Bumgarner, Giants cool off Royals in Series opener

By Ben Walker AP Baseball Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City...

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Kendall Graveman will become the first member of Mississippi State’s 2013 World Series squad to reach the Major Leagues. The right-handed pitcher was called up by the Toronto Blue Jays when rosters expanded on Monday. The promotion was the fifth Graveman has experienced this season, having started the spring with […]

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) – Speaking quietly and with a trembling voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said Friday that the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will “affect my life forever” as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York […]

By Steve Hunt Special to the Journal ARLINGTON, Texas – Ever since making his big-league debut in September 2010, Desmond Jennings has always been someone who lets what he does on the field do the talking. And even as the former Itawamba Community College two-sport standout is in the last year of his contract with […]

Associated Press ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Just in time for football season, the rapping Manning brothers are back with another tune to get stuck in your head. A year after making their rap music debut with “Football on Your Phone,” Peyton and Eli Manning are back rapping in a new commercial, DirecTV’s “Fantasy Football Fantasy.” Gone […]

Associated Press CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a sprint car driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said his department’s investigation is not criminal and that Stewart was “fully cooperative.” Povero said the driver […]

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre says it’s unfortunate the way things ended in Green Bay six years ago, but that he’s proud of his 16 years with the Packers and has no regrets. Favre, interviewed on WTMJ-AM on Friday, talked about his departure from Green Bay and recent efforts to soothe any […]

By Greg Beacham AP Sports Writer CARSON, Calif. – Landon Donovan says he is retiring from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season. The LA Galaxy forward is widely considered the best player in American history. The 32-year-old Donovan is the top goal-scorer in MLS history and the top scorer in U.S. national […]

Ray Guy made no secret of his love for his alma mater, Southern Miss, at the Hall of Fame induction. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CANTON, Ohio Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction weekend had crooked letters – in the form of Mississippi – written all over it. First and foremost, Ray Guy of Southern Miss became the first pure punter ever given pro football’s highest honor, Hall of Fame induction. “It’s been long, long overdue, but now the Hall […]

By Jennifer Kay and Tim Reynolds Associated Press MIAMI – The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major league ballplayers and high school athletes. The charges filed Tuesday against former Biogenesis of America […]