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

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Southern Mississippi is searching for its third basketball coach in four seasons. Donnie Tyndall left the Golden Eagles on Tuesday for Tennessee after a successful two-year tenure that included two trips to the NIT quarterfinals.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana State Racing Commission has delayed action on a new 10-year license for Churchill Downs Inc. to hold horse racing and operate slot machines at The Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. The commission's decision to delay action Tuesday follows complaints from the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and others about conditions at the track.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - IndyCar has put Helio Castroneves on probation through June because he violated the series' social media policy. Castroneves was penalized Tuesday for a tweet sent from his official account after the Long Beach, Calif., race on April 13 that criticized race control for not penalizing drivers during the race.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Nelson Piquet Jr. will compete in the upcoming Global Rallycross season with new entrant SH Racing. Piquet spent almost two full seasons in Formula One before moving to NASCAR in 2010. SH Racing is owned by James Sullivan, a partner in IndyCar Series team KVSH Racing.

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