• Chrome’s owner adds to complaints

    NEW YORK (AP) — California Chrome went home to the West Coast on Sunday with a bandaged right front foot — and no Triple Crown — after bumping another horse leaving the Belmont Stakes starting gate. Steve Coburn, who co-owns California Chome, was still smarting, …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Tennis PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal won the French Open title for the ninth time, and the fifth time in a row, by beating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 in Sunday’s final. Nadal improved his record at Roland Garros to 66-1, and stretched his …

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  • Trailblazer football contest winners recognized

    Along with top camper and punt-pass-kick champions, other competition winners were presented awards Thursday at the end of the fourth- through sixth-grade session of Batesville High School’s Pioneer Traiblazers Football Camp. Jarett Vickers ran the fastest 40-yard dash, crossing the finish line in 5.76 seconds, …

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  • Softball, academic star signs with Lyon College

    CYPRESS, Texas — The Lyon College softball program has added another player to its 2014-15 squad with the signing of Cypress Woods High School senior Lindsay Truitt. Truitt is a 4-year letter-winner in softball, highlighted by this past season when she hit .387 and earned …

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  • Pioneer baseball rained out again

    The Batesville High summer baseball season was again put on hold Thursday as a doubleheader at Heber Springs against the Panthers was rained out. The season opener against the Mountain Home Yellowjackets was canceled Monday due to rain. The Pioneers will try again today when …

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  • Racing hopes dashed at BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — Isle of Capri points racing scheduled for tonight at the Batesville Motor Speedway has been rained out, according to track owner Connie Starr. Races are scheduled to resume next Thursday with the completion of the John Few Spring Street Stock event that …

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  • Razorback golfer to join LPGA

    FAYETTEVILLE — Three-time University of Arkansas All-American women’s golfer Emily Tubert is planning to turn pro. The university said in a Thursday news release that Tubert hopes to compete on the LPGA Tour. Tubert recorded six wins during her collegiate career and was won the …

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  • Cardinals blow lead, fall 3-2 to Royals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Michael Wacha figured he was walking a tightrope through the first five innings. The Royals finally got to him in the sixth. Kansas City scored three runs against the Cardinals’ young starter, and St. Louis was unable to answer the …

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  • Lebron cramps up; Spurs win Game 1

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James was resting on a training table in the back of the Miami Heat locker room an hour after Game 1 of the NBA Finals ended, feeling drained, pained and frustrated. The Heat star wasn’t stopped by San Antonio. Instead, …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 6 – Saturday, June 7, 2014.

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  • At retooled Belmont, stars align for Triple Crown

    NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Panza celebrated California Chrome’s charge to Preakness Stakes victory three weeks ago like most fans at the packed Pimlico Race Course — bumping fists, slapping hands and thinking ahead to Saturday and the possibility of the first Triple Crown winner …

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  • Basketball Briefs

    Pro basketball MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves’ best days came with Flip Saunders on the sideline. Now that the organization is shrouded in uncertainty surrounding the long-term future of star forward Kevin Love, Saunders is returning to the bench to try revive a franchise that …

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