• Little League celebrates 75 years

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Dick Hauser was an accidental Little Leaguer. Sitting on the front porch of his Williamsport home 75 years ago, the 12-year-old was approached by a man who asked, “Can you play ball?” His name was Carl Stotz, and he was starting …

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  • Beloved baseball fixture Don Zimmer dies at 83

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Don Zimmer wasn’t a fixture in baseball forever. It just seemed that way. He played alongside Jackie Robinson on the only Brooklyn Dodgers team to win the World Series. He coached Derek Jeter on the New York Yankees’ latest dynasty. …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling agreed Wednesday to sign off on a deal to sell the team he has owned for 33 years to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, bringing the possibility of a resolution …

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  • Senior Pioneer pitcher named to all-state team

    Luke Gillihan matured in his role as a starting pitcher for the Batesville Pioneers, and he was rewarded with a spot on the Arkansas Activities Association Class 5A All-State baseball roster. “Gilly became a pitcher this season; not just some one who pitches,” Batesville Coach …

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  • Crabtree adds 5th all-state honor

    Three Guard-circulation area high school baseball players were recently named to Arkansas Activities Association all-state teams for baseball, and Cedar Ridge star Cole Crabtree added another honor to his extensive resume a week after earning an all-state honor in track and field. The senior right-hander …

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  • Torpedo sets pool record in conference swim meet

    JONESBORO — Joseph Wells won three times and set a pool record, and Kate Moody finished fourth in her age division while winning one event as the Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes began their summer season at a Southwind Conference Swim Meet. Competing in …

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  • Cardinals score, but not enough; Royals win 8-7

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals ended their offensive slump, but the Kansas City Royals found a way to keep the National League champs down. Eric Hosmer hit a tiebreaking single off closer Trevor Rosenthal in the ninth inning and the Royals won …

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  • Hogs’ Oliver arrested, charged with DWI

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas pitcher Chris Oliver has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated, two days after the Razorbacks were eliminated from the NCAA tournament. Oliver was stopped by Fayetteville police early Tuesday after allegedly making an illegal turn near the university. …

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  • Spurs get rest, chance at revenge

    When last season’s NBA Finals ended, San Antonio Coach Gregg Popovich was all smiles. For a few minutes, that is. Popovich’s first order of business after the season’s final buzzer sounded in Miami was to go and embrace Erik Spoelstra, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, …

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  • Pro Football Briefs

    MIAMI (AP) — Dan Marino says he inadvertently became a plaintiff in a concussion lawsuit against the NFL and is withdrawing immediately. The Hall of Fame quarterback said he doesn’t suffer any effects from head injuries. “Within the last year I authorized a claim to …

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  • Sharapova, Djokovic move on up in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — This is what Maria Sharapova does. She digs herself a big hole in a match, then figures a way out, no matter what it takes. She hits shots left-handed. Takes her time between points. Pumps her fists and screams “Come on!” after …

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  • Gay to return July 3

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former world champion Tyson Gay says he will return from his one-year ban for doping on July 3 at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne. Gay’s one-year suspension for testing positive for an anabolic steroid expires on June 23. The former …

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