• Math guys making money on Buffett’s $1-billion contest

    So, about that billion dollars. Warren Buffett looks at his offer to pay $1 billion to anyone who fills out a perfect NCAA tournament bracket as nothing more than a matter of having the numbers in his favor. Mathematicians say he’s right. That’s still not …

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  • Pistorius lawyer says police moved evidence

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Police photographs of the blood-spattered scene where Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend indicate that evidence was moved around in violation of procedure during the investigation of the killing, the athlete’s chief defense lawyer said today. Warrant officer Bennie van …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College basketball ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An annual study of the schools in the men’s NCAA tournament shows a slight increase in teams that fall below graduation rate standards. The University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport said in its report …

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  • T-wolves crush Lions, defend 2A crown

    HOT SPRINGS — The illustrious basketball careers of Spencer Reaves and Cole Crabtree came to an end for the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves with the ultimate prize Saturday at the Summit Arena in Hot Springs as the T-wolves hoisted the 2A State Championship trophy for the …

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  • Pirates end tough voyage with 40th win

    HOT SPRINGS — It was all hands on deck when the Concord Pirates collected their first high school basketball state championship here Friday night. And the 57-40 victory over the Wonderview Dare-devils in the Class 1A State Tournament championship game in Summit Arena came at …

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  • Scots win AMC-opening series

    MAYFIELD, Ky. — Lyon College junior designated hitter Kevin Manzano connected with his first home run as a Scot, keying a 6-2 victory over the Mid-Continent Cougars Saturday in the nightcap of an American Midwest Conference baseball doubleheader. The Cougars won 3-2 in the opener. …

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  • Pioneers 2-hit Pats, win 6-0 in Marion

    MARION — Led by the pitching of Kenton Crawford, the Batesville Pioneers did the shutting out this time. In a non-conference high school baseball road game Friday, the Pioneers blanked the Marion Patriots 6-0 as Crawford gave up just two hits, struck out nine, walked …

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  • BHS soccer teams double up on shutouts in West Memphis

    WEST MEMPHIS — Batesville High posted two shutouts Thursday in non-conference soccer action as the Lady Pioneers thumped the Lady Blue Devils 4-0 and the Pioneers edged the Blue Devils 1-0. Lady Pioneer senior Maddie Mead recorded a hat trick for the Lady Pioneers, scoring …

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  • S-side tops visitors from Searcy

    SOUTHSIDE — The victories didn’t count in the standings, but the Lady Southerners took a couple of soccer victories from conference fellows on Friday. The Lady Southerners thumped the Riverview Lady Raiders 3-0 and the Southerners edged the Raiders 2-1. Kristina Kenney scored two goals, …

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  • Columbia sweeps Lyon in AMC softball

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Lyon College Scots produced 15 hits Saturday afternoon, but couldn’t push enough runs across the plate as the Columbia Cougars won 13-5 and 6-1 in an American Midwest Conference softball doubleheader. The Scots, who dropped to 5-8 on the year and …

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  • BIC downs Midland for ‘Madness’ title

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Buffalo Island Central Lady Mustangs defeated the Midland Lady Mustangs 5-1 in the championship game of the Midland Mustang Madness Tournament here Saturday, handing the tourney hosts their first loss. Midland’s Paisley Pratt struck out eight, allowed six hits, two runs …

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  • Mustangs topple Southerners 8-5

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Mustangs defeated the Southerners 8-5 as Trent Fortson pitched a complete game, allowing seven hits and striking out 10. Dalton Passmore and Payton Pankey led the Mustangs with two hits and Passmore added a run batted in. Fortson provided a hit …

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