By John Kekis Associated Press COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Frank Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine on Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000. “Thanks for having me in your […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – There will be extra baseball today in the senior American Legion State Tournament. Coming out of the losers bracket, the Tupelo 49ers won two games on Sunday, including a 15-5 victory over the Hub City Bombers from Hattiesburg. With Hub City taking its first loss of […]

Daily Journal EUGENE, Ore. – Ole Miss freshman Jalen Miller made his final race of the season count. Running leadoff for Team USA’s 4×100-meter relay team, Miller helped the Americans win a gold medal with a time of 38.70 at the IAAF World Junior Championships on Saturday. The Americans’ winning time was just .04 seconds […]

By Donica Phifer New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – The Cotton States Baseball League closed its 2014 season with the Tallahatchie Rascals standing tall as the collegiate champions. The Rascals defeated the North Delta Dealers, a three-seed winner from Saturday’s tournament, 6-2 on Sunday afternoon. The back-and-forth affair saw an early pitching duel between starters […]

After splitting time in a platoon last season, Dylan Favre enters the fall as UT-Martin's quarterback. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

By Patrick Magee The Sun Herald (MCT) After flying high with big numbers and a famous last name at St. Stanislaus, life has become much more grounded for Dylan Favre at Tennessee-Martin. With a son, Xavier, who is about to turn 17 months old and graduation looming in December, Favre readily admits that his priorities […]

TUPELO For once – even though the Mississippi High School Activities Association denied it multiple times after the Daily Journal reported it – the MHSAA and the schools and the public were all on the same page: Get those football championships out of Jackson’s Veterans Memorial Stadium. MHSAA executive director Don Hinton deserves credit for […]

Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard during the NFL team's football training camp in Anderson, Ind., Friday, July 25, 2014.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

By Michael Marot Associated Press ANDERSON, Ind. – Colts running back Vick Ballard spent 10 months working his way back from a serious injury. Now he has to do it again. On Saturday, coach Chuck Pagano confirmed the Indianapolis team’s worst fear – that Ballard, the former Mississippi State standout, tore his left Achilles’ tendon […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal One of Mississippi State’s newest commitments could be facing a possible suspension. Nixa, Missouri, three-star running back Alec Murphy was caught shoplifting a pair of shoes at Walmart on June 2 and has already paid the $100 fine, according to the Springfield News-Leader. Now Murphy must wait to see if […]

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Tupelo pitcher Cole Robinson throws from the mound during Saturday's Legion State baseball tournament game against Booneville at Pontotoc.

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – Three games into their run through the senior American Legion State Tournment, the Tupelo 49ers have yet to go to their bullpen. In a loser’s bracket contest Saturday afternoon, Cole Robinson kept the Booneville Banditos at bay in his nine innings of work as the 49ers […]