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The Oaklawn Jockey Club, as it is officially known, begins its live horse racing season today in Hot Springs. Sunny skies and 50-cent corned beef sandwiches are just part of today's racing menu. Click here to see Oaklawn announcer Terry Wallace talk about which horses bettors should keep an eye on and here to see what changes Oaklawn has made for its patrons.

In other sports known for their fast legs, the UALR men's basketball team secured its fourth Sun Belt win off the season with a breath-taking 59-57 victory over Louisiana-Monroe. The Trojans are 12-5 overall.

It just wasn't the night for Louisiana-Monroe as the Lady Trojans also got their fourth conference win by defeating the Lady Warhawks, 68-60. Like their male counterparts, the Lady Trojans also possess an overall 12-5 record. The Lady Trojans haven't lost a game at the Jack Stephens Center since Jan. 20, 2007.

The Arkansas Lady'Backs continued their winning ways with a decisive 63-49 win over Alabama at Tuscaloosa. Despite the team's 16-2 record, it was the first SEC victory for the Lady'Backs this season.

Dickey Nutt's Arkansas State Indians suffered a setback in Denver as the Pioneers prevailed 59-52. Despite trailing by 12 points at halftime, the Indians had pulled within a point twice during the second half.

And UCA suffered a televised loss to Texas-San Antonio. The Roadrunners neep-neep'ed the Bears 81-77.