• Cellar-dwelling Cubs hammer Cards

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The game was so far gone, the St. Louis Cardinals called on Daniel Descalso to get the final out. In a silent clubhouse after a 17-5 blowout loss to the Chicago Cubs Monday night, the infielder’s first career pitching appearance was …

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  • California Chrome checks in at Pimlico for Preakness

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was none too eager to get his first look at Pimlico Race Course on Monday. Upon arriving at site of the Preakness, California Chrome refused to peek his head outside the van. Finally, after much prodding, the …

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  • Manziel not guaranteed Browns’ starting job

    CANTON, Ohio (AP) — As the crowd of football fans bowed their heads before Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam spoke, a priest delivering the invocation asked for a special blessing for new quarterback Johnny Manziel. He may need more than divine intervention. “Father, I don’t think …

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  • Mustangs blank Red Hawks, qualify for state

    BEE BRANCH — The Midland Mustangs advanced to the Class 1A State Tournament for high school baseball with an 8-0 shutout of the Nemo Vista Red Hawks in the first round of the 1A Region Tournament on Friday. The Red Hawks defeated the Mustangs in …

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  • Lady Mustangs aim for region title, revenge

    BEE BRANCH — The Midland Lady Mustangs won two 1A Region 3 Tournament softball games this weekend, advancing to the championship game today against the Nemo Vista Lady Red Hawks. The Lady Red Hawks defeated the Lady Mustangs 6-4 in the region title game last …

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  • BHS caps regular season with soccer sweep

    PARAGOULD — The Batesville Lady Pioneers and Pioneers swept their hosts Friday in 5A-East Conference and regular-season high school soccer finales. Led by senior forward Maddie Mead’s three goals and one assist, the Lady Pioneers thumped the Greene County Tech Lady Eagles 4-1, then the …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, May 12 – Thursday, May 15, 2014.

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  • NFL teams calls on five from Arkansas

    Offensive lineman Travis Swanson was the first of five Arkansas collegians drafted by an NFL team over the weekend, according to reports in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Swanson, a 6-foot-5, 312-pounder from Kingwood, Texas, and a 50-game starter for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, was taken …

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  • Cowboys draft for numbers on defense

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — For all the talk about no Johnny Manziel and yet another offensive lineman taken in the first round, the draft for the Dallas Cowboys ultimately came down to defense. Or more specifically, a defensive line that owner and General Manager Jerry …

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  • Gordon, 42, wins 89th at NASCAR’s top tier

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — At any age, Jeff Gordon sure knows how to win. Nearly two decades after he burst onto the scene with his first victory, Gordon keeps taking checkered flags, storming to the lead in the final laps at Kansas Speedway on …

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  • Missourians set meetings on deer hunting

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The state conservation department wants to meet with hunters across Missouri to discuss a new deer management plan and possible regulatory changes. The Missouri Department of Conservation has scheduled a series of open-house meetings starting in mid-June and continuing through early …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Sam was picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft Saturday, becoming the first openly gay player drafted by a pro football team. Sam played at Missouri, and came out as gay …

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