• Jay hit, Robinson throw lifts Cards over Padres

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pinch-hitter Jon Jay wasn’t choosy when he came up to bat for the Cardinals in the eighth inning. Jay delivered a 2-run double on the first pitch and right fielder Shane Robinson threw out the potential tying run at the plate …

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  • New commish faces many issues

    BALTIMORE — Kenesaw Mountain Landis is remembered for throwing out the Black Sox, Ford Frick for an asterisk, and Bowie Kuhn for squabbles with players and owners. A. Bartlett Giamatti ran Pete Rose out of baseball, Fay Vincent suspended George Steinbrenner, and Bud Selig presided …

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  • IdealSeat app tracks best spot for fans

    The Chicago Cubs fan found the ideal seat at Wrigley Field almost by accident, sitting in the sunniest of spots along the left-field line and finding a friendly vendor to bring some nachos for his buddy. He even caught a foul ball that day. Of …

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  • Stewart skips second sprint cup race

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track. Stewart announced the decision in a statement …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Lexi Thompson and South Korea’s Meena Lee shot 6-under-par 66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Championship, the fourth major championship of the season. Thompson and Lee each made eight birdies and a pair of bogeys at …

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  • Scots begin gridiron groundwork

    The first Lyon College football practice in 62 years happened Wednesday afternoon when Coach Kirk Kelley and his staff of assistant coaches greeted 72 prospects on the new practice field, and it happened fast. “We wanted to set the tone and the tempo. I think …

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  • Sign-up for Kiwanis youth football scheduled for next three Saturdays

    The first of three registration days for the Kiwanis Youth Football League is Saturday, according to a news release from the Kiwanis Club. Boys and girls entering grades 3 through 6 can register at Gameday Sports from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday. The …

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  • Score corrected

    The wrong score for a Melbourne golfer was reported in Wednesday’s edition of the Guard. Josie Love shot a 54 in a dual high school golf match with Southside Monday at Cooper Hawk’s Golf Course.

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  • UofA coaches, fans drawn to No. 2 quarterback battle

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — One of the most heated, and perhaps most crucial, position battles so far in the University of Arkansas Razorback football preseason hasn’t even been for a starting spot. Rather, it’s the competition between quarterbacks Austin Allen and Rafe Peavey for the backup …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, August 14 – Sunday, August 17, 2014.

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  • Woods pulls out of U.S. Ryder Cup

    Tiger Woods removed himself from consideration for the Ryder Cup team Wednesday evening with a clear message that he is not healthy enough to play. One day after U.S. captain Tom Watson said he trusted Woods to give him the “straight skinny” on the condition …

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  • MLB to select new commish

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Bud Selig’s successor as baseball commissioner will face a series of tests, perhaps none more difficult than whether he can keep his owners from the type of divisive public spats that fractured the sport’s leadership for much of the 1970s and ‘80s. …

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