• France collects first sweep of Winter Games

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — France has swept the medals at a Winter Olympic Games event for the first time in the country’s history. Jean Frederic Chapuis won the gold medal in skicross Thursday to lead the French 1-2-3 finish at the Sochi Olympics. Arnaud Bovolenta …

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  • Cardinals try to build off World Series loss

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Rather than dismiss last year’s loss in the World Series, St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny wants his team to build off that defeat. Matheny said the Cardinals can channel the disappointment they experienced in a 6-game loss to Boston into …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College basketall SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Olivier Hanlan and Patrick Heckmann hit 3-pointers in overtime, Lonnie Jackson made four straight free throws in the final 26.2 seconds, and lowly Boston College stunned top-ranked Syracuse 62-59, ending the Orange’s unbeaten season. The Eagles came to town …

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  • Scot women keep moving on up; men bounce back

    HANNIBAL, Mo. — After knocking off the second-ranked NAIA Division I basketball team on Saturday, and moving into the Top 25 Poll for the first time during the regular season, the Lyon College women were trying to avoid a letdown when it took on Hannibal-LaGrange …

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  • Lyon junior reserve wins award

    With huge wins over William Woods on the road and the previously unbeaten and No. 2-ranked Freed-Hardeman at home last week, the Lyon College women’s basketball team used a team effort to strengthen its hold on third place in the American Midwest Conference race. The …

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  • T-wolves win clash of area No. 1s

    CONCORD — The Concord Pirates made a valiant effort, but fell short Tuesday in the final seconds of a battle between No. 1-ranked teams as the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves pulled away for a 64-57 win. The T-wolves are top rated by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in …

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  • BHS girls win, boys fall in league tilts in Wynne

    WYNNE — Using their defense to quicken the pace, the Batesville Lady Pioneers survived a slow start and collected their second 5A-East District victory in 11 tries Tuesday night. Outscoring the Wynne Lady Yellowjackets 42-18 over the last three quarters, the Lady Pioneers won 46-24. …

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  • Scots thump Mississippians

    An opportune Lyon College offense took advantage of seven hits and four Blue Mountain errors Tuesday afternoon and posted a 7-2 win over the Toppers from Mississippi at Scots Field. Lyon junior infielder Griffin Glaude was suffering from a sore throwing arm and was moved …

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  • Sports Calendar

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

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  • Hogs to face another impressive freshman when Gamecocks visit Fayetteville tonight

    FAYETTEVILLE — The Kentucky Wildcats were picked No. 1 in the country in the preaseason because of their outstanding freshmen class, but others in the SEC sport outstanding freshmen. In fact the last two SEC Freshmen of the Week play tonight in the Arkansas-South Carolina …

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  • Olympic politics heat up, power reigns on ski slopes

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The politics got a little hotter. The slopes got a lot slushier. On a day when the mountain courses seemed better suited for the crawl or butterfly but posed no obstacle to Tina Maze, the Sochi Olympics took a more overt …

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  • Committee chairman says medical reason needed if NCAA rules to slow fast-play football offenses

    The chairman of the NCAA Football Rules Committee said Tuesday a proposal to prohibit snapping the ball until at least 10 seconds run off the 40-second play clock should not go forward if there is no hard evidence showing up-tempo offenses endanger defensive players. Air …

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