• SEC’s baseball gauntlet begins this weekend

    Most of the powerful baseball programs in the Southeastern Conference have cruised through the early portion of their schedule nearly unscathed. That’s probably going to change this weekend. The league’s 30-game conference schedule begins today with several marquee series, including LSU at Vanderbilt, Ole Miss …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will remain in a Los Angeles jail for the foreseeable future as he faces criminal charges in two states and sexual assault investigations in three others. Superior Court Judge Renee Korn ruled that …

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  • Route opposite Pirates looks wondrous to Daredevils

    Looking back, the 2013-14 season really is a wondrous view for the Wonderview Daredevils. “Before the state tournament semifinal Tuesday, I’m standing there talking with County Line’s coach (Joe Brunson) and I asked him who would have thought we would be here playing each other …

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  • Fourth-seeded Lyon gets John Brown for first foe in NAIA national tourney

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Lyon College women’s basketball team moved up one spot to 17th in the NAIA Division I Women’s Coaches’ Poll on Wednesday, and was awarded the No. 4-seed in its quadrant and drew 19th-ranked, No. 5-seed and fellow Arkansas school John Brown …

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  • Fans vote Lyon’s Layrock into NAIA dunk contest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the fan-vote winner of the NABC-NAIA Men’s Basketball Slam Dunk Contest, and it is Lyon College senior Jordan Layrock. The inaugural event, which is presented by Rawlings as is scheduled for March …

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  • Harmon lifts Lyon to sweep in Alabama

    MOBILE, Ala. – Lyon College junior rightfielder Colt Harmon entered Wednesday’s doubleheader with Spring Hill College with a .294 batting average and proceeded to have a five for seven day at the dish, connecting on his first home run of his career, while driving in …

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  • Lady Southerners slam Lady Yellowjackets, 16-2

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners softball team walloped the Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets 16-2 in five innings Wednesday in a non-district game. Caitlin Dubose pitched a complete game, recording nine strike outs and allowing one hit. The Lady Southerners scored four runs in the …

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  • UA hope for repeat at NCAA meet

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The way Chris Bucknam sees it, Arkansas is a team with plenty to prove at this weekend’s NCAA indoor track and field championships. That’s saying something from the coach of the men’s team that has occupied the No. 1 ranking for much …

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  • NCAA committee faces tough seeding decisions

    The power conferences still have a couple of days before they reach the semifinals of their conference tournaments. That doesn’t stop the chatter of who will get what seed when the 68-team bracket for the NCAA tournament is revealed Sunday at 6 p.m. EDT. What …

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  • Carmelo: Jackson will join the Knicks

    Carmelo Anthony said Wednesday that he has heard Phil Jackson will be “coming on board” with the New York Knicks, the strongest indication yet that the 11-time NBA champion coach will soon be taking over the team’s basketball operations. Anthony went as far as to …

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  • NBA Briefs

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant won’t be back on the court for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Bryant expressed only mild frustration Wednesday after the official announcement of the long-expected decision to shut him down for the year. Bryant’s broken bone in …

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  • S. Carolina drops Auburn; Barbee fired

    ATLANTA (AP) — Auburn’s scouting report said South Carolina freshman guard Duane Notice does most of his scoring by driving to the basket. Notice showed he also has an outside game. Notice led South Carolina’s hot 3-point shooting with a career-high 23 points and the …

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