By Adam Gore Special to the Journal STOCKTON, Calif. – Odie Armstrong found himself standing on the pinnacle of the Arena Football League – again – when he and the San Jose SaberCats defeated the Jacksonville Sharks 68-47 to win Arena Bowl XXVIII on Saturday night. “It’s amazing,” said Armstrong, the former ICC and Vardaman […]

Daily Journal Marshall Henderson, the excitable and high-scoring guard who helped Ole Miss to the 2013 SEC basketball championship, will join the NBA’s Sacramento Kings training camp this fall. Henderson, who’ll turn 25 next month, went undrafted last year and has been playing overseas – Italy, Qatar and Iraq. Yes, Iraq – and he was […]

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO – Lance Lynn pitched into the eighth inning before leaving with ankle injury that’s not considered serious and beat San Francisco for the first time in his career, as St. Louis took a 6-0 victory on Saturday. Lynn (11-8) awkwardly came off the mound to field Juan Perez’s leadoff chopper in […]

By Charles Odum AP Sports Writer ATLANTA – A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed the death hours after the fall […]

Associated Press TORONTO – Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki hit back-to-back homers, Jose Bautista also connected and Toronto won for the eighth time in 10 games, beating Detroit 5-3 on Friday. Ian Kinsler and Anthony Gose homered for the slumping Tigers, who have lost seven of eight. R.A. Dickey (9-10) pitched 6 2/3 innings to […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Where Odie Armstrong goes, Arena Football League championships seem to follow. The San Jose Sabercats fullback and former Vardaman standout – the Rams have retired his number – has helped lead San Jose to Saturday’s ArenaBowl XXVII against the Jacksonville Sharks. “Being a vet and being there multiple times, I […]

Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas – Yovani Gallardo earned his 100th career victory, Delino DeShields had a part in all the Texas runs even without an RBI and the Rangers stopped Toronto’s five-game winning streak with a 4-1 win on Thursday. The Rangers averted a sweep by the AL East leaders and moved a half-game ahead […]

By Tim Reynolds AP Sports Writer Darryl Dawkins, whose backboard-shattering dunks earned him the moniker “Chocolate Thunder” and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. The Lehigh County, Pennsylvania coroner’s office said Dawkins died Thursday morning at a hospital. No cause of death was immediately announced and an autopsy was […]

Associated Press DETROIT – Justin Verlander lost a bid for his third no-hitter when Chris Iannetta lined a leadoff double in the ninth inning that landed on the left-field line, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-0 Wednesday night. Trying to become the sixth major leaguer to throw three no-hitters, Verlander settled […]