• Adams’ homer lifts Cards by Pirates

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — After beating the team he grew up rooting for with his first career game-winning hit, Matt Adams couldn’t resist a celebratory fist pump just a few steps out of the batter’s box. “This is unbelievable,” Adams said after his 2-run home …

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  • Brazil playing for nation, Neymar

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Neymar helped Brazil get this far at the World Cup. Now it’s up to the rest of the team to win for its injured star, Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said Monday. Neymar will miss today’s semifinal against Germany because of …

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  • James, Cavs owner could mend fences

    CLEVELAND (AP) — There was no eye contact, nothing to indicate any reconciliation. The breakup of LeBron James and Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert was beyond bitter. But now, as James considers a return to the team he abandoned 4-years ago with an entire region breathlessly …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball LOS ANGELES (AP) — A neurologist testified that Donald Sterling likely has Alzheimer’s disease as a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale finally got underway. Dr. Meril Sue Platzer testified that she was hired by Sterling’s wife, Shelly Sterling, to …

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  • Beller, Webb defend titles in March of Dimes 5K

    Cave City’s Ashley Beller and Mountain Pleasant’s Tyler Webb each defended last year’s wins in the March of Dimes 5K at Lyon College as Beller ran a personal best in her first victory of the season. “It was beautiful weather to run and the course …

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  • Lyon College adds 2 to football coaching staff

    Mike DuFrane, former member of a top NCAA Division III football program, and Ryan Morrow, a 2006 Batesville High graduate, were recently named to the Lyon College football coaching staff, according to Kirk Kelley, the Scots’ head coach. DuFrane, 28, was the starting nose tackle …

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  • Frontrunners add to BMS leads

    LOCUST GROVE — Three points leaders took checkered flag in Isle of Capri points series feature races Thursday at the Batesville Motor Speedway. Aaron Carr outran Mikey Bell and Stan Lewis in the street stocks. Terry Brooks defeated Jackson Herrington and William Lawrence, respectively, in …

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  • Marlins win 8-4, take series in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Not long after Jose Fernandez was lost for the season with an elbow injury, the Miami Marlins found a new ace. They’ve won a franchise-record 10 in a row when Henderson Alvarez takes the ball. “He’s been really good for us, …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Tennis LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by outlasting the Swiss player in five sets Sunday. Djokovic wasted a 5-2 lead, and a match point, in the fourth set but held on for a …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, July 7 – Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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  • Former Scot joins hoops staff; named intramural director

    A former Lyon College basketball player who is still ranked in the Top 10 in the Scots’ record book has returned to help in the resurgence of the men’s basketball program as Brandon Cowart has been named assistant basketball coach and intramural director at the …

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  • Breakers win 10-and-under ASA title

    PINE BLUFF — The Batesville Breakers won the girls 10-and-under Arkansas Amateur Softball Association State Championship at Pine Bluff recently, defeating the LA Heat 8-2 in the title game. The traveling softball team swept through the tournament undefeated, improving to 36-15 on the season. The …

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