• Hill breaks Manziel mark as A&M whips S. Carolina

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel’s single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas A&M beat No. 9 South Carolina 52-28 on Thursday night, ending the Gamecocks’ 18-game home win streak. Hill’s performance in his first career start proved there …

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  • Second suspect charged in shooting deaths at SAU

    MAGNOLIA (AP) — Authorities have charged a second suspect in the fatal shooting of a Southern Arkansas University football player and a former student. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year-old Timothy Johnson of Camden was charged Thursday with a terroristic act. The same charge …

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  • Fundraiser set for slain soccer referee

    PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — A fundraiser is planned for the family of a Detroit-area referee who died after being punched by a player during a recreational soccer game this summer. The event honoring John Bieniewicz is Saturday at Compuware Arena in Plymouth, where the Plymouth …

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  • NFL toughens stand against domestic violence

    NEW YORK (AP) — Acknowledging he “didn’t get it right” with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year …

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  • Williams rolls as four seeded women fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open. And, yes, even a 17-time major champion …

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  • Stewart to return from seclusion today

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will return to a NASCAR track today. His return to racing from a 3-week hiatus isn’t so simple. Stewart will emerge from seclusion today at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time since his car struck and killed a …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon can’t run a deep pass route into Canada and play. The Cleveland Browns’ suspended star wide receiver wanted to play in the Canadian Football League during his indefinite suspension, but CFL rules prohibit him from doing so. Gordon, …

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  • Cedar Ridge, Southside, Batesville to round up preseason scrimmages

    Tonight and Friday, the final preseason football scrimmages involving circulation-area schools are scheduled. And then the real deal will begin next Thursday night. On tap tonight in Newark, Cedar Ridge’s junior and senior high teams will host their counterparts from Salem and Palestine-Wheatley. The junior …

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  • Racing action returns to Locust Grove Friday with Isle of Capri points battles

    LOCUST GROVE — After a 2-week break, the Isle of Capri points series is slated to resume Friday at the Batesville Motor Speedway as all five classes battle for the top spots with only two more nights of points races remaining. Aaron Carr has an …

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  • Sign-up for fall swim program set for today, Sept. 4 at Lyon pool

    Tonight and Sept. 4, from 4:30-6:30, new and returning swimmers for the Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes can register for the fall program at the Lyon College pool, according to a news release. The cost is $100 for one child and $75 each for …

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  • Greenbrier boys wins 4-team match at Tannenbaum Golf Club in Drasco

    DRASCO — The Greenbrier Panthers won and the Batesville Pioneers finished last in a 4-team high school golf match at Tannenbaum Golf Club on Tuesday. Led by Brandon Webb’s 9-hole score of 36, the Panthers won with a 167. The Morrilton Devil Dogs finished six …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding areas for Thursday, August 28 – Saturday, August 30, 2014.

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