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Little Rock teachers strike over state’s control of district

Nov. 14, 2019 11:27 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Teachers picketed outside the site of a historic desegregation and dozens of other Little Rock schools Thursday, walking out for the first time in more than three decades to protest the state’s control of the local school system and their loss of collective bargaining...

Brevard carries Arkansas St. over VMI 71-56

Nov. 14, 2019 11:03 PM EST

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Malik Brevard had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Arkansas State to a 71-56 win over VMI on Thursday night. Canberk Kus had 18 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Arkansas State (2-1). Myles Lewis had 11 points for the Keydets (0-4), who have lost five in a row dating to...

Nowell scores 20 to lead UALR past Southwest Baptist 77-59

Nov. 14, 2019 10:59 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Markquis Nowell had 20 points as Arkansas-Little Rock defeated Southwest Baptist 77-59 on Thursday night. Ben Coupet Jr. had 18 points and seven rebounds for Arkansas-Little Rock (2-1). Kris Bankston added 13 points. Ruot Monyyong had 10 points and eight rebounds for the home team....

Daniels scores 27, No. 23 Arkansas women beat Oral Roberts

Nov. 14, 2019 10:19 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Makayla Daniels scored a career-high 27 points on 8-of-11 shooting Thursday night, and the No. 23 Arkansas women beat Oral Roberts 96-64. Daniels was 6 of 7 from 3-point range and the Razorbacks (3-0) were 17 of 32. The Golden Eagles (3-1) made just 2 of 20 from the arc. Alexis...

Fuller, Manjon lift UC Davis over Idaho 65-64

Nov. 14, 2019 8:25 PM EST

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Caleb Fuller had 18 points and Ezra Manjon made a go-ahead layup with 24 seconds left as UC Davis narrowly defeated Idaho 65-64 on Thursday in the Red Wolves Classic. UC Davis passed it around the perimeter to get it in the hands of Manjon, who used a high screen to drive the left...

Mississippi State offense gearing up for major challenge

Nov. 14, 2019 2:06 AM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State’s offense wants to change its recent history of frustration against Alabama. The Bulldogs have lost 11 straight games to Alabama and have failed to score more than seven points in eight of those matchups, including a 24-0 defeat last year. Mississippi State...

NTSB: Coast Guard ignored duck boat safety proposals

Nov. 13, 2019 6:07 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal transportation safety investigators criticized the U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday for ignoring suggestions over nearly two decades to improve tourist duck boats, changes they say might have prevented last year's Missouri accident that killed 17 people. The National Transportation...

Ex-lobbyist faces Nov. 25 sentencing for Arkansas bribery

Nov. 13, 2019 6:06 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A former lobbyist who pleaded guilty to bribing three former Arkansas lawmakers including the governor’s nephew will be sentenced this month, court records show. Rusty Cranford could face up to 10 years in federal prison for bribing Sen. Jon Woods, Rep. Hank Wilkins and...

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...