• Stewart breaks right leg in Iowa crash

    OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will miss this weekend’s road course race at Watkins Glen after breaking his right leg in a sprint car race Monday night at Southern Iowa Speedway. A spokesman for Stewart said the 42-year-old driver broke his …

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  • Cloud surrounds Manziel at A&M

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Johnny Football is practicing with Texas A&M. Whether he starts the season opener is another question. Coach Kevin Sumlin on Monday said he would not speculate when asked if Johnny Manziel will be his starter on Aug. 31 against Rice …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball CHICAGO — The New York Yankees put shortstop Derek Jeter back on the disabled list Monday in the latest bump for the captain in an injury-filled season. ——— ST. LOUIS — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he thinks shortstop Hanley Ramirez …

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  • It’s all too evident that racism is still alive and well

    Ever get behind a vehicle moving slower than you would like and find yourself reading its window and/or bumper stickers? Sometimes, that can be entertainment in itself — at least until you get a broken yellow line and can pass the slow poke (or maybe …

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  • Towns on White River evacuated ahead of Union’s approach

    One hundred fifty years ago, the Federal forces in Arkansas had their sights set on Little Rock. With a supply route extending from Helena, a Little Rock campaign was now conceivable and was seriously considered in early August 1863. Brigadier-General Davidson, who was placed in …

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  • Pervs, fiends and New York’s newspapers

    The creeps who edit New York’s Daily News and Post are expanding the boundaries of bad journalism, which, considering the source is quite a trick. That’s regrettable, because the city’s tabloids used to provide fun and relatively harmless reading. More worrisome: as journalism’s bottom feeders …

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  • UofA defensive end added to another award watch list

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas senior defensive end Chris Smith has been named to the watch list for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award. Smith has now been included on four preseason watch lists this summer. Smith, an honorable mention All-SEC performer in …

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  • OSU golfer wins another crown

    ROLAND (AP) — U.S. Public Links champion Jordan Niebrugge won the Western Amateur final Monday at The Alotian Club, defeating a Sean Dale for his third win in three weeks. Niebrugge and Dale were tied playing the ninth hole Sunday when the final was suspended …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, August 7 – Saturday, August 10, 2013.

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  • Louisville’s Strong says Dyer put on zero-tolerance policy

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Michael Dyer will have to follow a strict code of conduct playing for Louisville. Cardinals Coach Charlie Strong said Monday that the former Auburn running back must sign a behavior contract and be subject to a zero-tolerance policy as conditions of …

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  • Bruce Coulter

    CALICO ROCK — Bruce Leroy Coulter, 60, of Calico Rock died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at his home. Born Aug. 23, 1952, in Peoria, Ill., he was the son of Melvin and Dolores Endres Coulter. After graduating from high school in Illinois, he traveled through …

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  • Ernest Liegel

    Ernest Henry Liegel, 80, of Batesville, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Cave City. Born Jan. 5, 1933, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of Ernest Henery Liegel and Estelle Gresley Liegel. He was a retired ship builder and electrician. He was a member …

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