• Royals break long World Series absence

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After nearly three decades spent as one of the game’s biggest laughingstocks, the Kansas City Royals are headed to their first World Series since 1985 after finishing a 4-game sweep in the AL Championship Series with a 2-1 victory over …

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  • Junior ’ Jackets make plans to crash BJHS party

    The Batesville Junior Pioneers will put their undefeated record and 18-game winning streak on the line Thursday when they face the Wynne Junior Yellowjackets at Pioneer Stadium in a 5A-East District football game. “They’re a really good team with a talented quarterback,” Coach Doug Walls …

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  • Lyon announces homecoming activities for this weekend

    With the annual Lyon College Homecoming festivities set for this weekend, former student-athletes are getting set to return to campus along with other alumni and friends to renew acquaintances both on and off the playing surfaces. Several alumni games are set for Saturday, and the …

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  • Monday game causes interesting scenario for area juniors

    The time and place might be right for an upset when the Piggott Junior Mohawks visit the Melbourne Junior Bearkatz for a 3A-3 District football game Thursday night. On a muddy mess of a field Monday night, the Junior Mohawks defeated the previously-unbeaten Cedar Ridge …

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  • S-side juniors defend 4A-Central v-ball title

    CLINTON — The Southside Junior Lady Southerners clinched the 4A-Central Conference regular-season volleyball title Tuesday and remained undefeated in league play by defeating the Clinton Lady Yellowjackets 25-9, 25-12. “I am so proud of this group of young ladies for their continuous progression and hard …

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  • UA announces 2015 football schedule

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas has announced a 2015 football schedule that includes seven in-state games. The Razorbacks open the season Sept. 5 in Fayetteville against Texas-El Paso, then play Toledo on Sept. 12 for the only home game scheduled in Little Rock. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, October 15 – Sunday, October 19, 2014.

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  • Georgia says it still doesn’t know about Gurley

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Todd Gurley darted around the orange cones, cutting from side to side while an assistant coach barked instructions, taking on the agility drill like it was just another day at practice. It wasn’t, of course. Gurley — and his 10th-ranked Georgia …

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  • Lady Raiders turn tables on Lady Pioneer in v-ball

    Nettleton High School’s varsity volleyball teams turned the tables in Pioneer Gym Tuesday night. Losers to Batesville in Jonesboro back on Sept. 8, the Lady Raiders clipped the Batesville Lady Pioneers 3-1. The 25-21, 25-22, 22-25, 25-12 decision improved the Lady Raiders to 9-4 in …

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  • Giants beat Cardinals in 10 innings

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Bochy sat back in his chair, took a deep breath and pondered another wacky October win for his San Francisco Giants. The wild-card Giants finally got a bunt down, and then the baserunning became a breeze. Because come postseason, this …

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  • Royals edge Orioles, take 3-0 lead in ALCS

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Moustakas had his eye on the ball from the moment it left Adam Jones’s bat, tracking it against the bright lights of Kauffman Stadium. When it settled into his glove and he tumbled into a dugout suite, a dozen …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fresh off another early playoff exit, the Los Angeles Dodgers overhauled their front office. They hired Andrew Friedman for the new position of president of baseball operations, while current general manger Ned Colletti will stay on in a new …

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