• 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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  • 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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  • Gordon wins record 5th Brickyard 400

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again. Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Cycling PARIS — Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner’s podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees. Chants of “Vin-cen-zo!” rang across the famed avenue …

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  • Prospects look promising for two state golf runners-up

    Count the course when calculating the Concord Pirates’ chances at another state high school golf championship. “Tannenbaum is hosting the state tournament and, though it’s not set, we’re sure they will host the district tournament, too,” Concord Coach Keith Cornett said of Tannenbaum Golf Club …

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  • Lady Pirates help team to WS crown

    Two Concord students helped the Arkansas Pride to the United States Fastpitch Association 14-and-under Class C World Series title last weekend in Panama City Beach, Florida. Kendall White and Kaleah Davis, who will be freshmen for the Lady Pirate softball team this coming school year, …

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