• Sharapova advances at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on. On Wednesday, Sharapova found herself down by …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football CLEVELAND — Josh Gordon’s wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver’s career is in peril. The Browns learned Gordon’s indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he will miss at least 16 games for …

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  • BJHS wins 35-30 in first scrimmage

    After their first live scrimmage against the Marion Junior Patriots Tuesday at Pioneer Stadium, Coach Doug Walls said he was very pleased with the Batesville Junior Pioneers. “Overall, we did really well on both sides of the ball,” Walls said. “We have some work to …

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  • Visiting seniors blank Batesville in volleyball

    The visitors swept the high school volleyball varsity match at Pioneer Gymnasium after the home teams won all the junior high matches. The Mountain Home Lady Bombers blanked the Batesville Lady Pioneers in non-conference action, winning 25-18, 25-22, 25-21. Alexa Floyd led the 0-2 Lady …

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  • Cavewomen volleyball team takes thrilling season opener

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cave Cavewomen began their volleyball season in exciting fashion Tuesday night with a 3-2 victory over the Hoxie Lady Mustangs. Led by Candra Carpenter’s 25 points, the Cavewomen won 25-23, 25-22, 18-25, 22-25, 15-7. Carpenter also added 12 blocks …

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  • Southside juniors win scrimmage

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Junior Southerners defeated the Westside Consolidated Warriors 16-8 Tuesday at Stewart Field in their first scrimmage. Freshman Marshall Wyatt threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to freshman Dawson Cook for their first score and freshman linebacker Drew Hicks stripped a Junior Warrior …

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  • T-wolves fend off Pirates at Eagle Mountain course

    The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves held off the Concord Pirates to win a high school golf match Tuesday at The Course at Eagle Mountain. Led by co-medalist Ethan Weaver’s 9-hole round of 43, the unbeaten T-wolves totaled a 138. C.J. Brustrom added a 47 and Taylor …

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  • Lots of wet lines expected at fishing derby Saturday

    Many fishermen are expected at Row Lake Saturday morning, and organizers of the Batesville Kiwanis Club Fishing Derby for Kids are asking that no one fish in the lake at Fitzhugh Park on Friday or prior to start of the derby at 7 a.m. Saturday. …

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  • Judge OKs bail for boxer Taylor

    MAUMELLE (AP) — A judge has set bail at $25,000 for boxer Jermain Taylor after the former middleweight champion was jailed overnight in Little Rock in connection with a shooting that wounded his cousin. Taylor appeared via video from the Pulaski County jail for an …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, August 28 – Saturday, August 30, 2014.

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  • Davis homer lifts Bucs over Cards

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ike Davis didn’t complain when the Pittsburgh Pirates told him they were going to eat into his playing time by experimenting with Pedro Alvarez at first base. Call it the byproduct of spending 4-plus seasons with the New York Mets. “You kind …

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  • Hernandez wins bid to suppress evidence

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday granted a request by former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from two cellphones and three iPads taken from his home in a search during a 2013 murder investigation. Bristol Superior Court …

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