THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A potentially explosive news conference with an alleged mistress was canceled and more details trickled out about the car accident that started all the trouble for Tiger Woods.
The news conference in Los Angeles for Rachel Uchitel, the woman who denied a tabloid report about an affair with Woods, was canceled about an hour before it was to begin Thursday.
The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers improved to 2-0 in 5A-East District play Thursday night with a 38-29 decision over the West-Helena Junior Cougarettes in Pioneer Gym.
Batesville led 9-7, 17-11 and 28-21 at the quarter breaks.
Kinsey Scaggs led the winners with 11 points. Lainey Rumans added eight points.
“Also, Hailey Hastings scored seven points off the bench for us that were big,” Batesville Coach Chip McDonald said.
The Junior Lady Pioneers had to overcome a big size disadvantage, the coach said.
BRADFORD — The last White County Invitational Tournament championship game Saturday night will be made up of Independence and Cleburne County representatives.
In semifinal games here Thursday, the Concord Pirates whipped the Bradford Eagles, the tournament hosts, 74-56, and the Midland Mustangs battled by the Pangburn Tigers 37-28.
Chase Thomas scored a team-high 19 points for the Pirates. Tim Fuller added 15, Derek Burnett chipped in 13, and Slade Storemont contributed 10.
Bradford’s Dakota Treece led all scorers with 26 points.
The Pirates improved to 15-1.
Cave City’s homecoming ceremony will be held after the junior high boys basketball game Friday night, Cave City Coach Russell Fowler announced.
The Junior Cavemen and Flippin Junior Bobcats are scheduled to get the night started at 5. After the game, the court will be presented and then the senior boys will play. The senior girls will get the rare nightcap game.
Lyon College volleyball Coach Ray Green announced that tryouts for the Batesville Volleyball Club will be held Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Lyon’s Becknell Gymnasium.
Registration is set to begin at 4:30 p.m. and participants are encouraged to register online with the Delta Region at www.deltavolleyball.net before the tryout.
Four Guard-circulation area high school athletes earned all-state honors for cross country this fall, and three of the four have represented their sport and schools on this podium before.
Emily Carroll, a senior at Melbourne, won the Class 2A State Meet race, completing the 5-kilometer course in Mountain Home in a 20 minutes, 25 seconds. Carroll finished second in the race last year and fourth in 2007, earning all-state honors each year.
In cross country, a runner must finish in the top 10 percent of the competitors to earn all-state recognition.
Williams Baptist Lady Eagles (6-1) at Lyon Pipers (6-1), Becknell Gymnasium, 6 p.m.
The Lady Eagles’ lone loss was to the Pipers in Walnut Ridge on Nov. 12. They’re currently on a 3-game winning streak with the most recent win being a 74-46 decision over Ecclesia. Lyon is also coming off a win over Ecclesia. The 64-48 decision came Monday night.
The billion dollars didn’t help one cent.
Tiger Woods couldn’t even get on his yacht “Privacy” and sail away somewhere to keep everyone from looking.
Larger than life one day, just another sinner the next.
No reason to talk about his quest to become the greatest golfer ever when the tabloids were offering up much juicier stuff for debate.
Does anyone care about the odds of Woods winning the Grand Slam when one offshore sports book is posting odds on whether he will admit to having an affair by the end of the year? (Not admitting was a 2-1 favorite.)
Longtime sponsors are sticking with Tiger Woods — for now.
But the world’s most famous athlete, who offered a “profound apology” Wednesday following allegations of infidelity, might find new deals hard to come by, marketing experts say, and the loyalty of existing sponsors could be tested by any additional tawdry stories or his reluctance to address the issue publicly.
“Unfortunately for Tiger, the situation is not over,” said Bob Williams, CEO of Burns Entertainment and Sports Marketing, which represents companies looking to hire celebrities to sell their brands.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Michael Porter came off the bench to lead five Missouri State players in double figures as the Bears defeated Arkansas-Little Rock 75-62 Wednesday night.
Reserve Caleb Patterson scored 14 points for the Bears (6-0). Adam Leanard added 12 points, and Kyle Weems and Keith Pickens had 10 points each.
Solomon Bozeman and Mike Smith netted 12 points each to lead the Trojans (3-5). Bozeman also had five assists and Bozeman grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. Alex Garcia-Mendoza scored 10 points for Arkansas-Little Rock.
JONESBORO (AP) — As time ticked down in Mississippi’s victory over Arkansas State on Wednesday night, Terrance Henry slammed home a rim-rocking dunk that summed up the night for both teams.
Ole Miss cruised to a 79-57 victory over Arkansas State in the 300th men’s basketball game at the Convocation Center.
The contest was never in question, as the Rebels (6-1) built a lead they would never surrender thanks to two double-digit first-half runs.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Tiger Woods said he let his family down with transgressions he regrets “with all of my heart,” and that he will deal with his personal life behind closed doors.
His statement today follows a cover story in Us Weekly magazine that reports a Los Angeles cocktail waitress claims she had a 31-month affair with the world’s No. 1 golfer.