Dark water swirled into the glass handle on the lid of the percolator as the Old Man turned three eggs on the stove. The heel and a few slices of bread lay dominoed from the end of a Sunbeam bag on the kitchen table. Daylight was hours away as we waited for the arrival of […]

Associated Press DESTIN, Fla. – Kentucky will play Florida, Tennessee and Vanderbilt twice a season every season in the SEC’s new basketball schedule format that increases the number of permanent home-and-home opponents from one to three. The SEC announced the tweak on Thursday. Each of the 14 SEC teams will play at each other at […]

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By Mark Long AP Sports Writer DESTIN, Fla. – The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004. Now, a decade later, those penalties are going up. Way up. The league plans to “substantially” increase fines for teams that violate its on-field policy. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive indicated […]

By Brian Mahoney AP Basketball Writer Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season’s brightest stars, are taking basketball’s biggest stage. The NBA Finals start June 4 with the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers, two teams who have little experience playing this time of year. James is the exception, getting ready to appear in […]

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By Parrish Alford Daily Journal DESTIN, Fla. – Most SEC football coaches are hopeful satellite camps will be banished, but if they’re not, they want a piece of the action. Or at least the freedom to make that call themselves. Commissioner Mike Slive said Tuesday the conference will propose legislation at the national level to […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal DESTIN, Fla. – While college basketball’s overlords are tinkering with the game, SEC coaches ask only for consistency. Earlier this month, the NCAA men’s basketball rules committee approved a package of proposals and officiating directives it says will improve pace of play and reduce the physicality in the sport. Translation: […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – An early exit from the SEC tournament last week was billed as a positive by Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco. His Rebels, now 10 days between games, took the quick ouster and turned it into a positive – all the weekend starters, the bullpen, and position players, are […]

By Steve Hunt Special to the Journal ARLINGTON, Texas – If Mitch Moreland has his way, he’ll never land on the disabled list again. And right now, he’s putting the hurt on opposing pitchers. Moreland, the Mississippi State product who mainly plays first base for the Texas Rangers, singled in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s […]

Associated Press NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig’s American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep. Michael Pineda (6-2) rebounded from consecutive losses and Brian McCann hit a solo shot for the Yankees, who […]