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St. Joseph parishioners initiate
petition to block priest reassignment
Father Rusty Vincent transferred after of his pastoral duties but no
criminal charges have yet been
a dating website that caters to
people who are HIV-positive.
providing feds info in federal investigation filed.
The federal investigation so Coincidence
into church’s former pastor far points to Vargas defrauding
his parishioners and others who or retaliation?
By Slim Smith rescind the decision to replace donated in a GoFundMe cam- In the aftermath of the
ssmith@cdispatch.com the church’s current parochial paign of tens of thousands of scandal, many parishioners
vicar (assistant pastor) Father dollars for what he claimed was expressed confidence in Vin-
For some parishioners at Rusty Vincent in the wake of an Vincent Vargas cancer treatment after being di- cent to lead the church as it re-
St. Joseph Catholic Church in alleged fraud scandal involving agnosed with HIV and instead covered from the scandal, and
Starkville, the cure seems al- former St. Joseph Priest Father the move to remove Vincent using donated funds for per- when Kopacz announced the
most as bad as the illness. Lenin Vargas. was retaliatory — Vincent had sonal expenses. He’s also been changes — Father Jason John-
A petition on change.org As of Tuesday morning, 235 confirmed he was one of four accused of raising money for a ston of St. Frances of Assisi
asks Bishop Joseph Kopacz of people had signed the petition confidential informants who supposed chapel and orphan- parish in Madison will replace
the Catholic Diocese of Jackson asking that Vincent remain at provided information to federal age in Mexico and using those Vincent — the move was met
and Thomas Rodi, the arch- St. Joseph. investigators about Vargas’ con- funds on personal expenses, in- with criticism.
bishop of Mobile, Alabama, to Some parishioners believe duct. Vargas has been relieved cluding a recurring expense at See ST. Joseph, 6A

FIRST CHRISTMAS CMSD
combats
‘gang’ activity
on school
campuses
Columbus police
chief helping create
mentorship program
for at-risk youth
BY MARY POLLITZ
mpollitz@cdispatch.com

Gang-related ac-
tivity in the city is
spilling into Colum-
bus Municipal School
District hallways and
classrooms, Super-
Chris Jenkins/Special to The Dispatch intendent Cherie La-
Caroline Purvis and Cindy Lesniak portray characters from the time of the birth of Jesus at First Baptist Church of Columbus’ bat told school board Labat
annual First Christmas program at the Shops at Brickerton on Monday. The event recreates Bethlehem, featuring merchants, members Monday
soldiers, villagers and a live nativity scene. evening.
Labat blamed
such activity for 15
discipline referrals
since August at the

4-County Foundation awards $47K
high school and mid-
dle school. She didn’t
specify what she is Shelton

in grants to nine area nonprofits
calling “gang-relat-
ed” behavior, but she has enlisted
reinforcements to help her faculty
recognize the warning signs.
Columbus Police Chief Fred
Organization has raised $850K Inside
n OUR VIEW: 4-County continues Shelton recently led a “gang sym-
for charitable causes since 2015 to honor its mission with ‘keep
the change’ grants. Page 4A
posium” for principals and other ad-
ministrators to identify early gang
BY MARY POLLITZ ing with Art in the Park, detection signs in at-risk students,
mpollitz@cdispatch.com an event hosted each Octo- Labat said. He will lead a followup
SAAC was one of nine
ber with hands-on arts and session in January.
The Starkville Area Arts nonprofit organizations that
crafts. Monday afternoon, “It was eye-opening to our prin-
Council relies heavily on 4-County donated to Mon-
Bateman received a $2,000 Bateman Clark cipals to look at some of the behav-
4-County Electric Power Co- day afternoon. Every two iors related to the community that
grant from 4-County to con-
operative. tinue that creative education pull it off. That day requires months, the 4-County Foun- comes out from the community
Executive Director John in Starkville. anywhere from 75 to 100 vol- dation chooses area nonprof- into the school district,” Labat said.
Bateman said 4-County is “We couldn’t do this event unteers. Every funder and its and charities to help with “We are going to have a follow up
one of three major sponsors without any of our donors,” every volunteer is a team grants. This month, the foun- ... to discuss other issues related to
that help SAAC introduce Bateman said. “We rely on member and we’re very dation donated more than gang activity and drug activity in
children to creative think- every donor to this project to grateful for their support.” See 4-County, 6A See Gang Activity, 3A

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Tuesday
Say What?
Did you hear? “I could not be more excited to add Mike’s leadership,
values and high-level experience to our program.”
Moonves scandal looms over Ole Miss football coach Matt Luke, talking about the
hiring of Mike MacIntyre as the team’s new defensive

CBS shareholder meeting coordinator. Story, 1B.

Former CEO was ousted in September
over sexual-misconduct claims
By MAE ANDERSON newly revamped board has
Trump to meet with Democrats
about border wall, shutdown
and ALEXANDRA OLSON until the end of January to
AP Business Writers decide whether Moonves
receives his payout. It will
NEW YORK — With also have to chart a path
a $120 million severance for CBS to recover from
package on the line, an the scandal. President wants next
investigation into sex-
ual-misconduct claims
Moonves was ousted
in September after The funding package
Finding a White House chief
against former CBS CEO
Les Moonves will loom
New Yorker published
allegations from 12 wom- to include at least $5 of staff turns into a scramble
over the network’s annual en who said he subjected The Associated Press
shareholders meeting on
Tuesday.
them to mistreatment that billion for the border
included forced oral sex, WASHINGTON — Wanted: Top aide to most powerful leader in
But CBS officials are un-
likely to say more beyond
groping and retaliation if wall, an idea Democrats world. Chief qualification: Willing to take the job. Must also be prepared
they resisted. The network to tolerate regular undermining by boss and risk of steep legal bills.
seeking to reassure share- launched an investigation have flatly rejected Post-employment prospects: Uncertain.
holders that the board is with two outside law firms President Donald Trump is scrambling to find a new chief of staff
“on top of that, don’t worry, By MATTHEW DALY
that is due to be complete The Associated Press after his first choice to replace John Kelly bailed at the last minute and
when we have sufficient in- by Jan. 31. several other potential successors signaled they weren’t interested in
formation we will disclose The New York Times the job.
WASHINGTON — President
this,” said Porter Bibb, a said a draft report on Back to square one, Trump is mulling over a list of at least four poten-
Donald Trump and Democratic
former media executive that investigation found tial candidates after Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of
congressional leaders are seeking
now with the advisory firm Moonves committed “mul- staff, took himself out of the running Sunday and decided that he would
to avert a partial government shut-
Mediatech Capital Part- tiple acts of serious non- instead be leaving the White House. The announcement surprised even
down amid a sharp dispute over
ners. He said the scandal consensual sexual miscon- Trump’s border wall and a lengthy senior staffers who believed that Ayers’ ascension was a done deal.
is likely to be mentioned duct.” Citing the report, to-do list that includes a major farm Trump is now soliciting input on a list of candidates that is said to
“only peripherally.” the Times said he deleted bill and a formal rebuke of Saudi include Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney,
Shareholder meetings numerous text messages Arabia for the slaying of journalist Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the chairman of the conservative House
are typically limited to nor- and was “evasive and un- Jamal Khashoggi. Freedom Caucus, and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. And al-
mal annual meeting duties, truthful at times.” The in- Trump is set to confer Tuesday lies are pitching Trump on even more contenders.
Bibb said. Among other vestigators issued a state- at the White House with House
things, shareholders will ment saying their work Democratic leader Nancy Pelo- ers have repeatedly said it’s up to the system for handling sexual ha-
vote on 11 board members, was still in progress, and a si and Senate Democratic leader Trump to cut a deal with Demo- rassment complaints on Capitol Hill.
six of whom came aboard lawyer for Moonves denied Chuck Schumer ahead of a Dec. 21 crats, an acknowledgment of their By far the biggest unresolved is-
in a reshuffling after the any wrongdoing. deadline to shut down a range of
scandal broke. own inability to produce spending sue is the border wall. Trump wants
Moonves had been one government agencies.
The bigger task will of the most admired pow- bills with Republican votes alone. the next funding package to include
“Republicans still control the That gives Democrats some mo- at least $5 billion for it, an idea Dem-
come behind the scenes erbrokers in the entertain- House, the Senate and the White
in the weeks to come. The ment industry. mentum heading into the closed- ocrats have flatly rejected.
House, and they have the power to
door talks, which also could veer Pelosi and Schumer have urged
keep government open,” Pelosi and
Schumer said in a joint statement into Trump’s request for emergency Trump to support a bill that in-
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Monday 0.01 Jury to resume deliberations on white nationalist’s sentence
Month to date 3.34
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Year to date 60.96 considering a sentence Heather Heyer, a 32-year-
Normal year to date 52.17 CHARLOTTESVILLE, for James Alex Fields Jr. old paralegal and activist
TOMBIGBEE RIVER STAGES Va. — A Virginia jury is They are scheduled to re- who was killed. Jurors
In feet as of Flood 24-hr.
7 a.m. Mon. Stage Stage Chng. set to resume deliber- turn Tuesday morning. also heard from several
Amory 20 17.85 +1.05 ations on a sentencing The 21-year-old Fields people who suffered se-
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recommendation for a of Maumee, Ohio, faces vere injuries.
Columbus 15 8.19 +1.93
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man convicted of killing a up to life in prison after A psychologist testify-
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Italian exchange student adjusts to life in US
Ceriani excels in stood out as she finished her
talk with the Rotary Club.
track at SHS, picks “I really love fried chicken,”
she said.
up love for fried Ceriani is staying with Sam
Strickland and his wife, Ann
chicken Brett. They’re her second host
By Alex Holloway
family and have hosted since
aholloway@cdispatch.com before Thanksgiving. While in
the U.S., Ceriani will stay with
Elisa Ceriani prefers a cer- three families total.
tain type of breakfast. Brett said hosting Ceriani
Ceriani, an Italian student has been “great.” They already
living in Starkville for the Ro- knew her before hosting her,
tary Youth Exchange program, because two of their four daugh-
said her usual breakfast is a cup ters ran cross-country with her.
of cappuccino with some cook- “They get on really well,”
ies. Strickland said. “They play
“I just found out that’s weird cards almost every day and
here,” she told Starkville Ro- have a good time doing that.
tary Club members Monday, She rides with our daughters
to a chorus of laughter. “I was to school and runs indoor track
shocked.” with our second daughter.
Ceriani is from Milan, Ita-
They’ve been pretty close the
ly. She’s attending Starkville Alex Holloway/Dispatch Staff entire time.”
High School while the Rotary Rotary Youth Exchange student Elisa Ceriani talks to the Starkville Rotary Club on Monday about her Brett also said Ceriani’s
Club hosts her. On Monday, she experiences in the U.S. Ceriani is from Milan, Italy.
told the club about herself and taste for cookies for breakfast,
her experiences in the United differences between its school- attends a graphic design and and made it to the state champi- which she called biscuits, was a
States. ing system and the one in Italy. fashion design school in Italy. onships — and is now compet- bit surprising.
The U.S. is not a new destina- Notably, Italian students spend “It’s pretty hard to choose ing in track and field. She said “She said ‘biscuits,’ so I
tion for Ceriani — she said her five years in high school, rather what you’re going to do when Italian high schools don’t have made biscuits one morning,”
parents, who are big country than four. you’re 12 years old,” she said. team sports. Brett said. “Then we went to the
music fans, regularly travel to She also said the schools, “A lot of my friends didn’t know “I really like team sports,” store one day and she asked if
Nashville, Tennessee. beginning in junior high, are what they were going to do, so she said. she could pick up some stuff for
Still, she said, moving to the based around a particular sub- they changed schools.” She said it was hard to re- breakfast and she went and got
U.S. has brought some surpris- ject and students choose where Ceriani ran cross-country member all the foods she’s tried Oreos. I’m surprised the rest of
es, the biggest of which is in the to attend. For example, she with Starkville High School — in her time in the U.S. But one my kids haven’t caught on.”

Gang activity
Continued from Page 1A
is gang membership in
the city, and he has begun
seeing local young people
identify as “Vice Lords”
or “Black Gangster Disci-
ples.”
“Being in a gang in it-
self, it’s not illegal,” Shel-
ton said. “... We target the
illegal activity and not
the organization. When it
comes down to the crimi-
nal activity, we’re not see-
ing drive-by shootings or
turf wars. We’re just not
seeing that.
“The school has poli-
cies that you can’t wear
gang paraphernalia to
school,” he added. “Now,
they’re wearing clothing
that represents that, and
unless you’re a part of that
culture you won’t under-
stand that. ... We are try-
ing to prevent any more
children from joining or
creating a new gang. We Courtesy photo
don’t want them to emu- Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton speaks to Colum-
late gangs or gang-related bus Municipal School District administrators at a gang
activity for protection, ex- symposium last month. CMSD and Shelton will work
toward a mentorship program for students at risk for
citement or fun.” gang activity.
Specifically, Shelton
said Louis Vuitton cloth- By mentoring students violence looks like in our
ing often is associated who are likely to identify country, and we want to
with the Vice Lords, while as a gang member, Shel- reduce that among our
Georgia Bulldogs apparel ton said, the school and children. Education plays
can indicate allegiance to community will both ben-
a very important part of
Black Gangster Disciples. efit.
With the mentorship keeping kids safe and out
“We can make our com-
program, Shelton said he munity safer and give our of gangs. With education,
is trying to make young children a better chance they have the ability to
men ambassadors within of having a future,” Shel- reason and make rational
the district. ton said. “We know what decisions.”

Justices reject
county’s appeal over
woman’s time in jail
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The
Supreme Court has rejected
a Mississippi county’s ap-
peal in the case of a woman
who was jailed for more than
three months without seeing
a judge.
The court’s order on Mon-
day leaves in place a federal
judge’s ruling that Choctaw
County and its sheriff are lia-
ble for violating the woman’s
constitutional rights. A jury
trial to determine damages
is scheduled for March.
The woman was held for
96 days before she was given
the opportunity to post bail.
She had been arrested on
traffic charges and was then
served with a drug indict-
ment.
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Our View

4-County honors its mission with ‘keep the change’ grants
“Keep the change” is an old expres- up for the program, which has allowed when under-funded school arts pro- ity, people took matters into their own
sion, usually a small, seemingly insig- the company to distribute $850,000 in grams are struggling. A $5,670 grant hands. It’s a recipe that has worked for
nificant gesture motivated as much by grants to a wide variety of communi- will provide funds for reading material more than 80 years. Extending that
convenience (who wants to fool with a ty organizations — everything from at French Camp Elementary School. A idea to provide funding for organiza-
few coins?) as charity. schools to fire departments to charities $5,752 grant will provide body armor tions in their communities that desper-
But for the past four years 4-County such as The Salvation Army. for Clay County sheriff’s deputies. Red ately need funds is yet another example
Electric Power Association has used The grants average around $5,000, Cross of North Mississippi will use its of “taking care of our own.”
the “keep the change” idea to fund hun- which can go a long way for a small $4,674 to provide free smoke detectors For participating 4-County mem-
dreds of thousands of dollars worth of non-profit used to watching every to residents. The largest grant — bers, it’s little more than a better orga-
grants in the communities it serves. penny. $12,640 — will allow the Cumberland nized concept of “keep the change.”
The customer-owned co-operative On Monday, 4-County held an event Volunteer Fire Department to make It’s may be pocket-change for the
utility began the program in 2015, when to award its latest grants. Nine organi- repairs on its pumper truck, something individual customer each month, but
4-County CEO Joe Cade, who retired in zations received a combined $47,000 that may save lives. when so many customers participate it
September, started the 4-County Foun- with individual grants ranging from The 4-County Foundation, through generates money to make a real differ-
dation as a means of funneling money $2,000 to $12,640. its grant program, lives up to its core ence in their communities.
back into its communities through a Small though it may be, the $2,000 values. Cooperatives were formed in We’d love to see the idea spread to
voluntary program that allowed cus- grant provided to the Starkville Arts the 1930s to provide electricity to peo- other companies. We can only imagine
tomers to round their monthly bill up Council ensures funding for its “Arts in ple and places that for-profit companies what the potential might be.
to the next whole dollar. More than the Park” event held each October, an considered unprofitable. When those Keep the change?
30,000 4-County customers have signed event used to promote the arts at a time companies balked at providing electric- Absolutely!

Mississippi voices

‘Differentness’ is real,
but doesn’t always matter
OXFORD — It was certainly no sur-
prise when race bubbled up more than a
month ago in the runoff between Cindy
Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy.
It wasn’t the dominant theme, of
course, despite the fact that Hyde-Smith
is white and Espy is black. It arose only
after Hyde-Smith made a jovial remark
about “public hanging” at a campaign
stop in Tupelo.
Because Hyde-Smith seemed genu-
inely puzzled when her comment took
on a life of its own, the topic is worth a Charlie Mitchell
deeper look.
Everybody knows racism isn’t always overt. Yet some don’t or
refuse to realize that invoking differentness purposely or with the
effect of singling people out for no reason betrays, at best, a fixed
bias. THE WORLD TODAY
Look at it in a different context.

How democracy is losing the world
Suppose that whenever she’s introduced in Washington, Hyde-
Smith is constantly called “the girl senator from Mississippi” or
the “woman senator from Mississippi?” That would be accurate,
but it would also segregate her. It’s relevant and impressive that
she’s the first woman elected to Congress from Mississippi, but If Donald Trump told journalists than any other nation.
otherwise it is not a factor. Why? Because gender is not an issue Michael Cohen to pay Yet he is welcomed in the capitals of the world.
in the context of Senate membership. Her voice and her vote are hush money to Stormy What does American democracy now offer
equal to the other 99. Daniels about a one- the world as its foremost attribute, its claim to
If she were to take offense or even become a bit perturbed night stand a decade ago, greatness?
by a constant gender reference, then she would perhaps under- that, says Jerome Nadler, “Our diversity is our strength!” proclaims this
stand why her aphorism about public hangings was offensive. As incoming chair of House generation.
is well-established, Mississippi is a state where far more black Judiciary, would be an We have become a unique nation composed of
people than white people have faced either lawful execution or “impeachable offense.” peoples from every continent and country, every
extrajudicial killing. It’s not a proper topic for a light-hearted com- This tells you what so- race, ethnicity, culture and creed on earth.
ment, as she described it. cial media, cable TV and But is not diversity what Europe is openly
Instead, it’s divisive because it calls attention to the violence the great herd of talking fleeing from?
heads will be consumed Patrick Buchanan Is there any country of the Old Continent
disproportionately suffered by black that whites sometimes cele-
brated. Not funny. Not at all. with for the next two clamoring for more migrants from the Maghreb,
That’s not clear? OK. Take Bubba and his poker group as years — the peccadillos and misdeeds of Trump, sub-Sahara or Middle East?
another illustration. Bubba and three others are white. The fifth almost all of which occurred before being chosen Broadly, it seems more true to say that the
player is black. Let’s say Bubba is telling someone about the as president of the United States. world is turning away from transnationalism
“Everywhere President Trump looks,” writes toward tribalism, and away from diversity and
group. Does he say, “Me and four friends play poker every Thurs-
The Washington Times’ Rowan Scarborough, back to the ethno-nationalism whence the nations
day night,” or does he say, “Me and three white friends and one
“there are Democrats targeting him from New came.
black friend play poker every Thursday night?”
York to Washington to Maryland... lawmakers, The diversity our democracy has on offer is
More than likely, Bubba would use the first version. A friend is
state attorneys general, opposition researchers, not selling.
a friend. Race has nothing to do with it.
bureaucrats and activist defense lawyers. Ethnic, racial and religious minorities, such as
Yes, there are plentiful times when race and gender and other
“They are aiming at Russia collusion, the the Uighurs and Tibetans in China, the Rohingya
distinguishing factors matter. There are profound differences
Trump Organization, the Trump Foundation, a in Myanmar, minority black tribes in sub-Sahara
(thank goodness) between men and women and there are clear
Trump hotel, Trump tax returns, Trump cam- Africa and white farmers in South Africa, can
cultural differences race to race, nation to nation and region to re-
paign finances and supposed money laundering.” testify that popular majority rule often means
gion. At least one member of Bubba’s poker group groans whenev-
The full-court press is on. Day and night we mandated restrictions or even an end to minority
er Bubba tunes to country radio during the poker game. A visitor will be hearing debate on the great question: Will rights.
to the Delta from France is puzzled, at best, when she learns black the elites that loathe him succeed in bringing In the Middle East, free elections produced a
people make delectable tamales, a Mexican dish. Trump down, driving him from office, and prose- Muslim Brotherhood president in Egypt, Hamas
Differentness is not a bad thing. It’s a great thing. It’s only cuting and putting him in jail? in Palestine, Hezbollah in Lebanon. After this, a
when differences are used to demean or disrespect or marginalize Says Adam Schiff, the incoming chair of the disillusioned Bush 43 White House called off the
that hurt — real hurt — occurs. House intelligence committee: “Donald Trump democracy crusade.
A sentence from Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address may be the first president in quite some time to The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby,
comes to mind. face the real prospect of jail time.” relates how one minority is treated in much of the
“With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness And what will a watching world be thinking Muslim world:
in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to when it sees the once-great republic preoccupied “Christians face daily the threat of violence,
finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care with breaking yet another president? murder, intimidation, prejudice and poverty...”
for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and Will that world think: Why can’t we be more “In the last few years, they have been slaugh-
his orphan—to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a like America? tered by so-called Islamic State. ... Hundreds of
lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.” Does the world still envy us our free press, thousands have been forced from their homes.
Good sentence. which it sees tirelessly digging up dirt on politi- Many have been killed, enslaved and persecuted
Clearly, there was no malice in Hyde-Smith’s comment, but cal figures and flaying them with abandon? or forcibly converted. Even those who remain ask
that did not make it OK. Among the reasons democracy is in discredit the question, ‘Why stay?’
The racism that manifested itself after the Civil War and up and retreat worldwide is that its exemplar and “Christian communities that were the founda-
through more than half of the last century was malicious. Night champion, the USA, is beginning to resemble tion of the universal Church now face the threat
riders. Lynchings. Overt methods to deny education to black France’s Third Republic in its last days before of imminent extinction.”
Americans and block them from voting, obtaining jobs. Until the World War II. And all the while this horror is going on,
1960s, black Americans could not eat at the same restaurants as Also, democracy no longer has the field large- Ronald Reagan’s treaty that banned all U.S. and
whites or stay at the same hotels. ly to itself as to how to create a prosperous and Soviet nuclear missiles with a range between 310
Some overt racism continues in America, but it’s less common. powerful nation-state. and 3,400 miles faces collapse. And President
Perhaps that explains why when the shrill voices of the left throw This century, China has shown aspiring rulers Trump’s initiative to bring about a nuclear-free
around the words “racist” and “hater” these days, the Hyde- how a single-party regime can create a world North Korea appears in peril.
Smiths of our state and nation react in amazement. They’re not in power, and how democracy is not a necessary Yet, for the next two years, we will be pre-
the KKK. They don’t harbor visceral hate for anyone, much less precondition for extraordinary economic prog- occupied with whether paying hush money to
preach racial superiority. ress. Stormy Daniels justifies removing a president,
What they are is deaf to the experience of others. It is hurt- Vladimir Putin, an autocratic nationalist, has and exactly when Michael Cohen stopped talking
ful — and wrong — to invoke, raise or even reference race when shown how a ruined nation can be restored to to the Russians about his boss building a Trump
irrelevant. At worst, doing so reveals deep-seated prejudice. At a great power in the eyes of its people and the Tower in Moscow.
best, insensitivity. world, commanding a new deference and respect. We are an unserious nation, engaged in trivial
Should minorities just “get over it?” No. Not anymore than Democracy is a bus you get off when it reaches pursuits, in a deadly serious world.
Hyde-Smith would get over it if repeatedly called the “girl sena- your stop, says Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Patrick J. Buchanan, a nationally syndicated
tor.” After the attempted coup in the summer of 2017, columnist, was a senior advisor to presidents Rich-
Charlie Mitchell is an associate dean of journalism at the Univer- Erdogan purged his government and military ard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. His
sity of Mississippi. Email reaches him at cmitchell43@yahoo.com. of tens of thousands of enemies and jailed more website is http://buchanan.org/blog.
The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018 5A

Area obituaries
COMMERCIAL DISPATCH T. D. Betts and Ruby Avie Richards and Mrs. Bertha Cord- James Hall Wednesday one hour
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service times, are provided died Dec. 9, 2018, at
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Wednesday at the el of Lowndes Funeral Mason, 67, passed away.
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may wish to include, are avail- chapel of Dowdle Fu- Home in Columbus. Arrangements are
In addition to her She is survived by
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body has been donated to husband, William D.
tation is one hour prior children and three
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Thomas Taylor
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the next day Monday through announced by Lee-
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Sykes Funeral Home. Wednesday, December 12th, Thomas Gene Taylor, 82,
p.m. for Sunday and Monday
publication. For more informa- at 11:00 A.M. at Porter Funeral passed away on Thursday, De-
tion, call 662-328-2471. Home, with Rev. Newlie Long cember 06, 2018, at his resi-
officiating. Visitation will dence.
held from 10:00 A.M until the A visitation was held Satur-
Ike Martin service time at the funeral home. Interment will day, December 08, 2018, from
COLUMBUS — Ike 2:00pm until 4:00pm at Lowndes
Martin, 64, died Dec. 8, be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements. Funeral Home.
2018, at Baptist Memo- Gene was born June 15, 1936
rial Hospital-Golden Betty Joe Middleton Todd was born in Copiah
County, Mississippi on August 22, 1928. She was in Monroe County, to the late
Triangle. Arnett and Alice Dorine Reedy
Arrangements are the daughter of U.T. Middleton and Bonnie Bell
Stevens Middleton, who preceded her in death. Taylor. After high school he joined the United
incomplete and will be States Air Force, he served in many capacities
announced by Carter’s Betty Jo was a graduate of Georgetown
School, Copiah Lincoln Junior College, and throughout his 20 year Air Force career, he was
Funeral Services of primarily a Staff Sergeant and during the last 7.5
Columbus. Mississippi College. She received her Masters of
Education from Mississippi College, and served years of his career, he served with the joint Chiefs
as an elementary school teacher in the Louisville of Staff at the Pentagon. Upon his retirement from
Dennis Rogers Municipal School District for 36 years. the military he returned to the Columbus area
CRAWFORD — Den- Betty is predeceased by her parents; her where he owned and operated the 82 East Citgo.
nis “Panna” Rogers, husband of 58 years Edsel; her brother Melton After closing the Citgo, he worked as Service Man-
67, died Dec. 9, 2018, Middleton; and her sister Isla Corl. ager with Goodyear for 10 years. He was a Baptist
at University Medical She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Callahan by faith. He enjoyed fishing, racing Go-Karts and
Center in Jackson. of Columbus, MS; two grandchildren, Kristine was an Avid Ole Miss Football Fan. He loved his
Arrangements are Jaynes (Jordy) of Columbus, MS, and Scott family dearly, and had a passion for animals of all
incomplete and will be Callahan (Brianna) of Phoenix, AZ; three great kinds, “If it was hungry, he fed it!” In addition to
announced by Carter’s grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. his parents he was preceded in death by his first
Funeral Services of Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church wife Mary Catherine Taylor, a son Jay Arnett Tay-
Columbus. of Louisville, MS, or a charity of your choice. lor and one sister Mary Frances Robertson.
To sign the online guestbook please visit He is survived by his wife Betty Joyce Liv-
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COLUMBUS — lor, Gary (Anita) Taylor, Jim Rhodes and Danny
Edna M. Thompson, 85, Paid Obituary - Porter Funeral Home (Sherri) Rhodes; 14 grandchildren and 9 great
died Dec. 10, 2018, at grandchildren.
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follow at the church
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ments. ner, 68, passed away on Friday,
Mrs. Thompson December 07, 2018; at Trinity
was born to the late Retirement Community in Co-
lumbus. A visitation will be held
on Wednesday, December 12,
2018, from 12:00pm-1:00pm. A
memorial service will follow at
1:00pm at Main Street Presby-

China, US terian Church, Columbus, MS.
Mrs. Garner was born Sep-
tember 25, 1949 in Princeton, Indiana, to the late
discuss plans Vance Perkins and Audrey Inez Reyer Marshall.
After moving to the Meridian area as a child, she
for trade talks grew up attending 15th Avenue Baptist Church.
She married Ray Garner in December 1968 and
By JOE McDONALD was a graduate of the Matty Hersey School of
AP Business Writer Nursing in Meridian, MS. She enjoyed a long
working career as an RN and had served as Direc-
BEIJING — China’s tor of Nursing at several programs in Colorado as
economy czar and U.S. trade well as Mississippi, until her retirement. She en-
envoys discussed plans for joyed teaching others and never lost her zest for
talks on a tariff battle, the learning. She had also attended New Life Church
government said Tuesday, and Word of Life Church, both in Meridian. Af-
indicating negotiations are ter moving to the Columbus area, Mrs. Garner
going ahead despite tension attended Main Street Presbyterian Church. She
over the arrest of a Chinese was often opinionated but also very knowledge-
tech executive. able of many of her passions, including studying
Vice Premier Liu He talk- the Bible, genealogy and Aromatherapy. Mrs.
ed by phone with Treasury
Garner enjoyed Mexican Food, painting and old
Secretary Steven Mnuchin
movies. She loved her family and was especially
and U.S. Trade Representa-
proud of her grandchildren, often proclaiming: “I
tive Robert Lighthizer talk-
ed by phone about “the pro-
have nine grandchildren, and there’s not an ugly
motion of the next economic one in the bunch!” Mrs. Garner loved travelling
and trade consultations,” and had a love for the mountains. She was also
said a two-sentence Com- very fond of Daschunds and had a very special
merce Ministry statement. relationship with her Daschund “Prissy”, who
It gave no other details. preceded her in death.
The announcement in- Mrs. Garner is survived by her husband Ray
dicated talks are on track Garner; Daughter Kathi (Rob) Bushway of Shan-
despite China’s weekend non, MS; Son Hank (Dawn) Garner of Meridian;
threats of unspecified Sister Linda (Ron) Simpson of Columbus; Broth-
“grave consequences” if er Ross (Sheryl) Marshall of Meridian; Grand-
the Huawei Technologies children Dax (Brytni) Bushway; Maggie Bush-
Ltd. executive isn’t released. way, Anna Kathryn Bushway; Zoe Bushway, Ian
She was arrested in Canada Garner, Lauren Garner, Chloe Garner, Jessie
on U.S. charges of possible Garner, Noah Garner and nephews Phillip Good-
violations of trade sanctions win, Daniel Goodwin, Thomas Marshall and Ben
on Iran. Simpson.
President Donald Trump Memorials may be made to Special Olympics,
agreed Dec. 1 to postpone Golden Triangle Area 6, 5388 Crawford Road,
more U.S. tariff hikes on Starkville, MS 39759.
Chinese imports for 90
days while the two sides
negotiate over American Compliments of
complaints about Beijing’s Lowndes Funeral Home
technology policy. www.lowndesfuneralhome.net
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Brown won’t run again as utility regulator
term but said he changed his mind.
‘I really do think there are some younger people The 74-year-old cited his age and
out there who are ready to do this work’ his belief that others are ready to
succeed him.
Central District Commissioner Cecil Brown
“I really do think there are some
By JEFF AMY three-member utility regulatory younger people out there who are
The Associated Press body after 16 years in the Missis- ready to do this work,” he said.
sippi House. Brown said one person who is
JACKSON — During Brown’s tenure, the com- considering running for the seat is
One of Mississippi’s mission has wrestled with the fate his chief of staff, Ryan Brown, who
three public service of Mississippi Power Co.’s multibil- is unrelated.
commissioners an- lion-dollar Kemper County power Before serving in the House,
nounced Monday plant. The unit of Atlanta-based Cecil Brown was the state’s chief fi-
that he won’t seek Southern Co. canceled the $7.5 nancial officer and chief of staff for
re-election in 2019. billion power plant last year under Democratic Gov. Ray Mabus.
Central District pressure from commissioners af- In his speech Monday, he spoke
Brown
Commissioner Cecil ter billions in overruns. Regulators more to tax and other state poli-
Brown, a Democrat from Jackson, and the company finally agreed ear- cy than utility regulation. He was
made the announcement Monday lier this year that ratepayers would highly critical of lawmakers’ 2016
at a forum sponsored by the Capitol cover $1.1 billion of Kemper costs, decision to phase out the state’s
press corps and Mississippi State while Mississippi Power absorbs corporate franchise tax, arguing
University’s Stennis Institute of $6.4 billion in losses. that money would be better spent
Government. Brown had previously an- on education, health care and other
Brown is in his first term on the nounced he would seek a second needed services.

4-County
Continued from Page 1A
$47,000 to area organiza-
tions.
A specific organization
cannot receive 4-County
funds more than once a
year.
4-County members —
which include rural power
customers in Lowndes,
Oktibbeha, Clay, Noxu-
bee, Monroe, Chickasaw,
Choctaw, Winston and
Webster counties — can
choose to have their utility
bills “rounded up” to the
nearest dollar. With more
than 30,000 participating
4-County members, those
“rounded up” bills contin-
ue to add up. Since Feb-
ruary 2015, the 4-County
Foundation has donated Courtesy photo
more than $850,000 to From left are 4-County Foundation Board of Directors members: Russell Dodds,
representing Oktibbeha County; Gwen Cotton, representing Noxubee County; Deanie
130 organizations.
Graves, representing Choctaw and Winston counties; Kathy Howell, representing
“The world we live in Lowndes County; Sue Cooper, representing Chickasaw and Webster counties; Gale
today, most things that Griggs, representing Clay and Monroe counties; and Columbus Jones, at large. The
seem to be too good to be Foundation awarded more than $47,000 to nine area nonprofits Monday afternoon.
true are,” 4-County CEO
Brian Clark said. “This mind people about art said without the 4-County pump), French Camp Ele-
is not the case for this. education, it’s not about grant, families would like- mentary ($5,670 for class-
The foundation board is training new artists. It’s ly receive only non-perish- room materials), Cum-
made up of members of about creating well-round- ables. berland Volunteer Fire
the community. They’re ed thinkers and helping “We are grateful for Department (12,640 for
not paid. They get no com- young mind’s build that this,” Walker said. “With- repair for a pumper truck),
pensation. It’s all charity creative skill set.” out this, we wouldn’t’ be Clay County Sheriff’s
work. They go through Salvation Army able to provide them for Office ($5,752 for body
these applications and go Starkville Corporation what we would really want armor), Columbus Chris-
through them with a fine- received a $5,100 grant to supply them. At Christ- tian Academy ($2,770 for
toothed comb. They have for Christmas meals. The mas, we are able to pro- Chromebooks), Central
a duty of managing what nonprofit has received vide clothes and gifts for Oktibbeha Volunteer Fire
the needs of the commu- the grant for each of the their family. With these Department (lifesaving
nity are along with they past three years. During funds, we are able to help
equipment) and the Amer-
money they have.” this time of year, the Sal- them meet another basic
ican Red Cross ($4,675 for
Bateman said the vation Army participates need with is food. This
smoke detectors).
SAAC grant will go to- in numerous charitable our third year in a row to
events, including the an- receive this donation. Sal- Clark said the founda-
ward a number of costs,
including table and chair gel Christmas Tree. For vation Army is all about tion and 4-County believe
rentals, bottled water, art those participating fami- meeting basic needs, so to in giving back to the com-
supplies and more. If any lies, The Salvation Army be able to make sure these munity, but during this
funds are left over, the will make holiday meal families have food in their season it’s important for
grant will go toward oth- boxes for about 80 fami- pantry at Christmas and others to do the same.
er SAAC educational pro- lies in need. into the winter months is “Everything is about
grams. Those families will good and helpful.” service and giving back,”
“It’s really wonderful to receive a cooked turkey, The seven other orga- Clark said. “If we all pitch
have a partner,” Bateman macaroni and cheese, nizations that received in, we will all be better off.
said. “It’s helped us really non-perishables and fruits funds this month include Find somebody this hol-
solidify our educational and vegetables. Adaton Self Creek Vol- iday season to help, you
outreach programs. One Starkville Service Cen- unteer Fire Department can always do something
of the things I like to re- ter manager Katie Walker ($4,795 for a fire hose and to help somebody else.”

St. Joseph
Continued from Page 1A
“It definitely caught cent and Johnston, nei- “Father Vincent will flect the current needs of
us by surprise,’’ said Da- ther of whom responded be leaving to become our church. Given what
vid Buys, who noted the to interview requests. priest at St. Paul’s Cath- we have gone through,
bishop did not mention In the letter, Kopacz olic Church in Vicksburg all the trauma, we need
the changes when he held noted that the changes where he will replace Fa- some continuity, time to
listening sessions before were part of the church’s ther Tom Lalor, who is grieve and mourn togeth-
each church service on regular procedures. retiring,” Smith said. “It’s er and recover together. I
Dec. 2. “It reinforced the “Most dioceses, in- one of about four changes think Father Rusty could
sense that we have a bish- cluding the Diocese of that were made and all of really help with that.”
op who is not attending to Jackson, have a person- them were months in the Parker said he remains
the needs of the parish.” nel committee, a group making. The timing in Fa- unconvinced that the tim-
Another St. Joseph of priests who discuss ther Vincent’s case is un- ing of Vincent’s removal
member, George Parker, staffing parishes, schools fortunate, but it had noth- is coincidental.
believes the decision to and ministries,” he wrote. ing to do with the recent “According to canon
replace Vincent was defi- “When a newly ordained events there. This was law, the priest is supposed
nitely retaliation. priest is ordained, he will a promotion that Father to be a part of any discus-
“I feel like Father Vin- serve in a support role Vincent was in line for.” sion about new assign-
cent dared to be a whis- for a few years before he
ments,” Parker said. “It
tle-blower and is being takes over a community
punished,” Parker said. himself. These assign-
Consideration for was obvious that Father
“It’s an attempt to break ments as parochial vic- church circumstances Vincent was as surprised
the bond between us and ars have a time limit, just Buys said he believes by this move as the rest
our associate pastor. I as pastors do. They can the current circumstanc- of us. I still believe it’s a
think a lot of us just saw range anywhere from es should have delayed cover-up by the diocese.”
this as political tap danc- one to four years. As that Vincent’s reassignment. Buys said he’s not sure
ing and circling the wag- term comes to a conclu- “What we are asking what effect the petition
ons to protect the diocese sion, the committee will is for the bishop and arch- will ultimately have.
from criticism.” speak to the priest, and bishop to consider the “I prefer to be optimis-
Kopacz did not return deliberate among them- current circumstances,” tic,” Buys said. “I would
calls from The Dispatch, selves to determine the Buys said. “If this was never underestimate the
but in a two-page letter best assignment for the something they deter- power of our shared voic-
sent to parishioners he priest.” mined earlier, before Fa- es to bring about change.
outlined the procedures Diocese of Jackson ther Lenin was removed, I’m hopeful that our
involved in making the communications director they should understand shared voices will cause
changes at the church, Maureen Smith said that the circumstances now the bishop and diocese
as well as explained the is what happened with are much different. We officials to reconsider the
change in roles for Vin- Vincent and Johnston. need their decision to re- decision they have made.”
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PREP PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Sanders blossoms
after he accepts
Griffin’s challenge
Caledonia senior guard has 28 points in
big victory against archrival New Hope
By Adam Minichino
aminichino@cdispatch.com

CALEDONIA — Gary Griffin laid the
foundation last season.
In his first year leading the Caledonia High
School boys basketball team,
Griffin challenged junior
Romeo Sanders to become a better
leader, teammate, and all-around
player. Griffin believed the
encouragement would set the tone
for Sanders’ senior season in 2018-
19 and lead to bigger and better
things. Sanders
Griffin’s challenge is paying
dividends for the Confederates.
Last week, Sanders led Caledonia with 28
points in a 66-54 victory against New Hope. The
Alabama Athletic Media Relations victory snapped a losing streak in the series that
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa directs his teammates prior to a snap against Georgia in the Southeastern is believed to date back to Nov. 19, 2005, a 60-52
Conference Championship Game earlier this month in Atlanta. Tagovailoa was one of six members of the Caledonia win in its holiday tournament, a run of
Alabama football team to receive All-America honors Monday from The Associated Press of the Football Writers 26 games.
Association of America. “Never,” said Sanders, when asked the last time

MSU, Ole Miss, Alabama put multiple
he had been a part of a Caledonia victory against
New Hope on the basketball court. Sanders said
he has lived at Columbus Air Force Base for near-
ly his whole life, and has been going to school in

PLAYERS ON MORE ALL-AMERICA LISTS
Caledonia since kindergarten. “I knew we were
going to end up beating them because we have
been working hard. That was one of my goals.”
Sanders also had 20-plus points Friday in a
From Special Reports
68-67 overtime loss to Shannon in the team’s
Mississippi High School Activities Association
Multiple players from (MHSAA) Class 42, Region 2 opener.
the Mississippi State, Ole For his accomplishment, Sanders is The Dis-
Miss, and Alabama foot- patch’s Prep Player of the Week.
ball teams earned recog- “Romeo probably has been our steadiest play-
nition Monday from the er,” Griffin said. “He has pretty much led the way
Football Writers Associa- for our team offensively and defensively in terms
tion of America (FWAA) of intensity and keeping the guys motivated with
or The Associated Press. his leadership.”
Mississippi State se- Sanders said he didn’t highlight or circle
nior defensive end Mon- Dec. 4 on his calendar to remind him of the
tez Sweat became the importance of the game against New Hope.
Bulldogs’ eighth FWAA See SANDERS, 4B
All-American in program
history when the 75th-an-
nual FWAA All-America
Team was revealed. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
For the first time in
MSU history, three Bull-
dogs earned spots on one
Teams beginning
of The AP’s All-America
teams. Sweat was named
to the second team, while
Stan Beall/Special to The Dispatch
Ole Miss junior wide receiver A.J. Brown, a former standout at Starkville High
School, secures a pass against South Carolina earlier this season.
to show their hands
junior defensive tack-
le Jeffery Simmons and mer standout at Starkville Brown also was from The AP.
at winter meetings
senior safety Johnathan High School, and junior named third team AP Offensive lineman Jo-
By BEN WALKER
Abram were selected to offensive lineman Greg All-American. It is the nah Williams, defensive
The Associated Press
the third team. Little were second-team second-straight season lineman Quinnen Wil-
Ole Miss junior wide picks to the FWAA Brown has earned third- liams, quarterback Tua LAS VEGAS — Deal the New York Yankees
receiver A.J. Brown, a for- All-America team. team All-America honors See ROUNDUP, 4B in for the Manny Machado tournament. And J.T.
Realmuto? A lot of teams already are sitting at
MacIntyre will be Rebels’ new leader on defense that table.
The baseball winter meetings began in
From Special Reports the year honors after add Mike’s leadership, values and earnest Monday along the Vegas
leading the Buffaloes high-level experience to our pro- Strip, and clubs slowly started to
OXFORD — Mike MacIntyre, a to their first 10-win gram,” Luke said. “Throughout our show their cards.
two-time national coach of the year season in 15 years. He years together at Duke and Ole Miss, Noah Syndergaard and Zack
and coaching veteran with nearly also received 2009 na- I have seen his ability to turn around Wheeler are attracting trade
three decades of experience, has tional assistant coach interest, the Mets say. Corey
a defense, and I look forward to see-
been named Ole Miss’ defensive co- Kluber and Madison
of the year accolades ing his veteran influence on that side
ordinator, head coach Matt Luke an- Bumgarner keep popping up in swap
while defensive co- MacIntyre of the ball. Mike is also a tremendous
speculation. But still no indication Machado
nounced Monday. ordinator at Duke, recruiter and should make an imme-
of where hometown slugger Bryce
MacIntyre spent the last six sea- where he served diate impact as we assemble this im-
Harper might go.
sons as head coach at Colorado, earn- alongside Luke. portant class.”
A couple of moves got done — speedy outfield-
ing 2016 consensus national coach of “I could not be more excited to See MacINTYRE, 4B er Billy Hamilton sprinted to the Kansas City
Royals, pitcher Tyson Ross went to Detroit.
The Yankees, as usual, were on the prowl.
Always ramping up the rivalry with the
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Roundup champion Boston Red Sox, the Yankees linked

Taylor leads balanced attack in The W’s rally
themselves to Machado. General manager Brian
Cashman said he has been talking to the infield-
er’s agent.
“So we are definitely focused in the market-
From Special Reports ball team to a 69-64 victo- a game it trailed most of from the free-throw line. place on those areas of need and he, obviously, is
ry against Berry College the evening. Keyahna Jones had available and solves that area of need,” Cashman
Autumn Taylor tied at Pohl Gymnasium. Taylor led The W in her second double-dou- said. “So, not going to deny we’ve had a conver-
for game-high scoring The W (8-2), the No. 1 scoring for the first time ble of the season with 15 sation. Or two.”
honors with 16 points team in the United States this season. The Newton points and a game-high Whether that’s substance or merely a smoke
Monday night to lead the Athletic Association rank- native went 5-for-9 from 13 rebounds. She also screen, the Yankees could use help with short-
Mississippi University for ings, used a 22-15 fourth the field, 2-for-2 from the had three steals. Former stop Didi Gregorius expected to miss at least
Women’s women’s basket- quarter to turn the tide in 3-point line, and 4-for-6 See BASKETBALL, 4B See WINTER, 4B
2B TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018 The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com

briefly CALENDAR Baseball Arizona Bowl
At Tucson, Arizona
Arkansas State (8-4) vs. Nevada (7-5),
SPECIALISTS
K — Matt Gay, Utah
P — James Smith, Cincinnati
Free Agent Signings 12:15 p.m. (CBSSN) KR — Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
Local Prep Basketball
NEW YORK — The 20 free agents who have
signed, with name, position, former club if dif-
ferent, and contract. The contract information
Cotton Bowl Classic
At Arlington, Texas
CFP Semifinal, Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Clemson
PR — Michael Walker, Boston College
AP — Pooka Williams, Kansas

Columbus Christian Academy boys basketball team Today’s Games was obtained by The Associated Press from (13-0), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Football Championship
player and management sources. For players Orange Bowl
New Hope at West Lowndes Subdivision Playoffs
beats Oak Hill Academy with minor league contracts, letter agreements
for major league contracts are in parentheses:
At Miami Gardens, Florida
CFP Semifinal, Oklahoma (12-1) vs. Alabama Semifinals
The Columbus Christian Academy boys basketball team overcame Columbus Christian at Caledonia AMERICAN LEAGUE (13-0), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Friday’s Game
South Dakota State (10-2) at North Dakota
BOSTON (2) — Re-signed Steve Pearce, 1b-of,
a nine-point halftime deficit Monday night to beat Oak Hill Academy Houston at West Point to a $6.25 million, one-year contract; re-signed Monday, Dec. 31 State (13-0), 7 p.m.
57-49. Nathan Eovaldi, rhp, to a $68 million, four-year Military Bowl Saturday’s Game
Leake County at Noxubee County contract. At Annapolis, Maryland Maine (10-3) at Eastern Washington (11-2),
Lawson Studdard had 23 of his team-high 28 points in the second Cincinnati (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (6-6), 1 p.m.
half. Jonathan Peal had 14 points, while Will Teague had 11. Hamilton at Baldwyn DETROIT (2) — Signed Matt Moore, lhp,
Texas, to a $2.5 million, one-year contract; 11 a.m. (ESPN)
Championship
In the girls game, Celia Peal had 17 points to lead CCA to a 59-50 Heritage Academy at Lamar School signed Tyson Ross, rhp, St. Louis, to a $5.75 Sun Bowl
At El Paso, Texas Saturday, Jan. 5
million, one-year contract.
victory against Oak Hill Academy. Kylee Emerson had 14 points and Pillow Academy at Starkville Academy HOUSTON (1) — Signed Robinson Chirinos, Stanford (8-4) vs. Pittsburgh (7-6), 1 p.m. (CBS) At Toyota Stadium
c, Texas, to a $5.75 million, one-year contract. Redbox Bowl Frisco, Texas
Charity Yeates had 10 for CCA (6-5). Starkville Christian at Oak Hill Academy NEW YORK (2) — Re-signed Brett Gardner, of, Santa Clara, Calif. Semifinal winners, Noon
Michigan State (7-5) vs. Oregon (8-4), 2 p.m.
Prep Soccer Division II Playoffs
to a $7.5 million, one-year contract; re-signed
CC Sabathia, lhp, to an $8 million, one-year (FOX)
Starkville Quarterback Club will hold final meeting of contract. Liberty Bowl Championship
Today’s Matches TEXAS (2) — Signed Jeff Mathis, c, Arizona, At Memphis, Tenn. Saturday’s Game
year Thursday Lamar School at Starkville Academy, 5 p.m.
to a $6.25 million, two-year contract; signed
Jesse Chavez, rhp, Chicago Cubs, to an $8
Missouri (8-4) vs. Oklahoma State (6-6),
2:45 p.m. (ESPN)
At McKinney, Texas
Valdosta State (13-0) vs. Ferris State (15-0),
The Starkville Quarterback Club will hold its 13th and final meeting million, two-year contract. 3 p.m.
for the 2018 season at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Starkville Country Club. Columbus at Starkville, 5 p.m. Holiday Bowl
NATIONAL LEAGUE
ATLANTA (2) — Signed Brian McCann, c, At San Diego Division III Playoffs
This will be the club’s “bowl meeting” and our raffle drawing. Caledonia at Kosciusko, 5 p.m. Houston, to a $2 million, one-year contract; Northwestern (8-5) vs. Utah (9-4), 6 p.m. (FS1) Championship
Friday’s Game
Social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The Choctaw County at MSMS, 5:30 p.m. signed Josh Donaldson, 3b, Cleveland, to a Gator Bowl
At Shenandoah, Texas
$23 million, one-year contract, At Jacksonville, Florida
program will begin at 7 p.m.
The menu will feature baked or fried chicken, mashed potatoes, Men’s College Basketball LOS ANGELES (3) — Re-signed David Freese,
1b-3b, to a $4.5 million, one-year contract;
NC State (9-3) vs. Texas A&M (8-4), 6:30 p.m.
(ESPN)
Mount Union (14-0) vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor,
(14-0), 7 p.m.

green beans, bread, salad and dessert. Today’s Games re-signed Clayton Kershaw, lhp, to a $93
million, three-year contract; announced Tuesday, Jan. 1 NAIA Playoffs
Championship
The guest speaker for the final meeting of the club’s 53rd year will Millsaps College at Southern Mississippi, 4 p.m. Hyun-Jin Ryu, lhp, accepted $17.9 million Outback Bowl
Saturday’s Game
qualifying offer. At Tampa, Florida
be Neil Price, who is the “Voice of the Bulldogs.” Co-sponsors for the Mississippi University for Women at ST. LOUIS (1) — Re-signed Adam Wainwright, Mississippi State (8-4) vs. Iowa (8-4), 11 a.m. At Municipal Stadium
Daytona Beach, Florida
meeting will be Shelter Insurance and LaQuinta Inn and Suites. rhp, to a $2 million, one-year contract. (ESPN2)
Morningside (14-0) vs. Benedictine (Kan.)
Visitors and non-members are welcome at a cost of $25 per Blue Mountain College, 7:30 p.m. PITTSBURGH (2) — Re-signed Jung Ho Kang, Citrus Bowl
(13-1), 6 p.m.
inf, to a $3 million, one-year contract; signed At Orlando, Florida
Wednesday’s Game
person. A membership to the Starkville Country Club isn’t required to
attend Starkville Quarterback Club meetings. Southeastern Louisiana vs. Ole Miss (Jackson),
Lonnie Chisenhall, of, Cleveland, to a $2.75
million, one-year contract.
SAN DIEGO (1) — Signed Garrett Richards,
Kentucky (9-3) vs. Penn State (9-3), Noon
(ABC)
Fiesta Bowl
Hockey
6:30 p.m. rhp, Los Angeles Angels, to a $15.5 million,
two-year contract.
At Glendale, Arizona
LSU (9-3) vs. UCF (12-0), Noon (ESPN)
NHL
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Saturday’s Games WASHINGTON (2) — Signed Kurt Suzuki, c, Rose Bowl Atlantic Division
Mississippi State Southern Mississippi at Wichita State, 4:30 p.m.
Atlanta, to a $10 million, two-year contract;
signed Patrick Corbin, rhp, Arizona, to a $140
million, six-year contract.
At Pasadena, California
Washington (10-3) vs. Ohio State (12-1), 4 p.m.
(ESPN)
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Tampa Bay 32 24 7 1 49 130 91
Toronto 30 20 9 1 41 109 84
Women’s tennis team announces 2019 schedule Cincinnati at Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m. Sugar Bowl Buffalo 30 17 9 4 38 91 88
STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State women’s tennis team will Women’s College Basketball Basketball At New Orleans
Texas (9-4) vs. Georgia (11-2), 7:45 p.m.
(ESPN)
Boston
Montreal
30 16 10 4 36 81 76
30 15 10 5 35 96 94
look to build on its program-record fourth-straight NCAA tournament NBA Detroit 31 14 13 4 32 91 101
against a 2019 schedule that includes 12 matches against 2018 NCAA Today’s Games EASTERN CONFERENCE Monday, Jan. 7
Ottawa 31 13 14 4 30 105 122
Florida 28 11 11 6 28 93 101
tournament squads. Mississippi University for Women at Blue Mountain Atlantic Division College Football Championship Metropolitan Division
W L Pct GB At Santa Clara, California GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Last season, MSU won a program record five-straight Southeast- College, 5:30 p.m. Toronto 21 7 .750 — Cotton Bowl winner vs. Orange Bowl winner, Washington 29 17 9 3 37 106 90
ern Conference matches midway through the campaign, including a 4-3 Philadelphia 19 9 .679 2 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Alcorn State at Southern Mississippi, 6 p.m. Boston 16 10 .615 4
Columbus 29 16 11 2 34 100 99
decision against No. 2 Vanderbilt at home.
Wednesday’s Game Brooklyn 10 18 .357 11 The Associated Press N.Y. Islanders 29 14 11 4 32 83 85
Pittsburgh 29 13 10 6 32 98 92
New York 8 20 .286 13
MSU returns four letterwinners from last season and adds four
Louisiana at Ole Miss, 11 a.m. Southeast Division 2018 All-America team N.Y. Rangers 30 14 13 3 31 88 98
Carolina 28 13 11 4 30 71 77
newcomers. W L Pct GB FIRST TEAM
Philadelphia 28 12 13 3 27 86 101
OFFENSE
The 2019 schedule includes matches against North Carolina State Thursday’s Game Charlotte
Orlando
13 13 .500 —
12 15 .444 1½ Quarterback — Kyler Murray, junior, New Jersey 29 10 13 6 26 88 105
Oklahoma WESTERN CONFERENCE
and Alabama State in non-conference action. MSU’s league slate fea- Philander Smith College at Mississippi University Miami 11 15 .423 2
Running backs — Jonathan Taylor, Central Division
tures 10 NCAA tournament teams from last season in Auburn, Florida, Washington 11 16 .407 2½ GP W L OT Pts GF GA
for Women, 5:30 p.m. Atlanta 6 20 .231 7 sophomore, Wisconsin; Darrell Henderson,
junior, Memphis Nashville 30 19 10 1 39 95 77
Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas Central Division
A&M, and Vanderbilt. MSU will play host to Auburn, LSU, and Texas
Friday’s Game W L Pct GB Tackles — Jonah Williams, junior, Colorado
Winnipeg
30 17 8 5 39 108 88
29 18 9 2 38 101 80
Milwaukee 18 8 .692 — Alabama; Mitch Hyatt, senior, Clemson
A&M at the A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre. Mississippi State at Southern Mississippi, 6 p.m. Indiana 17 10 .630 1½
Guards — Beau Benzschawel, senior, Dallas
Minnesota
30 16 11 3 35 83 78
29 15 12 2 32 88 87
Wisconsin; Bunchy Stallings, senior, Kentucky
MSU will open the season Jan. 19 with a doubleheader against Saturday’s Games Detroit
Cleveland
13 12 .520 4½
6 21 .222 12½
Center — Garrett Bradbury, senior, North St. Louis 28 10 14 4 24 78 94
Carolina State Chicago 31 9 17 5 23 84 115
Chattanooga and Samford in Birmingham, Alabama. The next Mississippi University for Women at Huntingdon Chicago 6 22 .214 13 Tight end — Jace Sternberger, junior, Pacific Division
weekend, the squad travels south to Gainesville, Florida, for the 2019 WESTERN CONFERENCE Texas A&M GP W L OT Pts GF GA
College, 2 p.m. Southwest Division Wide receivers — Jerry Jeudy, Calgary 31 19 10 2 40 107 85
ITA Kick-off Weekend along with host Florida, North Carolina State, and W L Pct GB sophomore, Alabama; Marquise Brown, junior, San Jose 32 16 11 5 37 102 98
California-Santa Barbara. Ole Miss at Louisiana Tech, 2 p.m. Memphis 15 11 .577 — Oklahoma Anaheim 32 16 11 5 37 81 94
Dallas 14 11 .560 ½
MSU will open a seven-match homestand with back-to-back dou- Sunday’s Game New Orleans 14 15 .483 2½
All-purpose player — Rondale Moore,
freshman, Purdue
Vegas
Edmonton
32 17 14 1 35 96 91
30 16 12 2 34 82 87
San Antonio 13 14 .481 2½
bleheaders against Alcorn State (Feb. 2) and Alabama State (Feb. 9). Northwestern State at Alabama, 2 p.m. Houston 11 14 .440 3½
Kicker — Andre Szmyt, freshman,
Syracuse
Vancouver 32 13 16 3 29 95 109
Arizona 28 13 13 2 28 73 76
Northwest Division

Major League Baseball Junior College Basketball
Oklahoma City
W L Pct GB
17 8 .680 —
DEFENSE
Ends — Clelin Ferrell, junior, Clemson;
Sutton Smith, junior, Northern Illinois
Los Angeles 31 11 19 1 23 68 94

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for
Friday’s Game Denver 18 9 .667 — Tackles — Quinnen Williams, junior, overtime loss. Top three teams in each division
Royals, Hamilton agree to $5.25M contract Women: EMCC vs. South Georgia Technical
Portland
Minnesota
15 11 .577 2½
13 14 .481 5
Alabama; Christian Wilkins, senior, Clemson
Linebackers — Josh Allen, senior,
and two wild cards per conference advance to
playoffs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals and speedy Utah 13 15 .464 5½ Kentucky; Devin White, junior, LSU; Ben
outfielder Billy Hamilton have agreed to a $5.25 million contract for next
(Chipola Tournament), 1 p.m. Pacific Division Burr-Kirven, senior, Washington Monday’s Games
W L Pct GB Cornerbacks — Deandre Baker, senior, Pittsburgh 2, N.Y. Islanders 1, SO
season that includes up to $1 million in incentives, a person familiar with Golden State 19 9 .679 — Georgia; Julian Love, junior, Notre Dame Tampa Bay 6, N.Y. Rangers 3
the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday.
The Royals hope that spacious Kauffman Stadium will allow Ham-
on the air L.A. Clippers
L.A. Lakers
Sacramento
17 9 .654
17 10 .630 1½
14 12 .538 4
1 Safeties — Grant Delpit, sophomore,
LSU; Deionte Thompson, junior, Alabama
Punter — Braden Mann, junior, Texas
Detroit 3, Los Angeles 1
San Jose 5, New Jersey 2
Today’s Games
ilton to better use his speed than the bandbox of Great American Ball
Park in Cincinnati, where he spent his first six seasons with the Reds.
Today Phoenix 4 23 .148 14½

Monday’s Games
A&M
SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE
Toronto at Carolina, 6 p.m.
Los Angeles at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
Vancouver at Columbus, 6 p.m.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL Indiana 109, Washington 101 Quarterback — Tua Tagovailoa,
The person who confirmed the deal spoke on condition of anonymity sophomore, Alabama
Arizona at Boston, 6 p.m.
Monday because the deal was pending a physical. 6 p.m. — Villanova at Pennsylvania, ESPN2 Philadelphia 116, Detroit 102
Boston 113, New Orleans 100 Running backs — Travis Etienne,
Detroit at Washington, 6:30 p.m.
Montreal at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
The 28-year-old Hamilton made his big league debut in 2013, 6 p.m. — Loyola Marymount at Maryland, SEC Milwaukee 108, Cleveland 92 sophomore, Clemson; Trayveon Williams,
junior, Texas A&M
Ottawa at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Oklahoma City 122, Utah 113 Chicago at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
then proceeded to have four consecutive seasons in which he stole Network Sacramento 108, Chicago 89 Tackles — Dalton Risner, senior, Kansas Florida at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
State; Andrew Thomas, sophomore, Georgia
at least 50 bases. That number dipped to 34 last season, when the 8 p.m. — Colorado at New Mexico, ESPN2 Dallas 101, Orlando 76
Denver 105, Memphis 99 Guards — Dru Samia, senior, Oklahoma;
Edmonton at Colorado, 8 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
switch-hitting Hamilton hit .236 with four homers and 29 RBIs as the 8 p.m. — North Florida at Minnesota, SEC L.A. Clippers 123, Phoenix 119, OT Michael Dieter, senior, Wisconsin
Center — Ross Pierschbacher, senior, Vegas at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.
Golden State 116, Minnesota 108
Reds’ everyday center fielder. Network L.A. Lakers 108, Miami 105 Alabama Pittsburgh at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Calgary, 7:30 p.m.
The Reds ultimately did not tender Hamilton a contract after paying NBA Today’s Games Tight end — T.J. Hockenson, sophomore,
Dallas at Anaheim, 9 p.m.
Portland at Houston, 7 p.m. Iowa
him $4.6 million in the second year of arbitration. The Royals now 7 p.m. — Portland at Houston, NBA TV Phoenix at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Wide receivers — Tylan Wallace, Thursday’s Games
sophomore, Oklahoma State; Andy Isabella, Arizona at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
control him through the 2019 season and Kansas City now has three of Toronto at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Columbus, 6 p.m.
9:30 p.m. — Toronto at LA Clippers, NBA TV Wednesday’s Games senior, Massachusetts
the top eight base-stealers in the majors last season. All-purpose player — Greg Dortch, Toronto at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.
The Royals were poised to head to spring training with Brett Phillips NHL Boston at Washington, 6 p.m.
Brooklyn at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. sophomore, Wake Forest Carolina at Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Nashville, 7 p.m.
and Brian Goodwin competing for the centerfield job, and both of them 6:30 p.m. — Detroit at Washington, NBC Sports Detroit at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Kicker — Cole Tracy, senior, LSU
DEFENSE Edmonton at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee at Indiana, 6 p.m. Florida at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
will still have that opportunity with Hamilton in the mix. Network New York at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Ends — Montez Sweat, senior,
Dallas at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.
Mississippi State; Jachai Polite, junior, Florida
Phillips was acquired last season in the trade that sent third RODEO Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Tackles — Jerry Tillery, senior, Notre
baseman Mike Moustakas to Milwaukee for the stretch run. Much like 9 p.m. — PRCA Rodeo, Wrangler National Finals,
Portland at Memphis, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Miami at Utah, 8 p.m.
Dame; Gerald Willis III, senior, Miami
Linebackers — Devin Bush, junior, Transactions
Hamilton, the 24-year-old Phillips is an elite defensive player, but he CBS Sports Network Minnesota at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Michigan; David Long Jr., junior, West Virginia;
Monday’s Moves
Joe Dineen, senior, Kansas
has yet to prove much at the plate. He hit just .188 in 36 games after SOCCER Toronto at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Cornerbacks — Greedy Williams, BASEBALL
Thursday’s Games American League
arriving in Kansas City. The 28-year-old Goodwin is more accomplished 1:55 p.m. — Premier League, Watford vs. L.A. Lakers at Houston, 7 p.m.
sophomore, LSU; Byron Murphy, sophomore,
BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Claimed INF Rio
Washington
offensively, hitting .266 in 27 games after the Royals acquired him in a L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Ruiz off waivers from Atlanta.
Manchester City, NBC Sports Network Chicago vs. Orlando at Mexico City, 8:30 p.m.
Safeties — Taylor Rapp, junior,
DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with
trade with Washington. Dallas at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m.
Washington; Amani Hooker, junior, Iowa
RHP Tyson Ross on a one-year contract.
Wednesday
Punter — Mitch Wishnowsky, senior,
The Royals are in the midst of a massive rebuilding project after Utah SEATTLE MARINERS — Claimed INF/RHP
going to back-to-back World Series and winning the championship in
2015. It appears part of that rebuild involves returning to the speed-and-
COLLEGE BASKETBALL Football THIRD TEAM
OFFENSE
Kaleb Cowart off waivers from the L.A. Angels.
TEXAS RANGERS — Claimed INF Carlos
7 p.m. — Chicago State at DePaul, FS1 Bowl Schedule Quarterbacks — Dwayne Haskins, Asuaje off waivers from San Diego.
National League
defense style that first allowed the long-suffering organization to return Saturday’s Games sophomore, Ohio State
to respectability.
8 p.m. — LSU at Houston, ESPN2 Celebration Bowl Running backs — Benny Snell, junior, CINCINNATI REDS — Claimed LHP Robby
Kentucky; Eno Benjamin, sophomore, Arizona Scott off waivers from Boston.
GOLF At Atlanta
State ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Claimed RHP Ryan
NC A&T (9-2) vs. Alcorn State (9-3), 11 a.m.
5 a.m. — European Tour Golf, Alfred Downhill (ABC)
Tackles — Andre Dillard, senior, Meisinger off waivers from Baltimore.
Eovaldi wanted to remain in Red Sox rotation, not Championship, Far-3 Challenge, South Africa, Cure Bowl
At Orlando, Florida
Washington State; Cody Ford, junior,
Oklahoma
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Claimed OF
Mike Gerber off waivers from Detroit. Named
TGC Guards — Terrone Prescod, senior, North J.P. Ricciardi senior adviser to the president of
relieve Tulane (6-6) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (7-6), Carolina State; Chris Lindstrom, senior, Boston baseball operations, Zack Minasian director,
LAS VEGAS — Nathan Eovaldi loved what he started in Boston — 11 p.m. — Asian Tour Golf, Indonesian Masters, 12:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
New Mexico Bowl
College pro scouting and Michael Holmes director,
Center — Michael Jordan, junior, Ohio amateur scouting.
emphasis on started. first-round, Indonesia, TGC At Albuquerque State BASKETBALL
North Texas (9-3) vs. Utah State (10-2), 1 p.m.
“There were a lot of teams that reached out, wanted me to be a 4:30 a.m. (Thursday) — European Tour Golf, (ESPN)
Tight end — Noah Fant, junior, Iowa
Wide Receivers — A.J. Brown, junior,
National Basketball Association
DENVER NUGGETS — Waived G Brandon
closer,” he said. “I view myself as a starter, and that’s something I’ve Alfred Dunhill Championship, first round, South Las Vegas Bowl Mississippi; David Sills V, senior, West Virginia Goodwin. Signed G Nick Young.
Fresno State (11-2) vs. Arizona State (7-5), 2:30 All-purpose player — J.J. Taylor,
always done my entire career. And I enjoy doing that. So if I had that Africa, TGC p.m. (ABC) sophomore, Arizona
FOOTBALL
National Football League
choice, I still wanted to be a starter.” NBA Camellia Bowl Kicker — Matt Gay, senior, Utah INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Released DE
At Montgomery, Alabama DEFENSE
After shifting to the bullpen for three World Series relief appear- 7 p.m. — Oklahoma City at New Orleans, ESPN Georgia Southern (9-3) vs. Eastern Michigan Ends — Chase Winovich, senior,
Anthony Wimbush from the practice squad.
Signed DT DeShawn Williams to the practice
ances, including an epic 97-pitch outing in an 18-inning loss , Eovaldi 9:30 p.m. — Toronto at Golden State, ESPN (7-5), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
New Orleans Bowl
Michigan; Jaylon Ferguson, senior, Louisiana
Tech squad.
decided last week to stay with the Red Sox for a $68 million, four-year NHL Middle Tennessee (8-5) vs. Appalachian State Tackles — Jeffery Simmons, junior, OAKLAND RAIDERS — Fired general
Mississippi State; Ed Oliver, junior, Houston manager Reggie McKenzie.
contract . 7 p.m. — Pittsburgh at Chicago, NBC Sports (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
GOLF
Linebackers — Paddy Fisher,
Eovaldi averaged nearly 98 mph with his fastball during the regular Network Tuesday, Dec. 18 sophomore, Northwestern; David Woodward, PGA OF AMERICA — Promoted Jimmy Terry to
sophomore, Utah State; Te’Von Coney, senior, senior director of PGA Golf Properties.
season but reached 100 mph six times in the first two games against RODEO Boca Raton (Fla.) Bowl
Notre Dame HOCKEY
UAB (10-3) vs. North Illinois (8-5), 6 p.m.
the Los Angeles Dodgers, not needing to hold back. That velocity 9 p.m. — PRCA Rodeo, Wrangler National Finals, (ESPN) Cornerbacks — Hamp Cheevers, junior, National Hockey League
Boston College; Lavert Hill, junior, Michigan ANAHEIM DUCKS — Acquired RW Adam
intrigued teams as he became a free agent. CBS Sports Network Safeties — Andre Cisco, freshman, Cracknell from Toronto for D Steven Oleksy.
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Before October, Eovaldi’s career was most notable for a pair Syracuse; Jonathan Abram, senior, Mississippi Recalled D Andrej Sustr and G Jared Coreau
SOCCER Frisco (Texas) Bowl
State from San Diego (AHL). Reassigned D Josh
of Tommy John surgeries. Acquired from Tampa Bay in July , the San Diego State (7-5) vs. Ohio (8-4), 7 p.m.
28-year-old right-hander beat the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the
9:20 a.m. — FIFA Club World Cup, Al Ain FC vs. (ESPN) Punter — James Smith, sophomore,
Cincinnati
Mahura and Andy Welinski to San Diego.
ARIZONA COYOTES — Signed F Nathan
Division Series, then defeated Houston in the third game of the League Team Wellington FC, FS2 Thursday, Dec. 20 Schnarr to an entry-level contract.
Gasparilla Bowl Selection panel: Rob Asmussen, Champaign CALGARY FLAMES — Assigned D Rinat
Championship Series and got four outs as a bridge to closer Craig
Kimbrel in the Game 5 finale.
Thursday At St. Petersburg, Florida
Marshall (8-4) vs. South Florida (7-5), 7 p.m.
(Ill.) News-Gazette; Matt Baker, Tampa Bay
(Fla.) Times; Michael Barber, Richmond (Va.)
Valiev and F Anthony Peluso to Stockton (AHL).
Recalled F Ryan Lomberg from Stockton.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL (ESPN) Times-Dispatch; Matt Brown, The Athletic;
Robert Cessna, Bryan-College Station (Tex-
DETROIT RED WINGS — Assigned D Brian
Lashoff to Grand Rapids (AHL).
7 p.m. — Savannah State at Wisconsin, Big Ten as) Eagle; Rece Davis, ESPN; Pat Dooley,
NFL Network
Friday, Dec. 21
Bahamas Bowl
At Nassau
Gainesville (Fla.) Sun; Scott Hamilton, WECT-
TV (Wilmington, N.C.); Eric Hansen, The South
LOS ANGELES KINGS — Recalled D Sean
Walker from the Ontario (AHL). Loaned F
Gabriel Vilardi to Team Canada.
Raiders fire GM Reggie McKenzie COLLEGE GOLF Toledo (7-5) vs. FIU (8-4), 11:30 a.m. (ESPN)
Bend (Ind.) Tribune; Brian Howell, Buffzone. ST. LOUIS BLUES — Waived G Chad
com, Boulder (Colo.) Daily Camera; Rob Long, Johnson. Assigned F Sammy Blais to San
ALAMEDA, Calif. — From the moment Jon Gruden was brought 1 p.m. — NCAA Men’s Golf Championships, team Famous Idaho Potato Bowl WJZ FM 105.7 The Fan Baltimore; Sean Man- Antonio (AHL). Recalled G Jordan Binnington
At Boise, Idaho ning, The Dominion Post (Morgantown, W.Va.);
back for a second stint as coach of the Oakland Raiders with a 10-year match play finals, Stillwater, Oklahoma, TGC Western Michigan (7-5) vs. BYU (6-6), 3 p.m. Conor O’Neill, Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal;
from San Antonio.
OLYMPICS
contract, general manager Reggie McKenzie’s longevity in the position 3 p.m. — East Lake Cup, team match play (ESPN) Soren Petro, 810 WHB Kansas City, Mo.; Keith U.S. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE — Fired chief of
Sargeant, NJ.Com/Star-Ledger; Jon Wilner,
was in serious doubt. championships, men’s and women’s Saturday, Dec. 22 San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News.
sport performance Alan Ashley.
SOCCER
semifinalists, Atlanta, Georgia, TGC Birmingham (Ala.) Bowl
That only eroded more with each departure of one of McKenzie’s Memphis (8-5) vs. Wake Forest (6-6), 11 a.m. 2018 Football Writers Major League Soccer
prized former draft picks and ended when he was fired Monday, less GOLF (ESPN)
Association of America
PORTLAND TIMBERS — Signed D Zarek
Valentin and Ms Marvin Loría and Renzo
Armed Forces Bowl
than two years after he was named the NFL’s executive of the year. 4:30 a.m. — European Tour Golf, Alfred Dunhill Zambrano.
With the Raiders unable to build off that breakthrough 12-win Championship, first round, South Africa, TGC
At Fort Worth, Texas
Houston (8-4) vs. Army (9-2), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) All-America Team SEATTLE SOUNDERS — Traded the rights
Dollar General Bowl FIRST TEAM to M Andy Rose to Vancouver for general
season in 2016 and McKenzie’s recent drafts failing to generate many 8 p.m. — American Century Championship Golf: At Mobile, Alabama OFFENSE allocation money.
impact players, the move to cut ties with McKenzie was made after QB — Kyler Murray, Oklahoma United Soccer League
Celebrity Golf Event, final round, South Lake, TGC Buffalo (10-3) vs. Troy (9-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Hawaii Bowl RB — Darrell Henderson, Memphis MEMPHIS 901 — Signed Ms Ewan Grandison
Oakland beat Pittsburgh 24-21 for its third win of the season. Tahoe, Nevada At Honolulu RB — Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin and Leston Paul and D Triston Hodge.
McKenzie’s influence with the Raiders had waned ever since the Louisiana Tech (7-5) vs. Hawaii (8-5), 9:30 p.m. WR — Andy Isabella, Massachusetts COLLEGE
11 p.m. — Asian Tour Golf, Indonesian Masters, (ESPN) WR — Antoine Wesley, Texas Tech AUBURN — Named Kenny Dillingham
triumphant news conference to welcome Gruden back to Oakland second round, Indonesia, TGC TE — Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach.
in January. Gruden got rid of several of the players McKenzie had Wednesday, Dec. 26 OL — Michael Deiter, Wisconsin CAMPBELL — Named Weston Glaser
4:30 a.m. (Friday) — European Tour Golf, Alfred SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
OL — Mitch Hyatt, Clemson defensive coordinator.
acquired, most notably edge rusher Khalil Mack and receiver Amari OL — Ben Powers, Oklahoma CLAYTON STATE — Named Danielle Masi
Cooper. Dunhill Championship, second round, South At Dallas
Boston College (7-5) vs. Boise State (10-3),
OL — Jonah Williams, Alabama assistant trainer.
Africa, TGC 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)
C — Garrett Bradbury, N.C. State
DEFENSE
KANSAS STATE — Named Chris Klieman
Quick Lane Bowl football coach and agreed to terms on a
NBA
College Football 7 p.m. — LA Lakers at Houston, TNT
At Detroit
Minnesota (6-6) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 4:15
p.m. (ESPN)
DL — Ed Oliver, Houston
DL — Montez Sweat, Mississippi State
DL — Christian Wilkins, Clemson
six-year contract.
MISSISSIPPI — Named Mike MacIntyre
defensive coordinator.
Kick returns down 20 percent in first year of fair 9 p.m. — G-League, Capital City at South Bay, Cheez-It Bowl
DL — Quinnen Williams, Alabama MISSOURI — Suspended DE Tre Williams from
LB — Josh Allen, Kentucky the football team.
ESPNU At Phoenix LB — Ben Burr-Kirven, Washington
catch rule 9:30 p.m. — Dallas at Phoenix, TNT
California (7-5) vs. TCU (6-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN) LB — Devin Bush, Michigan
NORTHERN ARIZONA — Named Chris Ball
football coach.
Kickoff returns are down about 20 percent in the first year of a new DB — Hamp Cheevers, Boston College TEXAS TECH — Announced WR Antoine
NFL Thursday, Dec. 27
Independence Bowl
DB — Grant Delpit, LSU Wesley will forego his senior year and enter
NCAA rule that gives the receiving team possession at its 25-yard line if 7 p.m. — LA Chargers at Kansas City, WLOV and DB — Julian Love, Notre Dame the NFL draft.
At Shreveport, Louisiana DB — Greedy Williams, LSU
a fair catch is made anywhere between the goal line and 25. Temple (8-4) vs. Duke (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)
According to NCAA figures provided to The Associated Press on
NFL Network
RODEO
Pinstripe Bowl
At Bronx, New York
SPECIALISTS
K — Andre Szmyt, Syracuse
P — Braden Mann, Texas A&M
Boxing
Monday, kick return men in the Football Bowl Subdivision made fair Miami (7-5) vs. Wisconsin (7-5), 4:15 p.m. Schedule
catches on about 1 out of every 10 kickoffs they received between the 9 p.m. — PRCA Rodeo, Wrangler National Finals, (ESPN)
KR — Savon Scarver, Utah State
PR — Greg Dortch, Wake Forest Friday
goal line and 25. CBS Sports Network Texas Bowl
At Houston
AP — Rondale Moore, Purdue At The American Bank Center, Corpus Christi,
Texas, Gilberto Ramirez vs. Jesse Hart, 12, for
The rule was implemented to enhance player safety. Kick returns SWIMMING Baylor (6-6) vs. Vanderbilt (6-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN) SECOND TEAM Ramirez’s WBO super middleweight title
have been shown to have a higher injury rate compared with other 11 a.m. — FINA World Championships, day 2 of Friday, Dec. 28
OFFENSE Saturday
QB — Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama At Madison Square Garden, New York,
types of plays because of the likelihood of high-speed player collisions. the 25m finals, China, NBC Sports Network Music City Bowl RB — Eno Benjamin, Arizona State Rocky Fielding vs. Canelo Alvarez, 12, for
At Nashville, Tennessee
Of the 9,079 kickoffs in the regular season, 41.2 percent (3,740) WOMEN’S COLLEGE GOLF Purdue (6-6) vs. Auburn (7-5), 12:30 p.m.
RB — Travis Etienne, Clemson
WR — A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
Fielding’s WBA regular super middleweight
title; David Lemieux vs. Tureano Johnson, 12,
were returned. That’s down from 51.2 percent at this point last season. 11 a.m. — NCAA Women’s Golf Championships, (ESPN) WR — Marquise Brown, Oklahoma middleweights; Tevin Farmer vs.
Camping World Bowl TE — T.J. Hockenson, Iowa Francisco Fonseca, 12, for Farmer’s IBF junior
With the new rule, there was a fair catch on 11 percent (995) of team match play finals, Stillwater, Oklahoma, At Orlando, Florida OL — Yodny Cajuste, West Virginia; lightweight title; Sadam Ali
kicks fielded between the goal line and 25. That figure is similar to what TGC West Virginia (8-3) vs. Syracuse (9-3), OL — Greg Little, Ole Miss; vs. Mauricio Herrera, 10,
4:15 p.m. (ESPN) OL — Dalton Risner, Kansas State; welterweights.
was reported at midseason. Rules officials have said they expected 3 p.m. — East Lake Cup, team match play Alamo Bowl OL — Calvin Throckmorton, Oregon; Dec. 22
more fair catches because of the automatic spot at the 25. championships, men’s and women’s At San Antonio C — Sam Mustipher, Notre Dame At Manchester (England) Arena, Josh
Iowa State (8-4) vs. Washington State (10-2), DEFENSE Warrington vs. Carl Frampton, 12, for
The rate of balls kicked into or through the end zone for touchbacks semifinalists, Atlanta, Georgia, TGC 8 p.m. (ESPN) DL — Jaylon Ferguson, Louisiana Tech Warrington’s IBF featherweight title; Liam
was the same as last year, at 43 percent. The fair-catch figures were WOMEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL DL — Sutton Smith, NIU Williams vs. Mark Heffron, 12,
Saturday, Dec. 29 DL — Kenny Willekes, Michigan State middleweights; Nathan
generated by reports submitted to the NCAA by game officials.
6 p.m. — NCAA tournament, semifinal, Stanford Peach Bowl DL — Gerald Willis, Miami Gorman vs Alex Leapai, 10,
NCAA national coordinator of officials Rogers Redding has said At Atlanta LB — Chase Hansen, Utah heavyweights.
the Football Rules Committee probably will consider more changes to
vs. BYU, ESPN Florida (9-3) vs. Michigan (10-2), 11 a.m. LB — Tre Watson, Maryland At O2 Arena, London, Dillian Whyte vs. Derek

kickoff rules next year with the objective of reducing returns or making 8:30 p.m. — NCAA tournament, semifinal, Illinois (ESPN)
Belk Bowl
LB — Devin White, LSU
DB — Paulson Adebo, Stanford
Chisora, 12, heavyweights; Cristofer Rosales
vs. Charlie Edwards, 12, for Rosales’ WBC
them less likely to result in injury. vs. Nebraska, ESPN At Charlotte, North Carolina DB — Deandre Baker, Georgia flyweight title; Ryan Walsh vs. Reece Bellotti,
South Carolina (7-5) vs. Virginia (7-5), 11 a.m. DB — Bryce Hall, Virginia 12, for Walsh’s BBBofC British featherweight
— From Staff and Wire Reports (ABC) DB — Deionte Thompson, Alabama title.
The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018 3b

COLLEGE FOOTBALL FOOTBALL
Kansas State hires Seattle moves closer
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div

NDSU’s Klieman as
New England 9 4 0 .692 364 293 6-0-0 3-4-0 6-3-0 3-1-0 3-1-0

to playoffs with victory
Miami 7 6 0 .538 278 333 6-1-0 1-5-0 6-4-0 1-2-0 4-1-0
Buffalo 4 9 0 .308 201 320 2-4-0 2-5-0 3-7-0 1-2-0 1-3-0
N.Y. Jets 4 9 0 .308 270 330 2-4-0 2-5-0 3-7-0 1-2-0 1-4-0

its new head coach
Houston
Indianapolis
South
W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div
9 4 0 .692 323 259 5-2-0 4-2-0 7-3-0 2-1-0 3-2-0
7 6 0 .538 349 300 4-2-0 3-4-0 6-5-0 1-1-0 3-2-0
By TIM BOOTH Francisco and Arizona
The Associated Press — should be enough to
By DAVE SKRETTA main with the Mean Green. Tennessee 7 6 0 .538 251 254 5-1-0 2-5-0 5-6-0 2-0-0 3-2-0
The Associated Press Attention quickly shifted to Jacksonville 4 9 0 .308 212 273 3-4-0 1-5-0 3-7-0 1-2-0 1-4-0 put the Seahawks into the
North SEAT TLE — Bobby postseason.
Klieman, who has the Bi-
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div Wagner leaped over the “It’s really about the
son in the FCS semifinals
Kansas State hired Chris Pittsburgh 7 5 1 .577 367 306 3-3-0 4-2-1 4-5-1 3-0-0 3-1-1 line of scrimmage, swat- defense. I loved the way
against South Dakota State Baltimore 7 6 0 .538 321 241 4-2-0 3-4-0 6-4-0 1-2-0 2-3-0
Klieman of North Dakota ted Dan Bailey’s field goal they played, they played
on Friday night as they seek Cleveland 5 7 1 .423 292 332 4-2-1 1-5-0 3-5-1 2-2-0 2-1-1
attempt and sparked the
State to lead its football pro- a fourth title in five seasons. Cincinnati 5 8 0 .385 307 397 3-4-0 2-4-0 3-6-0 2-2-0 1-3-0 so hard and so spirited,”
gram Monday night, pass- West Seattle Seahawks to two Seattle coach Pete Carroll
Klieman will coach the late touchdowns.
ing the reins from retired Bison in that game. Wheth-
W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div said. “It was almost poet-
Hall of Fame coach Bill Sny- x-Kansas City 11 2 0 .846 471 351 6-0-0 5-2-0 9-1-0 2-1-0 4-0-0 Whether or not what ic after last week’s game
er he would remain with L.A. Chargers 10 3 0 .769 366 270 5-2-0 5-1-0 7-2-0 3-1-0 2-2-0
Wagner did was entirely
der to someone with three that Bobby would get to
the school for the champi- Denver 6 7 0 .462 290 282 3-3-0 3-4-0 4-5-0 2-2-0 2-2-0
legal, he frankly didn’t
Football Championship Oakland 3 10 0 .231 244 388 2-5-0 1-5-0 2-7-0 1-3-0 0-4-0 block the field goal and
onship game should North care.
Subdivision titles but little NATIONAL CONFERENCE he pulled it off and did it.
Dakota State advance is East “I’m not stressing
Big 12 experience. That was an incredible
still under discussion. W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div about that. I made the
Klieman was hired to play.”
Kansas State will intro- Dallas 8 5 0 .615 276 246 6-1-0 2-4-0 7-3-0 1-2-0 4-1-0
play. They called what
lead the Bison by current Philadelphia 6 7 0 .462 281 295 4-3-0 2-4-0 4-6-0 2-1-0 3-2-0 Minnesota (6-6-1)
duce him at a news confer- they called,” Wagner said.
Kansas State athletic di- Washington 6 7 0 .462 249 297 3-4-0 3-3-0 6-5-0 0-2-0 2-3-0 twice had scoring chanc-
ence Wednesday. “There’s times in games
rector Gene Taylor, and N.Y. Giants 5 8 0 .385 307 331 2-4-0 3-4-0 4-7-0 1-1-0 1-4-0 es in the fourth quar-
“It’s a dream job of South where things happen all
was seen as one of the ter when it was still a
front-runners for the Wild- mine,” Klieman said, “and W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div the time. I’m not stressing one-score game but was
cats’ job ever since Snyder that happened late, late this y-New Orleans 11 2 0 .846 447 283 5-1-0 6-1-0 8-2-0 3-0-0 3-1-0
on it. It was a big block
Carolina 6 7 0 .462 324 332 5-1-0 1-6-0 4-5-0 2-2-0 1-2-0 turned away each time.
announced his retirement. afternoon. It was good for and we’ll definitely take it.
Tampa Bay 5 8 0 .385 332 383 4-3-0 1-5-0 4-6-0 1-2-0 2-3-0 Minnesota’s chances of
Klieman agreed to a me because our kids were It was amazing.”
Atlanta 4 9 0 .308 316 367 3-4-0 1-5-0 4-5-0 0-4-0 2-2-0 winning the NFC North
six-year contract with a already in meetings headed North Wagner’s block mid- took a major hit with its
base salary of $2.3 million to practice, so I knew things W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div
way through the fourth second straight loss, but
were starting to blow up Chicago 9 4 0 .692 359 247 6-1-0 3-3-0 7-2-0 2-2-0 3-1-0
next season, increasing by Minnesota 6 6 1 .500 282 291 4-2-0 2-4-1 5-4-1 1-2-0 2-1-1 quarter was the catalyst the Vikings still hold the
$200,000 each subsequent and my phone was blowing Green Bay 5 7 1 .423 315 307 5-1-1 0-6-0 3-6-1 2-1-0 1-2-1 in a 21-7 victory against No. 6 spot in the NFC.
season. The deal includes a up, but I had an opportunity Detroit 5 8 0 .385 271 319 3-4-0 2-4-0 3-7-0 2-1-0 1-3-0 the Minnesota Vikings on “Part of it is being
number of other incentives. to talk to our kids. It was a West Monday night that pushed better on third downs.
really emotional time for W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div
“You know, you work in y-L.A. Rams 11 2 0 .846 425 313 6-0-0 5-2-0 7-2-0 4-0-0 4-0-0
Seattle to the brink of a We haven’t really done
this profession as long as I me, a really difficult time, Seattle 8 5 0 .615 340 266 4-2-0 4-3-0 7-3-0 1-2-0 2-2-0 playoff berth. a good job there. Part of
have, to have the opportu- because I love every one of Arizona 3 10 0 .231 178 327 1-6-0 2-4-0 3-6-0 0-4-0 2-2-0 Chris Carson fol- it is being better in the
nity to coach at this level, those guys. I truly believe San Francisco 3 10 0 .231 275 350 3-3-0 0-7-0 1-8-0 2-2-0 0-4-0 lowed the blocked kick red zone,” Vikings coach
and I know there are go- and know in my heart that with a 2-yard touchdown Mike Zimmer said. “We
those kids on that football x-clinched playoff spot
ing to be some people that y-clinched division run with 2 minutes, 53 had the ball on the 2-yard
would say, ‘Am I ready for team are extremely happy seconds left, and Justin line and didn’t score.”
this?’” Klieman said short- for me.” Thursday, Dec. 6 Thursday’s Game Coleman capped off the But much of the con-
Klieman is only the third Tennessee 30, Jacksonville 9 L.A. Chargers at Kansas City, 7:20 p.m.
ly after the announcement Saturday’s Games
Seahawks’ fourth straight versation centered on
Sunday, Dec. 9
on his weekly radio show. coach to lead the Wildcats Houston at N.Y. Jets, 3:30 p.m. victory with a 29-yard Wagner’s block of Bailey’s
N.Y. Giants 40, Washington 16
“Football is football, and I since 1988, when Snyder Miami 34, New England 33 Cleveland at Denver, 7:20 p.m. fumble return for a touch- 47-yard attempt with 5:38
know there’s a difference was hired off Hayden Fry’s Cleveland 26, Carolina 20 Sunday’s Games down 18 seconds later. left and whether it was
staff at Iowa. Snyder turned Tennessee at N.Y. Giants, Noon
between Power-5 and FCS. Indianapolis 24, Houston 21
Green Bay at Chicago, Noon
What was an ugly and entirely legal. Wagner’s
I know there’s a difference one of the worst programs New Orleans 28, Tampa Bay 14
Detroit at Buffalo, Noon mostly forgettable first jump through a gap in
Green Bay 34, Atlanta 20
between FCS and FBS. But in the history of major col- Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Noon three quarters turned Minnesota’s offensive line
N.Y. Jets 27, Buffalo 23
by the same respect, foot- lege football into a contend- Kansas City 27, Baltimore 24, OT
Arizona at Atlanta, Noon into a Seattle party in the was fine, but it appeared
Oakland at Cincinnati, Noon
ball is football, and we’ve er during his first stint in L.A. Chargers 26, Cincinnati 21 Dallas at Indianapolis, Noon fourth as the Seahawks he used his teammates
done really well against Manhattan. He returned af- San Francisco 20, Denver 14 Miami at Minnesota, Noon (8-5) moved to the brink to gain leverage, which
those schools.” ter a three-year retirement Detroit 17, Arizona 3 Washington at Jacksonville, Noon of wrapping up a wild- allowed him to come
— during which the pro- Oakland 24, Pittsburgh 21 Seattle at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m.
Taylor initially targeted card spot in the NFC. through and block the
Dallas 29, Philadelphia 23, OT New England at Pittsburgh, 3:25 p.m.
North Texas coach Seth gram slid under Ron Prince Chicago 15, L.A. Rams 6 Philadelphia at L.A. Rams, 7:20 p.m.
One win in Seattle’s final kick. A flag was initially
Littrell, but he announced — to lead the Wildcats back Monday’s Game Monday, Dec. 17 three games — including thrown but was picked up
last week that he would re- atop the Big 12. Seattle 21, Minnesota 7 New Orleans at Carolina, 7:15 p.m. matchups with lowly San by the officials.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

No. 1 Kansas will face No. 17 Villanova
No. 14 Buffalo vs. Southern Illinois, 1 p.m. 13. California (8-0) did not play. Next: vs. UC
Monday’s Men’s Major No. 15 Ohio State vs. Bucknell, 11 a.m. Santa Barbara, Sunday.
14. Minnesota (9-0) did not play. Next: vs.
Scores No. 18 Mississippi State vs. Cincinnati,
7:30 p.m. Coppin State, Wednesday.
EAST No. 19 Kentucky vs. Utah, 4 p.m. 15. Syracuse (8-2) did not play. Next: vs.
Dartmouth 82, Sacred Heart 73 No. 20 Arizona State at Georgia, 5 p.m. Niagara, Monday, Dec. 17.
Hofstra 80, Manhattan 50 No. 22 Iowa vs. Northern Iowa at Wells Fargo 16. Iowa (8-2) did not play. Next: vs.
Maine 98, Maine at Machias 43 Northern Iowa, Sunday.
By JOHN MARSHALL
Notebook
Arena, Des Moines, Iowa, 6 p.m.
SOUTH No. 23 Furman vs. UNC Wilmington, 3 p.m. 17. Arizona State (7-2) did not play. Next: vs.
Marshall 76, Morehead St. 64 No. 25 Indiana vs. Butler at Bankers Life Kansas State, Sunday. The Associated Press
SOUTHWEST Fieldhouse, 2:45 p.m. 18. Kentucky (9-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Ark.-Pine Bluff 84, No. 25 Kansas State vs. Georgia State, 7 p.m. Middle Tennessee, Saturday.
Champion Christian College 51
FAR WEST
No. 25 Syracuse vs. Old Dominion, 11 a.m. 19. Marquette (7-2) did not play. Next: vs.
Green Bay, Saturday. The Kansas men’s basketball team started 2018 title game and had an unexpected over-
Sunday’s Games
Pacific 74, Long Beach St. 68
Saint Mary’s (Cal) 81, Cal St.-Fullerton 66
No. 9 Michigan State vs. Green Bay, 4 p.m. 20. DePaul (7-3) did not play. Next: vs.
Tennessee State, Monday. the season No. 1, dropped to No. 2 despite not time loss to Furman, a setback that sent the
No. 24 Houston vs. Saint Louis, 2 p.m.
The Associated Press 21. Gonzaga (9-1) did not play. Next: at
losing and moved back to the top spot after Wildcats out of the AP Top 25.
Southeastern Conference Missouri State, Sunday.
Men’s Top 25 22. Michigan State (8-1) did not play. Next: playing its worst game of the season. Villanova (8-2) has gotten back on track
Men at Hartford, Sunday.
The weekly poll, with first-place votes in Conf. Pct. Overall Pct. 23. Missouri (8-2) did not play. Next: vs. Now, the Jayhawks get a massive test. since then. The Wildcats won three games in
parentheses, records through Dec. 9, total South Dakota, Saturday.
points based on 25 points for a first-place vote
Auburn 0-0 .000
Mississippi State 0 -0 .000
8-1
8-1
.889
.889 24. Miami (8-2) did not play. Next: vs. On Saturday, newly-No. 1 Kansas hosts Orlando to take the AdvoCare Invitational ti-
through one point for a 25th-place vote and last
week’s ranking:
Tennessee
Kentucky
0-0 .000
0-0 .000
7-1
7-2
.875
.778
Maryland-Eastern Shore, Sunday.
25. South Carolina (5-4) did not play. Next: No. 17 Villanova at Allen Fieldhouse in a re- tle and followed that with three straight wins.

1. Kansas (57)
Rec. Pts Prv
8-0 1583 2
LSU
Arkansas
0-0 .000
0-0 .000
7-2
6-2
.778
.750
at Purdue, Sunday.
match of the 2018 national semifinals. “We’re starting to get more organized,”
2. Duke (4) 9-1 1454 3 Vanderbilt 0-0 .000 6-2 .750 The AP Women’s Top 25 The Wildcats stomped Kansas on the way Villanova coach Jay Wright said. “I think
3. Tennessee (1) 7-1 1421 7 Ole Miss 0-0 .000 6-2 .750 The weekly poll, with first-place votes in
4. Gonzaga (1) 9-1 1412 1 Alabama 0-0 .000 6-3 .667 parentheses, records through Dec. 9, total points to the national title, and the Jayhawks are guys are starting to get more comfortable
Missouri 0-0 .000 6-3 .667 based on 25 points for a first-place vote through
5. Michigan (1)
6. Virginia (1)
10-0 1398 5
9-0 1384 4
Georgia 0-0 .000 5-3 .625 one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s coming off a shaky performance against New with each other, but we still have a lot of work
Florida 0-0 .000 5-4 .556 ranking:
7. Nevada 10-0 1283 6 South Carolina 0-0 .000 4-5 .444 Rec. Pts Prv Mexico State. to do.”
8. Auburn 8-1 1151 8 Texas A&M 0-0 .000 3-4 .429
9. Michigan State 8-2 1066 10
1. UConn (31)
2. Notre Dame
9-0 775 1
8-1 736 2 “We’ve played a really hard schedule. It’s They’ll get a test Saturday.
10. Florida State 8-1 991 11 Monday’s Games 3. Baylor 7-0 705 4
11. Texas Tech 8-0 914 13 No games scheduled 4. Louisville 10-0 685 5 just going to get harder with Villanova com-
12. North Carolina
13. Virginia Tech
7-2 890 14
8-1 833 15
Today’s Games
No games scheduled
5. Mississippi State
6. Maryland
9-0 654 6
9-0 605 7 ing in on Saturday,” Kansas coach Bill Self Zags and Heels
14. Buffalo 9-0 664 17 Wednesday’s Games
Southeastern Louisiana at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m.
7. Oregon
8. Oregon State
7-1 576
7-1 555 8
3 said. “They’ve given us fits and cleaned our Gonzaga passed every early test without
15. Ohio State 8-1 621 19
16. Wisconsin 8-2 599 12
LSU at Houston, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Thursday’s Games
9. Tennessee
10. N.C. State
8-0 545 9
10-0 486 10
clock last year. It should be a great game for forward Killian Tillie the first month of the
17. Villanova
18. Mississippi State
8-2 532 21
8-1 441 22
No games scheduled
Friday’s Games
11. Stanford 6-1 464 11 our fans and motivational game for our guys.” season, including an impressive victory over
12. Texas 7-2 389 12
19. Kentucky 7-2 385 9 No games scheduled
Saturday’s Games
13. Minnesota 9-0 374 14 Villanova turned a Final Four matchup of then-top-ranked Duke in the Maui Invitation-
20. Arizona State 7-1 351 20 13. California 8-0 374 13
21. Marquette 8-2 281 — Tennessee at Memphis, 11 a.m. (ESPN2) 15. Syracuse 8-2 336 15 blue blood programs into a laugher last April al title game.
22. Iowa 7-2 208 18 Utah at Kentucky, 4 p.m. (ESPN2)
23. Furman 10-0 189 25 Arizona State at Georgia, 5 p.m. (SEC Network)
16. Iowa
17. Arizona State
8-2 299 16
7-2 226 17 in San Antonio, rolling over Kansas 95-79 be- The Zags couldn’t overcome not having
Auburn vs. Alabama-Birmingham, at
24. Houston
25. Syracuse
8-0 173 —
7-2 118 —
Legacy Arena, at Birmingham, Alabama, 6:30 p.m.
18. Kentucky
19. Marquette
9-1 196 19
7-2 184 18 fore issuing a similar takedown of Michigan one of their best players on Sunday, losing
25. Indiana 8-2 118 —
(CBS Sports Network)
UTSA vs. Arkansas, at North Little Rock,
20. DePaul
21. Gonzaga
7-3 182 20
9-1 142 24
in the title game. to No. 3 Tennessee in Phoenix. The loss
25. Kansas State 6-2 118 16
Also Receiving Votes: Nebraska 115,
Arkansas, 7 p.m.
Cincinnati at Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m.
22. Missouri 8-2 122 23 Kansas was the preseason No. 1 this year, dropped Gonzaga out of the No. 1 spot to No.
23. Michigan State 8-1 121 —
Maryland 105, Oklahoma 82, Cincinnati 73, St.
John’s 57, Purdue 40, N.C. State 26, Iowa State
(SEC Network)
LSU vs. Saint Mary’s, at Las Vegas, 10 p.m.
24. Miami 8-2 82 25 but dropped a spot in the first regular-season 4 in this week’s poll.
25. South Carolina 5-4 77 22
19, TCU 13, San Francisco 5, UCLA 3, Butler (ESPNU)
Texas A&M vs. Oregon State, at Portland,
Also Receiving Votes: Drake 39, Texas A&M 24, poll after Duke decimated then-No. 2 Ken- The Bulldogs gets five days to prepare for
2, Minnesota 2, Davidson 1, Florida 1, NJIT 1, Florida State 22, Virginia Tech 21, South Florida
Seton Hall 1, Texas 1. Oregon, 10 p.m. (Pac-12 Network) 16, Iowa State 14, Indiana 12, Georgia 11, South tucky to open the season. The Jayhawks held another yardstick game: Saturday at No. 12
Sunday’s Game
USA Today Men’s Top 25 Chattanooga at Ole Miss, 5 p.m. (SEC Network)
Dakota 10, Utah 5, West Virginia 5, Southern
California 3, Central Michigan 1, North Carolina 1, that spot until this week, bumping to No. 1 North Carolina in the first match-up between
The weekly poll, with first-place votes in
parentheses, records through Dec. 9, points Conference USA South Dakota State 1. after former top-ranked Gonzaga lost to No. top-tier programs since the 2017 national title
based on 25 points for a first-place vote through


Conference All Games
W L Pct. W L Pct.
AP Voting for 3 Tennessee over the weekend. game.
one point for a 25th-place vote and previous
ranking:
North Texas 0 0 .000 10 1 .909 Adam Minichino The Jayhawks are 8-0, but had a hard time The Tar Heels won their first five games
FIU 0 0 .000 7 2 .778 Dispatch sports editor Adam Minichino is a voter

1. Kansas (26)
Rec. Pts Pvs
8-0 791 2
FAU
So. Miss.
0 0 .000 7 2 .778
0 0 .000 6 2 .750
on The Associated Press’ weekly women’s college
basketball poll. Here is his ballot for this week:
putting New Mexico State away on Satur- this season, but have lost two of the past four
2. Duke (1) 9-1 711 3 La. Tech 0 0 .000 7 3 .700 1. Connecticut day with center Udoka Azubuike out with a against quality opponents: to Texas in Las Ve-
3. Virginia (1) 9-0 710 4 Old Dominion 0 0 .000 7 3 .700 2. Louisville
4. Tennessee 7-1 696 7 UAB 0 0 .000 6 3 .667 3. Notre Dame sprained ankle. gas and to No. 5 Michigan.
Marshall 0 0 .000 6 4 .600 4. Mississippi State
5. Michigan (3)
6. Gonzaga (1)
10-0 694 5
9-1 693 1 W. Kentucky 0 0 .000 5 4 .556 5. Baylor Azubuike is likely out until the beginning North Carolina coach Roy Williams ques-
6. Oregon
7. Nevada 10-0 605 6 UTEP
Rice
0 0 .000 3 5 .375
0 0 .000 3 6 .333 7. Maryland of next year, so Kansas will have to play bet- tioned his team’s effort in the loss to the Wol-
8. Auburn 8-1 549 9
9. Michigan State 8-2 538 10 UTSA
Middle Tenn.
0 0 .000 3 6 .333
0 0 .000 3 7 .300
8. Oregon State
9. Stanford ter Saturday without him. verines , but the Tar Heels bounced back with
10. Florida State 8-1 472 11
11. Texas Tech 8-0 463 13
Charlotte 0 0 .000 2 5 .286 10. North Carolina State
11. Tennessee
Villanova opened the season No. 9 in the lopsided win over UNC Wilmington.
12. North Carolina
13. Virginia Tech
7-2 446 12
8-1 427 14
Monday’s Game 12. California
13. Syracuse
preseason poll and rose to No. 8. The Wild- A must-see game between powers from
Marshall 76, Morehead St. 64
14. Ohio State 8-1 350 17 Today’s Game 14. Marquette
15. Minnesota
cats then lost to Michigan in a rematch of the opposite coasts.
15. Buffalo 9-0 306 18 MVSU at Louisiana Tech, 7:30 p.m.
16. Gonzaga

Michigan State moves into poll after upset
16. Villanova 8-2 238 21 Wednesday’s Games
17. Mississippi State 8-1 234 22 No games scheduled 17. Kentucky
18. Texas
18. Kentucky 7-2 226 8 Thursday’s Game 19. Missouri
19. Wisconsin 8-2 206 16 North Florida at FIU, 7 p.m. 20. Texas A&M
20. Arizona State
21. Iowa
7-1 149 20
7-2 112 19
Monday’s Women’s Major 21. DePaul
22. Iowa
Scores By DOUG FEINBERG
22. Houston
23. Maryland
24. Kansas State
8-0 102 —
8-2 87 23
6-2 82 15
EAST
St. Francis Brooklyn 74, St. Peter’s 70
23. Miami
24. Michigan State
25. Iowa State The Associated Press
Notebook Rough week for the Ducks
25. Nebraska 8-2 79 25 Towson 73, Saint Joseph’s 52 The NCAA announced Or-
Also Receiving Votes: Marquette 66, SOUTH SEC Women
Cincinnati 51, St. John’s 48, Furman 47, Purdue Maryland 83, Loyola (Md.) 48 Conf. Pct. Overall Pct. NEW YORK — A victory Four. It’s also the team’s first egon violated rules related to
Mississippi State 0-0 .000 9-0 1.000
45, Indiana 42, Syracuse 36, Oklahoma 27,
TCU 14, UCLA 13, Iowa State 11, UCF 7, N.C.
Southern U. 77, Louisiana College 53
SOUTHWEST Tennessee 0-0 .000 8-0 1.000 against Oregon vaulted the regular-season victory against the both basketball teams and
Kentucky 0-0 .000 9-1 .900
State 7, North Texas 7, Creighton 6, Florida 4, Ark.-Pine Bluff 68, Tougaloo 60
FAR WEST Auburn 0-0 .000 7-1 .875 Michigan State women’s bas- a top-three opponent since the track and field program
Arizona 2, Texas 1.
San Diego 76, Cal State San Bernardino 58 Missouri 0-0 .000 8-2 .800
ketball team into The Associ- Dec. 2, 2004, when it won at and put the school on proba-
The AP Men’s Top 25 The AP Women’s Top 25
Texas A&M 0-0 .000 6-2 .750
Arkansas 0-0 .000 7-3 .700
ated Press Top 25. No. 3 Notre Dame, 82-73 in tion for two years.
Schedule Fared
Georgia 0-0 .000 6-3 .667
Monday’s Games
Monday
LSU
Alabama
0-0 .000 4-2 .667
0-0 .000 6-4 .600 Michigan State enters the overtime. The decision issued
No games scheduled
Today’s Games 1. UConn (9-0) did not play. Next: at
Oklahoma, Wednesday, Dec. 19.
South Carolina
Vanderbilt
0-0 .000 5-4 .556
0-0 .000 4-5 .444 poll at No. 23 on Monday, a day Oregon fell to seventh after Wednesday said Graves failed
No. 17 Villanova at Pennsylvania, 6 p.m.
No. 23 Furman vs. Charleston Southern, 6 p.m.
2. Notre Dame (8-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Binghamton, Sunday.
Ole Miss
Florida
0-0 .000 4-6 .400
0-0 .000 3-6 .333
after upsetting the then-No. 3 suffering its first loss of the to “monitor and promote an
Wednesday’s Games
No. 11 Texas Tech vs. Northwestern State,
3. Baylor (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. Oregon 88-82. Michigan State season. atmosphere of compliance in
Morehead State, Wednesday. Monday’s Games
6:30 p.m.
No. 24 Houston vs. LSU, 8 p.m.
4. Louisville (10-0) did not play. Next: vs. No games scheduled (8-1) only had three votes from There wasn’t much other his program.” He must serve
Northern Kentucky, Saturday. Today’s Game
Thursday’s Game
No. 16 Wisconsin vs. Savannah State, 7 p.m.
5. Mississippi State (9-0) did not play. Next: McNeese at LSU, 11 a.m. the 31-member national media movement in the poll. Con- a two-game suspension this
at Southern Mississippi, Friday. Wednesday’s Game
Friday’s Games 6. Maryland (10-0) beat Loyola (Md.) 83-48. Louisiana at Ole Miss, 11 a.m. panel last week. It’s the first necticut and Notre Dame re- season.
No games scheduled
Saturday’s Games
Next: at Delaware, Thursday, Dec. 20.
7. Oregon (7-1) did not play. Next: at South
Thursday’s Games
No games scheduled ranking for Michigan State in main No. 1 and 2. Baylor, Lou- “I regret that some mem-
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 17 Villanova, 11 a.m.
No. 3 Tennessee at Memphis, 11 a.m.
Dakota State, Wednesday.
8. Oregon State (7-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Friday’s Games
Georgia at Villanova, 6 p.m. two years. isville, and Mississippi State bers of my staff made errors
No. 4 Gonzaga at No. 12 North Carolina, 6 p.m.
No. 5 Michigan vs. Western Michigan, 1 p.m.
Eastern Washington, Friday.
9. Tennessee (8-0) did not play. Next: vs. No.
Mississippi State at Southern Mississippi, 6 p.m.
UC Riverside vs. Texas A&M, 9:30 p.m. The win was Michigan round out the first five teams of judgment, and I have taken
No. 7 Nevada vs. South Dakota State, 8 p.m.
No. 8 Auburn vs. UAB at Legacy Arena,
11 Stanford, Tuesday, Dec. 18.
10. N.C. State (10-0) did not play. Next: vs.
Saturday’s Games
Middle Tennessee at Kentucky, Noon
State’s first against a top-three in the poll. actions to ensure that it doesn’t
Birmingham, Alabama, 6:30 p.m.
No. 11 Texas Tech vs. Abilene Christian, 6 p.m.
Maine, Saturday.
11. Stanford (6-1) did not play. Next: vs. No.
Ole Miss at Louisiana Tech, 2 p.m.
South Dakota at Missouri, 3 p.m.
opponent since April 3, 2005, Drake fell out of the poll happen again,” Graves said in
No. 13 Virginia Tech vs. Washington at 3 Baylor, Saturday. LSU at Rutgers, 3 p.m. (Big Ten Network) when they defeated No. 3 after losing at South Dakota a statement when the universi-
Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 12. Texas (7-2) did not play. Next: vs. Central Michigan at Vanderbilt, 5 p.m.
6 p.m. Stetson, Sunday. Oregon State vs. Texas A&M, 10:59 p.m. Tennessee, 68-64 in the Final State. ty received notice.
4B TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018 The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com

Roundup MacIntyre Basketball
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Tagovailoa and defensive The AP last week for the Campbell Tyler Rose A 29-year coaching vet- Columbus High School State, and Tennessee are the only schools
back Deionte Thompson second-straight season. Award, becoming the first eran, including five seasons ranked in The AP men’s and women’s polls.
standout Rokila Wallace
MSU joins Tennessee (No. 3 AP, No.
earned All-America hon- Abram had 93 tackles, offensive lineman to be in the NFL, MacIntyre re- added 15 points, four re- 4 USA), Auburn (No. 8 AP, No. 8 USA), and
ors from the Football Writ- including seven-and-a-half named a finalist for the turns to Oxford for his sec- bounds, and seven assists Kentucky (No. 19 AP, No. 18 USA) in repre-
ers Association of America for loss, two-and-a-half Texas-specific award. ond stint with the Ole Miss in 40 minutes. Former senting the Southeastern Conference in the
(FWAA) and the Associat- sacks, five pass breakups, Brown and Little have program after working on West Point High stand- national rankings. Florida is receiving votes
ed Press on Monday. Cen- two interceptions, one both announced that they the Rebels’ staff with Luke in both polls.
out Qiayon Bailey had
n In related news, MSU junior guard
ter Ross Pierschbacher forced fumble, and one will forgo their senior sea- from 1999-2002. 10 points and two steals. Lamar Peters used two career-high scoring
and wide receiver Jerry fumble recovery. son and will declare for the “I am honored and excit- Tenazhia Hinkson added performances to earn co-SEC Player of
Jeudy joined the quartet on Sweat, Simmons, and 2019 NFL draft. ed to have this opportunity,” nine points, six rebounds, the Week honors, which was announced
the AP team. Abram helped MSU’s de- Alabama’s Jonah Wil- MacIntyre said. “From our and two assists. Monday.
Alabama’s Jonah and fense finish the regular liams has started all 42 time working together, I It is Peters’ second career weekly
The W committed only award from the SEC and the fifth time
Quinnen Williams were season ranked No. 1 in games in his career for have a lot of respect for Matt nine turnovers. It outshot MSU has captured the honor under fourth-
first-team picks by the the Football Bowl Subdi- the Crimson Tide. He has as a coach and as a man. Berry College (2-6) from year coach Ben Howland. Peter shares
FWAA and The AP, while vision in scoring defense blocked for 20 100-yard The future is bright under the field (42.4 percent to this week’s nod with Tennessee’s Admiral
Deionte Thompson and (12.0), fewest touchdowns rushing performances in his leadership, and I look 37.1 percent). The Owls Schofield.
Jerry Jeudy received first- allowed (12), yards per his three standout sea- forward to working with the Peters averaged 27.5 points and five
overcame a 51.6-percent assists per game as the Bulldogs extend-
team nods from The AP. play allowed (4.14), pass sons. The FWAA, The AP, players to help take this pro- effort from the free-throw ed their winning streak to a SEC-best
Thompson joined Ross efficiency defense (97.26), Walter Camp, The Athlet- gram to the next level. line to pull away. five-straight games with victories against
Pierschbacher and Tua red-zone touchdown per- ic, and Sports Illustrated “Oxford is a special place. The W will face Blue McNeese State and Clemson. He hit 62.1
Tagovailoa on The AP sec- centage (25.0), and fewest have recognized him as a My family and I loved our Mountain College at 5:30 percent of his shots from the field, including
ond team. Tagovailoa and 50+ yard plays allowed first-team All-American. time there, and we can’t wait 16 3-pointers.
p.m. Tuesday in Tupelo. Peters set a program single-game
Thompson earned sec- (zero). MSU was the only Quinnen Williams has to be back and part of this n Mississippi State women’s
record with eight treys against McNeese
ond-team honors from the school in the nation to also earned first-team wonderful community.” basketball team moves up to No. 5 in
State only to equal it four days later versus
FWAA. rank inside the top 10 in honors from the FWAA, Turnarounds have been The Associated Press poll: At New York,
Clemson. The New Orleans native had
the Mississippi State’s women’s basketball
In addition to the play- the FBS in scoring defense The AP, Walter Camp, a trademark of MacIntyre’s team moved up one spot to No. 5 in The
a career-high 28 points and five assists
er recognition, Alabama (first – 12.0), rushing de- The Athletic and Sports career. In 2013, he took over against Clemson. He had 27 points against
Associated Press’ Top 25 poll, which was
McNeese State.
coach Nick Saban was fense (10th – 104.25), pass- Illustrated. The redshirt a Colorado team that was released Monday.
Peters is averaging 14.2 points and 5.7
named one of six finalists ing defense (sixth – 164.2) sophomore took home the coming off a 1-11 season, MSU improved to 9-0 with an 87-82
assists per game. Thirty of his 44 field goals
victory against then-No. 18 Marquette
for the George Munger and total defense (third – Outland Trophy on Dec. 6, and four years later, direct- are 3-pointers.
on Thursday. The game featured 25 lead
Coach of the Year Award 268.4). in recognition of his break- ed the Buffs to a 10-3 mark changes.
MSU will play host to Cincinnati, the
by the Maxwell Football Brown re-wrote the re- out season in his first year and their first appearance MSU extended its ranking streak to 80 reigning American Athletic Conference
(AAC) champion, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Club on Monday after- ceiving record books in his as a starter. Williams leads in the Pac-12 Championship consecutive weeks. It has been in the top 10
(SEC Network) at Humphrey Coliseum.
noon. three years at Ole Miss. He all Tide defensive linemen Game. for 44 straight weeks.
MSU is one of three teams to have n Southern Mississippi men’s bas-
Sweat, from Stone stands as the all-time lead- with 66 tackles and paces Colorado was tied with its football, men’s basketball, and women’s ketball team will play host to Millsaps: At
Mountain, Georgia, is ing receiver in Ole Miss the team in tackles for loss five others for most im- basketball teams all ranked in The AP poll Hattiesburg, the Southern Mississippi men’s
MSU’s first first-team history with 2,984 yards. with 18. proved in the nation overall (Kentucky and Syracuse). basketball team will play host to Millsaps at
4 p.m. Tuesday. The game will wrap up the
FWAA All-American since He had 12 100-yard receiv- Jeudy, who was honored and the most improved all- Vic Schaefer’s team is the highest of
Golden Eagles’ home schedule for 2018.
linebacker Benardrick ing performances during with the Biletnikoff Award time in Pac-12 league games five SEC programs in the poll. The Bulldogs
are among the top 15 in the nation in 14 Southern Miss (6-2) is off to its best
McKinney in 2014. The his career, also a program as the nation’s top receiv- in 2016. The Buffaloes be- statistical categories. MSU leads the nation start through eight games since the 2011-12
selection marked Sweat’s record. er last week, has earned came just the ninth team in scoring margin (+41.8) and is second in NCAA tournament season, excluding vacat-
third All-America honor Brown amassed 1,320 first-team All-America among Power-5 schools scoring offense, averaging 93.0 points per ed seasons from the 2012-13 season to the
start of 2014-15.
of the 2018 postseason. yards in 2018, breaking his honors from The AP, Wal- since 1972 to win 10 or more game. The Bulldogs are fourth in the coun-
Millsaps (8-0) is the alma mater of Jeff
He also has earned sec- single-season school re- ter Camp, Sports Illustrat- games after finishing the try in field goal percentage (51.9 percent)
and sixth in assist/turnover ratio (1.5). Mitchell, Golden Eagles’ interim director of
ond-team nods from The cord of 1,252, which he set ed and The Athletic. The previous season with four or Senior center Teaira McCowan is third athletics. Mitchell was a four-year baseball
AP and Sports Illustrated. last season. He’s the only sophomore has caught 59 fewer wins. in the country with 27 blocked shots and is letterwinner for the Majors and later served
Sweat had 11 sacks this player in Ole Miss history passes for a team-leading In 2015, the CU defense fourth in the country with seven double-dou- as their director of athletics media relations.
n Southern Mississippi women’s
season, which was tied for with two 1,000-yard sea- 1,103 yards and 12 touch- improved by as many as 50 bles.
Jazzmun Holmes had a career-high basketball team will play host to Alcorn
sixth in the nation and sec- sons to his name. Brown downs. spots nationally in many State: At Hattiesburg, the Southern Miss
and Humphrey Coliseum-record 13 assists
ond in the Southeastern also set the Ole Miss sin- After making 42 ca- major defensive areas. The against Marquette and now leads the coun- women’s basketball team will play host to
Conference. He also had gle-season receptions re- reer starts at left guard biggest jump came in points try in assist/turnover ratio (5.4). Alcorn State at 6 p.m. Tuesday for USM’s
51 tackles, including 13 1/2 cord with 85 catches this in his first three years at allowed per game, slicing off MSU will return to action at 6 p.m. Military Appreciation game at Reed Green
Friday against Southern Mississippi in Hat- Coliseum. This game will kick off a three-
for loss, and 40 pressures. year. Alabama, Pierschbacher 11.5 from the previous year,
tiesburg. game homestand for the Lady Eagles,
Simmons closed the Little, a junior out of Al- transitioned to center and the fifth-best improvement n MSU men’s basketball team Junior Colleges
regular season with 59 len, Texas, has appeared in has started all 13 games, in Football Bowl Subdivi- moves into top 20 in both polls: At New n ICC basketball teams sweep
tackles, 14 ½ tackles for every game at left tackle captaining an offensive line sion. York, the MSU men’s basketball team Lawson State: At Birmingham, Alabama,
loss, one sack, one forced for the last three seasons. that is a finalist for the Joe The turnaround at Colo- climbed back into the top 20 in The AP and the Itawamba Community College wom-
fumble and four pass Last week, he garnered Moore Award for the third rado came just a few years USA Today/Coaches Top 25 polls released en’s and men’s basketball teams swept a
Monday. doubleheader from Lawson State C.C. on
breakups. He won the C second team All-Ameri- time in his career. The Ce- after MacIntyre similarly MSU checks in at No. 17 in the USA Monday night.
Spire Conerly Award on ca from the Walter Camp dar Falls, Iowa, native was resuscitated a San Jose State Today/Coaches Top 25 and at No. 18 in The In the women’s game, Taneshia Miller
Nov. 27, which is presented Foundation. He was also a Rimington Trophy finalist team from a 1-12 record in AP Top poll. MSU is ranked in The AP’s Top had 18 points and Shaniyah Buford had 13
to the best college football a first-team All-SEC se- this season and a first team 2010 to one that finished 10-2 25 for the sixth-straight edition and the USA in ICC’s 61-49 victory. The Lady Indians im-
player in the state of Mis- lection by The AP and the All-SEC honoree. Sports in 2012 and was nationally Today/Coaches Top 25 for the fifth-consec- proved to 7-2 with the win.
utive time to start a season for the first time In the men’s game, Kendricus Carlton
sissippi. league coaches. Illustrated also named ranked and garnered AFCA dating back to 2004-05. had 15 points and Travonta Doolittle added
Sweat and Simmons Little is one of six fi- the redshirt senior a sec- National Coach of the Year MSU, Kentucky, Syracuse, Arizona 14 in ICC’s 77-56 victory. The Indians im-
were All-SEC choices by nalists for the 2018 Earl ond-team All-American. distinction for MacIntyre. State, Gonzaga, Iowa, Marquette, Michigan proved to 4-6 with the win.

Sanders Winter
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However, he admitted the of defense and how defense half of next season while
Confederates would face wins championships. recovering from Tommy
“crunch time” and that they “It is all about buying in, John surgery.
would have to battle for the and he has bought in. I can Realmuto, the prized
rivalry victory. He said his see a big difference in his Miami catcher, is highly
season-high point total was game. Other coaches have coveted.
a result of being in the pro- called me to tell me they “I think a lot of teams
verbial “zone” shooters and have seen a big difference are taking to the Marlins.
scorers get in when they’re in his overall game. I am I would anticipate his mar-
having a great game. very pleased with him.” ket picking up while we’re
“My teammates kept me Sanders admitted tak- down here,” new Mets GM
up when things were going ing on a bigger role on a Brodie Van Wagenen said.
bad and we were lacing on young team with a new Not so fast, countered
defense,” Sanders said. coach was “hard.” Still, he Miami manager Don Mat-
Griffin said Sanders is said he found his voice be- tingly.
more willing to step up and cause he realized Griffin “I look at him as part of
take on a leadership role was using his first season to our club,” he said.
when things aren’t going set the tone for the follow- “He knows how much
well. That move is working ing seasons. Sanders said we like him and what we
out well for the Confeder- his willingness to talk to his think about him. He’s han-
ates, who are off to an 8-2 teammates and to motivate dling everything fine. J.T.’s
start. Sanders is playing them has increased from a tough kid. He’s a big-time
a key role as the team’s last season. He said it has leader. It’s why we love him.
leading scorer. Griffin said been easier to do that be- It’s why a lot of teams love
Sanders also is the player cause everyone believes in him,” he said.
most likely to guard the their teammates and wants Maybe Realmuto gets
best offensive player on the to build on the fast start. traded before the meetings
other team. Sanders describes him- end Thursday, maybe not.
That’s part of the reason self as a “slash-shooter” In the meantime, don’t ex-
why Sanders takes pride in who likes to drive a lot. On pect any movement on con-
his defense and uses his en- the other end of the court, tentious MLB-wide issues.
ergy on that end of the floor he said he enjoys getting Sure, there’s a lot of dis-
to generate offense. his teammates “hyped” to cussion about banning or
Griffin said Sanders, turn their defense into of- limiting shifts. And plen-
who is 6-foot-2 1/2 and 170 fense. ty of debate about ways to
pounds, has responded “I’m smarter and more spark offense.
from the challenge his is- of a team player than last But in a sign that nothing
sued. He said those expec- year because I realize the is imminent, Commissioner
tations have increased in team we have,” Sanders Rob Manfred isn’t plan-
the Confederates’ five-out said. “My defense has im- ning to attend the annual
offense that allows all of proved and I have learned gathering.
the players to create shots more so the game comes
and to work with their easier. I have learned I Now hear this
teammates. Griffin said can be a great leader, and Phillies manager Gabe
Jarvis Leigh, Tyrin John- I can take criticism well.” Kapler plans to be publicly
son, and Sanders all see Looking back, Sand- critical of his players more
playing time at point guard ers feels the challenge he in his second season after
on a team that doesn’t have faced last season has set his team’s late fade.
a true center. Two of the him and his teammates Philadelphia led the NL
Confederates’ tallest play- up for a great finish to the East in early August, then
ers are Devonte Martin or 2018-19 campaign. went 16-33 and wound up
Johnson, who are 6-3. Coo- “I like the challenge he with its sixth straight losing
per McCleskey is listed at gave me because it made season.
6-5, but he is considered a me tougher,” Sanders “One thing that I can do
guard or small forward. said. “Last year wasn’t immediately that I think
“I knew coming into this our best year, but it kept will really resonate well
year he would step up his me up and I had faith that with our fans in Philadel-
game even more because next year was going to be phia is ... as much as I illu-
he had added responsibil- our year. This year, I feel minate some of the things
ity after being a first-team great. Now, I know the we’re doing very well, I can
all-district player,” Griffin things we need to do and be a little more assertive in
said. “We have talked and how we need to do it.” illuminating the things that
we text each other a lot and Follow Dispatch sports we need to work on. And I’m
we have talked about being editor Adam Minichino on committed to taking that
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SOCCER

Atlanta celebrates MLS championship, but revelry won’t last long
By The Associated Press find a way to respond to that. Roundup ance with the team, Martino where the product is on the way up and it’s growing
and it’s maturing. And if I can play a little part in
What we’ve built here is a sus- hammered in the golden spike
ATLANTA — Despite cold, telling the story of MLS as it grows, then I think that
tainable, winning organization, ble-decker bus on the 1-mile-long while the crowd roared. The will be quite good fun.”
drizzly weather, thousands of so we’re looking forward to being parade route, holding up the cup Argentine coach is reportedly Champion will pair with former U.S. forward
fans turned out Monday for a back — not just competing, but for the cheering crowd as they headed to Mexico to become that Taylor Twellman as ESPN’s lead crew for MLS. Ian
downtown parade and rally to being back on this stage a year passed the Georgia Aquarium, country’s national team coach. Darke, another English announcer, is ESPN’s lead
celebrate the city’s first champi- soccer broadcaster and usually pairs with Twell-
from now.” College Football Hall of Fame n English announcer Champion to
man on U.S. national team matches.
onship since 1995. become lead MLS voice for ESPN: Jon
In just its second season since and Centennial Olympic Park. Champion’s hiring signals ESPN’s commit-
Champion is making a Brexit of his own, leaving
The revelry won’t last long. entering Major League Soccer as Blank, team president Darren England to become ESPN’s lead announcer for ment to soccer under network president James
Atlanta United must find a an expansion team, Atlanta Unit- Eales and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Major League Soccer. Pitaro, an executive with The Walt Disney Co. who
coach to replace Tata Martino ed won the championship with a Lance Bottoms revved up fans The 53-year-old has been broadcasting British succeeded John Skipper last March.
matches since 1988 and is heard around the world “I was obviously keen to find out what ESPN’s
and likely cope with the loss of 2-0 victory over the Portland Tim- in convertibles at the front of the
calling games for Premier League Productions. He attitude to soccer was going to be going forward,
star midfielder Miguel Almiron bers on Saturday night. procession. has been working part-time for ESPN during inter- so I had a fairly detailed conversations with a num-
before returning to the field in Less than 48 hours later, the The parade ended in a grassy national fixture breaks and starts an exclusive con- ber of executives in the company, and I went into
February for their first appear- city toasted its first championship lot alongside Mercedes-Benz Sta- tract with the network on Feb. 1. He plans to move those knowing how strong a supporter of soccer
ance in the CONCACAF Champi- to the Boston area, within commuting distance from John Skipper was when he was at the helm of the
team since the Atlanta Braves dium, where some 15,000 turned
ESPN’s campus in Bristol, Connecticut. company and that maybe the commitment would
ons League. won the 1995 World Series. out for a lunchtime rally also at- “I’ve still got a lot of good years ahead of me, be reduced. In fact, I found it to be the opposite.”
“That puzzle exists every year “We did it! We broke the tended by outgoing Gov. Nathan and I think I’m still young enough to adjust to a new ESPN broadcast the World Cup from 1994-
in professional sports,” team curse!” said rapper Archie Ever- Deal. challenge,” he said in a telephone interview. “I just 2014 but lost 2018-26 to Fox. ESPN shares U.S.
owner Arthur Blank told report- sole, whose song “We Ready” “We’ve won a championship fancy a little bit more of something that’s growing. Soccer Federation and MLS rights with Fox and
The Premier League has now reached a point ahead of this season acquired Italy’s Serie A, a sta-
ers after the rally outside Mer- became a popular theme at home in only our second season,” Eales where it is a fully matured competition, and I’ve ple of the ESPN+ streaming service that launched
cedes-Benz Stadium. “The great games. said. “That’s pretty incredible.” been part of that journey seeing it at close quarters. last April. ESPN also has rights to the 2020 Euro-
organizations, the great teams The players rode a dou- In probably his last appear- And it will be nice to go into an environment again pean Championship.

Comics & Puzzles
DILBERT
Dear Abby
D
EAR ABBY: isn’t “normal,” I’m wrong, and “those who have
My husband you might be less more should always be willing
and I have unhappy if you to pay for those who have less.”
three wonderful focus on being What do you think? — COM-
grandchildren grateful that PLAINING IN THE SOUTH
who live with our you are able to DEAR COMPLAINING: I think
daughter and interact with your that your mother’s friendship
son-in-law in grandchildren. It with Rhonda may be nearing its
another state. is beneficial for end. I also think that because
Our daughter will them to spend there is such a discrepancy in
time with you and the amount of discretionary
not allow us to
know that you income your mother and her
take the children love them. Not all friend have, your mother should
ZITS out to lunch,
shopping, for ice
grandparents and inform Rhonda that as much
grandchildren are as she might like to frequently
cream or any- as fortunate. accompany her, financial reality
where without the P.S. As the prevents it. Alternatively, they
parents coming kids get older, could do something together
with us.
Dear Abby
Mom’s need to that doesn’t cost as much or
The kids are 7 supervise your is free.
and 3-year-old twins. When we visits may subside. DEAR ABBY: I have a pet
are in the house playing on the DEAR ABBY: My mother, peeve — when people live,
floor with them, our daughter who lives paycheck to pay- say, in Washington state, and
is right there with us. When we check, has recently become they say, “Are you going up to
go outside to play, she is also good friends with “Rhonda,” California?” or “I have a friend
there watching. who is wealthy due to inherited coming down from California.”
When I have asked her money. They frequently go out My brother-in-law does this
why she won’t let us take the to eat or on other excursions all the time. Is it a condition
children out, she makes up together, and Mom expects her or just laziness? If I correct
GARFIELD different excuses, including say- friend to foot the bill. Rhonda, him, he gets angry. I know I’m
ing she’s overprotective. This however, usually pays only for right, but what would you call
makes me and my husband herself and expects Mom to his condition? — PEEVED IN
very sad. We are not treated pay her own way. It has made WASHINGTON
like normal grandparents. What Mom angry enough to complain DEAR PEEVED: I would call
do you suggest we do? — DIS- to me. his condition “habit.” And I
GRUNTLED GRANDPARENT I told my mom that it’s would call YOUR condition a
DEAR DISGRUNTLED: presumptuous of her to expect need to nitpick. Although you
Not knowing your daughter, I Rhonda to always pay. While it may be right in this case, if you
can’t guess why she appears would be generous of her to pay want a pleasant relationship
to be so possessive of the for Mom too, I think the woman with your brother-in-law, resist
grandchildren. However, while is allowed to do what she wants the temptation. Everyone has
I agree that what’s going on with her money. Mom says no, flaws. His is a minor one.

CANDORVILLE Horoscopes
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. on being grounded. comforting, comfortable -- but
11). You’ve taken dominion over TAURUS (April 20-May 20). they cannot be called passion-
language at many points in your Trust is basically a prediction. ate. Passion requires risk. No
development, from when you To predict a person, you have risk, no passion.
first started speaking to when to know a person. To know a LEO (July 23-Aug. 22).
you were learning the lingo of person, you have to put aside You may find that the original
a certain group. Now you’ll use your wish of who you want that motivation for an action has
words to empower yourself. person to be and pay close and died out and you are now either
Truly, the right ones repeated careful attention to who the unmotivated or scraping by on
often enough will magnetize person really is. residual fuel. It’s time to find
your most cherished desires. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). a new purpose. Whom are you
Scorpio and Taurus adore you. If you were your own best friend doing it for?
Your lucky numbers are: 35, 21, or parent or child, you would VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
36, 8, and 16. spend a good deal of time, at- Be careful not to personalize
BABY BLUES ARIES (March 21-April 19). tention and money on the things impersonal things. An injury to
You’ll be tempted to take on you thought would delight and your plans isn’t really an injury
many things at once, but this develop you. So just do that. It’s to you unless you take it as
will not move you ahead in the the most loving thing. such. You can always make an-
least -- and will in fact contrib- CANCER (June 22-July other plan. You’re quite brilliant
ute to future anxiety. One thing 22). Relationships without risk at it, actually.
at a time is the way to go. It will can be called a lot of things LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
center you. Happiness depends – helpful, convenient, mutual, You pride yourself on having
an open mind, though you also
realize there comes a time in
which you really must attach to
one belief, idea or direction. It
doesn’t have to be an attach-
ment made with Super Glue,
though. Think Velcro.
BEETLE BAILEY SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
21). It’s not really about chang-
ing yourself at this point, as all
improvements come from be-
friending the person you already
are. Ask questions of yourself
as you would any person you’re
trying to get to know.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21). Things are not as they
seem, nor are they different
from what they seem; rather,
they are on a spectrum of
representation lying somewhere
between what looks about right
MALLARD FILLMORE and what couldn’t possibly be.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). Nothing is possible without
empty space. Furthermore, you
are in just the heightened state
of awareness to recognize the
peace that’s present wherever
those moments of silence fall.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). It’s just one of those
conundrums. By virtue of trying
to impress someone, you fail to.
So work instead on appreciating
yourself more and more until
the outward validation loses its
FAMILY CIRCUS punch.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20). If you don’t try to love, your
heart may ache from loneliness.
And if you love, your heart will
ache from usage. Lost love is
automatic heartache. So there’s
no way to avoid an aching heart,
but you can at least choose
which kind.

All creatures great and small
SOLUTION:
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Building & Remodeling 1120 General Help Wanted 3200 Pets 5150 Mobile Homes for Sale 8650
HOME REPAIRS & CON- PCA NEEDED. Part-time,
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Building, remodeling, delivery personnel &
metal roofing, painting general help. Driver HISTORIC DOWNTOWN
& all home repairs. must know the area & Columbus: 411 Main
662-242-3471 have good driving his- St. Office, Retail, Res-
tory. Apply in person @ taurant Space available.
Tom Hatcher, LLC 1325 Main St. Call 423-333-1124.
Custom Construction, M-F, 3-5 & SAT, 9-1.
Restoration, Remodel- No phone calls. Apts For Rent: Northside 7010
ing, Repair, Insurance
claims. 662-364-1769. 520 11TH St. N. -
Licensed & Bonded Medical / Dental 3300 Renovations almost
complete. 2BR/1BA,
HELP WANTED Central H&A, fresh
General Services 1360 paint, new flooring,
CARE CENTER OF appliances and more.
MUSIC THEORY LES- Taking applications
SONS ABERDEEN
$25 per hour now. $450/mo + $450
Chords, Scales, Modes 11-7 LPN needed deposit with good refer-
& more! Call Jimbo @ PRN (as needed) LPN's ences only. No HUD or
pets. Call Long & Long Sudoku YESTERDAY’S ANSWER
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If no answer leave Apply in person at 662-328-0770. Mobile Homes for Rent 7250 YESTERDAY’S
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505 Jackson St, FOX RUN COMPANY LLC
1 & 2 BR near hospital.
2BR/1BA Trailer. 129
Brownlee Dr. $500 placing puzzle
Sudoku based on
is a number-
1 3 2 8 9 4 7 5 6
RETAINER WALL, drive- Aberdeen
$595-645/mo. Military per mo. $350 dep. a 9x9 grid
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tion, remodeling, base- GENERATIONS OF
VERNON is looking for furnished corporate given numbers.
is to place The object
the numbers
ment foundation, re- apartments available. 3BR/2BA Trailer, New is
2 5 6 3 1 9 4 7 8
pairs, small dump truck compassionate and ON SITE SECURITY. Hope school dist. 1 to place
to 9 in thethe numbers
empty spaces
hauling (5-6 yd) load & energetic LPN’s and
ON SITE MAINTENANCE. $500/mo & $500 dep. 1sotothat
9 ineach
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row, each 9 1 7 5 4 8 6 2 3
demolition/lot cleaning. RN’s to join our caring ON SITE MANAGEMENT.
Burr Masonry team. If you are as Call between 10a-7p. so that each
column row, each
and each 3x3 box 4 8 3 6 7 2 5 9 1
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WORK WANTED: we welcome you to only once. The difficulty
Licensed & Bonded-car- apply in person at
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
only once. The difficulty 6 7 4 9 8 1 2 3 5
pentry, painting, & de- Generations of Vernon, Sat/Sun by appt only.
1050 Convalescent Rd., RENT/PURCHASE:
that “for rent” NICE 3BR/2BA DBW
MH in North Columbus.
level increases from
level increases from 3 2 1 7 6 5 9 8 4
molition. Landscaping, Monday to Sunday.
gutters cleaned, bush Vernon, AL 35592
hogging, clean-up work, or call 205.695.9313
3BR/2BA, Bluecutt Es-
tates, CH/A, 2 car gar-
sign and get Close to schools &
CAFB. $600/mo +
Monday to Sunday. Difficulty Level 12/10

and speak with Human $600 dep. 662-308-
pressure washing, mov-
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place, new roof & paint. fast results 7781 or 601-940-1397.
repair. 662-242-3608 formation. We have $115k. 662-352-4776.
Lawn Care / Landscaping
competitive wages, sign
on bonus for nurses, STUDIO APT for rent.
with an easy RENT A fully equipped
and uniform allowance. Newly remodeled. camper w/utilities &
1470
$400/mth rent & dep classified ad. cable from $145/wk -
req. Convenient to town $535/month. Colum-
JESSE & BEVERLY'S Bargain Column 4180 bus & County School
& CAFB. No hud. No
LAWN SERVICE. Mow-
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7653 or 601-940-1397.
ing, sodding, & tree cut- Dresser/Mirror. 42"L,
ting. 356-6525. 4 drawers, open knee,
very nice, $99.
Apts For Rent: West 7050 to place Investment Property 8550
Painting & Papering 1620 662-329-2080.
VIP your ad. 20% UNDIVIDED in-

Rentals 328-2424
SULLIVAN'S PAINT terest (other owner has
SERVICE ELECTRIC DRYER. Good 80%) in beautiful devel-
Certified in lead condition. $100. Call opment property at the
removal. Offering spe- 662-364-2498. Apartments southeast intersection
& Houses
cial prices on interior & of two four-lane high-
exterior painting, pres- Commercial Property For ways, US Hwy 82 and
sure washing & sheet
rock repairs.
KENMORE ELECTRIC 1 Bedrooms Rent 7100 US Hwy 45. Equidistant
to Starkville, Columbus,
Range, 30" white
Free Estimates smooth top, self clean- 2 Bedroooms OFFICE SPACE: 2,000 and West point. About
Call 435-6528 ing. Very good cond. 3 Bedrooms square feet. 294 four miles from Golden
$70. 662-329-2080. Chubby Dr. Flexible leas- Triangle airport. 80%
owner likely wants to
Plumbing 1680 Furnished & ing terms. Available
now. 662-328-8254. develop. 205-826-
ACME, INC. WOOD BURNING heater. Unfurnished 3225.
Stan McCown Good condition. $100.
Licensed Plumber Call 662-364-2498. 1, 2, & 3 Baths HISTORIC DOWNTOWN
"We fix leaks." Lease, Deposit
Columbus Office, Retail,
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662-386-2915 Farm Equipment & Supplies
4420
& Credit Check able. Call 662-328-
8655 or 662-574-7879.
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2016 JOHN Deere
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327-8555 Houses For Rent: Northside
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Apts For Rent: Other 7080 BLUECUTT ESTATES: to know to buy
3BR/2BA, ch/a, double
205-329-1790. 1BR/1BA in Historic
Downtown Columbus. garage, chain link what they need.
$525/mo. No pets. fenced backyard, newly
ALLSTUMP GRINDING Firewood / Fuel 4450 662-328-8655. remodeled, $115,000.
662-352-4776. Lots & Acreage 8600
SERVICE
GET 'ER DONE! FIREWOOD FOR Sale. 1BR/1BA located in His-
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We can grind all your toric Downtown Colum- Houses For Rent: New Hope 149 Tanyia Lane. Off of
stumps. Hard to reach 662-295-2274 bus, Open space, very
7130 Lake Lowndes Road.
places, blown over nice. $650/mo. 662- Has asphalt drive &
roots, hillsides, back- Sporting Goods 4720 328-8655. parking, 1200 ft. shop
yards, pastures. Free 4BR/2BA, 1.25 Acres
1, 2, 3 BEDROOM apart- Christopher Hills Sub; w/ living area, septic
estimates. You find it, ED SANDERS Gunsmith tank & water meter. No
we'll grind it! ments & townhouses. $197K (15K below ap-
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662-361-8379 Tues-Fri & 9-12, Sat. 662-574-0345.
662-328-8254. School District. Avail-
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refinishing, scopes MUW, church & shops! um credit/income re- 3.5 Acre Lot. 3 estab-
A&T Tree Service mounted & zeroed, 2BR/1BA, central H&A, quirements. Military lished trailer lots. Play-
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Serving Columbus North of West Point, able January. $675/ Harris Road. Caledonia
since 1987. Senior first month’s rent. Hot
turn right on Yokahama $675. Credit check. tub, detached apart- Schools. $25,000.
citizen disc. Call Alvin @ Blvd, 8mi & turn left on Call Long & Long Real 662-574-0345.
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Estate, 662-328-0770. shop. Contact James
"We'll go out on a limb sign, 2.5mi ahead shop
for you!" Thompson @ 662-574-
on left. 662-494-6218. DOWNTOWN: 2BR/1BA, 6269. LOWNDES COUNTY 45
CH&A, 1 story, W/D, acres on Sobley & Dav-
J&A TREE REMOVAL historic district, 1 block is Rd. Excellent hunting.
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truck. Insured/bonded. mo. + $625 dep. NO Small creek runs thru
Call Jimmy for a free es- PETS. 662-574-8789. 2BR/2BA, 2300 sqft, property. $1375 per
timate 662-386-6286. Peaceful & Quiet area. very nice w/ 2 car gar-
age, lg back yard. Pets
acre. 205-799-9846 or
205-695-2248.
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WINTER SPECIAL
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or 662-549-2902 2BR/1BA house w/ 2 662-361-7711 efficient
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