• Stewart skips 3rd Sprint Cup race

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he’s skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race. Stewart’s decision was announced Wednesday and Jeff Burton will …

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  • SEC strives to improve fan experience at games

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — All 14 Southeastern Conference members have taken steps to improve the fan experience at league football stadiums, the league said. The changes resulted from recommendations made by a working group approved by SEC athletic directors in June 2012 to review attendance …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, August 21 – Saturday, August 23, 2014.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hoyer defied long odds — and stiff-armed Johnny Football — to keep his dream job. Through sweat and tears, he fought his way back from a serious knee injury only to be faced with the Browns drafting Johnny …

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  • Southside, Highland split high school golf matches

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Led by sophomore Maigan Johnson, the Southside Lady Southerners edged the Highland Lady Rebels by one stroke in a 9-hole, high school golf match here Tuesday. Johnson shot a medal-winning 55. Teammates Brooklyn Grimes and Sydney Sweat each added a 60 for …

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  • Weather threat KOs golf matches

    Two high school golf matches at The Course at Eagle Mountain on Tuesday were stopped and eventually called off due to threatening weather, said Batesville Coach Chad LaRose. Batesville played Salem in one match, and Cedar Ridge, Concord, Corning and Piggott competed in another. “We …

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  • Razorback defense looks refreshed, refreshing

    FAYETTEVILLE — Bret Bielema liked what he saw from Arkansas’ new-look defense early during preseason camp. In fact, the Razorbacks coach took such notice after the team’s first scrimmage that he held a surprise staff meeting to let the defensive staff — led by new …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, August 20 – Saturday, August 23, 2014.

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  • Buckeye’s Miller suffers season-ending injury

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes. Ohio State confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder and will need surgery. The 2-time Big …

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  • Star veterans defy father time in NFL

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s something stunning happening on Michael Vick’s head. You can’t see them from far away, but up close, tiny gray hairs are starting to emerge as color-sapped reminders that the New York Jets quarterback is no longer the speedy youngster fresh …

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  • Brown’s Hoyer slated to open season

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hoyer will open the season as Cleveland’s starting quarterback, barely hanging on to his job by holding off hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel. Browns Coach Mike Pettine picked Hoyer over Manziel to start the Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh. It’s Hoyer’s job …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro hockey UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A “substantial” minority interest in the New York Islanders was sold, pending approval by the NHL board of governors, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years. The hockey team …

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