• Humphrey savors HOF induction

    ATLANTA (AP) — Claude Humphrey wishes he could have made the Pro Football Hall of Fame “a long time ago where I could have actually enjoyed it more.” Even so, there’s a bonus for Humphrey, the former standout defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons and …

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  • Clippers’ Sterling out, Ballmer back in

    The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting. Move on to Steve Ballmer, who paid a record price for the team and is now a step closer to finally owning it. The Clippers …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed Byron Scott is their new coach, finally making the long-anticipated announcement in a news release. Scott was to be introduced at a news conference today at the Lakers’ training complex. Scott told reporters during …

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  • Two Torpedoes swim to high-point awards

    PARAGOULD — Joseph Wells and Trey Moody won high-point awards in their age division, and Benjamin Grafton placed second among scorers in another to lead the Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes to the top of the small-team division in the South Wind Conference Finals …

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  • Russellville tops Bogalusa in WR canoe race

    Russellville’s Crew 300 paddled past Bogalusa Crew 313 on Saturday, winning the Boy Scouts and Venturers 48th White River Canoe Race at Batesville’s Kennedy Park. Competing in the open cruising division, the team of Jarod King, Nathan White, Joshua Sayger, Chris Williams and Mark Sayger …

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  • Isle of Capri points leaders win feature races at BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — Terry Brooks and Dalton Strain padded their Isle of Capri points leads here Friday night by winning feature races at the Batesville Motor Speedway. Brooks also won the heat race in the Colt Hobby Stock division. Jeremy Tharp and Lucian Herrington took …

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  • High school golf start corrected

    The wrong starting date for Arkansas high school golf was listed in Friday’s Guard. The first day teams can play is Monday, Aug. 4. Most teams in the circulation area are scheduled to open Aug. 5, when Batsville and Southside’s girls and boys are set …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 1 – Saturday, August 2, 2014.

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  • Dodgers sweep in San Francisco for NL West lead

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carl Crawford hit a run-scoring triple to back Hyun-Jin Ryu’s third straight victory, and the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 4-3 victory Sunday night. Ryu (12-5) moved within two wins of his …

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  • Final arguments in Sterling case set for today

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling’s estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. Lawyers for Sterling plan to argue today that Shelly …

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  • Golf Briefs

    BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) — Bernhard Langer ran away with the Senior British Open for his fourth senior major title, finishing a Champions Tour-record 13 strokes ahead of Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie. The 56-year-old German closed with a 4-under-par 67 at sunny Royal Porthcawl to finish at …

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  • Big Hurt, Torre headline HOF class

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats. Thomas, pitchers Tom …

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