• Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson says Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has badly outdated views about minorities and is shockingly ignorant about HIV and AIDS for such a prominent public figure. “He’s living in the stone ages,” …

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  • Midland dominates region final

    BEE BRANCH — The Midland Lady Mustangs broke out to a 4-0 lead in the third inning and never looked back Monday in the finals of the 1A Region 3 Tournament for high school softball at Bee Branch. The Lady Mustangs walloped the Nemo Vista …

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  • Three Scots selected to all-league first team

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Three members of the 2014 Lyon College baseball team earned All-American Midwest Conference first-team honors on Monday after helping the Scots to a second-place finish and a 34-18 regular-season record, according to the league office. Senior pitcher Ben Neyen, of Carrollton, Texas, …

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  • Mustangs hammer Rebs

    BEE BRANCH — The Midland Mustangs hammered the Sacred Heart Rebels 9-2 Monday in the consolation game of the 1A Region 3 Tournament. Trent Fortson pitched the win as he allowed only one hit and struck out six in the first three innings. Dalton Passmore …

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  • California, in-state stars sign with Lyon softball

    Highly-decorated softball players from California and Arkansas recently signed letters of intent with Lyon College, announced the college. Autumn Martin won second-team All-American honors at John W. North High School in Riverside, California, before transferring to Arlington High before her junior season. She has played …

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  • S-side boys thump GCT in soccer

    PARAGOULD — Wanting to get one more match in before postseason play begins, the Southside Southerners went to Greene County and defeated the Class 5A Greene County Tech Golden Eagles 6-2 on Monday night. The victory also set a school record for victories. The Southerners …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, May 13 – Sunday, May 18, 2014.

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  • ‘Sandlot summary’ policies

    The Guard sports department’s policies regarding the publication of youth league baseball, tee-ball and softball scores and highlights, ordinarily published under the headings “Sandlot summary” or “Sandlot,” include the following: The deadline for submitting scores and other information at the Guard sports desk is 1 …

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  • Cellar-dwelling Cubs hammer Cards

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The game was so far gone, the St. Louis Cardinals called on Daniel Descalso to get the final out. In a silent clubhouse after a 17-5 blowout loss to the Chicago Cubs Monday night, the infielder’s first career pitching appearance was …

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  • California Chrome checks in at Pimlico for Preakness

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was none too eager to get his first look at Pimlico Race Course on Monday. Upon arriving at site of the Preakness, California Chrome refused to peek his head outside the van. Finally, after much prodding, the …

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  • Manziel not guaranteed Browns’ starting job

    CANTON, Ohio (AP) — As the crowd of football fans bowed their heads before Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam spoke, a priest delivering the invocation asked for a special blessing for new quarterback Johnny Manziel. He may need more than divine intervention. “Father, I don’t think …

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  • Lady Mustangs aim for region title, revenge

    BEE BRANCH — The Midland Lady Mustangs won two 1A Region 3 Tournament softball games this weekend, advancing to the championship game today against the Nemo Vista Lady Red Hawks. The Lady Red Hawks defeated the Lady Mustangs 6-4 in the region title game last …

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