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Byeong Hun An leads storm-delayed Mississippi tour event

Sep. 20, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Byeong Hun An was making so many birdies in the Sanderson Farms Championship he worried the storms would cost him momentum. Even waking up at 4 a.m. to play 25 holes Friday didn't slow him. An finished off a 6-under 66 in the morning and then birdied four straight holes to start the...

Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods

Sep. 20, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh water from Midwestern floods has killed oysters along the coasts of three states and cost Mississippi half of its blue crabs. Water that came through a Louisiana spillway killed 95% of the oysters in Mississippi's share of the Mississippi Sound and fed toxic algae blooms that...

Mississippi mother charged in murder case against caregiver

Sep. 20, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — The mother of a 5-year-old child whose remains appear to have been found in a Mississippi basement faces criminal charges, although police don't believe she killed the boy. Local news outlets report 24-year-old Teasia Warren was charged Thursday with two counts of contributing to the...

No. 23 California seeks to continue fast start at Ole Miss

Sep. 20, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — No. 23 California wants to remain unbeaten, while Mississippi is seeking to make a statement with a win against a ranked team. Cal can start the season 4-0 for the first time since 2015 if the Golden Bears are able to walk away with a road victory Saturday at Ole Miss (2-1). Although...

Kentucky, Mississippi State try to rebound from close losses

Sep. 20, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

Kentucky hopes a change of scenery can reverse its fortunes after losing a close game last week. That won't be easy at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are looking to rebound from their own late collapse. Mississippi State (2-1) is riding a four-game home winning streak against Kentucky heading into Saturday's...

Pac-12 Game of the Week: Can Utah break the Coliseum Curse?

Sep. 19, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: Utah hasn't won against the Trojans in Los Angeles in more than 100 years. Yep, that's right, more than a century. The Utes' last win came in 1916. But No. 10 Utah (3-0) has a chance in its Pac-12 opener to not only break the...

Hoge keeps rolling and takes early lead in Mississippi

Sep. 19, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tom Hoge felt relieved to make his way back to the PGA Tour. He is starting the new season with a clear head, no stress and great scores. One week after he was runner-up at the Greenbrier for the best finish of his PGA Tour career, Hoge opened with three straight birdies and closed...

Man tried 6 times for murder seeks bail, end to charges

Sep. 19, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

A Mississippi man who's been tried six times for murder asked a judge to free him on bail and throw out the charges against him in motions filed Thursday in state court. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the convictions of 49-year-old Curtis Flowers in June, finding racial bias in jury selection. Prosecutors say...

No. 23 California carries unbeaten record into Ole Miss

Sep. 19, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

No. 23 California (3-0) at Mississippi (2-1), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (ESPNU). Line: Ole Miss by 2 1/2. Series record: Cal leads 1-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Cal is aiming to remain unbeaten and start 4-0 for the first time since 2015. Ole Miss is seeking its first win over a Top 25 team since beating No. 16 Mississippi...

Mississippi sheriff sets policies amid racial profiling suit

Sep. 19, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A county in south Mississippi has settled a racial profiling lawsuit and its sheriff's department is setting new policies that limit officers' use of race or national origin as a reason to stop and question people, attorneys say. A family with Latino and Native American background...