Torii Hunter Jr. to miss 6-8 months

SAN ANTONIO — Detroit Tigers outfielder and Pine Bluff native Torii Hunter confirmed that his son, Notre Dame football commit Torii Hunter Jr., suffered a broken left femure during U.S. Army All-American Bowl morning workouts at the Blossom Athletic Center.

According to a report on ESPN.com, Hunter Jr. is expected to miss anywhere from six to eight months with the injury, according to his father. It could take as much as a year for him to fully recover.

Lady Tigers down Blossoms

ADA, Okla. — The University of Arkansas at Monticello women’s basketball team suffered a 74-45 loss to East Central on Thursday.

The Cotton Blossoms (2-8, 0-5 Great American Conference) posted a season-low outing from the field, connecting on just 18 of 63 field goal attempts for a 29 percent performance. UAM went 0 for 11 from three-point range and 9 of 14 from the foul line.,


Arkansas falls at Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. — The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team suffered a Southeastern Conference loss in the league opener at Auburn, 50-47, Thursday.

Poor shooting and trouble inside ended the Razorbacks’ nine game winning streak as Arkansas falls to 12-2 overall and 0-1 in the SEC. Auburn moves to 12-2 overall and 1-0 in the league.