Another big road game today against the Watson Chapel Wildcats
Special to the Banner-NewsDE QUEEN - A nine-run second inning and one-hit pitching performance by Dalton O'Donnell propelled the Magnolia Panthers to a 15-0 win over the De Queen Leopards in 5A South Conference baseball action Thursday in De Queen. "We were real patient today. Anytime you can get do...

Picture: <p>Alex Fogo</p>Picture: <p>Dalton Miller</p>Picture: <p>Magnolia's Lain Strickland slides in safe at home during action at De Queen Thursday afternoon.</p>Picture: <p>Thomas Prince</p>

Category: Local Sports    Published: Friday, April 18th, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission set the state’s deer hunting seasons today, with modern gun deer season opening Nov. 8, archery season opening Sept. 27, and muzzleloader season opening Oct. 18. The deer season dates are part of the 2014-15 general hunting regulations...
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NBA Playoffs start this weekend
To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.Survive all that, and maybe they can avenge that NBA Finals heartbreak."There's definitely that burning desire in the b...
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Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke's latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.The 6-foot-8 All-American forward said Thursday he'll enter the NBA draft after being the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history. He was also the first freshman to lead the Blue Devils in sc...
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PHOENIX (AP) — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper lost his bid Thursday to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge found there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him in that state. Sharper's lawyers had questioned the evidence authorities a...
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FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — New Arkansas women's basketball coach Jimmy Dykes has completed his coaching staff with the hiring of Chris Johnson.The university announced the hiring Thursday.Johnson comes to UA after serving as an assistant at TCU where he focused on recruiting, academic monitoring, sco...
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FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas has hired an associate athletic director for marketing and fan development.The university announced Thursday that Elvis Moya comes to UA from Texas Tech where he was director of marketing and fan promotions.Athletic director Jeff Long said Moya's...
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FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas is set to host Vanderbilt in a three-game Southeastern Conference baseball series.The Razorbacks and Commodores will play today, Saturday and Sunday at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.Arkansas is 23-15 overall and 7-8 in the SEC while Vanderbilt is 2...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is to host Troy in a three-game Sun Belt Conference college baseball series.UALR and Troy are to play today, Saturday and Sunday at Gary Hogan Field in Little Rock.UALR is 14-20 overall and 3-12 in the SBC.
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CONWAY (AP) — Golfers from the University of Central Arkansas and from Oklahoma State University have been named to the 2014 Palmer Cup teams. UCA's Pep Angles — who is from Spain — was named Thursday to the European team while Oklahoma State's Wyndham Clark was named to the U.S. t...
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