• Sports Briefs

    Pro football TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Buccaneers say Lovie Smith is the ideal man to coach Tampa Bay. The team made it official, announcing the one-time Tony Dungy protege who led the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl seven years ago finalized a 5-year …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    William Baptist College Lady Eagles (5-2, 1-0) vs. Lyon Scots (5-4, 1-0) at Becknell Gymnasium, 5:30 p.m. Both teams won their last time out. The Scots defeated the Shawnee State Bears 72-62 in their Lyon College Classic finale on Dec. 19. The Lady Eagles defeated …

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  • Cougar soph named to NEA all-tourney team

    Andrew Walker, a sophomore for the Izard County Cougars, was selected to the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Division I All-Tournament team on Monday night. This information was inadvertently omitted from a report in Tuesday’s Guard.

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  • Spoonhour scholarship fund started

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The widow of former men’s basketball Coach Charlie Spoonhour has established a scholarship fund in his memory at Missouri State University. Spoonhour coached the team from 1983 to 1992 before moving on to Saint Louis University and the University of Nevada-Las …

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  • SEC tests to begin tonight, next week for UofA cagers

    FAYETTEVILLE — Obviously the competition steps up a lot higher than High Point when the Razorbacks start SEC play next week after Saturday night’s non-conference finale at Walton Arena against the 3-8 University of Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners. Nevertheless, Arkansas freshman 6-10 centers Bobby Portis and …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, January 2 – Friday, January 3, 2014.

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  • No. 15 UCF stuns No. 6 Baylor in Fiesta Bowl

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Baylor brought a breathless offense and high expectations to the Fiesta Bowl. Its first BCS bowl appearance, though, was a big-time bust. The sixth-ranked Bears, 17-point favorites at kickoff, never led against No. 15 Central Florida in a stinging 52-42 loss …

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  • Football Briefs

    College LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will forgo his senior season with the No. 18 Cardinals and enter the NFL draft. Projected as a first-round selection and possibly the first QB taken this spring, Bridgewater completed 71 percent of passes for 3,970 …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Olympics KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Emery Lehman will be heading back to high school in a few days. He’s going to need a lot of time off in February. The 17-year-old from suburban Chicago earned a second Olympic event with a thrilling victory over Jonathan …

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  • T-wolves break away from Blazers, win NEA title

    JONESBORO — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves said goodbye to 2013 with an impressive 81-52 dismantling of the Valley View Blazers in the Convocation Center on the Arkansas State University campus Tuesday night. With the high school basketball victory came the Division II Northeast Arkansas Invitational …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, January 1 – Saturday, January4, 2014.

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  • Houston nips No. 17 UConn

    HOUSTON (AP) — TaShawn Thomas scored 23 points, including two free throws with 9 seconds left, and blocked a late layup by Shabazz Napier as Houston rallied for a 75-71, American Athletic Conference-opening win over No. 17-ranked Connecticut. Thomas hit eight of 15 from the …

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