• Brits pass Olympic flag to Brazil; U.S. tops medal count with 104

    LONDON (AP) — LeBron James stood with both arms in the air, then hugged Kevin Durant before they headed to the bench. They were quite the combination all day long. James had a huge dunk and a 3-pointer in the final 2:50 and Durant scored …

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  • McIlroy wins PGA, breaks Golden Bear’s championship record

    KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Rory McIlroy hit off wood chips and out of sand. He even stuck one shot in a tree branch — and went on to make par like it was no big deal. By the time the PGA Championship was over, …

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  • Hogs’ offense sputters in Saturday scrimmage

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — University of Arkansas Coach John L. Smith said Saturday there is a plan in place for when running back Knile Davis will take part in the full-contact portion of fall practices. Smith also said he’s not quite ready for the rest of …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — So Yeon Ryu rode a string of six straight birdies in the middle of her round to a 9-under 62 and a seven-stroke victory in the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic. ——— CLEVELAND — Lydia Ko won the U.S. Women’s Amateur, …

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  • Sheriff: Wire being stolen from telephone lines

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Sheriff’s Department is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the theft of copper wire from CenturyLink phone lines, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. “These thefts from the …

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  • Richard Martin Sr.

    HARDY — Richard Michael Martin Sr., 72, of Hardy died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, in a Memphis hospital. Born Aug. 10, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., he was the son of Roy and Gertrude Martin. Survivors include two sons, Richard Martin Jr. of Memphis and …

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  • Donald McClain

    LITTLE ROCK — Donald Gene McClain, 66, of Little Rock, formerly of Batesville, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in a Little Rock hospital. He was born March 13, 1946, at Charlotte. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served from June 11, 1964, until Nov. …

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  • Micah Barger

    CALICO ROCK — Micah Aaron Barger, 39, of Calico Rock died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in a Searcy hospital. Born Aug. 28, 1972, in Calico Rock, he was the son of Judy Finley Barger. He was a 1990 graduate of Melbourne High School and received …

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  • Kern Maxwell

    SOUTHSIDE — Max “Kern” Maxwell, 73, of Southside died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at his home. Born July 24, 1939, in Matador, Texas, he was the son of Roy and Alma Maxwell. He was of the spiritual faith. He served in the U.S. Air Force …

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  • Sponsor deadline for Low 5K race set for Friday

    Friday, 5 p.m. is the deadline for sponsorships for the annual Sara Low Memorial 5K race, announced Ken McSpadden, one of the race organizers. The race is set for Sept. 8. The race will begin at 8 a.m. in front of Batesville High School and …

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  • BMS points leaders remain same; track readies for 20th Topless 100

    LOCUST GROVE — Points leaders remained the same at the Batesville Motor Speedway Friday as Isle of Capri points racing made its final run until its season finale on Sept. 7. Points leader Jason Wilkey won the IMCA feature, followed by Dallas Everett and Greg …

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  • Hollywood Bowl renovations to begin Tuesday

    Hollywood Bowl is about to be renovated in a big way, but things will keep rolling, owner and operator Shelia Phillips said this morning. The wood lanes in the 10-lane facility will be torn out and replaced by a synthetic surface. Work is scheduled to …

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