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39th Firecracker Fast 5K: Blurring divisional lines

posted: 07/05/2015 4:17 a.m. Discuss

Hard rain began to fall five minutes before the start of the Firecracker Fast 5K, a first in the 39th running of the Fourth of July race. Five minutes after the start, another first had developed. A woman held the overall lead.

39th Firecracker Fast 5K: Times get slower, attendance grows

posted: 07/05/2015 4:16 a.m. Discuss

Jesse Duvall's winning time in Saturday's Firecracker Fast 5k was the slowest since race founder Gary Smith moved the race to its current course in 1988, and women's winner Lauren Paquette's time was well off the women's course record of 15:23 set by Colette Murphy.

Favored U.S. taking nothing for granted

posted: 07/05/2015 4:11 a.m. Discuss

Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women's World Cup title match in Germany.

Jankovic stunning in upset

posted: 07/05/2015 4:10 a.m. Discuss

About an hour after flopping on her back and kicking her feet overhead to celebrate a stunning comeback against defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Jelena Jankovic still was giddy.

Hog Futures: Hjalte Froholdt: Great Dane gets to size things up

posted: 07/05/2015 4:05 a.m. Discuss

The seventh in a series profiling newcomers on the 2015 Arkansas Razorbacks football roster.

SEC basketball: Flag flap stirs up coaches' rhetoric

posted: 07/05/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

South Carolina Coach Frank Martin hasn't made a huge dent in SEC basketball circles yet, but he made a poignant pitch for race relations on the SEC's summer teleconference for men's basketball last week.

Second Thoughts: 'Megatoad' finally gets hot dog title

posted: 07/05/2015 3:52 a.m. Discuss

There's a new champion at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, and he is known in competitive eating circles as "Megatoad."

Off the wire: Aldridge selects Spurs

posted: 07/05/2015 3:49 a.m. Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge is heading back home to Texas and the San Antonio Spurs are heading back to the top of the list of favorites in the Western Conference.

Commentary: Gordon's Daytona finale not lost on fans

posted: 07/05/2015 3:12 a.m. Discuss

With security guards watching for suspicious activity, fan Dave Shepherd had some explaining to do Friday. What was the contraption bulging out of his backpack?

Busch Classic: Longevity a big part of Lovell's softball career

posted: 07/05/2015 3:05 a.m. Discuss

Toni Lovell is not the most decorated softball player to have ever played in the Busch Classic. She is, however, one of the tournament's most recognizable figures.

Rookie makes it happen as Cards end losing streak

posted: 07/05/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Rookie outfielder Tommy Pham will never forget his first major league hit. Or his first stolen base and run scored.

Travs score early, take down 'Hounds

posted: 07/05/2015 2:56 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Travelers scored four runs in the first three innings and came away with a 5-3 victory over the Midland Rockhounds on Saturday in front of an announced crowd of 7,028 at Security Bank Ballpark in Midland, Texas.

Arkansans Across the Minors

posted: 07/05/2015 2:55 a.m. Discuss

Who's hot: Matty Johnson (independent) scored 8 runs on 12 hits (including 4 doubles and 1 triple) with 10 RBI and 4 stolen bases to raise his batting average from .215 to .261.

Women's World Cup third-place game: England 1, Germany 0, OT: Better this time

posted: 07/05/2015 2:53 a.m. Discuss

Days after a gut-wrenching loss, England finished its deepest run in the Women's World Cup with an uplifting victory.

Women's World Cup: U.S. coach railed then hailed

posted: 07/05/2015 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Two weeks ago, Jill Ellis was anything but a genius. As her U.S. team struggled through group play at the Women's World Cup, the coach was being called unprepared, unresponsive and not creative.

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