New Albany’s Whiteside retires, joins Giants

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal New Albany native Eli Whiteside, a catcher who played six seasons in the major leagues and won two World...

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARVILLE – Mississippi State saw its 18-game winning streak come to an end in a 16-point loss at Vanderbilt on Jan. 11. The 18th-ranked Bulldogs were able to get some retribution Thursday night sinking the Commodores 69-44 in front of 5,056 at Humphrey Coliseum. It was the sixth largest crowd […]

By Kevin Tate Outdoors Writer Hunter Baggett of Mantachie has seen and shot many deer in his 12 short years on Earth, but a buck he took last weekend was more unusual than any most will get their hands on in a long lifetime. Hunting on a relative’s property in Chickasaw County, last Sunday’s sunrise […]

My friend and I were wading eyebrow deep through a big stand of briars while the beagles stood in the clean edge of a harvested cotton field, watching us. They’d been in the briars with us when we’d stepped in to help flush a rabbit, but at some point they’d relinquished the job silently and […]

By Rob Maaddi AP Pro Football Writer PHOENIX – Marshawn Lynch changed the script and fired back at his critics. After two days of giving only scripted answers, the Seattle Seahawks’ star running back gave his most extensive comments of Super Bowl week, mostly telling reporters why he won’t talk to them. “I don’t know […]

Associated Press The Big 12 and SEC are moving their non-conference challenge series to late January, right in the middle of league play. The two conferences announced Thursday that the annual 10-game Big 12/SEC Challenge, played over several days in early December this season, will be held on Jan. 30 next year. SEC commissioner Mike […]

TUPELO Everybody knows by now “The Duke” allegedly lost some weight – at least a pound, maybe more – on its recent trip to Foxboro. Super Bowl XLIX and the pending championship game between the New England Patriots and defending world champion Seattle Seahawks is being upstaged this week by “Deflategate.” The Patriots and head […]

Mississippi State guard Trivante Bloodman scores on a fast break. (Petre Thomas)

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Admittedly it wasn’t their Super Bowl, but for much of their game with in-state rival Mississippi State on Wednesday night, Ole Miss looked like a team worthy of the first pick in the draft. Fortunately for the Rebels, Jarvis Summers was there to save a lonely winter’s night. […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal OXFORD – Mississippi State and Ole Miss renewed the most played rivalry in the Southeastern Conference. Wednesday night marked the 251st meeting between the Magnolia State programs. It was the final meeting inside Tad Smith Coliseum, with the Rebels improving to 35-15 against the Bulldogs in the venue since it […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Reggie Miller walked off the court and heard a few harsh words from his Saltillo coach, Craig Lauderdale. Miller barked back. It happened again three days later, in a game against West Point. The random observer may have thought it was a team spinning out of control. Not the case […]