By Steve Hunt Special to the Journal ARLINGTON, Texas – Seth Smith knows what it’s like to be traded. Counting the December 2014 trade that sent him from San Diego to Seattle, he’s been traded three times in his eight-plus seasons in the big leagues. But the former Ole Miss right fielder and backup quarterback […]

Associated Press WASHINGTON – Yunel Escobar had a career-high five hits, the last a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth inning, and Washington rallied to beat Miami 6-4 on Monday. Washington trailed 4-2 before sending eight batters to the plate in the eighth against Bryan Morris (3-1). A leadoff walk and a home run by […]

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) – The Buffalo Bills have signed free agent defensive lineman Alex Carrington. Carrington, a former Tupelo High standout, returns to the team that selected him in the third round of the 2010 draft out of Arkansas State. Carrington played for the Bills from 2010-13 before joining the St. Louis Rams in […]

Associated Press HOUSTON – Evan Gattis homered twice and Houston beat the Seattle Mariners 7-6 Sunday for its 10th straight victory, the Astros’ longest winning streak since 12 in a row in 2004. An AL-best 18-7, Houston set a team record for its top record through 25 games. The Astros are coming off a 70-92 […]

Daily Journal reports Four more football players from the state were selected on Saturday’s third and final day of the NFL Draft. All four went in the sixth of seven rounds. Three of those Saturday picks were from Mississippi State – linebacker Matthew Wells to New England (178th), tight end Malcolm Johnson to Cleveland (195th) […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Matt Carpenter hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning Saturday, and the St. Louis Cardinals once again beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 in extras. The Cardinals have won five in a row. They defeated the Pirates 2-1 Friday night on Matt Adams’ single in the 10th. Pittsburgh left a […]

By Tim Dahlberg AP Boxing Writer LAS VEGAS – The pressure of a $180 million payday never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if the richest fight ever wasn’t the best. Using his reach and his jab Saturday night, Mayweather frustrated Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight […]

By Beth Harris AP Racing Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Brilliant but untested, American Pharoah was put to a fight in the Kentucky Derby and won. Sent off as the 5-2 favorite by the record crowd of 170,513, the brown colt rallied in the stretch to beat Firing Line by a length Saturday and deliver trainer […]

Associated Press CHICAGO – Jon Lester pitched seven scoreless innings for his first victory with the Chicago Cubs, and Addison Russell hit his first career home run in a 1-0 win against Milwaukee on Friday. Lester (1-2) allowed just three hits, struck out four and walked one in his best outing of the season. The […]