• Sports Briefs

    Pro football WASHINGTON — The Washington Redskins made their biggest move yet of the offseason Tuesday night, adding three-time Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson less than a week days after the dynamic playmaker was released by the rival Philadelphia Eagles. Jackson’s publicist tweeted that Jackson …

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  • UConn, Notre Dame women stay on collision course at Final Four

    UConn and Notre Dame have been on a collision course all season for what would be an unprecedented national championship game. Now the two unbeaten teams are each one victory away from a showdown in Music City. Standing in the way of that historic matchup …

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  • Maybe Woods not built for golfing longevity

    Maybe we were just focused on the wrong body part. Ever since Tiger Woods’ SUV veered off course at the end of his driveway in Florida nearly six years ago, the questions have been about his head. And all the while, it’s the rest of …

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  • Wisconsin tightens D in NCAA run

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has been badgering opponents during its run to the Final Four. The talk at the start of the season was all about the new emphasis on rules to prevent college basketball from turning into virtual hand-to-hand combat. The goals: Limit …

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  • Lady Pioneers crush softball, Searcy

    The Batesville Lady Pioneers picked up where they left off, and this time they won 18-3 in a run-ruled,  non-conference, high school softball clobbering of the Searcy Lady Lions at the North Complex on Monday. Twelve days ago, the Lady Pioneers pushed the unbeaten Paraould …

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  • Lyon softballers break through in conference play

    Led by towering home runs by freshmen Savannah Fuller and Tess Brown in the second game, the Lyon College Scots smashed 13 extra-base hits Monday afternoon at House Field and crushed the Harris-Stowe Hornets 8-0 and 10-1 to claim their first American Midwest Conference softball …

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  • Taylor fans 11 for Lady Cougars in 9-0 shut out

    BROCKWELL — Molly Taylor struck out 11 and allowed only four hits as the Izard County Lady Cougars shut out the Mammoth Spring Lady Bears 9-0 in a 1A 2-North District high school softball game. The Lady Cougars remain undefeated at 3-0 in the district …

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  • Mustangs win big in district; defending champs advance in Classic

    BRADFORD — The Midland Mustangs shellacked the Bradford Eagles 13-3 in five innings Monday and improved to 3-2 in the 1A 2-South District. Dalton Passmore struck out four, allowed a hit and a walk in two innings pitched for the win. Peyton Pankey pitched two …

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  • Moyer wins big at I-30 Speedway

    LITTLE ROCK — Late Model Hall-of-Famer Billy Moyer of Southside won the World of Outlaws Late Model Series event Saturday at the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock. Moyer took advantage of back-to-back restarts to take the victory and the $10,150 payday. Moyer held off Darrell …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, April 1 – Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

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  • Replay era in baseball starts well

    Major League Baseball launched the expanded replay era Monday, and saw instant results — a pair of missed calls by umpires got fixed fast, without any arguments. Opening day showed off the game’s newest nod to modern technology in a sport that long relied on …

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  • UConn, Notre Dame women keep winning

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Geno Auriemma doesn’t listen to fans, media and opposing coaches who try to tell him that this season’s UConn team might be the best he’s had. Auriemma says it’s unfair to players, past and present, to make comparisons. He simply believes …

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