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Vanderbilt head coach Jerry Stackhouse talks with guard's Jordan Wright (4) and Scotty Pippen Jr. (2) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arkansas, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. Arkansas won 92-71. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Moody, Tate pace Arkansas in 92-71 win over Vanderbilt

Jan. 23, 2021 3:39 PM EST

NASHVILLE (AP) — Moses Moody scored 26 points with eight rebounds Jalen Tate scored 25 and Arkansas led all the way in a 92-71 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday. D.J. Harvey scored 16 points and Scotty Pippen Jr. scored 15 for Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt was without the services of sophomore Dylan Disu due to...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo, Andre de Grasse, of Canada, celebrates after winning the silver medal in the men’s 200 meters at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. When the American Track League opens its four-week-long series on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 de Grasse will be one of the athletes competing at the indoor setting at the University of Arkansas. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Back on track: Competing, not cash, lures big names to meet

Jan. 23, 2021 11:36 AM EST

The prospect of winning prize money isn’t what brings high jumper Vashti Cunningham, sprinter Andre De Grasse and other top names in track to an indoor meet in Arkansas this weekend. Because there is none. Instead, the athletes are going for something that feels every bit as valuable these days, and could...

Russell carries Louisiana-Lafayette over Arkansas St. 81-68

Jan. 22, 2021 10:13 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Cedric Russell scored 26 points, tying his season high, as Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Arkansas State 81-68 on Friday night. Theo Akwuba added 24 points for the Ragin’ Cajuns. Akwuba also had 10 rebounds and three blocks. Mylik Wilson had 10 points for Louisiana-Lafayette...

Monyyong carries UALR past Texas-Arlington 66-59

Jan. 22, 2021 9:37 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ruot Monyyong recorded 12 points and 14 rebounds to lead Arkansas-Little Rock to a 66-59 win over Texas-Arlington on Friday night. Nikola Maric had 14 points and eight rebounds for Arkansas-Little Rock (8-6, 4-3 Sun Belt Conference). Marko Lukic added 14 points. Markquis Nowell had...

Man accused of beating officer with flagpole ordered held

Jan. 22, 2021 7:15 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered an Arkansas man accused of beating a police officer with a flagpole during this month's riot at the U.S. Capitol to remain in jail pending his trial, calling video from the incident “simply shocking." U.S. Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray...

Woman wanted for Oklahoma murder arrested in Wisconsin

Jan. 22, 2021 12:18 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A woman wanted for killing a former roommate in Oklahoma has been arrested in Wisconsin. The Dane County Sheriff's Office says 59-year-old Kore Adams was taken into custody during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon on a Wagoner County, Oklahoma warrant for first-degree murder with...

Arkansas reports more than 3,100 new coronavirus cases

Jan. 21, 2021 6:27 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Thursday reported more than 3,100 new coronavirus cases, the biggest increase the state has seen in nearly a week. The Department of Health said the state's cases rose by 3,105 to 279,220. The state's deaths from COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus increased by 55...

Tyson Foods to pay $221.5M to settle price-fixing claims

Jan. 21, 2021 6:11 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods, the nation's largest meat supplier, said it will pay more than $200 million to settle a class-action suit that alleged price-fixing among chicken producers, saying the agreement is in the best interests of the company and its stakeholders. Tyson on Wednesday informed...

Arkansas forward Justin Smith (0) dunks in front of Auburn defender JT Thor (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Arkansas rallies, then holds on to beat Auburn 75-73

Jan. 20, 2021 11:50 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Desi Sills scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half to help Arkansas rally from a 12-point halftime deficit, and then hold on to beat Auburn 75-73 on Wednesday night. Sills scored four straight points during an 18-10 run to give Arkansas a 74-66 lead, its largest of the game...

Another Arkansas lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus

Jan. 20, 2021 6:32 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas lawmaker on Wednesday tested positive for the coronavirus, the third to be infected since lawmakers convened this year's session last week. Rep. Lanny Fite said he has not had any symptoms and has been isolating at his home in Benton. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette first...