LITTLE ROCK — No.16 in the first round is the answer to a trivia question from the British Open.
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LITTLE ROCK — The day is near, said the brilliant inventor/businessman, when bars of gold will be as common and as cheap as bars of iron or blocks of steel.
LITTLE ROCK — Starved for fresh college football morsels, fans could O.D. on the expanded SEC Media Days event that begins Monday in Hoover, Ala. To help ease into the four-day glut of quotes from coaches and players, a 15-point countdown:
LITTLE ROCK — Doing his part, the 10-year-old Shih Tzu ate a few minutes earlier than usual and completed his neighborhood tour which freed his owner/walker to hightail it for the golf course.
LITTLE ROCK — A diminished commodity in the NFL, running backs will be front and center in the SEC this year for two reasons.
LITTLE ROCK —Preparing a deposit slip for Arkansas State University football, athletics director Terry Mohajir can choose bucks or buzz, check or chatter.
LITTLE ROCK — In the World Cup, Brazil might just be Louisville of 2013 or UConn of 2011 or Duke of 2010 or all three rolled into one.
LITTLE ROCK — Despite an NCAA about-face that closed an avenue for a student-athlete’s transfer, a Nevada-Las Vegas offensive lineman is at Arkansas because of the UA’s aggressive pursuit of the young man.
LITTLE ROCK — Nowhere to be found in preseason speculation about the Heisman Trophy the past two years, the winner this season will be somebody already well known to college football fans.
LITTLE ROCK — Sharing the national stage for a few days, two individuals and a team are charged with adding pizzazz to their sport.
LITTLE ROCK —Spoiled by attending three tournament games of a run and gun version of futbol, the first time watching a World Cup match from start to finish bordered on the tedious.
LITTLE ROCK — Promoting players on the PGA Tour, the commercial is a case of mistaken identity. For accuracy, swap Martin Kaymer for Jason Dufner.
LITTLE ROCK — Autonomy for the five power conferences is more “what then” than “if and when.”
LITTLE ROCK — Engaging while winning, the co-owner of California Chrome oozed enmity after losing.
LITTLE ROCK — Assuming the selection of another 120-plus players was completed late Saturday night, the end of the NFL draft is to be celebrated.
LITTLE ROCK — Enthusiasm for California Chrome as a Triple Crown winner is proceeding under a yellow caution flag, toned down by what the winning trainer had to say about his druthers and long-range hopes for the colt.
LITTLE ROCK — The ultimate independent contractor, a thoroughbred jockey needs a short-term memory to deal with demotions precipitated by politics and the star quality of others.
LITTLE ROCK — Building a rivalry between Arkansas and Missouri is going to take a while, but, paraphrasing The Rolling Stones, circa 1964, “Time is on their side.”
LITTLE ROCK — One person’s Top 10 reasons to pass on Saturday’s Red-White game:
LITTLE ROCK — Demand for more quality games, launch of the SEC Network, an emphasis on strength of schedule in the new College Football Playoff and a promise by Mike Slive don’t necessarily add up to a nine-game conference schedule in the SEC.
LITTLE ROCK — Movies or golf, drama alone is not enough to grab casual fans.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Two seats to the left on row H in the media center at Augusta National, the man who once covered the Oakland A’s referred to Tiger Woods as “Eckersley like.”
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Both veteran and rookie, Jimmy Walker has the game and the guts to rewrite history at The Masters.
LITTLE ROCK — Teased by John Calipari, the explanation for the transformation of Kentucky from decent to dynamic is to be revealed after the Final Four is complete.
LITTLE ROCK — Come Nov. 30, will the progress of Arkansas’ football team be assessed with the same confidence that yielded an unequivocal thumbs up for basketball?
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