• Spurs rout Thunder, lead series 3-2

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich stared blankly at a reporter, dumbfounded as he often is when dealing with the media. Is there any way to explain the Jekyll-and-Hyde nature of the Western Conference finals, where the home team has won …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell responded to criticisms by NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, who contended a double standard exists when it comes to the league doling out punishments. In comments to ESPN, Smith specifically addressed the delayed …

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  • Southside basketball skills camps slated for July 14-17, July 21-24

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Basketball Individual Skills Camps are set for July 14-17 and July 21-24, announced Southerner Coach Brad McGhee. The first is for boys entering grades fourth through seventh and will run from 12:30 until 3 each afternoon. The cost is $50, which …

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  • State champ, returner highlight all-state track, field lists

    One state champion and one returner top the the list of eight Guard circulation-area athletes on the Arkansas Activities Association All-State teams for track and field. Madison Stave, a Batesville High sophomore, leads the way. She won the Class 5A State Meet’s 1,600-meter run, and …

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  • BMS points racing lost to rain

    LOCUST GROVE — The Isle of Capri weekly points series slated for Friday at the Batesville Motor Speedway has again been canceled due to heavy rain, according to track owner Connie Starr. The weekly series is scheduled to resume next Friday.

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  • Arkansas pitchers adapt to new roles

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Pitching Coach Dave Jorn wasn’t sure what to expect from Arkansas’ staff following an offseason of heavy losses to the Major League Baseball draft. The overhauled rotation has proven more than capable of following in the footsteps of the top pitching staff …

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  • 10 things to know about NCAA baseball tourney

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The NCAA baseball tournament starts Friday with regionals. The 16 winners advance to super regionals next week, and the final eight go to the College World Series in Omaha beginning June 14. Here are 10 of the tournament’s top story lines: …

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  • Pacers stay alive with 93-90 win over Heat

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George and the Pacers got one win Wednesday night. Now comes the hard part: Winning an elimination game at Miami against LeBron James and the Heat. George scored 21 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter and inspired his teammates …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Malcolm Glazer, a self-made billionaire who shunned the spotlight while leading the takeover of English soccer’s Manchester United and transforming the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers into Super Bowl champions, died Wednesday. He was 85. The reclusive Palm Beach businessman …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 30 – June 1, 2014.

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  • Bad Boy Bulldawgs win Wally Hall tourney title

    BRYANT — The Bad Boy Bulldawgs won a Wally Hall Tournament of Champions baseball title over the weekend, and the team of local 7-year-olds went unbeaten while doing it. Competing in the 7AAA division, they led off by slugging their way past Southern Slam 15-13, …

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  • Lyon College v-ball camps set for June 26-27, June 29-July 2

    Lyon College Volleyball Camps are set for June 26-27 and June 29-July 2, according to camp brochures from the school. The first camp is a morning camp (9 a.m.-noon) for elementary and middle school girls, grades 1-6. The cost is $50 per camper. The second …

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