Report: Alabama coach gave player money

Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama has placed an assistant strength and conditioning coach on administrative leave for lending...

By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Alcorn State coach Jay Hopson said former Vanderbilt player Jaborian “Tip” McKenzie is playing football for the Braves because he believes the freshman is “100 percent innocent” of the rape charges he faces in Nashville, Tenn. McKenzie, 19, and three other former Vanderbilt players are […]

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A post on the University of Alabama athletics Facebook page drew ire from fans for asking them to change their profile pictures to an image of late coach Bear Bryant’s houndstooth hat. The request was to celebrate what would have been Bryant’s 100th birthday Wednesday. Most of the hundreds of comments […]

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — University of Southern Mississippi graduate Chuck Scianna has given $350,000 to establish an endowment that will provide three annual scholarships in honor of former athletics director Jeff Hammond, and his wife, Diane. Jeff Hammond is a retired major general in the United States Army and former Golden Eagle quarterback for USM […]

STEPHEN WILSON, Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, capitalizing on its reputation as a “safe pair of hands” and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis. Tokyo defeated Istanbul 60-36 in the final round of secret voting by the International Olympic Committee. Madrid was eliminated earlier […]

The Tupelo Tigers defeated the Poplar Springs Vikings 12-2 on Sunday to win the Tombigbee Waterway League semi-pro baseball championship. The Tigers swept the best-of-three championship series. Jake Smithey had a grand slam and 6 RBIs to help make a winner of pitcher J.P. Barber. Jeremey Carlisle was named MVP for the Tigers and Kevin […]

By Kyle Alford Special to the Journal TUPELO – Early Sunday, distance runners lined up at a starting line to begin, and hopefully finish, a journey. The Tupelo Marathon and 14.2 Miler took place throughout the county roads and residential sections that make up West Tupelo and Belden. It was Alan Ash’s first marathon, and […]

Tupelo Marathon T-shirt. (Gene Phelps)

By GENE PHELPS Daily Journal The quest to qualify for the 2014 Boston Marathon has spiked an interest from runners around the nation for Sunday’s 30th annual Tupelo Marathon and 14.2 Miler. Race director Mike Lail has seen a 30 percent increase in entries this year. “They all want to run our race and qualify […]

TUNICA – Ken Hogue of Fulton is two shots off the lead in the Super Senior (60-over) championship flight at the MGA’s Senior Amateur Championship at Tunica National. He’s a two-time (2006, 2008) winner in the division. Fred Brister (69-74–143) of Jackson leads the division after two rounds. Hogue (69-76–145) is two strokes ahead of […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Saturday’s grand reopening of the Corinth SportsPlex will showcase many renovations that have taken place at the facility which has been part of the Corinth exercise and recreation scene for decades. The first Quad-County Bench Press Competition has already attracted about 25 competitors, with new registrations […]