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BALDWYN Versatile Duke Upshaw is gone from a team that rushed for 2,000 yards, but the Bearcats still have potential playmakers, including...

NEW YORK (AP) – Brett Favre is getting into satellite radio, joining SiriusXM NFL Radio as a host. One day before Favre is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 6, he will debut on SiriusXM with a special town hall style of show from Canton, Ohio. He will host a series […]

Daily Journal Lance Lynn, the former Ole Miss ace, is making progress on the road back from elbow surgery. The St. Louis Cardinals tweeted a photo of Lynn throwing batting practice on Thursday in Miami, where the team is playing this weekend. Lynn, 29, started 126 games for St. Louis over the past four seasons, […]

Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas – Mitch Moreland’s second home run of the game broke a tie in the eighth inning and Cole Hamels earned his 12th win of the season as the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Thursday night. Hamels (12-2) allowed two runs and six hits in eight innings, matching […]

By Kevin Tate Outdoors Writer When the summer heat hits its peak, confining bass fishermen to hours early or late in the day, it may also be pointing them toward some of the most exciting fishing to be found all year long. During the hottest days of the year, many fishermen find considerable slack in […]

Water dripped and plopped onto the hard plastic bottom inside the empty ice chest, falling there from the frozen block of catalpa worms that turned in my hands. Each drop made a deep, bass thump far out of proportion to its size. The Old Men watched and listened in some amazement, for it was loud […]

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer The College Football Playoff has abandoned a plan to play most of its semifinals on New Year’s Eves after television ratings tumbled last year, moving the dates of future games to ensure they will be played either on a weekend or a holiday. The changes will start […]

Nation’s best The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) has produced four of the last five national champion teams, including Northwest Mississippi in 2015 and East Mississippi in 2011 and 2013-14. It’s a tough annual task for Itawamba and Northeast to get themselves in the mix. Doc Ock Itawamba CC sophomore Octavius Matthews, […]

SIRMONES

Former Mississippi State tight end C.J. Sirmones, a hero of the 1999 Egg Bowl, was shot to death Tuesday night in Tennessee. The Lawrence County Sherrif’s Office said Sirmones, 36, was shot during an argument with Yancey Williams., 30, who was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder and was being held on a $400,000 […]

By Stephen Hunt Special to the Journal IRVING, Texas – Nick Mullens has experienced many emotions during his first three seasons at Southern Miss, starting with heartbreak and disappointment as the Golden Eagles were 1-11 and 3-9 in his freshman and sophomore campaigns. However, in 2015, USM’s third season under Todd Monken, the Golden Eagles […]