• Breakers win 10-and-under ASA title

    PINE BLUFF — The Batesville Breakers won the girls 10-and-under Arkansas Amateur Softball Association State Championship at Pine Bluff recently, defeating the LA Heat 8-2 in the title game. The traveling softball team swept through the tournament undefeated, improving to 36-15 on the season. The …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, July 3 – Saturday, July 5, 2014.

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  • United States not ready to win World Cup

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Turns out Jurgen Klinsmann was right: The United States isn’t ready to win the World Cup. The Americans were eliminated in the round of 16 for the second straight tournament. They’ve been ranked 13th or 14th every month since September, which …

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  • No Wimbledon repeat for Murray, falls to Dimitrov

    LONDON (AP) — The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray’s time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close. Out of sorts from the start of his quarterfinal against up-and-coming Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday, Murray — who in 2013 ended Britain’s …

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  • Wainwright, Cardinals shut down Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants Manager Bruce Bochy got another call overturned by replay, this time in the ninth inning. It was about the only thing that went right for San Francisco’s offense. A night after 2-time NL Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum helped blank …

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  • Pro Football Brief

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints’ Jimmy Graham and the NFL Players Association were dealt a setback when an arbitrator ruled that he can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag designation. NFLPA had filed a grievance arguing that …

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  • Pro Basketball Briefs

    NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets reached an agreement in principle with Lionel Hollins to become their coach, moving quickly after the departure of Jason Kidd. The deal with the former Memphis Grizzlies coach comes two days after the Nets made a trade with Milwaukee …

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  • Points racing, Fireworks show slated for BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — The Isle of Capri points racing series is scheduled for a Thursday night start this week in coordination with Batesville Motor Speedway’s annual Freedom Blast Fireworks Show. All five classes will battle the oval as drivers try to close the gap with …

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  • Torpedoes finish 10th in AAU state meet

    LITTLE ROCK – The Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes recently competed in the Arkansas AAU State Championship Summer Sizzler, finishing 10th overall with a combined team score of 384 in the Junior Olympic qualifying event. Hosted by the Heber Springs Swim Club and the …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 4 – Sunday, July 6, 2014.

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  • Giants shut out Cards, 5-0

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals are in a tough stretch against baseball’s hottest pitchers, and they’re not helping themselves with the few opportunities they’ve had to break out of their funk. The Cardinals couldn’t score after loading the bases with no outs …

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  • Howard’s best not enough for US

    SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Tim Howard kept the ball out of the net with slides, with dives and with leaps. He couldn’t do it forever. With the United States trying to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2002, he saved 12 …

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