Here is the latest Mississippi sports news from The Associated Press
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Mississippi State is preparing to face Arkansas in its opening game of the SEC baseball tournament. The Bulldogs are the No. 7 seed, while the Razorbacks are No. 6. The Bulldogs closed the season by winning 11 of their last 15 league games, including a three-game sweep of Kentucky last weekend.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Ole Miss is the No. 9 seed in the SEC baseball tournament, which begins on Tuesday in Hoover, Ala. The Rebels will face No. 4 seed Kentucky in the first game of the day. With a win, the Rebels would face top-seeded LSU but a loss puts them in an elimination game.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints say they have the experience and leadership to have productive offseason practices even without their star quarterback. New Orleans is holding its first three offseason practices, called organized team activities, Tuesday through Thursday. Drew Brees is still holding out for a new contract.
ATLANTA (AP) — NFL owners are set to meet in Atlanta on Tuesday and the New Orleans Saints' bounty case is certain to get some attention at the meetings. Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to be asked about Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's defamation lawsuit against him.