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WTVA Sunday sports wrap

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July 16, 2017 Video: WTVA Sunday sports wrap
July 16, 2017 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 03:16:25 +0000 WTVA Sunday sports wrap July 16, 2017 WTVA ABC Tupelo, MS sports wrap, i'm andy lee... the 33rd edition of sec media days wrapped up thursday in hoover, alabama.... the event has evolved over the years, and commissioner greg sankey confirmed it could be relocated in 2018.... it's hard to believe, but mississippi state head coach dan mullen is the 2nd longest tenured coach in the sec; behind just nick saban.... dan mullen: 'the ipad had not been released yet was not in existence at my first media days so that put it in perspective how old i am right now cause everyone has one. your first year as a head coach, everything that crosses your desk, it's the first time it's happened. going into year 9, there's still gonna be things that'll cross my desk and some decisions i'm gonna have to make and things you're gonna have to do as the head coach. it's your first time handling that type of decision, but there's many many more i feel comfortable, i've dealt with this situation.' ole miss took their turn on thursday.... head coach hugh freeze lamented having to spend another year answering non football questions.... freeze was asked what he would have done differently. he said he wishes he could have been a better ceo.... freeze was asked what he would have done differently. he said he wishes he could have been a better ceo.... hugh freeze: 'it's very difficult to be a head coach, and a ceo, and run an offense. it's very, very hard cause i'm so used to i wanna score points and that's what i've done over my career. there's so many moving tentacles and parts to managing a program at this level and that's why i went out and hired phil longo so that i can hopefully be a better manager of everything in and around your program. what can we do today to ensure compliance is being monitored and set correctly.' nick saban and the alabama crimson tide held court in hoover on wednesday.... once again, the media that attented sec media days voted the crimson tide to win the sec west and league title game.... saban, who will turn 66 on halloween, was asked how he keeps his competitive edge year after year when most people his age are counting down the days until they can cash in their 401 k... nick saban: 'you know, this is one of the best competitive venues in the world, you know being able to compete in the sec so to go on some golf course where you lose a bunch of golf balls to get a fix on your competitive spirit, i think i'd just rather stay with the sec.' aberdeen native channing ward returned home this weekend to host his first youth football camp... in 2016, the former ole miss rebel was signed by the tampa bay buccaneers as an undrafted free agent... ward made the most of his opportunities, recording 5 tackles in 5 games..... tampa bay finished 9-7 and just missed the playoffs.... ward thiks the bucs are ready to break through, and says jameis winston is poised to become a top quarterback in the nfl.... channing ward: 'he can be one of the best quarterbacks in the league right now. he's got some weapons with him now gonna see where it take him. we just got some more players in to cover some missing pieces. it's just right now get in and work hard and see where it takes us.' while channing ward and the buccaneers hope to make the playoffs, it's always super bowl or bust for the new england patriots.... vicksburg native malcom butler is one of the key members of the new england d. butler hosted his 3rd youth football camp yesterday in vicksburg.... after the super bowl, butler became a restricted free agent.... he signed the patriots 1 year 3.91 million dollar offer in the offseason.... if the pats don't 'show him the money' when he becomes and unrestriced free agent in 2018, he'll have a big decision to make..... happens." malcolm butler: 'i felt all kind of ways, but i'm with the new england patriots and everybody has a job to do. there's jobs everywhere. wherever i'm at, i gonna do that job to the best of my ability. i'm with new england, and that's my team and you know we'll be ready to roll this year. i know i'll be an unrestricted free agent after this season's over, but i'm gonna play this season out with my team and whatever happens from there happens.' ole miss legend eddie crawford was laid to rest thursday in oxford.... his family and many friends came to pay their final respects...... eddie crawford was an ole miss lifer. former ole miss chancellor robert khayat says crawford never had an unkind word to say about anybody.... robert khayat: 'i never heard eddie, since '56, say a negative word about anybody. now that's amazing. athletics is a place where people will comment, good and bad. they'll cheer for you and they'll boo you, but not eddie, he didn't do that.' if you'll indulge me with a quick story... a couple years ago, i was introduced to eddie at a kiwanis club meeting in tupelo. he said, 'i know who you are, and i think you do a great job.' those are the things you never forget... eddie crawford will certainly be missed.... i'll have more sports for you after roger federer has always played tennis with the same effortless efficiency as a fine watch built in his homeland of switzerland. today, federer once again looked to make history at wimbledon.... fed's opponent in the final was marin cilic.... the duke and duchess of cambridge looking on.... cilic serving to stay alive in the first set..... double fault......first set goes to federer... cilic not happy about it....knows he can play better.... bizarre scene here....cilic falls behind 3 love in the 2nd set.... during the changeover, he appears to have an emotional breakdown.... 3rd set........match point for federer.... ace.....championship.....di... drop a set the entire tournament..... he wins for a record 8th time at the all england club.... the 35 year old becomes the oldest men's champion at wimbledon.... roger federer: 'yes it is very special. wimbledon was always my favorite tournament, will always be my favorite tournament. my heroes walked the grounds here and walked the courts here and because of them i think i became a better player too.' golf! final round of the john deere classic, the last stop before next week's british open.... 50 year old steve stricker in the field this week.... strick nearly aces the par 3 12th hole.... he would finish tied for 5th at 15 under..... patrick rodgers held the 54 hole lead..... this is rodgers for birdie on the cut! rodgers can taste that first pga tour victory.... but bryson dechambeau was making a huge sunday charge.... dechambeau curls in a birdie putt on 18 to shoot 65 and finish 18 under.... rodgers would bogey 17 to give dechambeau his first win on the pga tour.... nascar headed to new england for the overton's 301 from the new hampshire motor speedway... martin truex, jr continues to drive a hot car....he wins stage 1..... with 34 laps to go, denny hamlin goes low to pass matt kenseth.... hamlin holds on to earn his first checkered flag of the year....... kyle larson was 2nd, martin truex jr 3rd, matt kenseth 4th, and kevin harvick 5th..... denny hamlin: 'obviously this is a bonus to lock yourself in. kind of gives you that sense of security if you do have a bad day or two.' to major league baseball.... rubber match in pittsburgh between the pirates and cardinals.... top 6, buckos up 2-1, cards pitcher carlos martinez ties the game with a screaming single to center..... top of the 8th, still tied at 2, yadier molina smacks a solo homer to left and the cardinals take a 3 to 2 lead... i've always said, it's difficult to beat pittsburgh in the pops and the family throwbacks..... bottom 9, tied at 3, former msu diamond dawg adam frazier delivers the game winning rbi.... pittsburgh downs st. louis 4-3.... braves looking for a sweep of the arizona diamondbacks.... atlanta legend dale murphy leading the chop before the game.... bottom 3, braves up 2-0, make it 5-0, after matt kemp's 3 run blast to left-centerfield.... same inning, it's matt adams with a solo bomb to right-center.... atlanta crushes arizona 7-1... the braves are .500 for the first time since april 18th when they were 6-6.... congrats to these guys... the 12-under saltillo wildcats softball team won the dizzy dean world series today by defeating union county, georgia 6-0.... that's it for the sports wrap... we'll talk to you again at 4:30 tomorrow

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