• Age scrutinized after NASCAR crash

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It’s been almost two decades since Morgan Shepherd last ran a full Sprint Cup season, and his last national series victory was in 1993. He can still probably wheel a race car better than you and most of your friends. That …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seattle’s Felix Hernandez will start tonight’s All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League. Hernandez, the first Venezuela pitcher to start for the All-Stars, is 11-2 with a …

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  • Racers splash, dash and trail run on hot Saturday

    They got a cool start at the Bad Boy Splash and Dash for Literacy on a hot Saturday morning. The annual fundraiser for the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project started with a swimming race in the Lyon College pool before moving outside for a foot race …

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  • Colt Hobby Stocks 1-2 provide dirt track battle

    LOCUST GROVE — Colt Hobby Stocks provided battles between the top two Isle of Capri points racing here Friday night at the Batesville Motor Speedway. Jeremy Tharp got the best of the current leader, Terry Brooks, winning the heat race and the feature. Brooks finished …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Saturday, July 19, 2014.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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