• Isle of Capri points racing returns to local speedway

    LOCUST GROVE — The Isle of Capri racing series returns to the Batesville Motor Speedway Friday as all five classes battle for points and try to inch their way up the standings. Also on the card will be power wheel racing and bicycle racing for …

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  • Bielema says off-the-field work shows Hogs’ progress

    FAYETTEVILLE — Assessments of the Arkansas Razorbacks’ football prospects, coming off their 3-9 overall and 0-8 in the SEC 2013 season, seem to intersect at these conclusions: One, the Razorbacks may improve significantly in Coach Bret Bielema’s second year. Two, markedly significant improvement still may …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, July 24 – Saturday, July 26, 2014.

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  • Cobb outduels Lynn, Rays win 3-0

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis right-hander Lance Lynn was at the top of his game on Wednesday night. So was Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Cobb and the Rays beat the Cardinals 3-0. Lynn gave up one earned run over six-and-a-third innings and continued a …

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  • National Guard troops entertain Junior, Rahal

    EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal are used to occasional fireworks when drivers get upset at the track. They saw the real thing Wednesday visiting Indiana National Guard troops at Camp Atterbury. They got an up-close look at some of the …

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  • NCAA infractions chair responds to allegations

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — The chairman of the NCAA’s infractions committee says a number of factors could be the cause for the lack of activity by the group that prompted Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to call the enforcement program “broken.” Conference USA Commissioner Britton …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball CHICAGO (AP) — San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was suspended 25 games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday for testing positive for an amphetamine. Maybin said in a statement released by the Major League Baseball Players Association the failed test was the …

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  • Batesville-based softball team wins USFA World Series title

    Turned Up, an 18-and-under softball team based in Batesville, won the Class B United States Fastpitch Association World Series in Panama City Beach, Florida, last week, going unbeaten and allowing just three runs in seven games. Turned Up defeated the Tennessee Rampage 3-0, Oklahoma Bandits …

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  • 4 circulation area athletes bound for Junior Olympics

    Batesville’s Kate Moody, Trey Moody and Joseph Wells, and Cave City’s Kendall Townsley are scheduled to compete in the Amateur Athletics Union Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa, next week. Townsley, who will be an eighth-grader at Cave City Junior High this fall, has …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, July 24 – Saturday, July 26, 2014.

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  • Survey shows sharp increase in teen HGH use

    NEW YORK (AP) — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey. In a confidential …

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  • Sam excited about next phase of career

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies. The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL is enthusiastic about the challenge. Twice on Tuesday, he mentioned how enjoyable it was …

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