By David Brandt Associated Press JACKSON – For a guy who played football into his 40s and nearly had to be dragged off the field, Brett Favre certainly seems to be enjoying his post-NFL life. The 45-year-old former quarterback spends most of his time around Hattiesburg, hanging out with old friends or watching his daughter’s […]

Associated Press BOSTON – Boston held onto Mike Napoli at the trading deadline, and he responded a few hours later with a two-run homer off the top of the Green Monster in a 7-5 win over Tampa Bay on Friday. The Red Sox had already blown two leads when David Ortiz drew a two-out walk […]

By Tom Canavan Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Eli Manning is more concerned about the New York Giants’ scoring rather than his future with the team. Hours before the first training camp practice Friday, Manning shot down the notion he was in any way worried entering the season in the final year of his […]

By Kristie Rieken AP Sports Writer HOUSTON – With mere hours until the trade deadline, the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays have sent a clear message that they’re going for it – making big moves to try and propel their teams into the playoffs for the first time in a long time. The Astros […]

Daily Journal A slow start to the season dropped San Diego prospect Hunter Renfroe 37 spots to 85 on the MLB.com top 100 prospects list. The former Mississippi State star responded with his 13th home run of the season and continued his second-half surge with Double-A San Antonio. Renfroe began the season hitting .242/.305/.385 over […]

By Jim Salter Associated Press ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals will stay on Fox Sports Midwest through 2032, thanks to an agreement announced Thursday. The 15-year deal begins in 2018 and runs through the 2032 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Cardinals are a lynchpin of Fox Sports Midwest, […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Matt Carpenter hit a pair of home runs, and Greg Garcia’s bases-loaded walk capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning as St. Louis beat Colorado 9-8 on Thursday. Carpenter went 4 for 5 with four RBIs after moving back to the leadoff spot. It was his first career multihomer […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Jay Bruce homered in the second to back Anthony DeSclafani’s seven innings of three-hit ball, and Cincinnati shut out St. Louis on Wednesday for the second straight night, 1-0. The Reds ended a nine-series losing streak in St. Louis and have won consecutive games at Busch Stadium for the first […]

Daily Journal Tupelo’s Chris Stratton, the former first-round draft pick out of Mississippi State, picked up his first Triple-A victory on Monday. Stratton (1-3) pitched a seven-inning complete game in Sacramento’s 10-1 victory at Albuquerque. He gave up one run on three hits, striking out four against two walks and also helped his cause by […]