• No. 1 Seminoles moves past Winston investigation

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor’s decision to not bring charges against Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy favorite Jameis Winston has removed a cloud from over the team, which is focused and prepared to face Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game, Coach …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball MIAMI (AP) — Rafael Furcal will try to make his comeback from elbow surgery with the Miami Marlins. The free-agent infielder and the Marlins have agreed to terms on a contract, two people familiar with the situation said. Both people confirmed the deal …

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  • How Mandela changed everything with a rugby jersey

    JOHANNESBURG — He emerged into bright winter sunshine, stepped onto the lush field and pulled on a cap. His long-sleeve green rugby jersey was untucked and buttoned right up to the top, a style all his own. On the back, a gold No. 6, big …

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  • Pioneers, Devil Dogs make adjustments after football championships postponed

    After the Arkansas Activities Association’s announcement Wednesday afternoon, Batesville and Morrilton football coaches said they are adjusting their practice schedules and are ready to make more adjustments depending on the weather. The Batesville-Morrilton Class 5A State Playoff championship game was scheduled for Saturday noon in …

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  • ‘Furry Toy Toss’ at Lyon will happen on later date

    Due to the impending wintry weather, the Lyon College Furry Frenzy Toy Toss scheduled for Friday night in Becknell Gymnasium has been postponed until sometime in January, according to Lyon Athletic Director Kevin Jenkins. The event, which was to include fans coming to the games …

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  • Basketball in town tonight – 12/5/13

    Harris-Stowe State Hornets (2-7) vs. Lyon College Scots (3-3) at Becknell Gym, 5:30 p.m. Harris-Stowe will be trying to snap a 7-game losing streak in this American Midwest Conference opener. They are led by 6-foot junior forward Shanique Buford, who’s averaging 18.7 points and 11.9 …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, December 5 – Saturday, December 7, 2013.

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  • ASU announces 2014 baseball schedule

    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas State baseball team has announced its 2014 schedule that includes 31 home games. The Red Wolves open with a nine-game homestand starting Feb. 14 against Miami of Ohio. Sun Belt Conference home series will include games with Arkansas-Little Rock, …

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  • College Football Briefs

    SEATTLE — Washington selected former quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo as their interim head coach for the Huskies’ upcoming bowl game after Steve Sarkisian left to take the head coaching job at USC. Washington athletic director Scott Woodward announced the decision following an afternoon team meeting. Tuiasosopo …

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  • NFL fines Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin $100K

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Here’s another adjective Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin can call his ill-timed two-step onto the field last Thursday night against Baltimore. Expensive. The NFL fined Tomlin $100,000 on Wednesday for interfering with Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones on a kickoff return in the third …

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  • FSU QB’s fate announced today

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston will learn whether he faces prosecution today when a state attorney finally announces the results of an intensive investigation into sexual assault allegations against the quarterback for top-ranked Florida State. The alleged incident occurred nearly a year ago, but …

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  • No. 1 Michigan St. slammed by UNC

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State got manhandled and outhustled by North Carolina. And, the Spartans’ school-record, three-week run as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press college basketball poll ended with a thud. The Tar Heels had five scorers in double figures …

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