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 […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Chad Bumphis was a star for the Tupelo Golden Wave. He quarterbacked Tupelo to a win against Madison Central one season – as a wide receiver who started for an injured Chris Garrett. He immediately began a starring receiver role at Mississippi State. Professional success hasn’t been as immediate, but […]

Former Mississippi State outfielder Hunter Renfroe has been selected to play in the 16th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Renfroe was the 13th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres and played in the California League All-Star game this summer after hitting .295 with 16 home runs and 52 RBI. […]

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer MIAMI – LeBron James delivered his message loud and clear, without actually saying a word. He’s willing to leave Miami, if that’s what it will take to win more championships. And what happens next will likely be up to not just the Heat, but Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BELDEN – Anthony Dixon and Courtney Upshaw were delivering handoffs. Pernell McPhee and Darius Slay were leading drills. In Belden. That’s where Tupelo Christian football coach Shaune Holiday for the second straight year turned the TCPS football field into an NFL training camp experience. “Even as an adult, it’s great […]

U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard, right, and teammate Matt Besler react after Portugal's Silvestre Varela scored his side's second goal in the final seconds to tie the match. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

By Chris Lehourites AP Sports Writer MANAUS, Brazil – Cristiano Ronaldo set up Varela for a late equalizer on a hot and humid night in the jungle Sunday to give the Portugal a 2-2 draw with the United States and hope for a spot in the second round of the World Cup. Ronaldo, who has […]