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Portis picked 2nd-team All-American

FAYETTEVILLE – Two weeks after being named the SEC Player of the Year, Arkansas sophomore Bobby Portis was lauded by the Associated Press again on Monday by being named to the outlet’s All-America second team. The All-America distinction is the third of the year for Portis, while he is the program’s first AP All-American since 2006.

Weather doesn’t dampen spirits of stakes contenders at Oaklawn

“You can’t fight Mother Nature” was the mantra on Friday morning from the connections of contenders for Saturday’s $750,000 Rebel Stakes (Grade 2), $300,000 Azeri Stakes (Grade 2) and $250,000 Razorback Handicap (Grade 3). Despite heavy rains that interrupted training so the sloppy racing strip could be sealed after the break, preparations progressed without problems.