NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Titans have waived right tackle Michael Oher after his first season in Tennessee ended early with him being placed on injured reserve. The Titans announced the move Thursday. Oher signed a four-year, $20 million contract in March 2014 with the Titans, bringing him back to his home state. He started […]

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz stands next to a jersey worn by former teammate Terry Pendleton that is currently on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Tuesday. Smoltz was recently elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame's class of 2015. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)

By John Kekis AP Sports Writer COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – When John Smoltz plopped down in a director’s chair inside the Baseball Hall of Fame and stared at all the bronze plaques on the walls, the moment was both magical and a bit overwhelming. “This is a pretty incredible place. Some elite people,” the 47-year-old Smoltz, […]

BOSTON (AP) – Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he “would love to” give the truck he got for winning his third Super Bowl MVP to defensive back Malcolm Butler. Butler made the game-saving interception at the goal line in the final minute of Sunday night’s 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Butler, a Vicksburg native, […]

New England players Malcolm Butler, left, and Julian Edelman celebrate their team's Super Bowl victory on Monday at Disneyland – the latest chapter in a fairy tale story for Butler, who's from Vicksburg. (AP Photo/Disneyland, Paul Hiffmeyer)

TUPELO Tom Brady walked off with another Super Bowl trophy and another MVP trophy, thanks in huge part to an, until-now, unknown Mississippi product. Patriots rookie corner Malcolm Butler picked Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson at the goal line to seal New England’s 28-24 win Sunday over Seattle in Super Bowl XLIX. His college coach, a […]

By Joe Kay AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI – Left-hander Paul Maholm has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds, who have invited him to major league spring training with a chance to earn a roster spot. The 32-year-old pitched for the Dodgers last season before tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his […]

You wait in line, easing around one car-length at a time. Finally, you roll down your window and the voice over the microphone says, “Welcome to Popeyes. Can I take your order?” Malcolm Butler was that voice, the one who asks you if you want your chicken spicy or mild, your tea sweetened or unsweetened. […]

New England quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with his teammates after winning Super Bowl XLIX against Seattle Seahawks, 28-24. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

By Rob Maaddi Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. – Tom Brady and the Patriots made this Super Bowl all about football, not footballs. Clutch football, spiced by a sensational fourth-quarter rally and a goal-line, game-saving interception. The record-setting Brady threw for four touchdowns, including a 3-yarder to Julian Edelman with 2:02 remaining Sunday night as New […]

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer PHOENIX – Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL: A win Sunday will stamp the Seahawks as one of the best teams of the Super Bowl era. And, given Seattle’s makeup and philosophy, the future for the franchise might be brighter than for any […]

Eli Whiteside spent his final big league season with the Chicago Cubs, playing in eight games last summer. He had an RBI double in his final at-bat. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal Eli Whiteside is embracing the opportunity. The New Albany native retired from major league baseball last week after six seasons to join the coaching staff of the reigning world champions, the San Francisco Giants. “I don’t know if that’s something I want to do for a long time, but […]