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By David Wheeler Special to the Journal As far as local sporting events go, the Butch Lambert Invitational golf tournament has been standing like a rock. And it has certainly stood the test of time. Beginning today, the 31st edition of the medal-play event tees off at the Natchez Trace Golf Course in Saltillo. One […]

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA – Max Scherzer took a perfect game into the sixth inning in his bid to become the second pitcher in major league history to throw two consecutive no-hitters and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Friday night. On a day Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg resigned, Scherzer stole the show. […]

Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS – Academic misconduct may soon have its own section in the NCAA rule book. New legislation announced Friday by the NCAA proposes tougher academic integrity policies and sets expectations for athletic department staff and athletes. If the proposal by the Division I Council passes next April it will be an NCAA violation […]

By Patrick Magee The Sun Herald (TNS) Ronnie Cuevas was a little taken aback when he received a February phone call to inform him he had been selected for induction into the Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame. Cuevas, who has been head football coach at Gulfport, Harrison Central and Starkville, didn’t see it […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal CLINTON – Mississippi College is working hard to reverse the effects of a 20-year-old decision. Entering their second and final year of Gulf South Conference provisional status the Choctaws are hoping the progress they’ve made in climbing back to NCAA Division II from Division III will show on the football […]

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 […]