• Jones eyes tricky defense after firing gimmicky Ryan

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Jerry Jones fired Rob Ryan last season because his former defensive coordinator’s scheme was too gimmicky. Now the Dallas owner says gimmicks are what the Cowboys need with a defense that may go down as the worst in franchise history. Monte …

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  • Chargers’ Te’o ignores flak over girlfriend hoax

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Manti Te’o says his rough rookie season has nothing to do with the flak he’s faced over getting fooled by a hoax involving a fake girlfriend while at Notre Dame. The San Diego Chargers rookie linebacker said in his first conference …

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  • ’Cats end Bronco streak; Gators fend off Jayhawks

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — James Young scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half and No. 11 Kentucky used solid defense to win 70-55 Tuesday night, handing Boise State its first loss. The Wildcats (8-2) dominated the Broncos (8-1) 43-27 on the glass. …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Baseball LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The winter meetings got busy with a 3-team trade that sent slugger Mark Trumbo to Arizona, and Oakland dealt pitcher Brett Anderson to Colorado. Halfway through the 4-day swap session, the 15-foot-wide dais at the Dolphin Hotel near …

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  • Pioneer, Devil Dog among 5A finalists for top player awards

    Among the finalists for 2013 Farm Bureau Awards for Arkansas high school football players are players from Batesville and Morrilton, which will meet Saturday at noon in the Class 5A State Playoff championship game in Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium. Joey Rodriguez, a senior linebacker …

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  • Road conditions nix schedule again; Lyon tournament schedule revised

    Road conditions again wiped out the schedule of sporting events for today, but the revised schedule for the Lyon College-Mark Martin Automotive High School Basketball Invitational is now complete, according to Lyon Director of Athletics Kevin Jenkins. The 32-team, 30-game tournament, which was originally scheduled …

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  • Rudolph Run set for Dec. 21 by UACCB

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Foundation will host its first road race on Dec. 21 and participants are invited to light up the night as they run or walk in the Rudolph Run 5K, according to a news release from the college. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, December 11 – Saturday, December 14, 2013.

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  • Six Heisman finalist invited to N.Y.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jameis Winston will have plenty of company at the Heisman Trophy ceremony — though he’s not expected to have much competition. The Florida State quarterback was among a record-tying six Heisman finalists revealed Monday, along with Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch, Texas …

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  • Bears beat Cowboys on Mike Ditka Day

    CHICAGO (AP) — Neither the brutal cold nor the league’s worst defense could stop Josh McCown and the Bears. Instead, Chicago jumped right back into the playoff race. McCown threw for a career-high four touchdowns, and the Bears scored on their first eight possessions to …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox were unanimously elected to the baseball Hall of Fame by the expansion era committee. Each of the inductees won more than 2,000 games in managerial careers that …

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  • Road conditions crash sports plans

    Once again, weather and road conditions wiped out the schedule of sporting events for today and very little has been rescheduled Those include the second attempt to get the Lyon College-Mark Martin Automotive High School Invitational Basketball Tournament going. It was originally scheduled for Saturday, …

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