• Louisiana crew targets 4th WR canoe race title in row

    Bogalusa’s Crew 313 arrived in Arkansas this weekend with a contingent of their supporters to check out the sites and get a jump on their competition, hoping to win their fourth straight National Invitational White River Canoe Race. The Boy Scout and Venturers group from …

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  • Two Torpedoes go unbeaten in meet at Mountain Home

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Trey Moody and Joseph Wells went unbeaten Saturday, as each Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedo won all four events they competed in at a swim meet at Cooper Park. Competing in the male 9- to 10-year-old division, Moody won the 50-meter …

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  • Free Traveler tickets available

    One thousand free general admission tickets to Sunday’s “Batesville Community Night” at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock are available at all Citizens Bank locations, bank officials announced. The Arkansas Travelers-Tulsa Drillers minor league baseball game is set for 6:10 p.m. “Tickets went quickly for …

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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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  • McIlroy eyes green jacket after Open win

    HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy clutched the treasured piece of silverware, his reward for winning golf’s oldest major championship. Now he’s got his eyes on a new jacket. Something in green, preferably. With a grind-it-out performance on the final day of the British Open, …

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  • Ruffalo brings energy to NASCAR crowd

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Mark Ruffalo had a big smile on his face as he signed ticket stubs and posed for pictures at Chicagoland Speedway. A steady stream of fans approached the actor from all angles, but he made it look as if it was …

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  • Cardinals blow sweep, lose 4-3 to Dodgers

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals missed a chance at a 3-game sweep over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The consolation prize was refusing to let Clayton Kershaw beat them at home. “I think we hung in there against one of the best pitchers …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Mark Rypien beat out Jeremy Roenick and Annika Sorenstam to win the weather-delayed American Century Celebrity Golf Championship on Sunday. Rypien took the title for the first time since winning the inaugural event in 1990. Lightning storms delayed play for …

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  • Local dentist to throw out first pitch for Cardinals

    Dr. Bill Beller, a longtime leader in Batesville’s youth baseball program, will get to be a kid again Saturday afternoon. That’s when the 72-year-old Batesville dentist is scheduled to throw the ceremonial first pitch before the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers play in …

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  • Obscure South African, Woods among contenders behind McIlroy; Mickelson stays alive at Hoylake

    HOYLAKE, England (AP) — George Coetzee wasn’t planning much of a celebration for his 28th birthday. He did give himself a pretty nice gift — a 3-under-par 69 at the British Open. The obscure South African, who this year claimed his first career win on …

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  • Tides’ motivation changes; media opinion remains same

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Alabama receiver Amari Cooper has been through offseasons filled with talk of repeat national championships, and now he’s endured one that began with sour memories not celebratory confetti showers. Cooper has no doubt which is more motivating. “The losses,” he said …

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  • MLB returns after All-Star party

    Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League’s 5-3 victory. Baseball’s All-Star party in the Twin Cities was a long series of smiles for players and …

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