• ’Huskers, Ducks improve shot at big dance; Hogs don’t

    The big bubble winner over the weekend: Nebraska. When the NCAA selection committee draws up the brackets next Sunday, it’s hard to imagine the Cornhuskers will be on the outside looking in. Led by 26 points each from Shavon Shields and Terran Petteway, Nebraska defeated …

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  • Detroit Lions’ owner dies

    DETROIT (AP) — Lions owner William Clay Ford, the last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford, died at 88. Ford Motor Co. said in a statement Sunday that Ford died of pneumonia at his home in Grosse Pointe, Mich. Ford helped steer the family …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Auto racing LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brad Keselowski surged ahead on the final lap when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel, claiming a dramatic victory in the NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday. When Earnhardt’s Chevy slowed in the final miles, …

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  • Football Briefs

    NEW YORK — The New York Jets cut ties with Antonio Cromartie, their top cornerback, on Sunday and saved millions of dollars under their salary cap. Cromartie was entering the final season of his 4-year deal and was scheduled to cost the Jets’ cap $14.98 …

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  • Bielema entertains big crowd of fans with Razorback football news, plans

    Razorback Coach Bret Bielema still wasn’t talking about the 10-second rule, but he kept a full house at the 2014 Hog Bash event entertained and in no hurry to leave Thursday evening at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. In an interview shortly …

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  • Sluggish Scots bow out of AMC tourney

    With their leading scorer and rebounder on the bench for most of the first half and ineffective in the second, the season came to an end for the Lyon College men’s basketball team at Becknell Gym. After recording the most conference wins (15) in the …

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  • T-wolves move up in 2A state tourney

    HAMPTON — The long-awaited start of the state high school basketball tournaments began Thursday and the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves defeated the Dermott Rams 67-54, advancing to the quarterfinals of the 2A event in Hampton. The T-wolves led 22-12, 36-30 and 50-44 at the quarter breaks. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, March 7 – Sunday, March 9, 2014.

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  • Bielema says ‘No’ to commenting on 10-second rule

    FAYETTEVILLE — After recently expressing regrets to the University of California Athletic Department for invoking the death during a workout of California linebacker Ted Agu in his argument for allowing substitution time against hurry-up offenses as a plus for football players’ safety, Arkansas Coach Bret …

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  • Sports Briefs

    In the courts PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — As the girlfriend he shot in the head lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by holding two fingers in …

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  • Scots slip by Lady Eagles, into AMC semifinal

    The Lyon College Scots got by their always troublesome in-state rivals Wednesday night in Becknell Gym, fending off the Williams Baptist Lady Eagles by a 62-53 count in an American Midwest Conference quarterfinal. Now, for Missouri’s Columbia Lady Cougars and a place the Scots haven’t …

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  • 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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