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Preds lose 5th straight as Isles win 4-3

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Brock Nelson scored with 6:08 left, helping the New York Islanders rally after blowing a two-goal lead in the third period with a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. With the win, the Islanders moved back atop the Metropolitan Division ahead of the idle Rangers and swept the season series with Nashville for the first time. The Islanders had been 2-7-0 all-time in Nashville, which came into the game second in the Western Conference. Jaroslav Halak ma... More>>

Roadrunners escape SSAC first round, down Brewton-Parker 68-64

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WRCB)-- The Dalton State Roadrunners ran into some unexpected trouble in the first round of the Southern States Athletic Conference basketball tournament Thursday night.The top seeded Roadrunners played ninth seed Brewton-Parker at Montgomery's Cramton Multiplex, the Barons were 21 point losers to DSU late last month. But Brewton-Parker hung tough, allowing an 18-4 Roadrunner lead early in the first half, but eventually losing 68-64 to Dalton State. DSU's SSA... More>>

Hunter makes Twins return in 9-8 win over Red Sox

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Torii Hunter drove in a run in his first plate appearance with the Minnesota Twins in eight years, helping defeat the Boston Red Sox 9-8 on Thursday night. Hunter, who spent his first 10 seasons with the Twins, finished 1-for-3. Dustin Pedroia had three hits, including a grand slam, for the Red Sox and scored two runs. Red Sox starter Joe Kelly, hoping to solidify an uncertain rotation, gave up four runs and seven hits in 1 2/3 innings. Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson, c... More>>

Kentucky women advance in SEC, 67-61 over Vanderbilt

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Jennifer O'Neill scored 19 points and Linnae Harper 18 to lead sixth-seeded and No. 12-ranked Kentucky to a 67-61 win over No. 11-seed Vanderbilt in the second round of the SEC tournament on Thursday. The Wildcats (21-8) face the third-seeded and No. 11-ranked Mississippi State in Friday's quarterfinals. Kentucky led 54-42 after Bria Goss and Alexis Jennings made two free throws each after a foul and a technical foul on Vanderbilt with 8:57 to play. The Commodores qui... More>>

FIU hangs on for 59-54 win over Middle Tennessee

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MIAMI (AP) - Adrian Diaz scored 17 points, 11 of them in the second half, to lift Florida International to a 59-54 win over Middle Tennessee on Thursday night. Daviyon Draper added 14 points, including the go-ahead jumper, while Dennis Mavin sank 10 of his 12 free throws and finished with 12 points for FIU (14-16, 7-10 Conference USA), which snapped a three-game skid. Trailing by nine early in the second half, FIU took the lead with a 15-2 run capped by a 3-pointer from Ray Rodriguez to make ... More>>

Portis scores 24 to lead No. 18 Arkansas to wild 78-74 win

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Michael Portis scored 24 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead No. 18 Arkansas to a 78-74 victory over South Carolina on Thursday night. The Razorbacks (24-6, 13-4 Southeastern Conference) trailed by 11 points with 7 minutes left in a wild game during which they led by 20 in the first half With the win, Arkansas clinched second place in the SEC and will be on the opposite side of the league tournament bracket from No. 1 and undefeated Kentucky. South Carolina (14... More>>

Pence breaks arm in Giants win over Cubs

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - San Francisco outfielder Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the Giants' 8-6 victory over a Chicago Cubs split-squad Thursday. One of the clubhouse leaders for the World Series champions, the quirky Pence has played in 383 straight games - the longest active streak in the majors - since the Giants traded for him in July 2012. He hit .277 with 20 homers and 74 RBIs last year. He ... More>>

Lady Dawgs down Mizzou 75-64 in SEC second round

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Tiaria Griffin scored 21 points, Krista Donald added 13 points and 15 rebounds, and the 10th-seeded Georgia women beat No. 7 Missouri 75-64 in the SEC tournament second round on Thursday. Griffin and Erika Ford made back-to-back jumpers to spark a 10-1 run that put Georgia (19-11) up 66-55 with 2:26 to play. The Bulldogs will play No. 2 seed and fifth-ranked Tennessee on Friday. Georgia went in front for good with 10 straight points, leading 13-7 at the 11:24 ma... More>>

Lady Mocs face Furman in SoCon's second round

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (GoMocs.com) --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga blew past UNCG 78-44 in the opening game of the Southern Conference Tournament and advance to take on fifth-seeded Furman Friday morning at the U.S. Cellular Center in the semifinals. Chattanooga shot 57.4 percent for the game, 61.3 percent in the second half, to win its 23rd consecutive game and seventh straight SoCon Tournament game. Sophomore Jasmine Joyner (Southaven, Miss.) led the Mocs with a career-high 22 poi... More>>

Lady Aggies top Auburn 57-47 in SEC tourney

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Courtney Williams led a balanced attack with 14 points to lead No. 18 Texas AM, the fifth seeded, to a 57-47 win over 13th-seeded Auburn in the second round of the SEC tournament on Thursday. Achiri Ade, Courtney Walker and Chelsea Jennings each added 10 points for the Aggies (23-8), who face fourth-seeded LSU on Friday. Tra'Cee Tanner scored 14 points, Katie Frerking had 13 with 10 rebounds and Brandy Montgomery scored 13 for the Tigers (13-18). Texas AM used a 9-0 r... More>>

Preds' Ribeiro sued by former nanny

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Mike Ribeiro's former nanny in Texas is suing the Predators center for assaulting her and his wife for threatening her in 2012. In the lawsuit obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, A.T. alleges Ribeiro caused "bodily injury" and asks for more than $1 million in damages along with other relief. The lawsuit was filed the lawsuit July 24 in Collin County District Court in Texas. Ribeiro's attorney Brian Lauten issued a statement Thursday and said he would not discuss... More>>

East-leading Hawks face LeBron in possible playoff preview

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ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks are blowing away everyone in the Eastern Conference. Yet, there's always a sense that LeBron James will be standing in the way when they get to the playoffs. That scenario adds an extra bit of intrigue to Friday night's matchup in Atlanta between the Hawks and James' Cleveland Cavaliers. The front-running Hawks (48-12) insist they're not treating this game any different. Of course, that's what you would expect from the team with a double-digit lead in the East... More>>

Teheran, Simon make spring debuts; Tigers beat Braves 6-4

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LAKELAND Fla. (AP) - Julio Teheran allowed one run in a two-inning spring debut, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 6-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. Teheran is expected to be the Braves' opening-day starter. He allowed three hits and walked one. Joey Terdoslavich had a double and scored two runs for the Braves. Alfredo Simon made his Tigers debut and didn't allow a run while striking out one in two innings. He came over to the Tigers in an offseason trade with the Cincinnati Reds... More>>

Moc softballers bound for Florida & Stetson

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (GoMocs.com)– After being snowed out last weekend, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team travels south to Deland, Fla. to compete in the Stetson Tournament, March 6-8. The Mocs (11-4) open against Kansas (17-1) on March 6 at 1:30 p.m. ET; followed by a contest versus Stetson (10-3) at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7 features games against Kansas at 11 a.m. and LaSalle at 1:30 p.m. Consolation and championship games will close out the tournament on Sunday, M... More>>

Jackson's 25 leads Lady Hogs over Mississippi 72-61

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Jessica Jackson had 25 points and eight rebounds Thursday to lead ninth-seeded Arkansas over No. 8 seed Mississippi 72-61 in the second round of the SEC tournament. Jackson was 3 of 7 from 3-point range and scored five of her points as the Razorbacks (17-12) pulled away with 11 straight to lead 53-39 with 8:44 left. Ole Miss (17-13) closed within 63-55 with 1:41 left, but Arkansas made 9 of 10 free throws from there. Calli Berna had 14 points and Kelsey Brooks a... More>>

Atlanta Hawks unveiling Dominique Wilkins statue

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ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks and city officials are set to unveil a statue honoring legendary forward and Dominique Wilkins. The city and the team are expecting to unveil a more than 13-foot tall granite sculpture of Wilkins outside Philips Arena Thursday afternoon. Officials say the sculpture will be available for public viewing on Friday. Wilkins now serves as vice president of basketball for the Hawks, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006 and finished... More>>

Georgia Tech's Georges-Hunt to miss ACC tournament

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ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech star Marcus Georges-Hunt will miss the ACC tournament because of a broken foot. He fractured the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot early in Tuesday night's 81-49 loss to No. 19 North Carolina. Georges-Hunt is Georgia Tech's leading scorer. The junior swingman is averaging 13.6 points and 5.5 rebounds, the Yellow Jackets' only player scoring in double figures this season. Georgia Tech finished its regular season at 12-18 overall and 3-15 in the Atlantic Coast ... More>>

Prosecutors: No charges for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

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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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware prosecutors say they will not file criminal charges against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch following allegations of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend. NASCAR officials indefinitely suspended Busch last month after a Delaware Family Court judge said the former champion almost surely choked and beat Patricia Driscoll inside his motorhome at Dover International Speedway last fall. But the Delaware attorney general's office said Thursday that there was not enough eviden... More>>

Hawks sign Jarell Eddie to 10-day contract

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ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard Jarell Eddie to a 10-day contract. Eddie, from Virginia Tech, averaged 11.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 37 games this season with the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. He won the D-League 3-point contest during the NBA'S All-Star weekend. Eddie was with the Hawks in training camp and played in three preseason games. More>>

Moc grapplers bound for Asheville, SoCon tourney

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (GoMocs.com)----The Chattanooga Mocs are off to the 78th annual Arby's Southern Conference Tournament in Asheville, N.C., this weekend. The Mocs have won 28 SoCon Tournament titles since joining the league in 1978, including each of the last four and nine of the last 10. The Tournament is in conjunction with the SoCon Men's and Women's Basketball Championships for the first time since 1995. Wrestling takes place at UNC Asheville's Kimmel Arena on Saturday, March 7. Action begi... More>>

Peyton Manning back for 18th season, signs contract

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning has passed his physical and signed his revised contract Thursday. The five-time MVP agreed to a $4 million pay cut to $15 million, but he can earn all of it back through incentives. Manning mulled retirement after the Broncos' playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts. But he determined he still had the health and hunger to keep playing at age 39. Manning, who won a title with the Colts in 2006, met with Broncos general manager John Elway a few weeks ago af... More>>

#17 ranked Lady Mocs clobber UNC-Greensboro 78-44 Video included

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Jasmine Joyner had a career-high 22 points as top-seeded and No. 17-ranked Chattanooga women beat eighth-seeded UNC-Greensboro 78-44 in the opening game of the Southern Conference tournament on Thursday. Chelsey Shumpert added 13 points and Destiny Bramblett 10 for the Mocs (27-3), who won their 23rd straight. Joyner shot 9 of 10, blocked four shots and grabbed 10 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season. Chattanooga will face the Samford-Furman winner in th... More>>

TSSAA postpones state basketball tournament

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A full schedule of times will be released later today, according to the TSSAA website. More>>

Lady Mocs SoCon Quarterfinal Game Notes from UTC

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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team secured its 19th Southern Conference regular season title and will be the No. 1 seed for the 15th time since 1984. The Mocs will take on No. 8 UNCG at Noon on Thursday, March 5 at Kimmel Arena. More>>

2015 CFC Schedule is out

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Chattanooga FC released it's schedule. The season opens on May 9th, their first home game of the season is on May 23rd. More>>

Foster, not a fan of Conference Tournaments, but intends to win SoCon Tournament

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Before the Lady Mocs use their 15th number one seed in the Southern Conference Tournament since 1984, let's get one thing straight. Hall of Fame Head Coach Jim Foster is not, I repeat, is not a fan of conference tournaments. More>>

Mocs' Boyle earns SoCon's wrestler of year honors

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SPARTANBURG, SC (GoMocs.com)---- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Sean Boyle is the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Year, the league office announced Wednesday. Boyle is ranked No. 8 in the nation at 125 pounds and is 27-5 overall. Boyle is the seventh student-athlete in UTC history to grab the SoCon Wrestler of the Year award, and the first since Cody Cleveland (2008-11) in 2009. Boyle is the first 125-pounder to earn the award since The Citadel's Ryan McClester in 2004. He ... More>>

SEC women hoops start times earlier due to incoming ice, snow

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference is moving up the start times for two opening-round games in its women's basketball tournament as a winter storm bears down on central Arkansas. The first game of the tournament, between Auburn and Florida, will tip off Wednesday at 4 p.m. Central - two hours earlier than initially scheduled. The day's second game, between Alabama and Vanderbilt, will start 25 minutes after the Auburn-Florida game ends. This year's tournament is at Ver... More>>

Kentucky now 30-0, rallying to beat Georgia

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - No. 1 Kentucky overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half to keep its perfect season intact, beating Georgia 72-64 on Tuesday night. The Wildcats (30-0, 17-0 Southeastern Conference) had won their previous five games by an average of 24 points. They were really challenged in this one by Georgia (19-10, 10-7), which had the sellout crowd roaring when Yante Maten tipped in a miss of his own shot to put the Bulldogs up 56-47 with 9 minutes remaining. But Kentucky showed ... More>>

Schneider, Devils hand Predators 4th straight loss

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Cory Schneider made 33 saves, and the playoff-hopeful New Jersey Devils beat NHL-leading Nashville 3-1 on Tuesday night, sending the Predators to their season-worst fourth straight loss. Adam Larsson and Eric Gelinas scored first-period goals in front of a sparse crowd that came out on a snowy night. Mike Cammalleri was awarded a goal with 1:14 remaining in the game. Mike Fisher had the lone goal for Nashville (41-17-7), which entered the night with a league-leading 89 poi... More>>

Moody's 25 boosts Ole Miss past Alabama 82-74

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Stefan Moody scored 25 points, 22 in the second half, and Ladarius White added 19 to help Mississippi beat Alabama 82-74 on Tuesday night. Moody hit 13 of 14 free throws and White made 4 of 5 shots from distance. Aaron Jones added 10 points as Mississippi (20-10, 11-6 Southeastern Conference) recorded its seventh 20-win in nine years. Mississippi trailed 43-38 early in the second half before going on a 17-3 run for a 55-46 advantage. Six Ole Miss players scored during ... More>>

Hayward, Cousins lead Jazz past Grizzlies, 93-82

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors scored 21 points each, Rudy Gobert added 15 points and a career-best 24 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 93-82 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night. Rodney Hood finished with 13 points for Utah, shot 45 percent and won its third straight. Courtney Lee led Memphis with 18 points, while Marc Gasol finished with 17 points and eight rebounds. Rookie Jordan Adams added 13 points on 6-for-8 shooting, while Mike Conley scored ... More>>

Teague, Horford help Hawks rally from 18 down, beat Houston

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ATLANTA (AP) - Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Al Horford added 18 and the NBA-leading Atlanta Hawks rallied from an 18-point deficit to win their fifth straight game, 104-96 over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. James Harden, the league's leading scorer, was serving a one-game suspension and did not play for Houston, but the Rockets led for the most of the game until Teague's 3-pointer with 4:24 remaining put Atlanta up 91-90. Houston forced a couple of ties in the closing minutes, but ne... More>>

UTC Men and Women take home SoCon Awards

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Tuoyo, Payne and Foster take home major SoCon awards. More>>

Central and Brainerd are state bound

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Central and Brainerd are state bound. Scores and highlights from TSSAA Boys Sectionals. More>>

Ryan "Blue Chip" Martin takes Scenic City into ring with him Video included

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Life is good for Chattanooga native and current pro boxer Ryan Martin. Martin was in town celebrating his 22nd birthday last week and if his 11-0 start continues, there will be a lot more celebrating inside the ring down the road. More>>

BREAKING: MLB allows sale of Lookouts to Hardball Capital

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New big league affiliate (Minnesota) and as of Monday afternoon, new owner. The Lookouts have officially been sold to Hardball Capital out of Atlanta, Georgia. More>>

Record turnout for UTC Pro Day as Tull shines through injury Video included

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Most of the time, you can tell the outcome of a big of play by watching the reaction of the crowd. The oohs, aahhs and turning of heads can indicate the initial impression of what just happened. There was a little bit of that today at the annual University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Football Pro Day. More>>

Central Boys win Region Title and one of 3 girls teams advance to state Video included

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Central boys win region, McMinn Central Girls advance to state. Highlights and scores from those games and more. More>>

Roadrunners ready to tee up golf season

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ALBANY, GA (dsroadrunners.com) – The Dalton State men's golf team will tee-off the spring portion of the schedule schedule Monday and Tuesday in the Doublegate Invitational at Doublegate Country Club in Albany. The Roadrunners are # 11 in the Golfstat NAIA rankings and have been voted # 14 in the Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll. “I'm very excited about getting the spring part of our schedule started,” said DS Men's Golf Coach Ben Rickett. “Practice hasn't been ideal the last few weeks, bu... More>>

DSU Lady linksters get first ever win at Callaway Gardens

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PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (dsroadrunners.com) - The Dalton State women's golf team has started the spring portion of the schedule on a positive note.The Lady Roadrunners fired a consistent team total of 317 each day Saturday and Sunday to come away with a win in the Callaway Women's Collegiate at the Par 71 Lake View Course at Callaway Gardens.It was the first win ever for the new Dalton State women's golf program. The Roadrunners are in the first year of competition and are already ranked 8th in the... More>>

Meet Signal Mountain's new football coach Ty Wise Video included

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SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN (WRCB)--Signal Mountain new head football coach Ty Wise meets and greets Eagle parents and boosters after officially getting the job.The Pensacola, Florida native says his family fell in love with the Volunteer State on a recent vacation." We visited Pigeon Forge and just took a real liking to the area and the state of Tennessee," said the newly hired coach.Wise, most recently of Graceville High in northwest Florida, says he saw the opening at Signal Mountain, applied for ... More>>

Lady Mocs: We know we're in everyone's SoCon crosshairs Video included

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB)-- Fresh off their convincing regular season win over ETSU Saturday, the 18th ranked and Southern Conference unbeaten UTC Lady Mocs know they're the team everyone is gunning for in the conference tournament later this week in Asheville, North Carolina. Sophomore Jasmine Joyner, who had her sixth double-double of the year Saturday, summed it up as the top seeded Lady Mocs play Thursday against UNC-Greensboro." Everyone is coming out for us," says Joyner. " No game is goin... More>>

Moc Basketball Brain Trust Wade, Foster speak to Chatt QB Club Video included

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) ---Just in time for the Southern Conference basketball tournament which begins Thursday in Asheville, North Carolina, UTC hoops fans can get the inside scoop from both Mocs' coaches. Mocs Head Coach Will Wade and Lady Mocs Head Coach Jim Foster are the featured speakers for the Chattanooga Quarterback Club's weekly luncheon, set for noon Monday at the Finley Stadium Club.The public is cordially invited.The meal costs $10, for brown bag attendees, only $4 gets you in the... More>>

Moc Lady Netters beat UT-Martin 5-2

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (GoMocs.com)--The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team won its second straight match with a 5-2 victory over UT Martin today. Despite the chilly weather, the Mocs competed in singles on the outdoor UTC Tennis Courts and took four of the six matches. Action started with singles play, and junior Alison Storie gave the Mocs a 1-0 lead with her (6-3, 6-1) win over Tamara Klimek at No. 6. Storie remains undefeated in spring singles action with her seventh str... More>>

Lady Cats topple No. 2 South Carolina 67-56

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Jennifer O'Neill and Makayla Epps combined for 22 second-half points and No. 13 Kentucky made 27 free throws in beating No. 2 South Carolina 67-56 on Sunday, denying the Gamecocks an unbeaten season in Southeastern Conference play. The Wildcats shot just 32 percent from the field but succeeded in getting to the foul line and converting 27 of 35 chances for their biggest win this season. They also left the Gamecocks tied with Tennessee atop the SEC, though South Carolina ... More>>

Lady Vols breeze past Vandy 79-49 Video included

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ariel Massengale scored 26 points and tied a school single-game record with eight 3-pointers Sunday to help No. 6 Tennessee beat Vanderbilt 79-49 in the regular-season finale for both teams. Massengale went 8 of 11 from 3-point range and Tennessee (25-4, 15-1 Southeastern Conference was 12 of 22 from beyond the arc. It was the last regular-season home game for Tennessee seniors Cierra Burdick, Ariel Massengale and Isabelle Harrison, who each received a framed jersey an... More>>

Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

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HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday, winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Johnson, a six-time Cup champion, started near the back after failing to get in a qualifying run because of inspection issues. But the No. 48 Chevrolet was the fastest car on the track at the end of the weekend, cruising across the finish line a comfortable 1.803 seconds ahead of Kevin Harvick. It was the 71st victory of Johnson's care... More>>

Minnie Minoso, Chicago's 1st black major league baseball player dies

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CHICAGO (AP) - Major league baseball's first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death Sunday morning. Minoso homered in his first Chicago at-bat in 1951. There is some question about his age but the White Sox say he was 90. Minoso played 12 of his 17 seasons in Chicago, hitting .304 with 135 homers and 808 RBIs for the White Sox. The White Sox retired his No. 9 in 1983 and there is a statue of Minoso at U.S. Cellular Field. Minoso ... More>>

Signal Mountain football tabs Wise as new head coach Video included

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SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN (WRCB)--- Signal Mountain High School formally introduced the team's new head football coach to players, parents and team boosters Saturday night.The Eagles hiring Ty Wise, most recently of Graceville High School in the Florida panhandle where he served as head coach and athletic director.Prior to coaching, Wise played center at the University of Miami and for four NFL teams in the early 2000's.Wise succeeds Bill Price, the program's only coach in the school's seven years ... More>>

Hawks rest 4 players, still top Heat 93-91

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MIAMI (AP) - Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Dennis Schroder added 16 points and 10 assists and the intentionally depleted Atlanta Hawks still had enough to beat the Miami Heat 93-91 on Saturday night. Kent Bazemore scored 15, including a big 3-pointer with about a minute left that gave the Hawks an 89-80 lead. John Jenkins scored 12 for Atlanta, which turned 23 Miami turnovers into 31 points. Dwyane Wade scored 22 points for Miami, which fell to 10-17 at home and still remains in the No. 7 sp... More>>

A & M cruises past Auburn 80-55

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Jalen Jones scored 19 points as Texas AM ran away from Auburn 80-55 on Saturday night. KT Harrell scored 18 points in leading the Tigers (12-17, 4-12 SEC), who were without second-leading scorer Antoine Mason (15.1 points per game). Mason was with his family following the death of his father, former NBA forward Anthony Mason, on Saturday morning. AM honored Anthony Mason with a moment of silence prior to the game. AM (20-8, 11-5 SEC), which hadn't won more than e... More>>

Wofford beats Furman 62-60 for SoCon regular season crown

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Lee Skinner scored 17 points and Wofford held off Furman 62-60 in the final minutes on Saturday to claim the Southern Conference regular season championship. Wofford (25-6, 16-2) has a first-round bye and plays its first tournament game in the quarterfinals on March 7th. Spencer Collins made a layup and Karl Cochran hit a 3 for a 53-45 Wofford lead with 1:29 remaining. The Paladins rallied within two with 22 seconds left, but an intentional foul call sent C.J. Neumann ... More>>

Mocs' Carter, Melchionna earn SoCon honors in track championship

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (GoMocs.com)--- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga junior Marquis Carter and redshirt freshman Maddison Melchionna both earned all-conference honors Saturday on the final day of the Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Crossplex in Birmingham, Ala. “Marquis tried to win the 800,” UTC Head Coach Bill Gautier said. “He took off, but they caught him coming off the back stretch.” Carter, from Memphis, Tenn., finished third with a time of 1:55.67, ... More>>

Roadrunners stake claim to first SSAC title, beating Brewton-Parker 64-43 Video included

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DALTON, GA (dsroadrunners.com)--In their first season of eligibility, the NAIA No. 6 Dalton State basketball team (26-3 overall, 16-2 SSAC) earned the SSAC regular season championship Saturday night with a win over Brewton-Parker. Roadrunner Coach Tony Ingle wears a Mashburn Arena net after the fans cleared out. The outcome was never really in doubt Saturday night as the Dalton State basketball teams took care of business early and went on to take the Southern States Athletic Conference regul... More>>

White's buzzer beater lifts Mocs over UNCG 61-58

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Ronrico White had 15 points, including the game-winning 3 at the buzzer, to lead Chattanooga over North Carolina-Greensboro 61-58 on Saturday, its sixth-straight win to close the regular season. UNCG's Diante Baldwin tied the game with a free throw with 36 seconds left, but missed the second. Chattanooga's Casey Jones grabbed the rebound, and White nailed the 3 for the win as time expired. Jones hit a pair of free throws with 8:29 left in the game to give the Mocs thei... More>>

Donovan gets 500th win as Florida downs Vols 66-49

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Dorian Finney-Smith had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his first game back from suspension, and Florida beat Tennessee 66-49 Saturday to give coach Billy Donovan his 500th career victory. Finney-Smith missed the last three games for an undisclosed violation of team rules, and Donovan failed to reach the milestone in two chances on the road. He got it home as the Gators (14-15, 7-9 Southeastern Conference) won for just the second time in eight games. Donovan became the s... More>>

Tatar lifts Red Wings past Predators, 4-3

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tomas Tatar broke a tie on a power play at 9:06 of the third period in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Tatar carried the puck toward the Nashville net and fired a backhander that deflected off Predators defenseman Roman Josi's stick and past goalie Pekka Rinne. Tatar leads the Red Wings with 25 goals. Brendan Smith, Drew Miller and Alexey Marchenko also scored to help Detroit win its second straight game. Matt Cullen, Mike F... More>>

Stolen NASCAR recovered north of Atlanta

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MORROW, GA (AP)--- NASCAR'S Team Xtreme racing can breathe a sigh of relief today. Early Friday morning, a thief got away with a pickup truck and trailer from a motel in Morrow, Georgia, near Atlanta Motor Speedway. Inside the trailer was a 250-thousand dollar race car.This morning, Gwinnett County Police found the car in Loganville, Georgia, northwest of Atlanta. Team Xtreme tweeted a pictured of team owner John Cohen standing in front of the number 44 Chevrolet, which appears undamaged. Pol... More>>

Gordon takes final spin at AMS

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HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Jeff Gordon admired his latest retirement gift - a miniature race car for his two young children - and thanked the folks at Atlanta Motor Speedway for not going with the obvious choice. "I really appreciate it not being a rocking chair," Gordon quipped. There's enough time for that. On Sunday, Gordon will relish one final spin around the track that's meant so much to his brilliant career. Atlanta was the place where Gordon, a few months shy of his 21st birthday, picked up ... More>>

Brentwood Acad. beats Briarcrest 63-41 for II-AA girls title

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Sydni Harvey and Bria Dial both scored 17 points, leading Brentwood Academy to its second straight Tennessee Division II-AA girls title with a 63-41 win over Briarcrest on Saturday. Bre Jackson added 10 points for the top-ranked Lady Eagles (29-1), who finished with their 27th straight win. Harvey hit all of her six shots, and the guard was named MVP a second straight year. Elyse Holden led Briarcrest (23-7) with 11 points, and Brynn Holden added 10. Brentwood Academy ... More>>

Samford over VMI 80-69

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LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - Christen Cunningham scored a career-high-matching 22 points Saturday and Samford beat VMI 80-69, earning a berth in the 8/9 game in the Southern Conference tournament beginning Friday in Asheville, N.C. Tyler Hood added 21 points, including five 3-pointers, and the Bulldogs (13-18, 6-12) snapped a four-game skid in their season finale. VMI led midway through the first half 19-17 after Phillip Anglade made two free throws, then Samford drained back-to-back 3-pointers amid... More>>

WCU beats The Citadel 67-54

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - James Sinclair scored 17 points with three steals as Western Carolina defeated The Citadel 67-54 on Saturday, snapping a three-game losing skid. Western Carolina (14-16, 9-9 Southern Conference) will play Saturday against Eastern Tennessee State in the SoCon tournament. If ETSU loses its regular-season finale, it will be No. 5 and Western Carolina No. 4. If ETSU loses, the Catamounts are the No. 4 seed and ETSU is No. 5. Sinclair hit 8 of 15 shots and grabbed seven reb... More>>

Lady Mocs go unbeaten in SoCon, besting ETSU 64-42 Video included

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Ka'Vonne Towns hit four 3-pointers as she and Jasmine Joyner scored 14 points apiece as 18th ranked Chattanooga defeated Eastern Tennessee State 64-42 on Saturday, capping a 14-0 season with a fourth Southern Conference championship. The Mocs (26-3, 14-0) extended their regular season conference record to 48-0. Towns hit a 3-pointer on the first play of the game as the Mocs opened with two steals, and four baskets - including a trio of treys from Towns to lead 11-0 e... More>>

Police: Thief steals Sprint Cup car

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ATLANTA (AP) - Police say Travis Kvapil's NASCAR Sprint Cup car has been stolen ahead of a race this weekend near Atlanta. Police say a trailer with the racecar inside was hitched to a pickup truck parked outside a Morrow hotel, about 15 miles south of Atlanta. Morrow police Detective Sgt. Larry Oglesby says surveillance video shows the truck and trailer leaving the parking lot around 5:30 a.m. yesterday. More>>

Lady Vols coach Warlick has broken bone in right wrist

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Holly Warlick has a broken bone in her right wrist after slipping on the ice while on campus. Warlick said she slipped Wednesday. After coaching the sixth-ranked Lady Vols' 70-59 victory at Georgia on Thursday, Warlick had a soft cast placed on her wrist Friday. She was wearing the orange cast while leading Saturday's practice. Tennessee (24-4, 14-1 Southeastern Conference) hosts Vanderbilt (14-14, 5-10) on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both t... More>>

Knicks: former player Anthony Mason has died

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NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks say Anthony Mason, a rugged power forward who was a defensive force for several NBA teams in the 1990s, has died. He was 48. Knicks spokesman Jonathan Supranowitz confirmed Mason's death, which was first reported Saturday by the New York Daily News. The 6-foot-7 Mason won the NBA's Sixth Man award in 1995 with a Knicks team that was eliminated in the second round of the playoffs in one of its classic clashes with the Indiana Pacers. Mason played for New Yor... More>>

TSSAA Boys and Girls Region Tournament action from Friday Video included

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TSSAA Regional Tournament Basketball resumed on Friday after weather postponed a few days. All the local highlights and scores are here. More>>

Lady Mocs host ETSU in Senior Day, season finale

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (GoMocs.com) --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will bid farewell to four seniors Saturday afternoon in the season finale against ETSU Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the McKenzie Arena. Following the game, Chattanooga will honor seniors Destiny Bramblett (Radcliff, Ky.). Ka'Vonne Towns (Lilburn, Ga.), Kayla Freeman (Carlton, Ga.) and team manager Taylor Rood (Knoxville, Tenn.). Freeman's career ended last season following foot surgery. She has spent the season... More>>

Teen with autism raising funds for dream hunt Video included

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Christian Stallings is locked and loaded with his sights set on a chance to go on the hunting trip of a lifetime. Something father James Stallings thought we be impossible for his son just one year ago. 
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Mocs win 2OT thriller at VMI, 86-82

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The Chattanooga Mocs picked up a crucial road win in thrilling fashion, 86-82 in double overtime, at VMI. Chattanooga improves to 21-9, 14-3 in the Southern Conference, while the hosts fall to 11-17, 7-10 in league play. More>>

Hot shooting Vanderbilt downs Tennessee in 2nd half, 73-65

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In a contest of scoring streaks, the Vanderbilt Commodores made 13 consecutive field goals to close the game Thursday as the Tennessee Volunteers lost 73-65 at Thompson-Boling Arena.  More>>

Dalton State topples Coastal Georgia, 83-59

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Coastal Georgia hit 8 three point shots in the first half and Dalton State star center Ladaris Green, who had been sick and had not practiced this week, played just over five minutes. the result was a close score at the half with DS leading 38-36. More>>

Smyrna, Riverdale girls basketball coaches suspended Video included

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The head coaches of the Smyrna and Riverdale girls basketball teams have been suspended for the rest of the school year, as well as the 2015-2016 school year, after their teams allegedly threw a game. More>>

Tennessee's Jones understands heightened expectations

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Butch Jones knows only too well that more is expected from his team now. A little success on the field and even more on the recruiting trail does that for a program that has struggled for too many years. Jones said in an interview with The Associated Press that "if you're a competitor, you want those (expectations) placed upon you." Tennessee won four of its final five games to finish 7-6 - ending a string of four straight losing seasons - and followed ... More>>

David Ragan, Erik Jones to replace Kyle Busch at Atlanta

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - David Ragan will drive Kyle Busch's car in the Sprint Cup Series this weekend at Atlanta, while 18-year-old Erik Jones will drive Busch's car in the Xfinity Series. Busch broke his right leg and left foot when he crashed head-on into a concrete wall Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. He left the Florida hospital on Tuesday and was transferred to one in Charlotte for further treatment. Ragan will drive the No. 18 Toyota for at least the next several weeks. The m... More>>

Falcons sign DiMarco, Matthews to contract extensions

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ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed fullback Patrick DiMarco and defensive end Cliff Matthews to contract extensions. Matthews could have signed with another team as an unrestricted free agent. DiMarco has played in 30 games with 14 starts with Atlanta. He has 17 catches for 111 yards and one touchdown and has no career carries. Matthews, a sixth-round pick in 2011, had six tackles in seven games last season. He has no career starts and has played primarily on special teams. The... More>>

Titans restructure front office, vice president resigns

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Titans executive vice president in charge of administration and facilities has resigned and will be replaced by two other officials as part of an overhaul of the team's front office. The Titans announced Tuesday that Don MacLachlan resigned effective immediately after 24 seasons with the franchise. President and CEO Tommy Smith said in a statement that he has been monitoring how the team operates over the past year and decided to make changes in both stru... More>>

Predators beat Avalanche 5-2, pad NHL's best home record

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Calle Jarnkrok, Craig Smith, Roman Josi and Filip Forsberg scored to help the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game homestand. Pekka Rinne made 18 saves in his NHL-best 35th win, and the Predators padded their lead atop the NHL standings with 89 points. Nashville also clinched the season series with its Central Division rival at 3-1 with a game remaining. Nathan MacKinnon and John Mitchell scored for Colorado, w... More>>

UTC softballers finally home, host Frost Classic this weekend

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (GoMocs.com) – The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team (11-4) hosts the annual Frost Classic at Jim Frost Stadium Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 1. The Mocs kick-off the home portion of their 2015 slate against Eastern Kentucky (1:30 p.m. ET) and South Dakota State (4 p.m.) on Feb. 27, while taking on No. 10 Kentucky (1:30 p.m.) and Wright State (4 p.m.) on Feb. 28. Chattanooga closes out the Classic against Ohio at 1:30 p.m. on March 1. Chattanooga w... More>>

If shooting a three pointer is an art, UTC's Eric Robertson is an artist Video included

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There was a time when Steph Curry terrorized the Southern Conference as a long range sniper. Now he's doing the same in the NBA. This year, the title for leagues best deep threat belongs to a Moc, Eric Robertson and it just so happens that, Steph Curry is Robertson's favorite player. More>>

TSSAA Boys Regional Quarterfinal action from Tuesday

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Highlights and scores from the start of TSSAA Boys Region Tournament, plus Baylor Girls advance to DIIAA Final Four. More>>

#18 UTC Women claim 19th SoCon Title with 56-51 win at Mercer

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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team held off Mercer 56-51 to claim its third straight Southern Conference regular season title and second in Jim Foster's two years at the helm Monday night at Hawkins Arena. More>>

Girls basketball teams accused of throwing game Video included

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Two major high school girls basketball teams have been banned from postseason play after allegedly throwing a game. More>>

#6 Lady Vols fall short at #2 South Carolina, 71-66

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In a clash between the last two undefeated teams in SEC play, #6 Tennessee battled #2 South Carolina to the final seconds, but the Lady Vols lost 71-66, on Monday night. More>>

TSSAA Girls Region Tournament Action from Monday Video included

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The TSSAA Girls Region Tournament got underway on Monday. Scores and highlights are included. More>>

Forsberg seals Predators' 2-1 shootout win over Sabres

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Rookie forward Filip Forsberg scored the decisive goal in the fourth round of a shootout, leading the Nashville Predators to a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night. Nashville overcame a 1-0 deficit on Mike Ribeiro's power-play goal with 4:17 left in the third period. Backup goalie Carter Hutton stopped 16 shots through overtime and allowed just one shootout goal. The NHL-leading Predators (40-13-7) went 1-1-1 during a three-game road swing and avoided their fir... More>>

Tull, Lott Impress at the NFL Combine

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INDIANAPOLIS, IL (GoMocs.com)---Despite not running the 40-yard dash and competing in drills on the field, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga All-American Davis Tull still turned plenty of heads at the NFL Combine Sunday. Tull was among the leaders in the entire combine in the vertical jump and the broad jump. Tull high-jumped 42.5 inches, tying for the second-best mark of any of the athletes at the NFL Combine. That mark also tied former Miami Hurricane and Washington Redskin Rocky McIn... More>>

Moc matmen take SoCon title with win over SIU-Edwardsville

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EDWARDSVILLE, IL (GoMocs.com)---The Chattanooga Mocs wrapped up sole possession of the 2015 Southern Conference Regular Season title with a 31-6 win at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville today. UTC won eight of 10 bouts to finish with a 7-0 mark in SoCon matches and 13-6 overall. This is the 15th regular season crown for UTC since the SoCon started recognizing a season winner in 1994. The Mocs have won three in a row and 10 of the last 11. SIUE is an affiliate member of the Southern Conference in... More>>

Sabres down 4 defensemen for Predators

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges needs season-ending surgery because of a lower body injury, and rookie blue-liner Nikita Zadorov is getting benched by coach Ted Nolan. Nolan says Zadorov will not play against the league-leading Nashville Predators on Sunday night after he violated a team rule earlier in the day. Buffalo's defensive ranks will be minus two more regulars. Nolan announced Mike Weber is expected to miss at least two weeks after having minor surgery to r... More>>

Millsap helps Hawks beat Bucks 97-86

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MILWAUKEE (AP) - Paul Millsap had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Kyle Korver added 12 points and the Atlanta Hawks avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season with a 97-86 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. Korver hit three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter after Atlanta squandered an early 16-point lead. Giannis Antetokounmpo's two foul shots with 49 seconds left in the third quarter tied it at 64 for Milwaukee But the best team in the Eastern Conference returned to a form... More>>

Joey Logano wins Daytona 500

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Joey Logano, the driver who seemed washed up at 22 years old, has won his first career Daytona 500. Logano took the lead in the white-knuckle race following a restart with 19 laps remaining on Sunday. Once out front, his Ford was stout and he seemed to have the race in control until a caution with three to go at Daytona International Speedway stopped the race. NASCAR needed nearly seven minutes to clean the track, which gave Logano a two-lap sprint to the finish. He... More>>

Middle Tennessee hangs on for 68-66 win over W. Kentucky

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Giddy Potts scored 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting and hit a key 3-pointer to help Middle Tennessee hang on for a 68-66 win over Western Kentucky on Sunday. Darnell Harris contributed 14 points and Reggie Upshaw Jr. had 10 to go with eight rebounds as Middle Tennessee (15-13, 8-7 Conference USA) shot 60 percent on 40 attempts from the field, including 11 of 21 from 3-point range. Western Kentucky, which trailed by as many as nine, took the lead midway through the sec... More>>

UNC-Greensboro blasts Furman 84-49

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - R.J. White had 14 of his 18 points in the first half, and UNC-Greensboro dominated Furman throughout for an 84-49 victory on Sunday. White made all four his 3-point attempts in the first half and the Spartans (9-20, 5-11 Southern) were 9 of 13 from long range to lead 41-25 at the break. Greensboro closed the first half on a 27-11 run. Nicholas Paulos finished with 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting from distance and UNCG made 15 of 25 3-pointers for the game. Kayel Locke add... More>>

Tony Stewart now 0-for-17 in NASCAR's Daytona 500

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tony Stewart's Daytona 500 drought continues. Stewart was involved in a five-car accident early in the season opener Sunday, sustaining enough damage to his No. 14 Chevrolet that it ended his chances of winning the "Great American Race." He fell behind by more than 20 laps and ended up in the garage for significant repairs. Stewart is now winless in 17 tries in NASCAR'S premier event. Stewart had hoped to end the losing streak this season, which follows two tumultuo... More>>

Lady Moc softballers soar over Cardinals 10-9

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MOBILE, AL (GoMocs.com)--- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team claimed its sixth-straight win of the season as the Mocs outpaced the Ball State Cardinals, 10-9 in their final game of the South Alabama Invitational. UTC concluded the tournament 5-0 against Ball State, No. 22 South Alabama, Jacksonville and Sam Houston State. “If you hit it, field it, and throw it you will be successful,” head coach Frank Reed said. “We made some mistakes today but we made up for it with ... More>>

Ex-Brave Beachy signs with Dodgers after 2nd Tommy John surgery

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Free agent pitcher Brandon Beachy has agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who hope he can recover from his second Tommy John surgery. The 28-year-old Beachy 14-11 with a 3.23 ERA with Atlanta from 2010-13. He missed last season after elbow surgery in March. Beachy was leading the majors in ERA through 13 starts in 2012 before needing his first Tommy John surgery in June. His deal, announced Saturday, includes a $3 million team opti... More>>

Kurt suspended, Kyle wrecks meaning no Busch at Daytona

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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DAYTONA BEACH, FLA (NBCNewsChannel.com)---Scary moments during the Xfinity race in Daytona Saturday.A ten-car wreck around turn one with eight laps to go, it caused the number-54 car of Kyle Busch to spin-out onto the grass and crash into the infield wall.The infield wall is concrete and does not have NASCAR's protective "safer" barrier on it. Crews rushed to his aid while Busch's pregnant wife Samantha went to see if her husband was ok.Busch was alert and responsive after he was pulled out o... More>>

UTC whacks Jacksonville, Sam Houston State

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MOBILE, Ala. (GoMocs.com)– The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Softball team claimed its fourth and fifth–consecutive win as the Mocs (10-4) defeated Jacksonville, 7-2 and Sam Houston State, 5-2. UTC is currently the only undefeated team in the South Alabama Invitational. Game 1: Chattanooga 7, Jacksonville 2 In its first game of the day, Chattanooga exploded for seven runs over six and half innings to down the Dolphins, 7-2. Junior Alyssa Taylor led off the scoring with a homer to ... More>>

SoCon leading Wofford downs Citadel 78-52

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Spencer Collins scored 15 points to lead four in double figures as Wofford routed The Citadel 78-52 on Saturday night. Wofford (23-6, 14-2 Southern Conference) has won three straight and 10 of its last 11 games to remain atop the conference standings. Collins was 5 of 8 from the floor. Lee Skinner and Karl Cochran scored 13 points apiece and Jaylen Allen added 10 for the Terriers, who shot 31 of 55 from the field (56.4 percent). Cochran grabbed nine boards and hit 1 o... More>>

Mercer survives late scare 62-61 over Samford

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Darious Moten had 15 points and Ike Nwamu blocked a shot in the final second to secure Mercer's 62-61 victory over Samford on Saturday night. Mercer (16-13, 11-5 Southern) held the lead from the opening points to the final minute. Samford (12-17, 5-11) took its only lead, at 61-60, on Tyler Hood's basket with 26.2 seconds left. Phillip Leonard put the Bears back in front with 6.9 seconds on a driving layup from the left wing. Samford's Christen Cunningham then drove th... More>>

Mocs rally, beat ETSU 67-59 Video included

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Ronrico White scored 20 points, Casey Jones had 17 and Chattanooga beat East Tennessee State 67-59 on Saturday for the Mocs' fourth straight win. Greg Pryor added 11 points and five assists for Chattanooga (20-9, 13-3 Southern), which opened the second half with eight straight points to quickly erase a 30-22 halftime deficit. The Mocs took the lead for good at 40-38 during a 7-0 run and stretched the lead to 52-42 with 5:03 left. A.J. Merriweather pulled ETSU (16-11,... More>>

Dawgs best Bama in OT 66-65

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Cameron Forte hit a jump shot from the baseline with 7 seconds left in overtime to lift Georgia to a 66-65 victory over Alabama on Saturday night. The Bulldogs (17-9, 8-6 Southeastern Conference) snapped a two-game losing streak in dramatic fashion. Yante Maten blocked Retin Obasohan's layup attempt from behind with 1 second remaining. Rodney Cooper couldn't get a shot off in time for the Crimson Tide (16-11, 6-8), which had overcome an eight-point second-half deficit.... More>>

Ole Miss edges Vols 59-57 Video included

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Stefan Moody scored 22 points and Mississippi survived two field goal misses in the final 10 seconds Saturday night to defeat Tennessee 59-57. Jarvis Summers added 13 points for the Rebels (19-8, 10-4 SEC), including the game-winning free throw with 27 seconds left. Ole Miss has won eight of its last nine starts and remained tied with Texas AM for third place in the conference. Tennessee (14-12, 6-8), placed three players in double figures, led by Armani Moore with 15 poi... More>>

Boyle Scores Big Win in Iowa Dual

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IOWA CITY, IA (GoMocs.com)---It may have been for just a few minutes, but the scoreboard in Carver-Hawkeye Arena did read Chattanooga 3 - No. 1 Iowa 0, following the 125-pound match. The Chattanooga Mocs wrestling team jumped out to an early lead against the top-ranked and undefeated Hawkeyes in the quarterfinals of the EAS/NWCA National Duals Saturday. Senior Sean Boyle put his No. 10 national ranking up against fifth-ranked sophomore Thomas Gilman. Despite plenty of action in the first thre... More>>

Simmons scores in shootout, Flyers top Predators 3-2

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Something about playing the league's top team helped Wayne Simmonds and the Flyers to focus. Simmonds had a goal in regulation and the shootout to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Ryan White also scored in regulation for Philadelphia, which improved to 3-7 in shootouts this season. "Unfortunately, we don't play like that every night," Simmonds said. "We have to find a way to play that way against teams that ar... More>>

No. 20 Chattanooga women rally for 56-49 win over Samford

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Jasmine Joyner had 13 points, seven rebounds and six blocks as No. 20 Chattanooga rallied for a 56-49 win over Samford for its 20th straight victory Saturday. It was the Mocs' 46th straight regular-season conference victory. Keiana Gilbert scored 12 points, Chelsey Shumpert 11 and Ka'Vonne Towns 10 for Chattanooga (24-3, 12-0 Southern). The Mocs trailed 18-16 at halftime after making just 6 of 24 shots and trailed by as many as seven in the second half. Chattanooga too... More>>

Vanderbilt beats Missouri 76-53, Tigers' 13th straight loss

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Damian Jones scored 16 points and led five Commodores in double figures as Vanderbilt routed struggling Missouri 76-53 Saturday afternoon. The Commodores (15-12, 5-9 Southeastern Conference) now have won two of their last three and improved to 4-2 in February. They scored the first seven points of the game and never trailed. The Commodores hit a season-high 10 3-pointers in posting their biggest margin of victory in a SEC win since winning 73-31 at Mississippi State on... More>>

Lady Mocs hit road for two tough SoCon opponents

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team will face a two of the top four teams in the Southern Conference as it closes out its road slate this weekend at Samford and Mercer. The Mocs will travel to Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday to take on fourth place Samford. UTC defeated the Bulldogs 49-32 earlier this season in a tough defensive battle. On Monday, Chattanooga will hit the road for the last time this regular season for its first trip to Merc... More>>

Mocs avenge Mercer road loss with 74-61 home win Video included

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The Chattanooga Mocs broke open a close game in the second half to run away with a 74-61 win over visiting Mercer in front of a raucous crowd in McKenzie Arena. The win gets the Mocs to 19-9 for the season, 12-3 in the Southern Conference. The Bears drop to 15-13, 10-5 in the league. More>>

Mocs' Tuoyo nears UTC blocked shot record

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB)--The Chattanooga Mocs' Justin Tuoyo is closing in on the team's season record for blocked shots. UTC's Saturday night 79-72 win over Samford, the Mocs blocked 10 more shots with Jones, Tuoyo and Robertson logging three apiece. It's the second time this season the squad reached double digit blocks. For Tuoyo, he's eight blocked shots shy of the team record set last season by Zee Mason. Samford Head Coach Scott Padgett was quite impressed." ... More>>

Mocs Post 19-16 Win Over Oklahoma in NWCA National Duals

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (GoMocs.com)---As far as collegiate sporting events go, it doesn't get much more fun or exciting as the wrestling match between Chattanooga and Oklahoma in the EAS Sports Nutrition/NWCA National Duals presented by Hibiclens and the United States Marine Corps in Maclellan Gym Sunday afternoon. The hometown Mocs erased a 16-9 deficit in the final three matches to score a 19-16 win over the Sooners. “Great match and a lot of fun,” stated an ecstatic Heath Eslinger, head coach... More>>

Tennessee Girls Basketball How They Fared

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By The Associated PressClass AAA 1. Blackman (22-2) beat Stewarts Creek 68-44. 2. Ridgeway (20-0) beat Houston 60-44, beat Memphis Overton 68-48. 3. Dyer County (26-0) beat Kennett, Mo. 76-22, beat Brighton 73-33. 4. Oakland (21-4) beat Smyrna 65-52. 5. Mt. Juliet (25-2) beat Station Camp 72-45, beat Wilson Central 41-36. 6. Dickson County (25-2) beat Independence 70-44, beat Ravenwood 51-36. 7. Bearden (26-3) beat Maryville 37-26, beat Powell 48-34. 8. Riverdale (21-6) beat LaVergne 62... More>>

Tennessee Boys Basketball How They Fared

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By The Associated Press Class AAA 1. Bearden (26-2) lost to Maryville 64-56, beat Powell 70-58. 2. Southwind (23-3) lost to Collierville 72-65, beat Kirby 76-66, beat Memphis Central 53-49. 3. Oak Ridge (25-2) beat Gibbs 82-66, beat Karns 74-61, beat Fulton 59-58. 4. Blackman (18-4) lost to Stewarts Creek 39-36. 5. Jefferson County (23-6) beat Cherokee 57-44, lost to Dobyns-Bennett 50-37. 6. Hamilton (8-14) beat Melrose 97-65, beat Memphis Overton 74-63, beat Douglass 99-67. 7. White County (... More>>

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    LAKELAND Fla. (AP) - Julio Teheran allowed one run in a two-inning spring debut, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 6-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. Teheran is expected to be the Braves' opening-day starter. He allowed three hits and walked one. Joey Terdoslavich had a double and scored two runs for the Braves. Alfredo Simon made his Tigers debut and didn't allow a run while striking out one in two innings. He came over to the Tigers in an offseason trade with the Cincinnati Reds...More
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    Central Boys win Region Title and one of 3 girls teams advance to state

    Monday, March 2 2015 11:53 PM EST2015-03-03 04:53:15 GMT
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    Meet Signal Mountain's new football coach Ty Wise

    Monday, March 2 2015 12:36 AM EST2015-03-02 05:36:17 GMT
    SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN (WRCB)--Signal Mountain new head football coach Ty Wise meets and greets Eagle parents and boosters after officially getting the job.The Pensacola, Florida native says his family fell in love with the Volunteer State on a recent vacation." We visited Pigeon Forge and just took a real liking to the area and the state of Tennessee," said the newly hired coach.Wise, most recently of Graceville High in northwest Florida, says he saw the opening at Signal Mountain, applied for ...More
    SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN (WRCB)--Signal Mountain new head football coach Ty Wise meets and greets Eagle parents and boosters after officially getting the job.The Pensacola, Florida native says his family fell in love with the Volunteer State on a recent vacation." We visited Pigeon Forge and just took a real liking to the area and the state of Tennessee," said the newly hired coach.Wise, most recently of Graceville High in northwest Florida, says he saw the opening at Signal Mountain, applied for ...More
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