By Dave Campbell Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS – When second baseman Brian Dozier left Minnesota for the offseason, heading home to Fulton, Mississippi after hitting 42 home runs, it was uncertain whether he’d be back. With the burners on baseball’s hot stove turned down for now, Dozier remains in place where he preferred to be – […]

Daily Journal, wire reports ORLANDO – Dak Prescott’s rookie season is far from over, despite the Dallas Cowboys’ loss in the NFL playoffs. The fourth-round pick out of Mississippi State is taking full advantage of his time preparing for his start in Sunday’s Pro Bowl, where he’s working side-by-side with fellow NFC quarterback Drew Brees […]

So much about professional football has changed and evolved since this writer first began to watch in the late 1950s and early 1960s. For one thing, holding is seemingly legal now for offensive linemen but not for defensive backs. And that has led to the game becoming pass first, run second rather than vice versa. […]

By Paul Newberry Associated Press ATLANTA – Matt Ryan tumbled into the end zone, slammed the ball to the turf with a thunderous spike, and let out a scream that showed just how much he wanted this game. He wants the next one even more. With another MVP-worthy performance and plenty of help from Julio […]

Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Tom Brady redemption tour is headed to the Super Bowl. After beginning the 2016 season suspended for four games for his role in the “Deflategate” scandal, the New England quarterback relentlessly carried the Patriots to an unprecedented ninth appearance in the title game, and his seventh. Brady threw for […]

By Ronald Blum Associated Press NEW YORK – Bags and Rock and Pudge are heading to Cooperstown. After a vote that could prove to be a turning point how Steroids Era stars are viewed, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens could be joining them in the next few years. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez […]

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones (95) celibates during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Mississippi State has had 21 former players active on NFL rosters this season. Each week, the Daily Journal checks in on how those Bulldog alumni are performing at the professional level. Denico Autry Height/ Weight: 6-5, 270 Team: Oakland Raiders Position: Defensive end Lettered at MSU: 2012-13 Last Week: Season complete Season Stats: 33 tackles […]

Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas – Aaron Rodgers didn’t need another Hail Mary this time. Maybe just a “Half Mary.” Rodgers threw a 36-yard pass to a toe-dragging Jared Cook on the sideline, and Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal on the next play as time expired, sending the Packers to the NFC championship game […]

A week after the Minnesota Twins said they were trying to quickly resolve the future of second baseman Brian Dozier, it’s still up in the air. Dozier, the All-Star from Fulton, has been the subject of trade rumors since the season ended, with a lot of buzz about a possible deal with the L.A. Dodgers. […]