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Vols practice Monday before holiday break

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KNOXVILLE, TN (WRCB)---The Tennessee Vols have one more practice set for Monday before heading off for Christmas break and the TaxSlayer bowl that is less than two weeks away. Sunday, the team took to Neyland Stadium as they prepare for the Iowa Hawkeyes Janaury 2nd in Jacksonville, Florida.Head Coach Butch Jones getting the team ready for the game and the time off that comes with the holiday,For Jones, "keeping focus" is the working mantra. " You constantly try to educate them. They have kin... More>>

Wilson, Seahawks close in on NFC West title

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Seattle set a franchise record with 596 yards of offense and the streaking Seahawks closed in on another NFC West title with a 35-6 romp over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night. Seattle (11-4) moved into a tie with Arizona (11-4) for first in the NFC West and the Seahawks hold the tiebreaker by virtue of two wins over the Cardinals. Wilson had the longest run of his career (55 yards) and matched the longest... More>>

Report: Former Clemson QB Chad Kelly arrested

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo News reports former Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly was arrested over the weekend after an altercation at a downtown Buffalo restaurant. The newspaper says Kelly was arrested early Sunday after allegedly punching a bouncer for refusing to leave the establishment. A police report says the 20-year-old Kelly then allegedly scuffled with officers while being removed from a pickup which police stopped nearby. Kelly faces numerous charges, including resisting arrest,... More>>

Showdown for AFC North title moves to SNF prime time

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NEW YORK (AP) - The showdown for the AFC North title will be played in prime time. NBC says next week's meeting between the Bengals and Steelers in Pittsburgh will be on "Sunday Night Football." The winner will be division champion. The NFL does not designate a Sunday night game for Week 17 at the start of the season, waiting to see which matchup has the most intriguing playoff implications. The Steelers (10-5) beat Kansas City 20-12 on Sunday to clinch a postseason berth. Cincinnati (9-4-1) ... More>>

Alabama survives scare; beats Appalachian State 60-59

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Michael Kessens scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Alabama hold off Appalachian State 60-59 on Sunday. Kessens' basket at the 2:34 mark gave Alabama a 60-56 lead. Dustin Clarke answered with a 3-pointer with 1:56 left to pull Appalachian State within one, but Frank Eaves' contested 3-pointer with 2 seconds left hit off the side of the backboard. Levi Randolph had 14 points for Alabama (8-3). Ricky Tarrant added 11 points and Jimmie Taylor had seven blocks... More>>

Middle Tennessee beats Tennessee State 65-47

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Jacquez Rozier scored a career-high 18 points, and Middle Tennessee sealed a 65-47 victory over Tennessee State with a late run on Sunday. Reggie Upshaw's dunk put Middle Tennessee (7-5) up 53-42 with 4:45 left, sparking a 10-2 Blue Raiders run while halting Tennessee State's 10-1 run to get within nine. Upshaw made all three of his field goal attempts and both of his free throws to finish with eight points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Rozier was 6 of 7 from the f... More>>

LeBron scores 25 as Cavaliers tame Grizzlies 105-91

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CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James had 25 points and 11 assists, Dion Waiters scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Cleveland Cavaliers handled one of the Western Conference's best teams, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 105-91 on Sunday. James scored 16 in the second half and the Cavs shot a season-best 61 percent from the field to improve to just 3-6 against West teams. Anderson Varejao scored 18 and Kyrie Irving had 17 points and 12 assists for the Cavs, who are 11-3 since their... More>>

Romo, Cowboys reach playoffs in 42-7 rout of Colts

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing. The Cowboys (11-4) emphatically ended a three-game home losing streak, scoring touchdowns on their first four possessions to take the NFC East. Dallas had an opening for its first division title and postseason berth since 2009 because of Philadelphia's 27-24... More>>

Gaines, Thornton pace Georgia to easy win over Seton Hall

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Kenny Gaines scored 15 points, Marcus Thornton added 13 and Georgia easily beat Seton Hall 65-47 on Sunday night. Playing their best game of the season, the Bulldogs (6-3) had been off since beating Colorado at home Dec. 7. Fresh legs helped Georgia outrebound the Pirates by 19 and outscore them 16-0 on fast break points. Brandon Mobley, Khadeen Carrington and Desi Rodriguez each scored eight points to lead Seton Hall (9-2). The Pirates were coming off a 20-point victory at... More>>

Mocs Down Aggies to Win Christmas Classic Title

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (GoMocs.com)--- For the third straight game and fourth of the last five, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team held its opponent to less than 50 points and claimed the Christmas Classic title with a 58-43 win over North Carolina AT in the tournament finale. The Mocs, with their fifth straight win, are now 9-3 on the year and will head to San Antonio for the UTSA Holiday Classic later this week. The Aggies close the tournament at 1-1 and are ... More>>

Documents: QB Winston cleared in conduct hearing

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been cleared of the allegations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing this month. The hearing focused on sexual assault allegations a former student brought against Winston two years ago. A prosecutor decided not to criminally charge him, citing a lack of evidence. Former Florida Supreme Court judge Major Harding wrote in a letter to Winston that the evidence was ... More>>

Panthers beat Browns 17-13, move into first place

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and the Carolina Panthers defeated the Cleveland Browns 17-13 on Sunday to take over sole possession of first place in the NFC South. The victory sets up a winner-take-all showdown next Sunday at Atlanta between the Panthers (6-8-1) against the Falcons (6-9) for the division title. The winner will join the 2010 Seattle Seahawks as the only teams in NFL history to reach the postseason in a non-strike-shortened seaso... More>>

Zach Randolph out for Grizzlies

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph will miss his first game this season because of sore and swollen right knee. Randolph, averaging 16.1 points and 11.4 rebounds, was injured during Friday night's loss to Chicago, which ended Memphis' six-game winning streak. He played just 22 minutes. Randolph did not travel to Cleveland for Sunday's game against the Cavaliers. Coach David Joerger did not say who will replace Randolph in the starting lineup. The team says results of his MRI exa... More>>

Jones returns, Falcons beat Saints 30-14

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday. Matt Ryan completed 30 of 40 passed for 322 yards and a touchdown, and Devonta Freeman ran for a 31-yard score for Atlanta (6-9), which can win the NFC South by beating Carolina next week. The Saints (6-9), who committed three turnovers in the fourth quarter, lost their fifth straight at home and ... More>>

Vintage baseball league wants two Chattanooga teams in 2015 Video included

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB)-- Tennessee's Vintage Baseball Association says it plans on adding two new teams for 2015, both planned for the Scenic City. League President Trapper Haskins tells Channel 3 Sports that the league's board voted last month to expand by two teams, with both squads destined for Chattanooga, bringing the statewide total to 10 teams. Haskins says the league is planning to hold a recruitment and sign-up event for Saturday, January 17th ... More>>

Moc matmen fall to Old Dominion 25-12

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NORFOLK, VA (GoMocs.com)--The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team dropped another hard-fought match against No. 22 Old Dominion Saturday. The loss is the third in a row for Chattanooga who is 3-3 overall. The Monarchs improved to 3-2 with the win. The match was much closer than the final score indicated, with ODU winning six of 10 individual bouts. Chattanooga gave up two pins that allowed Old Dominion to distance itself in the dual. “We wrestled hard today,” stated head coa... More>>

Rinne picks up 21st win as Predators beat Wild 6-5 in OT

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Mattias Ekholm scored his first goal of the season 1:45 into overtime, lifting Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators to a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Rinne made 22 saves for his NHL-leading 21st win. Ekholm circled from behind the net and flipped a pretty wrist shot past Niklas Backstrom. The nice move silenced the crowd, which just moments earlier erupted when Thomas Vanek sent the game to overtime with 48 seconds to play. More>>

Korver leads Hawks over Houston 104-97

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HOUSTON (AP) - Kyle Korver scored 22 points, including seven points late, to help the Atlanta Hawks hold on for a 104-97 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night. The game was tied with three minutes left before Atlanta used a 7-0 run to make it 97-90 with just under a minute to go. Korver hit one of his four 3-pointers during that run. Atlanta made seven free throws down the stretch, with four from Korver, to secure the victory. The Hawks led by 16 points, but Houston used a big third ... More>>

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight boxing champion has been hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia. Spokesman Bob Gunnell said Saturday night that the 72-year-old boxing great is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition. Gunnell says Ali was admitted to an undisclosed hospital on Saturday. He says Ali's prognosis is good because the pneumonia was caught early and that a short hospital stay is expected. He says no other de... More>>

Bobcats fall to Hines Prep 80-74

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ROSSVILLE,GA (bobcatscountry.com)---The Hines Prep Academy (N.C.) Knights arrived in Rossville a little later than expected Friday night, but made up for it by staying a little late. In what turned out to be a thrilling contest, the Knights held Georgia Northwestern without a field goal in overtime and left town with an 80-74 victory at the Rossville Athletic Center. Hines led 30-17 at the midway point of the first half, but the Bobcats battled their way back, thanks to the long-range shootin... More>>

Ex-NBA player Carl Herrera wounded in Venezuela

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Officials say former NBA player Carl Herrera has been shot and wounded during an apparent robbery attempt in Venezuela. The country's prosecutor's office says the shooting occurred Saturday in a restaurant on Margarita Island. The Venezuelan newspaper El Universal says he is in stable condition at a hospital. Herrera was a power forward during the 1990s for Houston, San Antonio, Vancouver and Denver, scoring more than 2,400 points over a nine-year career. Now 48, he'... More>>

Patriots ruin Roadrunners' Christmas Classic Video included

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DALTON, GA (dsroadrunners.com)--The Dalton State Basketball Roadrunners only hit a couple of three-point-shots all night and only hit 27.5% (14-51) from the floor, but still had a genuine shot at coming away with a Saturday win over the University of the Cumberlands. The Patriots connected on 5-15 from long-range. A battle between two excellent NAIA schools saw the Williamsburgh, Kentucky school edge Dalton State, 48-47, in the final game of the Booster Club's Holiday Classic. A Mashburn Aren... More>>

Lady Mocs best Morgan State 55-40 Video included

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (GoMocs.com)--- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team used a 17-0 run in the second half to pull away from Morgan State and grabbed a 55-40 win on Day One of the Chattanooga Christmas Classic. The Mocs improve to 8-3 overall and will host North Carolina AT Sunday afternoon while Morgan State drops to 2-9 on the year and will take on Tennessee Tech in the early game. Chattanooga led from start to finish but the Bears managed to cut the score to... More>>

Eagles near elimination, fall 27-24 to Redskins

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LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles are on the brink of elimination from the playoff race after a 27-24 loss to the Washington Redskins on Saturday. Kai Forbath kicked 26-yard field goal with 5 seconds remaining to snap the Redskins' six-game losing streak. The Eagles lost their third in a row to fall to 9-6. They need the Dallas Cowboys to lose their final two games to have a shot at repeating as NFC East champs. The Redskins improved to 4-11. Robert Griffin III returned as the Wash... More>>

No. 11 Lady Vols trounce No. 7 Stanford 59-40 Video included

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ariel Massengale scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half Saturday as No. 10 Tennessee breezed past No. 7 Stanford 59-40 for its fifth consecutive victory. Tennessee (9-2) led from start to finish and was never seriously threatened as it ended a three-game losing streak in the series. Stanford went scoreless for an eight-minute stretch and made just one basket in the last 10 minutes of the first half. Stanford (6-4) has lost consecutive games for the first time si... More>>

No. 15 Georgia survives test from Furman 58-51

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Shacobia Barbee scored a career-high 25 points to go with 12 rebounds and five steals as No. 15 Georgia scored the last seven to close out Furman 58-51 on Saturday. Krista Donald's layup with 4:34 gave the Bulldogs (11-0) the lead for good and Barbee's 3-pointer from the right wing made it 56-51 with 1:53 to play. Marjorie Butler made a pair of free throws to cap the scoring with 29 seconds left. Allison Beasley's 3-pointer gave Furman (9-4) its last lead at 46-45. Georgia ... More>>

Kentucky scores first 24 points, beats UCLA 83-42

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CHICAGO (AP) - Devin Booker had 19 points and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game's first 24 points in an 83-42 victory over UCLA on Saturday. Aaron Harrison added 15 points, and the Wildcats (12-0) handed the Bruins (8-4) one of their most-lopsided losses ever. The first meeting between the storied programs in eight years turned ugly as soon as the game started, with Kentucky dominating UCLA in every possible way. The 24-0 run at the start of the game was eight shy of the record between two Divis... More>>

Mitchell, Georges-Hunt spark Georgia Tech past Vanderbilt

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ATLANTA (AP) - Charles Mitchell tied a career high with 19 points and Marcus Georges-Hunt added 14 points to help Georgia Tech beat Vanderbilt 65-60 on Saturday. Damian Jones and Josh Henderson each finished with 12 points for Vanderbilt (7-3), which was coming off consecutive wins over Purdue and Western Kentucky. Georgia Tech (8-2) has won five of six. The Yellow Jackets made the right adjustments at halftime with the Commodores leading by eight, getting back on defense quicker and getting ... More>>

Georgia's Bauerle can return to coaching immediately

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - After being barred from the deck for the past year, longtime Georgia swimming coach Jack Bauerle will return for the team's next meet. Bauerle was sanctioned this week by the NCAA for rules violations involving a star swimmer, but the ruling was not clear on exactly when the coach could return from the suspension. On Friday, the school said Bauerle can coach at practice immediately and lead Georgia's team at a Jan. 3 meet hosted by South Carolina. Bauerle is one of the nati... More>>

Twins select Chattanooga, Rochester 2015 skippers

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have hired former Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade to run their top farm team. The Twins announced their 2015 minor league staff assignments Friday, with Quade joining the organization for the first time. He'll be the manager at Triple-A Rochester. Quade took charge of the Cubs late in the 2010 season and managed them again in 2011. Doug Mientkiewicz, who was a candidate for the major league manager job that went to Paul Molitor, was moved up a level to m... More>>

Tennessee forward McGhee out at least 6-8 weeks

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee forward Jabari McGhee is expected to miss at least six to eight weeks after surgery on his right foot. McGhee, a 6-foot-8 freshman, was injured Wednesday in an 83-72 loss at North Carolina State. Coach Donnie Tyndall announced the severity of the injury Friday after a 61-58 victory over Tennessee Tech. McGhee is averaging 4.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 12.9 minutes per game. His injury adds to Tennessee's frontcourt depth problems. The Volunteers don't have a s... More>>

Vols close strong to beat Tennessee Tech at home, 61-58

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The Tennessee Vols opened a four-game holiday homestand with a 61-58 victory over Tennessee Tech on Friday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. The Vols improved to 5-4 while Tech fell to 6-5. More>>

Mocs win streak snapped at MTSU, 68-58

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The Chattanooga Mocs dropped a 68-58 decision on the road to a hot-shooting Middle Tennessee squad in Murphy Center Friday night. The loss evens Chattanooga's record to 6-6, while the Blue Raiders improve to 6-5. More>>

Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

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Phelps entered his plea to a charge of driving under the influence in Baltimore City District Court on Friday morning. More>>

Vols' Hurd cited for underage drinking

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Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd has been cited for underage drinking. More>>

Vols land former Alabama RB, transfer from Junior-College

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Tennessee has announced the signing of junior-college running back Alvin Kamara, who began his college career at Alabama. More>>

Jaguars hand Titans 9th straight loss

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 Jordan Todman juked one defender and stiff-armed another on his way to a 62-yard touchdown run that helped the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 21-13 on Thursday night. More>>

6-year-old has devastating reaction to Titans loss Video included

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Eli Easton, 6, can't take it anyone. His father posted a video on YouTube of Eli reacting to Sunday's loss to the New York Jets.

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UTC Women drop another Top-10, No. 7 Stanford falls at McKenzie, 54-46 Video included

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Despite not scoring a single field goal in the final 11:26 of the game, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga came away with an enormous 54-46 upset of No. 7 Stanford Wednesday night at the McKenzie Arena. The Mocs have won 43 of their last 44 games at home. More>>

UTC Women's basketball schedule benefiting from Coach Foster's connections Video included

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There's a lot more give than take when you interview lady mocs head coach jim foster. But when you do take, it's usually gold. Little tid-bits that don't make us question how he's been able to schedule 3 top-10's, 2 of them at home. The next, stanford wednesday night. More>>

Mocs shoot the lights out against Northern Kentucky, 93-81 Video included

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Greg Pryor and Ronrico White combined for 44 points to lead the Chattanooga Mocs to a 93-81 win over Northern Kentucky in a shootout. Pryor's 24 was a career high as his Mocs shot a season-high 62.8 percent making 27 of 43 shots. More>>

Vic Grider to once again coach South Pittsburg

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After two years off from coaching, Vic Grider will once again wear the headset that he previously wore for 16-years at South Pittsburg. More>>

Titans send Locker to IR, Whitehurst takes over

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Jake Locker's season is over and now that the Titans have placed him on injured reserve with an injured left shoulder, it's likely so is his time in Tennessee. More>>

Vols land 4-star LB Kirkland Jr. for Class of 2015

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The Vols have landed 4-star linebacker recruit Darrin Kirkland for the class of 2015. He's the 25th verbal which has the Vols ranked with the fifth best recruiting class for 2015. More>>

Cleveland's Crawford leaves Blue Raiders for Brentwood and family

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Ron Crawford has stepped down as Head Coach at Cleveland High School. Crawford spent three seasons with the Blue Raiders and will now return to Brentwood High School where he previously spent more than a decade coaching. More>>

Bryant's 3 TD catches pace Cowboys over Eagles 38-27

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dez Bryant caught a career-best three touchdown catches from Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys rallied to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-27 on Sunday night after wasting a 21-0 lead. DeMarco Murray had a pair of TD runs to help the Cowboys (10-4) move ahead of the Eagles (9-5) into first place in the NFC East. The Eagles dominated the Cowboys in a 33-10 road win on Thanksgiving, but Dallas takes control of the division with two weeks left. The Cowboys jumped to a 21-0 lead... More>>

#20 UTC Grapplers fall to North Carolina 18-17

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ATLANTA, GA (GoMocs.com)--Bonus points cost the No. 20 Chattanooga Mocs in an 18-17 loss to North Carolina Sunday afternoon. UTC split the 10 matches with the Tar Heels, but gave up three extra points while only scoring two of their own. Chattanooga drops to 3-2 overall while UNC improves to 2-2. The dual match started at 197 with sophomore Scottie Boykin going up against Chip Ness. Boykin scored a takedown in the final frame to post a 6-4 win. It was the first of three wins for the Mocs to o... More>>

Huesman looks past UNH loss, ahead to recruiting

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB)---The 2014 football campaign for UTC is in the books, but working forward and toward next season is already under way for Mocs' Head Coach Russ Huesman and staff.Speaking to Coach Huesman Sunday afternoon at his office, he says Friday night's loss to New Hampshire in the FCS playoff quarterfinals still stings, but he's focusing more on the positives of the past season than the less than glorious conclusion.Despite graduating seniors such as tight end Faysal Shafaat, run... More>>

3 Vol freshmen planning to transfer

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tight end Daniel Helm, defensive end Dewayne Hendrix and running back Derrell Scott have decided to transfer from Tennessee. Coach Butch Jones said after Sunday's practice that the three freshmen would be looking to continue their careers at other schools. Jones said "We thank them for everything they have given to Tennessee and wish them the best in moving forward." Helm, who is from Chatham, Illinois, caught six passes for 37 yards this year while playing in all 12 r... More>>

Jets win 1st road game, beat Titans 16-11

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Chris Ivory scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 3:09 left, and the New York Jets beat the Tennessee Titans 16-11 Sunday in a game marked by a brawl between teams playing only for pride with the loser hoping for better draft position. The Jets (3-11) got their first road win this season in the first NFL game to end with a 16-11 score. They also snapped a three-game skid. Geno Smith threw for 179 yards and a TD. He also was apparently hit by Titans defensive tackle Jur... More>>

Girlfriend: Mitchell in argument before shooting

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The girlfriend of an Auburn University football player who was fatally shot says he was arguing with someone at a party when a third person opened fire. Seventeen-year-old Ayanna Hughuley told The Associated Press that the third man "just started shooting" redshirted freshman Jakell Lenard Mitchell early Sunday at an off-campus apartment complex. She said Mitchell fell on the ground, tried to get up and run, then fell again. She said the other man started shooting Mitchell... More>>

Bryant passes Jordan for 3rd on scoring list

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kobe Bryant has reached rarefied air. The Los Angeles Lakers star passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's career scoring list Sunday night. Bryant entered the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves needing nine points to pass the icon with whom he is often compared. He got the mark with two free throws with 5:24 to play in the second quarter. Now only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone have scored more points than Bryant. The Timberwolves stopped the game, and a Lake... More>>

Harrison leads No. 11 Tennessee over Rutgers 55-45

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Isabelle Harrison scored all 11 of her points in the second half and No. 11 Tennessee used a late run to beat 17th-ranked Rutgers 55-45 on Sunday. It was Harrison's first start since missing five games with a sprained right knee suffered in the opener against Penn. She had played in the last two contests coming off the bench. Trailing 43-39 with 7:14 left in the game, the Lady Vols (7-2) scored 10 straight points, including the first four by Harrison to take control. B... More>>

Broncos' Manning has flu-like symptoms

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning played Sunday's game despite suffering from flu-like symptoms. The Broncos were trying to clinch their fourth straight AFC West title. Despite being ill, Manning completed a 36-yard pass to Demaryius Thomas to help set up Connor Barth's 19-yard field goal and a 30-yarder to Julius Thomas to set up Barth's 26-yard field goal to give the Broncos a 6-0 lead. More>>

Tennessee rallies to beat No. 15 Butler 67-55

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Josh Richardson scored 18 of his 20 points after halftime Sunday, and Tennessee rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit to beat No. 15 Butler 67-55. Butler (8-2) led 37-25 after Kellen Dunham's 3-pointer in the opening minute of the second half, but Richardson scored the game's next eight points to spark a 12-0 run that tied the score. Tennessee took the lead for good on Armani Moore's basket with 6:15 left. Kevin Punter added 18 points for Tennessee (4-3). Richard... More>>

VMI picks Wachenheim as next football coach

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LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - Virginia Military Institute has hired Virginia offensive line coach Scott Wachenheim to be its football coach. Athletic director David Diles made the announcement Sunday. He says Wachenheim rose to the top of the school's list of candidates because of the vision he articulated for the long-struggling Keydets' program and because of his extensive history working and developing recruiting ties throughout Virginia. Wachenheim has been at Virginia since 2011 and had worked f... More>>

Big Ben leads Steelers to 27-20 win over Falcons

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ATLANTA (AP) - Ben Roethlisberger threw for 360 yards, William Gay returned an interception for a touchdown, and the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 27-20 Sunday. The Steelers (9-5) remained a half-game behind Cincinnati in the AFC North with their second straight win. The Falcons (5-9) ensured themselves of a losing season and slipped out of first place in the NFC South. Pittsburgh led 13-0 after Gay picked off Matt Ryan's pass over the middle on the first play of the second... More>>

Former Titans safety charged with DUI

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former Tennessee Titans safety Blaine Bishop is facing drunken driving and speeding charges. The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1A9gk1O) reports Bishop was arrested around 3 a.m. Sunday after he was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 65 in Williamson County. The 44-year-old was also charged with violating the implied consent law. Bishop bonded out at $3,500. The former safety played with the Titans from 1993-2001, and was named to four Pro Bowls. He piled up 788 tackle... More>>

Hertl leads Sharks past Predators 2-0

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Tomas Hertl scored in the first period and Antti Niemi earned his 29th career shutout in his return to the net, helping the San Jose Sharks beat the Nashville Predators 2-0 on Saturday night for their seventh win in eight games. Joe Thornton added an empty-net goal as the Sharks put together one of their most complete performances of the season. They would have won more handily if not for strong play from Pekka Rinne, who made 32 saves for Nashville. Hertl managed to g... More>>

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AUBURN, Alabama (AP) - Auburn freshman football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell has been shot and killed at an apartment complex near the Auburn University campus. Auburn Police Capt. Will Matthews tells The Associated Press that police responded at 12:25 a.m. Sunday to a shots fired call the Tiger Lodge apartment complex, where the 18-year-old Mitchell was found. Mitchell was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Matthews says an investigation is ongoing and no suspects are in custody Mitchell ... More>>

Lady Mocs best UT Martin 65-54 for second straight win

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MARTIN, Tenn. (GoMocs.com) --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team made it a sweep, surging past fellow system school, the University of Tennessee at Martin 65-54 Saturday night at the Elam Center. Sophomores Chelsey Shumpert (Paducah, Ky.) and Jasmine Jones (Southaven, Miss.) along with senior Ka'Vonne Towns (Lilburn, Ga.) combined for 45 of Chattanooga's points. Shumpert scored 13 of her team-high 16 points in the second half along with three assists and a pai... More>>

Tide's big run tops Tennessee Tech 65-53

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Rodney Cooper scored a game-high 23 points and Levi Randolph chipped in with 10 points and five assists to lead Alabama to a 65-53 victory over Tennessee Tech Saturday night. It was a closely contested game until, with the score tied at 43-43 with 13:50 left, the Crimson Tide outscored the Golden Eagles 22-10 to win going away. The final score matched Alabama's largest lead of the game. Tennessee Tech (5-3) scored the first six points of the game and built a 25-12 lead... More>>

Conley's 36 lead Grizzlies past 76ers in overtime

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Mike Conley hit the tying 3-pointer to send the game into overtime and scored a career-high 36 points, leading the Memphis Grizzlies past the Philadelphia 76ers, 120-115 on Saturday night. The Grizzlies rallied from 18 points down over the final 7 minutes of regulation to keep the Sixers winless at home. Conley scored 16 points in the fourth and kept Memphis in the hunt for best record in the Western Conference. Zach Randolph had 24 points and 11 assists. Conley was 13 of ... More>>

15 Mocs Earn Degrees at Fall Commencement

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (GoMocs.com)--Just hours after ending the most successful season in school history, six members of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team joined eight other student-athletes and hundreds of classmates at the 244th Commencement Ceremonies today. The Mocs earned their degrees in the fall festivities at McKenzie Arena. The six members of the football program included Chris Mayes (Health Human Performance), Zack Rayl (Integrated Studies), Faysal Shafaat (Psy... More>>

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

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NEW YORK (AP) - Marcus Mariota has won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the first Oregon player to earn college football's top individual honor. A pinpoint passer with wide-receiver speed, Mariota came into his junior the season as the favorite to win the Heisman and delivered a performance that turned the presentation ceremony into a foregone conclusion. The first Hawaii native to win the Heisman has accounted for a Pac-12-record 53 touchdowns (38 passing, 14 rushing and one receiving) while dir... More>>

District attorney given file in UT rape case

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The investigation into rape allegations against two University of Tennessee football players is complete. According to an email from Knoxville Police spokesman Darrell DeBusk, the case file has been turned over to the Knox County District Attorney's Office. District Attorney General Charme Allen did not immediately reply to an email sent Saturday morning asking whether she intended to pursue charges against Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and cornerback Michael Willi... More>>

Arkansas' Washington, Gaines suspended for bowl

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Senior cornerback Carroll Washington and junior safety Rohan Gaines have been suspended for an unspecified violation of team policy and will miss the Texas Bowl against Texas on Dec. 29. The suspension ends Washington's career. He played in all 12 games this season for the Razorbacks (6-6) and has 17 tackles. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says Gaines could return to the team in January "if he adheres to all the things we ask him to do." Gaines has 59 tackles in 12 game... More>>

Titans place RT Michael Oher on injured reserve

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Titans have placed right tackle Michael Oher on injured reserve with a sore toe on his left foot that kept him out of the past two games. Tennessee announced the move Saturday bringing the number of Titans on injured reserve to 12 this season, including eight starters. Oher signed a four-year, $20 million contract in March with the Titans, bringing him back to his home state. He started the first 11 games this season before he said he heard a pop in warmu... More>>

Mocs fall to New Hampshire 35-30 Video included

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Top-seeded New Hampshire survived several scares before pulling away in the fourth quarter for a 35-30 win over Chattanooga on Friday night in an FCS playoff quarterfinal.
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Woodson leaves Vols, plans to transfer

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall says sophomore forward Dominic Woodson has left the Volunteers and plans to transfer to another university. Tyndall announced Woodson's move Friday. Woodson played in four games for the Volunteers this season averaging 3.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 12 minutes per game. He transferred to Tennessee this summer after leaving Memphis. The 6-foot-10 sophomore thanked Tyndall in a statement but says he wants to move to a school that is a bette... More>>

Auburn hires Muschamp as defensive coordinator

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn hired former Florida coach Will Muschamp as defensive coordinator Friday. A person with knowledge of the move said Muschamp will make $1.6 million a year, making him one of college football's highest paid assistants. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school didn't release terms of the deal. Muschamp coached Florida's final two regular-season games after being fired Nov. 16. He held the defensive coordinator job at Auburn ... More>>

Millsap's 23 points lead Hawks to 9th straight win

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ATLANTA (AP) - Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has no issues with winning ugly as long as his team works hard on defense. "Give the guys credit for finding a way to win a tough game," Budenholzer said. "We weren't very good offensively. We weren't very efficient." Paul Millsap scored 23 points, Al Horford added 17 and the Hawks won their ninth straight game with a 87-81 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night. The winning streak is Atlanta's longest since it opened the 1997-98 season with... More>>

Calhoun stays unbeaten to win AAA football title game

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ATLANTA (AP) - Calhoun scored on a 40-yard double-reverse pass from Baylon Spector to Carson Brown early in the fourth quarter and defeated Washington County, 27-20, to win the Georgia High School Association Class AAA state football title on Friday night at the Georgia Dome. Kaelan Riley, who completed 11 of 22 passes for 164 yards, ran 18 yards for a score in the third quarter after throwing a 7-yard touchdown pass to Cole Jackson in the first quarter as Calhoun (15-0) completed an unbeaten... More>>

Markakis gets $2 million signing bonus from Braves

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ATLANTA (AP) - Nick Markakis will receive a $2 million signing bonus by Jan. 1 as part of his $44 million, four-year contract with the Atlanta Braves. Markakis has annual salaries of $10.5 million as part of the deal, which was announced Dec. 3. He can earn $50,000 for making the All-Star team, winning an MVP award, earning the World Series MVP honor or getting selected the comeback player of the year. Markakis can earn $25,000 apiece for winning a Gold Glove and the League Championship Serie... More>>

Jags' Smith, Redskins' Clark fined $22K for hits

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NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has fined Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith and Washington Redskins safety Ryan Clark $22,050 each for illegal hits during games last weekend. Smith, a rookie, made helmet-to-helmet contact with Houston wide receiver Andre Johnson in the second quarter of the Texans' 27-13 win last Sunday. The blow knocked Johnson's helmet off and he suffered a concussion, knocking him out of the game. Smith was penalized for illegal contact on a defenseless player. Clark wa... More>>

Kentucky's Alex Poythress' season ending knee injury

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky has announced that starting forward Alex Poythress will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a left knee injury in practice on Thursday. The school said in a release that Poythress, a 6-foot-8 junior, tore the left anterior cruciate ligament during practice. A date for surgery has not been set, but recovery typically takes six to eight months. Wildcats coach John Calipari said in the release that the team was devastated when told of Poythress' injury, ad... More>>

Court reinstates suit against Saban's daughter

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court is reinstating a lawsuit filed against the daughter of University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. The justices ruled Friday that a judge in Tuscaloosa was wrong to dismiss the lawsuit against Kristen Saban. The Supreme Court says Sarah Grimes should get to pursue her lawsuit claiming Kristen Saban injured her during a fight after a night of drinking in August 2010. Evidence showed the two were sorority sisters but got into a brawl over a... More>>

Julio Jones misses another practice with hip injury

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Coach Mike Smith says he still expects Julio Jones to play on Sunday against the Steelers after the Falcons' star wide receiver missed his third straight practice with a hip injury. Smith said Friday Jones has been running under the supervision of trainers. Safety William Moore (foot) worked on the side during practice and also is questionable. Smith said, "I'm still confident" Jones and Moore will play. Jones had 11 catches for a team-record 259 yards with one touc... More>>

Titans likely without offensive tackles vs. Jets

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Titans could be without starting offensive tackles Taylor Lewan and Michael Oher for the third straight game with both doubtful for Sunday's game against the New York Jets. Left tackle Lewan was limited Wednesday in practice, but did not work either Thursday or Friday due to a left high ankle sprain. Oher has not practiced all week and got a second opinion on his injured left toe. Lewan says all he can do is keep working to try and get better, though he i... More>>

UTC Mocs vs UNH Wildcats: What you need to know Video included

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UPDATE: Mocs prep for quarterfinal game against New Hampshire Video included

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Eyewitness Sports anchor Paul Shahen talks with Mocs head coach Russ Huesman about Friday night's opponent, the University of New Hampshire Wildcats.  More>>

Rinne wins 19th, Predators beat Coyotes 5-1

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - James Neal had a goal and an assist, Pekka Rinne stopped 31 shots for his NHL-best 19th win, and the Nashville Predators beat slumping Arizona 5-1 Thursday night in the Coyotes' eighth straight home loss. Mike Fisher, Ryan Ellis, Calle Jarnkrok and Olli Jokinen also scored in the Predators' second consecutive win. Mike Ribeiro added his team-best 17th assist in a boo-filled return to Arizona following a summer contract buyout. Antoine Vermette's goal early in the first ... More>>

Huesman's UNH familiarity Video included

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PORTSMOUTH, NH (WRCB) -- Mocs Head Coach Russ Huesman spent 17 years coaching in the Colonial Athletic Association. His defenses have lined up against New Hampshire more times than he can count, but Huesman isn't too sure it will help his Mocs come Friday." The biggest thing that I can help with, maybe tell them take a left or a right to get to the stadium. Other than that, what happened at Richmond or William and Mary is going be much of a factor. They're a different team," said Huesman.Diff... More>>

Lady Mocs drop Belmont 60-48

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (GoMocs.com)---- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team scored a 60-48 win over Belmont Thursday night at the Curb Event Center. The win moves the Mocs to 5-3 overall and drops the Bruins to 2-6 on the year.Sophomore Jasmine Joyner (Southaven, Miss.) had a game-high 13 points with seven rebounds, six blocked shots and four steals. She was joined in double figures by senior Destiny Bramblett (Radcliff, Ky.) who scored nine of her 12 points in the se... More>>

Samford hires Chris Hatcher as football coach

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Samford has hired former Murray State coach Chris Hatcher to lead the football program. The university announced Hatcher's hiring Thursday and will formally introduce him Friday at a news conference. Hatcher has a career record of 121-57 in 15 years as a college head coach at Murray State, Georgia Southern and Valdosta State. He replaces Pat Sullivan, who stepped down because of health issues after eight seasons. Samford President Andrew Westmoreland says Hatcher is th... More>>

Alabama's Amari Cooper wins Biletnikoff Award

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Alabama's Amari Cooper has won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's outstanding receiver. Cooper was presented with the award Thursday night during the College Football Awards Show at Disney. Cooper becomes the first Alabama player to win the award. He joins LSU's Josh Reed in 2001 as the only SEC players to win it. Cooper was selected over finalists Rashard Higgins of Colorado State and West Virginia's Kevin White. Oregon State's Brandin Cooks won the award in ... More>>

Chattanooga dumps The Citadel 67-48 to open SoCon play

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Justin Tuoyo scored 14 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked six shots as Chattanooga defeated The Citadel 67-48 on Thursday night in a Southern Conference opener. Greg Pryor added 11 points for the Mocs (5-5, 1-0), who made 27 of 53 shots, including half of their 16 3-pointers. P.J. Horgan had 17 points, nine rebounds and six blocks for the Bulldogs (4-5, 0-1) with Jake Wright adding 15 points. Pryor's 3-pointer midway through the first half gave the Mocs a 19-9 l... More>>

Oregon's Marcus Mariota wins Davey O'Brien award

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Oregon's Marcus Mariota has won the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award. Mariota was presented with the award Thursday night during the College Football Awards Show at Disney. He becomes the first Oregon player to win the award and second Pac-12 player in the last four seasons, joining 2011 winner Andrew Luck of Stanford Mariota was selected over finalists TCU's Trevone Boykin and Mississippi State's Dak Prescott. Mariota also is a Heisman Trophy finalist. F... More>>

Alvarez to coach Wisconsin in bowl vs Auburn

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MADISON, WI (AP)--Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez will coach the Badgers in the Outback Bowl against Auburn on Jan. 1. Alvarez is replacing Gary Andersen, who abruptly accepted the job as Oregon State coach on Wednesday. Alvarez coached the Badgers for 16 years before taking the athletic director's job. He retired following a 24-10 victory against Auburn in the 2006 Capital One Bowl. Alvarez also was pressed back into service to coach the Badgers in a loss to Stanford in the 2013 Ro... More>>

More TaxSlayer Bowl tickets available for Vol fans Video included

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JACKSONVILLE, FL (UTSports.com)-- The original allocation of tickets to the University of Tennessee for the TaxSlayer Bowl on January 2 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida have been purchased by Tennessee Fund Donors. In an effort to assist other Tennessee fans interested in attending the game, an additional number of tickets will be made available to Vol fans by the bowl. "We are very excited to host the Vol nation in Jacksonville for our Bowl game! In working with Dave Hart and the u... More>>

LeBron James to sit out because of sore left knee

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - LeBron James is sitting out the Cleveland Cavaliers' game at Oklahoma City because of a sore left knee. Cleveland coach David Blatt announced the decision Thursday night during his pregame media session. James has averaged 24.9 points, 9.0 assists and 4.9 rebounds during Cleveland's eight-game winning streak, helping the Cavaliers climb to the top of the Central Division. He entered the day fourth in the NBA in scoring at 24.8 points and second in minutes at 38 a game. Ja... More>>

Sanchez brushes off critics, focuses on Dallas

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Criticism is nothing new for Mark Sanchez, so he easily brushes it aside. After Seattle beat the Philadelphia Eagles 24-14 last week, Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said Sanchez is "impersonating a good quarterback." Sanchez has more important matters to focus on with a first-place showdown against the Cowboys coming up Sunday night. "I guess he doesn't like me. No biggie," Sanchez said with a shrug. "We just worry about the opinion in our locker room. We're poised... More>>

Twins take RHP J.R. Graham in Rule 5 draft

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have selected right-hander J.R. Graham from the Atlanta Braves organization in the major league portion of the annual Rule 5 draft. The pick was made Thursday at the winter meetings in San Diego. The 24-year-old Graham pitched last season for Double-A Mississippi, where he went 1-5 with a 5.55 ERA in 71 1-3 innings with 26 walks and 50 strikeouts in 27 games, including 19 starts. Graham was drafted in the fourth round out of Santa Clara by the Braves in ... More>>

Lawsuit alleges discrimination at MLB headquarters

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NEW YORK (AP) - A New York lawsuit says the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in a management position at Major League Baseball headquarters has faced discrimination over two decades. The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court Thursday by Sylvia Lind. It seeks unspecified damages. Lind names as defendants the league, Commissioner Bud Selig (SEE'-lig) and Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who supervised her. Messages to the league haven't been returned. The lawsuit says Lind is a 48-year-old wo... More>>

Mocs arrive in New Hampshire Video included

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PORTSMOUTH, NH (WRCB)-- The Chattanooga Mocs have arrived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in advance of Friday night's FCS quarterfinal playoff with the Wildcats of The University of New Hampshire. WRCB Sports Director Paul Shahen is with the team and has reports from New Hampshire tonight at 6 11. More>>

Locker focusing only on next 3 games with Titans

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jake Locker was the Titans starting quarterback. Then he was benched, forced to watch a rookie take his job. It has made this season one of Locker's toughest challenges. If that wasn't enough, due to an injury to rookie Zach Mettenberger, Locker is once again Tennessee's starter. But with three games left this season, Locker doesn't see it as an audition for another team - to him, it's simply another chance to play with his teammates. Locker says thinking of the future... More>>

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch has surgery on left foot

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kyle Busch underwent successful surgery on his left foot Thursday at a Charlotte, North Carolina hospital. The surgery was to relieve recurring inflammation in Busch's foot. Joe Gibbs Racing said in a statement the procedure was done by Dr. Robert Anderson of OrthoCarolina. Busch is expected to recover in time for the start of the 2015 season, which opens at Daytona International Speedway in February. Busch is entering his 11th full season in the Sprint Cup Series. He f... More>>

AP sources: Twins, Ervin Santana near $55M deal

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Two people with direct knowledge of the deal say the Minnesota Twins and free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana are working to finalize a four-year contract worth $55 million. The agreement was reached Thursday in San Diego at baseball's winter meetings. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been signed. They said Santana's guarantee will include a $1 million buyout of a fifth-year option on the contract. The Twins ag... More>>

Panthers' Newton not worried about when he'll play

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton is not worried about when he'll return to the football field - he says he's just happy to be alive. The Panthers quarterback spoke to the media for about seven minutes Thursday, saying "as far as when I'm coming back, who cares? I'm just thankful to have breath in my lungs." Newton returned to the team's facility two days after a two-car accident left him with two fractures in his lower back. He did not practice and his playing status will be reevaluated next... More>>

Falcons still control their fate in 'crazy' NFC South

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - It's possible 5-8 never looked so good. The Atlanta Falcons can't finish the regular season with a winning record. Yet they've played just well enough to control their fate in the much-ridiculed NFC South. Atlanta, which plays the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, is coming off a Monday night loss at Green Bay. Despite the loss, the Falcons still lead the division with a tiebreaker edge over the New Orleans Saints. Wide receiver Roddy White calls the playoff race "craz... More>>

Ganassi and Harry Scott to field 1 Xfinity entry

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Chip Ganassi and Harry Scott Jr. have teamed to field one car in NASCAR's Xfinity Series next season. The entry will be run by Chip Ganassi Racing and will race under the name HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi. The No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro will be shared by Kyle Larson, the reigning Sprint Cup Series rookie of the year, and Dylan Kwasniewski, who just finished his first season in NASCAR's second-tier series. Mike Shiplett will crew chief. Shiplett has been a crew chie... More>>

Kevin Harvick named Driver of the Year

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick has been named Driver of the Year by a panel of broadcasters and journalists. Harvick won the final two races of the season to earn his first career Sprint Cup title. He won five races in his first season with Stewart-Haas Racing, and it included three in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Harvick received 13 of the 16 votes cast by motorsports journalists who vote for just one driver. IndyCar champion Will Power, Nationwide Series ... More>>

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It appears the Chattanooga Lookouts Baseball Club has found new owners. Channel 3 Sports confirmed Wednesday night that an agreement of sale has been reached between current owner Frank Burke and two Atlanta area businessmen. More>>

Heisman finalists headline College Football Awards

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper are up for three of the 10 awards that will be handed out during Thursday night's College Football Awards Show at Disney. Mariota is a finalist for both the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award and the Maxwell Award as the nation's outstanding collegiate player. He's also the front-runner to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday. The O'Brien Award has been a Heisman predictor recently, with... More>>

Hawks beat 76ers 95-79 for 8th straight win

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ATLANTA (AP) - Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap each scored 17 points and Atlanta beat the Philadelphia 76ers 95-79 on Wednesday night, giving the Hawks their longest winning streak in 17 years. Korver sank five 3-pointers as Atlanta (15-6) won its eighth straight - the Hawks' longest since an 11-0 start to the 1997-98 season. DeMarre Carroll had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Atlanta. The Hawks averaged 104 points in their first seven wins of the streak, but they had to rely on defense against Ph... More>>

Mocs practice before heading north to New Hampshire Video included

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB)- The UTC Mocs got one last practice in at Finley Stadium Wednesday before heading northward to Durham, New Hampshire Thursday for the FCS football quarterfinal playoffs. The Mocs face the University Of New Hampshire Wildcats Friday night at Cowell Stadium, where the home team hasn't lost in it's last 13 contests. Speaking Tuesday at their weekly media luncheon, Mocs defensive end Keionta Davis is looking forward to the trip. " Going on the road is fun, I t... More>>

Attorney for Titans' Hill calls allegation false

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The attorney for Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Sammie Hill says a woman's allegation he sexually assaulted her is false and an attempt at extortion. Attorney Ed Garland issued a statement Wednesday night saying Hill had consensual sex and is cooperating with an investigation by the Atlanta Police Department. Atlanta police confirmed Monday they were investigating a woman's report that Hill sexually assaulted her after first contacting Houston police on Dec. 5. Atla... More>>

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ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have released new renderings of their planned suburban stadium that show a hotel and office building towering beyond the right-field stands. The four images focus on the multi-use development around SunTrust Park, which is set to open in 2017 in Cobb County. It will replace Turner Field near downtown Atlanta, the team's home since 1997. In addition to the hotel and office tower, the Braves say there will be restaurants, retail shops and housing around the sta... More>>

NFL team owners approve new personal conduct policy

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IRVING, Texas (AP) - NFL owners approved changes to the personal conduct policy Wednesday, but Commissioner Roger Goodell will retain authority to rule on appeals. A special counsel for investigations and conduct will oversee initial discipline, Goodell said. The commissioner also may appoint a panel of independent experts to participate in deciding an appeal. The players' union has sought negotiations with the NFL on any revamping of the policy, and said Tuesday it would "reserve the right t... More>>

Extension for Vols' Jones includes buyout increase

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Butch Jones' contract extension increases the buyout he would have to pay if he chooses to leave before the end of the next two seasons. Under terms of the contract addendum released Wednesday, Jones would owe the university $4 million if he chose to leave before March 2016. He'd owe $3 million if he opted to leave between March 1, 2016, and Feb. 28, 2017. He would owe $2 million if he chose to depart from March 1, 2017, to Feb. 29, 2020. Jones' origina... More>>

Titans stumbling toward worst season since '94

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - First-year Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt is done making predictions now that his talk of hosting a playoff game has been replaced with Tennessee competing for the top overall draft pick. Things have gone downhill in a hurry. The Titans, heading for their worst season in 20 years, are underdogs at home Sunday against the New York Jets in a matchup of 2-11 teams. They have lost 10 of the last 11 and could match the 2-14 mark in 1994 with three games left for a franchise th... More>>

Despite 'up and down' season, Georgia aims for top 10 finish

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Although Georgia fell short of its goal of reaching the College Football Playoff, Bulldogs coach Mark Richt says there is still a chance to end an "up and down season" on a high note. Richt says, "We have a chance to finish in the top 10 in the country - which is where I think a lot of people would like to be." That would mean the 12th-ranked Bulldogs (9-3, 6-3 SEC) beating No. 20 Louisville (9-3, 5-3 ACC) on Dec. 30 in the Belk Bowl. Richt and Louisville coach Bobby Pe... More>>

WR Jones, S Moore making improvement for Falcons

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Star receiver Julio Jones and safety William Moore are making improvement from injuries as the Atlanta Falcons prepare to face the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Falcons limited their work to a walk-through Wednesday, looking to recover from a Monday night loss to the Green Bay Packers. But coach Mike Smith said Jones and Moore would not have been able to practice, even if it had been a normal workout. That said, Smith says he remains confident that both players will be a... More>>

TSSAA approves proposal to fine schools for publicly criticizing officials

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The Legislative Council of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) approved a proposal Wednesday that could results in fines of $500 for schools whose coaches or administrators criticize game officials. More>>

Tennessee to face Bowling Green for 2015 season opener

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Bowling Green replaces the original opponent for the Vols 2015 season opener, UAB, who announced the discontinuation of their football program last week. More>>

Mocs double up on NAIA's Montreat, 104-50 Video included

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Chattanooga Mocs junior Eric Robertson scored a career-high 16 points in a 104-50 win over visiting Montreat College Monday night. Robertson led six Mocs in double digits on the night. More>>

Vols land in TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Iowa

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The University of Tennessee football team will make its sixth appearance in the TaxSlayer Bowl (formerly known as the Gator Bowl) and its first since 1994, as the Vols have accepted an invitation to play against the University of Iowa on January 2 in Jacksonville, Fla. More>>

Mocs blast past Indiana State and into quarterfinal at New Hampshire

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Control what you can control. It is a time-honored mantra. The eighth-seeded Chattanooga Mocs did just that in a 35-14 FCS Playoff win over visiting Indiana State. UTC controlled the clock by holding the ball for nearly 43 minutes, or 71.6 percent of the game. More>>

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    ATLANTA (AP) - Nick Markakis will receive a $2 million signing bonus by Jan. 1 as part of his $44 million, four-year contract with the Atlanta Braves. Markakis has annual salaries of $10.5 million as part of the deal, which was announced Dec. 3. He can earn $50,000 for making the All-Star team, winning an MVP award, earning the World Series MVP honor or getting selected the comeback player of the year. Markakis can earn $25,000 apiece for winning a Gold Glove and the League Championship Serie...More
    ATLANTA (AP) - Nick Markakis will receive a $2 million signing bonus by Jan. 1 as part of his $44 million, four-year contract with the Atlanta Braves. Markakis has annual salaries of $10.5 million as part of the deal, which was announced Dec. 3. He can earn $50,000 for making the All-Star team, winning an MVP award, earning the World Series MVP honor or getting selected the comeback player of the year. Markakis can earn $25,000 apiece for winning a Gold Glove and the League Championship Serie...More
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    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Two people with direct knowledge of the deal say the Minnesota Twins and free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana are working to finalize a four-year contract worth $55 million. The agreement was reached Thursday in San Diego at baseball's winter meetings. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been signed. They said Santana's guarantee will include a $1 million buyout of a fifth-year option on the contract. The Twins ag...More
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Two people with direct knowledge of the deal say the Minnesota Twins and free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana are working to finalize a four-year contract worth $55 million. The agreement was reached Thursday in San Diego at baseball's winter meetings. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been signed. They said Santana's guarantee will include a $1 million buyout of a fifth-year option on the contract. The Twins ag...More
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    ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have released new renderings of their planned suburban stadium that show a hotel and office building towering beyond the right-field stands. The four images focus on the multi-use development around SunTrust Park, which is set to open in 2017 in Cobb County. It will replace Turner Field near downtown Atlanta, the team's home since 1997. In addition to the hotel and office tower, the Braves say there will be restaurants, retail shops and housing around the sta...More
    ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have released new renderings of their planned suburban stadium that show a hotel and office building towering beyond the right-field stands. The four images focus on the multi-use development around SunTrust Park, which is set to open in 2017 in Cobb County. It will replace Turner Field near downtown Atlanta, the team's home since 1997. In addition to the hotel and office tower, the Braves say there will be restaurants, retail shops and housing around the sta...More
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  • Lang leads No. 6 Texas over No. 4 Tennessee 72-59

    Lang leads No. 6 Texas over No. 4 Tennessee 72-59

    Sunday, November 30 2014 9:40 PM EST2014-12-01 02:40:00 GMT
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Kelsey Lang scored 18 points and No. 6 Texas continued its torrid start with a 72-59 win over No. 4 Tennessee, snapping a five-game losing streak in the rivalry. The victory was another important step in Texas coach Karen Aston's mission to return the Longhorns to the nation's elite programs. Once a women's basketball powerhouse, Texas has struggled to be a factor nationally or in the Big 12 over the last decade. But Texas started this season ranked in the Top 10 and back...More
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Kelsey Lang scored 18 points and No. 6 Texas continued its torrid start with a 72-59 win over No. 4 Tennessee, snapping a five-game losing streak in the rivalry. The victory was another important step in Texas coach Karen Aston's mission to return the Longhorns to the nation's elite programs. Once a women's basketball powerhouse, Texas has struggled to be a factor nationally or in the Big 12 over the last decade. But Texas started this season ranked in the Top 10 and back...More
  • UTC Mocs earn first round bye in FCS playoffs

    UTC Mocs earn first round bye in FCS playoffs

    Sunday, November 23 2014 1:23 PM EST2014-11-23 18:23:22 GMT
    The UTC Mocs learned Sunday morning they have earned a first round bye in FCS playoffs and will host the winner of the Eastern Kentucky/Indiana State game. More
    The UTC Mocs learned Sunday morning they have earned a first round bye in FCS playoffs and will host the winner of the Eastern Kentucky/Indiana State game. More
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  • Vic Grider to once again coach South Pittsburg

    Vic Grider to once again coach South Pittsburg

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 12:07 AM EST2014-12-17 05:07:56 GMT
    After two years off from coaching, Vic Grider will once again wear the headset that he previously wore for 16-years at South Pittsburg.More
    After two years off from coaching, Vic Grider will once again wear the headset that he previously wore for 16-years at South Pittsburg.More
  • Cleveland's Crawford leaves Blue Raiders for Brentwood and family

    Cleveland's Crawford leaves Blue Raiders for Brentwood and family

    Monday, December 15 2014 4:53 PM EST2014-12-15 21:53:50 GMT
    Ron Crawford has stepped down as Head Coach at Cleveland High School. Crawford spent three seasons with the Blue Raiders and will now return to Brentwood High School where he previously spent more than a decade coaching.More
    Ron Crawford has stepped down as Head Coach at Cleveland High School. Crawford spent three seasons with the Blue Raiders and will now return to Brentwood High School where he previously spent more than a decade coaching.More
  • Friday Night Football Highlights and Scoreboard Nov. 28

    Friday Night Football Highlights and Scoreboard Nov. 28

    Saturday, November 29 2014 12:24 AM EST2014-11-29 05:24:55 GMT

     Few local teams remain fighting for a State Title in Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina. Catch all the scores here. Highlights will be loaded after the 11pm show.

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     Few local teams remain fighting for a State Title in Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina. Catch all the scores here. Highlights will be loaded after the 11pm show.

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