• Hall of Fame celebrates 75th anniversary

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — All that was missing was the Bambino — and the sun. On a rainy, late-spring day that forced the festivities inside, the Baseball Hall of Fame celebrated its diamond anniversary on Thursday with more than 300 people gathered in the museum’s …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Soccer SAO PAULO (AP) — Neymar gave Brazil a winning start to its home World Cup, scoring twice to lead the host nation to an unconvincing 3-1 victory over Croatia in the opening game. In his 50th match with Brazil, the 22-year-old forward scored a …

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  • Pioneer baseball coach resigns after 10 seasons for administrative job

    It’s not quite over yet for Mark Rush, but the veteran high school baseball coach could feel the loss this morning as he talked about his decision to give up what’s been a big part of his life for a long time. “Now, I’m getting …

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  • Pioneers win, lose in summer opener

    POCAHONTAS — The Batesville Pioneers finally got their summer league high school baseball season going Wednesday night, and their results were mixed. Against the Pocahontas Redskins, in games that were rescheduled from Tuesday, the Redskins slipped by the Pioneers for a 9-8 win in the …

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  • Youth fishing derby set for Saturday

    The Batesville Optimist Club and Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs organization will host their ninth annual children’s fishing derby Saturday at FutureFuel Park (formerly Eastman Park) in Batesville for children ages 3 to 14, according to a news release. The event is free. Registration …

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  • Camp contest winners recognized

    Along with Pioneer Award winners, contest winners were recognized last week at the end of the Batesville High School’s Stars of Tomorrow Basketball Camp. Identified, in order, by grade divisions fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh, the individual contest winners were: Obstacle course — Abby Hurley, …

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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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  • TCU back in CWS after big changes

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Boomer White remembers some uneasy feelings after the Horned Frogs lost their first two Big 12 Conference series. They were 15-12 at the end of March. Their season that started with such big expectations was instead looking like their Big …

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  • McIlroy gets tips from old master

    PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — The one thing Rory McIlroy won’t lack heading into this U.S. Open is advice. In the few weeks since his breakup with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, only some of it has been worth much. Gary Player told him to lay low. Jack …

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  • 5 things to know about Game 4 finals

    MIAMI (AP) — The Spurs are old. Tim Duncan is 38, Manu Ginobili is 36, Tony Parker is the youngster in San Antonio’s star trio at 32. Though it’s still their team, soon it will belong to Kawhi Leonard, who was six-years-old when Duncan played …

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  • U.S. Open gets started at new-look Pinehurst

    PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Berger hit the opening tee shot in the U.S. Open that illustrated the difference of Pinehurst No. 2. He hit an iron just short of the sandy area filled with native plants — or weeds — and clumps of wiregrass …

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  • Duncan enjoys journey

    MIAMI (AP) — Tim Duncan offered a rare acknowledgement: He’s thinking about the end of his career. No, the San Antonio star didn’t announce retirement plans during an off day at the NBA Finals on Wednesday. But a player who has almost always declined the …

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