RICK CLEVELAND: Dozier deserves All-Star nod

JACKSON Brian Dozier of Fulton and Southern Miss ended last week as the American League leader among second basemen in just about every...

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – The top returning scorer in Southeastern Conference basketball is mending quite nicely. That’s good news for Ole Miss, which will need the same heroics this season that Stefan Moody provided last year as a first-year junior college transfer. Moody averaged 18.6 points in conference games – tied for […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Ben Howland already has three of his highly-touted freshmen on campus at Mississippi State and is awaiting the arrival of one more. Five-star point guard Malik Newman, four-star shooting guard Quinndary Weatherspoon and four-star power forward Aric Holman all enrolled for the first summer term and have impressed […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – The Pontotoc Red Sox senior American Legion baseball team has been mowing down opponents all month. The rival Tupelo 49ers almost clogged up the works for Pontotoc on Monday night. Almost. Pontotoc scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning to grab a 6-5 victory […]

By Kyle Alford Special to the Journal WEST POINT – Kye Meeks of Walnut capitalized on the opportunity to play one of Mississippi’s well-known golf courses by shooting one of the lowest overall scores among his rivals. Meeks’ putter seemed to be spot-on Monday and was a big factor in his score of 73 as […]

Associated Press BALTIMORE – Mitch Moreland hit two of the Rangers’ four home runs off Bud Norris, and Texas got another winning effort on the road from left-hander Wandy Rodriguez in an 8-1 victory over Baltimore on Monday. Moreland (Amory, MSU) hit a solo shot in the second inning and a two-run drive in the […]

By R.B. Fallstrom AP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS – Mike Matheny has zero interest in scanning the daily statistics that show just how efficiently the St. Louis Cardinals are dealing with the opposition. Matheny prefers that his players ignore all that, too, just as they have the hacking investigation involving the Houston Astros that seems […]

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari believes Confederate flags should be taken down. During a Southeastern Conference coaches conference call Monday, Calipari said that “obviously, it offends a portion of our society, so people are deciding to take them down. That’s how I feel. It may offend, so I’d say do it.” […]

Brady’s Bunch New England, defending Super Bowl champs, may be without QB Tom Brady for the first four games of the season due to “Deflategate.” It’s big test up front for the NFL’s best franchise. State of change The San Francisco 49ers ran off head coach Jim Harbaugh and an exodus of players – including […]

Daily Journal With just a little more bullpen support, Tupelo’s Chris Stratton might already have two Triple-A pitching wins. Instead, he’s still looking for his first. The Sacramento River Cats wasted Stratton’s gem on Sunday – eight innings, five hits, no runs, no ranks and six strikeouts – in an extra-inning loss to Las Vegas. […]