• Stewart still not clear of charges experts say

    Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the 3-time NASCAR champion didn’t mean to kill Ward, hurt him or even scare him. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero, who announced on Tuesday that the …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball PHOENIX — (AP) The NBA has suspended Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker for three games following his guilty plea to “super extreme” driving while intoxicated. The suspension will be served at the beginning of the coming season. Tucker was sentenced to three days …

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  • Batesville 14-year-old adds to USA swim gold medals

    Seth Bailey recently followed up a state swimming championship with a gold-medal performance in the USA Central Zone 14-and-under Long Course Championships in Oklahoma City. The ninth-grader at Batesville Junior High also helped the Arkansas team to a best-ever fifth-place overall (girls and boys scoring) …

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  • Lyon nets two volleyball recruits late

    The Lyon College volleyball team has added two late signees just prior to the team reported to training camp, announced Scot Coach Ray Green. Lyon inked Porterville, California, player Kayla Holloway, who set a Harmony Magnet Academy school record with 302 kills last fall. The …

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  • Bielema excited, expecting better Razorback product

    FAYETTEVILLE — Bret Bielema has experienced a new sense of excitement heading into his second season at Arkansas. Simple things — increased intensity during practice and a renewed belief — have been a welcomed reboot for both the Razorbacks coach and an entire program in …

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  • Miami star adds to Cardinals’ woes

    MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs and made a spectacular diving catch in right field to help the Marlins beat the Cardinals. Marlins starter Tom Koehler (8-9) allowed three runs and eight hits in five innings. Steve Cishek escaped the ninth to …

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  • NFL discourages second chances

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Professional football is not a career that encourages sabbaticals. Hundreds of fresh rookies arrive every summer ready to grab a roster spot from any veteran who wanted to take a season off. A handful of players — some who took …

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  • NCAA landmark case headed back to court

    The NCAA wants clarification on two points in a California judge’s ruling in the landmark Ed O’Bannon case. The governing body wrote in a brief to the U.S. District Court on Monday that schools want to know which recruits are covered under the ruling which …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, August 12 – Sunday, August 17, 2014.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Auto racing PORT LEYDEN, N.Y. (AP) — Kevin Ward Jr. died of blunt force trauma when he was hit by a car driven by NASCAR star Tony Stewart. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says the autopsy was completed Monday. The 20-year-old driver was competing in …

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  • Wrong turn figures in Melon Dash title

    CAVE CITY — A couple of local runners won the Bethany Project Melon Dash 5K titles here Saturday, though a transplant from Wisconsin missed crossing the finish line first because he missed a final right turn. With that, Cave City’s Kendall Townsley crossed the finish …

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  • Lyon College to host women’s soccer camp

    Lyon College women’s soccer Coach Ben Parman announced that Lyon will host a Women’s Soccer Elite ID Camp on Aug. 23 for students entering grades 10-12. The camp will take place at Lyon’s J. Marshall Huser Field and consist of training from 10-11:30 a.m., lunch …

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