• Hogs humble Demon Deacons with ‘Dunk Ville’

    FAYETTEVILLE — Michael Qualls was a regular on the highlight circuit for Arkansas last season with his variety of powerful dunks. The rest of the Razorbacks joined in the early-season, high-flying fun in an 83-53 win over Wake Forest on Wednesday night. Arkansas (2-0) used …

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  • Heber Springs’ Mitchell makes his mark for Hogs, Bielema in shutout of Tigers

    Review the significant achievements of any Arkansas Razorbacks football team and inevitably a forgotten senior makes a memorable contribution. It happened again last Saturday. Braylon Mitchell, a fifth-year senior, outside linebacker, Heber Springs High graduate and a regular starter last year, was summoned to start …

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  • Taylor charged in shooting

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas prosecutors have charged champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor in a shooting at his home. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the 36-year-old Little Rock native was charged Wednesday with first-degree battery and first-degree terroristic threatening. If convicted, he faces up to 26 …

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  • Sports Briefs

    NFL CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA has suspended Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property last month. The third-year player will get credit for the 11 …

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  • ’Katz Haney, Humphrey inseparable on, off field

    Melbourne Bearkat senior linebackers Kenny Haney and Jared Humphrey have been inseparable since forming a friendship through their parents in elementary school, and neither one has played a down of football without the other. “Our mothers worked together at the educational co-op in Melbourne and …

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  • Lyon upset bid falls short

    GRAMBLING, La. — The Lyon College men’s basketball team had visions of its second straight upset bid over NCAA Division I Grambling State Tuesday night, as the Scots and Tigers were tied eight times and there were eight lead changes before the Tigers escaped with …

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  • Conference basketball coaches pick Lyon teams third, fourth

    PARKVILLE, Mo. — Both Lyon College basketball teams are receiving some respect from coaches in the league after strong finishes last season, as both were picked to finish in the top third of their respective conference races in 2014-15, according to the American Midwest Conference …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, November 19 – Friday, November 21, 2014.

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  • Alabama rolls to top; race for 4th, final spot heats up

    With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances. Keep winning and the Crimson Tide, Ducks and Seminoles should be in. The race for the fourth …

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  • Sports Briefs

    NFL MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL suspended Adrian Peterson without pay for at least the rest of the season. The league said Tuesday it informed the Minnesota Vikings running back he will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15 for violating the NFL personal …

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  • 3-0 Lady Mustangs hold off ‘scrappy’ Lady Bears

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Lady Mustangs defeated the White County Central Lady Bears 52-45 in their 2A-2 District opener Tuesday. The Lady Mustangs led 12-8, 22-19 and 35-26 at the quarter breaks as Carly Fisher led with 23 points. Paisley Pratt added 11 points …

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  • Local bowlers team for state title

    A local team recently won the Arkansas State Mixed Bowling Championship in Mountain Home, and it certainly required an above-average effort. “We had very little handicap, so when we walked in and saw what was leading we knew we had to average 700 per person …

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