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Collin McCrory was named tournament MVP after pitching 3 1/3 scoreless innings for Tupelo in Monday's championship game. McCrory also threw a complete game in Friday night's win.

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – Kirk Presley’s last words from Sunday were almost scarily prophetic. “We will see a different Hattiesburg team tomorrow.” After winning with a 10-run margin Sunday, Tupelo survived an eight-run inning by the Hub City Bombers in the championship game of the senior American Legion State Tournament […]

By Steve Reed Associated Press SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy, convicted two weeks ago for a domestic assault, said he wants to remain with the Carolina Panthers beyond this year. Hardy addressed the media before Sunday’s practice but refused to answer specific questions about his conviction on two domestic violence charges […]

By John Kekis Associated Press COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Frank Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine on Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000. “Thanks for having me in your […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – There will be extra baseball today in the senior American Legion State Tournament. Coming out of the losers bracket, the Tupelo 49ers won two games on Sunday, including a 15-5 victory over the Hub City Bombers from Hattiesburg. With Hub City taking its first loss of […]

Daily Journal EUGENE, Ore. – Ole Miss freshman Jalen Miller made his final race of the season count. Running leadoff for Team USA’s 4×100-meter relay team, Miller helped the Americans win a gold medal with a time of 38.70 at the IAAF World Junior Championships on Saturday. The Americans’ winning time was just .04 seconds […]

By Donica Phifer New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – The Cotton States Baseball League closed its 2014 season with the Tallahatchie Rascals standing tall as the collegiate champions. The Rascals defeated the North Delta Dealers, a three-seed winner from Saturday’s tournament, 6-2 on Sunday afternoon. The back-and-forth affair saw an early pitching duel between starters […]

After splitting time in a platoon last season, Dylan Favre enters the fall as UT-Martin's quarterback. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

By Patrick Magee The Sun Herald (MCT) After flying high with big numbers and a famous last name at St. Stanislaus, life has become much more grounded for Dylan Favre at Tennessee-Martin. With a son, Xavier, who is about to turn 17 months old and graduation looming in December, Favre readily admits that his priorities […]

TUPELO For once – even though the Mississippi High School Activities Association denied it multiple times after the Daily Journal reported it – the MHSAA and the schools and the public were all on the same page: Get those football championships out of Jackson’s Veterans Memorial Stadium. MHSAA executive director Don Hinton deserves credit for […]

Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard during the NFL team's football training camp in Anderson, Ind., Friday, July 25, 2014.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

By Michael Marot Associated Press ANDERSON, Ind. – Colts running back Vick Ballard spent 10 months working his way back from a serious injury. Now he has to do it again. On Saturday, coach Chuck Pagano confirmed the Indianapolis team’s worst fear – that Ballard, the former Mississippi State standout, tore his left Achilles’ tendon […]