MLB Roundup: Rizzo legs out inside-the-park homer

Associated Press CINCINNATI – Anthony Rizzo legged out his first inside-the-park homer – another unusual moment in a series full of...

JACKSON They will play the United States Open Golf Championship for the 116th time later this week at storied Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa.. No native Mississippian has ever won the event, and that will remain the case this week. No Mississippian made the field. Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer Johnny Pott, who grew […]

Special to the Journal ARLINGTON, Texas – Mitch Moreland, a productive bat in the Texas Rangers’ lineup since his callup from the minor leagues in 2010, is battling back from the most prolonged slump of his career. A career .255 hitter, the former Amory and Mississippi State standout is batting .227 this season with 10 […]

By Chris Haft Special to the Journal SAN FRANCISCO – When Tupelo’s Chris Stratton saw his first, quite memorable major-league pitching stint with the San Francisco Giants end on Monday, he hoped he’d be back soon. It didn’t take long. The former Mississippi State ace was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday evening, about a […]

Associated Press WASHINGTON – Albert Almora Jr. drove in the go-ahead run with a ninth-inning double, Dexter Fowler had two hits and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Tuesday night. Addison Russell led off the ninth with a walk from Sammy Solis (1-2) and was sacrificed to second before Almora, who entered […]

Associated Press Fletcher Cox has sacked a very big deal for himself. The Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive tackle, a former Mississippi State standout, agreed Monday to a six-year contract that could pay him nine figures. ESPN reported that the new contract is worth $103 million with $63 million guaranteed. That gives the Pro Bowler from Yazoo […]

Associated Press WASHINGTON – Max Scherzer retired the first 16 batters he faced and threw seven innings of two-hit ball, striking out 11 in a pitching masterpiece that carried the Washington Nationals past the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Monday night. Scherzer’s bid for his third career no-hitter ended with one out in the sixth when Addison […]

By Janie McCauley AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. – Booed every time he touched the ball, LeBron James cut through Golden State’s defense and made layups look easy. Dunks and 3-pointers, so smooth, too. And Kyrie Irving also completely had his way with the Warriors. King James and Irving thoroughly overpowered the defending champions from […]

Daily Journal, wire reports Chris Stratton, the former Tupelo and Mississippi State ace, picked up his first major league victory on Saturday night. Stratton was the ninth and final pitcher used by the San Francisco Giants in a 5-4, 10-inning win over the L.A. Dodgers. It didn’t start well for the rookie, who gave up […]

Associated Press SEATTLE – Cole Hamels became the seventh active pitcher to reach 2,000 strikeouts and Mitch Moreland (Amory, MSU) homered to lead the Texas Rangers past the Seattle Mariners 6-4 on Sunday. The AL West-leading Rangers took two out of three games in the series against second-place Seattle to open up a season-high five-game […]