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Name of the game: Finish

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.”

Looking ahead with Hogs hoops

LITTLE ROCK — Buried under a long-dead NCAA bracket, updated odds on the 16 teams still in the hunt and old news from Oaklawn Park, much-needed reference material was unearthed.

NIT is good sign for Hogs

LITTLE ROCK — The idea that Arkansas would turn down an invite to the NIT never crossed my mind until the father of an 11-year-old soccer player mentioned he had heard the “just say no” argument during a sports talk show.

Hogs not only state team fighting for NCAA berth

LITTLE ROCK — Caught up in Arkansas’ five-week long journey to relevance, I overlooked other in-state teams in position to make the NCAA Tournament. Catching up, I like the chances of the two women’s teams pursuing the Sun Belt Conference bid.

SEC Network coming in August

LITTLE ROCK — The day the Aug. 30 football lineup for the SEC Network is announced, the number of network subscribers to the network will spike in Arkansas and Alabama.

ASU coach is impressive

LITTLE ROCK — Equally comfortable poking fun at a radio show host and updating the governor, Arkansas State football coach Blake Anderson is Hubbard City, Texas, through and through.

Tour winner is loyal

LITTLE ROCK — A closet follower of pro golfer Jimmy Walker for several years, I was disappointed when a post-Pebble Beach review of his sponsors failed to turn up the Houston-based company that stuck with him during the lean years.

No unbeaten on April 7

LITTLE ROCK — There is no chance that Arizona or Syracuse or Wichita State will be unbeaten when the NCAA Tournament concludes April 7 in Jerry Jones’ palace.