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Seabrook finishes fourth

SILOAM SPRINGS — The Seabrook All-Stars pulled off two straight wins in the Babe Ruth 15-year-old Southwest Regional, but unearned errors in its latest outing cost them a chance to move closer to a championship.

SEC Network tries to identify top game of each week

LITTLE ROCK — Inspired by the SEC’s announcement that all 14 schools will play football on the conference’s new network during the first four weeks of the season, the exercise in long-range planning was to identify the must-see game of the week while dealing with some self-imposed parameters.

Summer League Champions

The I Promise Stars, a group of Pine Bluff natives, recently competed in the Lonoke Community Center Summer Basketball League and won the regular-season title with an 11-2 record as well as the postseason tournament. Team members are, in no particular order; Theodis “Scooda” Fuller, Dantral Hence, Quincy Pridgeon, Jarvis Gunter, Antonio Scott, De’Andre Williams, Chandler Savage and manager John Proctor Jr. Not pictured: Jevon Barnes, Will Farris and George Davis. The team also plans on participating in the upcoming Pine Bluff Fall Basketball League in September. (Special to The Commercial)

Braves show no rust from lengthy break

BRYANT — The Pine Bluff Braves waited through a month’s worth of rainouts before returning to the field Sunday and beating the Bryant All-Stars 5-0 in semipro baseball at Bishop Park. The game ended after five innings because of the 2-hour time limit.

Seabrook rebounds, edges Northern in extras

Seabrook nearly cost itself a championship opportunity Monday night — giving up the tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning — but rebounded in the top of the eighth with two runs to defeat Pine Bluff Northern 4-2 in extra innings in the Babe Ruth 15-year-old state tournament at Taylor Field.

Slive: ‘Critical for NCAA to change’

HOOVER, Ala. — Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive raised the possibility of an NCAA “Division IV” earlier this summer if the 65 power conference schools aren’t granted legislative autonomy.