• Sports Briefs

    Wimbledon LONDON (AP) — Five-time champion Venus Williams overcame a slow start to beat Japan’s Kurumi Nara 7-6 (4), 6-1 today to reach the third round of a major for only the second time in her last 10 Grand Slam tournaments. The 30th-seeded American won …

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  • Hambrick joins Harlan for All-Star softball tonight

    Haley Hambrick didn’t hesitate when she got the call to play in Conway. The call came Monday at mid-morning. Actually, two calls, informing her that one of the original selections for the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Games was sick and unable to attend, …

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  • Torpedoes swim to title in meet at Lyon College

    Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes won 21 events, three high-point awards and a team title Saturday at the Lyon College pool. Led by Joseph Wells and Trey Moody, the Torpedo boys racked up 219 points to win the 4-team event. The Pocahontas Aquatic Club …

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  • Tri-County Stars win 11 in row, district title

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Tri-County 10-year-old All Stars won a Cal Ripken District 3 Tournament championship Sunday with an 11-1 victory over the Mountain Home All-Stars. In pool play Saturday, Tri-County defeated Batesville 9-3 and Mountain Home 13-3. Tri-County has won three straight tournaments and …

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  • ’Hounds edge Pioneers with 4-run sixth inning

    NEWPORT — The Newport Greyhounds did all their scoring in the sixth inning Monday night and posted a 4-2 victory over the Batesville Pioneers in summer league high school baseball. Gunner Ballard pitched the win, striking out seven and scattering seven hits. For Batesville, Riley …

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  • Clint Everett, Rusty Campbell win Cougar Open

    HORSESHOE BEND — The team of Clint Everett and Rusty Campbell won the championship flight of the Cougar Open 2-person Scramble Saturday at the Course on Turkey Mountain, shooting a 14-under-par 59 for the victory. Jeremy Burns and Preston King shot a 61 to finish …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, June 24 – Sunday, June 29, 2014.

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  • Campbell star keeps shining in CWS

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It’s hard to believe Tyler Campbell came into the College World Series with two hits all season. He’s got five in Omaha so far, none bigger than his bases-loaded double that highlighted Vanderbilt’s nine-run third inning in a 9-8 win over …

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  • 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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