• Sports Briefs

    Pro football SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleaded no contest Wednesday to three felony weapons charges and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence. The 24-year-old Smith entered his pleas in a Santa Clara County Superior Courtroom in San …

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  • 7th Pioneer signs with Lyon football

    The seventh former Batesville Pioneer recently signed with Lyon College, bolstering the starting point of any football team’s offense and bringing the Scots’ total of recruits to 71. Khang Nguyen (pronounced “Win”), an all-state guard for the Pioneer squad that won the 5A-East District championship …

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  • Melbourne sets youth football camp for June 4-5

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Bearkatz Football Camp, a non-contact morning camp for third- through seventh-graders, is set for June 4-5, according to a news release from Clayton McWilliams. Camp hours are 8-11 a.m. each day. The camp cost is $30 and includes a camp T-shirt. …

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  • Lyon junior goalie named to all-region soccer team

    After helping the Lyon College women’s soccer team to a record of 12-6-1 in 2013, including an American Midwest Conference mark of 6-4, Lyon College junior goalkeeper Stephanie Spiteri was named to the 2013 National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire Women’s All-Midwest Region team, …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, May 21 – Sunday, May 25, 2014.

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  • Hogs eliminate Aggies, battle Ole Miss today

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Trey Killian and Zach Jackson combined to throw a 7-hit shutout as Arkansas beat Texas A&M 4-0 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Tuesday. The 20th-ranked and No. 7 seed Arkansas baseball team (36-21) used a solo home run from Eric …

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  • James, Wade spark late burn, Heat past Pacers

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana thought it had taken control Tuesday night. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade stole it right back. The 4-time MVP and perennial All-Star did what he always seems to do, bailed out the Heat in a desperate moment. This time the two All-Stars …

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  • Busch reinvents self with ‘The Double’

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kurt Busch commanded his driver to step on the gas before the UPS truck sped away. Inside, he was hoping for a package from Italy holding the $2,495 firesuit he’ll need for his latest — and wildest — racing endeavor. He tailed …

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  • Ex-players sue NFL over use of drugs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening another legal attack on the NFL over the long-term health of its athletes, a group of retired players accused the league in a lawsuit Tuesday of cynically supplying them with powerful painkillers and other drugs that kept them in the game …

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  • Pro Football Briefs

    ATLANTA (AP) — Build it and the Super Bowl will come. That message rang loud and clear Tuesday when Minneapolis was awarded the 2018 game after a vote by owners rewarded the city for its new stadium deal. The owners chose Minneapolis and the $1 …

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  • Fort Smith athlete signs with Lyon

    Leilani Ocasio, a 3-year varsity letterman at Fort Smith Northside High School, has signed a NAIA letter of intent to play volleyball at Lyon College, according to Lyon Coach Ray Green. Ocasio began playing on the Northside varsity squad as a sophomore, and just completed …

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  • Springdale Har-Ber, Cabot athletes break records at Meet of Champs

    HEBER SPRINGS — Springdale Har-Ber’s Peyton Stumbaugh and Cabot’s Lexi Weeks led the record-setters Saturday at the Meet of Champs at Heber Springs High School, according to information provided by the Arkansas Activities Association. Stumbaugh, a senior and a University of Oklahoma recruit, set the …

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