• Duke football approaching dreamscape

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke insists it isn’t looking past No. 24 Miami. As absurd as that may sound to some college football fans, it’s an indication of far the Blue Devils feel their program has come. Duke (7-2, 3-2 ACC) can take control of …

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  • Cabrera repeats as AL MVP; McCutchen wins it in NL

    NEW YORK — All those who marvel at Miguel Cabrera can only wonder what he might’ve done this year if completely healthy. Even so, Cabrera was a huge hit in Motown. Despite being hobbled by all sorts of ailments, the Detroit Tigers slugger won his …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College football TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An assistant state attorney says prosecutors in Tallahassee did not receive information about an 11-month-old sexual assault allegation involving Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston until Tuesday. Tallahassee police investigated the Heisman Trophy contender in connection with a sexual assault …

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  • Pioneers hope for more of same with Panthers

    Greenbrier Coach Randy Tribble didn’t sound that happy with the rewind. “As soon as we started looking at the film of Batesville this week, it was like, ‘Yep, remember that. Yep, they whipped us with that, too’,” he said. He had just been asked about …

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  • Bearkatz begin playoff journey against Knights

    The Melbourne Bearkatz could take the first step toward a high school state football championship Friday when they host the Centerpoint Knights in the first round of the Class 3A State Playoffs. The Knights enter the playoffs for the second consecutive year and finished third …

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  • Junior Cavewomen advance to finals of FCB tournament

    SOUTHSIDE — The semifinals were completed and one final berth was settled Wednesday in the First Community Bank Junior Tournament at Southside Gymnasium. The Cave City Junior Cavewomen defeated the Pocahontas Junior Lady Redskins 42-32 to be the first team to advance to the finals. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, November 14 – Saturday, November 16, 2013.

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  • Role players help Tide roll

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Even a team loaded with talent like No. 1 Alabama needs lesser-known players to step up big sometimes. Tana Patrick, Jalston Fowler and freshman tight end O.J. Howard delivered in a prime-time showdown with LSU, accounting for three touchdowns either prevented …

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  • Report: Florida State QB being investigated for sexual assault

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is under investigation in an alleged sexual assault reported nearly a year ago. The university and Winston’s attorney confirmed Wednesday that the Tallahassee Police Department is conducting an investigation. Winston has been spectacular for the No. …

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  • Kubiak returns to Texans after stroke

    HOUSTON (AP) — Texans Coach Gary Kubiak is back after recovering from a mini-stroke, and he can’t wait to coach his team on Sunday against Oakland. “It just feels great to be back,” he said. “You have a true appreciation for the opportunity that you …

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  • Conference races heating up

    The race to the national championship game has been well defined. No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Florida State are in control. No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Baylor are on deck. There is a group of one-loss teams crossing their fingers and hoping …

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  • Scherzer, Kershaw dominate Cy Young voting

    NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer did most everything on the mound this season — led the majors in wins, started the All-Star game, helped put his team in the playoffs. Now, the newly minted AL Cy Young Award winner said he will “wait and …

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