By Jay Cohen Associated Press CHICAGO – Kris Bryant is back. Same for Anthony Rizzo and Jon Lester, too. Even 1908 is back in the picture. That was the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series before Bryant and company ended the drought last November, beating the Cleveland Indians in a Game 7 […]

By Charles Odum Associated Press ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves’ long-term plan hasn’t changed. The future still rests on young pitching. For next week’s start of spring training, however, the Braves’ new kids to watch will be 40-something right-handers Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey. Colon, 43, and Dickey, 42, were signed to one-year deals in […]

JACKSON We were watching the Super Bowl, dripping with drama, at my house. The New England Patriots had overcome a 28-3 deficit and were about to beat the Atlanta Falcons. The crowd was going bonkers. The announcers were running out of superlatives to describe Tom Brady. And me? I couldn’t take my mind off the […]

By Paul Newberry Associated Press HOUSTON – The Atlanta Falcons headed home Monday, still in a bit of shock after blowing a 25-point lead in the Super Bowl. While the future looks bright for a team with MVP quarterback Matt Ryan and a promising young defense, let’s not forget the psychological impact of what happened […]

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer HOUSTON – They looked old and outmanned. Their star quarterback was frazzled, their stingy defense was a sieve. So what? Tom Brady and the New England Patriots shrugged and did what they always seem to do: Win the Super Bowl. Brady led one of the greatest comebacks in […]

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By Barry Wilner Associated Press HOUSTON – There’s no hiding it. One edge the New England Patriots have over the Atlanta Falcons in today’s Super Bowl can’t be denied: experience. It’s a factor never to be scoffed at when the AFC and NFC champions meet for the league title. Sure, New England (16-2) has a […]

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer HOUSTON – Matt Ryan and the Dallas Cowboys were big winners Saturday night. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback was voted The Associated Press 2016 NFL’s Most Valuable Player and top offensive player. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott took Offensive Rookie of the Year and Jason Garrett was selected Coach of […]

Daily Journal Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, picked up his award Friday during Super Bowl week festivities in Houston. Tonight, the Associated Press presents its award to the league’s top rookie. A fourth-round draft pick out of Mississippi State, Prescott led the Cowboys to 13 wins, passing for […]

The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will play the 51st Super Bowl in Houston on Sunday. That’s Super Bowl LI if you are keeping score in Roman numerals, which was Pete Rozelle’s plan all along. I’ve been to XXIX of them, all but one as a reporter. Always, there have been Mississippi connections. Players […]