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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Oxford police chief says Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson appeared to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and cocaine during a traffic stop in May. Henderson, a 6-foot-2 senior from Hurst, Texas, was suspended indefinitely by coach Andy Kennedy on Wednesday for "violation of team rules," but no other reason was given.

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State is spending about $100 million to upgrade its football facilities. The results are starting to show. There are cranes, bulldozers and construction workers in the middle of campus — usually humming with activity as work continues on a $75 million renovation to Davis Wade Stadium.

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Tyreke Evans says he's looking forward to playing alongside old friend Jrue Holiday with the New Orleans Pelicans and that he'd have "no problem at all" playing small forward. Evans, who visited the Pelicans' headquarters Thursday, is a former NBA rookie of the year who has played mostly at guard during his first four seasons in the NBA.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 34th homer to back a dominating pitching performance by Miguel Gonzalez, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 Thursday night to earn a split of the four-game series. Davis snapped an 0-for-17 skid and reached career highs in homers and RBIs with a second-inning solo shot off Ross Wolf.

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