By John L. Pitts Daily Journal TUPELO – Just like golfers eager to test out an unfamiliar U.S. Open course ahead of time, some of the South’s best young swimmers are headed to Tupelo this weekend. The Tupelo Aquatic Center will host the Southern Zone Age Group Championships in August, and this weekend’s meet is […]

By Brian Mahoney Associated Press NEW YORK – The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle. The Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant. Knicks fans just got mad. Minnesota selected Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, the first of three straight freshmen chosen before […]

Daily Journal MEMPHIS – Former Tupelo High catcher Dylan Vuncannon has joined the the baseball program at the University of Memphis. Vuncannon, who will be a junior in 2016, spent the last two seasons at East Mississippi Community College. He was second on the team with a .377 batting average last season. He led EMCC […]

Associated Press WASHINGTON – Doug Fister allowed four hits over seven innings in another superb outing by a Washington starter, and the Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Thursday for their sixth straight win. Washington’s rotation has thrown a franchise-record 41 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings over its last six games, the longest streak in […]

By Kevin Tate Outdoors Writer When even the deep waters run hot and the big fish hang out far below, the presentation of a massive lure can be just the ticket to make something happen. A deep-diving crank bait, a huge, fluttering spoon, a large bucktail jig, a jointed swimming shad or a ledge-grinding chatterbait […]

The front tires turned slowly away from pavement and pressed into the quiet of deep sand. We rolled softly into the shade of pines that stood high overhead and closed the gate behind us. We had come back to the place where phones did not ring. We followed the path away from the noise of […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal AMORY – Football players laid their faces on the water spouts Wednesday on the Amory practice field, water cooling their tongues only briefly as the Southern sun continued to beat down on their necks. The sweat on football Friday is made possible by the sweat of June and July middays, […]

From wire reports COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier called for the removal of the Confederate flag that flies on the State House grounds and other coaches and officials at the school soon followed suit. Debate about the flag, long a source of a controversy, intensified after nine parishioners at an African-American […]

By Patrick Magee The Sun-Herald Thanks to his natural ability to shoot a basketball and a good deal of hard work, Devin Booker will complete his journey from Moss Point High School to the NBA on Thursday. Just 15 months ago, Devin Booker was wrapping up his high school career as the top scorer in […]