• Torpedoes finish 10th in AAU state meet

    LITTLE ROCK – The Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes recently competed in the Arkansas AAU State Championship Summer Sizzler, finishing 10th overall with a combined team score of 384 in the Junior Olympic qualifying event. Hosted by the Heber Springs Swim Club and the …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 4 – Sunday, July 6, 2014.

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  • Giants shut out Cards, 5-0

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals are in a tough stretch against baseball’s hottest pitchers, and they’re not helping themselves with the few opportunities they’ve had to break out of their funk. The Cardinals couldn’t score after loading the bases with no outs …

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  • Howard’s best not enough for US

    SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Tim Howard kept the ball out of the net with slides, with dives and with leaps. He couldn’t do it forever. With the United States trying to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2002, he saved 12 …

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  • Nadal, Sharapova fall; Serena withdraws

    LONDON (AP) — Rafael Nadal ran out of comebacks at Wimbledon, losing to a brash, big-serving, between-the-legs-hitting 19-year-old kid who might just be a future star. Maria Sharapova, somehow, seemed on the verge of a turnaround despite a flurry of unforced errors, saving six match …

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  • Sports Briefs

    World Cup SAO PAULO (AP) — Argentina’s theme at this World Cup seems to be scrappy wins with Lionel Messi pulling through at the last minute to save the day. This time he didn’t score on his own, but set the stage for Angel Di …

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  • Arkansas Bad Boys win AAU tourneys in Texas

    ROUND ROCK, TEXAS — The Arkansas Bad Boys defeated the Austin Blazers in the title game 47-43 in overtime Sunday, to win the National AAU Basketball Tournament of the Americas in Round Rock, Texas. The 10th grade traveling AAU basketball team improved to 28-4. The …

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  • Campbell named to All-Arkansas team

    Lyon College junior left fielder Joe Campbell was one of 42 collegiate baseball players from 21 campuses throughout the state of Arkansas that were selected recently by Natural State Baseball to the 2014 All-Arkansas Collegiate team. There were 16 first-team members of the squad, with …

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  • Batesville 6-year-old all-stars win state title

    OSCEOLA — The Batesville 6-year-old All-Stars won the Cal Ripken Arkansas State Championship Sunday, competing for the title for the third consecutive year, finishing as runners-up the previous two seasons. The All-Stars defeated Mountain Home 9-7 in the championship game, the first for a 6-year-old …

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  • March of Dimes annual 5K slated for Saturday at Lyon

    The March of Dimes of Independence County will hold its annual 5K race at Lyon College Saturday. The race supports the Batesville March of Dimes and begins and ends near Becknell Gymmasium. Registration begins at 6 a.m. at Becknell Gym with the race starting at …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, July 3 – Saturday, July 5, 2014.

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  • Sharapova falls at Wimbledon

    LONDON (AP) — Former champion Maria Sharapova saved six match points before falling to Angelique Kerber in the fourth round at Wimbledon today, ending her bid to win a second title at the All England Club a decade after her first. Sharapova, a five-time major …

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