• Sports Briefs

    Golf SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Laura Diaz got off to a surprising start at the Marathon Classic, shooting a 9-under-par 62 for a 4-stroke lead in the opening round. U.S. Open champion Michelle Wie shot a 2-over 73, 2008 Marathon winner Paula Creamer was at …

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  • Smash finishes 2nd in world baseball event

    Arkansas Smash, a 13-year-old baseball team with several circulation-area athletes, finished second to another Arkansas squad last weekend in the Global World Series in Joplin, Missouri. The team posted a 7-2 record in the United States Specialty Sports Association event. After going 4-0 in pool …

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  • Lyon College women’s golf team wins academic award

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Lyon College women’s golf team was one of 79 squads in the sport honored this week when the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that 1,290 athletic programs have been named 2013-14 NAIA Scholar-Teams. The Scots squad, made up …

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  • Son of McEnroe, O’Neal arrested on drug charge

    NEW YORK (AP) — The son of former tennis great John McEnroe and actress Tatum O’Neal has been charged with drug possession. Authorities say Kevin McEnroe and another man were arrested Tuesday night during “a narcotics transaction” in New York’s East Village. McEnroe didn’t enter …

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  • Bielema still believes uptempo football is dangerous

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Bret Bielema didn’t bite this time. Not really. For the second straight year, the Arkansas coach had to respond at Southeastern Conference media days to another coach’s skepticism about his contention that fast-paced offenses are hazardous to defensive players. A year …

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  • SEC Network, providers still negotiating contracts

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Fan Lee Massengale is already worried about Georgia’s game with Troy, even with Clemson and South Carolina coming up first. Massengale’s not sure if his cable provider will be carrying the SEC Network, which broadcasts the Sept. 20 contest with the …

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  • Woods starts shaky at Hoylake

    HOYLAKE, England (AP) — On a day when Tiger Woods returned to the majors, there was an Italian flair to the British Open leaderboard. Matteo Manassero took advantage of prime scoring conditions to shoot a 5-under 67 at Royal Liverpool, while brothers Edoardo and Francesco …

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  • Five players who needed mulligan at British Open

    HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Major championship can turn on a single shot, good (winner) or bad (loser). Every now and again, golf’s oldest major championship is remembered as much for the bad shots as the good ones. And the glory of golf is that there …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte. The controversial shooting guard has agreed to a $27 million, 3-year deal with the Hornets, according to a person familiar with the contract. The deal includes a team option for the …

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  • Tri-County team wins state title

    Tri-County’s 7-year-old All-Star baseball team won a Cal Ripken State Tournament title in Siloam Springs last weekend. The team consists of players from Melbourne, Izard County, Norfork and Viola. In bracket play, Tri County defeated Fayetteville 4-3 in 7 innings, Jonesboro 15-8 and Madison County …

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  • Melon Dash set for Aug. 9

    CAVE CITY — The Bethany Project is scheduled to host its second annual Melon Dash 5K Walk/Run on Aug. 9. The race is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at Cave City Middle School. The $20 registration fee covers the participant’s race entry and includes …

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  • Area cyclist set to tackle hills of Crowley’s Ridge

    An area cyclist will test his endurance Saturday in the Ride the Ridge 100 at Wynne as he ventures on a 100-mile trek through the rolling hills of Crowley’s Ridge. Batesville’s David Guth, a long-time rider has enjoyed cycling since his youth and recently competed …

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