• 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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  • Nadal, Sharapova fall; Serena withdraws

    LONDON (AP) — Rafael Nadal ran out of comebacks at Wimbledon, losing to a brash, big-serving, between-the-legs-hitting 19-year-old kid who might just be a future star. Maria Sharapova, somehow, seemed on the verge of a turnaround despite a flurry of unforced errors, saving six match …

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  • Sports Briefs

    World Cup SAO PAULO (AP) — Argentina’s theme at this World Cup seems to be scrappy wins with Lionel Messi pulling through at the last minute to save the day. This time he didn’t score on his own, but set the stage for Angel Di …

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  • Campbell named to All-Arkansas team

    Lyon College junior left fielder Joe Campbell was one of 42 collegiate baseball players from 21 campuses throughout the state of Arkansas that were selected recently by Natural State Baseball to the 2014 All-Arkansas Collegiate team. There were 16 first-team members of the squad, with …

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  • Arkansas Bad Boys win AAU tourneys in Texas

    ROUND ROCK, TEXAS — The Arkansas Bad Boys defeated the Austin Blazers in the title game 47-43 in overtime Sunday, to win the National AAU Basketball Tournament of the Americas in Round Rock, Texas. The 10th grade traveling AAU basketball team improved to 28-4. The …

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