• Strong faces first crisis at Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month. Wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were later released on …

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  • Langer leads Senior Open by 2

    BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) — Bernhard Langer made a statement of intent when he opened with a 6-under-par 65 to take a 2-stroke lead over American Bob Tway in the British Senior Open at a sweltering Royal Porthcawl on Thursday. Langer, who threw away a 2-stroke …

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  • Cowboy QB plans exercises for surgically repaired back

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Tony Romo paused to add up how long it would take to coddle his surgically repaired back on the first day of training camp. The final tally for the 34-year-old Dallas Cowboys quarterback was about four hours. Romo isn’t worried about …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Tour de France ARGELES-GAZOST, France (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days. On the last big climb …

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  • Sederberg places third nationally, points mountain bike at Norway

    After a third-place finish in the USA Cycling Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Championships in Macungie, Pennsylvania, a local man is pointing his front wheel toward Norway. Dr. Rick Sederberg, who has one national championship on his résumé, finished third in the Men’s Master Division (ages …

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  • Isle of Capri points racing returns to local speedway

    LOCUST GROVE — The Isle of Capri racing series returns to the Batesville Motor Speedway Friday as all five classes battle for points and try to inch their way up the standings. Also on the card will be power wheel racing and bicycle racing for …

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  • Bielema says off-the-field work shows Hogs’ progress

    FAYETTEVILLE — Assessments of the Arkansas Razorbacks’ football prospects, coming off their 3-9 overall and 0-8 in the SEC 2013 season, seem to intersect at these conclusions: One, the Razorbacks may improve significantly in Coach Bret Bielema’s second year. Two, markedly significant improvement still may …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, July 24 – Saturday, July 26, 2014.

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  • Cobb outduels Lynn, Rays win 3-0

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis right-hander Lance Lynn was at the top of his game on Wednesday night. So was Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Cobb and the Rays beat the Cardinals 3-0. Lynn gave up one earned run over six-and-a-third innings and continued a …

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  • NCAA infractions chair responds to allegations

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — The chairman of the NCAA’s infractions committee says a number of factors could be the cause for the lack of activity by the group that prompted Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to call the enforcement program “broken.” Conference USA Commissioner Britton …

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  • National Guard troops entertain Junior, Rahal

    EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal are used to occasional fireworks when drivers get upset at the track. They saw the real thing Wednesday visiting Indiana National Guard troops at Camp Atterbury. They got an up-close look at some of the …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball CHICAGO (AP) — San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was suspended 25 games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday for testing positive for an amphetamine. Maybin said in a statement released by the Major League Baseball Players Association the failed test was the …

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