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When governor asked, Sanderson Farms agreed to back pro tournament for this year

When Mississippi was at risk of losing a big, revenue-generating golf tournament, Sanderson Farms stepped up to accept the sponsorship and keep it going. The Sanderson Farms Championship is the new name of the tournament formerly known as the Viking Classic. The tournament will be played July 18-20 at Annandale Country Club in Madison. “When Viking dropped the sponsorship, Gov. ...

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Manning to open restaurant in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning will open a restaurant in association with the Harrah’s Hotel and Casino complex in downtown New Orleans. The Times-Picayune reports the restaurant, called Manning’s, will have a bar and courtyard. It is scheduled to open in fall 2011. Manning, a Mississippi native, starred at Ole Miss before joining the ...

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Heritage or Hindrance? — Mississippi flag plays a role in state’s sports and economic development

Pearl’s Trustmark Park is in the hunt to host the Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament, but in the end, the SEC says our state flag is a negative factor, officially making the Confederate symbol a financial liability Since the mid 1990s, the Birmingham, Ala., suburb of Hoover has been the site of the Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament. That may change next year. ...

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Super Bowl Predictions – Who Dat ‘Gon Beat Them Saints?

The story lines for Sunday’s much-anticipated Super Bowl match up between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts are numerous. Can the Saints defense slow down Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and his precision passing game?  Will Drew Brees and the Saints offense be able to put enough points on the board to match Manning and the NFL’s second-ranked passing ...

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Saints happy to have McAllister at Super Bowl

MIAMI — As Deuce McAllister sauntered into a lounge inside the stadium that will host Sunday’s Super Bowl, Saints running back Pierre Thomas caught sight of him and shouted “Doooooose!” “He’s done so much for New Orleans. He’s done so much for this team, in the community, for the fans,” Thomas said. “The coaches, they did a good job of ...

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Merchants strike gold (and black) on all things Saints

With the New Orleans Saints making their first-ever appearance Sunday in the Super Bowl, local businesses are striking gold (and black). “Anything to do with the Saints is flying off the shelves,” said Jason Mamaril, manager for Sports & Co. “Whatever people can get their hands on, we are selling it.” Sarah Canfield, 39, said that after three consecutive losses ...

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Saints wager at Mississippi bank could pay off

BILOXI, Miss. – If you are looking for a die-hard Saints fanatic, Peggy Byrd would be the one. Her entire office is decked out in black and gold. And you won’t believe what’s in her home. “I have a Saints clock, Saints rug, Saints jewelry. I even have embroidered Saints ‘Who Dat’ toilet paper,” said Byrd. And a piece of ...

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Business 'Super' in Mississippi

            In Mississippi: Area sports bars brace for Super Sunday Merchants strike gold (and black) on all things Saints Super Bowl Predictions – Who Dat ‘Gon Beat Them Saints? Saints wager at Mississippi bank could pay off Other Super Bowl stories: Drew Brees, Marshall Faulk team for 9th Ward Field of Dreams Saints happy to ...

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Area sports bars brace for Super Sunday

There have been unconfirmed reports from around Mississippi the past two weeks that pigs have flown and hell has frozen over. Why, you may ask? The New Orleans Saints are in the Super Bowl, of course. “I cannot believe I have lived long enough to see the Saints in a Super Bowl,” said 55-year old Clinton resident Mike Jefcoat, who’s ...

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