• Conference races heating up

    The Big 12 regular season has ended up as it always seems to: with Kansas on top. With their 83-75 win over Oklahoma on Monday night, the fifth-ranked Jayhawks wrapped up at least a share of their 10th straight Big 12 championship. Only UCLA, with …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Outfielder Mike Trout and the Angels agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract, a prelude to a long-term deal between the young All-Star and Los Angeles. The salary is the highest for a one-year major league contract for a …

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  • Passion, friendship drive Timberwolves duo

    Alone, Cedar Ridge Timberwolves Spencer Reaves and Cole Crabtree are prolific and much-decorated high school athletes. On the basketball court, together with younger brothers Austin Reaves, Cade Crabtree, and close friend Nate Easley, they are state champions. Reaves and Crabtree will continue their run for …

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  • Forrest City teams trample BHS cagers

    FORREST CITY — One Forrest City basketball team was driving for a sweep in the 5A-East District, the other was trying to stay in the hunt for a state tournament berth, and both ran over the visitors from Batesville on Tuesday night. In the opener, …

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  • Red Wolves pull away from Scots

    JONESBORO — NAIA athletic programs usually play NCAA Division I opponents in what is commonly called “money games,” because the smaller school are paid to come visit the larger institution. This year, the Lyon College men’s basketball team went 1-1 in those contests, defeating Grambling …

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  • Scot wins AMC pitcher award

    Lyon College junior pitcher Justin Braswell only worked 14.2 innings this past week, but was credited with three victories and a save and was honored as the American Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Week award, the league office announced Monday. The 6-1, 165-pound right-hander from …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, February 26 – Sunday, March 2, 2014.

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  • Track coaches rank UA teams at No. 1, No. 4

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas men’s track and field team remains No. 1 and the women’s team No. 4 in the latest rankings by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Razorbacks have been the top-ranked team in the …

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  • Wacha workload doesn’t concern Cardinals

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals aren’t setting any limits for young pitcher Michael Wacha. “I don’t see any reason why there is the buzz about the workload,” St. Louis pitching Coach Derek Lilliquist said. “He had 170 innings last year. You can …

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  • Six prospects impress at NFL combine

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL scouting combine will never turn a projected first-round pick into an undrafted free agent, or vice versa. By this point in the careers of these prospects, their size has been established. So have their smarts. The film of their college …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball NEW YORK (AP) — New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arraigned on two felony weapons possession charges in Manhattan Criminal Court, following his early morning arrest after a lawyer for his wife turned in a loaded semi-automatic handgun allegedly belonging to …

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  • Penguin 10K/5K sees 3-peat, 3 newbies

    Will Henry won his third straight Penguin Run 10K title Saturday, joining three new champs. Henry, a 21-year-old University of Central Arkansas junior, won the annual 10-kilometer race benefitting Special Olympics in a time of 39 minutes, 33.94 seconds. The women’s 10K race was won …

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