• Concord Pirates crush rivals, remain unbeaten in district

    GREERS FERRY — The Concord Pirates remained undefeated at 11-0 in the 1A 2-South District after crushing the West Side Greers Ferry Eagles 61-45 Monday. The game was moved from Concord to Greers Ferry due to icy conditions at Concord. The 28-1 Pirates led 16-9, …

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  • Paragould juniors sweep district games in Batesville

    The Paragould Junior Lady Rams held off a second-half charge to begin a 5A-East District, basketball sweep Monday night in Pioneer Gym. The Lady Rams led the Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers 8-4 after one quarter of play and 16-6 at halftime. The home team outscored …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Beebe Lady Badgers (5-2, 5A-East District; 11-6, overall) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (1-6, 3-16) at Pioneer Gym, 6 p.m. The Lady Badgers, who shared the district championship last season with the Paragould Lady Rams, are staying in the hunt for another title with the outside-inside, …

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  • Lyon’s Neyen wins AMC award

    Lyon College senior Ben Neyen posted his second strong outing on the mound Sunday and that effort was good enough to earn Neyen the first American Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Week award, the league office announced Monday. The 6-foot, 190-pound right-hander from Carrollton, Texas …

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  • Sports Calendar

    TODAY Junior and senior high basketball: 4A-3 District Tournament for juniors at Brookland — Cave City girls vs. Trumann, 4 p.m.; Pine Bluff Dollarway seniors at Southside, (Senior Night), 5:30; Cave City junior varsity and varsity boys at Highland, 5:30 p.m.; Sloan-Hendrix seniors at Hillcrest …

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  • ASU Red Wolves down visiting Hilltoppers with defense

    JONESBORO (AP) — Melvin Johnson III scored 22 points, hitting eight of 12 shots from the field, as Arkansas State beat Western Kentucky 72-58 in the Convocation Center Monday night. The game was tight throughout the first half with ASU holding a 25-20 lead at …

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  • Razorbacks, timing reunites Smith, Bielema

    FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema considered adding Robb Smith to his staff several times since the two first worked together as up-and-coming assistants. The timing finally worked out. Smith, the former Rutgers defensive coordinator who spent last season with Tampa Bay in the NFL, …

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  • UA coach says college baseball needs harder ball

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — University of Arkansas Coach Dave Van Horn has reservations about the new baseball the college game plans to use beginning in 2015. Speaking at the Razorbacks’ media day on Friday, Van Horn said the new ball — which features flatter seams — …

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  • Wildcats upset No. 7 Jayhawks

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State’s Will Spradling remembers beating Kansas back in 2011, how the students flooded out of the stands in Bramlage Coliseum and joined in a merry celebration at midcourt. He ought to remember Monday night just as vividly. The senior guard …

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  • German woman defends super-combined skiing gold

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Different American, same result for Maria Hoefl-Riesch — another Olympic gold in the super-combined. Just as she did four years ago at the Vancouver Games, Hoefl-Riesch found herself trailing an American after the downhill leg before using her slalom skills to …

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  • Olympic committee lifts ban on India

    SOCHI, Russia — The International Olympic Committee has lifted India’s suspension in time for the flag to fly at the Sochi Winter Games. IOC spokesman Mark Adams says the reinstatement “takes immediate effect” and Indian athletes, who were competing independently under the Olympic flag, can …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College basketball STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart was suspended three games by the Big 12 for shoving a fan in the closing seconds of the Cowboys’ loss at Texas Tech on Saturday night. Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford announced the suspension …

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