• It’s time for Goodell to really say, do something

    Floyd Mayweather Jr., who has spent some time in jail for abusing women himself, was speaking some truth when he briefly rose to Ray Rice’s defense last week while trying to sell some pay-per-views for his latest fight. “I think there’s a lot worse things …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti disputed a report suggesting he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested in February for knocking out his then-fiancee in …

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  • Undefeated ’Katz dismantle ’Hounds, 48-6

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Bearkatz stand alone as the only undefeated football team in the Guard-circulation area after the Jonesboro Hurricane defeated the Batesville Pioneers 45-31. But according to Coach Kevin McCarn, it means nothing. “Ask me at the end of the season, and if …

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  • Lyon suffers 0-4 weekend

    PARKVILLE, Mo. — The Park University women’s soccer team took a 2-1 lead over Lyon College in the first half and then exploded with four goals in the final 45 minutes en route to a 6-1 American Midwest Conference win over the Scots. The setback …

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  • ’Cane runs away from Pioneers with 21-0 surge

    Jonesboro running backs ran through and around Batesville defenders for three scores with their first three possessions of the third quarter Friday night at Cooksey-Johns Field, and that was the story of the Golden Hurricane’s 45-31, non-conference high school football victory over the Pioneers. Well, …

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  • Rams win, Pioneers finish last in 5A-East District golf triangle

    PARAGOULD — Paragould defeated 5A-East District opponents Greene County Tech and Batesville in a boys high school golf triangular Thursday at the Paragould Country Club. Led by Jacob Terry’s medal-winning score of 1-under-par 35 for nine holes, the Rams shot a 162. The GCT Eagles …

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  • 10 pounds measure up to 3rd title for Le, Lemon

    The team of T Le-Russell Lemon won their third Tommy Clark White River Bass Classic title and $1,000 first prize Saturday, and no one was more surprised than the two regulars on the river. “To be honest, I thought it was a bad day on …

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  • Carr wins Mid-America street stock $10,000 prize in finale at Locust Grove

    LOCUST GROVE — From his outside front row position, Aaron Carr led from start to finish Saturday to win the Mid-America Street Stock Nationals and a $10,000 payday at the Batesville Motor Speeday’s season finale. “It was a great way to end the season,” Carr …

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  • Tennis

    Batesville swept fellow 5A-East District member Nettleton in high school tennis matches Thursday at Lyon College. The Lady Pioneers won 7-2. The Pioneers won 7-4. Girls Singles: Rebecca Chen (N) defeated Haley Cole 6-4; Kearsten Douglas (B) defeated Johanna Cannon 7-6 (8-6); Taylor Suiter (N) …

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  • Auto Racing Briefs

    LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Joey Logano pulled away on the restart to win a green-white-checkered finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and advance to the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Logano and Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski have both advanced …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, September 22 – Thursday, September 25, 2014.

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  • BJHS remains undefeated as defense stalls Cyclones

    The Batesville Junior Pioneers relied on a swarming defense and an offense that won the time of possession to collect their 15th straight victory. The 3-0 Junior Pioneers defeated the MacArthur Cyclones 18-12, giving up two touchdowns in the final minutes after dominating the game …

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