• Cardinals rally, Lackey wins in St. Louis debut

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — John Lackey was as advertised, and the St. Louis Cardinals rewarded their new pitcher with a late rally. “It worked out good; got a win,” Lackey said after the Cardinals rallied for three runs in the seventh inning to beat the …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf AKRON, Ohio (AP) — From links of Britain to the parkland of America, Rory McIlroy is on top of the world again. In his first start since a wire-to-wire win at the British Open, McIlroy wiped out a 3-shot deficit in only three holes …

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  • Record holders eyeing White River 4-Mile Classic

    The 36th running of the White River Roadrunners 4-Mile Classic will not produce a defending champion, but it might see the return of a champion or champions, one or two race records, or all four. Jeremy Inman and Tia Stone, the 2013 champs, will not …

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  • QB questions abound as SEC teams enter preseason camps

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps around the league. Big names, not so much. Division favorites Alabama and South Carolina will be banking on new starters. Ditto for Texas A&M, Georgia and defending East …

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  • Martin back in fold with Roush Racing

    Mark Martin announced Thursday that he will begin work immediately as a driver development coach for Roush Fenway Racing, according to a report this morning in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Martin began racing stock cars for Jack Roush in 1988 and by the time they parted …

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  • Close races trigger dizzying flurry of baseball trades

    Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera after being treated to a most curious sight Thursday. In the seventh inning of a …

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  • Cardinals avoid sweep in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Shelby Miller and three relievers combined on a 3-hitter, Oscar Taveras hit a 2-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals thumped the San Diego Padres 6-2 and avoided a 3-game series sweep. The Cardinals acquired right-hander John Lackey from Boston just …

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  • Football Briefs

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called “the biggest mistake of his life.” His arrest for domestic violence against his then-fiancee last February is something Rice figures will …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 1 – Saturday, August 2, 2014.

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  • Pioneers, Junior Pioneers to get football rolling on Friday

    The Batesville Pioneer and Junior Pioneer football teams will start first on Friday morning with their usual testing and conditioning work to acclimatize for the heat and organize for practices to come, and the rest of the Guard-circulation area teams are scheduled to begin practices …

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  • Transfers from California sign with Lyon softball

    The Lyon College softball program beefed up its pitching staff and added depth to its outfield with the signing of a pair of collegiate transfers, according to Scot Coach Elliott Sampley. The Scots picked up Ashten Welch, who led Sacramento City College’s pitching staff with …

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  • Modified race car drivers to begin playoffs at BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — The first of a weekend tripleheader cranks up Friday at the Batesville Motor Speedway as the United States Modified Touring Series begins its playoff series at the Batesville Motor Speedway. Thirty-five drivers have qualified for 20 nights of racing in “The Hunt,” …

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