By John Leicester AP Sports Columnist PARIS – As a two-time All-Star, Steve Finley knows more than most what it takes to shine in Major League Baseball. So having run his expert eyes over the sport’s pioneering 16-year-old girl at a training camp this week, can he hazard a guess at whether she’ll go on […]

Daily Journal He’s not threatening Cal Ripken’s streak, but former Ole Miss baseball standout Chris Coghlan has the longest active streak of games played in the major leagues. After Thursday, he’s up to 141 games in a row. Coghlan took over the consecutive game lead in mid-June after Freddie Freeman (234) of the Braves injured […]

Associated Press ATLANTA – Cameron Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Max Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting Atlanta to a 2-1 victory over Washington on Thursday. Pinch-hitter Pedro Ciriaco began the Atlanta ninth with an infield single, beating shortstop Danny Espinosa’s throw to stop a […]

By R.B. Fallstrom AP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals say they have fired scouting director Chris Correa. The Cardinals declined to say why, but the team is the subject of an FBI investigation into the hacking of the Houston Astros player personnel database. The Cardinals are also investigating and Correa’s firing […]

By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR’s national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago. The facilities vowed to have the most “welcoming environments in all of […]

Daily Journal Ally McDonald, the Mississippi State All-American golfer from Fulton, played in her first professional event this week – and won. McDonald wrapped up a two-stroke victory on Wednesday at the 2015 Michigan PGA Women’s Open in Thompsonville, Michigan. One of two players to shoot below par in the final round, McDonald’s 69-72-70–211 total […]

Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of throwing the Cleveland Indians’ first no-hitter since 1981 on Wednesday night, giving up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis’ glove in an 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. For the third straight night, the Indians […]

JACKSON Brian Dozier of Fulton and Southern Miss ended last week as the American League leader among second basemen in just about every statistic that matters. Dozier, in his fourth season with the Minnesota Twins, led the league’s second basemen in runs scored (57), home runs (15), RBI (37) and doubles (23). His OPS (on-base […]

Associated Press BALTIMORE – Mitch Moreland hit two home runs for the second straight game, and the Texas Rangers celebrated the return of Josh Hamilton with an 8-6 road win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday. Shin-Soo Choo and Robinson Chirinos also went deep for the Rangers, who have hit eight home runs in the […]