• Sharapova, Djokovic move on up in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — This is what Maria Sharapova does. She digs herself a big hole in a match, then figures a way out, no matter what it takes. She hits shots left-handed. Takes her time between points. Pumps her fists and screams “Come on!” after …

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  • Gay to return July 3

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former world champion Tyson Gay says he will return from his one-year ban for doping on July 3 at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne. Gay’s one-year suspension for testing positive for an anabolic steroid expires on June 23. The former …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College football COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Linebacker Darian Claiborne and defensive lineman Isaiah Golden have been dismissed from the Texas A&M football team. The dismissal comes after both players were arrested on drug charges in the last few months. Coach Kevin Sumlin says: “These …

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  • State champs, 4-, 3-time selections highlight area all-state softball list

    Six Guard circulation-area high school softball players were recently named to Arkansas Activities Association all-state teams, and Izard County senior Molly Taylor received the honor for the fourth time and Southside junior Alexus Lawellin a third time. Midland sophomore Whitney Reeves won the award for …

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  • BHS softball players Hambrick, Qualls get all-state honors

    A proven senior and a talented freshman for the Batesville Lady Pioneers softball team were selected to the Arkansas Activities Association’s Class 5A All-State team, according to a news release from the AAA. Haley Hambrick, a 4-time All-5A East District selection and a signee for …

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  • Pioneers season opener rained out

    Opening day for the Batesville High summer baseball season, a home doubleheader with the Mountain Home Bombers, was washed out Monday afternoon when heavy rain hit the North Complex. Batesville Coach Mark Rush said he is looking into rescheduling the games, but nothing has been …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, June 5 – Friday, June 6, 2014.

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  • California Chrome’s story may never repeat

    AURORA, Colo. — A message to horse lovers and dreamers out there: This will not happen to you. Well, almost certainly not. For all the buzz California Chrome’s feel-good run at the Triple Crown is generating for horse racing, his too-good-to-be-true story has virtually no …

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  • Basketball Briefs

    NEW YORK (AP) — The woman Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was talking to when he made racist remarks says she was assaulted by two men outside a New York City hotel. Police say V. Stiviano spoke to detectives and told them the assault …

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  • Concord Lady Pirate Harlan selected to play for East All-Star softball team

    Rosters for springtime sports included in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Games have been announced, and Concord softball player Sydney Harlan is the only Guard circulation-area high school representative. Harlan, a shortstop-pitcher, posted a .410 batting average and stole 21 bases to help …

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  • Tournament namesake smiling at golf scores

    At least a couple of the happenings Sunday at The Course at Eagle Mountain would have made Red Bell smile. “I think dad was smiling that I was on the winning team,” David Bell said. “I think he was smiling more about George’s hole-in-one. They …

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  • Lyon College golfer named to list of top scholar athletes

    MOBILE, Ala. — Lyon College junior Bobie Jo Cooper is one of 118 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes women’s golf student-athletes to be named a 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, according to the NAIA national office. In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or …

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