By Janie McCauley AP Baseball Writer Right-hander Roy Oswalt is retiring after 13 major league seasons. Oswalt’s agent, Bob Garber, confirmed Oswalt’s retirement Tuesday and said the pitcher would come to work for his agency. Oswalt, 36, had a 163-102 career record with a 3.36 ERA. The Weir native’s best season came with Houston in […]

Brian Dozier puts his needs behind those of the Minnesota Twins, but his team is secondary to his faith.(AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Brian Dozier isn’t concerned about Brian Dozier. That may just be the secret to his Major League success. The 26-year-old former Itawamba AHS and Southern Miss star and current Minnesota Twins second baseman has a list of priorities, Brian is last on the list. “We’ve made a lot of acquisitions […]

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 […]