• Omaha lineup reflects growing parity in college baseball

    OMAHA, Neb. — The array of teams set for the College World Series beginning this week could leave the impression that college baseball has become an equal-opportunity sport. Whether it has evolved or devolved is a matter of opinion. “I played in Omaha in 1960 …

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  • Wainwright, Cards shut out Rays 1-0

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay’s Jake Odorizzi had no room for error in what may have been the best start of his career. Matt Holiday hit his changeup for a home run in the sixth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Tampa …

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  • Cy Young winner Bob Welch dies at 57

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner with the Oakland Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a season, has died. He was 57. Welch died late Monday night at his Southern California …

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  • Headfirst slide risky proposition in MLB

    Even Pete Rose, the man who made the headfirst slide fashionable, says there’s a time and place to be prudent. As in, no need to get your nose bashed in at home plate. “You don’t want to slide headfirst into shin guards,” said Rose, who …

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  • Lady Pioneer added to All-Star roster

    Another Guard-circulation area athlete will get to play in one more high school sporting event. That was revealed Monday when the Arkansas Activities Association announced that Batesville’s Maddie Mead was added to the East girls soccer roster for the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star …

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  • Results announced for Chamber Golf Classic

    The team of Michael Johnson-Jed Porter-Tommy Ford-Taylor Ford shot a 10-under-par 26 over nine holes to win the storm-shortened Chamber Golf Classic at The Course at Eagle Mountain on Friday. Twenty-seven teams and over 100 players participated in the ninth version of the a 4-person …

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  • BHS baseball opener nixed again

    The Batesville Pioneer summer league baseball team will have to wait until at least Thursday to open its season. Because of wet conditions and a forecast calling for more rain this afternoon, this evening’s scheduled home doubleheader with the Pocahontas Redskins at the North Complex …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, June 12 – Friday, June 13, 2014.

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  • Long line of speakers reflect love, appreciation for retiring Broyles

    Had it been open mike night, last Saturday’s night’s banquet would still be going strong. Twenty-plus speakers tried to cover all the bases, but many former Arkansas Razorback players and coaches had their own anecdotes about Frank Broyles. “A Celebration of Coach Broyles’ Life and …

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  • After decade, Gossett returns to Open

    PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — At least David Gossett can still crack jokes about the state of his career. When someone wondered how much longer he can afford to play golf for a living, when it’s really not providing much of a living, Gossett snapped right …

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  • 5 things to watch in Game 3 of NBA Finals

    MIAMI (AP) — The NBA Finals are back in Miami, the same place they ended each of the last three years. Miami can put itself on the brink of a third straight championship with victories over San Antonio in Games 3 and 4, starting tonight. …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College sports OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The battle to give top football and basketball players a cut of the billions of dollars flowing into college athletics began in earnest with former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon taking the stand in federal court to describe how …

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