• Thunder ties series, slams Spurs 105-92

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook is picking up where Kevin Durant left off. Durant hasn’t shown the same consistent excellence in the postseason that earned the Thunder star the MVP award after the NBA regular season. Westbrook has picked up the slack, making a …

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  • Serena, Venus eliminated in 2nd round of French Open

    PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams lost in the second round of the French Open today, her earliest exit at a major tournament since falling in the first round at Roland Garros two years ago. Williams, the defending French Open champion and a 17-time major winner, …

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  • Hernandez slated for court today

    BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is due in court today to be arraigned on murder charges alleging he ambushed and gunned down two men in 2012 after a chance encounter inside a Boston nightclub. Hernandez is scheduled to appear …

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  • Murder charges dropped against Indy fan

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities have dropped a preliminary murder charge against a man arrested in a deadly shooting near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Marion County prosecutor’s office spokesman A.J. Deer said today there were problems with witnesses’ identification of 19-year-old Avory Johnson. The Indianapolis man …

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  • Cowboys’ Lee likely out for 2014 season with knee injury

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee could miss the 2014 season after tearing a ligament in his left knee in the first offseason practice. The team hasn’t announced results of an MRI but reported on its website today that Lee has been …

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  • Pro Basketball Briefs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Sterling and the NBA are headed toward a hearing that will determine if he remains owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. Unless Shelly Sterling finds a buyer for the team first. The Sterlings were part combative, part cooperative Tuesday, with …

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  • Midland erupts in fifth, wins 1A title

    FAYETTEVILLE — If you talked to both coaches before the Class 1A State tournament softball final, they would tell you their teams were evenly matched. Others likened the Midland Lady Mustangs-Viola Lady Longhorns game Saturday at Bogle Park to David versus Goliath, with the intimidating …

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  • Pratt saves best for last, wins MVP trophy

    FAYETTEVILLE — Paisley Pratt did what she has done all season Saturday in the Class 1A State Tournament softball final at Bogle Park on the University of Arkansas campus. She won. From the circle, the junior right-hander methodically and cooly accounted for over half the …

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  • Free ‘Batesville Appreciation Night’ tickets for Traveler game available at Citizens Bank

    All Citizens Bank locations in the Batesville area are distributing 1,000 free general admission tickets for “Batesville Appreciation Night” at the Arkansas Traveler minor league baseball game at 7:10 p.m. on June 7. “We are pleased to offer free general admission tickets to the Batesville …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 30 – Sunday, June 1, 2014

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  • Hunter-Reay holds off Castroneves to win Indy 500

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay peeked around Helio Castroneves, then reversed course and dipped inside for a daredevil pass and the lead in the Indianapolis 500. Castroneves charged back to the front, winning a drag race down the frontstretch at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And then, …

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  • Record 10 SEC teams make NCAA tourney

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It’s not as if the Southeastern Conference needs validation in any sport. But setting the record for most teams from one conference in an NCAA baseball tournament understandably has the SEC puffing out its collective chest. Of the 14 teams in …

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