• Raucous ovation greets Murray at Wimbledon

    LONDON (AP) — It had been, famously, more than 75 years since a British man arrived at Wimbledon as the defending champion. So Andy Murray took a moment — and, really, only a moment — to take in the sights and sounds Monday at Centre …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan could have easily gone out on top, with his fifth NBA championship trophy under his arm and his health intact just a few months after his 38th birthday. There’s just no way. Duncan is having too much fun …

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  • ’Katz make mark on 5K road race

    With only a slight name change, it was a Melbourne news happening Saturday morning at the third running of the Sprint for Seniors 5K. Crossing the finish line first was Tyler Webb, who will soon begin his senior season as a leader of the Melbourne …

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  • Taylor fends off field to win NRS shootout

    LOCUST GROVE — Peyton Taylor fought off early charges by the 26-car field to run away with the National Recovery Specialist Street Stock Shootout Saturday at the Batesville Motor Speedway, finding the winner’s circle and picking up a $5,000 paycheck. Mikey Bell finished second, followed …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, June 23 – Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

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  • Virginia’s O’Connor on home turf for College World Series finals

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Brian O’Connor has done just about everything at the College World Series except win a national championship. He’s got his chance now. The 43-year-old O’Connor is the local boy who has done well, leading Virginia to the best-of-three finals against Vanderbilt …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Michelle Wie finally delivered a performance worthy of the hype that has been heaped on her since she was a teenager. Wie bounced back from a late mistake at Pinehurst No. 2 to bury a 25-foot birdie putt on the …

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  • Hendrix wins big in Few feature

    LOCUST GROVE — The long-awaited conclusion of the John Few Street Stock Challenge happened Thursday at the Batesville Motor Speedway as David Hendrix took the checkered flag and the $3,000-to-win purse in his first victory at BMS. Jonesboro’s Jeremy Russell finished second and Quitman’s Aaron …

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  • Batesville hosting three Cal Ripken baseball tourneys

    Cal Ripken District 3 Tournaments get started this weekend and Batesville will host three divisions beginning Saturday. All the games will be played at the North Complex. The Cal Ripken 6-year-old Tee-ball Tournament is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with the Batesville All-Stars taking …

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  • Riverside Rebels, Pioneers take turns hitting

    The Riverside Rebels and Batesville Pioneers took turns hitting the baseball more often and farther Thursday while splitting a high school summer league doubleheader at the North Complex. In the opener, Israel Garcia tripled and doubled while hitting three for five and the Rebs cranked …

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  • Torpedoes swim to top

    PARAGOULD — Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes Trey Moody and Joseph Wells took high-point honors at a swim meet recently. Swimming in the 9- to 10-year-old division, Moody won the 50-yard backstroke in 42.77 seconds, the 50 butterfly in 43.07, the 100 freestyle (1 …

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  • Walker, Turner win bass tournament

    Shawn Walker and James Turner teamed up to catch 8.5 pounds of bass and win the Cave City Bass Club Tournament Saturday on Greers Ferry Lake. The team of Fred Mullens-Steve Moody finished second with 7.5 pounds. Moody caught the big bass, which weighed 4.3. …

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