Fellow Ivy Leaguers see Lin story differently

February 17, 2012 The names “Jeremy Lin” and “Harvard” pop up in the same sentence so often lately you might think every Ivy Leaguer who chases the dream winds up in the NBA.Not so. Nearly all of them must face reality sooner or later and learn to make do in less glamorous occupations, such as Wall Street CEO, legal titan or even secretary of education. But none of them minds basking in Lin’s reflected glory.

Carter, ‘The Kid,’ dies at 57

February 17, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — In a rough-and-tumble clubhouse filled with dark secrets and constant conflict, there was always one sunny stall.Those New York Mets could count on Gary Carter to deliver — a smile, a spark and ultimately a championship.The effervescent Hall of Fame catcher whose single for the Mets in the 1986 World Series touched off one of the most improbable rallies in baseball, died Thursday. The Kid was 57.

Asian-Americans rejoice as Lin smashes stereotypes

February 17, 2012 They know what it feels like to be overlooked. People assume they are weak, servile, out of place.So when these Asian-Americans watch Jeremy Lin slash and shoot his way through the NBA’s finest, it’s almost as if they are on the basketball court with the California-born point guard who has set the zeitgeist on fire.Asian-Americans have rallied around other athletes — Michael Chang, Hideo Nomo, Yao Ming, Michelle Wie, Ichiro Suzuki. Tiger Woods was embraced for his Thai side. But Lin has a new and different appeal.

Bowling tourney set for weekend

February 16, 2012 The Batesville Women’s Bowling Association and Hollywood Bowl are hosting a Mixed No-Tap Doubles Tournament this weekend, according to a news release.The entry fee for the United States Bowling Congress-sanctioned event is $50 per couple. Starting time each day is 1:30 p.m.Each mixed (female and male) team will roll four games. The low game will not count in their series score.To enter or for more information, call 793-5781.

S-side, Cave City teams move on

February 16, 2012 HEBER SPRINGS — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Newport Lady Greyhounds 42-30 in the quarterfinals of the 4A-2 District Tournament here Wednesday, improving Southside’s record to 21-5 and assuring a berth in next weeks 4A-East Region Tournament in Cave City. “I was very pleased with how we responded coming off a tough loss at Stuttgart last Friday,” Coach Long said. “This group has been really good all year at bouncing back after a loss.”The Lady Southerners led 14-11, 29-16 and 36-24 at the quarter breaks.

UA women eye 9th straight SEC win, NCAA berth

February 16, 2012 FAYETTEVILLE — Tom Collen wanted to do everything possible to forget about those first four Southeastern Conference games.The Razorbacks’ coach went so far as to put up a new group of standings in the team’s locker room, one that featured only nine SEC teams rather than the league’s full complement of 12.Collen’s philosophy: Arkansas had already lost to the top three teams in the league — Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee — so why not just focus on finishing at the top of what was left?

Vols mash Hogs; road kill count grows to 0-for-9

February 16, 2012 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Volunteers have had the hang of Coach Cuonzo Martin’s tough defensive style for a while. Now they’re starting to get into the swing of his motion offense, too.Jordan McRae came off the bench to score 14 points, and five other Vols logged double-digit scoring as Tennessee beat Arkansas 77-58 on Wednesday night.

NASCAR Schedule, 2011 points

February 16, 2012 (x-non-points race)February18 — x-Budweiser Shootout, Daytona Beach, Fla.23 — x-Gatorade Duel 1, Daytona Beach, Fla.23 — x-Gatorade Duel 2, Daytona Beach, Fla.26 — Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla.March 4 — Subway Fresh Fit 500, Avondale, Ariz.11 — Kobalt Tools 400, Las Vegas18 — Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn.25 — Auto Club 400, Fontana, Calif.April 1 — Goody’s Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va.14 — Samsung Mobile 500, Fort Worth, Texas22 — STP 400, Kansas City, Kan.

Defending Sprint Cup champion overhauls team

February 16, 2012 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Over the closing weeks of last season, Steve Addington had been led to believe he would be Tony Stewart’s crew chief in 2012.Then Stewart won at Martinsville and again at Texas to give him four wins in eight races. The Sprint Cup championship was firmly in his reach, and it sure didn’t seem like there were any reasons for Stewart to make changes to his organization.

Razorbacks face tough test against Vols

February 15, 2012 KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee is playing its best basketball of the season and is poised to close out the regular season on a run.Five of the Volunteers’ last six games are against teams whose records in the Southeastern Conference are the same as theirs or worse.“I look at the SEC standings all the time because that’s most important for us and where we’re going,” coach Cuonzo Martin said. “As a coach, as long as you’re making progress then things eventually fall in place.”