• ‘Sports calendar’ cut by rain, wet conditions

    Heavy rains led to the postponement of circulation-area baseball and softball games Monday, with some being rescheduled for today and Wednesday. The Heber Springs-at-Southside, 4A-2 District softball games were rescheduled for today at 4:30 p.m., while the Southerners rescheduled their games with Heber Springs for …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, April 15 – Friday, April 18, 2014.

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  • Dykes names Smith top Razorback assistant

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — New Arkansas women’s basketball Coach Jimmy Dykes has added former Razorback Christy Smith as an assistant coach. Dykes says Smith will join the staff as the top assistant and will work with every aspect of the Razorback program. Smith served as an …

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  • Cards snap Brewers’ win streak

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lance Lynn brought the Brewers’ fast start to a halt. Mixing a fastball that topped 95 mph with his effective slider, the St. Louis Cardinals right-hander struck out 11 and allowed three hits over seven innings in a 4-0 victory Monday night …

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  • Olympic great Phelps returns to swimming

    Don’t expect the same Michael Phelps in his return to swimming after a nearly two-year retirement. Even if Phelps’ comeback is a success, it will be different this time around. No more swimming seven or eight events at the Olympics or world championships. No more …

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  • Ex-Cardinal all-star Hal Smith dies at 82

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Former major league baseball player Hal Smith of Fort Smith, has died. Edwards Funeral Home says Smith died Saturday at age 82. A cause of death was not released. Smith was a native of Barling who signed with the St. Louis …

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  • Boston Marathon ceremonies begin

    BOSTON (AP) — The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings started with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony this morning at the site of the twin explosions, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honoring the three people who died, the more than 260 people who …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball WASHINGTON — LeBron James’ only visible significant role was that of postgame heckler, interrupting Michael Beasley’s interview amid a loose, upbeat locker room that normally wouldn’t jibe with a 21-point loss — or throwing in a towel in the race for a No. …

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  • Scots continue tear in Tennessee, move into second

    HENDERSON, Tenn. — With the American Midwest Conference Tournament just three weeks away, the Lyon College baseball team used a strong offense performance and tough pitching to complete a 3-game sweep of Freed-Hardeman at Carnes Field over the weekend. Friday, the Scots won 7-1. Saturday, …

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  • Nettleton sweeps BHS in league soccer matches

    The Nettleton Lady Raiders scored two goals in the final eight minutes to post a 4-2 victory, then the Raiders completed the 5A-East Conference soccer sweep in Pioneer Stadium Friday with a 6-1 victory. Down 2-0 at halftime, the Lady Pioneers tied the score with …

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  • Batesville track teams place fifth twice in Heber Springs

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Batesville Pioneers finished fifth and the Lady Pioneers placed seventh in the Sara Low Relays here Friday, and Pioneers posted the only victories in events. Justin Gallant won two sprints, breaking the tape in the 100- and 200-meter races in times …

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  • Visiting softball teams win three of four at Lyon

    With six regular-season games remaining, the Lyon College Scots have their work cut out for them if they are going to advance to the American Midwest Conference Tournament for softball. Saturday, Lyon couldn’t solve the pitching of the Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions, falling twice, 13-3 and …

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