• 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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  • 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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  • Sports Calendar

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

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  • Cards trade for Cleveland pitcher

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson. The trade doesn’t mean they’re going to surrender the season. “We will never raise the white flag,” Cleveland Manager Terry Francona said. “That’s not an option. Anybody who stands next to …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball NEW YORK (AP) — Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA’s handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will “end well” for the league. Stern said his successor, Adam Silver, has been “forceful” but also “demonstrated a compassionate side” in his …

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  • Bailey wins state crown in swimming

    Seth Bailey, who will be a ninth-grader at Batesville Junior High this fall, won a state championship in swimming and finished second in two other events of the Arkansas State Championship Long Course Meet in Fort Smith last weekend. Swimming in the 14-and-under division for …

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  • BHS, BJHS cross country practices scheduled to begin Friday morning

    Batesville junior and senior high school cross country prospects are scheduled to begin practice Friday morning at 7:30 at Pioneer Gym, said Coach Diane Treadway. Runners in grades 7 through 12, girls and boys, are required to have had their physicals before the first practice, …

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  • Midland v-ball meeting set for Thursday

    PLEASANT PLAINS — A meeting for Midland junior and senior high students currently signed up to play volleyball, or those interested in playing, and their parents is scheduled for Thursday night at 6 in the Midland High gymnasium, announced Coach Elizabeth Branscum. Branscum, a 2008 …

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