• Sports Briefs

    Pro football CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals are making Andy Dalton one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league. Dalton signed a six-year extension on Monday. According to multiple reports, the deal is worth up to $115 million and will prevent Dalton playing out …

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  • Terry Phillips wins USMTS playoff race

    LOCUST GROVE — Terry Phillips won the first of 20 playoff races in the United States Modified Touring Series Friday at the Batesville Motor Speedway, picking up his 18th victory in the series and the $3,000 grand prize. Thirty-five drivers qualified for 20 nights of …

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  • Circulation-area high schools teeing up in tournaments Tuesday

    The high school golf season gets rolling for most Guard circulation-area high schools Tuesday with the play of the Citizens Bank Pioneer Invitational Tournament at The Course at Eagle Mountain and the Izard County Cougar Classic at Cooper’s Hawk in Melbourne. The Cougar Classic is …

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  • Unexpected runner from Memphis wins Classic crown, monied record

    A course record was set Saturday morning at the White River 4-Mile Classic, but the source was unexpected. Jordan Hamric, a former NCAA Division I All-American from West Virginia University and a current student at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, bettered Leah Thorvilson’s record, …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, August 5 – Friday, August 8, 2014.

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  • Earnhardt Jr. sweeps at Pocono Raceway

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras. Earnhardt now holds the No. 1 seed in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. The legion of Junior Nation fans roared when Earnhardt …

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  • Cardinals rally, Lackey wins in St. Louis debut

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — John Lackey was as advertised, and the St. Louis Cardinals rewarded their new pitcher with a late rally. “It worked out good; got a win,” Lackey said after the Cardinals rallied for three runs in the seventh inning to beat the …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf AKRON, Ohio (AP) — From links of Britain to the parkland of America, Rory McIlroy is on top of the world again. In his first start since a wire-to-wire win at the British Open, McIlroy wiped out a 3-shot deficit in only three holes …

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  • Record holders eyeing White River 4-Mile Classic

    The 36th running of the White River Roadrunners 4-Mile Classic will not produce a defending champion, but it might see the return of a champion or champions, one or two race records, or all four. Jeremy Inman and Tia Stone, the 2013 champs, will not …

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  • QB questions abound as SEC teams enter preseason camps

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps around the league. Big names, not so much. Division favorites Alabama and South Carolina will be banking on new starters. Ditto for Texas A&M, Georgia and defending East …

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  • Martin back in fold with Roush Racing

    Mark Martin announced Thursday that he will begin work immediately as a driver development coach for Roush Fenway Racing, according to a report this morning in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Martin began racing stock cars for Jack Roush in 1988 and by the time they parted …

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  • Cardinals avoid sweep in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Shelby Miller and three relievers combined on a 3-hitter, Oscar Taveras hit a 2-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals thumped the San Diego Padres 6-2 and avoided a 3-game series sweep. The Cardinals acquired right-hander John Lackey from Boston just …

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