• Strong locks horns with Texas fans

    DALLAS (AP) — Charlie Strong riled up plenty of Texas fans during a statewide spring tour by saying the Longhorns wouldn’t be in the national championship game. The former Batesville Pioneer and new University of Texas coach toned down his honest assessment in future stops, …

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  • Wainwright flops, Cards fall to Rays

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright felt he owed the St. Louis fans an apology after Tuesday night’s 7-2 loss to Tampa Bay. The Cardinals’ right-hander, fresh off a start for the National League in the All-Star game, completely fell apart in the fifth inning, …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball DENVER (AP) — Major league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday because of a left hip flexor strain. The 29-year-old All-Star shortstop was hurt while running out a grounder at Pittsburgh on …

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  • Two Lyon basketball players earn national academic honor

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lyon College men’s basketball players Filip Gujanicic and James Jones were among the record 895 student-athletes from 335 colleges and universities across the United States recognized Monday when they were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ (NABC) Honors Court, …

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  • UofA linebacker from Heber Springs surprises with Butkus Award mention

    Finally, somebody in the Arkansas Razorback defensive backfield catches something besides flak for his 2013 performance. Braylon Mitchell, a senior outside linebacker and graduate of Heber Springs High School, is a surprising choice on the watch list for the Butkus Award, the award voted in …

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  • Georgia football player arrested

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Police say a University of Georgia football player is facing a charge of aggravated assault, a felony. University of Georgia Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was arrested early this morning after a confrontation at McWhorter Hall on …

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  • Hunter keeps homering; Lee loses in return

    PHOENIX (AP) — Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered, Justin Verlander moved into third place on Detroit’s career strikeout list and the Tigers opened their interleague series in Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks. Miguel Cabrera drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning with …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, July 24 – Friday, July 25, 2014.

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  • Commish wary of future changes

    DALLAS (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now. “You’re going to hate it going forward,” Bowlsby said. “There’s a lot of change coming.” During his opening address at Big …

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  • Stewart riding high after sprint car win

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing. Stewart raced in a sprint car last weekend for the first time since he broke his leg in an …

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  • Clipper CEO to testify today

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires going on in probate court over the proposed sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. Parsons, once known as the “Mr. Fixit” of …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Manziel is No. 2 on Cleveland’s depth chart but No. 1 as the NFL’s top-selling jersey. The league said Monday the rookie quarterback’s No. 2 jersey outsold all others from April 1 to July 17 on NFLShop.com. Manziel is …

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