• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Saturday, July 19, 2014.

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  • Compton showing plenty of heart as British Open nears

    HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Erik Compton was chatting outside the clubhouse at Royal Liverpool when Ernie Els strolled up with some disappointing news. Turns out, the Big Easy won’t be able to play a practice round with Compton today. Not to worry. Els made other …

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  • Cespedes wins HR derby again

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format. The Oakland Athletics outfielder simply trusted his own strength. Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star skills contest in 15 …

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  • Age scrutinized after NASCAR crash

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It’s been almost two decades since Morgan Shepherd last ran a full Sprint Cup season, and his last national series victory was in 1993. He can still probably wheel a race car better than you and most of your friends. That …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seattle’s Felix Hernandez will start tonight’s All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League. Hernandez, the first Venezuela pitcher to start for the All-Stars, is 11-2 with a …

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  • Racers splash, dash and trail run on hot Saturday

    They got a cool start at the Bad Boy Splash and Dash for Literacy on a hot Saturday morning. The annual fundraiser for the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project started with a swimming race in the Lyon College pool before moving outside for a foot race …

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  • Colt Hobby Stocks 1-2 provide dirt track battle

    LOCUST GROVE — Colt Hobby Stocks provided battles between the top two Isle of Capri points racing here Friday night at the Batesville Motor Speedway. Jeremy Tharp got the best of the current leader, Terry Brooks, winning the heat race and the feature. Brooks finished …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Saturday, July 19, 2014.

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  • United Germany finally stands again atop soccer

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — United they stand, right at the top of the soccer world. And right on South American soil. Germany won its fourth World Cup title on Sunday, but its first since a country torn apart by political divisions at the end …

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  • Trout’s play sparkles entering All-Star break

    Mike Trout entered the All-Star break in style. The Los Angeles outfielder totaled eight hits and nine runs batted in as the surging Angels swept a 4-game series at Texas. Trout is now hitting .310 with 22 home runs, 73 RBI and 10 steals, and …

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  • 4 pitchers added to All-Star roster

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — San Francisco’s Tim Hudson, Cincinnati’s Alfredo Simon, San Diego’s Huston Street and Washington’s Tyler Clippard have been added to the roster for Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Target Field as the National League changed about one-third of its pitching staff. They replace a …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Auto racing LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish, following up Saturday’s Nationwide Series victory with his first Sprint Cup win at New Hampshire, dominating in the No. 2 …

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