Rebels get commitment from Texas safety

By John Davis Oxford Citizen Hugh Freeze and his staff stayed as hot as the weather in July on the recruiting trail Tuesday morning,...

Pittsburgh's Gerrit Cole (14-4) gave up seven hits in 7 2/3 innings and lowered his ERA to 2.24. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Associated Press PITTSBURGH – Gerrit Cole became the majors’ first 14-game winner, leading Pittsburgh to 3-1 victory over Washington on Sunday. Cole allowed one run and seven hits in 7 2/3 innings while improving to 3-1 with a 2.40 ERA in four July starts. The right-hander struck out eight and walked none. Cole (14-4) also […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal It was just a broken collarbone, no biggie. Not to Ryan Hall, anyway. His collarbone is just one bone the New Albany motocross racer destroyed to reach Loretta Lynn’s Tennessee ranch next week for the 34th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Amateur National Motocross Championship. “The first bone was just a […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Given a choice, Tupelo running back Kegan Huddleston would run prefer challenging South Panola’s helmet-cracking defense than take one more ride on Goliath, Six Flags Over Georgia’s hypercoaster. Huddleston, to put it mildly, lost his lunch during the thrill ride’s 170-foot drop. “I had to clean up, change my shirt,” […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal HATTIESBURG – Wet weather controlled play most of the daylight hours Saturday at the Senior American Legion State Tournament at Oak Grove High School, pushing back the start times significantly of Games 3 and 4 on Saturday’s original schedule. But rain had not yet arrived for the first […]

Associated Press CHICAGO – Phillies ace Cole Hamels enhanced his trade value even more, becoming the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs in 50 years while leading Philadelphia to a 5-0 win Saturday. There was drama down to the final out, when rookie center fielder Odubel Herrera stumbled on the warning […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tupelo’s football coaches hope Jett Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 218-pound sophomore linebacker, becomes a tackling terminator for the Golden Wave this season. Thursday night, Johnson’s mom, Frances, and a host of other player moms attended a “Ladies Night” Football 101 course taught by their sons’ coaches. They had questions. They got […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Randal Grichuk homered and rookie Tim Cooney threw seven solid innings to earn his first major league win, leading St. Louis to a 4-2 victory over Atlanta on Friday. St. Louis improved to 6-1 since the All-Star break and pushed its home record to an MLB-best 35-12. Meanwhile, the Braves […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal HATTIESBURG – The first day of the Senior American Legion State Tournament, the Tupelo 49ers got to observe. They get to lace up their spikes today. The scheduled Day 2 of the tournament begins with the defending state champion 49ers in the 10 a.m. game, hitting the field […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal HATTIESBURG – The Booneville Banditos American Legion baseball team followed its playbook of smallball to the letter Friday in its first game of the State Tournament. Then they tore up their playbook, and still found success. Bunting and powering its way to 15 hits, Booneville claimed an all-important […]