• Wawrinka reaches first Grand Slam tennis final

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stanislas Wawrinka backed up his upset of 4-time champion Novak Djokovic by reaching his first Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4) win over Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open semifinals on Thursday. Wawrinka ended a …

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  • McRae rallies Vols past Hogs

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jordan McRae made sure Arkansas continued its recent history of road frustration. McRae scored Tennessee’s last 13 points of the game and finished with 34 as the Volunteers erased an 8-point, second-half deficit Wednesday in an 81-74 victory over Arkansas. McRae’s …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees capped an offseason spending spree by agreeing to a $155-million, 7-year contract with prized Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. Following just the second season in 19 years that didn’t include a playoff appearance, the Yankees flexed …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, January 24 – Sunday, January 26, 2014.

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  • Hipp artwork to be displayed

    ASH FLAT — Ash Flat Library will present the area’s debut exhibition and the first Arkansas exhibition of the fabric artworks of Veloris Hipp, January Artist of the Month. Hipp was born and raised in southern California, married and had two daughters and then was …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 16, 1994.

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  • NOAA: 2013 was 4th hottest on record

    WASHINGTON — Last year tied for the fourth hottest year on record around the globe. The average world temperature was 58.12 degrees (14.52 Celsius) tying with 2003 for the fourth warmest since 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday. At the same time, …

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  • Wedding insurance expands as nuptials get more expensive

    HARTFORD, Conn. — Worried about the groom getting cold feet? There’s an insurance policy for that. With the cost of the average American wedding reaching about $26,000, insurers have been selling a growing number of policies to protect against losses from extreme weather, illness and, …

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  • Tuna tailgating sliders – Add a little spice to your family tailgate

    Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Servings: 6   Ingredients: 2 pouches (2.6 oz) StarKist Chunk Light Tuna in Water, Low Sodium ¾ cup bread crumbs, divided ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese, reduced fat ½ cup fat free mayonnaise (not salad dressing) 2 …

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  • Super Bowl again set for live online streaming

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl will again be streamed live online. Fox said Wednesday that it would offer free access to all users on computers and tablets through its app for the NFL championship on Feb. 2. For other playoff games this season, …

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  • Snowstorm gives MetLife Stadium dress rehearsal

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The NFL and personnel at MetLife Stadium had a Super Bowl pop quiz on snow removal less than two weeks before the title game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks. The league and stadium officials decided to use a …

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  • Story about origin of ‘Taps’ is false

    Those who rewrite history must think it needs the help to make it more interesting. But it doesn’t — history is quite fascinating just as it actually happened. A myth is going around the web about the origin of “Taps,” the hauntingly beautiful bugle piece …

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