• Manziel leads Aggies over Blue Devils

    ATLANTA (AP) — If this was Johnny Manziel’s last college game he lived up to his nickname. Johnny Football led No. 20 Texas A&M to another comeback win, 52-48 over No. 22 Duke on Tuesday night in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. The Aggies were down 38-17 …

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  • Miss. State rips Rice 44-7 in Liberty Bowl

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mississippi State’s dominant performance in the Liberty Bowl has the Bulldogs aiming to play for higher stakes in next year’s postseason. The Bulldogs wrapped up a fourth consecutive winning season Tuesday with a 44-7 Liberty Bowl blowout of Rice that capped …

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  • AP photographer dies at Chick-fil-A Bowl

    ATLANTA (AP) — Dave Martin, a longtime Associated Press photographer based in Montgomery, Ala., died after collapsing on the Georgia Dome field after the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Tuesday night. Martin, 59, ran onto the field immediately following Texas A&M’s 52-48 win over Duke and took …

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  • O’Brien leaves Penn State in peril, again

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Bill O’Brien is leaving Penn State’s reclamation project in his successor’s hands. Less than two years after replacing Joe Paterno as coach of the Nittany Lions, O’Brien will return to the NFL as coach of the Houston Texans, leaving a …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chuck DeVoe, part of a group of businessmen who founded the Indiana Pacers, has died. He was 83. Leppert Mortuary and Crematory Services funeral director Angela Johnson says DeVoe died Saturday. She did not know the cause of death. The …

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  • Bobcats subdue Scots with second-half rally

    After building an 11-point halftime lead, the Lyon College men’s basketball team committed 11 second-half turnovers and College of the Ozarks shot 17 more free throws in the final 20 minutes to register a 58-47 victory over the Scots in Becknell Gymnasium Monday night. The …

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  • Sports news in 2013 include big first, many seconds

    A first state championship for the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves, and a diverse mix of seconds topped the Batesville Daily Guard sports news of 2013. The basketball T-wolves gave the school in Newark a first when they defeated the East Poinsett County Warriors 58-56 in the …

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  • Pirates slam Eagles for tourney title

    NEMO VISTA — The Concord Pirates outpaced the Westside Greers Ferry Eagles 69-56 Monday to win the Greers Ferry Lake Classic, a high school basketball tournament. The 17-1 Pirates led 17-11, 31-27 and 56-41 at the quarter breaks as T.J. Richardson led with 20 points. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, December 31, 2013 – Saturday, January 4, 2014.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football THE ASSOCIATED PRESS — Barely 12 hours after the NFL’s regular season ended, five head coaches were unemployed. Fired on Monday were Washington’s Mike Shanahan, Detroit’s Jim Schwartz, Minnesota’s Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay’s Greg Schiano. The Cleveland Browns didn’t even wait that …

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  • Seven Pioneers selected to 5A All-State football team

    Seven Batesville Pioneers were selected to the Arkansas Activities Association Class 5A All-State football team and one won the 5A-East District’s Lineman of the Year Award, announced Batesville Coach Dave King. Jacob Lawrence, a 2-time all-district selection, won the lineman award. He’s joined by fellow …

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  • Two Bearkatz named to 3A all-state team

    After a historic season that saw the Melbourne football program advance to the second round of the Class 3A State Playoffs, two Bearkatz were named to the all-state team. Quarterback Kyler McLaughlin and offensive tackle C.J. Masson were major contributors to the Bearkatz playoff run …

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