Stewart says Ward’s death will affect him forever

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) – Speaking quietly and with a trembling voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said Friday that the death of Kevin Ward...

By Adam Gore Brian Dozier will get some help from his family when he steps up to bat in Monday night’s Home Run Derby. The Minnesota Twins second baseman, from Fulton, will have his older brother – former Itawamba Community college pitcher and outfielder Clay Dozier – throwing to him from the Target Field […]

Associated Press CLEVELAND— LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James told Sports Illustrated on Friday that he’s decided to go home. It’s a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat. James told SI in a […]

  Brian Dozier, the Minnesota Twins’ second baseman from Fulton, has been invited to represent the American League in Monday’s Home Run Derby at his home stadium, Target Field. It’s part of the activities leading up to Tuesday night’s All-Star Game. AL captain Jose Bautista, of the Toronto Blue Jays, picked Dozier for the team […]

NEW YORK – The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game. A day after Samardzija was dealt from the Chicago Cubs to Oakland, a big league-high six Athletics were picked Sunday for the game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15. […]

By Steve Hunt Special to the Journal ARLINGTON, Texas – Last season, Brian Dozier committed just six errors in 734 chances, tying him for the fewest errors by a second baseman in Minnesota Twins history. However the 27-year-old Dozier, who hit .244 with 18 home runs and 66 RBI in his first full season in […]

By Adam Gore For three seasons, former ICC football star Odie Armstrong, from Vardaman, was a fan favorite amongst the Arizona Rattler faithful. Last Saturday night, he became the Rattler faithful’s biggest nightmare. Armstrong rumbled over his former teammates for 17 yards on 10 carries and tied his career-best single-game performance with four touchdowns […]

By Steven Marcus Newsday (MCT) NEW YORK – The image of Lou Gehrig saying farewell to Yankees fans, his head bowed as he speaks into a cluster of microphones near home plate on July 4, 1939, remains indelible, even after 75 years. Gehrig’s 274-word speech that day – the words of a man who likely […]

JACKSON We begin today with an admission: I watch soccer once every four years. So I am not a futball expert or anything close. I recognize a goalkeeper. I am not so sure about a striker and a sweeper. But I do know a faker when I see one, and we’ll get to that. I […]

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Alex Gomez, 14, from left, Hil Fradenburg, Emily Johnson, Taylor Nabors, Kelley Nabors, 17, and Jessie Nabors, 14, react to the game while watching the United States play Belgium in the World Cup on Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings.

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – The USA men’s soccer team ultimately lost Tuesday afternoon, but their success in getting to the elimination stage of the FIFA World Cup has played a big role in the slow, but steady, rise in the popularity of soccer in America. The tables began to fill at Buffalo […]