5 Things to Know: National colleges

Buckeyes’ World Ohio State, the defending national champion, is sure to be everyone’s preseason No. 1. The Buckeyes return 16 starters...

Associated Press DETROIT – Anibal Sanchez’s no-hit bid was broken up when former Detroit teammate Ezequiel Carrera lined a single to left with one out in the eighth inning, and the Tigers held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-6 Friday on a night when Miguel Cabrera limped off with a calf injury. Given […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Growing up in Pontotoc, Delvin Zinn dreamed of one day playing professional baseball. But that wasn’t his only dream. His pro baseball dream came one step closer to reality last month when the Chicago Cubs selected him in the 28th round (833rd overall) in the MLB Draft. Zinn […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Representatives of the NCAA were in town Friday to speak with Lindsey Miller, the stepfather of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, according to Miller. Miller told the Clarion-Ledger the NCAA’s visit was part of an investigation into alleged rules violations by the Ole Miss football program. A […]

By Makenzie Hawkins Special to the Journal The Cotton States League wrapped up the first half of its seventh season on Tuesday night in New Albany. The collegiate wooden bat league, which plays at BNA Bank Park in New Albany, was founded in 2009. “We have had a great first half of our season getting […]

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal TUPELO – The 31st Green Street Mile will be contested early Saturday morning, rain or shine. The annual Fourth of July race down South Green St. is scheduled to begin promptly at 7 a.m. Registration will begin at 6 a.m. Tupelo Running Club officials said the race would go […]

By John Leicester AP Sports Columnist PARIS – As a two-time All-Star, Steve Finley knows more than most what it takes to shine in Major League Baseball. So having run his expert eyes over the sport’s pioneering 16-year-old girl at a training camp this week, can he hazard a guess at whether she’ll go on […]

Tough division There’s not a more competitive division in the Journal’s footprint than 4-2A, the home of Bruce, Calhoun City, East Webster, Eupora and Okolona. Calhoun City and East Webster were North playoff finalists last year. Everyone has stars, the biggest maybe Calhoun City RB Brieton Sykes. Hill’s swan song Retiring Oxford coach Johnny Hill […]

Daily Journal He’s not threatening Cal Ripken’s streak, but former Ole Miss baseball standout Chris Coghlan has the longest active streak of games played in the major leagues. After Thursday, he’s up to 141 games in a row. Coghlan took over the consecutive game lead in mid-June after Freddie Freeman (234) of the Braves injured […]

OXFORD In what is traditionally a slow sports week, Laremy Tunsil has provided the holiday fireworks. The story is ongoing, and it remains to be seen whether allegations from Tunsil’s stepfather that the junior tackle was riding around with agents will lead to upheaval along the Ole Miss offensive line. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, […]