By Eddie Pells AP National Writer Tom Brady: Unbelievable. The 243-report on “Deflategate” came out Wednesday and stopped barely short of calling the Patriots star quarterback a cheater. It did, however, call some of his claims “implausible” and left little doubt that he had a role in having footballs deflated before New England’s AFC title […]

Associated Press ATLANTA – Shelby Miller threw his third career shutout, Freddie Freeman and Kelly Johnson homered to spoil Chad Billingsley’s first start in more than two years, and Atlanta routed Philadelphia 9-0 on Tuesday. Miller (4-1) allowed three hits and one walk with eight strikeouts. He has not allowed more than two runs in […]

Babe Ruth is shown in a Boston Red Sox uniform in 1919. (AP Photo)

By Michael K. Bohn McClatchy-Tribune News Service (TNS) As the visiting Boston Red Sox took the field in the bottom of the first inning, a tall and barrel-chested pitcher walked to the mound. Both the crowd of 5,000 in New York’s Polo Grounds and the Yankees in the dugout watched the left-handed George “Babe” Ruth […]

By Steve Hunt Special to the Journal ARLINGTON, Texas – Seth Smith knows what it’s like to be traded. Counting the December 2014 trade that sent him from San Diego to Seattle, he’s been traded three times in his eight-plus seasons in the big leagues. But the former Ole Miss right fielder and backup quarterback […]

Associated Press WASHINGTON – Yunel Escobar had a career-high five hits, the last a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth inning, and Washington rallied to beat Miami 6-4 on Monday. Washington trailed 4-2 before sending eight batters to the plate in the eighth against Bryan Morris (3-1). A leadoff walk and a home run by […]

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) – The Buffalo Bills have signed free agent defensive lineman Alex Carrington. Carrington, a former Tupelo High standout, returns to the team that selected him in the third round of the 2010 draft out of Arkansas State. Carrington played for the Bills from 2010-13 before joining the St. Louis Rams in […]

Associated Press HOUSTON – Evan Gattis homered twice and Houston beat the Seattle Mariners 7-6 Sunday for its 10th straight victory, the Astros’ longest winning streak since 12 in a row in 2004. An AL-best 18-7, Houston set a team record for its top record through 25 games. The Astros are coming off a 70-92 […]

Daily Journal reports Four more football players from the state were selected on Saturday’s third and final day of the NFL Draft. All four went in the sixth of seven rounds. Three of those Saturday picks were from Mississippi State – linebacker Matthew Wells to New England (178th), tight end Malcolm Johnson to Cleveland (195th) […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Matt Carpenter hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning Saturday, and the St. Louis Cardinals once again beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 in extras. The Cardinals have won five in a row. They defeated the Pirates 2-1 Friday night on Matt Adams’ single in the 10th. Pittsburgh left a […]