• 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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  • Local slow-pitch softballers shine at Busch/Pepsi Classic

    SHERWOOD — Locals made their mark on the Busch/Pepsi Classic, the state’s biggest annual adult slow-pitch softball tournament at the Sherwood Sports Complex this past weekend. Former Batesville Lady Pioneer Kandace (Goforth) Hardcastle, her husband Jeff Hardcastle and Southside’s Buddy McBride were inducted into Arkansas …

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  • BHS baseball twin bill called off

    The Batesville Pioneers were scheduled to break a long layoff Monday night, but that baseball doubleheader was called off due to a scheduling conflict, announced Batesville Coach Mark Rush. Over the weekend, the Paragould Glen Sain American Legion baseball team won their first two games …

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  • 3 Razorbacks placed on watch lists

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Three University of Arkansas players have been named to watch lists for college football. Running backs Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams have been named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, which honors the top running back in the country, and …

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  • ASU receiver named to Hourning watch list

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas State receiver J.D. McKissic is one of 47 college football players named to the 2014 Paul Hornung Award watch list. The list was announced Monday by the Louisville Sports Commission. McKissic is the first ASU player to be named to the …

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  • Cowan dismissed

    FAYETTEVILLE — D’Arthur Cowan, a junior wide receiver from Olive Branch, Mississippi, has been dismissed from the University of Arkansas Razorback football team, according to a report in this morning’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Coach Bret Bielema announced the action after Cowan began the summer on suspension …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, July 8 – Saturday, July 12, 2014.

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  • Adams’ homer lifts Cards by Pirates

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — After beating the team he grew up rooting for with his first career game-winning hit, Matt Adams couldn’t resist a celebratory fist pump just a few steps out of the batter’s box. “This is unbelievable,” Adams said after his 2-run home …

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  • Brazil playing for nation, Neymar

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Neymar helped Brazil get this far at the World Cup. Now it’s up to the rest of the team to win for its injured star, Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said Monday. Neymar will miss today’s semifinal against Germany because of …

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  • James, Cavs owner could mend fences

    CLEVELAND (AP) — There was no eye contact, nothing to indicate any reconciliation. The breakup of LeBron James and Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert was beyond bitter. But now, as James considers a return to the team he abandoned 4-years ago with an entire region breathlessly …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball LOS ANGELES (AP) — A neurologist testified that Donald Sterling likely has Alzheimer’s disease as a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale finally got underway. Dr. Meril Sue Platzer testified that she was hired by Sterling’s wife, Shelly Sterling, to …

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