• United Germany finally stands again atop soccer

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — United they stand, right at the top of the soccer world. And right on South American soil. Germany won its fourth World Cup title on Sunday, but its first since a country torn apart by political divisions at the end …

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  • Trout’s play sparkles entering All-Star break

    Mike Trout entered the All-Star break in style. The Los Angeles outfielder totaled eight hits and nine runs batted in as the surging Angels swept a 4-game series at Texas. Trout is now hitting .310 with 22 home runs, 73 RBI and 10 steals, and …

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  • 4 pitchers added to All-Star roster

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — San Francisco’s Tim Hudson, Cincinnati’s Alfredo Simon, San Diego’s Huston Street and Washington’s Tyler Clippard have been added to the roster for Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Target Field as the National League changed about one-third of its pitching staff. They replace a …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Auto racing LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish, following up Saturday’s Nationwide Series victory with his first Sprint Cup win at New Hampshire, dominating in the No. 2 …

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  • Melbourne star turns West

    MELBOURNE — Kyler McLaughlin’s thinking took an East to West turn. The 2-sport star from Melbourne High signed Thursday to play basketball with the University of Ozarks, an NCAA Division III program in Clarksville. Until just two weeks ago, McLaughlin was planning to go to …

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  • Youth team with locals wins world title

    A 10-and-under baseball team that includes four local players recently won a world title. The Arkansas Easton Elite, a 10-and-under Major United States Specialty Sports Association team, won the Grand Slam World Series of Baseball in Panama City Beach, Forida over the 4th of July …

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  • Fans can pack cars for BMS points racing

    LOCUST GROVE — Points racing continues at the Batesville Motor Speedway tonight with a $20-Per Car-Load-Night. Fans can pack their cars, trucks, vans or buses with as many people as possible and gain admittance for one price as all five classes are slated to race …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 11 – Saturday, July 12, 2014.

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  • Kershaw shines again, but scoreless streak stopped

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw’s scoreless streak ended at 41 innings when he gave up a home run to Chase Headley, but the Los Angeles ace pitched a 3-hitter with 11 strikeouts to lead the Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Thursday …

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  • ‘Advantages’ go to Germans in World Cup final

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine, on the world’s biggest stage. When Lionel Messi’s Argentina takes on Germany in Sunday’s World Cup final, it looks at first glance like a meeting between brilliant …

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  • TV networks say 12 million in U.S. watched World Cup semifinals

    NEW YORK (AP) — The World Cup semifinals each were seen by an average of more than 12 million viewers in the United States on ESPN and Spanish-language Univision. ESPN said Germany’s 7-1 rout over host Brazil on Tuesday averaged 6,643,000 viewers and Argentina’s penalty-kicks …

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  • UCA, BHS graduates added to Lyon football staff

    The Lyon College football program has added two more coaches to its staff this week with the addition of former University of Central Arkansas standout linebacker Justin Heard and former Batesville High School football product Andy Rogers, announced Scot Coach Kirk Kelley. Heard will be …

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