• Aggies’ No. 2 defenders down Hogs’ top scorers

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M freshman Davonte Fitzgerald led the way with 17 points as the Aggies toppled Arkansas 69-53 in Reed Arena in the teams’ Southeastern Conference opener. A&M (10-4) entered the contest shooting 29.9 percent from the 3-point line, but finished …

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  • Report: Petrino accepts offer from Louisville

    Western Kentucky’s Bobby Petrino has accepted an offer to return to Louisville as head football coach, a move the Cardinals could make official this morning. The University of Louisville Athletic Association must approve Petrino’s hiring and is scheduled to meet today. A person familiar with …

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  • 3 pitchers, ‘Mr. Clean’ reach Hall

    NEW YORK (AP) — A new generation of starting pitchers and a self-proclaimed Mr. Clean of the Steroids Era will be ushered into baseball’s Hall of Fame this summer. For tainted players, however, the doors to Cooperstown remain bolted. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank …

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  • Manziel declares for National Football League draft

    Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel declared for the NFL draft on Wednesday following two spectacular seasons in which he became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy and helped the Aggies make a splash in their first two years in the Southeastern Conference. “After …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Mattingly will be back as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers next season with a new 3-year contract that takes him through 2016, quieting speculation that his future with the club was somehow in doubt. A person familiar …

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  • ’Wolves get back on track, crush ’Hounds

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves returned to their winning ways Tuesday night as they crushed the Salem Greyhounds 67-29 in a 2A-2 District high school basketball game. The T-wolves lost twice over the weekend in the Barry Pruitt Hurricane Classic, closing out a 34-game …

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  • Lyon’s Young wins AMC award

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — After setting career marks in scoring and assists this past week, Lyon College guard Devonte Young was named the American Midwest Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played between Dec. 30 and Jan. 5, the league office reported on …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, January 8 – Saturday, January 11, 2014.

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  • Portis emerging as force for Hogs

    FAYETTEVILLE — Even Bobby Portis admitted he was timid at times early this season for Arkansas, hardly living up to his billing as a McDonald’s All-American. The 6-foot-10 freshman has been anything but unsure of himself recently for the surging Razorbacks, winners of seven straight …

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  • Prominent booster bashes Strong hire

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A billionaire donor to the University of Texas says the hire of new football Coach Charlie Strong was like a “kick in the face.” Red McCombs has donated millions to Texas, and his name is on the north side of the …

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  • Petrino interviews at Louisville

    Western Kentucky Coach Bobby Petrino talked to Louisville on Tuesday about its top job. Petrino interviewed with Cardinals athletic director Tom Jurich, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Jurich is looking for a replacement for Charlie Strong, who took the Texas …

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  • Nadal, Williams seeded at top of Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As expected, No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams have been made the top seeds at the Australian Open which begins on Monday at Melbourne Park. Defending champion Novak Djokovic is the No. 2-seeded man, followed by David Ferrer, Wimbledon champion …

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