• Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte. The controversial shooting guard has agreed to a $27 million, 3-year deal with the Hornets, according to a person familiar with the contract. The deal includes a team option for the …

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  • Tri-County team wins state title

    Tri-County’s 7-year-old All-Star baseball team won a Cal Ripken State Tournament title in Siloam Springs last weekend. The team consists of players from Melbourne, Izard County, Norfork and Viola. In bracket play, Tri County defeated Fayetteville 4-3 in 7 innings, Jonesboro 15-8 and Madison County …

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  • Melon Dash set for Aug. 9

    CAVE CITY — The Bethany Project is scheduled to host its second annual Melon Dash 5K Walk/Run on Aug. 9. The race is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at Cave City Middle School. The $20 registration fee covers the participant’s race entry and includes …

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  • Area cyclist set to tackle hills of Crowley’s Ridge

    An area cyclist will test his endurance Saturday in the Ride the Ridge 100 at Wynne as he ventures on a 100-mile trek through the rolling hills of Crowley’s Ridge. Batesville’s David Guth, a long-time rider has enjoyed cycling since his youth and recently competed …

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  • Another Californian signs with Lyon

    The Lyon College softball team added its second transfer from California in as many weeks when Yumiko Hiroto signed a letter of intent, according to Lyon Coach Elliott Sampley. Hiroto, who will be a junior in the upcoming 2014-15 school year, graduated from San Dimas …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Saturday, July 19, 2014.

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  • Jeter, Trout hit AL All-Stars by NL All-Stars for 5-3 win

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — On a sparkling summer night in the Upper Midwest, baseball generations joined up and prepared to pass. Derek Jeter, the 40-year-old face of baseball, bid farewell to the All-Star game at the same time 22-year-old Mike Trout became the second-youngest player to …

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  • Iron play key for victory at British Open

    HOYLAKE, England (AP) — When Tom Watson remembers his favorite shots from the British Open — and, given he’s a 5-time champion, there are plenty — one stands above all the others. That 2-iron on the 72nd hole at Birkdale, locking up the last of …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year’s All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball. The career hits leader was allowed to participate in baseball’s All-Century team ceremony at Atlanta’s Turner Field during the …

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  • Citizens Bank Bad Boys finish second in state

    The Citizens Bank Bad Boys 8-year-old baseball team recently finished second in the North Arkansas State Cal Ripken Tournament in Siloam Springs. In pool play, the Bad Boys defeated Madison County 12-5 and Siloam Springs by the same score. In bracket play, the Bad Boys …

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  • California transfer signs with Lyon softball

    Elliott Sampley recently announced his first signee since being hired as Lyon College’s head softball coach last month. Stephanie Bagwell, a collegiate all-conference transfer from California, should strengthen the Scots’ infield in 2015. Bagwell, a 5-6 middle infielder, played in 40 games this past spring …

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  • Townsley, Laman collect Turnbough 5K crowns

    CAVE CITY — Kendall Townsley, who will be an eighth-grader at Cave City Junior High this fall, and Lori Laman, another Cave City resident, won the overall titles and finished 1-2 in the Turnbough Trail 5K Saturday. The 13-year-old Townsley finished the 5-kilometer cross country …

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