RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) – Ralph Kiner, who slugged his way into the baseball Hall of Fame and enjoyed a half-century career as a popular broadcaster, died Thursday. He was 91. The Hall said Kiner died at his home in Rancho Mirage with his family at his side. Kiner hit 369 home runs during his […]

Football justice was served on Super Bowl weekend when Ray Guy, the greatest punter in history and one of the most versatile athletes Mississippi has seen, was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Finally. Now, we’ve got other Magnolia State fish to fry where the Pro Football Hall of Fame is concerned: Charlie […]

Seattle wide receivers Golden Tate, left, and Doug Baldwin pump their arms in celebration after a touchdown run by Baldwin. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Waiting to get their hands on the Lombardi Trophy, the Seahawks were surrounded by security guards in orange jackets. It was the first time anyone in that color stopped them all night. The Seahawks stayed true to their mantra to make each day a […]

By Charean Williams Fort Worth Star-Telegram (MCT) JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Peyton Manning threw for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns, setting NFL records. Those statistics perfectly describe Manning’s style. So does his total of minus-31 rushing yards on 32 carries this season. It was the fewest rushing yards for any NFL player in 40 years, […]

CORINTH When you’re a newspaper sports editor, you get this question a lot: “So, who’s going to win the big game?” When it comes to the Super Bowl, my heart says Denver and my head says Seattle. As a native Tennessean, I have a soft spot in my heart for Peyton Manning. As one of […]

By Tom Canavan AP Sports Writer NEW YORK – The hang time is over for Ray Guy. The longtime punter for the Oakland Raiders is all by himself once again. After waiting 23 years, Guy is the first punter elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “Good things are worth waiting for,” Guy said […]

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By Katie Zezima Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. – A suspicious powder mailed to several locations in New York and New Jersey, including at least five hotels near the site of Sunday’s Super Bowl, appeared not to be dangerous, the FBI said Friday. The agency said further testing was being conducted on the substance, but it […]

Daily Journal Steve Freeman, a former defensive back at Mississippi State, will be the back judge for Sunday’s Super Bowl between Denver and Seattle. Freeman, 60, played safety for 12 NFL seasons (1975-86), all but the last with the Buffalo Bills. He joined the NFL as an official in 2001 after having previously worked SEC […]

JACKSON This will be the 48th Super Bowl. I’ve watched all 47 – 29 in person, 27 as a working journalist. People often assume the NFL’s showcase game would be the ultimate assignment for a sports scribe. Not so – at least not for this one, mainly because everything about the Super Bowl is so […]