Sports Briefs

March 16, 2016 College basketball JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas State University says it has hired Baylor assistant Grant McCasland as its new men’s basketball coach.

Southside soccer teams trim Rams in Paragould

March 15, 2016 PARAGOULD — The Southside Lady Southerners remained unbeaten and the Southerners broke through in non-conference high school soccer matches on Monday. The Lady …

Cavewomen club Lady Bears

March 15, 2016 CAVE CITY — Led by the pitching of Macy Jo Moody and the hitting of Kelsie Coles, the Cave City Cavewomen posted a 13-3, …

Mustang hurlers no-hit ’Hounds

March 15, 2016 PLEASANT PLAINS — Austin Passmore and Jordan Dunegan combined for a no-hitter as the Midland Mustangs shut out the Salem Greyhounds 6-0 in non-conference …

Sports Calendar

March 15, 2016 Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, March 15 - Sunday, March 20, 2016.

NFL exec admits football-CTE link

March 15, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — An NFL official has acknowledged a link between football and the brain disease CTE for the first time. Jeff Miller, …