• MLB marks anniversary of Robinson debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades. Jackson traveled to baseball’s 1992 …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Boston Marathon Anniversary BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city’s resilience in the face of a terror …

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  • Californian wins bid to coach ASU football

    JONESBORO (AP) — A California man submitted the winning bid of $11,700 in an eBay auction to win the chance to coach one of the teams in Arkansas State’s spring football game. Nick Bhardwaj will give the pregame and halftime talks to his team and …

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  • Cal Ripken World Series coming to Jonesboro in ‘15

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Cal Ripken 10-year-old World Series and Jonesboro city officials have finalized plans for Jonesboro to host the 2015 series. Babe Ruth League Commissioner Robert Faherty Jr. and Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken North Arkansas District Commissioner Gary Hoyt signed a contract Monday to …

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  • Lyon adds another BHS building block to construction of new football program

    A sixth Batesville Pioneer recently committed to signing with Lyon College football, and it’s become something of a block party. “It’s the reunion of the strong side,” Jonathan “Kansas” Hendrix said. Specifically, the 2013 Batesville High School graduate was talking about teaming up again with …

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  • St. Joseph, S-side split soccer matches

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside and Conway St. Joseph high school soccer teams each broke away in second halves for 4A-3 Conference victories Monday at Stewart Field. The visiting Lady Bulldogs won 3-0 after leading 1-0 at halftime. The Southerners outscored the Bulldogs 4-0 in the second …

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  • ‘Sports calendar’ cut by rain, wet conditions

    Heavy rains led to the postponement of circulation-area baseball and softball games Monday, with some being rescheduled for today and Wednesday. The Heber Springs-at-Southside, 4A-2 District softball games were rescheduled for today at 4:30 p.m., while the Southerners rescheduled their games with Heber Springs for …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, April 15 – Friday, April 18, 2014.

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  • Dykes names Smith top Razorback assistant

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — New Arkansas women’s basketball Coach Jimmy Dykes has added former Razorback Christy Smith as an assistant coach. Dykes says Smith will join the staff as the top assistant and will work with every aspect of the Razorback program. Smith served as an …

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  • Cards snap Brewers’ win streak

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lance Lynn brought the Brewers’ fast start to a halt. Mixing a fastball that topped 95 mph with his effective slider, the St. Louis Cardinals right-hander struck out 11 and allowed three hits over seven innings in a 4-0 victory Monday night …

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  • Olympic great Phelps returns to swimming

    Don’t expect the same Michael Phelps in his return to swimming after a nearly two-year retirement. Even if Phelps’ comeback is a success, it will be different this time around. No more swimming seven or eight events at the Olympics or world championships. No more …

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  • Ex-Cardinal all-star Hal Smith dies at 82

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Former major league baseball player Hal Smith of Fort Smith, has died. Edwards Funeral Home says Smith died Saturday at age 82. A cause of death was not released. Smith was a native of Barling who signed with the St. Louis …

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