• UMass pitcher tosses no-hitter, loses

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — UMass Lowell’s Raz Bracha and Garrett Cole combined to pitch the sixth no-hitter in school history, but the River Hawks lost to Yale 1-0 on a squeeze bunt Wednesday. With one out in the fifth inning, Green Campbell was hit …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, March 20 – Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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  • Vols, Cal Poly Mustangs provide excitement, upset

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Tennessee gave the NCAA tournament its first improbable comeback. Cal Poly won, too — which was improbable in itself. The First Four — winners of play-in games — turned into quite a starting point. With forward Jarnell Stokes using his 280 …

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  • PR guys writing ‘icky’ business tie-ins to tourney

    Welcome back to BracketRacket, the one-stop shopping place for all your NCAA tournament needs. If you think the lack of breathable polyester in those ridiculous get-ups is the biggest threat to mascots, you may want to go directly to item No. 3. Without further ado: …

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  • Pro Baseball Briefs

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman broke bones above his left eye and nose when he was hit by a line drive Wednesday night, the latest frightening injury to a pitcher struck in the head by a batted ball. Chapman was undergoing …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points and the New York Knicks opened the Phil Jackson era by beating the Indiana Pacers 92-86 for their season-high seventh straight victory. With their new team president watching from a midcourt seat, the Knicks …

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  • Lady Cougars sweep Lady Pirates in 1A 2-North

    NORFORK — The Izard County Lady Cougars swept the Norfork Lady Pirates, 1A 2-North District rivals, in a high school softball doubleheader Tuesday as all-state pitcher Molly Taylor recorded 12 strikeouts to pick up the win in the opener. The Lady Cougars won both games …

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  • Mustangs lose runner, game in bottom of 7th

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Mustangs led 1-0 until the top of the seventh inning, but fell to the South Side Bee Branch Hornets, 1A 2-South District rivals, 2-1 on a play at the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning. Dalton Passmore pitched …

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  • Scots to face familiar faces Thursday night in Kentucky

    They haven’t played each other in what amounts to nearly two seasons, but there’s plenty that’s familiar about one of the teams. The matchup is the Lyon College Scots versus John Brown Golden Eagles in the first round of the National Association of Intercollegiate Division …

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  • Scots win 1-run games for 4-1 record in AMC

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lyon College junior hurler Justin Braswell kept his record perfect as he did not allow an earned run in the Scots’ 2-1, opening-game victory over Williams Baptist College at Shell Field Tuesday afternoon. A trio of Scots combined for a 4-3 win …

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  • Scot softballers win, lose

    After allowing three unearned runs and failing to push across the tying run in the bottom of the seventh of Tuesday’s 4-3 opening loss to Crowley’s Ridge College, the Lyon softball bats came alive in the nightcap as the Scots scored 11 runs in the …

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  • Pioneers show grit in district-opening sweep of Rams

    The Batesville Pioneers began 5A-East District play with a doubleheader sweep of the Paragould Rams at the North Complex on Tuesday, and Batesville Coach Mark Rush was especially pleased with how they closed out the Rams. With senior right-hander Luke Gillihan mowing down 11 Rams …

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