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  1. JSU/New Orleans baseball matchup postponed until April 28thRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    The Jackson State versus University of New Orleans baseball game, which was set for a 6 pm start time, has been rescheduled due to severe thunderstorms expected to hit the Jackson area in the early afternoon. The game will be made up on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Braddy Field.

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  2. 2 ex-chiefs of Samarion Inc. enter guilty pleas to fraudRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 12 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    Two former executives of a Madison County company have pleaded guilty to conspiring to mislead investors in Mississippi and Alabama about a monitoring system for nursing homes that could help improve the overall care of patients. Federal prosecutors say in a news release that Mark Rodgers and Samer N'Ser will be sentenced June 15 in U.S. District Court in Jackson.

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  3. Spieth fast learner using tips from fellow Texan CrenshawRead the original story

    Friday Apr 10 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    Ben Crenshaw closed out his Masters career Friday with two rounds he would prefer to forget, but a lifetime of memories from his 44 appearances at Augusta National. While the two-time Masters winner from Texas was preparing to play his last rounds, Spieth - a fellow Lone Star state native - tried to soak up everything one of his mentors could tell him about the course.

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  4. Another Jackson on the bag for Crenshaw's final MastersRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 9 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    Carl Jackson had hoped to go out with Crenshaw one more time, but sore ribs forced the 67-year-old looper to turn the duties over to his brother Bud, one of Augusta National's full-time club caddies. Jackson, who used to work at Augusta National, was on the bag for Crenshaw's Masters victories in 1984 and 1995.

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  5. Seth Smith has three extra base hits on Opening DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    Felix Hernandez struck out 10 and allowed only two hits over seven innings, Seth Smith had three extra-base hits and two RBIs in his Seattle debut and the Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 on Monday. Hernandez improved to 6-0 in opening day starts, only two of them at home.

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  6. Reports: Avery Johnson to be next UA basketball coachRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    If you were on social media Sunday, you probably saw all the chatter about a possible new head coach for the University of Alabama men's basketball team. As of Sunday night, UA has not confirmed anything yet.

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  7. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    Wisconsin won 71-64. . Wisconsin players celebrate after an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Kentucky Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Indianapolis.

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  8. Mullin considers turning around St John's an 'obligation'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2012 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    Mullin said at his introductory news conference Wednesday that he wasn't worrying about tarnishing his legacy as a player at his alma mater, where he still ranks as the school's all-time leading scorer. The 51-year-old Mullin has no coaching experience, but he believes his experience in NBA front offices prepared him well because pro franchises now must develop rookies who come into the league as raw teenagers.

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  9. Mullin: Trying to turn around St John's an 'obligation'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2012 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    Chris Mullin's old coach reached way back into history to describe the buzz from St. John's hiring its all-time leading scorer. "I'm not going to say that Mull got a lot of ink," Lou Carnesecca crowed from the podium in the arena bearing his name, "but President Eisenhower after winning World War II didn't get that much space in the paper."

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  10. Eli Manning, Bankplus make donation to Children's HospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    Eli Manning's name graces a Bankplus debit card in the lobby of Batson Children's Hospital. Get out your pen and paper.

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  11. St. John's basketball coach Steve Lavin out after 5 seasonsRead the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    Steve Lavin's 5-year tenure as coach at St. John's was bookended by NCAA Tournament appearances. Every season brought at least 20 wins.

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  12. Tough Jam: Cubs pitcher winds up at wrong park, misses startRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    Some pitchers have trouble finding the plate. Edwin Jackson of the Chicago Cubs had a much bigger problem: He couldn't find the ballpark.

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  13. Leading Off: Big Papi dehydrated, Walker dazzlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    Red Sox slugger David Ortiz won't be in the lineup against Toronto. The Boston designated hitter is out for at least a couple of days because of dehydration.

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  14. Refs cheer new high-def replay system for NCAA tournamentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    FILE - In this March 12, 2015, photo, officials review a play during an NCAA college basketball game between California and Arizona in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 conference tournament in Las Vegas. For the men's and w... For the men's and women's basketball tournaments that begin this week, the NCAA for the first time will use a replay system that captures live high-definition video from multiple angles for immediate review.

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  15. Raymond beats Bay High 50-35 for 4A titleRead the original story

    Mar 14, 2015 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    Octavia Barnes had 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead Raymond past Bay High 50-35 on Saturday to win the Mississippi Class 4A girls state championship. Raymond trailed Bay High 22-18 at halftime, but outscored the Lady Tigers 15-3 in the third quarter to pull away.

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  16. Alcorn State's Norianna Haynes named SWAC Newcomer of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    Senior point guard Jeanette Jackson of Prairie View A&M University has been named Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year as announced by the conference on Monday. The league also unveiled the rest of the 2014-15 superlative winners along with the All-SWAC teams for the season.

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  17. UMass tops Notre Dame 4-3 in longest Division I hockey gameRead the original story

    Mar 6, 2015 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    Shane Walsh scored the winning goal 11:42 into the fifth overtime to lead UMass to a 4-3 victory over Notre Dame in the longest game in NCAA Division I ice hockey history. The first-round Hockey East tournament matchup lasted 151 minutes, 42 seconds, ending early Saturday morning and surpassing the previous mark of 150:22 in five overtimes between Quinnipiac and Union in 2010.

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  18. Jackson's 25 lead Arkansas women over Mississippi 72-61Read the original story

    Mar 5, 2015 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    Jessica Jackson had 25 points and eight rebounds Thursday to lead ninth-seeded Arkansas over No. 8 seed Mississippi 72-61 in the second round of the SEC tournament.

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  19. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    The Arkansas State baseball team's Sun Belt Conference opening series against UT Arlington has been moved from Jonesboro, Ark., to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, Miss., due to the winter weather moving through the region Wednesday. The series will now take place on March 7-8 at Smith-Wills Stadium, which also serves as the home of the NAIA Belhaven Blazers, with the first game set to be played Saturday night at 7 p.m. The Red Wolves and Mavericks will conclude the three-game set with a doubleheader on Sunday with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m. All three games can be heard locally on 95.3 FM The Ticket/970 AM KNEA.

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  20. Henderson on Thomas: 'It's a difficult time when you have to do these things'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    "Probably taking the screen pass inside the 20 and taking it to the house. He did everything that was asked of him."

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