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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi sports news from The Associated Press

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Quarterback Dak Prescott's breakout sophomore season produced some impressive moments last fall, including 13 touchdown runs, 10 touchdown passes and a comeback win over a bitter in-state rival. It also produced skyrocketing expectations. Prescott leads a Mississippi State team that's expected to be competitive in the Southeastern Conference's brutal Western Division.

BRYAN, Texas (AP) - Gordon Neale shot a 7-under 64 Wednesday at Miramont to top the boys' field in the Junior PGA Championship, and Kristen Gillman increased her lead to three strokes in the girls' division. Neale, the 17-year-old Trabuco Canyon, California, player who has committed to SMU, birdied the first five holes and finished with eight birdies and a bogey.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps. The turnover at football's most important position has been so significant that division favorites Alabama and South Carolina will be banking on new starters. Ditto for Texas A&M, Georgia and Missouri.

HOUSTON (AP) - Dallas Keuchel pitched a four-hitter and Robbie Grossman homered to cap a six-run first inning that sent the Houston Astros over the Oakland Athletics 8-1 Wednesday. Keuchel pitched his fourth complete game of the season.

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