• Naismith Hall voters say yes to Richardson, no to Sutton

    DALLAS (AP) — Former University of Arkansas Coach Nolan Richardson was voted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday, joining players Alonzo Mourning, Mitch Richmond and fellow NCAA-championship winning Coach Gary Williams. The women’s team from Immaculata College, which won three straight …

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  • Huskies return to NCAA tourney, win it all

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away. The guys who stuck around for the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team ended up with the last laugh and a pretty good prize to go with it: The national …

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  • Undefeated teams battle for NCAA title

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Women’s college basketball has been looking for that watershed moment when a player or game could transcend the sport. It may have finally found it. For the first time in the NCAA tournament — men or women — unbeaten teams will …

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  • Logano’s last-lap pass secures win at Texas

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — With a significant lead and the laps winding down, Joey Logano kept thinking about getting to the white flag. Less than a half-lap from finally seeing that wave at Texas on Monday, a caution changed everything — though only for …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pistorius trial PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — His voice shaking, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand for the first time, testifying that he was trying to protect the girlfriend he killed and that he became so tormented by memories of the fatal shooting and panic …

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  • Panthers win Pioneer Classic in dramatic fashion

    A new champion was a lock, and then the Greenbrier Panthers and Jonesboro Golden Hurricane gave their fans and the other high school baseball fans at the North Complex Saturday night a memorable First Community Bank Pioneer Classic championship game. The Panthers won the 22nd …

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  • Midland wins big in small-school division

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Midland Lady Mustangs won the small school division of the Heber Springs Classic Saturday, defeating the Corning Lady Bobcats 10-0 in the title game. Paisley Pratt struck out four and allowed two hits over five innings as she pitched a complete …

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  • T-wolves win big in district

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves pounded out 17 hits as they hammered the Pangburn Tigers 12-1 in a 2A-2 District high school baseball game on Friday. Ethan Weaver pitched a complete game, striking out five and allowing four hits. Spencer Reaves and Cade Crabtree …

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  • Lady Pioneers rally after opening loss, win tourney

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Batesville Lady Pioneers took the long route to a tournament championship Saturday. After falling 6-5 to the Watson Chapel Lady Wildcat in an extra-inning opener Saturday morning, the Lady Pioneers reeled off six straight victories, including two over Watson Chapel, to …

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  • Scots sweep Trojans, move up

    The Lyon College baseball team moved up from fifth into a tie for third after sweeping Hannibal-LaGrange in an American Midwest Conference series this weekend at Scot Field. The Scots improved to 12-6 in the AMC and 22-16 overall after pounding out four doubles and …

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  • Lady Pioneers edge hosts for track crown in Vilonia

    VILONIA — The Batesville Lady Pioneers won their second track and field meet in as many outings by edging their hosts at the Vilonia Senior Eagle Relays on Thursday. The Lady Pioneers won just three events but scored in 16 of 17 events while ringing …

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  • Scots softballers win 1 in 4

    HANNIBAL, Mo. — After coming from behind to take a hard-fought win over Benedictine-Springfield on Friday, the Lyon College softball team produced only 10 hits in two games as Hannibal-LaGrange took a 5-3 and 7-0 American Midwest Conference sweep of Lyon. The two losses dropped …

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