• Nadal wins 32nd straight match at Open

    PARIS (AP) — For the first time in his career, Rafael Nadal will make a fifth straight appearance in the French Open quarterfinals. Nadal won a record 32nd straight match at Roland Garros on Monday, beating Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 to improve …

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  • 5 things to know about the NBA Finals

    MIAMI (AP) — Here are five things to know as anticipation builds for the NBA Finals rematch between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat. The series starts in San Antonio on Thursday night: Game 1 facts — The Spurs have never lost Game 1 …

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  • Lynn blasted, Giants blank Cardinals 8-0

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lance Lynn got off to a slow start in his shortest outing of the season. The St. Louis right-hander followed up his first career shutout with his roughest outing of the season in an 8-0 loss to San Francisco on Sunday. …

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  • Golf Briefs

    DUBLIN, Ohio — Hideki Matsuyama earned his first victory in America and validation as one of golf’s young stars Sunday with birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff against Kevin Na and a 10-foot par putt on the first extra hole to win …

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  • Johnson collects ninth victory at Dover

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson handled the pothole at Dover the same way he disposed of a rough patch to start the season. He won. A week after shaking off a lengthy winless streak by his championship standards, Johnson raced his way to another …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro hockey CHICAGO (AP) — Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night. Martinez’s shot went off Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy and over goalie Corey Crawford, …

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  • All-state soccer – Three Pioneers receive top honors

    Maddie Mead, Arden Kvern and Osvaldo Espericueta were called on to lead the Batesville High soccer teams. They did and were Class 5A All-State selections, according to a news release from the Arkansas Activities Association. Mead and Kvern, a duo of senior midfielders, sparked the …

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  • S-side vet, new guy named to all-state team

    SOUTHSIDE — A proven goal stopper and a new goal scorer helped the Southside Southerners to a school record number of victories and a spot in the Class 4A State Tournament. Thursday, it was announced by the Arkansas Activities Association, that senior goalie Colby Rowlett …

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  • Pioneer summertime 9 to begin second season with home date Monday

    The thing, Batesville Pioneer Coach Mark Rush said, is to play. That will continue to be the Pioneers’ approach to the summertime version of high school baseball. Monday afternoon, the Pioneers will begin their second season of extended play when they host the Mountain Home …

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  • Legion ball falls short on players

    Batesville’s senior American Legion baseball team will not field a team this season due to insufficient numbers, but Legion board member Scott McSpadden said don’t count out the team just yet. “We didn’t have enough kids show up for the tryout (on May 18) — …

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  • Harrison volleyball star signs with Lyon College

    HARRISON — The Lyon College volleyball program was fortunate to acquire a key player late in the signing period when Harrison High School product Emily Poynor signed, Scots Coach Ray Green said. Poynor was a senior this season and was a 4-year letter winner in …

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  • Ex-Microsoft CEO buys Clippers for $2B

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for a record-breaking $2 billion. Now it’s up to others whether the deal goes through. Shelly Sterling said in a statement issued late Thursday that she’d signed a …

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