Navarro leads UA to win

FAYETTEVILLE ó The Arkansas softball team defeated the UMKC Kangaroos, 9-1, in five innings on Wednesday at Bogle Park.

Arkansas (22-13) was led by Clarisa Navarro in the game. She hit two homeruns at the plate and finished the game with four RBIs.

Nicole Schroeder also had a big day at the plate as she went 2-for-3 with a solo-homerun and garnered two RBI. Also homering was Jayme Gee, she hit a solo-shot in the fourth inning. Arkansas homered four times in the game.

Kelly Young (5-0) picked up the win for the Hogs, pitching four scoreless innings and only allowing two hits while striking out three.

Arkansas will host Georgia in a three-game series this weekend with the first game scheduled to start at 6 p.m. on Friday.


Bulls snap Heatís winning streak

CHICAGO ó The Miami Heatís 27-game winning streak was snapped Wednesday night by the Chicago Bulls, 101-97, when a comeback by LeBron James and his teammates fell short.

Miami was 37 of 77 (48 percent) and Chicago made 40 of 85 (47 percent). Chicago made eight three-pointers and were 13 of 18 from the free throw line.

Miami made just seven three-pointers and were 16 of 23 from the charity stripe.

The Heat finished six game short of the record held by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.

James led the Heat with 32 points with seven rebounds and three assists. Luol Deng led the Bulls with 28 points and seven rebounds.

Wainwright agrees to deal

The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed with pitcher Adam Wainwright on a five-year contract extension worth $97.5 million.

Wainwright was set to become a free agent after this season when he will make $12 million under a team option. The right-handerís new deal will begin in 2014.

The 31-year-old Wainwright went 14-13 with a 3.94 ERA last season after missing the entire 2011 campaign because of an elbow injury.

Wainwright has spent his entire eight-year career with the Cardinals, going 80-48 with a 3.15 ERA in 214 games, including 151 starts. He went 20-11 with a 2.42 ERA in 2010 and was an NL All-Star.