• Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball WASHINGTON (AP) — Albert Pujols reached 500 homers in a hurry. The Los Angeles Angels’ first baseman hit a pair of shots off Washington Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan on Tuesday night — a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive in …

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  • Vilonia, rain stop BHS softball streak

    VILONIA — The Vilonia Lady Eagles and rain stopped the Batesville Lady Pioneers’ softball win streak at 11. The Lady Eagles scored one run in the bottom of the fifth for a 5-4 lead and rain stopped play here Monday. The Lady Eagles totaled five …

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  • 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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  • WBC- Hannibal-LaGrange doubleheader split leaves Lyon softball team out of AMC tourney

    A one-run victory for the Hannibal-LaGrange Lady Trojans ended the Lyon College softball team’s season. The Scots were hoping that Hannibal-LaGrange would fall twice to Williams Baptist in a makeup, American Midwest Conference doubleheader in Hannibal, Mo. After WBC won 3-2 in the opener, Hannibal-LaGrange …

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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