• Puig focuses on baseball despite distractions

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yasiel Puig believes he has the support from his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and the club to help him keep his focus on baseball despite challenges off the field. Puig returned to the starting lineup in right field for Thursday’s series …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Sean Rodriguez grounded into a triple play for the second time in his career in the Tampa Bay Rays’ 10-2 loss to New York Yankees on Thursday night. Rodriguez hit a hard grounder to third off CC Sabathia …

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  • Pioneer ball teams hit big numbers

    BLYTHEVILLE — The Batesville Lady Pioneers kept hitting the ball hard, and the Pioneers may have found their stroke here Wednesday while sweeping a pair of 5A-East District doubleheaders. Capped by Haley Hambrick’s state-record performance in the nightcap, the Lady Pioneers walloped the Blytheville Lady …

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  • Warriors fend off Scots in non-league softball

    CONWAY — The Lyon College softball team battled back to tie the score at 2 in the top of the sixth, but the Scots left the bases loaded and the Hendrix College Warriors rallied take a 4-2 win in non-conference play Wednesday night. Lyon must …

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  • Southerners slam Raiders in Searcy

    SEARCY — The Southside Southerners hammered the Riverview Raiders 18-3 in a non-district high school baseball game as Cub Riley pitched four innings to pick up the win. Dakota Cook came on in relief in the 5-inning game. The Southerners improved to 4-7 as Taylor …

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  • S-side remains winless in district

    SOUTHSIDE — The Heber Springs Lady Panthers defeated the Southside Lady Southerners 4-1 Thursday and the Lady Southerners remain winless in the 4A-2 District at 0-4. Sydney Fuller pitched a 4-hitter for the Lady Southerners. “Sydney pitched a very good game, but we had a …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, April 17 – Saturday, April 19, 2014.

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  • Allen leads resurgent Hogs’ passing attack

    FAYETTEVILLE — Bret Bielema left little doubt about the foreseeable future when he said returning starter Brandon Allen had pulled away from the rest of the Arkansas quarterbacks following a scrimmage last week. The Arkansas coach had good reason for his declaration, both for Allen …

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  • UA hitters moving up

    FAYETTEVILLE — Eight of the starting nine University of Arkansas Razorbacks batters netted from one to three hits each while three Razorbacks relievers combined for seven shutout innings and 10 strikeouts in a 7-2 non-conference baseball victory over the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Tuesday night …

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  • Associate of former Patriot Henandez arrested

    BOSTON (AP) — An associate of former New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrested on charges of obstruction of justice, witness tampering and lying to a federal grand jury. Oscar Hernandez Jr. was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury in Boston. Authorities …

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  • Cardinals lose Kelly in 5-1 loss to Brewers

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals’ 5-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday may prove more costly than one defeat in the NL Central standings. Cardinals starter Joe Kelly left in the middle of the fourth inning with left hamstring tightness after trying …

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  • NBA playoffs set on final night

    MIAMI (AP) — Finally, the NBA playoffs are set. It took the entire season to fill out those brackets. Overtime thrillers in Memphis and Charlotte, a go-ahead dunk in Oklahoma City to win a game and cap another scoring title for Kevin Durant, plus some …

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