• Chiefs offense hums in 41-14 rout of Patriots

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Perhaps the Kansas City Chiefs gave their neighbors across the parking lot a little bit of inspiration with their impassioned performance against New England. Jamaal Charles returned from an ankle injury to score three touchdowns, Alex Smith threw for 248 …

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  • NASCAR’s Tony Stewart searching for his new normal

    KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Slowly and somberly, Tony Stewart is trying his best to find his new normal. He may never again be the “Smoke” the racing world knew before Aug. 9, the night a sprint car he was driving struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen four games into his third season. The decision was announced Monday night, soon after the Raiders (0-4) returned from London where they lost their 10th straight game, dating to last season, 34-14 …

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  • Pioneers take second half, push district win string

    The Batesville Pioneers owned the second half Friday night in Pioneer Stadium, and with it came their 11th straight 5A-East District high school football victory and their 15th consecutive district win at home. That streak was in question when the score was Batesville 10, Nettleton …

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  • Lyon College volleyballers break through in AMC

    Lyon College junior setter Emily Sprick recorded her second triple-double of the season and did it in outstanding fashion, posting a career-high 39 assists Saturday night as the Scots completed a sweep of the competition at the Lyon Tri-Match to the tune of a 3-1 …

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  • Cavemen bounce back in district opener

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen battled the Harrisburg Hornets for four quarters and pulled out a 34-29 victory in the final stanza to win a 4A-3 District high school football opener. The victory puts the Cavemen back in the winning column after falling …

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  • T-wolves dominate district golf tourney

    Senior Ethan Weaver shot a 2-over-par 74, sophomore Taylor Ford followed closely with a 76 and the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves won their second straight district golf championship in dominating fashion at The Course at Eagle Mountain on Friday. Last fall, they won the 2A-3 District …

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  • MLB averages dip to .251; lowest since ’72

    NEW YORK (AP) — The final numbers are in, and Major League Baseball’s batting average hasn’t been this low since Richard Nixon was in the White House, a gallon of gasoline cost 55 cents and the designated hitter was a radical proposal limited to spring …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — The tone was set by Rory McIlroy, the best player in the world. The winning shot came from Jamie Donaldson, a Ryder Cup rookie. Europe added another layer to its Ryder Cup dominance on Sunday by leaving no doubt who …

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  • Tennis

    Batesville and Beebe split high school matches Thursday at Lyon College. The Lady Pioneers won 4-3, and the Badgers won 7-2. Below are the results: Girls Singles: Allie Lane (Be) defeated Haley Cole 7-5; Kearsten Douglas (B) defeated Brienne Jackson 6-4; Jackson defeated Ashlein Childress …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, September 29, 2014.

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  • Junior Pioneers roll to 16th straight victory

    JONESBORO — The Batesville Junior Pioneers rolled over the Nettleton Junior Raiders 27-3 in their 5A-East District opener, and Coach Doug Walls said he couldn’t ask for anything more. “We executed about as well as anyone could,” Walls said. “The coaches prepared them well and …

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