• Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA charged Donald Sterling on Monday with damaging the league and its teams by making racist comments, setting up a June 3 hearing after which owners could vote to terminate his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. The …

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  • Lady Mustangs advance to 1A title game

    MOUNTAIN HOME – The Midland Lady Mustangs faced an all-too familiar foe Saturday in the semifinals of the Class 1A State Tournament, and they defeated their district rival for the third time this season. Midland counted on great pitching and timely hitting in their 6-3 …

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  • Cave City cookout for junior athletes slated for Tuesday

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Junior High Athletic Cookout is scheduled for Tuesday at 11 a.m., according to Cave City Coach Crystal Bradley. All seventh-grade and junior high athletes and their parents are welcome to attend.

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  • Vilonia KOs Batesville in state tournaments

    JACKSONVILLE — Vilonia ended Batesville’s seasons in high school softball and baseball here Friday morning. Led by senior pitcher Leah Thomason and sophomore pitcher Sydney Wader, the Lady Eagles fended off the Lady Pioneers for a 3-1 decision in the first round of the Class …

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  • Cossatot River Eagles down Southerners in Class 4A State Tournament for soccer

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The Cossatot River Eagles knocked the Southside Southerners out of the Class 4A State Tournament for soccer, winning 3-1 at Burns Park. Kamil Kopyto scored the Southerners’ lone goal came in the second half. He was assisted by Riley Moss. “It …

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  • Former Pioneer helps Red Wolves win regular-season baseball finale

    LITTLE ROCK — Stuart Levy drove in three runs and five Arkansas State pitchers held the University of Arkansas-Little Rock to one run as the Red Wolves won the final game of the regular season 7-2 over the Trojans Saturday afternoon at Gary Hogan Field. …

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  • Races rained out again at BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — Isle of Capri Weekly Points Racing was canceled for the second week in a row Friday at the Batesville Motor Speedway, and rain was again the culprit. No races are scheduled for this weekend in honor of Memorial Day. Racing is scheduled …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, May 21 – Sunday, May 25, 2014.

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  • California Chrome wins Preakness; triple try next

    BALTIMORE (AP) — It gets even harder from here on out for California Chrome. He won easily in his home state of California, he dazzled in the Kentucky Derby and he dug deep to win the Preakness on Saturday. Now comes the toughest test of …

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  • Pacers top Heat 107-96 in Game 1

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Pacers waited all season for the playoff rematch with Miami. In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, they made the wait worthwhile. Paul George and David West helped Indiana stagger the two-time defending NBA champs early, knock them out late …

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  • Hornish Jr. wins Nationwide race

    NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Sam Hornish Jr. went from nearly winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series season title to losing his ride. Hornish reminded everyone Sunday that a lack of sponsorship funding is the only reason he’s not pushing for the champion again. Hornish Jr., who …

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  • Midland rallies by Taylor in Class 1A state softball

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Midland Lady Mustangs fought off the hard-hitting defending state champion Taylor Lady Tigers Thursday in the first round of the Class 1A State Tournament, advancing after an explosive 9-run sixth inning gave them an 11-7 victory. Paisley Pratt improved to 23-5 …

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