• Weather, road conditions cut into ‘Sports calendar’

    Cancellations continue for area sports teams as the slow snow melt lingers and road conditions remain hazardous. The high school state basketball tournament will finally tip off today after two delays as the Class 2A defending state champion Cedar Ridge Timberwolves open tournament play against …

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  • Layrock among dunk finalists

    Lyon College senior Jordan Layrock has an opportunity to represent his institution and the American Midwest Conference at the 2014 NABC-NAIA Men’s Basketball Slam Dunk Contest, which is presented by Rawlings and will take place at the NAIA All-Star event on March 22 in Kansas …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Benedictine-Springfield Bulldogs (14-16, overall) vs. Lyon College Scots (16-14) at Becknell Gym, 7 p.m. The sixth-seeded Bulldogs defeated the 11th-seeded Hannibal-LaGrange Trojans 71-59 on Tuesday night to earn their spot opposite the third-seeded Scots for this American Midwest Conference Tournament quarterfinal. During the regular season, …

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  • Stars, Stripes gymnasts win all-around titles in Sheridan

    SHERIDAN — Stars and Stripes Gymnastics Center athletes won all-around championship at the Walk the Plank Invitational last weekend. Katrina Torno won the Level 6 title for 14-year-olds by winning the uneven bars and floor exercise, finishing second on the vault and third on the …

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  • Bell’s 3s lead Hogs past Ole Miss

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Anthlon Bell scored a career-high 23 points as Arkansas’ surge toward an NCAA tournament berth continued with a resounding 110-80 win over Ole Miss on Wednesday night. The Razorbacks (10-7 Southeastern Conference, 21-9) have now won six straight games — their longest …

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  • Ole Miss women slip by Arkansas in SEC tourney

    DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Kenyotta Jenkins scored a go-ahead layup with 4 seconds remaining, Tia Faleru added 16 points and Mississippi beat Arkansas 63-62 in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament Wednesday night. No. 11 seed Arkansas led by 10 on Jessica Jackson’s …

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  • Saban speaks up on tabled 10-second rule

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Coach Nick Saban is adamant he didn’t have a role in coming up with the proposed 10-second rule, but equally insistent that hurry-up offenses are indeed hazardous to defensive players’ health. Saban believes something needs to be done in the …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, March 6 – Sunday, March 9, 2014.

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  • New design at Doral to challenge PGA

    DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Ernie Els has been playing at Doral for two decades, so the approaching roar of jet engines over the Blue Monster late in the afternoon is not unusual. What got his attention was the sound of chopping rotors. The Donald had …

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  • Sochi Paralympics begins under cloud of uncertainty

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS — Overshadowed by the international crisis over Ukraine, Russia welcomes the sporting world back to Sochi this week for Winter Paralympics that will be snubbed by some politicians and will struggle to match the successful Winter Olympics that ended less than two …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College basketball WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski missed his postgame news conference after the Blue Devils’ loss to Wake Forest because he was feeling light-headed. Associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski stepped in for Coach K after the fourth-ranked Blue Devils’ 82-72 loss …

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  • State tourney, area teams delayed again by weather

    Changes continue for area sports teams as weather-related road conditions have led to postponements throughout the Guard-circulation area and beyond. The Arkansas Activities Association announced Tuesday the start of state high school basketball tournaments have been again pushed forward one day. Opening-round games will now …

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