Here is the latest Mississippi sports news from The Associated Press
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Kailo Moore has clearly established himself as Mississippi's premier high school sprinter. Moore's blazing speed and tireless work ethic have been keys to his success. Moore's third straight 100-meter dash title two weeks ago was his best yet at the MHSAA state meet.
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 93-79 last night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Game 2 is tomorrow night in Miami.
NEW YORK (AP) — Florida, ranked No. 1 in every major preseason poll, has been selected as the top seed for the 64-team NCAA Division I college baseball tournament. The Gators will host one of 16 four-team, double-elimination regionals that begin Friday. Florida opens against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion Bethune-Cookman.
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit his 11th home run in May, one short of the Marlins' record for a month, helping Miami rally past the Washington Nationals 5-3 yesterday. Reliever Edward Mujica got five outs while facing only four batters, and struggling closer Heath Bell pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save in 12 chances.