• Kershaw shines again, but scoreless streak stopped

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw’s scoreless streak ended at 41 innings when he gave up a home run to Chase Headley, but the Los Angeles ace pitched a 3-hitter with 11 strikeouts to lead the Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Thursday …

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  • ‘Advantages’ go to Germans in World Cup final

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine, on the world’s biggest stage. When Lionel Messi’s Argentina takes on Germany in Sunday’s World Cup final, it looks at first glance like a meeting between brilliant …

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  • TV networks say 12 million in U.S. watched World Cup semifinals

    NEW YORK (AP) — The World Cup semifinals each were seen by an average of more than 12 million viewers in the United States on ESPN and Spanish-language Univision. ESPN said Germany’s 7-1 rout over host Brazil on Tuesday averaged 6,643,000 viewers and Argentina’s penalty-kicks …

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  • UCA, BHS graduates added to Lyon football staff

    The Lyon College football program has added two more coaches to its staff this week with the addition of former University of Central Arkansas standout linebacker Justin Heard and former Batesville High School football product Andy Rogers, announced Scot Coach Kirk Kelley. Heard will be …

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  • Former star wrestler joins coaching staff of new Lyon program

    A 3-time state high school wrestling champion from Texas and a 4-year starter for the NCAA Division I Virginia Tech squad, Erik Spjut has been hired as the assistant coach for the Lyon College men and women’s wrestling programs as Lyon begins its first season …

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  • Arkansas State considers moving 2015 home game with Missouri to St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The University of Missouri football team’s early-season visit to Arkansas State in 2015 could become a much shorter trip to a far friendlier and more familiar stadium. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the St. Louis Sports Commission has asked Arkansas State …

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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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  • Lynn wins 10th, Molina injured

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lance Lynn reached double figures in wins before the All-Star break for the third straight year and the St. Louis Cardinals are charging hard in the National League Central. Still, after they made it three straight over the Pittsburgh Pirates there …

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  • Argentina nips Netherlands as goalie, stingy defenses grab spotlight in semifinal

    SAO PAULO (AP) — The World Cup’s second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show. Argentina goalie Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send …

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  • NCAA chief faces skeptical senators

    WASHINGTON (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports “scholarships for life” and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: “I can’t …

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  • 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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