ridley leads No. 24 Texas over Baylor 74-69
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Cameron Ridley had 20 points and 10 rebounds
and made a big defensive play with a block in the final minute as
No. 24 Texas held on to beat Baylor 74-69 on Wednesday night.
Javan Felix scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers for Texas, which
led by 18 points in the first half but saw Baylor pull within one
Isaiah Taylor scored 13 points for the Longhorns (21-7, 10-5 Big
12), including a twisting left-handed layup that put Texas ahead
72-69. Ridley blocked a layup by Kenny Chery before Taylor made two
Texas got a much-needed win to restore its confidence after losing
three of its previous five games, including two blowout losses on
Chery scored 27 points for Baylor (18-10, 6-9), which saw its
four-game winning streak snapped.
T25-TEXAS TECH-WEST VIRGINIA
No. 11 West Virginia beats Texas Tech 69-37
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Bria Holmes scored 28 points and No. 11
West Virginia cruised past Texas Tech 69-37 on Wednesday night.
The victory was the eighth in a row for West Virginia (25-3, 14-2
Big 12), second in the Big 12, which goes on the road to take on
first-place and sixth-ranked Baylor on Sunday. It was Baylor that
ended West Virginia's 13-game winning streak on Jan. 8.
The Mountaineers only made 3 of 16 3-point attempts against Texas
Tech (6-21, 0-16) but shot 42.9 percent overall, which was enough
against a Lady Raiders team that shot only 26.2 percent and was
outrebounded 52-32. Averee Fields had 10 rebounds for West Virginia.
Ivonne CookTaylor scored 12 points for Texas Tech.
Texas Tech had scoreless stretches of 8:15 and 5:15 in the first
half with West Virginia taking a 33-14 lead at the break. Holmes
matched Tech with 14 first-half points.
Martin leads LSU past Texas A&M 68-49
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Jarell Martin scored 20 points on 7-of-9
shooting, and LSU resumed its home-court dominance with a 68-49
victory over Texas A&M on Wednesday night.
Johnny O'Bryant III scored 15 and Andre Stringer added 11 points as
LSU (17-10, 8-7 Southeastern Conference) won its seventh straight at
home and improved to 13-2 in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The Aggies (16-12, 7-8), who beat LSU in the teams' previous meeting
in College Station, Texas, came into the game shooting a
league-worst 40.7 percent in SEC games and fared even worse than
that at LSU, shooting 30.8 percent (16 for 52).
Part of the Aggies' problem stemmed from the defensive play of
6-foot-8 LSU freshman Jordan Mickey , who blocked five shots.
Jordan Green led the Aggies with 12 points.
Tulane over Florida Atlantic 72-64
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Jonathan Stark scored 21 points with five assists
to lead Tulane to a 72-64 victory over Florida Atlantic on
Louis Dabney added 18 points for the Green Wave (16-13, 8-6
Conference USA). Jay Hook had 17 points and Trevante Drye scored
nine and led the team in rebounds with 14.
Florida Atlantic went 19-4 to start and led 31-23 at the break. Jay
Hook hit a pair of 3-pointers early in the second half as part of a
16-7 Tulane run to help the Green Wave achieve a 39-38 lead with
16:16 to play. A Stark jumper with 3:10 left gave the Green Wave a
63-52 advantage. Then Stark, Dabney and Payton Henson combined for 8
of 10 from the line in the final minute to seal the win.
Pablo Bertone led the Owls (10-19, 5-9) with 28 points and five
FBN--RANGERS-SUPER BOWL QB
Rangers expect QB Wilson to work out during visit
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Russell Wilson is getting on the diamond
The Texas Rangers expect Seattle's Super Bowl-winning quarterback to
participate in a team workout and then be in uniform for a Cactus
League game when Wilson visits camp Monday.
Wilson tweeted last week his plans to visit the camp.
The Rangers selected Wilson from the Colorado Rockies in the
Triple-A portion of baseball's December draft at the winter
After playing football and baseball at North Carolina State, Wilson
played parts of the 2010 and 2011 seasons in Colorado's organization
The second baseman hit .229 with five homers in 93 professional
games, none above the Class A level.
He then transferred to Wisconsin to play football. He just finished
his second NFL season with the Seahawks, with a win earlier this
month over Denver in the Super Bowl.
Astros slugger Carter looks to build on 2013
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Chris Carter's first full season in the
majors was filled with ups and downs.
Houston's slugger led the team with 29 home runs, but his 212
strikeouts were the most in the majors. This year Carter hopes to
limit his strikeouts and become a more complete hitter.
He believes the key to doing that will be to be more selective and
more patient at the plate.
Last season was Carter's first with the Astros after an offseason
trade from Oakland where he'd been among the A's top prospects.
He split his time almost equally between left field, first base and
designated hitter in 2013, but will likely be penciled in more at
designated hitter this season.
American Cup gymnastics set for home of Cowboys
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The American Cup is set to be the first
gymnastics event in the $1.2 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys next
The event on March 7, 2015, will be slightly more than a year before
the Summer Olympics in Brazil. It will be the first American Cup in
Texas since a three-year run in Fort Worth from 1996 to 1998.
The Cowboys' 80,000-seat stadium with a retractable roof isn't far
from the home of 2008 Olympic all-around gold medalist Nastia Liukin.
The top Junior Olympic hopefuls will compete the day before the
American Cup in an event named after Liukin.
This year's American Cup is Saturday in Greensboro, N.C.
Judge rules against Armstrong in bonuses fight
DALLAS (AP) A Texas judge has dealt a blow to Lance Armstrong,
clearing the way for an arbitration panel to review $12 million in
bonuses the cyclist was paid before admitting he used
Judge Tonya Parker declined to stop the panel from considering
whether Dallas-based SCA Promotions should be repaid the bonuses it
awarded Armstrong for three of his seven Tour de France victories.
Jeff Tillotson, an attorney for SCA Promotions, said Wednesday that
the panel will meet next month to consider his request for repayment
of $12 million in bonuses and penalties for lying under oath.
SCA Promotions filed one of several lawsuits against Armstrong after
he admitted to doping. He has been stripped of all seven victories
and received a lifetime ban from the sport.
Man tied to Sam Hurd drug case gets prison time
DALLAS (AP) A co-defendant in the drug distribution case involving
former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd has received 41 months in prison.
Toby Lujan was sentenced Thursday after admitting to one count of
possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
Authorities found Lujan driving with $88,000 in cash. They say he
made several calls to arrange a meeting for Hurd with someone posing
to be a drug trafficker.
That meeting ended in Hurd's December 2011 arrest at a Chicago-area
U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis credited Lujan for quickly
cooperating with prosecutors and staying out of trouble after his
arrest, unlike Hurd.
Hurd was given 15 years in prison last year for his attempts to buy
and sell large amounts of cocaine and marijuana.
Lujan said he was "deeply remorseful" for what happened.
KPYN Sports for Wednesday February 26th, 2014
Boys high school baseball
The Atlanta Rabbits shut out the Jefferson Bulldogs 8-0. Five
pitchers for Atlanta combined for the shutout. Logan Vise for
Atlanta had three singles while Seth Tate Williams had two
singles, a double and two RBIs. Chase Musgrove had a two run
single. The Rabbits open the Atlanta Lions Club Tournament Thursday
morning at 10 a.m. vs. DeKalb. You can listen to all the Atlanta
Lions Club Tournament games here on KPYN or our sister station 94.1
FM ESPN Texarkana.
In another high school baseball game
Maud beat Linden-Kildare 8-7
UNDATED (AP) Top-ranked Florida and No. 2 Wichita State continued
their winning streaks last night. Dorian Finney-Smith scored 19
points and the Gators earned their 20th consecutive victory by
defeating the Commodores 57-54 at Vanderbilt. The Shockers thumped
Bradley 69-49 to become the first Division I team to reach 30-0
before its conference tournament.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Marcus Foster scored 17 points, shooting 3 of
6 from beyond the arc, to lead Kansas State to a 60-56 win over
Texas Tech Tuesday night. Dejan Kravic led the Red Raiders (13-15)
with 13 points, six rebounds and four blocks and Jordan Tolbert
added 10 points and nine rebounds.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) James Harden scored a season-high 43
points before resting for all of the fourth quarter, and the Houston
Rockets routed the Sacramento Kings 129-103 on Tuesday night. Dwight
Howard left briefly after banging his right knee but returned to
finish with 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Chandler Parsons had 10
points and eight rebounds for the Rockets, who have won 10 of their
last 11 games.
NEW YORK (AP) New York police say Knicks point guard Raymond
Felton has been arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a
weapon. Police say a lawyer for Felton's wife turned in a loaded gun
allegedly belonging to the basketball star, saying she didn't want
it in her home. Police say the charges don't stem from his using the
firearm in a menacing manner, but from possessing a gun he wasn't
registered to have.
Thunder C Perkins out for 6 weeks
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins
will miss six weeks after a medical procedure on his left groin.
The team said Tuesday that Perkins was injured during the third
quarter on Feb. 20 against the Miami Heat, and he did not play
Sunday against the Los Angeles Clippers. He has averaged 3.4 points
and 5.0 rebounds in 54 starts. Steven Adams, a rookie, has started
all three games Perkins has missed this season.
The Thunder said the procedure was successful. Oklahoma City's next
game is Wednesday night at home against Cleveland.
Sheriff: Hernandez involved in jail altercation
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts sheriff says former NFL star
Aaron Hernandez has been involved in a prison altercation.
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson says the former New England
Patriots tight end had an altercation with another inmate at the
Bristol County House of Corrections on Tuesday.
Hodgson says jail staff are interviewing witnesses and reviewing
surveillance video to figure out exactly what happened and determine
whether charges are warranted.
A jail spokesman says neither inmate was seriously injured.
Hernandez is being held in a segregated housing unit with only a few
The 24-year-old Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the
killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. The Boston man was dating the
sister of Hernandez's fiancee.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers say that offensive
tackle Jordan Gross will announce his retirement at a news
conference on Wednesday. The 33-year-old was a first-round pick by
Carolina in 2003 and started 167 games for the Panthers. He went to
his third Pro Bowl this past season as an alternate.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State football coach Mark
Dantonio has agreed to an amended contract following the school's
first Rose Bowl victory in more than a quarter-century. Dantonio is
scheduled to earn $3.6 million in annual compensation, an increase
from nearly $2 million. Michigan State won the Big Ten title and
beat Stanford in the Spartans' first Rose Bowl appearance since
UNDATED (AP) Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is scheduled for an MRI
of his surgically-repaired left ankle on Friday. Dodgers' manager
Don Mattingly says the scan will help determine whether Kemp can
accelerate his rehabilitation from microfracture surgery in October.
Kemp sustained the injury in July and has been limited to batting
practice in spring training and hasn't been able to run.
KPYN Sports for Tuesday February 25th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) Dirk Nowitzki's 19-foot jumper
bounced up and then fell in as time expired, giving the Dallas
Mavericks a 110-108 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday
night. Vince Carter scored 23 points and Monta Ellis had 22 for
Dallas, which has won nine of 11 and is a season-best 12 games over
Raymond Felton of Knicks arrested on gun charges
NEW YORK (AP) New York police say Knicks player Raymond Felton has
been arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
Sgt. Thomas Antonetti says Felton turned himself in at 12:50 a.m.
Tuesday and was questioned in the 20th Precinct in Manhattan, hours
after his team lost at home to the Dallas Mavericks.
The sergeant says the charges don't stem from him using the firearm
in a menacing manner but of possessing a gun he wasn't registered to
Antonetti says the 29-year-old is now under the purview of court
system and will face a hearing sometime Tuesday. The charges include
criminal possession of a weapon in the second, third and fourth
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Fourth-ranked Syracuse blew most of a
12-point lead in the last eight minutes before beating Maryland
57-55 and ending a two-game losing streak. The Orange led 49-37 with
7:54 left but allowed Maryland to close to 56-55 with 47 seconds
remaining. Tyler Ennis scored 20 points and C.J. Fair had 17 to help
the Orange improve to 26-2 overall, 13-2 in the ACC.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Naadir Tharpe had 19 points and fifth-ranked
Kansas claimed at least a share of its 10th consecutive Big 12
championship by beating Oklahoma 83-75. Tharpe was among five
Jayhawks to score in double figures, with Wayne Selden and Andrew
Wiggins each adding 15 points. Joel Embiid had 12 points and 13
rebounds to help Kansas improve to 13-2 in the conference.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Marcus Smart scored 15 of his 17 points in
the second half in his first road game since returning from a
suspension for shoving a fan and Phil Forte matched his season high
with 23 as Oklahoma State beat TCU 76-54 Monday night. Kyan Anderson
scored 15 to lead the Horned Frogs (9-18, 0-15), who dropped to 2-31
in two Big 12 seasons.
WACO, Texas (AP) Odyssey Sims scored 38 points and Nina Davis
added 28 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 6 Baylor beat Oklahoma
96-89 on Monday night. Makenzie Robertson added 11 points for the
Lady Bears (25-3, 15-1 Big 12). Sims, the nation's leading scorer at
nearly 30 points a game, was 12-of-27 from the field and 10 of 15
from the free throw line.
In High School Golf, The Atlanta Girls Golf team won at the District
13-3A Golf Tournament in Paris yesterday with a team score of 368.
Atlantas Gabby Thompson was the top golfer for Atlanta shooting an
NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball and its players have banned
most home plate collisions but left open an exception if the catcher
has the ball and is blocking the runner's direct path to home plate.
A new rule, 7.13, was adopted by MLB and the players' association on
a one-year experimental basis, the sides said Monday.
A comment attached to the rule states "the failure by the runner to
make an effort to touch the plate, the runner's lowering of the
shoulder, or the runner's pushing through with his hands, elbows or
arms, would support a determination that the runner deviated from
the pathway in order to initiate contact with the catcher in
A runner who violates the rule shall be declared out even if the
catcher drops the ball. If a catcher blocks home plate without
possession of the ball, the runner shall be safe. However, a catcher
may block the plate to field a throw if the umpire determines the
catcher could not have otherwise fielded the ball and that contact
with the runner could not have been avoided.
In high school baseball tonight, the Atlanta Rabbits host the
Jefferson Bulldogs at Rabbits Field at Atlanta City Park, listen to
the game live on KPYN AM FM and Dot Net, pre-game at 4:30 p.m., and
first pitch at 5 p.m., Michael DelGiorno with the play-by-play.
KPYN Sports for Monday February 24th, 2014
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. waited
out a rain delay of more than six hours before capturing his second
Daytona 500 victory and his first since 2004. Earnhardt led for 54
laps and finished 0.092 seconds ahead of Denny Hamlin for his first
victory in 56 races. Brad Keselowski was third, followed by Jeff
Gordon and Jimmie Johnson.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Jason Collins became the openly gay player in the
four major U.S. professional sports leagues when he stepped onto to
the court in the second quarter of Brooklyn's 108-102 win over the
Lakers in Los Angeles last night. Collins finished with no points,
two rebounds and five fouls in 10 minutes, hours after the Nets
signed him to a 10-day contract. It was his first game since
revealing at the end of last season he is gay.
PHOENIX (AP) Patrick Beverley sank the go-ahead 3-pointer with
34.3 seconds to play and the Houston Rockets escaped with 115-112
victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. Dwight Howard scored
25, James Harden 23 and Beverley 20 for the Rockets, who trailed by
10 entering the fourth quarter.
Crawford leads Clippers past Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Jamal Crawford scored 36 points to help the Los
Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 125-117 on Sunday
Matt Barnes scored 24 points, Chris Paul had 18 points, 12 assists
and eight rebounds, Blake Griffin scored 20 points and DeAndre
Jordan added 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers, who snapped
a two-game skid.
Kevin Durant had 42 points and 10 assists and Serge Ibaka added 20
points for the Thunder, who lost their second straight. It was the
most points the Thunder have allowed this season.
Oklahoma City overcame a 15-point deficit late in the third quarter
to take a 115-112 lead on a 3-pointer by Durant with 2:43 to play,
but the Clippers controlled the game from there.
Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP .
Thunder C Perkins (groin) out vs. Clippers
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Thunder center Kendrick Perkins missed Sundays'
game against the Los Angeles Clippers with a strained left groin.
Perkins was injured during the third quarter of Oklahoma City's loss
to Miami on Thursday night. He has averaged 3.4 points and 5.0
rebounds in 54 starts. Steven Adams, a rookie, will get his third
career start in Perkins' place.
Clippers guard J.J Redick is out with a bulging disc in his lower
back. He had missed the previous six games. He has played in just 30
games this season while dealing with wrist, hip and back injuries.
He averages 15.7 points and 2.2 assists per game.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) Nick Russell and Nic Moore each scored 15
points to lead SMU to a 64-55 win Sunday over No. 21 UConn and a
sweep of their season series with the Huskies. Markus Kennedy added
13 points and seven rebounds for the Mustangs (22-6, 11-4 American),
who have won 11 of their last 13 games.
Oklahoma St. travels to TCU in Big 12 basketball
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma State Cowboys are on the road
in Big 12 basketball for a game at TCU.
OSU and TCU are to tip off at 6 p.m. Monday at Daniel Meyer Coliseum
in Fort Worth, Texas.
Oklahoma State is 17-10 overall and 5-9 in league play following an
84-62 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday. TCU is 9-17 on the season
and 0-14 in the Big 12 after a 71-60 loss to Iowa State at home on
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Tiffany Bias went the length of the court for
the game-winning basket with 1.5 seconds left on Sunday as No. 12
Oklahoma State narrowly avoided an upset with a 63-62 win over Texas
Tech. Bias led OSU (21-5, 10-5 Big 12) with 22 points and eight
assists. Liz Donohoe scored 17 points and three 3-pointers, and
LaShawn Jones added 12 points and nine rebounds.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Jennifer O'Neill had 17 points and
Linnae Harper scored 16 on Sunday to lead No. 15 Kentucky to its
fifth 20-win season in a row in an 83-74 victory over No. 16 Texas
A&M. Courtney Walker tied her career high with 26 points and had 10
rebounds for A&M. Courtney Williams added 16 points.
Arkansas upsets No. 19 LSU 57-53
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Jessica Jackson scored 25 points to lead
Arkansas in an upset of No. 19 LSU 57-53 on Sunday.
Keira Peak added 10 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four
steals for Arkansas (18-9, 5-9 SEC).
LSU (18-9, 7-7 SEC) scored the first seven points of the game
including a 3-pointer by DaShawn Harden en route to a 27-17 lead
at the break.
But Arkansas stormed back in the second half. A 9-0 run early, with
six coming from Jackson, cut the deficit to six. Jackson's trey at
7:42 tied it at 39, then she hit another a minute later to put
Arkansas up 42-39 with 6:28 left.
Jackson nailed another trey at 2:42 and followed with a layup for a
54-50 lead and Arkansas held on for the mild upset.
Theresa Plaisance led LSU with 14 points and nine rebounds while
Jeanne Kenney added 10.
FAYETTEVILLE The No. 25 Arkansas baseball team (6-0) earned a
come-from-behind victory Sunday with another explosive eighth inning
to claim an 8-3 win over Eastern Illinois (1-6) that completed the
Razorbacks second sweep in as many series this season.
Bradley rallies to beat UALR in college baseball
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) The Bradley Braves rallied for 7 runs in
the final four innings for an 8-5 win over Arkansas-Little Rock in
UALR led 4-1 before Bradley scored three times in the sixth inning
of Sunday's game in Little Rock to tie the score. Bradley added two
runs both the seventh and ninth innings and held on for the win.
UALR falls to 5-2 on the season after the loss while Bradley
improves to 5-1.
ILLINOIS ST-ARKANSAS ST
Arkansas St snaps 4-game losing streak
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) The Arkansas State baseball team snapped a
four-game losing streak by rallying for a 14-8 win over Illinois
State in Jonesboro.
ASU improves to 4-4 on the season after Sunday's win at Tomlinson
Stadium while ISU falls to 4-2.
The Red Wolves erased a 3-0 Illinois State lead with a 5-run second
and added to their lead with a 6-run third inning and 2-run fourth.
Ark. rallies for 9-4 win over Harvard in softball
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) The Arkansas softball team rallied for a
9-4 win over Harvard in college softball in Fort Myers, Fla.
Harvard led 4-0 in the second inning before the Razorbacks began
their comeback on Sunday.
UA scored one time in the bottom of the second, twice in the third
and tied the game at 4-all in the fifth before scoring five times in
the sixth inning and holding on for the win.
Arkansas improves to 13-3 on the season with the win while Harvard
falls to 2-2.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner has
agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $52 million. Gardner
will make $5.6 million this season before the extension kicks in.
The 30-year-old Gardner hit .273 with eight home runs, 52 RBIs and
24 stolen bases last year.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Baseball's new guidelines regarding home
plate collisions will be released today. MLB executive vice
president Joe Torre made the revelation yesterday after wrapping up
a series of meetings to discuss expanded replay with the 15 teams
that conduct spring training in Florida. Torre did not provide
specifics about the plate-collision rule except to say baseball
wants to curb intentional contact.
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) Jason Day has won the Match Play Championship
by surviving the amazing par saves of Victor Dubuisson (doo-bwee-SAWN').
The most riveting event in its 16-year history ended on the 23rd
hole at Dove Mountain when Day rolled in a routine birdie putt from
4 feet on the 15th hole for his first World Golf Championship. Day
was 3 up with six holes to go, but couldn't close the match out in
Randy Howell wins Bassmaster Classic
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Alabama angler Randy Howell won the
Bassmaster Classic on Sunday, finishing with a three-day total of 67
pounds, 8 ounces on Lake Guntersville.
Howell, from Springville, earned $300,000.
He had a final-day total of 29-2, with the largest of his five
keepers at 7-3.
"It was the best day I've ever had in 21 years of professional bass
fishing, a day of a lifetime," Howell said. "I've had this dream so
many times, and it's happening now. I can't believe I won the
Howell edged Paul Mueller of Naugatuck, Conn., by a pound.
Edwin Evers of Talala, Okla., was third at 65-11.
KPYN Sports for Friday February 21st, 2014
Yesterday in High School baseball at the Jim Grubbs
baseball tournament in Linden:
The Linden-Kildare Tigers beat Elysian Fields 8-4, Blake Burns
pitched the whole game for L-K and earned the win, Curt Wells
doubled, and Isaiah Curry and Brandon Bell each had RBI singles.
In other games at the LK baseball tournament, Henderson beat Liberty
Eylau 13-5, Harleton shut out Paul Pewitt 9-0 and the Spring Hill JV
downed Queen City 7-6. Kendal Griffin and Cody Henry each doubled
for the Bulldogs.
At the Linden-Kildare Jim Grubbs Classic baseball tournament today
and tomorrow, live on KPYN:
Fri Feb 21st Linden Tourney: Paul Pewitt vs Liberty Eylau first
Fri Feb 21st Linden Tourney: Queen city vs Henderson first pitch 3pm
Sat Feb 22nd Linden Tourney: Queen City vs Liberty Eylau first pitch
Sat Feb 22nd, Texas A&M Hoops, vs. Tennessee, pre-game 1:30, tipoff
Sat Feb 22nd Linden Tourney: Linden Kildare vs Harleton first pitch
Sat Feb 22nd Linden Tourney: Linden Kildare vs Henderson first pitch
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) LeBron James scored 33 points before leaving
the game with a bloody nose in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat
routed the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-81. James went down midway
through the fourth quarter after he was struck by Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH'-kah)
during a dunk.
Thunder G Russell Westbrook to return vs. Heat
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook started
Thursday against the Miami Heat and scored 16 points.
The team announced the decision a few hours before tipoff. Westbrook
has missed 27 games since having a procedure on Dec. 27 to deal with
swelling in his injured right knee the third operation on the knee
in nine months. Westbrook made it through a full practice Wednesday
for the first time since his most recent surgery, and coach Scott
Brooks said he looked good.
Westbrook, a three-time NBA All-Star, tore the lateral meniscus in
the knee during the playoffs last April. He underwent an operation
after that injury and had another procedure on Oct. 1 to remove a
Oklahoma City went 20-7 after Westbrook's latest setback.
UNDATED (AP) The Indiana Pacers traded longtime forward Danny
Granger and a second-round draft pick to Philadelphia in exchange
for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen. In another trade deadline move,
Atlanta gets 37-year-old forward Antawn Jamison from the Los Angeles
Clippers in exchange for the rights to shooting guard Cenk Akyol, a
2005 second-round pick now playing in Turkey.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry made a tying layup with 3.2
seconds left in regulation and finished with 25 points, and the
Golden State Warriors outlasted the Rockets 102-99 in overtime
Thursday night to halt Houston's eight-game winning streak. Just
after James Harden hit a go-ahead jumper, Curry came back with a
left-handed layup over Dwight Howard to send the game to the extra
session. Harden scored 34 of his 39 points in the second half.
Harden injures elbow in Rockets' loss to Warriors
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Houston Rockets guard James Harden has a
hyperextended right elbow and is scheduled to have an MRI on the
Harden injured his elbow in a collision with David Lee in the
closing minutes of Houston's 102-99 overtime loss to the Golden
State Warriors late Thursday night. Harden had an X-ray after the
game but the results had not come back. He was scheduled to have an
MRI when the Rockets arrive in Phoenix, where they play Sunday.
Harden scored 34 of his 39 points in the second half in the loss,
which snapped the Rockets' eight-game winning streak.
Harden says when the collision occurred he thought he broke his arm.
He stayed in the game and said afterward his elbow was still in pain
and throbbing, "but hopefully it's nothing too serious."
Kevin Durant suing ex accountant over tax troubles
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Thunder forward Kevin Durant is suing his
former accountant over what the star NBA star says are mistakes in
Attorneys for Durant say in the federal lawsuit filed last month
that California-based accountant Joel Lynn Elliott deducted some
personal expenses as business expenses on Durant's tax returns
without proper documentation. The expenses include personal travel
and a personal chef.
The lawsuit says Elliott prepared Durant's personal taxes and taxes
for his company, K. Durant Enterprises, from 2007 to 2011. The
lawsuit says Durant will now have to amend his taxes, pay back taxes
and possibly penalties.
Durant is seeking a total of $600,000 on three separate counts.
Attorneys for Durant and Elliott didn't immediately return messages.
Jones scores 19, Texas A&M gets past Alabama 63-48
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Jamal Jones scored 19 points as Texas
A&M defeated Alabama 63-48 on Thursday night.
The Aggies led 24-23 at halftime but built a 10-point lead over the
first 10 minutes of the second half thanks to a combined 17 points
from Jones and Alex Caruso who finished with 14 points. The Aggies
(15-11 overall, 6-7 SEC), trying to make the postseason for the
first time under third-year coach Billy Kennedy, rebounded from a
57-54 overtime loss at Vanderbilt on Saturday.
The reeling Crimson Tide (10-16, 4-9), led by guard Trevor
Releford's 20 points, lost their second consecutive contest and have
dropped six of their last seven under fifth-year coach Anthony
A&M shot 6 of 14 (43 percent) from 3-point range in winning for the
first time against Alabama as an SEC member.
A&M dominated Alabama in second-chance points (16-4), points in the
paint (32-18) and offensive rebounds (12-6).
NCAA: Players who go into stands to be ejected
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The NCAA has clarified a rule that allows for an
automatic ejection for basketball players who go into the stands and
commit an "unsporting act."
In a memo sent to conference officiating coordinators Monday, the
men's basketball rules committee said a player will be charged with
a flagrant, noncontact foul 2 and will be ejected. The opposing team
is given two free throws and the ball.
The change comes after Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart went into the
stands at Texas Tech on Feb. 8 and shoved a fan who called him a
"piece of crap." He was given a technical foul for unsportsmanlike
conduct but was not ejected.
The Big 12 said there was no rule for officials to eject Smart, but
the conference suspended Smart for three games.
Oklahoma St. G Smart ready for return
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart said he
has learned from his mistake.
The preseason All-American has served his three-game suspension for
shoving Texas Tech fan Jeff Orr, and the Cowboys lost all three
games. Smart will return for Saturday's home game against Texas
Smart said before Thursday's practice that it hurt to watch his team
struggle. Oklahoma State lost to Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor and
averaged just 68.7 points while he sat out, well below the 82.8 it
averages when he plays. The Cowboys have lost seven straight and
eight of nine after a 15-2 start and are in danger of missing the
Texas Tech beat Oklahoma State 65-61 in Lubbock on Feb. 8, the date
of the shoving incident.
No. 16 Texas A&M Women run past Ole Miss 73-61
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Courtney Williams scored 26 points and Karla
Gilbert added 21 with 10 rebounds to help No. 16 Texas A&M defeat
Mississippi 73-61 on Thursday night.
The Aggies (21-6, 11-2 SEC) shot 48.3 percent from the field, with
Gilbert going 8 of 10. Courtney Walker contributed 13 points and
Jordan Jones had nine with six assists.
Tia Faleru paced Ole Miss (10-17, 1-12) with 21 points and 10
boards, while Valencia McFarland chipped in 12 with nine assists.
Texas A&M broke away from a 10-all tie with a 20-5 surge ignited by
a three-point play from Gilbert. Williams contributed 11 points
during the run, and the Aggies coasted to a 38-24 halftime
The Rebels opened the second half with a 9-0 run fueled by three
baskets from Faleru to pull within five, but Texas A&M countered
with a 10-2 surge to grab a double-digit lead for good with 12:43
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin won the two
Daytona 500 qualifying races. Kevin Harvick was informed post-race
that his Chevrolet, sponsored by Budweiser had failed post-race
inspection for the first Budweiser Duel, and he will have to start
at the back of Sunday's Daytona 500 field as penalty.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) Revenge will be on the U.S. men's hockey team's
mind when the Americans play Team Canada for the gold medal Friday
(Noon Eastern Time). Canada's men beat the U.S. four years ago for
the gold and the Canadian women pulled off a miracle finish
Thursday, rallying for a 3-2 overtime win to beat the U.S. women for
the gold medal.
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) All four top seeds at the Match Play
Championship are out with four rounds left. Henrik Stenson, Justin
Rose and Rory McIlroy all fell on the second day of play, joining
Zach Johnson, who lost on Day 1.
RANGERS-SUPER BOWL QB
Super Bowl QB Wilson going to spring training
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Super Bowl winning-quarterback Russell Wilson
is going to spring training.
Wilson sent a tweet Thursday telling Texas Rangers fans he would see
them in Surprise, Ariz., on March 3. He included a picture of
himself standing in front of Seattle Seahawks helmets while wearing
a Texas baseball jersey, and holding another showing the back with
his name and No. 3.
Texas selected Wilson from the Colorado Rockies in the Triple-A
portion of baseball's December draft at the winter meetings.
Wilson played minor league baseball as a second baseman for parts of
two seasons before going back to college to play football. He just
finished his second NFL season.
The Rangers have said Wilson has an open invitation.
It is unclear if Wilson will participate in any on-field activities
or just visit.
Rangers' Harrison dealing with back issues again
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Texas Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison will
have an MRI after back stiffness kept him from throwing batting
practice on the first day of full-squad workouts.
Harrison said Thursday he has some concerns after last season. He
was the Rangers opening day starter in 2013, but made only one more
start before being sidelined by two operations on a herniated disk
in his back.
General manager Jon Daniels said Harrison will return to Texas to
see Dr. Drew Dossett, who did both operations on the pitcher last
The Rangers kept Harrison from throwing on Tuesday as a precaution
because of neck stiffness. A day later, Harrison started feeling
discomfort in his lower back, which he says was worse when he woke
Arkansas hires Jennings to coach defensive backs
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Arkansas on Thursday hired Clay Jennings
from TCU to be the Razorbacks' defensive backfield coach.
Coach Bret Bielema says Jennings' experience is a good fit with
Razorback defensive coaches in both terminology and philosophy.
Bielema says Jennings built a reputation at TCU for using different
looks to keep opposing offenses guessing. The head coach said
Jennings' knowledge of recruiting in Texas will be an important
asset for the team.
TCU hired Jennings in 2008 after he spent a year at Baylor. In each
of his first three years, TCU's defense led the nation in total
defense, only the third team to have achieved that designation.
Jennings coached the secondary at Southern Arkansas in 2000 and had
stints at Louisiana-Lafayette, Sam Houston State and Houston. He
coached safeties for the Cougars.
DEFENSIVE SUBSTITUTION RULE-BIELEMA
Bielema says expects slow-down proposal to pass
SEARCY, Ark. (AP) Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says he expects a
much-scrutinized proposal to prohibit snapping the ball until at
least 10 seconds run off the 40-second play clock to pass when the
NCAA playing rules oversight panel votes on March 6.
Bielema, speaking to the media before a meeting of the White County
Razorback Club on Thursday night, reiterated his stance that the
proposal is safety-based saying he wants to be proactive and make
a change before presented with a player's "death certificate."
The former Wisconsin coach pointed to the recent death of California
football player Ted Agu during a training run, saying the inability
to substitute an injured player between plays could lead to injury
A host of up-tempo, no-huddle coaches, including Auburn's Gus
Malzahn, have come out publicly against the proposed rule.
KPYN Sports for Thursday February 20th, 2014
Qualls paces Arkansas past South Carolina 71-64
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Michael Qualls scored 20 points as
Arkansas held off a second-half rally by South Carolina for a 71-64
win on Wednesday night.
The sophomore, who struggled mightily with his shooting to start
conference play, finished 7 of 14 from the field including 4 of 7
on 3-pointers for the Razorbacks (17-9, 6-7 Southeastern
Coty Clarke added 12 points and 12 rebounds for Arkansas, which has
won two straight games and four of five overall.
Brenton Williams led the Gamecocks (10-16, 3-10) with 29 points,
finishing 11 of 20 from the field including 6 of 13 on 3-pointers.
South Carolina, which finished 22 of 59 (37.3 percent) from the
field, is now 0-10 on the road this season and has lost 17 straight
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) After two nail-biting victories in its
previous two outings, top-ranked Syracuse finally lost Wednesday
night. The Orange fell to 25-1 after falling 62-59 to Boston College
in overtime behind 20 points from Oliver Hanlan, who hit a big
3-point shot in OT.
DALLAS (AP) Nic Moore scored 16 points and Cannen Cunningham
provided a spark off the bench to help SMU squeeze past Houston
68-64 on Wednesday night. The bench played a big role in the victory
for the Mustangs (21-6, 10-4 American Athletic Conference), scoring
31 points and grabbing 21 rebounds. Cunningham had six points and
six boards. Houston (12-14, 4-9) was led by Jherrod Stiggers with 16
points off the bench. TaShawn Thomas and Danuel House added 15
WACO, Texas (AP) Odyssey Sims scored 18 of her 24 points in the
first half and No. 6 Baylor coasted to its ninth straight win,
beating Iowa State 89-51 Wednesday night. Sims, the nation's leading
scorer, made nine of 13 from the field and pushed her season total
on 3-pointers to 80 by going 6 of 8 from long range. The Lady Bears
(23-3, 13-1 Big 12), who have their highest ranking of the season,
took control with a 10-1 run midway through the first half on the
way to their 34th straight conference home win.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Patty Mills came off the bench to score 29
points, Marco Belinelli hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:34 remaining
and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Portland Trail Blazers
111-109 Wednesday night in a battle of short-handed teams. Mills
scored 24 points during the second half to lead the Spurs, who were
playing without starters Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Dwight Howard thoroughly enjoyed his first road
game against the team he left as a free agent after one tumultuous
and contentious season, getting 20 points and 13 rebounds in the
Houston Rockets' 134-108 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday
night that extended their winning streak to eight. James Harden
scored 11 of his 29 points in the final 1:25 of the third quarter
and added 11 assists.
CHICAGO (AP) Fred VanVleet scored 22 points on perfect 10-for-10
shooting and No. 3 Wichita State beat Loyola of Chicago 88-74. The
Shockers are the last unbeaten team in Division I men's play at
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) Graeme McDowell pulled off the biggest surprise
Wednesday in an opening round of comebacks in the Match Play
Championship. McDowell was three down with three to play when he
staged an improbable rally against Gary Woodland to win on the first
SOCHI, Russia (AP) They're friendly North American neighbors but
there's usually very little love lost when the U.S. women's hockey
team plays their Canadian counterparts. Thursday's match (Noon
Eastern) probably won't be any different as the U.S. women try to
wrest the Olympic gold medal from defending champion Canada.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) The biggest news Wednesday out of the Winter
Olympics was host Russia's stunning 3-1 quarterfinal loss to Finland
that eliminated Alex Ovechkin (oh-VECH'-kin) and Co. Friday's men's
hockey semifinals will be Team USA vs. Canada and Finland vs.