• Cards trade for Cleveland pitcher

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson. The trade doesn’t mean they’re going to surrender the season. “We will never raise the white flag,” Cleveland Manager Terry Francona said. “That’s not an option. Anybody who stands next to …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball NEW YORK (AP) — Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA’s handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will “end well” for the league. Stern said his successor, Adam Silver, has been “forceful” but also “demonstrated a compassionate side” in his …

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  • Bailey wins state crown in swimming

    Seth Bailey, who will be a ninth-grader at Batesville Junior High this fall, won a state championship in swimming and finished second in two other events of the Arkansas State Championship Long Course Meet in Fort Smith last weekend. Swimming in the 14-and-under division for …

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  • BHS, BJHS cross country practices scheduled to begin Friday morning

    Batesville junior and senior high school cross country prospects are scheduled to begin practice Friday morning at 7:30 at Pioneer Gym, said Coach Diane Treadway. Runners in grades 7 through 12, girls and boys, are required to have had their physicals before the first practice, …

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  • Midland v-ball meeting set for Thursday

    PLEASANT PLAINS — A meeting for Midland junior and senior high students currently signed up to play volleyball, or those interested in playing, and their parents is scheduled for Thursday night at 6 in the Midland High gymnasium, announced Coach Elizabeth Branscum. Branscum, a 2008 …

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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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  • Walks, errors cost Cardinals

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — St. Louis’ Lance Lynn didn’t walk a batter until he put the first two San Diego Padres he faced in the sixth inning on base that way. Yangervis Solarte ended up scoring on Jedd Gyorko’s go-ahead single with two outs, and …

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  • 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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