• Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pat Riley made his pitch. And now, LeBron James wants time to think. The Miami Heat president met with the four-time NBA MVP in Las Vegas, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. James, his agent …

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  • Pioneers finish with road win, loss

    LAKE CITY — The Batesville Pioneers’ summer league baseball season ended the way it began, splitting a doubleheader with the Riverside Rebels on Thursday night. The Pioneers won the first 5-inning contest 5-2. The Rebels took the nightcap 3-2. The Pioneers won the opener in …

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  • Special Olympians to be recognized Thursday night

    Fans, friends and family will get a chance to meet and congratulate the Special Olympians who recently competed in the U.S.A. Games in New Jersey when Beef ‘O’ Brady’s hosts the athletes for a fundraiser Thursday. The seven area athletes who competed in New Jersey, …

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  • Splash, dash set for Saturday

    The first Bad Boy Splash and Dash is set for Saturday morning at Lyon College, and one of its organizers asked for a reminder about the event’s biggest change. The fundraiser for Ozark Foothills Literacy Project is now a 2-sport race (swim and run) for …

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  • Razorback, Red Wolf tight ends included on Mackey watch list

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Tight ends at the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State have been named to the preseason watch list for the John Mackey Award. Arkansas sophomore Hunter Henry was named to the watch list Tuesday, as was junior Darion Griswold of Arkansas State. …

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  • Weevils named preseason All-Americans

    MONTICELLO (AP) — University of Arkansas at Monticello football players Jamie McGee and Mike Early have been named to the USA College Football Preseason All-America team. McGee will be a sophomore kicker who was named first-team All-Conference and second-team All-Region last season. Early is a …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 11 – Saturday, July 12, 2014.

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  • Wong’s HR lifts Cardinals over Pirates

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kolten Wong was sitting on a fastball, hoping for extra bases to get something going in the ninth inning. The rookie downplayed his power after giving the St. Louis Cardinals their second straight game-winning, ninth-inning home run on a 2-out, full-count …

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  • Brazil’s World Cup dreams shattered

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — It was a humiliating home defeat of record proportions that no Brazilian could have seen coming. With its defense collapsing early and nobody able to spark the attack, Brazil conceded four goals in a 7-minute span, trailed 5-0 at half …

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  • Cardinals’ Garcia slated for surgery to relieve nerve issues

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia will undergo thoracic outlet surgery Friday to relieve nerve issues in his pitching arm, shoulder and hand. Garcia and doctors believe the injury has dogged him for several years. Garcia referred to the procedure, which involved the …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball LAS VEGAS — In another summer of NBA Free Agent Frenziness, if LeBron James knows where he will be playing next season, he still isn’t saying. Asked by The Associated Press how free agency was going when his afternoon meeting agenda was apparently …

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  • First Turnbow Trail 5K set for Saturday will benefit Cave City cross country team

    CAVE CITY — The first ever Turnbow Trail 5K is slated for Saturday at Cave City High School, according to Cave City basketball Coach Jimmy Hodges. The event is named in honor of Ed Turnbow, who designed the nature trail. The event is a “cross-country …

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