• Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks signed former NBA champion Lamar Odom, who was out of the league this season. The move gives new president Phil Jackson an offseason to look at the versatile forward who thrived in his system. Odom …

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  • Midland thrashes Shirley twice

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Lady Mustangs improved to 8-1 in the district and moved into a tie for first with the South Side Bee Branch Lady Hornets after crushing the Shirley Lady Blue Devils 9-0 and 17-4 in a 1A 2-South District softball doubleheader. …

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  • T-wolves knock off undefeated Bobcats

    NEWARK — Ethan Weaver improved to 6-1 on the season as the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves walloped the undefeated Walnut Ridge Bobcats 7-3 in a 2A-2 District baseball game. Weaver pitched six and two-thirds innings, striking out six and allowing nine hits. Spencer Reaves hit three …

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  • Lyon College softball team keeps tourney hopes alive

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — It all comes down to the next four conference games for the Lyon College softball team The Scots went on the road Tuesday, riding five hours and playing in 50-degree temperatures, but they rolled over the Stephens Stars, winning 9-3 and 16-3 …

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  • State champ hoop team includes area players

    The Arkansas Lady Tarheels, a youth-league basketball team based out of Searcy, recently won an Arkansas State HoopPlay Tournament championship in Little Rock. Playing in the eighth-grade division, the team includes Southside Junior High players Taylor Hammack and Sydney Sweat, and players from Searcy and …

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  • Lyon cager earns national scholar award

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Lyon College senior Alex Davidson is one of 128 NAIA Division I women’s basketball players to be named 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete. In order to be nominated by an institution, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 …

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  • Pioneers strike back, win 6-4 in Wynne

    WYNNE — Down 2-0 in the early going, the Batesville Pioneers struck for five goals in the first half and then held on for a 6-4 victory in a 5A-East Conference high school soccer match with the Wynne Yellowjackets on Tuesday. Kylan Robinson started Batesville’s …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, April 16 – Friday, April 18, 2014.

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  • Federer would skip French Open for fatherhood

    MONACO (AP) — Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments — including possibly the French Open — to be with his wife when she gives birth again. Federer, who has twin daughters with wife Mirka, announced on Dec. 24 they are expecting their third child, …

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  • Selig feels replay start remarkable

    NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport’s new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks. While baseball began video review late in the 2008 season, it was limited to potential home runs and boundary …

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  • MLB marks anniversary of Robinson debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades. Jackson traveled to baseball’s 1992 …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Boston Marathon Anniversary BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city’s resilience in the face of a terror …

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