• Pacers, Thunder advance into conference finals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — David West scored 29 points and the Indiana Pacers beat the Washington Wizards 93-80 Thursday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight year. Lance Stephenson added 17 points and eight assists for the Pacers, who won the …

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  • Napravnik seeks victory in homecoming at Preakness

    BALTIMORE — Rosie Napravnik’s roots in Maryland run so deep, many get the impression the highly successful jockey was born there. “I grew up in New Jersey,” Napravnik said this week, “but as far as the racing world goes, I am from Maryland.” Napravnik left …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball The San Antonio Spurs say point guard Tony Parker has a Grade 1 strain of his left hamstring and is as day to day. Parker had an MRI exam one day after leaving Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Portland with …

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  • Five scholar-athletes sign with Lyon College

    Four Arkansas high school baseball players and a golfer recently signed letters of intent with Lyon College. The baseball players are Maumelle senior Walker Culp, Little Rock Parkview seniors Evan Johnson and Derrick Flowers and Gravette senior Christopher Wyatt Gibbons. The golfer is Pea Ridge …

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  • Weather delays continue for state events

    Two state tournament starting times will remain the same for Guard-circulation area teams, while changes have been made to the others after rain soaked the state Wednesday. The Class 1A and 3A state baseball and softball tournaments in Mountian Home and Harrison, respectively, will start …

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  • Batesville’s Mead signs with WBC

    Madeline Rose Mead, a 4-year starter and 2-time all-conference selection for the Batesville Lady Pioneer soccer team, signed a letter of intent Wednesday to attend Williams Baptist College and play the sport for the Lady Eagles. “Maddie has the potential to be a star for …

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  • ‘British Soccer Camp’ coming to Batesville

    The Batesville Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with Challenger Sports to host a week long “British Soccer Camp” June 2-6 at the Batesville Soccer Complex, according to a news release from the department. Each child will be coached by a member of the …

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  • Lyon coach resigns, bound for New Zealand

    After leading the Lyon College softball program to a 6-win improvement and the third-most victories in the 7-year history of the program, Lyon College Coach Travis Owen has announced his resignation to accept a playing/coaching job in New Zealand, according to Lyon Director of Athletics …

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  • Points racing returns to BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — Weekly points racing returns to the Batesville Motor Speedway Friday as all five classes will battle for the checkered flag. The speedway will salute veterans of the United States Armed Services with free admission to anyone who shows a military ID for …

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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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  • Money counts again in Division I APR scores – UA-Pine Bluff, Central Arkansas sports teams face postseason ban

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The money gap at Division I colleges is continuing to show up on the playing fields and in the classrooms. Thirty-six teams will be banned from the 2014-15 postseason because of sub-par scores on the newest Academic Progress Rate, which was released …

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  • Paralyzed ballplayer inspires others

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Cory Hahn was too groggy the first day to have any idea what had happened. His head immobilized, tubes and wires jutting out from his body from all angles, he could only lie in his hospital bed. Over the next few days, …

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