• DePaul women keep ball rolling with win at Duke

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — For DePaul, a great season just keeps getting better. The Blue Demons have run off a long winning streak. They’ve won their first Big East title. They’ve put their names in the NCAA tournament record book. And now they’ve come into …

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  • Trio representing SEC basketball well

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It’s hard to mock Southeastern Conference basketball right now. Panned for early season losses and relatively weak non-conference schedules, the league has three teams still playing in the NCAA tournament. Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee — the only SEC squads to make …

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  • Kentucky, Louisville to meet in Bluegrass showdown

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — It’s Kentucky and Louisville, one more time. One of college basketball’s fiercest rivalries takes center stage Friday night when the Wildcats and defending national champion Cardinals meet in the Sweet 16 in Indianapolis. The Bluegrass State showdown will take place at …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf WASHINGTON (AP) — Tiger Woods is not sure whether his ailing back will allow him to play in the Masters, which is two weeks away. “For Augusta, it’s actually still a little too soon, to be honest with you,” Woods said Monday at a …

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  • Cavemen finish third in Sharp County event

    CAVE CITY — The Westside Consolidated Warriors defeated the Pocahontas Redskins 6-3 Saturday to win the Sharp County Tournament title for high school baseball. In the third-place game, the Cave City Cavemen defeated the Highland Rebels 8-4 as Trevor Hatfield pitched a complete game, striking …

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  • Scots slug their way to AMC series win

    The Lyon College baseball team had to come from behind twice Saturday afternoon, but the Scots used a 17-hit attack and 13 hits by the first five batters in the lineup to top the Benedictine-Springfield (Ill.) Bulldogs 13-10 at Scots Field in an American Midwest …

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  • AMC-leading Pirates sweep softball Scots

    The 17th-ranked Park University Pirates kept the Lyon softball team at bay all Saturday afternoon as the Pirates outhit the Scots 20-10 and swept an American Midwest Conference doubleheader, winning 10-0 and 5-0 at House Field. The loss dropped the Scots to 6-11 on the …

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  • Harding warms up quickly, dominates tourney

    The Harding Academy Lady Wildcats looked like the class of the Farm Bureau of Independence County Lady Pioneer Classic Saturday at the North Complex, though their coach isn’t quite ready to give them a grade. “We’ve now, officially, played more games than we’ve had practices,” …

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  • Pioneers go 2-1 in Springdale

    SPRINGDALE — After a shaky start, the Batesville Pioneers won two games and put together a good showing in the Springdale Bulldog McDonalds Classic this weekend at the Randall Tyson Complex, said their coach. The Pioneers fell to Carthage Tigers of Missouri 6-0 on Friday, …

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  • Cavewomen break through

    TRUMANN — The Cave City Cavewomen crushed the Trumann Lady Wildcats 25-11 in 4A-3 District softball Friday to pick up their first win of the season. The Cavewomen recorded 11 hits and only committed one error while the Lady Wildcats mustered seven hits and committed …

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  • Lyon’s Layrock finishes third in dunk contest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tyler Inman of Southwestern Christian (Okla.) was the winner and Lyon College’s Jordan Layrock placed third in the inaugural NABC-NAIA Men’s Basketball Dunk Contest, presented by Rawlings on Saturday afternoon in Municipal Auditorium. The event was staged in conjunction with the …

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  • Taylor sweeps modified races at BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — Jeff Taylor swept the 18th Annual Mid-America Modified Championship this weekend at the Batesville Motor Speedway, winning $1,500 each night and all three 40-lap feature races. In Saturday’s feature, rain began to fall as Taylor started on the second row and immediately …

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