• Sports Calendar

    Today
    American Legion baseball: Searcy at Batesville Atlas Asphalt, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5 p.m.

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  • Razorbacks’ Mackey Award semifinalist adjusts to Petrino, focuses on blocking

    FAYETTEVILLE ­— Not everyone on everyone’s all-time greatest Arkansas Razorbacks team should be eyed in the rearview mirror.
    For the all-time Razorback tight end you’ve got to consider a 2009 Razorback.
    No other UofA tight end ever was in the Mackey Award voting like D.J. Williams was last year as a semifinalist.

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  • Arkansas Derby winner Lawyer Ron euthanized

    VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — Lawyer Ron was among the Kentucky Derby favorites in 2006 and a champion older horse in 2007. When he was retired from racing last year, he had earned nearly $2.8 million.
    The 6-year-old horse was euthanized Friday night because of complications from colic surgery, Stonewall Farm Stallions said on its Web site.
    “Not only was he a superior racehorse horse but his physical presence and contagious personality captivated everyone that saw him,” Stonewall Manager Clark Shepherd said.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    Golf: Junior Golf Clinic at The Course at Eagle Mountain, 8:30 a.m.

     

    Wednesday
    American Legion baseball: Searcy at Batesville Atlas Asphalt, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5 p.m.

     

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  • Legion games rescheduled

    For now, the Batesville-Searcy 3A American Legion baseball doubleheader called off Monday due to wet fields has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Batesville Coach Tony Roepcke said.
    The first pitch at the Batesville Recreation Complex is set for 5 p.m.
    Roepcke said if the Zone 2 contests are rained out again, they may not be rescheduled since they would not alter the teams’ seedings into the zone tournament, which is scheduled to begin Friday. Paragould is hosting the tourney.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    American Legion baseball: Searcy at Batesville Atlas Asphalt, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Golf: Junior Golf Clinic at The Course at Eagle Mountain, 8:30 a.m.

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  • ASU cornerback shot, arrested

    JONESBORO (AP) — A starting cornerback for the Arkansas State football team is in police custody, recovering from a gunshot wound to his midsection after a man said he shot an intruder trying to break into an apartment.
    ASU athletic officials declined to comment on the arrest of Paul Stephens, 22, except to say that “appropriate action” would be taken as more information becomes available.

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  • Armstrong plays mind games with rival, teammate

    TARBES, France (AP) — Lance Armstrong carried on playing mind games with his younger rival and teammate Alberto Contador on Sunday, hinting that he might be the strongest rider this year on the Tour and admitting for the first time that some tension exists on the Astana team.
    With the race’s toughest tests still to come, the 37-year old Texan has decided to put the pressure on the Spaniard’s shoulders and to show he is still in control despite trailing Contador by a fistful of seconds overall.

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  • Martin collects fourth victory of season at Chicagoland

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Mark Martin will feel his age in the morning or a day or two after a race.
    His bones will stiffen and his body will ache after driving 400 grueling miles, even though the fitness fanatic is still in top shape.
    After all, 50 is 50 and that matters — well, everywhere but on the track.
    Martin is still nifty at 50 and has made Cup racing his personal senior circuit. He won at Chicagoland Speedway, getting the strong jump off the double-file restart with two laps left to win his series-high fourth race of the season.

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  • Terry Gray adds BMS to USCS sprint car wins list

    LOCUST GROVE — Victory lane is becoming a familiar place for Terry Gray.
    The Bartlett, Tenn., man added another win to the list Friday night at the Batesville Motor Speedway as the United Speed Contest Series sprint cars rocketed around the 3/8-mile clay oval.
    Gray, the defending USCS national champion, has made a routine of collecting the top spot in the features. Prior to his BMS visit, Gray had won three of the last five USCS events and was second Thursday night in his first wingless sprint race in 16 years.

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  • Local All-Stars win district titles

    Batesville Cal Ripken All-Stars won two district championships over the weekend, and the one at home took a rubber game.
    The local 9-year-old All-Stars defeated their counterparts from Mountain Home 12-6 on Saturday at Fitzhugh Park, winning the best-of-3 series.
    Meanwhile, Batesville’s 10-year-old All-Stars thrashed the homestanding Mountain Home All-Stars over the weekend, outscoring them 22-2 in two games at Twin Lakes Park.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    Auto racing: USCS Sprint Cars and Modifieds and points racing for economy modifieds and factory stock at Batesville Speedway (Locust Grove), grandstands open at 5:30 p.m., racing starts at 8
    Cal Ripken baseball: 9-year-old district tournament at Fitzhugh Park — Batesville vs. Mountain Home, doubleheader, 5:15 p.m. 

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