Here is the latest Mississippi sports news from The Associated Press
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The time for Southern Mississippi's baseball game today against the East Carolina Pirates has been changed to 10 a.m. USM officials said the game was originally scheduled for 2 p.m., but rain is expected in the Hattiesburg area in the afternoon.
MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Miami's LeBron James will be announced today as the NBA's MVP. James is expected to be presented with the trophy tomorrow by Commissioner David Stern before Miami hosts Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins catcher Brett Hayes says it was surreal to get caught in a turnpike traffic jam after a gunman shot and wounded two South Florida law enforcement officers. Hayes says he and his wife were en route to a birthday party during the Marlins' off day Thursday when the traffic snarl in Hollywood left them barely moving.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Liberty star Teresa Weatherspoon will return to Madison Square Garden as coach of Louisiana Tech to play Rutgers in the seventh annual Maggie Dixon Classic on Dec. 9. Weatherspoon played for the Liberty from 1997-2003, guiding them to four WNBA finals appearances.