• Big Hurt, Torre headline HOF class

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats. Thomas, pitchers Tom …

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  • Gordon wins record 5th Brickyard 400

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again. Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Cycling PARIS — Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner’s podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees. Chants of “Vin-cen-zo!” rang across the famed avenue …

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  • Prospects look promising for two state golf runners-up

    Count the course when calculating the Concord Pirates’ chances at another state high school golf championship. “Tannenbaum is hosting the state tournament and, though it’s not set, we’re sure they will host the district tournament, too,” Concord Coach Keith Cornett said of Tannenbaum Golf Club …

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  • Lady Pirates help team to WS crown

    Two Concord students helped the Arkansas Pride to the United States Fastpitch Association 14-and-under Class C World Series title last weekend in Panama City Beach, Florida. Kendall White and Kaleah Davis, who will be freshmen for the Lady Pirate softball team this coming school year, …

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  • Razorback football ‘Fan Day’ scheduled for Aug. 17

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas has announced plans for its annual Fan Day for Razorback football fans. The event will be Sunday, Aug. 17, starting at 2 p.m. with free admission. Fans will be limited to one autographed item per person and no …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 25, 2014.

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  • Brewers blast Mets, lengthen NL Central lead

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Matt Garza allowed two hits over eight innings to rebound from a horrendous outing, and Ryan Braun hit one of three homers for Milwaukee in a 9-1 victory over the New York Mets. Jonathan Lucroy and Khris Davis also connected for the …

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  • No trade for Wiggins, signs with Cavs

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days. Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota …

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  • Minor league GM sings while getting public prostate exam

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — There was as much attention on the press box as on the field at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball game as the team’s general manager had a public prostate exam. During the seventh inning stretch of Thursday’s game, …

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  • Strong faces first crisis at Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month. Wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were later released on …

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  • Langer leads Senior Open by 2

    BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) — Bernhard Langer made a statement of intent when he opened with a 6-under-par 65 to take a 2-stroke lead over American Bob Tway in the British Senior Open at a sweltering Royal Porthcawl on Thursday. Langer, who threw away a 2-stroke …

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