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Mississippi governor limits crowds at K-12 sports games

JACKSON (AP) — As schools are opening up across Mississippi and dealing with outbreaks of coronavirus, Gov. Tate Reeves issued a new rule Friday limiting ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, August 14, 2020 8:56 pm

COVID-19

Governor: Virus cases down in 80% of Mississippi counties

JACKSON (AP) — New cases of the coronavirus are steadily declining in more than 80% of Mississippi's 82 counties, Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday. Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:52 pm

COVID-19

Mississippi sees jump in virus cases after improving numbers

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi reported one of its highest single-day increases in coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday, after a few days of improving numbers. Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:58 pm

COVID-19

Governor orders state-wide mask mandate, restrictions on schools in ‘hot spots’

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday that he’s setting a statewide order for people to wear masks in public amid a recent surge in cases ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:42 pm

Sports

Drew Brees to donate $5M to support Louisiana health care

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife have announced a $5 million donation to build community health centers throughout ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 8:16 pm

Sports

Mississippi State coach not worried about recruiting ranking

STARKVILLE (AP) — During a time in which a Mississippi State sports team has not competed in a live game in over three months, much ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:21 pm

Sports

SWAC postpones fall sports, eyes spring football

The Southwestern Athletic Conference has postponed its fall athletic competition because of the COVID-19 pandemic and hopes to hold a shortened football season during the ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:19 pm

Sports

AP source: Free agent Yasiel Puig, Braves reach 1-year deal

ATLANTA (AP) — Free agent outfielder Yasiel Puig and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year deal, a person with knowledge of the deal ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:54 am

Sports

Braves’ Acuña has even bigger role in shortened 2020 season

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. isn't letting the coronavirus pandemic silence his love of baseball. Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:53 am

News

Natchez construction worker charged in Vermont shooting

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A construction worker from Mississippi is facing a charge of attempted murder, accusing him of shooting a fellow worker in the ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, July 13, 2020 6:31 pm

Sports

Washington’s NFL team drops ‘Redskins’ name after 87 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, July 13, 2020 9:00 am

Sports

Elimination of nonconference games could have ripple effect

The Big Ten became the first Power Five league to shift to an all-conference fall schedule as the college sports world faces difficult decisions caused ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, July 11, 2020 11:15 pm

Sports

NBA teams at Disney had tough travel-party decisions to make

The 22 teams participating in the NBA restart were all at the Disney campus together for the first time Friday. Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:23 am

Sports

Statue of tennis star Arthur Ashe to stay put in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — On Richmond's Monument Avenue, the collection of towering statues honoring Confederate veterans was interrupted by one noticeably different: a monument to ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:22 am

Sports

Louisiana governor, lawmakers oppose canceling school sports

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Despite Louisiana's surging coronavirus outbreak, Gov. John Bel Edwards and a majority of state House members oppose a state senator's call ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:47 pm

Sports

NASCAR moving Watkins Glen race to Daytona road course

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will move its August road course race from Watkins Glen in upstate New York because of state health restrictions, and ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:30 pm

Sports

NFL’s stay-at-home order means no travel for training camp

Tim Flynn was looking forward to one final year as the mayoral host of training camp for the Dallas Cowboys in Oxnard, California. Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:00 pm

Sports

Bryson DeChambeau wins Rocket Mortgage Classic by 3 shots

DETROIT (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau pounded protein shakes and lifted iron to transform his body, adding 40 pounds of mass, and changed his game to ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, July 6, 2020 4:30 pm

Sports

Harvick takes advantage of Hamlin’s crash to win Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Harvick turned up the pressure on Denny Hamlin late in the Brickyard 400. Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, July 6, 2020 4:00 pm

Sports

Zion Williamson confident in his health, Pelicans’ prospects

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson credits his mother's wisdom with helping him manage life's unanticipated twists and inevitable assortment of successes and ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, July 5, 2020 1:00 pm

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