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Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
It's almost September and Clayton Kershaw loaded the bases for the first time all season. Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night. ''A pretty [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, reacts after losing a point against Thomaz Bellucci, of Brazil, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
In the heat of the moment, locked in a suddenly tight match after midnight at Flushing Meadows, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka snapped at a rowdy spectator, telling him to ''Shut up.'' An hour later, his 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1) victory over 91st-ranked Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil in the [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Maria Sharapova, of Russia, reacts after a point against Alexandra Dulgheru, of Romania, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. On Wednesday, Sharapova found herself down by a set and facing a break point early in the second at Flushing Meadows, bothered by the whipping wind, her own off-target strokes and an opponent who wasn't backing [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price leaves the field after being pulled in the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Detroit, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Price allowed eight earned runs in two innings. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
It was an inning that defied explanation - the New York Yankees banging out hit after hit against one of the best pitchers in baseball. The game doesn't always make sense,'' manager Joe Girardi said. ''He's as good as it gets, and we were able to hit some [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Greg Holland and catcher Salvador Perez celebrate after the Royals' baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 6-1. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
The Kansas City Royals conjured up a little more late-game magic Wednesday night. Shut down most of the night by the Twins' Phil Hughes, the Royals finally broke through with six runs in the eighth. Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run, and Billy Butler and Salvador Perez [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a redshirt freshman walk-on receiver with a possible concussion. The players suspended were sophomores Des Lawrence and Brian Walker, [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. In the account, Shaw described how he instinctively jumped from a balcony, with no one around, [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon rests during practice at the NFL football team's training campin Berea, Ohio. Gordon says the only place he can find peace is on the football field. His time there could be running short. The Browns' star receiver is awaiting word from the NFL on whether he'll be suspended for all or part of the season for violating the league's substance-abuse program. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
Josh Gordon's wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. The Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon's indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he will miss at least 16 games for another violation of the league's substance abuse policy. A repeat drug offender, Gordon had [...]
Wed, Aug 27, 2014
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 18: Steve Ballmer and Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers speak to the media at STAPLES Center on August 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years. In Steve Ballmer's first big move since taking over as the new owner, he gave Rivers a contract extension through the 2018-19 season. Rivers was a stabilizing force for the franchise during the upheaval created [...]
Wed, Aug 27, 2014
FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2014, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) passes against the New England Patriots in the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Foxborough, Mass. The Panthers want fourth-year quarterback Cam Newton to throw more and run less as he continues to grow as an NFL quarterback. That's because they want the two-time Pro Bowler to stay healthy. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Cam Newton expects to be ready for the Panthers Sept. 7 regular season opener against Tampa Bay. ''There's no doubt in my mind.,'' Newton said Wednesday. Panthers coach Ron Rivera also said he expects Newton to be ready for the Bucs. [...]
Wed, Aug 27, 2014
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Hope CANCER SUPPORT GROUP @ United Methodist Church
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The Batesville United Methodist Church, in partnership with Margaret Mary Health, will soon be offering a cancer support group whose goal is to ensure access to valuable community resources to those living with cancer. The group will also provide hope, encouragement, education and sanctuary. HOPE will meet on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM at the Batesville United Methodist Church and will feature a guest speaker, time for topic discussion and fellowship. The Batesville community and beyond are invited to attend! The first session is scheduled for Thursday, June 26 and will feature a discussion around the emotional rollercoaster of cancer and the fear of recurrence. For a complete list of monthly topics or for more information, contact Kari Ann Rennekamp of the Margaret Mary Outpatient and Cancer Center at 812.933.3741 or the Batesville United Methodist Church at 812.934.3137.

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