• Five best playoffs highlighted for PGA

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — If history is any indication, the PGA Championship won’t be decided on the 72nd hole Sunday. Not at Valhalla. Mark Brooks won the 1996 PGA Championship in a sudden-death playoff over Kenny Perry. Far more memorable was Tiger Woods becoming the …

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  • Woods draws much attention in Louisville

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tiger Woods arrived at Valhalla today with far less fanfare, and a lot more attention. The PGA Championship got under way when club pro Brian Norman hit the opening tee shot down the middle. Woods was in the feature group in …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Swimming IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Michael Phelps botched his turn halfway through the 100-meter freestyle and finished next-to-last in a star-studded field at the U.S. national championships. Nathan Adrian led all the way to win in 48.31 seconds Wednesday night, claiming his sixth title in …

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  • T-wolves lead ‘Classic’ after Day 1

    MEBOURNE — The first day of the Cougar Classic at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Course came to an end Tuesday with five Guard-circulation area high school players among the top five in individual scoring, and the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves led a team total. Melbourne’s Dylan Smith …

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  • Nettleton golfers collect three of four top awards at season-opening event

    Nettleton took home most of the hardware from the Citizens Bank Pioneer Invitational Tournament, sweeping the individual medals and taking the team title in the girls division of the season-opening high school golf tournament on The Course at Eagle Mountain. The one that got away …

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  • Bad Boy cagers cap season in top-5 fashion

    The Arkansas Bad Boys 10th- and seventh-grade basketball teams recently posted top-5 finishes in the Primetime National Basketball Championships in Dallas. The older of the locally-based squad placed third in the Challenger Division, and the younger team finished fourth. The seventh-graders went 7-1 in the …

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  • Flowers’ return boosts Razorbacks

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Trey Flowers chose Arkansas when he was in high school because he wanted the chance to win a national championship. The Razorbacks’ defensive end chose to return for his senior season because he wasn’t ready to leave a program that had fallen …

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  • UCA’s Caruthers named preseason All-American

    CONWAY (AP) — University of Central Arkansas offensive lineman Cole Caruthers has been named a preseason first-team All-American in the Football Championship Subdivision. UCA announced Caruthers’ selection by College Sports Madness Tuesday. Caruthers is a senior tackle from Sugar Land, Texas, who was a second-team …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, August 6 – Sunday, August 10, 2014.

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  • Corcoran leaves pro shop behind for chance in PGA Championship

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Golf could do itself a favor this week by fussing less over Tiger Woods and more over Rob Corcoran. Corcoran is a 38-year-old club pro whose story is all too familiar to the 19 other members of his fraternity who earned …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball MIAMI (AP) — The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major league ballplayers and high school athletes. The charges filed Tuesday …

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  • Football Briefs

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have waived former University of Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson and agreed to terms with two players including tight end Chase Coffman. The Titans announced the moves Wednesday before practice. Wilson was signed last December, but the Titans traded …

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