• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 5 – Saturday, July 6, 2013.

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  • Djokovic, del Porto advance into Wimbledon semis

    LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro set up a semifinal meeting at Wimbledon, each winning in straight sets Wednesday in quarterfinal matches that wrapped up within five seconds of each other. Top-seeded Djokovic defeated No. 7 Tomas Berdych 7-6 (5), 6-4, …

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  • Geography plays part in hiring of new UofA baseball assistant

    Geography helped map Tony Vitello’s path to Arkansas. Having played and coached at the University of Missouri, then coached at Texas Christian University, Vitello has lived and recruited in two states crucial to baseball recruiting for Arkansas Razorbacks Coach Dave Van Horn. It also helps …

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  • Reds’ Bailey throws no-hitter

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ryan Express has an honored passenger, a hard-throwin’ fellow Texan who wears the same number and has a nickname derived from a movie. Homer “Batman” Bailey? Come aboard! The right-hander made a little no-hitter history on Tuesday night, throwing his second …

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  • Henderson State touting Duke for PGA honor

    ARKADELPHIA (AP) — Henderson State is touting one of its former golfers for honors from the PGA. Ken Duke won last month’s Travelers Championship in a playoff. The PGA Tour asks fans to pick its golfers of the month after a media panel selects four …

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  • Cardinals lose 5-1 to Angels, old pal

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols’ first game against the Cardinals was much easier on him emotionally in his new home at Angel Stadium than it would have been in St. Louis. The 3-time NL MVP, who spent his first 11 seasons with the Cardinals …

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  • Dyer seeks new chance

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former Auburn and Arkansas State running back Michael Dyer says he would prefer to play college football rather than enter the NFL supplemental draft. After drug- and weapon-related run-ins, the former Little Rock Christian star told ESPN.com in an interview Monday …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Hernandez slaying BOSTON (AP) — Boston police have asked authorities in the Connecticut hometown of Aaron Hernandez for their help with a double homicide investigation linked to the former NFL star, police said. Hernandez is already charged with murder in the shooting death of his …

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  • Batesville native running for state attorney general

    Twelve years ago, Circuit Judge Keith Rutledge interrupted his court session long enough to swear his daughter Leslie in as attorney. He had no idea she would spend her career in public service — and would one day run for the state’s top legal official. …

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  • Baby found wandering street alone – DHS initially refuses to come to scene

    A neighbor found a diaper-clad child wandering in the area of 19th and Porter streets around 7 p.m. Saturday with no adults seemingly nearby. The neighbor said she had watched the baby playing in a neighbor’s yard for quite a while. When the child went …

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  • ‘Politician’s politician’ Former Sharp Co. judge Frank Arnold dies at 80

    ASH FLAT — From the Sharp County Courthouse in Ash Flat where Frank Arnold spent two decades as county judge, former co-worker Wanda Girtman said, “He’ll be missed.” Franklin D. Arnold, who retired at the end of 1998, died Saturday at 80 in a Mountain …

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  • Man leaves without paying for beer

    Purloined beer has landed a Batesville man behind bars for public intoxication on Friday. Deputy Fred Friar was dispatched to the Fox Creek BBQ, where employee Terry Wentland had served the man a pitcher of beer. The man, identified as Paul Eddings, 38, 2575 Case …

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