• 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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  • Gators surprise as SEC top seeds

    Florida didn’t look like one of the nation’s best baseball teams in March. But the Gators bounced back from a mediocre start to earn the No. 1 seed in this week’s Southeastern Conference tournament in Hoover, Alabama. Florida (37-19, 21-9 SEC) thrived during league play …

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  • Duncan leads Spurs in Game 1 rout

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs were not going to believe Serge Ibaka was really injured until the Oklahoma City Thunder took the court in the opener of the Western Conference finals without their athletic big man. Their skepticism was unwarranted. Ibaka is …

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  • Surgery erased doubts; no date for Woods return

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Tiger Woods still doesn’t know when he’ll return. For a while, he didn’t know whether he would return at all. Woods said Monday his back injury became so debilitating this year it caused him to doubt his ability to play golf …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA charged Donald Sterling on Monday with damaging the league and its teams by making racist comments, setting up a June 3 hearing after which owners could vote to terminate his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. The …

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