• Dodgers’ Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015. The announcement was made in Korean, Spanish and English by players …

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  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, changes rules

    CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports’ governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn’t go nearly far enough. The deal, filed …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100-miles-per-hour fastballs but has never been drafted. Brandon Poulson was pitching earlier this month for the Healdsburg …

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  • Area players help AAU basketball team to regional tournament championship

    Two circulation area athletes helped an Amateur Athletic Union girls basketball team to a 31-12 record and four tournament titles, including a regional crown during the summer season. The area players are Southside’s Kessie Jenkins and Izard County’s Kennedy Cooper. Both will be sophomores this …

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  • Little known about golf prospects for 2014 Batesville High Teams

    The Batesville High School golf teams are scheduled to open the golf season a week from today, and their coach was hesitant to say much about their prospects when interviewed last week. No wonder. Coach Chad LaRose, who was hired June 16 to direct the …

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  • Arkansas women’s golf team earns top academic honors

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas women’s golf team has been recognized as one of the top academic programs in the country by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association. The Razorbacks were among the top 25 teams in the country with the highest grade point …

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  • Arkansans included in NCAA concussion lawsuit stories

    Ten head-injury lawsuits filed against the NCAA were consolidated into one federal class-action suit in Chicago, where a settlement was announced today. The NCAA agreed to settle the class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70-million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes …

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  • New guys expected to provide help in Hog O-line

    BELLA VISTA — On one hand, second-year Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema and his staff have stressed the continuity from spring football through the summer conditioning that involved nearly all the Razorbacks. On the other, two transfer offensive linemen from whom Bielema and offensive line Coach …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 1 – Saturday, August 2, 2014.

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  • Humphrey savors HOF induction

    ATLANTA (AP) — Claude Humphrey wishes he could have made the Pro Football Hall of Fame “a long time ago where I could have actually enjoyed it more.” Even so, there’s a bonus for Humphrey, the former standout defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons and …

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  • Clippers’ Sterling out, Ballmer back in

    The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting. Move on to Steve Ballmer, who paid a record price for the team and is now a step closer to finally owning it. The Clippers …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed Byron Scott is their new coach, finally making the long-anticipated announcement in a news release. Scott was to be introduced at a news conference today at the Lakers’ training complex. Scott told reporters during …

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