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UPDATE: Tennessee men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall fired Video included

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Tyndall had twice met with NCAA investigators about the case, most recently on March 16 in Knoxville. More>>

Synjen Herren nearing 100%, a welcome sign for the Mocs

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2014 was supposed to be a banner season for UTC offensive lineman Synjen Herren, he was tabbed preseason all-conference and then it happened, just before the season started, torn ligaments.  More>>

NCAA nearing end of Southern Miss investigation involving Vols Donnie Tyndall

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While one SEC hoops coach is pursuing perfection in the NCAA Tournament, another may be wondering if he's coached his final SEC game in Knoxville. More>>

Vols OL Coleman Thomas arrested on theft charges

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Tennessee offensive tackle Coleman Thomas has been arrested on a felony theft charge and removed from all team activities. More>>

Lookouts announce new fan enjoyment renovations, FSG partnership

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New Chattanooga Lookouts owner Jason Freier announced minor upgrades catered to fan enjoyment at AT&T Field and a new presenting partnership with FSG Bank through 2017. More>>

Broncos want to limit Peyton Manning's workload

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Now 39, former Tennessee Vol Manning is set to return for his 17th season as a starting quarterback this fall. More>>

Mocs Host Furman on Saturday at Noon

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (GoMocs.com)---The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team is back on the court on Saturday, March 28, hosting Furman at Noon. Action takes place on the UTC Tennis Courts in the middle of the Scenic City campus. The Mocs are 4-10 overall with wins in each of their last two outings. UTC is right in the middle of the Southern Conference race with a 1-1 mark in league action. On the cover this week is senior Pavels Grigorjevs. He is looking to snap a six-match s... More>>

Mocs land UT transfer LB Justin King Video included

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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team has added Tennessee transfer Justin King to its 2015 recruiting class, head coach Russ Huesman announced today. King is a linebacker from Dunwoody, Ga., who has two years of eligibility remaining.ei... More>>

Beep beep! Dalton State Roadrunners' parade Friday night

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A parade will be held Friday night at 6:00pm in downtown Dalton to honor the team after they claimed the NAIA Division I Men's National Championship.
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Much expected from Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs

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Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he wants "a CEO quarterback" who takes ownership of the team. More>>

Dalton State Roadrunners win NAIA DI Men's Basketball Championship

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Jordan Bowling had 18 points and seven rebounds, Anthony Hilliard added 14 points and Dalton State (Ga.) College cruised to a 71-53 victory over Westmont (Calif.) College in the NAIA national championship game on Tuesday. More>>

Vols open up Spring Practice with Team 119

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Butch Jones led Team 119 through its first practice on Tuesday afternoon on Haslam Field. More>>

Butch Jones talks QB's in advance of spring drills Video included

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KNOXVILLE, TN (UTSports)---(On the benefit of having a quarterback starter from day one compared to previous seasons) "Well there is. First of all the repetitions he's been able to gain and that he will gain with our first-team offense. Our players view him as their leader. And he's really grown. He's grown leaps and bounds from being very vocal, from a leadership. But also setting the standard. There's many a nights where I look out and I'm like `What the heck is going on? The lights are on ... More>>

Graves helps Lady Vols hold off Pittsburgh 77-67

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bashaara Graves scored 21 points and had 14 rebounds as Tennessee withstood a late rally to defeat Pittsburgh 77-67 in an NCAA Tournament second-round game Monday night. The second-seeded Lady Vols (29-5) improved to 56-0 in NCAA Tournament home games and advanced to a Spokane Region semifinal Saturday against No. 11 seed Gonzaga (26-7). Tennessee is the only program to appear in all 34 NCAA Tournaments and has reached the regional semifinals every year but 2009, when ... More>>

Mocs take to the pads in 3rd spring practice Video included

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB)--- Monday, the 2015 UTC Football Mocs took to Scrappy Moore Field to practice for the first time this spring in pads.It was the third of 15 NCAA mandated spring practices which will culminate in the Mocs' annual Blue Gold game set for April 18th at Finley Stadium.Until then, for Mocs Head Coach Russ Huesman, its all about identifying players willing to step up for graduating seniors such as former tight end Faysal Shafaat, wide receiver Tommy Hudson and running back Ke... More>>

Vols' Butch Jones Spring Practice Briefing Video included

UT Athletics Director Dave Hart and head coach Butch Jones, from left, celebrate their team's 24-17 win over Vanderbilt in Nashville. Photo by Adam Lau/News Sentinel UT Athletics Director Dave Hart and head coach Butch Jones, from left, celebrate their team's 24-17 win over Vanderbilt in Nashville. Photo by Adam Lau/News Sentinel
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KNOXVILLE, TN (UTSports.com)--(Opening Statement ) "Well good afternoon. It's great to see everyone. Before we get started and talk spring football I would like to congratulate Holly and our Women's Basketball team. I know we're all looking forward to their game tonight and I'm looking forward to watching them play. So congratulations and wanted to wish them the best of luck. In terms of moving forward, all of us are obviously very excited for the start of spring. The thing for us is we have... More>>

Roadrunners punch ticket to NAIA title game, beating Talladega 64-54 Video included

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (NAIA Media Relations) No. 6-seeded Dalton State (Ga.) earned a chance to play for a national championship with its 64-54 win over No. 2-seeded Talladega (Ala.), Monday evening in the semifinal round of the 2015 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship in Municipal Auditorium. The Roadrunners will face the winner of No. 1-seeded Hope International (Calif.) and Westmont (Calif.) on Tuesday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. “I came here expecting to compete f... More>>

Mocs Score 7-0 Shutout Over OVC-Leading Morehead State Video included

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (GoMocs.com)---The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team swept Morehead State this afternoon, posting a 7-0 victory for the sixth time this season. The Mocs and the Eagles had excellent weather as they faced off today on the UTC Tennis Courts. “It was a beautiful day to be out on the tennis court,” stated head coach Jeff Clark. “It was nice to have to play with a little bit of heat and a bright sunny sky, because as the weather continues to improve there i... More>>

UTC's Jennings garners SoCon Pitcher of the Week honor Video included

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (GoMocs.com) –Chattanooga's Cori Jennings has been named the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Monday. Jennings compiled a 1.56 ERA while going 2-1 in three appearances (two starts) for Chattanooga last week to earn her second SoCon Pitcher of the Week honor of the season. The freshman pitcher tossed 18.0 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on 19 hits with three walks against nine strikeouts. Jennings was the tough-luck loser on Tuesday ag... More>>

Chattanooga Claims UNCG Series Finale, 5-4

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (GoMocs.com)– The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team (20-8, 3-0 SoCon) completed a three-game sweep of the UNCG Spartans Sunday afternoon in Frost Stadium. It's the first three-game sweep of the conference season for Chattanooga and gives the Mocs a 3-0 Southern Conference record. With the loss, UNCG falls to 0-3. Criket Blanco led Chattanooga with 3 RBI while Nicole Osterman and Anyssa Robles recorded one RBI apiece. Freshman lefty Cori Jennings improved... More>>

Dalton State preps for Talladega in NAIA's Fab Four Video included

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KANSAS CITY, MO (WRCB)-- The Dalton State Roadrunners are extending their stay in the "Show-Me" state in a big way, advancing to the NAIA's "Fab Four" semifinals which begin Monday. Dalton State has a tall order in the Talladega Tornadoes, currently 2nd ranked in the nation with a 32-4 record. Sunday afternoon, the Roadrunners spent some time on the floor of Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium with Special Olympians before preparing their game plan in the evening for Talladega.Dalton State He... More>>

Predators' Smith fined $5,000 for high sticking

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NEW YORK (AP) - Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith has been fined $5,000 for high-sticking Buffalo Sabres forward Jerry D'Amigo. The incident occurred in the first period of the Predators' 3-0 victory Saturday and resulted in a four-minute penalty. D'Amigo took a high stick to the face that drew blood. D'Amigo sat out the entire second period and wore a full cage when he returned in the third period. The $5,000 fine is the maximum allowable under the NHL's collective bargaining agreement... More>>

Detroit's Martinez hitless in return; Braves win 5-3

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Victor Martinez returned to the Tigers' lineup Sunday but was hitless in the Detroit split squad's 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves. The slugger, who underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee in February, went 0-3 with a strikeout in his Grapefruit League debut. "It feels great to get the first one out of the way," Martinez said. Martinez said the injury caused him to flash back to 2012, when a torn ACL in the same knee forced him to miss the entire sea... More>>

Input from Nike preceded Tennessee's Lady Vols decision

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Before Tennessee decided to phase out the Lady Volunteers nickname in all sports but women's basketball, Nike suggested that maintaining the nickname would be inconsistent with the athletic department's "One Tennessee" theme. The Knoxville News-Sentinel reported that a line in a document of Nike's brand audit of Tennessee (http://bit.ly/1MWYgPH ) stated that "continued use of Lady Volunteers further segments an athletic institution that is striving to be united as 'One... More>>

Korver returns wearing facial gear to protect broken nose

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ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver has returned to the lineup against San Antonio with protective gear on his face to cover a broken nose. Spurs guard Manu Ginobili missed his fourth straight game with a sprained right ankle. Korver was sidelined three games after getting injured in a road win last week against the Los Angeles Lakers. Korver, a 12th-year veteran, leads the NBA with a 50.1 shooting rate on 3-point attempts. More>>

Roadrunners reach NAIA Fab Four Video included

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KANSAS CITY, MO (WRCB)-- The sixth seeded Dalton State Roadrunners are in the NAIA Final Four, after beating Cal State-San Marcos Saturday in overtime by a final score of 80-76. The Roadrunners are making the most of the opprunity in their first season of post-season eligibility.Saturday's win over the Cougars was another team affair, with four Roadrunners hitting double digits in the scoring column.Dalton State's Anthony Hilliard led the way with 20 points, going 50% from the field as well a... More>>

Mocs take doubleheader in 2015 home opening debut Video included

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (GoMocs.com)– The Chattanooga Mocs softball team delighted fans at Frost Stadium with a couple of wins Saturday afternoon over Southern Conference foe UNCG. Chattanooga was 5-4 winners in the first game, and freshman Cori Jennings becomes the fifth left handed pitcher to stump the Spartans with a UTC 3-1 victory against UNCG. The Mocs now stand at 18-8, 2-0 in SoCon action and UNCG falls to 12-11, 0-2 in conference play. Chattanooga 5 – UNCG 4After scoreless two innings, UN... More>>

Rinne stonewalls Sabres as Preds win 3-0

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pekka Rinne made 22 saves to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Taylor Beck, Craig Smith, and Mike Fisher scored for Nashville, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Rinne earned his third shutout of the season and 36th of his NHL career. Matt Hackett made 40 saves for Buffalo, which has lost nine of 10. Beck gave the Predators a 1-0 lead at 14:52 of the second period. Buffalo's Johan Larsson was whistled for a holdin... More>>

Gilpin, Men's DMR sixth on final day of Alabama relays

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (GoMocs.com)--- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior John Gilpin (Nashville, Tenn.) placed sixth in the men's 3000 meter Steeplechase and the men's DMR also placed sixth on the final day of the John Mitchel Alabama Relays at the Sam Bailey Track. Gilpin just missed his best time in the race, finishing sixth with a time of 9:43.43. The men's Distance Medley Relay team finished sixth at the meet with a time of 10:11.46. Junior Austin Casassa (Nashville, Tenn.) led off ... More>>

Kershaw needs more dental work, is OK for opener

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw needs more dental work after getting hit in the face by a line drive, but still is set to start on opening day. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Saturday that Kershaw had one tooth extracted and another one repaired. Kershaw was struck by a soft liner off the bat off Oakland's Andy Parrino on Friday. The NL MVP and Cy Young Award fell in front of the mound, was examined by a trainer, threw a warmup pitch and stayed in the game... More>>

Kevin Harvick cruises to Xfinity Series win at Fontana

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FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Kevin Harvick earned his second Xfinity Series win of his phenomenal NASCAR season on Saturday, easily holding off Brendan Gaughan at Auto Club Speedway. Harvick led 100 of the 150 laps while cruising to a comfortable victory on the 2-mile oval. He was 3.317 seconds ahead of Gaughan. Harvick is excelling in two series early in the season. He has won two Sprint Cup races and finished second in the other two heading into Sunday's race. Harvick also won the Xfinity race at... More>>

Obama against compensation for college athletes

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - President Barack Obama is coming out against compensation for college athletes. He says it would lead to bidding wars and "ruin the sense of college sports." Obama says what does frustrate him, though, is seeing college coaches and the NCAA making huge amounts of money while an athlete gets banished after getting a tattoo or free use of a car. He says that's unfair. Obama commented in an interview with The Huffington Post after he was asked whether college athletes sh... More>>

Braves lose as Wainwright pitches 4 scoreless in first spring start

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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Adam Wainwright pitched four innings of four-hit ball in his spring training debut, and the St. Louis Cardinals scored in the bottom of the ninth to beat an Atlanta Braves' split squad 1-0 Saturday. Wainwright walked one and struck out three. His first start was delayed after he sustained a mild abdominal strain early in camp. Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward grounded into a double play and singled to right against his former team. Carlos Martinez, bidding for a spot... More>>

Mississippi State fires Rick Ray after 3 seasons

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi State has fired basketball coach Rick Ray after three losing seasons. The school released a statement announcing the decision on Saturday. Ray had a 37-60 record over three seasons, including a 15-44 mark against Southeastern Conference competition. Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin said in the statement that firing Ray was a "difficult decision, as I have the utmost respect for Rick, and am highly appreciative of the effort he put forth ... More>>

Graves, Lady Vols outlast Boise State 72-61 in 1st round

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bashaara Graves scored a career-high 24 points and Tennessee outlasted pesky Boise State 72-61 in an NCAA Tournament first-round game Saturday. Tennessee (28-5), the No. 2 seed in the Spokane Region, advances to a second-round game Monday with No. 10 seed Pittsburgh (20-11), which beat Chattanooga 51-40. The Lady Vols had a much tougher time than expected against the 15th-seeded Broncos (22-11). Tennessee was clinging to a 63-58 lead after Boise State's Camille Redmon ... More>>

Pitt bests Lady Mocs in NCAA tournament 51-40

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (GoMocs.com)--- The season ended earlier than hoped for as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team fell 51-40 to the University of Pittsburgh Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Seventh-seeded Chattanooga never led in the defensive battle and shot just 26.2 percent for the game. Sophomore Jasmine Joyner (Southaven, Tenn.) led the Mocs with 10 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots before fouling ou... More>>

Westbrook posts another triple-double; Thunder beat Hawks 123-115

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook had yet another triple-double and scored 17 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Atlanta Hawks 123-115 on Friday night. It was Westbrook's seventh triple-double since the All-Star break, his ninth of the season and the 17th of his career. He had 10 rebounds and 14 assists while making all 17 of his free throws. Dion Waiters matched a season high with 26 points, Anthony Morrow scored 12 of his 21 in the fourt... More>>

Prado slams bases-loaded double, Marlins beat Braves 5-1

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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Former Brave Martin Prado drove in two runs with a bases-loaded double in the sixth and Jeff Baker added a sacrifice fly later in the inning, leading the Miami Marlins past Atlanta 5-1 on Friday. Wandy Rodriguez made a strong showing for a spot in Atlanta's starting rotation, throwing five hitless innings against the Marlins before they erupted. Rodriguez struck out seven, including Giancarlo Stanton twice, and walked three in his fourth outing of the spring and now boast... More>>

UTC opens spring football practices Video included

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (GoMocs.com)---The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team began spring football practice Friday on Scrappy Moore Field. The 2015 Blue Gold Spring Game is set for Saturday, April 18, and a complete spring practice schedule is listed below. SCRIMMAGES OPEN TO THE PUBLICThe Mocs take part in two scrimmages during spring action. The first is Saturday, March 28, at Scrappy Moore Field. Action takes place on the Mocs' practice field while the turf replacement at Finle... More>>

UTC's Boyle misses All-American Honors

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ST. LOUIS, MO (GoMocs.com)---The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team wrapped up its participation in the 2015 NCAA Wrestling Championships Friday evening. Senior Sean Bole was one win away from All-American honors before being pinned the first period in the wrestlebacks. Boyle, the fifth seed at 125, was trying to become the Mocs first All-American since 2008. He was pitted against No. 7 Eddie Klimara of Oklahoma State, an opponent he defeated earlier in the year at the Sout... More>>

Lady Mocs prep for Pitt Saturday in NCAA Tourney

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (GoMocs.com)--- The No. 17th-ranked University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team spent part of the day Friday at Thompson-Boling Arena in preparation for its Saturday morning matchup against the University of Pittsburgh in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.Senior Ka'Vonne Towns (Lilburn, Ga) and junior Alicia Payne (Memphis, Tenn.) answered questions along with head coach Jim Foster in the press conference before heading out to the court with the rest o... More>>

Kurt Busch takes pole at Fontana in 2nd race back on track

In this May 22, 2014, file photo, Kurt Busch, left, walks with Patricia Driscoll before qualifying for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Terry Renna) In this May 22, 2014, file photo, Kurt Busch, left, walks with Patricia Driscoll before qualifying for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
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FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Kurt Busch has won the pole for Sunday's NASCAR race at Auto Club Speedway, turning a lap of 185.142 mph in his Haas Automation Chevrolet. With his first pole since May 2013, Busch took another step forward Friday in his return from four months of off-track troubles involving his ex-girlfriend, who accused him of domestic assault. He ended up not being charged. After being suspended for first three races, Busch returned last week with a fifth-place finish at Phoenix eve... More>>

Wade stays as UTC breathes sigh of relief Video included

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB)-- UTC Athletic Director David Blackburn can rest easy, for now. Friday, media reports began circulating out of Charlotte, North Carolina that Mocs Head Basketball Coach Will Wade will not be taking the job he had interviewed for Thursday at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. CBS Sports reports that Wade, in his second year at Chattanooga, declined the 49'ers job. Wade was unavailable Friday afternoon when we inquired with UTC's Sports ... More>>

Clayton Kershaw loses tooth when hit in face by liner

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw lost part of a tooth when he was hit by a line drive in the third Friday, but the NL MVP and Cy Young Award winner finished a five-inning outing. Kershaw turned awkwardly on the mound and raised his glove up to try and field Oakland's Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner. Instead, the ball struck the left-hander in the jaw. He slumped to his knees for a few seconds while teammates and trainers rushed to help. "It felt like getting hit by a pitch," sai... More>>

Dalton State advances in NAIA tourney

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Kansas City, MO (dsroadrunners.com) – Dalton State's basketball Roadrunners eliminated Evangel (MO), 85-74 Friday morning in the Round of 16 in the NAIA D-I Men's Tournament at 9,500 seat Municipal Auditorium. The No. 6 Roadrunners (29-4) advance to the quarter finals where they will play No. 3 seed Cal State San Marcos (30-3) at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Cougars came back from an 11-point half time deficit to nip Arizona Christian, 61-59. Dalton State had raced to a 45-28 half time lead th... More>>

Tommy Smith retires as Tennessee Titans president/CEO

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tommy Smith is retiring as president and chief executive officer of the Tennessee Titans, saying that dividing his time between the NFL team his late father-in-law founded and the other business left by Bud Adams was not good for either company. Smith said in a statement released Friday that he cannot serve two big roles as effectively as he had hoped. He cites family, personal health and trying to make good decisions for two companies as reasons for his decision. He t... More>>

Blood clots again sideline NASCAR's Brian Vickers

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FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Brian Vickers has had a recurrence of blood clots and will step out of his Michael Waltrip Racing ride this weekend at Auto Club Speedway. Brett Moffitt will return to the No. 55 Toyota as Vickers' replacement. Vickers missed the first two races of this year following offseason heart surgery. The blood clots have been a persistent problem: Vickers missed the final five races of the 2013 season because he was placed on blood thinners to treat a clot in his right calf. He... More>>

BYU, Mississippi State agree to 2-game football series

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PROVO, Utah (AP) - BYU and Mississippi State will face off on the football field in 2016 and 2017 after agreeing to a home-and-home series. The schools announced Friday that BYU will host the Bulldogs on Oct. 15, 2016. Mississippi State will host the Cougars on Oct. 14, 2017. The teams have played twice in school history during a home-and-home series in 2000-01. Mississippi State won on the road in 2000 and lost at home in 2001. BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said in a statement, "It's a gr... More>>

Ex-NFL player Darren Sharper charged with rape in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Rape charges have been filed in Las Vegas against former NFL safety Darren Sharper, who already faces sexual assault charges in Los Angeles, New Orleans and the Phoenix area. Sharper's Las Vegas attorney, David Chesnoff, appeared Friday before a Las Vegas judge on two sexual assault charges involving two women in January 2014. Details of the allegations weren't immediately available. Chesnoff says Justice of the Peace Janiece Marshall set a court hearing for April 3. The 39-y... More>>

Lee's Yelton makes move to Samford

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During his 13 seasons at Lee, Yelton's teams amassed four consecutive NAIA Women's Soccer Championships, beginning in 2008. More>>

Reports: Will Wade interviews with UNC-Charlotte

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Reports are surfacing that UTC Men's Basketball Coach Will Wade interviewed with UNC-Charlotte on Thursday for the 49ers head coaching vacancy. More>>

Jasmine Joyner, a Wes Moore Recruit, molded by Hall of Famer Jim Foster Video included

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When Wes Moore left UTC for North Carolina State, he left behind a few gifts for Jim Foster. One of those gifts, Jasmine Joyner, keeps giving.


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Dalton State advances past Wiley to NAIA 2nd Round

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The No. 6 Dalton State Basketball Roadrunners (28-4) advanced to the next round of the NAIA National Tournament Wednesday with a win over Wiley College, 97-86. The Marshall (TX) school ended their season 21-12. More>>

Lady Mocs hoping for Blue and Gold showing in Knoxville on Saturday Video included

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Chattanooga Head Coach Jim Foster envisions a Thompson-Boling Arena with as much Blue and Gold as it takes to fade out a little orange in the NCAA Women's Basketball opening rounds. More>>

UTC Softball drops game at Georgia St. before home opener

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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team moved to 17-8, falling 2-4 in a tight game against the Georgia State Panthers on Tuesday night. More>>

Can Bing help you pick a perfect NCAA bracket?

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Microsoft's search engine Bing on Monday introduced a "bracket builder" that promises "intelligent predictions" to help you come out on top in your office pool, especially if you don't have time to follow all 68 teams in the tourney.
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Lady Mocs earn 7-seed, will stay in-state vs. 10. Pittsburgh in Knoxville Video included

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The UTC Women earned a No. 7 seed, their highest seed in school history. They'll stay in-state and play No. 10 Pittsburgh Saturday in Knoxville at 11AM. More>>

Lady Vols staying home with 2 seed vs. 15. Boise State

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The NCAA Selection Committee announced the bracket for the 2015 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship on Monday night, and Tennessee will make its record 34th appearance in the tournament. More>>

Report links Wade to opening at UNC-Charlotte

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The coaching carousel isn't in full swing this college basketball offseason but it's moving and reports are linking UTC's Will Wade to an opening at UNC-Charlotte. More>>

Ingle inspires Roadrunners' winning ways Video included

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ROCKY FACE, GA (WRCB) ---" All I am is an old country coach just proud to have a whistle," chuckles Dalton State's Head Basketball Coach Tony Ingle who is affable, self-deprecating, and a winner.In just his second season at the helm of his alma mater, his Roadrunners are 53 and 8.This year, at 27 and 4, they're NAIA Tournament bound as a sixth seed.For Ingle, its all a relative simple recipe" Care, love, teamwork and togetherness is really the trademark of our success," says the coach from hi... More>>

TFP's Wiedmer speaks to Chatt QB Club Monday Video included

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB)-- The Chattanooga Times-Free Press sports columnist Mark Wiedmer is the featured speaker for the Chattanooga Quarterback Club's weekly luncheon. The NCAA basketball tournament and the UTC Lady Mocs' post-season are the expected talking points.The luncheon is set for Monday noon at the Finley Stadium Club.The public is cordially invited.Admission is $10 for the lunch, or $4 to simply attend. More>>

Ducks 2 goals down, beat Predators 4-2

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Kyle Palmieri scored the tying goal and Nate Thompson put the Ducks ahead 35 seconds later, leading Anaheim back from a two-goal deficit with a four-goal third period in a 4-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Sunday. Ryan Getzlaf scored early in the third and Cam Fowler added a power-play goal for the Ducks, who roared back from two scoreless periods to reclaim sole possession of the Western Conference lead in a lively meeting of division leaders. John Gibson mad... More>>

Moc netters drop Citadel 6-1

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (GoMocs.com)--The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team snapped a two-match slide with a strong 6-1 win over The Citadel Sunday. The Mocs swept the doubles and won five of six singles to even their Southern Conference record at 1-1. “It was fun to finally get on our outdoor courts,” stated UTC head coach Carlos Garcia. “There was a great crowd and a great atmosphere with the students returning from spring break. “ Juniors Luke Saunders and John Peacey teame... More>>

Flames char Choctaws in GSC doubleheader Video included

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CLEVELAND, TN (goleeflames.com)--The Lee baseball team battled back from behind to win the opening game of a Sunday Gulf South Conference doubleheader, 8-6 and then coasted to a 9-0 victory over visiting Mississippi College in the second game of the twinbill.The victories improved Lee's overall record to 15-7-1 and evened its GSC mark to 6-6-1. Mississippi College dropped to 7-13 overall and 2-11 in conference play. The Flames will go after the series sweep at Olympic Field on Monday afternoo... More>>

7th-seeded Spartans head for Charlotte to take on Georgia

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Michigan State, always dangerous when spring gets close, is headed for a warmer climate as the No. 7 seed in the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament. The Spartans (23-11), who led Wisconsin most of the way Sunday before falling in the Big Ten title game in overtime, take on 10th-seeded Georgia (21-11) on Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. Coach Tom Izzo's team qualified for the tournament for the 18th year in a row, tying a Big Ten record (Indiana, 1986-20... More>>

Fifth-seeded Arkansas faces No. 12 Wofford

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The fifth-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks face 12th-seeded Wofford on Thursday in Jacksonville, Florida. The Razorbacks (26-8) sport a dynamic duo in Bobby Portis, the coaches' pick for Southeastern Conference player of the year, and Michael Qualls. Arkansas also is smarting from a 15-point loss to No. 1 overall seed Kentucky in the SEC Tournament title game. The Terriers (28-6) had to win the Southern Conference Tournament championship game to earn the league's automatic... More>>

Harvard makes 4th straight NCAA trip, Roy Williams his 21st

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Harvard is becoming a regular in the NCAA Tournament. Nothing like North Carolina coach Roy Williams, though. Williams is making his 21st straight NCAA Tournament appearance with his Tar Heels earning the fourth seed in the West and a matchup against No. 13 seed Harvard. The Tar Heels (24-11) had the Atlantic Coast Conference championship within reach before a couple of turnovers set Notre Dame loose on a game-turning run. The Tar Heels are led by junior guard Marcus... More>>

Rebels, Cougars just happy to get into First Four field

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - The Mississippi Rebels are delighted - and relieved - to be packing their bags for a surprising trip to Dayton. After losing four of their last five games including a first-round loss in the SEC Tournament, the Rebels (20-12) survived three days sitting on the bubble to draw fellow-No. 11 seed BYU (25-9) in the First Four on Tuesday at the University of Dayton. The winner takes on sixth-seeded Xavier (21-13) on Thursday in Jacksonville, Florida. Andy Kennedy's Rebels hung ... More>>

Kurt Busch earns strong finish in return to racing

In this May 22, 2014, file photo, Kurt Busch, left, walks with Patricia Driscoll before qualifying for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Terry Renna) In this May 22, 2014, file photo, Kurt Busch, left, walks with Patricia Driscoll before qualifying for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
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AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - After nearly four months of off-track drama, Kurt Busch was finally able to get back into a car and focus only on racing again. It was liberating for the maligned driver. Busch made his season debut Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, where he finished fifth in his first race since his NASCAR suspension ended earlier this week. The 2004 champion was suspended two days before the season-opening Daytona 500 for an alleged domestic assault on an ex-girlfriend. He miss... More>>

Alabama fires basketball coach Anthony Grant after 6 seasons

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has fired men's basketball coach Anthony Grant, who led the Crimson Tide to just one NCAA Tournament berth in six seasons. Athletic director Bill Battle said in a statement that he informed Grant of his decision on Sunday. Battle says he feels "it is in the best interests of the basketball program to make a change in leadership." The Tide is 18-14 and lost to Florida Thursday in its first game of the Southeastern Conference tournament. That followed Grant's fir... More>>

UTC defeats Boston Univ in USF Invitational finale

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CLEARWATER, Fla. (GoMocs.com) – The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team (17-7) defeated Boston University at Eddie C. Moore Field, Sunday in a 6-1 offensive outburst. Chattanooga totaled nine hits and five RBI during the six and half inning victory. Sarah Beth Roberts, Criket Blanco and Kailey Palazzolo collected multiple hits and freshman Cori Jennings moved to 7-3. Chattanooga struck for three runs in the first inning, taking a 3-0 advantage early. J.J. Hamill reached on ... More>>

Lady Mocs split Day 2 of USF Invitational

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CLEARWATER, Fla. (GoMocs.com) – The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team ended the day on a high note as the Mocs defeated the Black Knights, 6-0 after falling to Syracuse, 2-4 on Saturday at the Eddie C. Moore Complex in Clearwater, Fla. Junior Criket Blanco led the Mocs with four hits in the doubleheader while Taylor Deason fired a three-hit shutout against Army. Game 1: Chattanooga 2, Syracuse 4 The Orange opened the game with a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. S... More>>

Bautista homers, Jays rough up Teheran and Braves

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Jose Bautista hit a two-run homer, Jose Reyes had a run-scoring triple and a double, and a Toronto Blue Jays split squad roughed up Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves for a 10-5 victory Sunday. Teheran, set to start the Braves' opener for the second straight year, allowed nine hits and six runs over 3 1-3 innings. Bautista added an RBI single and walk to his homer, and Reyes scored three times for Toronto. Marco Estrada, bidding for a spot in the Toronto rotation, gav... More>>

Kentucky beat No. 21 Arkansas 78-63 in SEC tourney final

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Willie Cauley-Stein scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and top-ranked Kentucky never trailed in beating No. 21 Arkansas 78-63 on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game. The Wildcats (34-0) are only the fourth team to go into the NCAA Tournament undefeated since Indiana finished off the last perfect season with a title in 1976. They paired their 28th SEC tournament title with their 46th regular season championship. Andrew Harrison also... More>>

Georgia State wins Sun Belt, first NCAA berth since 2001

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - R.J. Hunter, the coach's son, made two free throws with 21.6 seconds left and Georgia State survived two last-second, 3-point attempts Sunday to beat Georgia Southern 38-36 in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship game. Georgia State (24-9), in its second season in the Sun Belt, will make it third appearance in the NCAA Tournament and first since 2001. Kevin Ware scored 18 points for Georgia State, the only double-figure scorer in the low-scoring game, while Hunte... More>>

Hawks sign Daye for depth while Scott is out with broken toe

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ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks have signed forward Austin Daye to a 10-day contract to provide depth while Mike Scott recovers from a broken toe. Scott, a backup forward, hurt his left big toe Wednesday night at Denver. The injury was initially diagnosed as a strain before tests revealed the fracture. Scott is to be examined by a foot specialist in Atlanta on Monday. Scott is averaging 7.5 points in 62 games, all coming as a reserve for the Eastern Conference-leading Hawks. Daye averaged 4.... More>>

Roadrunner Lady Netters get split

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Mobile, Ala. (dsroadrunners.com)– The Dalton State women's tennis team split on the first day of this weekend's SSAC round-up at the Mobile Tennis Center. They then turned things around in the Saturday night cap by defeating Belhaven University. “The girls played well today,” Coach Michel Bates said. “We lost a couple of close matches, but competed very well against William Carey. I'm particularly proud of the win over Belhaven.” The Lady Raiders fell 6-3 to William Carey University to begi... More>>

Georgia Northwestern Exposure Clinic deemed as a success

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ROSSVILLE, GA (GNTC)----The Georgia Northwestern Athletic Department got the jump on recruiting for 2015 and beyond as they held their first-ever exposure clinic on Saturday (March 14) at the Rossville Athletic Center. Coaches from various sports were on hand to watch high school athletes – and perhaps future Bobcats and Lady Bobcats – go through different skill drills and to answer questions from both players and parents about attending and perhaps one day suiting up for the Navy-and-Silver... More>>

Cornerback Perrish Cox to AP: he has 3-year deal with Titans

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NASHVILLE, TN (AP)--Cornerback Perrish Cox has agreed to a three-year contract with the Titans, giving Tennessee a much-needed veteran in the secondary. Cox confirmed the deal to The Associated Press by text message Saturday night. The NFL Network first reported the deal. Cox, 28, spent the past two seasons in his second stint with San Francisco, and is coming off his best year. The four-year veteran started 14 games and intercepted five passes while also having 53 tackles. Coming out of Okla... More>>

Simmons homers, gets 3 hits as Braves beat Astros

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Andrelton Simmons homered among his three hits and drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Houston Astros 6-5 on Saturday night. Simmons missed the first week of spring games because of an oblique strain. The shortstop is 5 for 9 in three games since his return to the lineup. Veteran left-hander Wandy Rodriguez, bidding for a spot in the Braves' rotation, allowed two hits over four scoreless innings. He walked three and struck out two while lowering his E... More>>

Sano hits long HR, Twins beat Cardinals

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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Minnesota Twins prospect Miguel Sano hit a long, two-run homer Saturday in a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Sano, a 21-year-old third baseman, missed last season because of Tommy John surgery. He connected off Cardinals reliever Tyler Lyons for a deep drive to left field. Twins starter Ricky Nolasco allowed one run in three innings. Michael Wacha pitched three scoreless innings in his second outing for the Cardinals. He allowed two singles and struck out two, exten... More>>

Al Rosen, AL MVP with Indians in 1953, dies at 91

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Al Rosen, the muscular third baseman who won the 1953 AL MVP and played on the last Cleveland Indians team to win the World Series, has died. He was 91. The Indians said Rosen died Friday night. The team did not provide any other details. Rosen played his entire career with Cleveland from 1947-56. He was a member of the Indians' 1948 World Series title team - he played only five games that season and got one at-bat in the win over the Boston Braves. In 1953, Rosen batted .336... More>>

No. 1 Kentucky steamrolls Auburn 91-67 in SEC semifinal

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NASHVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Willie Cauley-Stein scored 18 points and Andrew Harrison added 15 for No. 1 Kentucky, which routed depleted Auburn 91-67 Saturday to reach the Southeastern Conference Tournament final and run its record to 33-0. The Wildcats had their way against a short-handed opponent. Forward Jordon Granger was suspended for fighting in Friday's semifinal win over LSU, and just before tipoff Auburn announced the suspension of forward Cinmeon Bowers for a potential rules violation. The... More>>

Dodgers OF Puig ill, scratched from lineup

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been scratched from the lineup because of an illness. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Puig arrived at training camp on Saturday feeling sick to his stomach. "We sent him home," Mattingly said. Puig was scheduled to be the designated hitter against Cleveland. Yasmani Grandal replaced him. Puig, an All-Star last year, is batting .214 in six spring games with one home run and three RBIs. More>>

Dalton State Golf Teams Will Compete at LPGA Course

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Daytona Beach, Fl. (dsroadrunners.com)– Dalton State golf coaches continue to build toward the mid-April Southern States Athletic Conference tournament in Montgomery by playing the best opponents to prepare them for golf championships. This week is no exception. Both teams compete Monday and Tuesday in the Eagle Invitational at the LPGA facility near here. The NAIA men's national tournament will be held at the LPGA in May, while the women will compete at Savannah Quarters in Pooler, Ga. The ... More>>

Mississippi State receiver Wilson arrested on drug charges

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ANDALUSIA, Ala. (AP) - Mississippi State wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson and three others have been arrested on drug charges in south Alabama. Covington County Jail officer Melissa Leslie said Saturday that Wilson and the others are charged with marijuana possession second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia. She says they were arrested at about 9:20 p.m. Friday in River Falls, Alabama. Calls to River Falls police weren't immediately returned. Police Chief Greg Jackson tells WSFA-TV (h... More>>

Brainerd, Central fall in TSSAA state quarterfinals Video included

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It wasn't the greatest of days for Chattanooga prep basketball, first it was Brainerd, falling in the early game compliments of CPA and then Chattanooga Central, falling to Ripley in Thursday's late game. More>>

Baylor Baseball Coach Gene Etter announces retirement

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Baylor's head baseball coach Gene Etter is retiring following the 2015 season.The 75-year-old coach made the announcement in a team meeting Friday. More>>

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  • Detroit's Martinez hitless in return; Braves win 5-3

    Detroit's Martinez hitless in return; Braves win 5-3

    Sunday, March 22 2015 4:28 PM EDT2015-03-22 20:28:00 GMT
    SPORTS - Atlanta BravesSPORTS - Atlanta Braves
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Victor Martinez returned to the Tigers' lineup Sunday but was hitless in the Detroit split squad's 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves. The slugger, who underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee in February, went 0-3 with a strikeout in his Grapefruit League debut. "It feels great to get the first one out of the way," Martinez said. Martinez said the injury caused him to flash back to 2012, when a torn ACL in the same knee forced him to miss the entire sea...More
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Victor Martinez returned to the Tigers' lineup Sunday but was hitless in the Detroit split squad's 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves. The slugger, who underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee in February, went 0-3 with a strikeout in his Grapefruit League debut. "It feels great to get the first one out of the way," Martinez said. Martinez said the injury caused him to flash back to 2012, when a torn ACL in the same knee forced him to miss the entire sea...More
  • Stults, Johnson lead split squad Braves over Nationals 5-2

    Stults, Johnson lead split squad Braves over Nationals 5-2

    Saturday, March 21 2015 4:51 PM EDT2015-03-21 20:51:06 GMT
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Eric Stults gave up two runs and five hits in five innings as the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 5-2 Saturday in a game between split squads. Stults, making a bid to become the Braves' fifth starter, allowed three hits and two runs in the third inning. Jonny Gomes hit a two-run single in the fourth inning for Atlanta to tie it at 2. Washington starting pitcher Taylor Jordan allowed one hit and no runs in three innings. Kelly Johnson remained hot at the pla...More
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Eric Stults gave up two runs and five hits in five innings as the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 5-2 Saturday in a game between split squads. Stults, making a bid to become the Braves' fifth starter, allowed three hits and two runs in the third inning. Jonny Gomes hit a two-run single in the fourth inning for Atlanta to tie it at 2. Washington starting pitcher Taylor Jordan allowed one hit and no runs in three innings. Kelly Johnson remained hot at the pla...More
  • Braves lose as Wainwright pitches 4 scoreless in first spring start

    Braves lose as Wainwright pitches 4 scoreless in first spring start

    Saturday, March 21 2015 4:39 PM EDT2015-03-21 20:39:20 GMT
    SPORTS - Atlanta BravesSPORTS - Atlanta Braves
    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Adam Wainwright pitched four innings of four-hit ball in his spring training debut, and the St. Louis Cardinals scored in the bottom of the ninth to beat an Atlanta Braves' split squad 1-0 Saturday. Wainwright walked one and struck out three. His first start was delayed after he sustained a mild abdominal strain early in camp. Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward grounded into a double play and singled to right against his former team. Carlos Martinez, bidding for a spot...More
    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Adam Wainwright pitched four innings of four-hit ball in his spring training debut, and the St. Louis Cardinals scored in the bottom of the ninth to beat an Atlanta Braves' split squad 1-0 Saturday. Wainwright walked one and struck out three. His first start was delayed after he sustained a mild abdominal strain early in camp. Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward grounded into a double play and singled to right against his former team. Carlos Martinez, bidding for a spot...More
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  • Baylor Baseball Coach Gene Etter announces retirement

    Baylor Baseball Coach Gene Etter announces retirement

    Friday, March 13 2015 11:58 PM EDT2015-03-14 03:58:38 GMT
    Baylor's head baseball coach Gene Etter is retiring following the 2015 season.The 75-year-old coach made the announcement in a team meeting Friday.More
    Baylor's head baseball coach Gene Etter is retiring following the 2015 season.The 75-year-old coach made the announcement in a team meeting Friday.More
  • Brainerd, Central fall in TSSAA state quarterfinals

    Brainerd, Central fall in TSSAA state quarterfinals

    Friday, March 13 2015 1:06 AM EDT2015-03-13 05:06:29 GMT
    It wasn't the greatest of days for Chattanooga prep basketball, first it was Brainerd, falling in the early game compliments of CPA and then Chattanooga Central, falling to Ripley in Thursday's late game.More
    It wasn't the greatest of days for Chattanooga prep basketball, first it was Brainerd, falling in the early game compliments of CPA and then Chattanooga Central, falling to Ripley in Thursday's late game.More
  • Rhea County welcomes Vols' Dave Serrano

    Rhea County welcomes Vols' Dave Serrano

    Tuesday, March 10 2015 12:44 AM EDT2015-03-10 04:44:52 GMT
    EVENSVILLE, TN (WRCB)-- Rhea County High School Head Baseball Coach Rusty Ray rolled out the red carpet Monday night in Evensville, welcoming Tennessee Volunteers' diamond boss Dave Serrano as the guest speaker for the Golden Eagles' annual dinner banquet.Serrano, who's guided the Volunteer baseball program since arriving in Knoxville in 2011, spoke passionately to the packed crowd in the school's auditorium.But the Vols Head Baseball Coach's address it didn't focus so much on hitting, runnin...More
    EVENSVILLE, TN (WRCB)-- Rhea County High School Head Baseball Coach Rusty Ray rolled out the red carpet Monday night in Evensville, welcoming Tennessee Volunteers' diamond boss Dave Serrano as the guest speaker for the Golden Eagles' annual dinner banquet.Serrano, who's guided the Volunteer baseball program since arriving in Knoxville in 2011, spoke passionately to the packed crowd in the school's auditorium.But the Vols Head Baseball Coach's address it didn't focus so much on hitting, runnin...More
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