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OXFORD—The G.W. Long Rebels’ softball team earned a sixth straight top-three finish at the state tournament on Saturday, winning an elimination game over Thorsby 8-3 before falling a game short of the finals after an 8-3 eight-inning loss to Mars Hill Bible.

Add the Miami Hurricanes to the list of folks not pleased with Nick Saban. In the midst of the back and forth between Saban and Texas A&M Jimbo Fisher, the Alabama coach’s statements about the Hurricanes flew under the radar. Until now. “These guys at Miami that are going to play basketball there for $400,000, that’s in the newspaper,” Saban said. “The guy tells you how he’s doing it. But the ...

Auburn’s offseason investigation into Bryan Harsin, and the public nature of the probe, thrust the school’s long-held reputation of booster meddling in athletics back into the spotlight in February. The university conducted an internal investigation into Harsin’s handling of his first year as Auburn’s football coach in early February, throwing his status as head coach and the future of the ...

Mike Westhoff has always been blunt and brutally honest. He’s a cancer survivor who has multiple times beaten long odds. He’s a football innovator who established himself over 32 seasons as arguably the NFL’s greatest special teams coach. He has been a relentless fighter and constant achiever all his life. The 74-year-old Westhoff is as candid as ever in “Figure It Out,” an entertaining autobiography published by Mascot Books. There are plenty of chuckles, eyebrow-raising comments and inspiring lessons shared from his football journey including his years with the Colts, Dolphins, Jets and Saints.

Deshaun Watson’s week included meeting with NFL investigators and golf in the Bahamas with his new Browns teammates. Next week he’ll be back on the field, and under more public scrutiny. Some of the women who have accused Cleveland’s quarterback of sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions have been interviewed by HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.” Per the network, “several” of the women will detail the alleged abuse. The show will air Tuesday. Watson has denied any wrongdoing. He’s facing civil lawsuits from 22 women, who allege he behaved inappropriately. The NFL is also investigating whether he violated its personal-conduct policy. He met with investigators in Houston this week.

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