• JUCO players sign with ASU

    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State officials say two junior college football players from Itawamba Community College have signed to play at ASU. The university said in a news release Monday that linebacker Carderious Dean and offensive lineman Kyle Harris have signed with the Red …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, December 26 – Saturday, December 28, 2013.

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  • Lynch makes run at history in Poinsettia Bowl

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jordan Lynch will make a run at history tonight when he suits up for the final time for No. 24 Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl against Utah State. Lynch already owns the major college record for yards rushing for a …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College football EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has suspended senior linebacker Max Bullough for violating team rules, making him ineligible to play in the Rose Bowl. In a news release sent early Thursday, Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said Bullough had been suspended for …

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  • Williams wins AP athlete of the year

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS — Serena Williams likes to make one thing clear: She is never satisfied, no matter how many matches and tournaments she wins. Driven as ever, Williams won plenty this year. She went 78-4 with 11 titles, including at the French Open and …

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  • Melbourne wallops Southside at Lyon

    The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz defeated the Southside Lady Southerners 59-42 Monday in the semifinals of the Lyon College-Mark Martin Automotive High School Invitational Tournament at Becknell Gymnasium. Freshman Kennedy Cooper led the Lady Bearkatz with 21 first-half points to give Melbourne a 29-24 edge at …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, December 26, 2013.

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  • Malzahn named coach of the year

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Gus Malzahn inherited a demoralized Auburn team that had just gone through the program’s worst season in decades with a stagnant offense and pliant defense. As is his way, the coach known for fast play on offense went to work in …

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  • Cowboys not ruling out Romo for finale

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo limped so badly on one play against Washington, he barely made it to the spot where he had to hand off. The obvious limp was gone by the time the Dallas quarterback moved forward in the pocket and threw …

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  • Jenkins, Scots shock Division I Grambling 55-54

    GRAMBLING, La. – Sophomore guard Riley Jenkins, making his first start since the second game of the season, hit a game-winning three-pointer from 22 feet out with 3.3 seconds remaining, capping a comeback from a 10-point deficit in the second half as the Lyon College …

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  • S-side defeats Newport in 4A-2 District game

    NEWPORT — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Newport Lady Greyhounds 51-41 in a 4A-2 District game last week in Newport. The results were inadvertently omitted from the Guard on Friday. The Lady Southerners improved to 1-1 in the district, 5-5 overall. Kaitlyn Gramling led …

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  • Pioneers, Lady Pioneers fall in non-district tilts

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Batesville Pioneers remained winless Friday, falling to the Heber Springs Panthers 53-45 in a non-district game. Kenton Crawford led the Pioneers with 23 points, hitting five 3-pointers, and Eli Childress added nine. “We shot the ball really well in the frist …

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