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McIlroy challenged when it counts

LITTLE ROCK — Not on par with the “Drive,” or the “Miracle on Markham,” but Rory McIlroy’s response halfway through the final round of the British Open will stand for his defining moment until he crafts something better.

First Place

The Arkansas Bearcats seventh grade team finished in first place of the seventh grade bronze division in the HoopPlayUSA Nationals in Conway this weekend. They defeated the Texas Bulls 62-57 in the championship game. Players pictured are Mekel Kentle, Charles Harris, Kaleb Higgins, Javarious Brown, Jaden Crater, Jamarion Brown, Dewanje Hogan, Timquorian Johnson, Berkarion Black, Jamarcus Brown, Davion Graham, and Marquise Anderson. Also pictured is coach Brian Cal, team founders Jarrett Bell and Charles Woods; and staff Trenton Harris and Jordan Crater.

White Hall routs Rosston

WHITE HALL — Colby Donaldson hit two of White Hall’s home runs in the second inning as the host 11- and 12-year-old All-Stars scored 11 runs en route to a 13-1 victory over Rosston in four innings on Saturday night in the Little League state tournament.

Hit the Ground Running

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Devil’s Den houses the football coaches’ offices at Mississippi Valley State and is just adjacent to the expanding Rice-Totten Stadium. But new head coach Rick Comegy has spent very little time wondering when construction of the new press box or any other addition to the stadium will be completed.

Fourth inning pushes PB Western past Union County

WHITE HALL — Pine Bluff Western Little League scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning — sending 10 batters to the plate — as they defeated Union County 10-6 in the first round of the Little League state tournament Friday night at White Hall City Park.

Bielema excited about new addition

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas picked up a late addition to its 2014 signing class last month when former UNLV guard Cameron Jefferson announced he was transferring elsewhere to play his senior season.