5 Things to Know: Community colleges

Nation’s best The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) has produced four of the last five national...

By John Kekis Associated Press COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday afternoon – with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame. For Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, the culmination […]

Associated Press PITTSBURGH – Adam Frazier is an unlikely source of power. The Pittsburgh Pirates’ 5-foot-10 utilityman from Mississippi State had hit just three home runs in his first four years of pro baseball coming into Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. But with the game tied in the seventh inning, Frazier sent an Edubray […]

More or Les? LSU’s Les Miles appeared to be hanging by a thread at the end of last season after the Tigers’ three-game swoon in November and a 9-3 finish. He’s won 112 games in 12 seasons at Baton Rouge, but fans are restless. It may be title or bust for him this fall, on […]

Daily Journal, wire reports Former Ole Miss pitcher Mike Mayers will make his major league debut on a prime-time stage tonight. Mayers gets the call for St. Louis in an ESPN Sunday Night game at home against the L.A. Dodgers. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. A third-round draft pick in 2013, Mayers is […]

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Swimmers line up for the start on Friday. It’s the third year for Tueplo Aquatic Center to host the event.

By Cathy L. Wood Special to the Journal TUPELO – Athletes, coaches and parents at the Mississippi Swimming Long Course Championships this weekend at the Tupelo Aquatic Center agreed: Olympic swimming is a valuable boost to the sport. “Every four years, when the Olympics pops up on TV, people get interested in swimming,” said Wade […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo 49ers had been less than offensive for most of their first two games of the Senior American Legion State Baseball Tournament. Not so in their third game. The 49ers banged out 13 hits versus Hub City on Saturday, claiming a 6-2 victory and advancing […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Adrian Gonzalez hit his eighth homer, red-hot Justin Turner got two more RBIs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat St. Louis 7-2 on Saturday to end the Cardinals’ five-game winning streak. Turner’s two-run double capped a four-run third. He has 14 RBIs since the All-Star break. Gonzalez’s 429-foot solo blast […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal TUPELO – After facing a pair of batters in the bottom of the first inning Friday night, Pontotoc Red Sox pitcher Kaleb Barnes got a mound visit from head coach Nickey Browning. Simply put, Browning told Barnes to breathe. Barnes relaxed, threw eight innings, and added three RBIs […]

Associated Press The NCAA is sending a questionnaire about potential discrimination laws to organizers in cities that will be or are hoping to host sanctioned college sports events. The NCAA board of governors’ decision comes a day after the NBA announced it would pull its All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of its objections […]