• Cards avoid sweep, defeat Marlins 5-2

    MIAMI (AP) — R&B blared in the St. Louis Cardinals’ postgame clubhouse, making conversation difficult, and Justin Masterson reached over to the stereo and turned down the volume so he could talk about his latest outing. Masterson did it all Wednesday— pitching, hitting and monitoring …

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  • Funeral for driver Kevin Ward Jr. set for today

    TURIN, N.Y. (AP) — Kevin Ward Jr.’s father and fellow racers want him remembered as a talented and aggressive driver who had a bright future in the sport rather than as a victim in an accident involving NASCAR champion Tony Stewart. The accident sparked controversy …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball SAN DIEGO (AP) — Colorado Rockies All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will have surgery on his left hip Friday in Vail, Colorado, and miss the rest of the season. Tulowitzki, whose .340 batting average remains tops in the big leagues, has a torn labrum …

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  • Big turnout expected for 22nd Topless 100

    LOCUST GROVE – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make its only appearance of the season Thursday at the Batesville Motor Speedway as drivers converge on Locust Grove for the 22nd running of the Topless 100 and a chance at the $40,000 grand …

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  • Free Kiwanis Fishing Derby at Row Lake set for Aug. 30

    The Kiwanis Kids Fishing Derby is set for Aug. 30, 7-10 a.m. at Row Lake in Fitzhugh Park, and Kiwanis Club members are looking for ways to bring more fish to little hands at the free event. “Last year’s free Kiwanis Kids Fishing Derby was …

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  • Highland golfers sweep in Cherokee Village

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Highland swept the top spots in a high school golf match here Tuesday on the Cherokee Village South Course. The Rebels defeated the Izard County Cougars by 41 strokes (128-169) as Preston Wiles won medalist honors with a 41. Highland was the …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, August 14 – Friday, August 15, 2014.

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  • Ballmer takes ownership of Clippers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Ballmer finally has an NBA outlet for his rah-rah displays of emotion as the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The former Microsoft CEO’s record $2 billion purchase of the team was confirmed by a Los Angeles judge on …

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  • Stewart still not clear of charges experts say

    Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the 3-time NASCAR champion didn’t mean to kill Ward, hurt him or even scare him. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero, who announced on Tuesday that the …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball PHOENIX — (AP) The NBA has suspended Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker for three games following his guilty plea to “super extreme” driving while intoxicated. The suspension will be served at the beginning of the coming season. Tucker was sentenced to three days …

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  • Batesville 14-year-old adds to USA swim gold medals

    Seth Bailey recently followed up a state swimming championship with a gold-medal performance in the USA Central Zone 14-and-under Long Course Championships in Oklahoma City. The ninth-grader at Batesville Junior High also helped the Arkansas team to a best-ever fifth-place overall (girls and boys scoring) …

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  • Lyon nets two volleyball recruits late

    The Lyon College volleyball team has added two late signees just prior to the team reported to training camp, announced Scot Coach Ray Green. Lyon inked Porterville, California, player Kayla Holloway, who set a Harmony Magnet Academy school record with 302 kills last fall. The …

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