Associated Press CHICAGO – Joe Maddon posed for a selfie on the field with his wife. Jon Lester sprayed champagne with his young son. Rocker Eddie Vedder partied on the mound. For the Chicago Cubs and their ever-hopeful fans, this bash was a long time in the making. Kyle Schwarber, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez […]

Associated Press CHICAGO – The young sluggers of the Chicago Cubs are making themselves at home in the playoffs. On a rare off night for ace pitcher Jake Arrieta, the Windy City rookies bashed their way to the brink of the NL Championship Series. Jorge Soler, Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber connected during a six-homer […]

Associated Press CINCINNATI – Andy Dalton led the Bengals from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to a 27-24 overtime victory on Sunday over the Seattle Seahawks, keeping Cincinnati undefeated with the second-biggest comeback in its history. Trailing 24-7 as the fourth quarter started, Dalton threw for a touchdown, ran for another and led the Bengals on […]

Associated Press HOUSTON – Dallas Keuchel remained perfect at home with seven gutsy innings, leading the Houston Astros to a 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals to take a 2-1 lead in the American League Division Series. Chris Carter homered for the Astros, who could wrap up the best-of-five series with a win over […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Kyle Hendricks and Addison Russell had successful squeeze bunts and Jorge Soler capped a five-run second with a two-run homer, and the Chicago Cubs held off the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Saturday night to even their NL Division Series at a game apiece. Manager Joe Maddon made all the […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – John Lackey lived up to his reputation as a pitcher who craves the ball in October, helping the St. Louis Cardinals cool off the upstart Chicago Cubs. Lackey outpitched old teammate Jon Lester, allowing two hits into the eighth inning, and rookies Tommy Pham and Stephen Piscotty each homered late […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Mississippi lost one of its greatest gridiron ambassadors on Thursday. Hall of Famer Tom Goode passed away at 76, leaving behind a legacy that will live on throughout the Magnolia State. Goode was a standout at West Point High School before moving on to Mississippi State from 1958-60, where he […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Basketball fans will no longer watch Armintie Price-Herrington in the WNBA, but that doesn’t mean they’re not watching the WNBA. The former Ole Miss All-American retired from the women’s professional league last month. She says interest is growing in women’s basketball, and the WNBA is strong, because it […]

By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch has a “soft rule” when it comes to a rain delay during a game: If it lasts about an hour, he’ll usually remove his starting pitcher. Good thing it’s not a hard rule. Hinch opted to keep Collin McHugh on […]