• Winston headlines ACC award winners

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston walked away with another major award Thursday night, the latest national prize to put on his mantle. He might want to save a spot for the Heisman Trophy. The Florida State star headlined a big night for …

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  • Sports Briefs

    SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano seemed to be next in line as the player to wear pinstripes for his entire career, all set to follow the path laid before him by mentors named Jeter, Posada and Rivera. And then the Seattle Mariners blew him away …

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  • Devil Dogs climb quickly back into state title hunt

    The Morrilton Devil Dogs cleared more than one rung at a time while climbing back into state championship contention. They won two state high school football titles and played for another in the 1970s, defeating the Stuttgart Ricebirds in ’71, beating the Jerry Eckwood-led Brinkley …

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  • Area teams advance, fall in Lyon College tourney

    The Lyon College-Mark Martin Automotive High School Basketball Invitational finally tipped off Wednesday as three Guard-circulation area teams advanced and three fell. The annual tournament was originally scheduled to begin Saturday, but was delayed do to the ice storm that paralyzed the area. Southside High …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, December 12 – Saturday, December 14, 2013.

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  • Junior tourney in Heber Springs nixed due to icy road conditions

    The most-recent sporting event to fall to road conditions is a junior high basketball tournament in Heber Springs. Both Batesville junior high teams were scheduled to play there tonight, but the event has been canceled, according to Batesville Junior Lady Pioneer Coach Trisha Provence.

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  • Razorbacks to host national track meet

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas has been picked to host four NCAA championship events, including the indoor track and field championships in 2015. The university says it will host cross country regional events in 2014 and 2016, along with the indoor championships on …

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  • Harsin abandons Red Wolves, takes Broncos job

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State has hired former player and offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin to be the Broncos next head coach. Athletic Director Mark Coyle confirmed Wednesday he had lured Harsin back to Boise and away from Arkansas State, where Harsin served as head …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Major League Baseball plans to eliminate home plate collisions, possibly as soon as next season but no later than 2015. New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, chairman of the rules committee, made the announcement at the winter …

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  • No. 1 Arizona breaks away, wins big

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Brandon Ashley scored 15 points, Kaleb Tarczewski added 14 and No. 1 Arizona shook off a slow start to dominate New Mexico State 74-48 on Wednesday night. Arizona (10-0) labored out of the gate in its first game as the nation’s …

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  • ’Rabbits slam No. 12 Nittany Lions, 83-79

    BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Megan Waytashek and Steph Paluch scored 18 points apiece as South Dakota State defeated No. 12 Penn State 83-79 despite squandering a 20-point halftime lead Wednesday night. The Jackrabbits (7-4) had a 23-point lead when Paluch opened the second half with …

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  • Pioneers aim for return to football field today

    School is still out due to road conditions, but the Batesville Pioneers will try to practice in full pads today for the first time in a week as they prepare for the Class 5A State Playoff championship game Saturday in Little Rock. “We’re practicing starting …

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