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Arkansas defense chills upset-minded North Texas 66-43

Nov. 12, 2019 11:32 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Bud Walton Arena's rims have been unkind to opposing teams through two games. Arkansas limited North Texas to 2 of 17 shooting from behind the arc and 33 percent overall in a 66-43 triumph on Tuesday night in front of 12,001 fans. "I thought we played with great defensive...

No. 2 Duke rolls past Central Arkansas 105-54 for 3-0 start

Nov. 12, 2019 10:21 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is pushing his young Blue Devils to worry about defense above all else, both in the intensity of their fullcourt pursuit and their ability to attack the right matchup. That approach, he said, is "how our team is going to be built." And the second-ranked Blue...

Democrat drops bid to challenge Sen. Tom Cotton in Arkansas

Nov. 12, 2019 6:40 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Democratic candidate hoping to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton in Arkansas abruptly dropped out of the race Tuesday, citing a family health concern, leaving Democrats with no one to contest the seat. Josh Mahony announced on Twitter that he was ending his campaign, two...

Arkansas lawmaker launches congressional bid as filing ends

Nov. 12, 2019 4:49 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas state legislator announced a bid Tuesday to unseat a Republican congressman in 2020 as the filing period for next year's election came to a close. Democratic state Sen. Joyce Elliott is the only Democrat who filed to run against Republican Rep. French Hill, who was...

Bloomberg registers for 2020 presidential ballot in Arkansas

Nov. 12, 2019 3:24 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork Tuesday to appear on the ballot in Arkansas' March 3 presidential primary, the latest indication that the billionaire former New York City mayor may seek the Democratic nomination . Bloomberg sent staffers to Alabama last week to file for the...

Memphis, Jackson set records as snow falls in West Tennessee

Nov. 12, 2019 3:03 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Weather officials say three cities in Arkansas and Tennessee have established or tied record low temperatures as a wintry weather system moved through the mid-South region. The National Weather Service said the Tennessee cities of Memphis and Jackson recorded low temperatures for the...

Dungee, Thomas send No. 23 Arkansas past McNeese 101-58

Nov. 11, 2019 10:48 PM EST

FAYETTVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Chelsea Dungee scored 19 points and Taylah Thomas scored 11 with 11 rebounds and No. 23 Arkansas drubbed McNeese 101-58 on Monday night. Dungee's three-point play with 4:15 left in the first quarter made it 17-6. The Razorbacks went on to a 27-15 lead to end the quarter. Arkansas...

Arkansas AD on football: 'I have to get this search right'

Nov. 11, 2019 6:13 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas athletic director Hunter Yurachek said Monday he felt the football program was moving in reverse over the past month, leading to the firing of second-year coach Chad Morris after 22 games. Morris was 4-18 in two seasons and was winless in Southeastern Conference games....

Little Rock teachers to go on strike over district's control

Nov. 11, 2019 5:12 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers will go on strike for one day this week over an Arkansas panel's decision to strip their collective bargaining power and complaints about state control of the 23,000-student district, union officials said Monday. The strike that will take place Thursday will be...

Mormon church leader denounces official's adoption scheme

Nov. 11, 2019 4:35 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said he is "disgusted" by an Arizona elected official accused of running a multi-state adoption scheme, marking the first time a church official has commented on the case. "We're just as disgusted with it as anybody," Ronald...