Here is the latest Mississippi sports news from The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) — The third-round draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons has signed a four-year contract with the team. The team agreed to a deal Tuesday with Southern Mississippi offensive tackle Lamar Holmes. The Falcons have signed five of their six draft picks.
CHICAGO (AP) — Big Ten officials are rejecting on-campus sites for a potential four-team national college football playoff, preferring to keep the Rose Bowl and other traditional bowls venues intact. A four-team Football Bowl Championship system is set to debut in the 2014 season.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has fined Kurt Busch $50,000 for reckless driving on pit road at Darlington and a post-race altercation with Ryan Newman's crew members. The incident began when Busch got a flat tire that caused him to spin with six laps remaining in the race.
NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic coverage is going to again air on cable networks MSNBC, CNBC and Bravo this summer. All three networks are owned by NBCUniversal, which will use NBC and NBC Sports Network as the central platforms for the London Games.