Digest for 02-28-14


COMMUNITY

Registration for American-Eastern softball Saturday

Pine Bluff American-Eastern Little League Softball registration continues Saturday at 10 a.m. at Monroe-Ryburn Field, next to Good Faith Church.

Registrants should bring a birth certificate and three proofs of residence. The fee is $75 for ages 8-18. The fee for ages 4-7 is $25.

Online registration is available at www.pbaells.org. If any questions, call Judy Brumett at 329-6977.

Tryouts for girls ages 8-12 are at 10 a.m. Saturday and, for girls 13-18, at noon Saturday. Those who don’t make tryouts will go into a blind draft Tuesday.

LOCAL

UAPB sets ticket prices for baseball season

The Arkansas-Pine Bluff athletic department has set ticket prices for this baseball season.

A reserve season ticket is priced at $120. General admission season tickets are $75 per adult and $35 per child.

Single-game general admission tickets are $5 per adult and $3 per child, with doubleheaders $7 per adult and $3 per child. Reserve seating is $8 for single games and $10 for doubleheaders.

UAPB will open its home campaign against Prairie View A&M with a doubleheader starting at noon Saturday. The series will conclude with a single game at 1 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call the UAPB ticket office at 575-8601 or visit www.uapblionsroar.com.

STATE

Razorback women can’t keep up with Aggies

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — No. 17-ranked Texas A&M started the game on a 13-0 run and shot 58 percent from the field Thursday in a 77-54 women’s basketball victory over Arkansas.

Arkansas, which shot just 25 percent from the field, got 11 points from Jhasmin Bowen and 10 from Calli Berna.

Berna scored her 10th point in the first half to pull Arkansas within 37-26, and the Razorbacks were down 43-32 at halftime. But the Aggies’ inside game — a 30-18 advantage over the Hogs — proved too much for Arkansas to overcome.

NATIONAL

Eagles give Cooper, Kelce long-term deals

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to long-term contracts with wide receiver Riley Cooper and center Jason Kelce.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but Cooper’s deal is for five years and Kelce has a seven-year pact through 2020.

Cooper had a rocky start to training camp in 2013 after video surfaced of him using a racial slur at a concert during the summer. He apologized and went through sensitivity training, then had a breakout year in his first season a starter with career highs of 47 receptions, 835 yards and eight touchdowns.

Kelce started every game for the Eagles last year after returning from a knee injury that cut his 2012 season short after two games. In 2011, he was the first Eagles rookie to start all 16 games of a season since 1999.

Kings’ Cousins suspended for throwing punch

NEW YORK — DeMarcus Cousins’ latest episode of anger has earned the Sacramento Kings center a one-game suspension by the NBA, the league announced Thursday.

Cousins was ejected in the third quarter of Tuesday’s game against Houston for punching Rockets guard Patrick Beverley in the stomach. He then engaged in a heated argument with the game officials prior to finally exiting to the locker room, which drew a $20,000 fine for verbally abusing a referee and failing to leave the court in a timely manner.

The volatile fourth-year pro received two technical fouls for his actions, bringing his league-leading total to 15 this season. By NBA rules, Cousins will be handed one-game bans for any additional technicals he incurs over the remainder of the campaign.

Pelicans list Davis as day-to-day

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Pelicans have listed All-Star forward Anthony Davis as day-to-day with a sprained shoulder he suffered in the team’s most recent outing.

Davis exited Wednesday’s 108-89 loss at Dallas in the second quarter with the injury and did not return.

— Staff and wire reports