• UofA coaches, fans drawn to No. 2 quarterback battle

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — One of the most heated, and perhaps most crucial, position battles so far in the University of Arkansas Razorback football preseason hasn’t even been for a starting spot. Rather, it’s the competition between quarterbacks Austin Allen and Rafe Peavey for the backup …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, August 14 – Sunday, August 17, 2014.

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  • Woods pulls out of U.S. Ryder Cup

    Tiger Woods removed himself from consideration for the Ryder Cup team Wednesday evening with a clear message that he is not healthy enough to play. One day after U.S. captain Tom Watson said he trusted Woods to give him the “straight skinny” on the condition …

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  • MLB to select new commish

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Bud Selig’s successor as baseball commissioner will face a series of tests, perhaps none more difficult than whether he can keep his owners from the type of divisive public spats that fractured the sport’s leadership for much of the 1970s and ‘80s. …

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  • Cards avoid sweep, defeat Marlins 5-2

    MIAMI (AP) — R&B blared in the St. Louis Cardinals’ postgame clubhouse, making conversation difficult, and Justin Masterson reached over to the stereo and turned down the volume so he could talk about his latest outing. Masterson did it all Wednesday— pitching, hitting and monitoring …

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  • Funeral for driver Kevin Ward Jr. set for today

    TURIN, N.Y. (AP) — Kevin Ward Jr.’s father and fellow racers want him remembered as a talented and aggressive driver who had a bright future in the sport rather than as a victim in an accident involving NASCAR champion Tony Stewart. The accident sparked controversy …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball SAN DIEGO (AP) — Colorado Rockies All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will have surgery on his left hip Friday in Vail, Colorado, and miss the rest of the season. Tulowitzki, whose .340 batting average remains tops in the big leagues, has a torn labrum …

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  • Big turnout expected for 22nd Topless 100

    LOCUST GROVE – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make its only appearance of the season Thursday at the Batesville Motor Speedway as drivers converge on Locust Grove for the 22nd running of the Topless 100 and a chance at the $40,000 grand …

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  • Free Kiwanis Fishing Derby at Row Lake set for Aug. 30

    The Kiwanis Kids Fishing Derby is set for Aug. 30, 7-10 a.m. at Row Lake in Fitzhugh Park, and Kiwanis Club members are looking for ways to bring more fish to little hands at the free event. “Last year’s free Kiwanis Kids Fishing Derby was …

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  • Highland golfers sweep in Cherokee Village

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Highland swept the top spots in a high school golf match here Tuesday on the Cherokee Village South Course. The Rebels defeated the Izard County Cougars by 41 strokes (128-169) as Preston Wiles won medalist honors with a 41. Highland was the …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, August 14 – Friday, August 15, 2014.

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  • Ballmer takes ownership of Clippers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Ballmer finally has an NBA outlet for his rah-rah displays of emotion as the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The former Microsoft CEO’s record $2 billion purchase of the team was confirmed by a Los Angeles judge on …

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