By John L. Pitts Daily Journal They rounded up the usual suspects as defending national champion Ohio State topped the USA Today coaches preseason football poll released on Thursday. Ole Miss was 15th and Mississippi State missed the Top 25 by three points to stand 26th. The rest of the top five: TCU – which […]

Daily Journal A slow start to the season dropped San Diego prospect Hunter Renfroe 37 spots to 85 on the top 100 prospects list. The former Mississippi State star responded with his 13th home run of the season and continued his second-half surge with Double-A San Antonio. Renfroe began the season hitting .242/.305/.385 over […]

By Jim Salter Associated Press ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals will stay on Fox Sports Midwest through 2032, thanks to an agreement announced Thursday. The 15-year deal begins in 2018 and runs through the 2032 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Cardinals are a lynchpin of Fox Sports Midwest, […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Matt Carpenter hit a pair of home runs, and Greg Garcia’s bases-loaded walk capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning as St. Louis beat Colorado 9-8 on Thursday. Carpenter went 4 for 5 with four RBIs after moving back to the leadoff spot. It was his first career multihomer […]

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. Topwater lures that imitate creatures such as frogs and mice, or other floating […]

The wheels of the plane folded to a close as it rose above houses and trees. Below, big tractors pulled wide discs over broad fields, recarving furrows in the places they’d stood for many springs before. The soil yielded as from memory and resumed its appointed shape. Looking down, the passenger in 6A thought of […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss defensive end turned linebacker C.J. Johnson noticed something different about his coach, Hugh Freeze, in spring drills. Freeze talked about the possibility of a national championship for Ole Miss not in abstract terms but in a direct cause-and-effect manner. Complete the requirements of A, B and […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Ty Jones could have stayed in Pontotoc all summer and eaten high on the hog every day at Boondocks. Instead, he took his basketball and helped the North Mississippi Kings 16U AAU team eat good – and win good, too. The Kings have had plenty of successes, the biggest coming […]

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Nettleton’s Riley Ann Mayhew and Walnut’s Kye Meeks were among the winners on Wednesday as the Coca-Cola Junior Tour wrapped up its summer season with championship play at the Starkville Country Club. Mayhew, the defending Class I state high school champion, shot a 76-80 – 156 for […]