• At retooled Belmont, stars align for Triple Crown

    NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Panza celebrated California Chrome’s charge to Preakness Stakes victory three weeks ago like most fans at the packed Pimlico Race Course — bumping fists, slapping hands and thinking ahead to Saturday and the possibility of the first Triple Crown winner …

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  • Basketball Briefs

    Pro basketball MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves’ best days came with Flip Saunders on the sideline. Now that the organization is shrouded in uncertainty surrounding the long-term future of star forward Kevin Love, Saunders is returning to the bench to try revive a franchise that …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Tennis PARIS (AP) — Might be easier said than done. Still, Maria Sharapova offered a tidy aphorism to sum up the formula that’s carried her to a third consecutive French Open final. “It’s not how you finish a first set,” Sharapova said, “it’s how you …

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  • Golf results announced for benefit tournament

    The team of Tommy Ford-Brandon Ward-Jed Porter-Jeff Tosh recently won a charity 4-man scramble golf tournament at The Course at Eagle Mountain. The annual event, which is hosted by First Community Bank and the course, raised $21,672 for the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch. “As a …

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  • Race benefitting seniors scheduled for June 21, looking for sponsors

    The Sprint for Seniors 5K is set for June 21 and the White River Area Agency on Aging is requesting sponsorships for their event. The non-profit organization is dedicated to improving and enhancing the quality of life for seniors and disabled adults, according to a …

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  • BHS Pioneer Baseball Camp of Champs set for June 16-18

    The Pioneer Baseball Camp of Champs is set for June 16-18, announced Batesville High School Coach Mark Rush. The morning camp (8:30-noon) is for boys ages 6-16 and will be conducted at the North Complex. The registration fees are $50 per camper or $90 for …

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  • White River trout fishing tourney set for Saturday

    GUION — The annual Wilson Creek Sportsman Club Trout Tournament is set for Saturday, 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., out of Wild Haws Landing, according to a news release. The entry fees are $25 per person and an additional $5 for the biggest rainbow trout …

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  • Points racing slated again; rain in forecast for BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — The Isle of Capri Points Series is slated to run Friday for all classes at the Batesville Motor Speedway, but once again rain is in the forecast. The racing series has been rained out two straight weeks, and a 60 percent chance …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, June 5 – Saturday, June 7, 2014.

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  • Van Horn pleased with progress of Hogs, now awaits Major League draft results

    FAYETTEVILLE — In the immediate  college baseball postseason, Arkansas  Razorbacks Coach Dave Van Horn usually talks least to those who served him best. “A lot of kids who are draft eligible, we just kind of thank them for their work and wish them the best …

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  • Cards bounce back with 11-inning win in KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Matt Carpenter recorded a career-high five hits for St. Louis on Wednesday night, and the last one was arguably the most important. Carpenter delivered a go-ahead double in the 11th inning, and the Cardinals added two more runs on a …

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  • Little League celebrates 75 years

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Dick Hauser was an accidental Little Leaguer. Sitting on the front porch of his Williamsport home 75 years ago, the 12-year-old was approached by a man who asked, “Can you play ball?” His name was Carl Stotz, and he was starting …

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