• Unexpected runner from Memphis wins Classic crown, monied record

    A course record was set Saturday morning at the White River 4-Mile Classic, but the source was unexpected. Jordan Hamric, a former NCAA Division I All-American from West Virginia University and a current student at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, bettered Leah Thorvilson’s record, …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, August 5 – Friday, August 8, 2014.

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  • Earnhardt Jr. sweeps at Pocono Raceway

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras. Earnhardt now holds the No. 1 seed in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. The legion of Junior Nation fans roared when Earnhardt …

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  • Cardinals rally, Lackey wins in St. Louis debut

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — John Lackey was as advertised, and the St. Louis Cardinals rewarded their new pitcher with a late rally. “It worked out good; got a win,” Lackey said after the Cardinals rallied for three runs in the seventh inning to beat the …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf AKRON, Ohio (AP) — From links of Britain to the parkland of America, Rory McIlroy is on top of the world again. In his first start since a wire-to-wire win at the British Open, McIlroy wiped out a 3-shot deficit in only three holes …

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  • Record holders eyeing White River 4-Mile Classic

    The 36th running of the White River Roadrunners 4-Mile Classic will not produce a defending champion, but it might see the return of a champion or champions, one or two race records, or all four. Jeremy Inman and Tia Stone, the 2013 champs, will not …

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  • QB questions abound as SEC teams enter preseason camps

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps around the league. Big names, not so much. Division favorites Alabama and South Carolina will be banking on new starters. Ditto for Texas A&M, Georgia and defending East …

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  • Martin back in fold with Roush Racing

    Mark Martin announced Thursday that he will begin work immediately as a driver development coach for Roush Fenway Racing, according to a report this morning in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Martin began racing stock cars for Jack Roush in 1988 and by the time they parted …

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  • Cardinals avoid sweep in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Shelby Miller and three relievers combined on a 3-hitter, Oscar Taveras hit a 2-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals thumped the San Diego Padres 6-2 and avoided a 3-game series sweep. The Cardinals acquired right-hander John Lackey from Boston just …

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  • Close races trigger dizzying flurry of baseball trades

    Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera after being treated to a most curious sight Thursday. In the seventh inning of a …

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  • Football Briefs

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called “the biggest mistake of his life.” His arrest for domestic violence against his then-fiancee last February is something Rice figures will …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 1 – Saturday, August 2, 2014.

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