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Southeastern Tops UAFS in Spring Opener

FT. SMITH, ARK. – Southeastern's women's tennis team opened the 2018 spring season with a 6-3 road win over Arkansas-Ft. Smith on Wednesday in Ft. Smith, Ark. The win gets the Savage Storm off to a 1-0 start heading into the team's home opener...

 

Men's Tennis Opens Spring with Win

FT. SMITH, ARK. – The 24th-ranked Southeastern men's tennis team opened its spring schedule on Wednesday with a 7-2 road victory over Arkansas-Ft. Smith in Ft. Smith, Ark. The win gets the Savage Storm off to a 1-0 start heading into the team's...

 

SNU swept by Bronchos

EDMOND, Okla. — Southern Nazarene didn't waste anytime taking on a ranked opponent as it opened its spring season with a 9-0 loss at No. 13 Central Oklahoma. The Bronchos (1-1) dropped just one set the entire day and that came at No. 2 singles....

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    February 16, 2018

SWOSU Sits Atop Initial NCAA Division II Central Region Rankings

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The first set of NCAA Division II Women's Basketball regional rankings were released on Wednesday afternoon, with the No. 7/5-ranked SWOSU Lady Bulldogs currently sitting first in the Central Region with two weeks remaining in...

 

Harding Men's Tennis Freshman Morgan Salvan Named GAC Player of the Week

SEARCY, Ark. – For the second consecutive week, Harding freshman Morgan Salvan was named Great American Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week. Salvan, from Millau, France, won all three of his singles matches and all three doubles matches...

 

Harding Women's Soccer Receives GAC Sportsmanship Award

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Harding women's soccer won its fifth Great American Conference Sportsmanship Award Wednesday. "These awards serve as a reflection the NCAA Division II emphasis on sportsmanship and game environment," GAC Commissioner Will...

 

Volleyball team wins Fall Sportsmanship Award

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – On Wednesday afternoon, the Great American Conference announced that the Ouachita volleyball program won the 2017 fall sportsmanship award. "We feel honored and grateful to be recognized as a positive representation of the...

 

These are the lives lost in the Florida high school shooting

When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, the 17 dead included students and school workers, young and old. Here is a look at some of some of those who lost their lives in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman...

 

Bannon on Hill for closed-door interview in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Thursday weighed whether to hold former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after he declined to answer questions for a second time as part of the House intelligence...

 

School shooting suspect belonged to white nationalist group

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — An orphaned 19-year-old who participated in paramilitary drills with a white nationalist group was charged with murder Thursday in the deaths of 17 people who were fatally shot at a huge Florida high school in the nation's...

 

Senate to vote on immigration compromise, Trump plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump would veto a bipartisan Senate compromise that would help young "Dreamer" immigrants and build his coveted border wall, the White House threatened on Thursday, fueling doubts that any immigration measures...

 

Warning signs may have been missed in school shooting case

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Months before authorities say Nikolas Cruz walked into his former high school and slaughtered 17 people, the troubled teen began showing what may have been missed warning signs he was bent on violence. "Im going to be a...

 

South African limbo ends with new president, Cyril Ramaphosa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Cyril Ramaphosa became South Africa's president with a message of clean government and inclusiveness on Thursday, stirring the hopes of many South Africans that he can reverse a corrosive period of decline and divisio...

 

Russian mother grieves for son killed by US strike in Syria

KEDROVOYE, Russia (AP) — For Russian mother Farkhanur Gavrilova, the blow came a week ago when an acquaintance called her to say that her son was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria that pitted Russian and U.S. combatants against each other for...

 

Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses. Preliminary figures released Thursday suggest the vaccine is 36 percent effective overall in preventing flu...

 

Grammys defends itself about women representation

NEW YORK (AP) — After a few missteps, The Recording Academy is reassuring its members that it is not lagging behind the music industry when it comes to female representation. In a letter sent to voting and non-voting members Thursday, which was...

 

McDonald's moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants. Diners can still ask specifically for...

 

A talkative Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reflects on becoming himself

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. One thing Abdul-Jabbar has never been — at least not in public...

 

Trump cites mental health in shooting, no mention of guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump struck a solemn tone Thursday after the deadly school shooting in Florida, describing a "scene of terrible violence, hatred and evil" and promising to "tackle the difficult issue of mental health," but...

 

Government says American detainee worked for IS in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American detained by U.S. forces was carrying thumb drives containing files on how to make bombs plus administrative spreadsheets describing work he did for the Islamic State group at the time he surrendered in Syria last year,...

 

Remains of Oklahoma soldier missing from Korean War return

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The remains of a U.S. soldier from Oklahoma City were returned to his home state nearly 70 years after he was taken prisoner during the Korean War. Army Sgt. 1st Class Alfred Bensinger Jr.'s remains arrived Wednesday in a...

 

Oklahoma sheriff, 3 others charged in death of inmate

ENID, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff and three others face manslaughter charges in the 2016 death of an inmate who authorities say spent more than two days in a restraint chair without food or water. Garfield County Sheriff Jerry Niles; his daugh...

 

Oklahoma court overturns death sentence for convicted killer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An appeals court has overturned the death sentence given to a 30-year-old man convicted of hiring someone to kill his estranged, pregnant wife. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals handed down the decision Thursday to Fabion...

 

Oklahoma plans to cut agency funding to close budget hole

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma leaders say they plan to impose across-the-board cuts to all state agencies, including public schools, to close a hole in the budget and ensure funding for three key health care agencies. Sen. Kim David says GOP...

 

Creationist's speech back on at university in Oklahoma

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The founder of a Kentucky creationism museum will appear at an Oklahoma university, after all, after the student body president initially canceled the event over objections of female and LGBTQ students and their supporters....

 

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