• James attributes Heat’s ‘winning time’ to IQ, not talent

    MIAMI — LeBron James has perhaps a surprising take on the Miami Heat: To him, they’re not the most talented bunch. Yes, he was serious. In James’ eyes, much of Miami’s success hasn’t been primarily about talent, but more about execution and know-how — especially …

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  • Robinson returns, hits 3 for 4 as Cards complete sweep

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — After returning from Triple-A Memphis a day earlier, Shane Robinson didn’t take long to make his presence felt with the big club. Robinson was given a start and made the most of it by going 3 for 4 with two RBI …

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  • Nola, Tigers top Hogs

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — LSU used consistent offensive production and another great outing by ace Aaron Nola to beat Arkansas 7-2 on Thursday night in the Southeastern Conference tournament. LSU (42-14-1) fell behind 1-0 early, but scored at least one run in five of the …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football DENVER (AP) — Police issued an arrest warrant for Broncos safety T.J. Ward on an assault charge stemming from a fight at a Denver strip club on May 9. “We have been aware of this issue and will continue to review all of …

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  • Cool, power describe winning Midland combo

    When describing pitcher Paisley Pratt and catcher Whitney Reeves, Midland Coach Brett Barber used two words. Cool and power. The cool, is the icy stare and composure of the junior right-hander in the circle, and the power is the rocket arm and long-ball bat of …

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  • Four-time all-state golfer signs with Lyon College

    Joshua Lunceford, a 4-year all-state high school golfer from Yellville-Summit, has signed a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics letter of intent to play for Lyon College, announced Scot Coach Julie Church. The 6-foot, 185-pound Lunceford began his high school career by averaging rounds of 80 …

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  • Two area schools set scrimmages

    Two circulation-area schools will host intrasquad scrimmages to conclude spring football practices. Tonight in Cave City, the Cavemen’s Red-White scrimmage is set for a 5:30 start, announced Coach Jon Bradley. Spectators are asked to contribute liquid soap, a towel or a donation to the football …

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  • Hogs top Rebels in SEC tourney

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Chris Oliver allowed only one unearned run in six and a third innings to help Arkansas beat Mississippi 2-1 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Wednesday. The 20th-ranked and seventh-seeded Arkansas baseball team (37-21) came out on the winning end of …

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  • Spurs roll over Thunder 112-77

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs are rolling toward a return to the NBA Finals, and Oklahoma City looks powerless to slow them down without Serge Ibaka. Tony Parker scored 22 points, Danny Green made seven 3-pointers and added 21, and the Spurs …

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  • Scott, Elliot elected to NASCAR Hall

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Wendell Scott earned a second NASCAR first on Wednesday: He became the first African-American driver to be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The late driver from Virginia was among the latest group of five — all drivers, another first …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleaded no contest Wednesday to three felony weapons charges and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence. The 24-year-old Smith entered his pleas in a Santa Clara County Superior Courtroom in San …

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  • 7th Pioneer signs with Lyon football

    The seventh former Batesville Pioneer recently signed with Lyon College, bolstering the starting point of any football team’s offense and bringing the Scots’ total of recruits to 71. Khang Nguyen (pronounced “Win”), an all-state guard for the Pioneer squad that won the 5A-East District championship …

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