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Tim Cooper

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Tim Cooper has been a member of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette sports department since October 1988 and began reporting on high school sports full time in 1993. Cooper, a native of Malvern, attended Henderson State
University and worked three years as a sports writer at the Paris News in Paris, Texas, from 1985 to 1988.

Recent Stories by Tim Cooper

Second thoughts: Spieth can’t get record, wins anyway

posted: 04/16/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Jordan Spieth became the first player to reach 19-under par at any point during the Masters.

OAKLAWN HANDICAP: Race Day duels, draws off late

posted: 04/12/2015 2:36 a.m. Discuss

Race Day was more than ready for his Grade II debut.

NORTHERN SPUR: Wolf Man Rocket breaks maiden

posted: 04/12/2015 2:36 a.m. Discuss

Wolf Man Rocket rallied down the stretch to overtake Hillbilly Royalty to win the 18th running of the $100,000 Northern Spur in a stakes-record time of 1:36.48.

INSTANT RACING: Promise Me Silver makes it 7 for 7

posted: 04/12/2015 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Promise Me Silver knows nothing but gold.

RACING FESTIVAL OF THE SOUTH: Star shines, this time

posted: 04/11/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- Untapable made amends for her previous Oaklawn Park start.

Down to wire

posted: 04/11/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- Ruben Munoz has a nice problem on his hands.

Vazquez wins 5, trails sidelined Santana by 3

posted: 04/10/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- Ricardo Santana Jr., Oaklawn's top jockey for the past two years and the leading rider this season, has been hospitalized with flu-like symptoms.

Count Fleet Handicap: Alsvid lets leaders sizzle, fizzle before kicking in

posted: 04/10/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- The rain fell just before the overwhelming favorites Thursday in the $300,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap.

Carousel Stakes: Spring Included waits, pounces, wins with ease

posted: 04/09/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

When long shots Chortle and Yucca broke on top for the early lead in the 36th running of the $100,000 Carousel Stakes, Spring Included trainer Steve Hobby said he knew his horse was in prime position for a victory.

Second Thoughts: PGA crowd doesn't have Bubba's back

posted: 04/08/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

A recently released survey of Bubba Watson's PGA Tour peers shows he isn't well-liked, and the two-time Masters champion is taking that as a challenge to be a better person.

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