• NCAA’s board of directors vote 16-2 for more power to power conferences

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College football’s biggest schools are ready to spend millions of dollars more on their athletes. Individual players are likely to cash in on only a small portion of that money. After the NCAA’s board of directors voted 16-2 on Thursday to give …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 8 – Sunday, August 10, 2014.

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  • Schmidt takes swing at generation gap

    I just returned from Hall of Fame induction weekend, where I find that my cronies and I are slowly becoming the older generation of the membership. Most of us are in our 60s, having made our mark on the game in the late 1970s and …

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  • Momentum carries leaders at PGA

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rory McIlroy showed no sign of letting up. Lee Westwood might just be getting started. Momentum was a big theme Thursday in the opening round of the PGA Championship, and it even applied to Tiger Woods. Except that Woods kept going …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf BELMONT, Mich. (AP) — Sandra Gal made six straight birdies on her back nine to take the first-round lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic, and Michelle Wie withdrew because of a wrist injury. Gal, the 29-year-old German who won her lone LPGA Tour title …

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  • Swimmers top local results at Junior Olympics

    Swimmers Trey Moody, Kate Moody and Joseph Wells led the way among circulation area athletes last week at the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa, and they helped their team to a second-place finish. The Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes brought …

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  • T-wolves defend Cougar Classic golf title

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves led by 17 strokes after Day 1 and held off the Melbourne Bearkatz by six strokes on Day 2 at The Course on Turkey Mountain to win their second consecutive Cougar Classic. The T-wolves shot a 491 for …

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  • Class 7A, 6A teams to divide again; proposal for early football start fails

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Activities Association’s governing body has approved new conference classifications that will split Class 7A and Class 6A into separate leagues again, beginning in 2016. Now, Class 7A and 6A teams will play each other in football during conference …

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  • LR Touchdown Club announces schedule

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas football Coach Bret Bielema will kick off this fall’s series of speakers before the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Aug. 19. The group on Wednesday unveiled a list of 16 events, including visits by former Chicago Bears player Mike Singletary …

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  • Points racers to attack BMS before Topless 100 rolls in

    LOCUST GROVE — Isle of Capri points races resume Friday at the Batesville Motor Speedway as all five classes return to the oval before stepping aside for the 22nd Annual Comp Cams Topless 100 on Aug. 14. Aaron Carr increased his lead in the street …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, August 7 – Sunday, August 10, 2014.

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  • Red Sox edge Cardinals, 2-1

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Trevor Rosenthal felt strong enough to pitch for the fourth straight game in a 5-day span. Maybe entering a tie game was a factor. Xander Bogaerts drove in both runs, including a go-ahead sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the …

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