Two of Nick Saban's players were arrested on Saturday. (AP Photo/Al.com, Vasha Hunt)

By John Zenor AP Sports Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama coach Nick Saban steadfastly defended his signing of defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor, who has now been kicked off his second Southeastern Conference team for domestic violence arrests. Taylor, who some say should never had been on the team, was one of two Crimson Tide players […]

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) – Left-hander Paul Maholm has been released from a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds. The former Mississippi State standout agreed to the deal Jan. 28 and had a 2.19 ERA in five spring-training games, allowing three runs, seven hits and two walks in 12 1-3 innings with five strikeouts. Cincinnati, […]

By Jim O’Connell AP Basketball Writer Frank Kaminsky and Jahlil Okafor are as different as stories can be in college basketball. The two, however, have a lot in common – both are in the Final Four and both were the top selections on The Associated Press’ 2014-15 All-America team. Kaminsky, the 7-foot senior from Wisconsin, […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – After being shut out in three consecutive games, Mississippi State was finally able to plate some runs on Sunday. The Bulldogs combined a strong performance on the mound with enough offense for a 3-1 victory over Auburn to salvage the final game of the series. “I thought we […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal MEMPHIS – When Ben Howland was named the new basketball coach at Mississippi State last week, he received a lot of high-profile texts from NBA players, including Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who played under Howland at UCLA. Another came from Memphis Grizzlies rookie Jordan Adams, another former Bruins […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Jamoral Graham was good enough to step on the field immediately for Mississippi State last fall. The true freshman appeared in nine games as a wide receiver and punt returner and even caught a 44-yard touchdown against UT Martin. But during the offseason, head coach Dan Mullen approached […]

SAUCIER David Frost, the wine-making golfer from South Africa, might have uncorked a fine bottle of champagne Sunday night. After all, he shot a final round 68 to win the Mississippi Gulf Resorts Classic for his first Champions Tour victory in nearly two years. Frost, 55, came from three shots behind to win his seventh […]

By Jim O’Connell Associated Press If you liked the look of last year’s Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition. One game – Kentucky vs. Wisconsin – is not only a matchup of two No. 1 seeds, it’s a replay of last year’s semifinal won by Kentucky, 74-73. Seventh-seeded Michigan State will face Duke, […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – You don’t subtract two All-Americans from your secondary and not feel it. Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack is hopeful the Rebels won’t feel it much, however. Cody Prewitt was twice an AP All-American at free safety. Cornerback Senquez Golson joined him with 10 interceptions last year. Both […]