• Dark day in San Diego: Gwynn dies at 54

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two certainties about Tony Gwynn: He could hit a baseball like few other major league baseball players and he was going to laugh. The Hall of Famer with the sweet left-handed swing died Monday of oral cancer, a disease he attributed …

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  • Kaymer dominates U.S. Open

    PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — They could’ve given Martin Kaymer the trophy before the weekend the way he ripped through Pinehurst No. 2 like he was playing the local muni. Certainly, they could’ve had the ceremony on Saturday, after he shook off five bogeys to maintain …

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  • Spurs thrash Heat, return to top in NBA

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tim Duncan and Tony Parker won titles in their second seasons. Manu Ginobili was a champion as an NBA rookie. Success came so quickly and frequently for the Big Three, but San Antonio couldn’t keep it up after winning its last …

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  • Cavaliers nip Rebs with 9th-inning double

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — With one swing of the bat, Mike Papi delivered a victory for Virginia in its College World Series opener and kept a sensational pitching performance from potentially going to waste. Papi’s run-scoring double into right-center with two out in the bottom …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, June 16 – Saturday, June 21, 2014.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Track and field EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Arkansas State University’s Sharika Nelvis won the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday in a time of 12.52 seconds, the fastest time in the world this season. Nelvis, a senior, also won the …

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  • Six Batesville High grads playing semi-pro football

    A new semi-pro football team in Arkansas includes six Batesville High School graduates, according to team’s General Manager Richard Griffith. Playing for the Arkansas Gators are Tim Hughes, James Neal, Daniel Neal, Robert Smith, Terrance Robinson and Robert Pastrana. All but Pastrana are former Pioneer …

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  • Trailblazer event winners recognized

    In addition to recognizing punt, pass and kick champions and top campers, event winners were recognized Thursday at the end of the Pioneer Trailblazers Camp for seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders. Trey Ford won the fastest 40-yard dash with a time of 4.88 seconds, the highest …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 13 – Saturday, June 14, 2014.

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  • Players champ takes lead at Open with 5-under 65

    PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Now that he’s learned how to win again, Martin Kaymer wants more. Another major title would do nicely. The 29-year-old German rode the confidence from his victory at The Players Championship last month to a stellar performance in the opening round …

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  • Eight teams travel to Omaha to battle in CWS

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Here are capsules of the eight teams competing in the College World Series, which starts Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park (capsules are in order of opening games and coaches’ records are through super regionals): UC Irvine (40-23) Coach: Mike Gillespie (273-142, …

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  • Spurs blitz Heat again, win 107-86

    MIAMI (AP) — Gregg Popovich called Game 3 of the NBA Finals an anomaly. He couldn’t use the same word to describe Game 4. It was repeat show of dominance, one that put the San Antonio Spurs one win away from ending the Miami Heat’s …

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