• Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are taking another chance on a television analyst and former NBA guard who has never been a head coach at any level. The Warriors won the bidding war with the New York Knicks for Steve …

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  • Rain shortens list of state tourney action for Thursday

    Two of the six state tournaments in which circulation area high school softball and baseball teams were scheduled to play Thursday have been delayed one day, and don’t count on the other four starting on time. The Class 5A State Tournaments involving Batesville High’s softball …

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  • BHS, S-side face mix of veterans, rookies in soccer postseason

    In order, Guard circulation-area high school soccer teams will take on a newcomer, a defending state champion and a 6-time state champ Thursday afternoon in opening-round games of state tournaments. First up will be the Southside Southerners, who will take on the Cossatot River Eagles …

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  • Moore, Potts win fishing tourney

    Jeff Moore and Greg Potts won the Batesville Bassmasters’ most recent tournament, a 2-day event on Bull Shoals Lake, said Colin Patterson. Moore and Potts weighed in 23.61 pounds. Lenney Rush and Russell Lemon caught 23.26 pounds. Shawn Drake and Shawn Walker netted 22.72 pounds …

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  • Registration, tryouts for swim team scheduled for Monday at Lyon pool

    Tryouts and registration for the Independence County Youth Athletic Association swim team’s summer session is set for Monday at the Lyon College pool, according to a news release. Registration for returning and new swimmers, ages 5 to 18, is set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. The pool …

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  • Legion tryouts set for Sunday

    Tryouts for the American Legion baseball team are set for Sunday at 2 p.m. at the North Complex, announced Scott McSpadden. The Legion program is for ages 13-19. The season-opening game for the Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen, Batesville’s AAA Legion representative, is set for June 3 …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, May 15 – Friday, May 16, 2014.

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  • Sterling erases all doubt in latest rant

    Commissioner Adam Silver barely waited until Anderson Cooper had signed off when he issued an apology for the owner his predecessor should have run out of the NBA years ago. That’s one more real apology than Donald Sterling has given, and now he has even …

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  • Thunder defeat Clippers in dramatic fashion

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 38 points and made three free throws with 6.4 seconds remaining, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a seven-point deficit in the final 50 seconds to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-104 on Tuesday night to go up …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson says Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has badly outdated views about minorities and is shockingly ignorant about HIV and AIDS for such a prominent public figure. “He’s living in the stone ages,” …

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  • Midland dominates region final

    BEE BRANCH — The Midland Lady Mustangs broke out to a 4-0 lead in the third inning and never looked back Monday in the finals of the 1A Region 3 Tournament for high school softball at Bee Branch. The Lady Mustangs walloped the Nemo Vista …

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  • Three Scots selected to all-league first team

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Three members of the 2014 Lyon College baseball team earned All-American Midwest Conference first-team honors on Monday after helping the Scots to a second-place finish and a 34-18 regular-season record, according to the league office. Senior pitcher Ben Neyen, of Carrollton, Texas, …

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