Associated Press A couple more inches on his 5-foot-9 frame and Senquez Golson probably would have been long gone by the time the Pittsburgh Steelers were on the clock in the second round of the NFL draft. Defensive backs with a habit of finding their way to the football have a way of enjoying nice […]

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Associated Press Washington Redskins second-round draft pick Preston Smith dropped some weight recently – and it had nothing to do with his impending change from defensive end at Mississippi State to outside linebacker in the NFL. “This process may cause you to be a little nervous and stress yourself out. You may not eat,” Smith […]

Associated Press The Houston Texans moved up in the draft Friday night with an eye on defense, taking Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney with the 43rd overall pick. Houston continues to beef up a defense that features 2014 Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt and last year’s top overall selection outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney. […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Matt Adams had three hits, including a tiebreaking, two-run homer, and the St. Louis Cardinals overcame a short outing by Tim Cooney in his major league debut Thursday for their third straight win, 9-3 over Philadelphia. Cooney, a 24-year-old left-hander brought up from Triple-A Memphis before the game, was given […]

By Cliff Brunt AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY – The Thunder hired Florida’s Billy Donovan as their coach Thursday, hoping he will help the franchise win an NBA championship in Oklahoma City. “We warmly welcome Billy and his family to Oklahoma City,” team chairman Clayton Bennett said. “He is the perfect fit for our organization […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Dan Mullen has placed his share of players in the NFL. A total of 13 players have been selected in the NFL Draft during Mullen’s five previous seasons at Mississippi State. By comparison, his predecessor Sylvester Croom saw only four players drafted during his five-year stint in Starkville. […]

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By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss defensive backs Senquez Golson and Cody Prewitt, both college All-Americans, may watch the first round of the NFL draft strictly for its entertainment value. The money call will come later. The draft begins tonight at 7 on ESPN. For Golson, the call could come as early […]

Associated Press NEW YORK — James Loney hit a go-ahead infield single in the 13th inning, and Tampa Bay avoided a three-game sweep with a 3-2 win over the New York Yankees on Wednesday. New York’s Alex Rodriguez remained one home run shy of tying Willie Mays for fourth place at 660. A-Rod went 0 […]

By Noah Bierman, Joseph Tanfani and Timothy M. Phelps Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS) BALTIMORE – No one waited in line for the bathroom, enjoyed the fair weather, or indulged in a crab cake. The three baseball scouts watching from behind home plate looked out of place among the sea of 45,971 empty seats at Camden […]