• Bearkatz drop Rebels in 9 innings

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Bearkatz improved to 6-8 overall after defeating the Highland Rebels 6-5 in an extra-inning high school baseball game Monday. The non-district game was tied 4-all after seven innings as Derek Love pitched six innings, striking out three and allowing two walks …

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  • Rain cuts down Monday’s slate of ballgames

    Almost all the high school baseball and softball games scheduled for Monday in the Guard-circulation area were called off due to rain. The Cedar Ridge-at-Southside baseball game, suspended after three innings, is the only game that has been rescheduled. It is to resume today at …

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  • Volunteers hire Southern Miss basketball coach

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is counting on Southern Mississippi’s Donnie Tyndall to make the same successful transition from the mid-major ranks as the Volunteers’ last two basketball coaches. Tennessee announced this morning that Tyndall would be introduced as its new coach at a 2 …

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  • Bielema wants Red-White scrimmage to provide good show, unify Razorbacks

    FAYETTEVILLE — Sure, University of Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema wants a show for Saturday’s Red-White spring game conclusion to spring practice that will prompt Razorbacks fans to think and talk Razorback football through the spring and summer. Most importantly, though, he wants Saturday’s “ones against …

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  • Baltimore Orioles slip by Boston Red Sox, 7-6

    BOSTON (AP) — Clay Buchholz allowed six runs in the third inning, and the Baltimore Orioles held on to beat the Red Sox 7-6 Monday in the annual Patriots’ Day morning game at Fenway Park, a year after the Boston Marathon bombings. Trailing by two …

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  • Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year

    San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich has been named NBA Coach of the Year, making him just the third coach in league history to win the award three times in his career. The NBA announced the honor today. He has won it twice in the …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, April 22 – Saturday, April 26, 2014.

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  • Year after bombings, Boston Marathon a celebration

    BOSTON (AP) — Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year’s Boston Marathon and came back this year to finish what they started. …

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  • SEC’s Slive against player unionization

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive doesn’t think college athletes should have employee status, but believes there is some common ground with the proposal from the five power leagues and a union movement. The NCAA board of directors is expected to consider …

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  • Lyons solid in first start, Mets blank Cards

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Lyons stepped into the St. Louis rotation and looked right at home. Too bad for him, the Cardinals couldn’t get anyone home to help him. Jenrry Mejia pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, David Wright delivered another key hit …

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  • Area collegiates honored

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Sun Belt Conference has named Arkansas State’s Matt Burgess the conference Player of the Week. The selection announced Monday comes after Burgess hit .500 last week as ASU went 4-0. He had a double, a home run and six runs batted …

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  • Scots win 11th straight, close in on AMC lead

    The gap between the top teams in the American Midwest Conference became a little smaller over the weekend as the Lyon College baseball team completed a 3-game sweep of Harris-Stowe State, winning 7-2 and 13-6 Saturday at Scots Field, while Missouri Baptist dropped a game …

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