Former Shannon standout Dave Clark spent nine years in the Astros organization before moving north. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

By Steve Hunt Special to the Jounal ARLINGTON, Texas – Leaving Houston after nine years in that organization wasn’t something that Dave Clark expected. However, when former Astros teammate Brad Ausmus called him last fall and asked him to join his staff in Detroit, where he had just been named manager, the former Shannon standout […]

Brittney Reese won the long jump with a distance of 22 feet, 8 1/2 inches to bring home the national title. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Daily Journal reports SACAMENTO, Calif. – Brittney Reese is back on her throne as the queen of American long jumpers. Reese, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist from Gulfport, won her sixth career national championship on Saturday at the U.S. Track and Field Outdoor Championships on Saturday in Sacramento. The former Ole Miss All-American fouled on […]

Oxford’s Brad Freeman, an SEC football official the last nine seasons, will work Sundays this fall. Freeman was one of 13 first-year officials selected for the NFL’s roster of game officials for the 2014-15 season, the league announced Thursday. Freeman, a former Oxford High and Mississippi State baseball standout, told the Oxford Citizen in an […]

By Steve Megargee AP Sports Writer Memphis forward Zach Randolph has agreed to a contract extension with the Grizzlies, his agent said Friday. Raymond Brothers confirmed to The Associated Press in a text message a Yahoo Sports report that Randolph is exercising his $16.5 million option for the 2014-15 season and has agreed on a […]

By Brian Mahoney AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK – The celebrations stretched from north of the border to South Florida. Andrew Wiggins was the No. 1 pick by Cleveland, the second straight year a Canadian led off the NBA draft. Later Thursday, the Miami Heat acquired the rights to Shabazz Napier, who comes to the […]

TUPELO If Darius Slay talks as much jazz on Slay Island as he does at the bowling alley, whew. If he backs it up the same way he does his bowling game – Pro Bowls incoming. Slay was among a handful of NFLers bowling Monday night at Rebelanes in Tupelo and it may have more […]

By Ronald Blum AP Sports Writer RECIFE, Brazil – The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted. Germany beat the U.S. 1-0 Thursday in soggy Recife on Thomas Mueller’s 55th-minute goal to win Group G, but the Americans held onto second […]

Janie McCauley AP Sports Writer RECIFE, Brazil – If there’s such thing as a Manaus hangover, U.S. players insist they will be no part of it. One less day to recover than Germany? No big deal. The Americans are going into the biggest match most have ever played looking to break one streak and start […]

JACKSON We are coming up, soon, on the 40th anniversary of Dizzy Dean’s death. Four decades: hard to believe. Not so long ago, on a drive home from the Gulf Coast, we paid a visit to Ol’ Diz in Bond, the community he once made famous. It brought back a flood of memories. The cemetery […]