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Big Orange Caravan comes to Chattanooga, Thursday

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Coca-Cola Big Orange Caravan comes to Chattanooga May 5th.

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Pavelski's late goal gives Sharks 3-2 win over Predators

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Joe Pavelski scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:40 left in regulation and Martin Jones stopped 36 shots to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Sunday night and a 2-0 lead in their second-round playoff series.  

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Short-handed Braves rally in 10th to knock off Cubs 4-3

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Daniel Castro singled and scored on Nick Markakis' sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the short-handed Atlanta Braves picked up a rare victory by beating the major league-leading Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday.  

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Mocs Drop 9-7 Contest against UNCG

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The Chattanooga Mocs softball team fell 9-7 to UNCG, wrapping up the series in Greensboro, N.C., despite hitting three home runs. 

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Brad Keselowski wins crazy crash-fest at Talladega

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Two cars went airborne, 35 were involved in an accident of some kind, and Danica Patrick had the wind knocked out of her in a vicious crash into the wall. More>>

Multiple Vols sign as undrafted free agents Video included

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While no former Tennessee players were taken in this year's draft, there were a couple Vols who were able to work out a deal after the seven rounds as undrafted free agents. 

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Aaron Slegers Shuts Down Montgomery in 1-0 Win Video included

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Aaron Slegers threw eight shutout innings in the Chattanooga Lookouts 1-0 win over the Montgomery Biscuits Sunday. 

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Tennessee again shut out of NFL draft

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Tennessee's hopes of starting another long NFL draft streak will have to wait another year. The Volunteers were shut out of the draft for a second consecutive year when no former players were taken in the final four rounds on Saturday. 

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Former UTC quarterback Jacob Huesman invited to Steelers' rookie camp tryout Video included

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Two-time All-American and three-time SoCon offensive player of the year, Jacob Huesman, has been invited to the Pittsburgh Steelers' rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis. 

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Hawks get another playoff shot at King James and Cavaliers

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The Atlanta Hawks were a work in progress much of the season, a team that went from relying on a dazzling, spread-the-ball offense to a grittier, defensive-minded bunch. More>>

Chase Elliott wins pole at Talladega 30 years after his dad

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Chase Elliott wasn't born yet when his father turned a record-setting lap to win the pole at Talladega Superspeedway. More>>

Joel Ward leads Sharks past Predators 5-2 in Game 1

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Joel Ward scored the tiebreaking goal against his former team with 8:11 remaining in regulation to help the San Jose Sharks rally past the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Friday night in Game 1 of their second-round series. 

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Titans have 4 picks to wrap up draft, starting in 5th round

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Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson will have to wait a bit to make his first pick on the final day of the NFL draft. 

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DRAFT ON 3

New Orleans Saints pick Vonn Bell in second round of NFL Draft Video included

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Former Ridgeland star, Ohio State All-American Vonn Bell was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 2nd round with the 61st pick overall.

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Titans go defense, draft Clemson linebacker Kevin Dodd

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The Tennessee Titans have selected Clemson linebacker Kevin Dodd with the 33rd pick overall, giving coordinator Dick LeBeau another piece for his improving defense.    

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Falcons draft LSU linebacker Deion Jones in 2nd round

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The Atlanta Falcons have taken LSU linebacker Deion Jones in the second round of the NFL draft to shore up a pass rush that's been among the NFL's worst over the last three years.   

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Szczur hits grand slam, Lester fans 10 as Cubs beat Braves

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Matt Szczur hit his first career grand slam during a five-run eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs broke away from the Atlanta Braves 6-1 Friday.      

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Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam loses round in deposition fight

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Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is a step closer to having to answer questions about fraud at the truck stop chain where he is president and CEO.

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Early Four Run Deficit Dooms Lookouts, Lose 6-1 Video included

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Daniel Palka is locked in at the plate right now, but not even a 2-for- 2 night with a walk from the right fielder could give the Lookouts a win Thursday, as they fell 6-1 in the series opener against the Montgomery Biscuits. 

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Titans trade up with Browns to draft OT Jack Conklin

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The Tennessee Titans have selected offensive tackle Jack Conklin of Michigan State with the eighth pick overall after trading up with Cleveland.  

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Falcons keep focus on defense by drafting safety Neal

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The Atlanta Falcons selected former University of Florida strong safety Keanu Neal with the No. 17 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft on Thursday night.

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Chattanooga's Foster signs contract extension through 2022

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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics David Blackburn announced a one-year contract extension for women’s basketball head coach Jim Foster Thursday. 

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Mocs and McCall agree on two-year contract extension Video included

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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga head men's basketball coach Matt McCall has "agreed in principle" on a two-year contract extension good through the 2021-2022 season.

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Vonn Bell: from Ridgeland to Ohio State to we'll know soon in the NFL Draft Video included

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The same talent that earned Bell a scholarship to Ohio State will earn him a spot in the upcoming NFL Draft.

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Braves drop 8th straight, Red Sox pour it on, 9-4

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Dustin Pedroia had a grand slam and a solo homer, David Ortiz passed two Hall of Fame Red Sox on the extra-base hits list and Boston beat Atlanta 9-4 on Wednesday night even as the Braves ended their 15-game homerless stretch.
    

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Jury to be picked in Memphis for upcoming Vandenburg rape retrial

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Judge Monte Watkins said Wednesday the jury in former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg's retrial will be picked in Memphis.

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100 Team USA athletes to watch on Road to Rio Olympics

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The U.S. Olympic team will include more than 500 athletes by Aug. 5, the date of the Rio Opening Ceremony. Americans will compete in every sport in Rio except for handball, looking to top the medal standings for a sixth straight Olympics. 

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Report: Candace Parker left off Olympic team

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Parker missed half of the 2015 WNBA season due to injuries, but returned to help the Los Angeles Sparks in the playoffs. 

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Johnny Manziel indicted in alleged attack on ex-girlfriend

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A Texas grand jury has indicted ex-Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel on an assault charge after his ex-girlfriend accused him of domestic violence.

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McLennan Gets NCAA Individual At Large Berth

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Chattanooga Mocs senior Emily McLennan is one of 24 student-athletes to receive an at large bid to the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships. McLennan and five others head to the NCAA Shoal Creek Regional May 5-7.

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Predators force franchise's 1st Game 7, beating Ducks 3-1

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ducks 3-1 on Monday night and force the first Game 7 in franchise history.      

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Bradley's HR helps Porcello, Red Sox beat Braves 1-0

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Rick Porcello combined with three relievers on a four-hitter, Jackie Bradley Jr. hit his first homer and the Boston Red Sox shut out Atlanta 1-0 on Monday night, giving the punchless Braves their sixth straight loss.   

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Mocs in Fifth with 18 to Play at SoCon Championships

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Lake Johnson’s 2-under par 70 led the Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team in Monday’s second round at the Southern Conference Championships on Pinehurst No. 9. Johnson turned in three birdies and an eagle over his 18 holes. 

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Official wary of athletes staying outside Olympic village

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Extra security measures may be needed to protect some athletes staying outside of the Olympic Village during the Rio de Janeiro Games, one of Brazil's top security officials said Monday. More>>

2016 Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan coming to Chattanooga May 7th

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The caravan will be at the Academy Sports + Outdoors on 5929 Highway 153 in Hixson at 3 p.m.

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Erin Andrews awarded $55M in civil lawsuit

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Deliberations got underway at 9:24 a.m. Monday in Andrews’ lawsuit against the Vanderbilt Marriott. The verdict was announced just before 4:30 p.m.

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NFL wins Deflategate appeal, Tom Brady suspension back on

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The NFL has won the latest round in its Deflategate legal battle, and Tom Brady is once again suspended for the first four games of the season. 

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UTC softball wins series with Mercer after 9-0 shutout Video included

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The Chattanooga Mocs softball team won the series 2-1 against Mercer after a 9-0 victory in five innings at Frost Stadium on Sunday.

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Lookouts Lose Wild High-Scoring Affair to Barons, 14-13 Video included

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The Chattanooga Lookouts scored a season-high 13 runs, but fell to the Birmingham Barons 14-13 Sunday.  

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Mocs in Fourth with Solid Start at SoCon Championships

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The Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team is in fourth-place after 18 holes at the Southern Conference Championships. 

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Celtics beat Hawks 104-95 in OT, series tied 2-2

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Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points, hitting a corner 3-pointer with 30 seconds left in overtime and then adding a pair of clinching free throws as the Boston Celtics beat the Hawks 104-95 on Sunday night to send their first-round playoff series back to Atlanta tied two games apiece. 

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Lights out for Grizzlies: Season ends with sweep Video included

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A power outage of 20 minutes couldn't shut down the Spurs, who went into the Grind House and won their second straight game to end the Grizzlies season with a first round sweep.

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Mocs Fall to ETSU in SoCon Semifinals

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(gomocs.com)- The No. 3 seeded University of Tennessee at Chattanooga fell 4-0 to No. 2 East Tennessee State semifinal round of the Southern Conference Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Champions Club. 

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DeGrom makes successful return, Mets sweep Braves

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Jacob deGrom made a successful return to the mound after tending to his ill infant son and an injury, pitching the New York Mets past the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Sunday for a three-game sweep.   

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Mocs End Spring Practice With Lively Afternoon at Finley Stadium Video included

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The UTC football team hit the gridiron at Finley Stadium Saturday and finished the Blue and Gold Spring game with a 7-7 tie.  

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Ducks beat Predators 5-2 for 1st win by home team in series

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Ryan Garbutt scored the go-ahead goal in the second period for the Ducks, who beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Saturday for the first win by a home team in their first-round series, which Anaheim leads 3-2.      

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Matz helps keep Mets hot with 8-2 win over struggling Braves

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David Wright hit a two-run double, Steven Matz earned his second straight win and the New York Mets stayed hot by beating the power-deprived Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Saturday night.     

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Lookouts shut out by Barons 6-0

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The Birmingham Barons defeated the Chattanooga Lookouts, 6-0, in front of a crowd of 4,419 at AT&T Field.  

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UGA gives Ludacris liquor, condoms and 65K to perform at G-Day

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Kirby Smart wasn't too happy with Ludacris' contract for performing at G-Day Smart, the University of Georgia's head football coach, went on The Paul Finebaum Show on ESPN Radio Thursday, and he was asked about his reaction to the details of the agreement that included UGA providing Ludacris with liquor and condoms. 

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Brittany Jackson's Celebrity Basketball Game helps raise money for Alzheimer's Video included

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Hundreds turned out to Bradley Central's Jim Smiddy arena Friday night to catch a glimpse of some famous faces and watch as they hit the hardwood in Brittany Jackson's Celebrity Basketball game.  

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Jason Wheeler dominates Barons in 4-0 victory

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Lookouts starting pitcher Jason Wheeler threw seven dominate innings in the team's 4-0 shutout victory over the Birmingham Barons in front of 5,674 at AT&T Field Friday night.

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Chattanooga FC unveils new jerseys for 2016 Video included

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Chattanooga FC revealed their new jerseys Friday for the 2016 season.

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Local Non-Profit R.O.V.E.R helping Veterans through recreational sports Video included

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Sports can mean so many things to so many different people.  To R.O.V.E.R., a local non profit aimed at helping veterans, sports is a way to reintegrate veterans after returning from active duty, because more often than not, that isn't an easy process.

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Atlanta Falcons host Moms Safety Clinic for the first time in Chattanooga Video included

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The Atlanta Falcons hosted their "Mom's Football Safety Clinic" for the first time in Chattanooga.

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Preds fall 4-1 to Ducks, series now tied 2-2

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Nate Thompson and Jamie McGinn scored nearly 2 minutes apart late in the second period, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Thursday night to even up their first-round series at 2-2.
    

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THINKING OUT LOUD

DAVID CARROLL: “Hey Logan, this is Peyton Manning…”

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How would you like to get a phone call from your hero?  Especially if he’s a 2016 Super Bowl champion?  That’s what happened to Logan Pickett on Tuesday night. 

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Braves 4-game heater snapped by Dodgers in 10 innings

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Justin Turner gave Los Angeles the lead with a 10th-inning double and the Dodgers beat Atlanta 5-3 on Wednesday night to snap the Braves' four-game winning streak.

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Mocs wrap up last practice before Blue and Gold Game

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The UTC football team wrapped up their last spring practice Wednesday before the Blue and Gold Spring Game. 

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Mocs' McCall speaks at Orange Grove Breakfast for Champions Video included

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Pat Summitt, Phil Fulmer, Jim Foster, Derek Dooley, the list goes on. Big name after big name speaking at the annual Breakfast for Champions fundraiser at the Orange Grove Center in Chattanooga, a place helping families with intellectual disabilities since 1953. No surprise they tabbed the Southern Conference Coach of the Year to take the podium this year. Chattanooga Men's Basketball Head Coach Matt McCall didn't have to think twice.

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Several local runners finish Boston Marathon

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At least seven runners from Chattanooga finished the Boston Marathon on Monday. The fastest runner with a Chattanooga registration was Jan Gautier, who completed the race in 3 hours, 37 minutes. 

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CFC to host Quinto Elemento for the Steinbrecher Cup

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Chattanooga will host the event for the second year in a row.

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Tennessee adds Michael Schwartz to basketball coaching staff

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Tennessee coach Rick Barnes has added Michael Schwartz to his staff. Schwartz previously worked for Barnes at Texas. He spent this past season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Tulsa. 

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Super Bowl champ Manning attends NASCAR race at Bristol

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For one day, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the second most popular guy at a NASCAR race. That's what happens when the race is in Tennessee and former Volunteers great and Super Bowl champion quarterback Peyton Manning is in the house. 

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Smith's RBI in 10th helps Braves sweep Marlins 6-5

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Rookie Mallex Smith hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning and the resurgent Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep by beating Miami 6-5 Sunday.   

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Carl Edwards wins Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Speedway

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Carl Edwards avoided tire issues that hampered his teammates and took off on the final restart to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway.    

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Generals defeat Lookouts 9-5 in final game of series

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The Chattanooga Lookouts fell behind early to the Jackson Generals and could not complete the comeback in front of a season-high crowd of 5,283. 

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Orange prevails in 70-63 win in Dish Orange and White Game Video included

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A strong defensive second half that kept the Volunteer offense out of the endzone gave the Orange a 70-63 win over the White in the 2016 DISH Orange and White Game at Neyland Stadium Saturday. 

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Markakis drives in 3 to help Braves beat Marlins again, 6-4

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Nick Markakis drove in three runs with three hits and the Atlanta Braves won for the second consecutive night after losing their first nine games, beating Miami 6-4 on Saturday.     

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White Defeats Crimson, 7-3, in Golden Flake A-Day Game

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Ronnie Harrison intercepted a Cooper Bateman pass in the end zone with 1:02 left in the game to preserve a 7-3 victory for the White team over the Crimson team in the 2016 Golden Flake A-Day Spring Football Game Saturday before a crowd of 76,212 at Bryant-Denny Stadium. 

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Black defeats Red in front of record crowd

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 Tae Crowder rushed for two touchdowns and Aaron Davis returned an interception 98 yards for another as the Black team defeated the Red team 34-14 in the annual G-Day Game on Saturday

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What you need to know: Orange & White Game

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Tennessee spring football practice wraps up on Saturday with the Orange & White game.  

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Mocs Show Improvement in Second Scrimmage

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The UTC football team hit the gridiron Friday at Finley stadium for their second spring scrimmage. 

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Generals Hand Lookouts 6-3 Loss Despite a HR by DJ Hicks

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The Chattanooga Lookouts (3-6) allowed 14 hits in a 6-3 loss to the Jackson Generals (5-3) in front of a large crowd of 4,296 at at AT&T Field. 

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Forsberg goes to bank in Predators' 3-2 win over Ducks

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Filip Forsberg got credit for the tiebreaking goal with 9:35 to play, and the Nashville Predators opened their first-round playoff series with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.

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Former Cleveland football coach arrested

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A former Cleveland City Schools teacher assistant and football coach is facing drug and weapon charges.

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NBC, NFL announce schedule for Sunday and new Thursday night games

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For the 2016 season, NBC will broadcast 28 NFL games -- 19 regular-season games as part of its Sunday Night Football package, five primetime regular-season Thursday games, two NFL Playoff games, and two primetime preseason games.

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Atlanta Falcons release 2016 NFL Schedule

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The Atlanta Falcons 2016 NFL Schedule is listed here. 1 SEP 11 1:00PM  BUCCANEERS 2 SEP 18 4:25PM   AT  RAIDERS 3 SEP 26 8:30PM AT  SAINTS 4 OCT 2 1:00PM  PANTHERS 5 OCT 9 4:05PM AT  BRONCOS 6 OCT 16 4:25PM AT  SEAHAWKS 7 OCT 23 4:05PM  CHARGERS 8 OCT 30 1:00PM  PACKERS 9 NOV 3 8:25PM , AT  BUCCANEE... More>>

Tennessee Titans release 2016 NFL Schedule

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A look at the 2016 regular season opponents for the Tennessee Titans:

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Local war veteran inspires UTC men's golf team on the green

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Local war veteran and amputee, Andrew Smith, spent the day on the green with UTC men's golf to help inspire the team going into their final stretch of the season.

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U.S. women learn Olympic soccer group opponents

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By Nick Zaccardi, NBC Sports (NBC Sports) - The U.S. women’s soccer team will face France, New Zealand and Colombia in group play at the Rio Olympics as it attempts to win a fourth straight title. The men’s and women’s draws were announced Thursday. In the women’s tournament that starts Aug. 3, the top two nations from each of the three groups, plus the top two third-place teams, advance to the quarterfinals. The U.S. women will be heavily favored to advanc... More>>

Kyle Busch: Bristol a ‘great chance’ to extend win streak to six

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Kyle Busch knows he’s on a roll as he prepares for this weekend’s Xfinity Series and Sprint Cup Series races at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Vols projected by ESPN's FPI to win SEC East, Gators' Tabor disagrees

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ESPN's latest FPI (Football Power Index) projects the Vols to win the SEC East. Florida's Jalen Tabor reacts on twitter with shots at the Vols.

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HRs Fuel Lookouts to First Home Win of 2016

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Home runs by DJ Hicks and Daniel Palka fueled the Lookouts to a 5-2 win over the Jackson Generals. 

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Woods Earns SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week Honors

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Sophomore Megan Woods is this week’s General Shale Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week the league announced Wednesday. 

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Former USMNT player Landon Donovan to hold youth clinic in Chattanooga

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The Chattanooga FC Academy players are in for a special treat! The players are invited to train with former USMNT great Landon Donovan in May.  

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Atlanta Braves Player Hector Olivera Arrested in Va. After Alleged Assault

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Atlanta Braves player Hector Olivera was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly assaulted a women at a hotel in Arlington County, Virginia.  

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Kirby Smart, Georgia football can hide behind new Georgia law

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Critics are decrying a bill that would limit public access to information held by the athletic departments of state-run Georgia colleges. 

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Vols planning "special announcement" at Spring Game

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Tennessee says they have something special planned for Saturday's Orange & White game. What exactly that is, is anybody's guess. 

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Englishman Willett wearing green jacket after Spieth loses 5-shot lead

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Spieth seemed certain to become only the fourth player to win back-to-back titles at Augusta National when he made the turn with a commanding five-shot lead. But, in less than an hour, he had totally thrown it away, handing the championship to England's Danny Willett.
    

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Mocs Sweep Western Carolina in Doubleheader, Win Series 2-1

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 The Chattanooga Mocs softball team swept Western Carolina on Sunday, winning 4-3 and 12-2 in five innings at Cullowhee, N.C.

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Moss, Carpenter hit 3-run HRs as Cardinals top Braves 12-7

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Brandon Moss and Matt Carpenter hit three-run homers and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Braves 12-7 on Sunday to keep Atlanta as the only NL team without a win.   

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Lookouts earn first win of 2016

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Lookouts lefty David Hurlbut got early help as the Lookouts spotted him a six to two lead in the third inning and a 9-5 win, first win of the 2016 season.

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Former Saints defensive end Will Smith shot and killed; suspect arrested

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Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot and killed Saturday after a traffic accident. An emailed statement from New Orleans city coroner Jeffrey C. Rouse said that Smith died "of multiple gunshot wounds" after a traffic accident in the city's Lower Garden District. 

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Spieth's lead trimmed to 1 after double on 18

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Jordan Spieth finished the third round of the Masters with a bogey and a double-bogey and will head into Sunday with only a one-shot lead.

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Martinez leads Cardinals to 12-2 win over struggling Braves

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Martinez leads Cardinals to 12-2 win over struggling Braves.

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Mocs football has room for improvement after first spring scrimmage

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The UTC football team held their first spring scrimmage Friday afternoon in Finley stadium.

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Cleveland High School hires new Girls Varsity Basketball Coach

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Cleveland City Schools and Cleveland High School Principal, Autumn O’Bryan, are pleased to announce the selection of Tony Williams as the CHS Head Girls Varsity Basketball Coach.  

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NCAA's heavy hammer falls on Donnie Tyndall, hit with 10-year show-cause penalty

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Former Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall has been hit with a 10-year show cause by the NCAA for his role in rules violations that occurred at the school during his tenure.

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Report: Peyton Manning consulted with John Madden about future role

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It’s no surprise he’s talking to some of the highest-profile people in many fields before he commits himself to a post-football direction.

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Tyler Summitt resigns as La Tech Women's Head Coach citing inappropriate relationship

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Tyler Summitt has resigned as Louisiana Tech women's basketball coach and acknowledged having an inappropriate relationship.

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McLennan Named SoCon Golfer of the Month

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Chattanooga Mocs senior golfer Emily McLennan is the Southern Conference Golfer of the Month for March the league announced Thursday. 

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The Latest: Ernie Els 7 putts from 2 feet on 1st hole

The Latest on the opening round of play at the Masters on Thursday. (all times local):

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School Patrol

8 Walker Valley baseball players suspended after field trip drinking incident

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School officials credit the coaches for taking quick action after finding out the students drank wine and beer during a recent trip to South Carolina.

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TN Attorney General rules fantasy sports as gambling and illegal

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The Tennessee Attorney General has declared that fantasy sports contests are gambling. 

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Chattanooga Lookouts return 19 from Championship team

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The Chattanooga Lookouts held their 2016 Media Day Tuesday.

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NFL picks Twitter to stream Thursday night games

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The NFL has picked Twitter to stream its Thursday night games. When the league negotiated its latest deal for Thursdays, it decided to sell the streaming rights separately for an "over the top" broadcast.

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Tennessee spent $1.4M for Outback Bowl, made $15,687 in profit

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Tennessee brought in $1,455,450 in revenue for the Outback Bowl and spent $1,439,763 for a profit of $15,687, according to information received Monday by the News Sentinel through a public records request.

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Final will be battle between former Big East rivals

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Syracuse's 80-59 win over Washington sets up a matchup between two former Big East rivals in the national championship game.

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Opening Day in MLB

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The 2016 major league baseball season began on a sunny but cool day in Pittsburgh as the Pirates beat the Cardinals 4-1. 

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Wins all around for Chattanooga State Baseball and Softball

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Chattanooga State Baseball and Softball teams concluded their series with Southwest Tennessee. 

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Former Soccer star Abby Wambach arrested for DUII in Portland

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Retired United States soccer star Abby Wambach was arrested on a DUII charge in Portland Saturday night. 

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Inside-outside job lifts Tar Heels to 83-66 win over Orange

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Marcus Paige made three 3-pointers in the second half to help North Carolina get untracked from long range and stifle a Syracuse rally for an 83-66 victory that moved the Tar Heels one win from the program's sixth title.  

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Mocs Fall to Samford in Doubleheader

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The Chattanooga Mocs softball team fell to Samford 10-0 and 7-6 in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday. 

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Villanova stomps OU by 44 in record Final Four

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Villanova is going to the national championship game for the third time in school history and first time since winning it all in 1985.

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Hixson beats Boyd Buchanan; Cleveland falls to Carolina Royals

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Hixson Baseball played host to Boyd Buchanan early Saturday, followed by Cleveland and Carolina Royals.

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Weather holds out for Boyd Speedway's largest racing event

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The Lucas Oil Late Model Series features a national group of drivers that travel all over the country to race on the dirt track, and Friday night Boyd Speedway hosted the national event.

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Remembering Cleveland Grimes and his impact on soccer in Chattanooga

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Cleveland Grimes, the longtime executive director of Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority, passed away Tuesday at the age 58. 

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 Chattanooga Mocs men's basketball coach Matt McCall is a finalist for both the Hugh Durham and Joe B. Hall Awards presented by CollegeInsider.com.   

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5 players accuse US soccer federation of wage discrimination

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Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and Hope Solo maintain in the EEOC filing they were paid nearly four times less than their male counterparts on the U.S. men's national team. 

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NASCAR driver faces seven charges in biggest tobacco-smuggling bust in North America

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The investigation has proof of at least 158 transports of illegal tobacco from North Carolina to Canada from 2014-16.

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Butch Jones phone records show calls with players, police after rape accusations

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Newly released cell phone records from Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones show a flurry of phone calls to police and players in the early hours of Nov. 16, shortly after a woman said she was raped by two members of the UT football team. 

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A few hundred Hamilton County residents are expected to report for jury selection Wednesday in the Vanderbilt rape case.

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US likely would miss World Cup if it loses to Guatemala

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If the United States loses to Guatemala on Tuesday, the Americans almost certainly would fail to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. 

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The Atlanta Braves have released outfielder Nick Swisher. The team won't take much of a financial hit, even though Swisher is set to make $15 million this season. 

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Vandy's Wade Baldwin declares for NBA Draft

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Baldwin averaged 14.1 points per game, 4 rebounds, and 5.2 assist per game. Baldwin is projected to be a late 1st round draft pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. 

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Syracuse women beat Lady Vols 89-67, head to 1st Final Four

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The Lady Vols' season comes to an end after falling to Syracuse 89-67 in the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament Sunday. 

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Lady Vols prepare for Elite 8 matchup against Syracuse

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The Lady Vols are preparing for a rematch in their Elite 8 game on Sunday. They'll take on No. 4 seed Syracuse at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN. Syracuse and Tennessee met earlier in the season on Nov. 20th. 

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UT returns to Neyland Stadium for Competition Saturday

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Tennessee made its return to Neyland Stadium for Competition Saturday as it wrapped up its second week of spring practice.

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Mocs Clinch 5-4 Win over Furman to Win Series 2-1

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The Chattanooga Mocs softball team beat Furman 5-4 to clinch the Southern Conference opening series 2-1 in Frost Stadium. 

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Notre Dame QB Darras commits to Furman

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One of the cities most prolific passing arms has found a college home. Notre Dame QB Alex Darras has committed to play football for Furman.

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Former NFL, Tide player Kevin Turner dies after battling ALS

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 Kevin Turner, former NFL and Alabama football player, has passed away at age 46.

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Spurrier, who played high school football in Johnson City, also won the 1966 Heisman Trophy as a Florida quarterback.

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Turner Field's new menu additions are beyond odd

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Ahead of the 2016 baseball season, Turner Field announced new menu items throughout the park. The home of the Atlanta Braves has taken ballpark favorites to the next level with the addition of these dishes.

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Lookouts unveil new uniforms for 2016

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 Lookouts revealed their new home, away, and alternate jerseys for the 2016 season.

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Knoxville PD releases 2015 UT rape investigation file

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The Knoxville Police Department on Monday morning made public the case file that details its investigation into a reported September 2015 forcible rape involving a former University of Tennessee football player.

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Tennessee knocks off Arizona State 75-64 in NCAAs

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Tennessee completed its improbable run to the Sweet 16 by beating Arizona State 75-64 Sunday night.    

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Brainerd falls to Fulton 59-50 in AA state final

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The Fulton Falcons fight off Brainerd Saturday night to win their third state championship in school history.

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FINAL: Lady Mocs lose to Mississippi St. in round one of NCAA Tournament

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UTC Lady Mocs defeated by Mississippi State 60-50 in the first round of the Women’s NCAA Tournament.

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Lady Vols face Arizona State in second round of NCAA Tournament

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The No. 7 seed Lady Vols (20-13) will put their undefeated second round record on the line against No. 2 seed Arizona State (26-6) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

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Middle Tennessee St upsets No. 2 seed Michigan State, 90-81

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No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee State sent the biggest shock yet through the NCAA Tournament on Friday, topping second-seeded Michigan State 90-81 in the first round.

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FINAL: UTC Mocs defeated by Indiana Hoosiers 99-74

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UTC students cheer on Mocs as they return to campus

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The Mocs struggled to keep up with the Indiana Hoosiers' offense Thursday night and lost 99-to-74. But the 25 point difference has not stopped UTC fans from supporting the blue and gold as the team returned home.

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Tim James returns to East Ridge High as football coach

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The son of East Ridge High legendary coach (and stadium namesake) Raymond James will return to lead the Pioneers in the 2016, according to principal Tammy Helton.

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Colts to retire Manning's No. 18, add statue to stadium

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Less than two weeks after announcing his retirement in Denver, Manning returned to his first NFL home one more time to thank his supporters.

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The calm before the storm: Mocs prepare for Hoosiers

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The Mocs hit the hardwood Wednesday for their last practice before the first round of the NCAA Tournament.  

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Channel 3's March Madness Brackets

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The Channel 3 staff takes a crack at choosing which team they believe will be cutting down the nets in April.  The Round of 64 starts Thursday at noon. 

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Florida, Georgia agree to keep playing in Jacksonville

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Florida and Georgia will continue playing their annual rivalry game in Jacksonville through 2021. The schools and the city announced a five-year agreement Wednesday. 

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President Obama picks Indiana over Chattanooga

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President Barack Obama has chosen the Indiana Hoosiers to defeat our Chattanooga Mocs in the Round of 64. The 12th seed, Chattanooga Mocs will play 5th seed, Indiana on Thursday at 7:10 p.m.

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Coaching carousel pays off for Texas, VCU, Chattanooga

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One year after they were linked in the offseason coaching carousel, Texas, VCU and Chattanooga have something else in common: All three are in the NCAA Tournament with their new staffs.

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Mocs "Hype Video" to get you set for NCAA Tournament

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Enjoy some of the Mocs best highlights combined into one video from their record setting 29-win season. Then, get set to enjoy WRCB's coverage from Iowa, Paul Shahen will be live in Des Moines with the Mocs starting on Wednesday. 

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UTC Mocs take on the Indiana Hoosiers first round of NCAA Tournament

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The UTC Mocs, seeded 12th, (29-5) have their dance partner and it is a date with five seed, Indiana Hoosiers (25-7), the two will square off Thursday, March 17th in Des Moines, Iowa.  

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Kentucky edges Texas A&M 82-77 for 29th SEC tourney title

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Derek Willis's 3-pointer with 1:01 left in overtime put Kentucky ahead to stay, and the 16th-ranked Wildcats beat No. 17 Texas A&M 82-77 in overtime on Sunday for their second straight Southeastern Conference Tournament championship and 29th overall. 

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Middle Tennessee wins C-USA tourney, 55-53 over Old Dominion

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Reggie Upshaw made two free throws with 2.9 seconds left to lift Middle Tennessee to a 55-53 victory over Old Dominion on Saturday in the Conference USA tournament. The Blue Raiders (24-9) earned their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2013.

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Bradley Central falls 38-31 in semifinals against Oak Ridge

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Bradley Central falls short 38-31 in the AAA semifinals against Oak Ridge.

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Mocs release 2016 Football Schedule

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The Chattanooga Mocs announced the 2016 football schedule today.  UTC has an 11-game schedule set for the fall, including six home contests at Finley Stadium.  

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GA House OKs religious expression bill for high school sports

Changes could be on the horizon for Georgia high school athletics.

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Bradley Central moves on to semifinals with win over Dickson Co.

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Bradley Central faced Dickson County Wednesday afternoon in the girls' basketball AAA semifinals, their third trip to state finals in four seasons. 

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Ooltewah sub teacher dismissed for sending pictures to student

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The substitute teacher who has been filling in for  the Ooltewah High coach suspended in the recent rape case is now in trouble himself. 

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Marion Co. seniors sign with Cumberland

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Three Marion County High School football players signed their national letter of intent Tuesday. 

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Baylor's Kaleigh Clemons named TSSAA Miss Basketball

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Senior guard Kaleigh Clemons from Baylor School was named the TSSAA's Miss Basketball award winner for the second year straight for Division II AA.  

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UTC Mocs holds off ETSU 73-67 to win SoCon championship

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Greg Pryor and Tre' McLean each had 13 points, and top-seeded Chattanooga held on to defeat second-seeded East Tennessee State 73-67 on Monday night to win the Southern Conference championship and earn an automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament.

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The Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins will play on the U.S. military base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on July 3 in a 12,500-capacity ballpark to be built with funding by Major League Baseball and the players' association. 

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Former Georgia Tech and Detroit Lions wide receiver, Calvin Johnson has retired from the NFL. Johnson released this statement on the Detroit Lions website. 

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College Football Playoff moves semis to earlier kickoffs

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The College Football Playoff semifinals are staying on New Year's Eve - despite last season's television ratings - but the schedule is getting a tweak. 

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Thank you Peyton! Manning retires as an all-time great

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Manning, tearfully at times, announced his retirement Monday and acknowledged the role Tennessee had in his career.

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The Chattanooga Mocs are one win away from their 11th trip to the NCAA Championships. The Mocs captured a hard-fought 73-69 win over Western Carolina in the semifinals of the Southern Conference tournament.

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Lady Mocs Defeat Mercer 65-57 to Win SoCon Tournament

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It was a battle of regular season Southern Conference co-champions. The tradition of Chattanooga against the upstart newcomer Mercer. In the end, experience won out in a 65-57 Mocs win. It's the 17th SoCon Tourney Championship for UTC, fourth in a row.   

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High school championships played on non-regulation hoops

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The Georgia high school basketball championships were played on goals that weren't in the proper location. The state governing body doesn't plan to alter the results of the 14 title games played at the Macon Centreplex, saying the baskets were the same at each end of the court, so no one gained a competitive edge. 

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Chattanooga heads to SoCon semis with 59-54 win over Samford

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The Chattanooga Mocs got a tremendous effort off the bench in a 59-54 quarterfinal win over Samford in the Southern Conference Championships. Duke Ethridge had his first double-double of his UTC career with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

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Falcons apologize for inappropriate question at NFL combine

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The Atlanta Falcons have apologized for having one of their coaches ask an inappropriate question to Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple during the NFL's annual scouting combine this week in Indianapolis. 

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Lady Mocs survive scare from Samford in semi-finals

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The Lady Mocs took Samford today in Asheville, NC.  

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Mocs down WCU to advance to SoCon semifinal

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The Lady Mocs advance the next round of the SoCon tournament semifinals.

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Obama honors Alabama's championship football team

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President Barack Obama says the University of Alabama football team's fourth appearance at the White House in seven years is a sign that he's brought it some good luck. 

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Reports: Texans to cut former Vols RB Arian Foster

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NBC and multiple media outlets report the Houston Texans are parting ways with four-time Pro Bowl running back and former Tennessee Volunteer Arian Foster. 

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    Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is in the process of deciding whether to sign a law that its supporters call a “religious liberty” bill but which opponents point out would legalize anti-gay discrimination in the state. The NFL is letting the governor know that if he signs the bill, it could jeopardize Atlanta’s chances of hosting the Super Bowl. 

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    Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is in the process of deciding whether to sign a law that its supporters call a “religious liberty” bill but which opponents point out would legalize anti-gay discrimination in the state. The NFL is letting the governor know that if he signs the bill, it could jeopardize Atlanta’s chances of hosting the Super Bowl. 

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