By Rob Maaddi AP Pro Football Writer ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn’t see the violent images until this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second […]

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal Renardo Sidney, the former Mississippi State basketball big man, is back in the game. The (Prince Edward) Island Storm, a franchise of the NBL Canada, announced Monday that it has signed the 6-foot-10 Sidney for the 2014-15 season which begins in October. Sidney, 23, declared for the 2012 NBA […]

By David Ginsburg AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE – Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February. The grainy video, released by TMZ Sports, shows Rice and Janay Palmer in an elevator at […]

By Paul Newberry Associated Press ATLANTA – Matt Ryan has had many impressive performances for the Atlanta Falcons. This was probably his best one yet. Throwing for a franchise-record 448 yards and showing some rarely used mobility to keep plays going, Ryan led the Falcons to a 37-34 overtime victory over the New Orleans Saints […]


Daily Journal Chris Stratton, the former Tupelo and Mississippi State pitcher, picked up a key playoff victory for Double-A Richmond on Saturday. Stratton pitched six shutout innings as the Flying Squirrels beat Akron 5-1 to win their Eastern League semifinal series. Stratton, a first-round pick by the Giants in 2012, gave up two hits, struck […]

JACKSON The New Orleans Saints – Mississippi’s NFL team, by just about any measure – open the season Sunday at Atlanta. First things first: These guys in black and gold are good. Las Vegas oddsmakers rate them as one of the top five teams in football. They are 11-to-1 to win the Super Bowl, tied […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Kendall Graveman will become the first member of Mississippi State’s 2013 World Series squad to reach the Major Leagues. The right-handed pitcher was called up by the Toronto Blue Jays when rosters expanded on Monday. The promotion was the fifth Graveman has experienced this season, having started the spring with […]

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) – Speaking quietly and with a trembling voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said Friday that the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will “affect my life forever” as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York […]

By Steve Hunt Special to the Journal ARLINGTON, Texas – Ever since making his big-league debut in September 2010, Desmond Jennings has always been someone who lets what he does on the field do the talking. And even as the former Itawamba Community College two-sport standout is in the last year of his contract with […]