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Sherman doubts any punishment ahead for Patriots

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PHOENIX (AP) - Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman doubts the Patriots will be punished by the NFL if they are found guilty of doctoring footballs in the AFC championship game. The All-Pro, relishing not being in the "villain" role for next Sunday's Super Bowl, stressed the close relationship between NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England owner Robert Kraft as his main reason for his skepticism. Sherman said after defending champion Seattle's arrival in Phoenix that a "conflict of int... More>>

Browns "disappointed" by report Gordon failed drug test

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CLEVELAND (AP) - The Browns say they are disappointed about a report that troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon has failed another drug test and could be facing a one-year NFL ban. ESPN, citing anonymous sources, first reported Gordon's failed test. Pro Football Talk said Gordon tested positive for alcohol. In a statement on Sunday, the Browns declined further comment due to "the confidential nature of the NFL's substance abuse policy." The Browns said they have not been notified by the league o... More>>

Patriots to be on way to Super Bowl before storm hits

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots should be on their way to the Super Bowl in Arizona before a major snowstorm arrives. The team plans to leave Logan Airport in Boston at 12:30 p.m. on Monday after a City Hall rally scheduled for 11 a.m. Light snow is expected at mid-day before intensifying at night. On their way to the airport, team owner Robert Kraft, president Jonathan Kraft and coach Bill Belichick are expected to speak at the rally. Players Tom Brady, Dan Connolly, Vince ... More>>

Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack

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CHICAGO (AP) - An attorney representing the family of Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks says the Hall of Famer died after suffering a heart attack. Mark Bogen spoke Sunday at a downtown hotel with Banks' widow, Liz. He said Banks suffered a heart attack on Friday, the same day he died. Bogen declined to elaborate. Banks' widow also declined to comment about her husband's death. Banks spent his entire 19-year career with the Cubs. He hit 512 home runs and was twice named the National League's Mos... More>>

Jeff Gordon to be Fox guest analyst during XFINITY season

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Fox Sports will use a rotation of drivers, including Jeff Gordon, in its coverage of NASCAR's second-tier XFINITY Series this season. Fox Sports 1 will broadcast 12 races this year while two will be on Fox. Adam Alexander will do play-by-play alongside Michael Waltrip and current Sprint Cup drivers that include Gordon, reigning champion Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski. Fox did not specify which races the four-time champion will call. Gordon said Thursday this season w... More>>

No. 5 Lady Vols rally for 59-51 victory over No. 22 Georgia

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jordan Reynolds scored 15 points and No. 5 Tennessee came from behind in the second half for a 59-51 victory Sunday over No. 22 Georgia, which lost leading scorer Shacobia Barbee to an injury. Barbee got hurt with less than three minutes left in the first half, was helped off the court and walked to the locker room on crutches just before halftime. She didn't return in the second half. Tennessee (17-3, 7-0 SEC) won despite failing to score in the first eight-plus minut... More>>

Tennessee Boys Basketball How They Fared

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By The Associated Press Class AAA 1. Hamilton (2-15) beat Mitchell 66-62, beat Whitehaven 61-58. 2. Bearden (23-1) beat William Blount 65-34, beat Hardin Valley 83-62. 3. Southwind (19-2) beat Bolton 72-64, beat Wooddale 81-69, beat Ridgeway 77-71. 4. Oak Ridge (20-2) beat Knoxville Halls 77-41, beat Anderson County 73-51. 5. Blackman (15-3) beat Siegel 51-33, beat Oakland 44-39. 6. Jefferson County (19-5) beat Morristown West 65-32, beat Morristown East 83-27. 7. White County (21-2) beat Cum... More>>

Boston College edges Georgia Tech 64-62 for first ACC win

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ATLANTA (AP) - Olivier Hanlan scored 25 points, including a go-ahead basket with 1:10 remaining, and Boston College held off Georgia Tech 64-62 on Sunday for its first ACC win. Patrick Heckmann added 12 points for Boston College (9-9, 1-5 Atlantic Coast Conference). The loss left Georgia Tech (9-10, 0-7) winless in the ACC. Of the Yellow Jackets' seven straight conference losses, six have been by no more than seven points. Marcus Georges-Hunt led Georgia Tech with 20 points, including two fre... More>>

Eastern Michigan basketball player and fellow student killed

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YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say an Eastern Michigan University women's basketball player and another student were killed in a head-on collision. The Washtenaw County sheriff's department says the collision happened at around 1 a.m. Sunday in Ypsilanti Township. It says a vehicle driven by 21-year-old junior forward Shannise Heady veered over the road's center line, hitting an oncoming vehicle. Heady, of Hazel Crest, Illinois, and her passenger, 23-year-old senior Jordan Hopki... More>>

Quinn has led Seattle to record-setting defense

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Almost every day during training camp and often during the season, Dan Quinn would put on large padded gloves and essentially go through a sparring session with the Seattle Seahawks defensive linemen as they warmed up for practice working on pass rushing techniques. Once Quinn got into the position of being a defensive coordinator - after years of working as a position coach - he was not going to become someone who watched and coached from afar. "This is a people business... More>>

Mocs keep pace for first place with 81-72 win over UNCG Video included

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.(GoMocs.com)---A quartet of double-digit scorers led the Southern Conference-leading Chattanooga Mocs to an 81-72 win over visiting UNCG Saturday evening. UTC shares first place at 7-1 with Wofford, a game ahead of Mercer at 6-2. The Mocs improve to 14-7, while the Spartans fall to 6-15, 2-6 in the league. Greg Pryor posted a team-high 19 points, with Justin Tuoyo adding 18. The duo combined for 24 in the second half, none bigger than two in the closing minute. Tevon Sad... More>>

Gilbert leads Lady Mocs in 67-45 drubbing of Furman

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team ran its Southern Conference win streak to 39 straight games Saturday afternoon at the McKenzie Arena with a 67-45 win over Furman. The Mocs improve to 17-3 overall and 5-0 in league play while the Paladins, picked to finish second in the conference, are 12-9 on the year and 1-4 against the SoCon. Freshman Keiana Gilbert (Columbia, Tenn.) led four Chattanooga players in double figures with a game-high 1... More>>

Lady Moc netters record second shutout

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (GoMocs.com)---The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team moved to 2-0 on the year with its second shutout in as many outings. This time the Mocs blanked visiting Kennesaw State at the McCallie School. “It was a fun match tonight,” stated head coach Jeff Clark. “We had a great crowd out here and I thought our team brought a lot of energy.” UTC won all 10 matches, beginning with three doubles victories. Senior Claire Mulyadi and junior Kelsey Coots led the d... More>>

Mocs down UNC-Greensboro 81-72

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Justin Tuoyo had 18 points, nine rebounds and four blocks to help Chattanooga to an 81-72 victory over UNC Greensboro on Saturday night. Tuoyo shot 4 of 6 from the floor and made 10 of 15 free throws. Greg Pryor added 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting, including 3 of 6 from long range. Martynas Bareika had 14 points and Eric Robertson chipped in 13 for Chattanooga (14-7, 7-1 Southern Conference), which has won a season-high five straight games. Chattanooga had a one-poin... More>>

Twins 3B Plouffe enters season with Sano waiting for chance

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - When Trevor Plouffe signed a $4.8 million, one-year deal, he became the highest-paid third baseman in Minnesota Twins history. The question is, how long will he hold that position? Plouffe is coming off of a solid season in which he hit 14 home runs and led the team with 80 RBIs. But star prospect Miguel Sano is healthy and itching for a crack at the big leagues. Plouffe says he's not worried at all about the young power hitter on his heels. He has worked hard to improve hi... More>>

Moc Netters Drop 4-3 Match to Austin Peay

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HIXSON, TN (GoMocs.com)---The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team dropped a tight 4-3 match to Austin Peay in its home opener today. The Mocs won the doubles point, but could not maintain their momentum in singles play. Juniors Luke Saunders and Nick Wingord set the tone early in doubles. They posted a 6-1 win over Aleksas Tverijonas and Aaron Jumonville at No. 2. Junior John Peacey and sophomore Lucas Plesky clinched the point with a 6-4 win over Dimitar Ristovski and I... More>>

Jones helps Texas A&M outlast Tennessee 67-61 Video included

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jalen Jones scored 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds Saturday as Texas AM outlasted Tennessee 67-61 for its fourth straight victory. All four wins have come in Southeastern Conference competition, giving the Aggies (13-5, 4-2 SEC) their longest conference winning streak since moving from the Big 12 to the SEC in 2012. Tennessee (12-6, 4-2) had cut a 17-point, second-half deficit down to five when Volunteers guard Kevin Punter missed a driving layup attempt with 1... More>>

Twins, Duensing agree to $2.7M, 1-year deal

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with left-hander Brian Duensing on a $2.7 million, one-year deal to avoid arbitration. The Twins announced the deal on Saturday. It also allowed the Twins to reach deals with all six of their arbitration-eligible players without going to a hearing. Duensing, a lefty specialist out of the bullpen, went 3-3 with a 3.31 ERA in 54 appearances last season. He has been with the Twins all six of his years and asked for a raise from $2 milli... More>>

Belichick on deflated balls: 'We try to do everything right'

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is defending the way his team preps its game balls and said his team earned its spot in the Super Bowl fairly. Belichick gave an unscheduled talk to the media covering the team on Saturday. He described how the footballs are prepped and said he's learned a lot more about the science of air pressure than he knew from a lifetime around the game. The NFL is investigating why footballs used by the team in the AFC championship game... More>>

VMI overpowers The Citadel, 85-75

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LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - Julian Eleby scored 15 points off the bench, including hitting 10 of 13 at the free throw line, to lead VMI to an 85-75 win over The Citadel on Saturday. Brian Brown finished with 12 points and three steals and Trey Chapman added 11 points for the Keydets (8-13, 4-6 Southern Conference), whose win was their first at home over the Bulldogs in conference play since 1996. VMI led just 35-31 at halftime, but opened the second half on a 14-3 run, capped off by a Jordan Weethe... More>>

Pro Bowl officials to use tablets for video reviews

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The NFL will test having game officials use tablets for video reviews in Sunday's Pro Bowl Coaches and players for the first time have been using the Microsoft Surface tablets on the sidelines all season to look at photos of previous plays. Having the referee look at replays to determine if calls were correct could lead to eliminating the official going "under the hood" for reviews. An NFL staffer will wear a backpack containing wireless radios, and will hold a Surface ... More>>

Arkansas survives 61-60 as Missouri late free throws miss

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Alandise Harris scored 14 points while Bobby Portis added 12 and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Arkansas past Missouri 61-60 on Saturday. Missouri had a chance to take the lead with 3.3 seconds remaining with Wes Clark at the free throw line, but both of the sophomore guard's attempts rattled off the rim and missed. Arkansas (15-4, 4-2) moved to 2-1 on the road in Southeastern Conference play this season and 12-36 away from Bud Walton Arena under fourth-year coach Mike Ander... More>>

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond

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CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is being remembered for his positive outlook and brilliant playing career in a steady stream of tributes. Banks died Friday night at the age of 83. A makeshift memorial outside Wrigley Field on Saturday included flowers, an Ernie Banks bobblehead and pictures of the Chicago Cubs great with fans. A No. 14 jersey was draped over one part of a small fence with the inscription "'Let's play two'" - the iconic saying he was known for - and then "Not without ... More>>

Alabama offensive coordinator Kiffin returning for 2nd year

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Lane Kiffin says he's coming back to Alabama for a second season as offensive coordinator. Kiffin had reportedly been a candidate to become offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers. He and coach Nick Saban issued statements announcing the news. Kiffin says he wanted "to reaffirm my commitment to the University of Alabama, coach Saban, and our team." The former head coach of the Oakland Raiders, Southern California and Tennessee led Alabama to a school-record f... More>>

For streaking Atlanta Hawks, it's all about the balance

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ATLANTA (AP) - The Hawks know it can be done. Last year, they watched the San Antonio Spurs blow out LeBron James' Miami Heat for the NBA title without anyone carrying the bulk of the load. Still, this is rather rare territory in a star-driven league, a team pushing itself into the championship mix without one or two players standing above all the others. Atlanta, which has set a franchise record with 15 straight wins and leads the East with a stunning 36-8 record, is a team in every sense of... More>>

Buckeyes celebrate title at Ohio Stadium

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - After leading Ohio State to a national championship, Joey Bosa had one question for the 45,000 fans who crowded into Ohio Stadium in late January. "How are you guys out here right now? It's freezing," he said from a makeshift stage erected on the south end of the field. Buckeyes fans were on their feet as coach Urban Meyer and the team emerged from the southeast tunnel obscured by fog and flanked by flames. Onstage, local politicians delivered speeches and players danced... More>>

UTC Women Host Furman Saturday Afternoon

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (GoMocs.com) --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will welcome Furman Saturday afternoon to open a three-game home stand at the McKenzie Arena. The Mocs will host the Paladins in the first of a doubleheader with the men's team. Chattanooga is 16-3 on the year and 4-0 in league play. The Mocs are on a 12-game win streak and have won 38 consecutive Southern Conference games dating back to Jan. 12, 2013 with a win at Georgia Southern. The Mocs lead the Southern Confe... More>>

Furman rolls over Allen 82-46

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Stephen Croone scored 20 points, including 3 of 4 3-pointers, Geoff Beans added 12 - all 3s - and Furman rolled over NAIA member Allen University 82-46 on Saturday. Kendrec Ferrara added 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds off the bench and the Paladins (6-13) shot 10 of 28 from distance (35.7 percent) and never trailed. Kris Acox had nine boards and Furman's bench outscored Allen's starters 28-21. Croone scored nine straight points, including two 3-pointers, and Furma... More>>

Moc Grapplers Score 33-3 Win Over The Citadel

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (GoMocs.com)--The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team dominated The Citadel in a 33-3 win at Maclellan Gym Friday night. The Mocs won nine of 10 matches for their 18th consecutive Southern Conference victory, improving to 8-5 overall and 3-0 in league matches. “It was a good match,” stated UTC head coach Heath Eslinger. The Mocs are now 32-1 in his six years with the Mocs. “The goal is always to win all 10 matches, but winning nine of 10 is good. We wrestled ... More>>

Booker leads No. 1 Kentucky to 58-43 win

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Devin Booker scored 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 13 and No. 1 Kentucky matched its best start under coach John Calipari with a 58-43 victory over South Carolina on Saturday. The Wildcats (19-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) pulled away with 14 straight points after the Gamecocks (10-8, 1-5) took their last lead at 24-23 with 4:31 in the opening half. Kentucky's lead never fell below double digits after that. The Wildcats were 19-0 in 2010, Calipari's first season in Ke... More>>

Tampa Bay hires Vols Offensive Coordinator Mike Bajakian Video included

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to revamp their offensive staff, adding Mike Bajakian as quarterbacks coach. More>>

Mocs slow down VMI, win 4th straight SoCon game Video included

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The Chattanooga Mocs ran past VMI 86-64 in McKenzie Arena Thursday night. The victory puts the Mocs at 13-7 overall, 6-1 in the Southern Conference tied for first with Wofford. The Keydets drop to 7-13, 3-6 in league contests. More>>

Lady Vols bounce back and down LSU, 75-58 Video included

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#5 Tennessee stayed perfect in SEC play posting a 75-58 victory over LSU on Thursday night. The win came during `We Back Pat' Week as basketball icon Pat Summitt was in attendance at Thompson-Boling Arena. More>>

DeflateGate: Is QB Tom Brady the prime suspect?

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Brady laughed it off on Monday morning, hours after the Patriots routed the Indianapolis Colts. He told Boston radio station WEEI that any suggestion of tampering was "ridiculous." More>>

Jeff Gordon to retire as full-time driver after 2015 season

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The 43-year-old Gordon is coming off one of his best seasons in years. He won four times in 2014, including the Brickyard 400. More>>

Shafaat to Participate in the College Gridiron Showcase

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (GoMocs.com)---Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga All-American tight end Faysal Shafaat is set to participate in the 2015 College Gridiron Showcase All-Star Game. The event takes place at the University of Texas – Arlington's Maverick Stadium on January 31. College Gridiron Showcase is an All Star football game for ALL College Football Divisions. This game showcases and provides exposure for top college senior football players from around the country. The players w... More>>

Mocs Host The Citadel & VMI This Weekend

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (GoMocs.com)---The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team hosts a pair of Southern Conference matches this weekend. The Mocs welcome The Citadel on Friday, Jan. 23, and VMI on Sunday, Jan. 25. UTC is 7-5 overall and a winner in four-straight outings. The Mocs are second in the SoCon with a 2-0 conference tally. Appalachian State leads the league with a 3-0 mark, 6-6 overall. The Citadel is third at 2-1 and 4-4 overall. The match against the Bulldogs is set for 6... More>>

Game info for Thursday, VMI at UTC Men's Basketball

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The Mocs lead the series 37-11. The two schools have only played each other as members of the Southern Conference. The last time the two matched up was a 77-58 SoCon Tourney win on March 7, 2003. Series notes, records and last meeting are on page 6 of the notes package. More>>

Richt gets extension and raise

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The Executive Committee approved a recommendation by McGarity to extend the head coach's contract by two years which will tie Richt to Georgia through the 2019 season. He will also receive a new annual compensation of $4 million. More>>

Former Mocs QB BJ Coleman lands in Arena Football League with Arizona

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The Arizona Rattlers have been assigned former Green Bay Packers draft pick B.J. Coleman, the League office announced today. More>>

Huesman and Mocs add three assistants, including Chattanooga native Tony Brown

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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football coach Russ Huesman announced the hiring of three new assistant coaches today. Two former NFL players and an experienced collegiate assistant highlight this new group of Mocs. More>>

Vols take 3rd straight SEC game with 66-62 win over South Carolina

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Tennessee continued its winning ways on the road with a 66-62 victory over South Carolina at Colonial Life Arena on Tuesday night. The Vols held off a late charge to move to 12-5 overall and 4-1 in the SEC with a 3-0 mark on the road. Tennessee has won 10 of its last 12 games. More>>

Shumpert named SoCon player of the week

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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga sophomore guard Chelsey Shumpert(Paducah, Ky.) was selected the Southern Conference Player of the Week, marking the first time for a Chattanooga player this season. More>>

LPGA player Pancake signs deal with Waffle House

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LPGA player Brooke Pancake announced Tuesday a new sponsorship deal with Waffle House.
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No. 6 Notre Dame snaps No. 5 Tennessee's 11-game win streak

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#5 Tennessee saw its 12-game winning streak come to an end on Monday night at #6 Notre Dame as the Irish posted an 88-77 victory.Jewell Loyd led the Irish (17-2) with 34 points making 13-of-23 from the floor. More>>

UTC Women win 12th straight, dominate UNCG 81-43

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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team shot 75 percent from beyond the 3-point line Monday night in an 81-46 victory at UNCG in Southern Conference action. More>>

Agent: Woods' front tooth knocked out by videographer

Tiger Woods has another reason not to like cameras - his agent said it cost him a tooth. More>>

King commits to UTC Video included

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CHATTANOOGA, TN- (WRCB)-- Mocs Head Football Coach Russ Huesman has received another commitment to the 2015 season, the latest coming over the weekend from Montgomery, Alabama prep prospect Adrian King.King, from Robert E. Lee High School, earned the Generals' Most Valuable Player distinction for the past two seasons playing both sides of the ball, offensively at quarterback as well as a defensive back.According to gamechangers.com, the 5"11, 190 pounder can run a 4.4 40 dash and can squat 50... More>>

Falcons to have second interview with Seahawks' Quinn

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ATLANTA (AP) - Seattle's NFC championship game win isn't stopping the Atlanta Falcons from talking with Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Quinn's agent, Rick Smith, confirmed to The Associated Press on Sunday night the Falcons will meet with Quinn on Monday. NFL's anti-tampering rules allow head coach candidates to hold second meetings with teams on the bye week between conference championship games and the Super Bowl. The Falcons can't offer the job to Quinn until after the Feb. 1 Su... More>>

Patriots beat Colts 45-7, will play Seattle in Super Bowl

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns and LeGarrette Blount ran in three more on Sunday to lead the New England Patriots into the Super Bowl with a 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots won their eighth AFC championship - their sixth under Brady and coach Bill Belichick. They will play the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 1. New England (14-4) opened a 14-point lead in the first half and then broke it open in a driving rain ... More>>

AP Source: Broncos finalizing 4-year deal with Gary Kubiak

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Denver Broncos GM John Elway is hashing out a four-year contract with Gary Kubiak to become the team's head coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement isn't expected to be announced until Monday. Kubiak replaces John Fox, who was ousted last Monday following Denver's loss to Indianapolis in the playoffs. Elway and team president Joe Ellis met with Kubiak in Houston ... More>>

Rodgers, Boldin, Davis finalists for NFL's Man of Year

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NEW YORK (AP) - Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin and Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis have been selected as finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. The winner will be announced during the NFL Honors awards special in Arizona on Jan. 31, the night before the Super Bowl. The award, named after the late Hall of Fame running back, recognizes a player's off-field community service as well as his playing excellence. The winner will re... More>>

Lady Mocs to UNCG Monday

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (GoMocs.com)--- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga returns to the road after a brief stop at the Roundhouse. The Mocs will take on UNCG Monday night at Fleming Gymnasium in a 7 p.m. tilt. SCOUTING CHATTANOOGA The Mocs are 15-3 on the year and have won their last 11 games, including three straight Southern Conference matchups. On Saturday, UTC scored a season-best 83 points in a 31-point win over Western Carolina for its third league win. All 10 available players sco... More>>

Seahawks rally stuns Packers 28-22 in OT for NFC title

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SEATTLE (AP) - Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into overtime to lift the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 28-22 victory over Green Bay in the NFC championship game. The Seahawks became the first defending champion to make the Super Bowl in 10 years, and will play the winner of the AFC title game between Indianapolis and New England. Outplayed much of Sunday and plagued by five turnovers, the Seahawks (14-4) trailed 16-7 with 2:09 remaining. That's when Wilson ... More>>

Reserves lift No. 22 Mississippi State past Alabama 66-50

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Kendra Grant and Morgan Williams came off the bench to score 17 and 12 points, respectively, to lead No. 15 Mississippi State to a 66-50 win over Alabama on Sunday. The defense for the Bulldogs (19-2, 4-2 SEC) was dominant, holding the Crimson Tide (11-9, 0-5) to 30 percent shooting, just 1 of 7 from 3-point range, and forcing 22 turnovers. Another reserve, Martha Alwal, grabbed 10 rebounds, had three steals and blocked three of the seven shots the Bulldogs rejected. ... More>>

QB Stephen Rivers transferring after released by Vanderbilt

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Quarterback Stephen Rivers has announced he's been granted his release by Vanderbilt and will transfer to another university to finish his final year of eligibility. Rivers announced his plans to transfer Sunday in a couple of posts on Twitter. Vanderbilt spokesman Larry Leathers confirmed that Rivers had been granted his release. The younger brother of Philip Rivers of the NFL's San Diego Chargers, the 6-foot-7 Rivers transferred to Vanderbilt last summer after gradua... More>>

No. 18 Georgia holds off Vanderbilt 64-53

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Shacobia Barbee scored 14 points with 11 rebounds and No. 18 Georgia held off Vanderbilt 64-53 on Sunday. Georgia (16-3, 4-2 SEC) led by one early in the second half when the Bulldogs went on a 13-4 run - including seven points from Barbee - lifting the lead to 10 with 3:33 remaining and Vandy didn't have a late run in them. Krista Donald scored 13 points with seven boards. Merritt Hempe and Marjorie Butler had 11 points apiece for Georgia. Georgia was 24 of 30 from the lin... More>>

Moc Grapplers Shut Out Campbell 46-0 Video included

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (GoMocs.com)---The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team breezed through a 46-0 shutout against Campbell at Maclellan Gym today. The Mocs scored their 17th consecutive Southern Conference win to improve to 7-5 overall and 2-0 in league matches. Campbell only dressed five wrestlers and forfeited at 125, 133, 141, 149 and 197. The Mocs, needing a break from a busy stretch of matches, did not make a number of their starters weigh in, including senior Sean Boyl... More>>

Nash scores twice, Rangers thump Penguins 5-2

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Rick Nash scored twice to lift his goal total to an NHL-high 28 and the New York Rangers drummed the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Sunday. Derek Stepan also scored twice for the surging Rangers and Derick Brassard had a goal and an assist as New York improved to 15-3 over its past 18 games. The Rangers pulled within two points of second-place Pittsburgh in the Metropolitan Division standings after beating the Penguins for three times in four meetings. Henrik Lundqvist made 32 s... More>>

Tennessee Boys Basketball How They Fared

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By The Associated Press Class AAA 1. Hamilton (15-0) beat Memphis Overton 58-50, beat Memphis East 76-71, beat Melrose 91-52. 2. Bearden (21-1) beat Lenoir City 75-45, beat West 62-58. 3. Southwind (16-2) beat Kirby 78-42. 4. Blackman (13-3) beat Stewarts Creek 39-35, lost to LaVergne 39-37. 5. Oak Ridge (18-2) beat Clinton 80-52, beat Powell 85-44. 6. Brentwood (18-4) lost to Franklin 60-47. 7. Jefferson County (17-5) beat South Doyle 53-46, beat Sevier County 60-37. 8. Whitehaven (10-4) bea... More>>

Tennessee Girls Basketball How They Fared

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By The Associated Press Class AAA 1. Blackman (16-2) beat Stewarts Creek 72-50, beat LaVErgne 60-6. 2. Ridgeway (15-0) beat Collierville 77-42. 3. Riverdale (17-4) beat LaVergne 71-27, beat Siegel 79-23, lost to Oakland 65-52. 4. Oakland (16-3) lost to Smyrna 60-40, beat Riverdale 65-52. 5. Dyer County (21-0) beat St. Benedict 53-45, beat Brighton 83-35. 6. Dickson County (20-1) beat Ravenwood 63-32, beat Centennial 68-21. 7. Mt. Juliet (19-2) beat Wilson Central 47-27, beat Lebanon 60-35.... More>>

Hot-shooting Mississippi downs No. 19 Arkansas 96-82

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Stefan Moody had 18 points as Mississippi shot a season-high 56.4 percent in a 96-82 win over No. 19 Arkansas on Saturday night. Five players finished in double figures for the Rebels (11-6, 2-3 Southeastern Conference), who were playing their first road game since a crushing overtime loss at Kentucky. Ole Miss led the No. 1 Wildcats by 13 points in that game before falling, and they opened up a 15-point lead in the first half Saturday - hitting eight of their first ... More>>

Peyton Manning to miss Pro Bowl with thigh injury

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning is skipping the Pro Bowl because his right thigh injury hasn't gotten much better in the week since the Denver Broncos were bounced from the playoffs. Manning calls it "a great honor" to be selected to the game and he's "always taken the obligation to play in it very seriously." He adds: "I've believed that, if healthy, it's a player's responsibility to play in the game because of what it means to be voted in by your peers and the fans." Manning was inju... More>>

Harrell, Auburn hold off South Carolina, 71-68

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - KT Harrell scored 24 points and Cinmeon Bowers recorded his SEC-leading 11th double-double of the season as Auburn defeated South Carolina 71-68 on Saturday night. Bowers finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds - his third double-doubles in four SEC games - and Auburn (10-7, 2-2 SEC) improved to 9-1 at home. Antoine Mason scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half and the Tigers took a 39-29 lead into halftime. South Carolina (10-6, 1-3) scored the first seven points of ... More>>

Hawks beat Bulls 107-99 for 12th straight win

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CHICAGO (AP) - Kyle Korver made a season-high seven 3-pointers on his way to 24 points, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Chicago Bulls 107-99 Saturday night for their 12th straight victory. Al Horford added 22 points and nine rebounds as the Hawks matched the second-longest win streak in franchise history. Paul Millsap scored 16 and Jeff Teague had 17 points and 11 assists. The Hawks (33-8) have won 26 of 28 since a 7-6 start, surging to the top of the Eastern Conference with one of the NBA's m... More>>

Mocs win DMR, Women second on final day

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (GoMocs.com)--- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's Distance Medley Relay team took first on the final day of the ETSU Invitational Saturday at the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center while the women placed second. “I felt like our men's DMR was good enough to win today and they came through,” UTC head coach Bill Gautier said. “That was our marquis event. The women came up a little short and had a good chance in their race.” Senior John Gilpin led off the men's DMR w... More>>

Colts' Richardson left home for AFC championship

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indianapolis running back Trent Richardson didn't travel to New England for the AFC championship game Sunday, with the Colts only saying Saturday that the move was made because of personal reasons. Richardson was inactive for Indianapolis' victory at Denver last week after playing one snap in the playoff opener against Cincinnati. Acquired from Cleveland for a first-round pick in September 2013, Richardson lost the starting job to Daniel Herron late in the season. In 15 re... More>>

Nwamu leads Mercer over Samford 80-56

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MACON, Ga. (AP) - Ike Nwamu scored 17 of his 22 points in the first half when Mercer built a double-figure lead it wouldn't surrender in an 80-56 victory over Samford on Saturday. Nwamu made all three of his 3-pointers in the first half when the Bears took a 40-26 lead. Both teams shot 44 percent in the half but Mercer made 13 of 16 free throws to 1 of 4 for Samford. Christen Cunningham's 3-pointer with 16:41 left in the game cut Samford's deficit to 11, but that was as close the Bulldogs wou... More>>

Hawks G Shelvin Mack leaves game with left calf strain

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CHICAGO (AP) - Atlanta guard Shelvin Mack has left the Hawks' game at Chicago with a strained left calf. Mack was hurt with 8:54 to go in the first half Saturday night. The reserve gingerly walked off the court during a timeout, and the Hawks announced in the third quarter that he would not return. Mack had two points and two assists in 7 minutes. More>>

Red Wings snap Nashville's winning streak with 5-2 victory

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DETROIT (AP) - Tomas Tatar scored twice, and Henrik Zetterberg added a clever tally from behind the goal line to help the Detroit Red Wings snap Nashville's five-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory over the Predators on Saturday night. Gustav Nyquist, Kyle Quincey and Tatar scored in the first period for Detroit, chasing Nashville goalie Carter Hutton from the game after only one save. Hutton was making his second start since the Predators lost Pekka Rinne to a knee injury. The Red Wings a... More>>

Big 5 pass cost of attendance as NCAA autonomy begins

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Two huge video screens flanked a banner that stretched about the length of a third-and-long and hung behind the dais at the front of an expansive ballroom. On the banner and the screens were the logos of the five wealthiest and most powerful conferences in college athletics: the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference. The future of the NCAA, big-time college sports and the definition of the term student-athlete is now in their hand... More>>

Mocs Drop Season-Opener at MTSU

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NASHVILLE, TN (GoMocs.com)---The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team dropped its spring season opener at Middle Tennessee today. The Mocs won the doubles point but fell to the Blue Raiders 6-1 in Nashville, Tenn. MTSU took the first doubles match when Robin Riethmueller and Dima Zyhmantovich scored a 6-1 win over senior Pavels Grigorjevs and junior Gino Delavalle at No. 3. The Mocs came back with junior John Peacey and sophomore Lucas Plesky's 6-3 win over Ben Davis and E... More>>

Roadrunners blow by Middle Georgia 70-53

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Cochran, GA (dsroadrunners.com)- It was an exciting Saturday afternoon in Morris Gym as the host Middle Georgia Knights led NAIA number 15 Dalton State at the half by nine points, 32-23. The final Roadrunner lead prior to intermission was at 10-9. The Roadrunners were only 3 of 9 from the charity stripe. Dalton State stormed back after the break to outscore the Knights in the second half, 47-21, and take a commanding 70-53 win on the road. Improved free throw shooting and better shooting fro... More>>

Kloss makes 4 field goals to lead East past West 19-3

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - South Florida's Marvin Kloss made four field goals to help the East beat the West 19-3 on Saturday in the 90th East-West Shrine Classic. Dominique Brown of Louisville added a 1-yard touchdown run in the final minute. Florida Atlantic's Damian Parms had two interceptions for a dominating East defense that limited the West to 93 yards. The East finished with 260 yards of offense. More>>

Vols down Mizzou 59-51

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Armani Moore scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while Kevin Punter added 12 points to lead Tennessee past Missouri 59-51 on Saturday. After holding on against No. 19 Arkansas earlier in the week, Tennessee (11-5, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) built its lead late against the Tigers, using a 14-3 run in the final five minutes to gradually pull away. The result gave the team wins in its first two SEC road games for the first time since 2009. Namon Wright led Missouri (7... More>>

5 Lady Mocs hit double digits in 83-52 win over WCU Video included

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga sophomore Chelsey Shumpert (Paducah, Ky.) led five players in double figures for the Mocs who sailed past Western Carolina 83-52 at the McKenzie Arena Saturday afternoon. Shumpert led all scorers with 15 points and topped her career-best for assists with nine. She was 6-of-10 from the field and 3-of-6 from beyond the arc. Freshman Keiana Gilbert (Columbia, Tenn.) was 6-of-7 for the day with 14 points and two steals while sophom... More>>

Georgia ends Florida's 24-game SEC win streak, 73-61

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Marcus Thornton and Kenny Gaines scored 16 points apiece and Georgia, which never trailed, beat Florida 73-61 on Saturday to end the Gators' streak of 24 straight wins in the Southeastern Conference. Georgia (11-5, 2-2 SEC) scored the first 12 points. Florida cut the deficit to two points early in the second half but couldn't complete the comeback. Florida (10-7, 3-1) had not lost in the SEC since falling to Mississippi in the 2013 SEC tournament championship game. The Gato... More>>

Lady Mocs host WCU Saturday

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (GoMocs.com)--- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team makes a brief return to the friendly confines of the McKenzie Arena to host Western Carolina Saturday afternoon. The game is set to tip off at 2 p.m. at the Roundhouse. Live stats will be available at GoMocs.com. Follow all the action with streaming audio and video on the SoCon Digital Network. The game can also be found at 96.1 FM The Legend and at the iHeart Radio app. SCOUTING CHATTANOOGA... More>>

Tyndall downplays analyst's bracket projection Video included

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KNOXVILLE, TN (WRCB)---As Tennessee preps for Missouri on the road Saturday night, Vols Head Coach Donnie Tyndall is tempering expectations.A CBS college basketball analyst released a projected March Madness bracket that listed Tennessee as a number 9 seed. " I'll say to those people, I never believed it when they say bad stuff and I never believe them when they say good stuff, so everyone has an opinion," said Tyndall Thursday. "Those prognostications and opinions don't mean anything right n... More>>

Predators beat Caps 4-3 in Trotz's return for 5th straight

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - James Neal scored twice and the surging Predators spoiled coach Barry Trotz's return to Nashville, beating the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory. Seth Jones and Mattias Ekholm had the other goals for the Predators, who fired Trotz at the end of last season. Trotz was the team's inaugural coach, leading Nashville through its first 15 NHL seasons before taking the job in Washington. Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Marcus Johansson al... More>>

UTC matmen down Gardner-Webb

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BOILING SPRINGS, NC (GoMocs.com)--The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team opened Southern Conference action with a 26-12 win at Gardner-Webb tonight. The Mocs took seven of the 10 matches to improve to 6-5 overall and 1-0 in league competition. The Bulldogs dropped to 3-7 overall and 1-2 in SoCon matches. Sophomore Michael Pongracz earned a pin at 141 to pace Chattanooga's scoring. Senior Sean Boyle and sophomore Jared Johnson also posted bonus points in their major decision... More>>

Horford scores 22, Hawks beat Raptors 110-89

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TORONTO (AP) - Al Horford scored 22 points, Paul Millsap had 16 and the Atlanta Hawks extended their winning streak to 11 games, beating the Toronto Raptors 110-89 on Friday night. Jeff Teague and DeMarre Carroll each scored 13 points and Kyle Korver had 11 for the Hawks, who matched their longest winning streak since posting 11 consecutive victories to begin the 1997-98 season. Atlanta, which made 12 of 23 3-point attempts, is unbeaten since a 107-77 blowout loss to Milwaukee on Dec. 26. The... More>>

Mocs open track season at ETSU

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (GoMocs.com)--- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga indoor track and field teams opened the season with three events Friday evening at the ETSU Invitational at the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center on the David E. Walker Track at Gentry Field. Freshman Mercedes Bright made her collegiate debut in the 200 meter dash finishing with a time of 27.11, taking third in the 12th heat. Freshman Jacob Noorbergen led three Mocs in the men's 200m placing 40th overall with a time of ... More>>

Jeff Green has big 4th, Grizzlies beat Magic 106-96

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Jeff Green had 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Memphis Grizzlies held on to beat the Orlando Magic 106-96 on Friday night. Zach Randolph added 18 points, and Marc Gasol had 12 points and 16 rebounds to help the Grizzlies win their third straight. Memphis took an 11-point lead in the opening minutes of the final period. Orlando cut it to four points with just over a minute to play, but Green gave the Grizzlies some breathing room with back-to-back dunks. ... More>>

Mocs Host Austin Peay Monday to Open Spring Action

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (GoMocs.com)---The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team opens its 2015 spring schedule on Monday. The Mocs host Austin Peay at the Manker Patten indoor courts at 1:00 p.m. (E.S.T.). The Mocs are 10-2 all-time against the Governors, including last year's 7-0 win in Clarksville, Tenn. That match was also the season-opener. UTC won all six singles in straight sets. The Mocs return eight of nine letter winners from last year's team that went 18-5 and finished... More>>

No decision on return of Paterno statue at Penn State

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania legislator whose lawsuit led to a new agreement between the NCAA and Penn State wants to see Joe Paterno's statue back on campus. The statue had become a rallying point for Paterno supporters before its removal in 2012, just months after the Hall of Fame coach's death. It was placed in storage by the former university administration because it was seen as an obstacle to healing after the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Sen. Jake Corman thinks i... More>>

Bears hire Fox as coach

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - The Chicago Bears have hired John Fox as their new coach. The Bears announced the move on Friday, just four days after Fox and the Denver Broncos parted ways. Fox was widely seen as a strong candidate to replace the fired Marc Trestman once he left the Broncos on Monday, given his record and his ties to consultant Ernie Accorsi and new general manager Ryan Pace. Fox was the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants from 1997 to 2001 when Accorsi was the GM. Saints... More>>

Emmert: Settlement with Penn State was to free fine money

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - NCAA President Mark Emmert says the association agreed to a settlement with Penn State to ensure that $60 million in fines paid by the school could finally be distributed to victims of sexual abuse. Emmert added Friday that the settlement was not an acknowledgement the NCAA overreached by getting involved in the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation case. The NCAA announced the settlement before a scheduled trial on the legality of the 2012 consent decree it will replace. The... More>>

Mariota wins Manning award for top quarterback

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UNDATED (AP)--Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has added another award to his collection. The Heisman Trophy winner was honored with the Manning Award for the nation's top college quarterback Friday. The winner is determined by a vote from a panel of local and national media, as well as Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. Mariota announced Wednesday that he had decided to forgo his final season at Oregon and declare his eligibility for this year's NFL draft. The 6-foot-4 dual-threat quarterback ... More>>

Twins avoid arbitration with Trevor Plouffe, 3 others

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have agreed to one-year deals with third baseman Trevor Plouffe, left-hander Tommy Milone, right-hander Casey Fiend and infielder Eduardo Nunez that avoided arbitration. The Twins announced the agreements on Friday. Plouffe will earn $4.8 million next season after hitting .258 with 14 home runs and a team-leading 80 RBIs last season. Milone went 0-1 with a 7.06 ERA after being acquired from Oakland in a trade. He will earn $2,775,000 next season. Fien wi... More>>

Olympic champ Farrington retires due to spine condition

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UNDATED (AP)--Kaitlyn Farrington, the American snowboarder who pulled off one of the biggest surprises at the Sochi Olympics, is retiring because of a degenerative spine condition. The 25-year-old raised in Bellevue, Idaho, won the gold medal on the halfpipe last year, defeating previous champions Torah Bright and Kelly Clark. Farrington, whose family sold horses from their ranch to bankroll her career, fell while riding last October and went numb. An MRI revealed she had congenital cervical ... More>>

Idina Menzel, John Legend to sing before Super Bowl

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NEW YORK (AP) - "Frozen" star Idina Menzel will sing the national anthem before the Super Bowl kicks off next month. The NFL announced Friday that John Legend will perform "America the Beautiful" before the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. It will air on NBC. Menzel has had a top-notch year, thanks to the success of "Frozen" and her worldwide hit, "Let It Go." Her Broadway show "If/Then" closes on March 22. Legend, too, has had a career-highlight... More>>

Cole Whitt to drive for Front Row Motorsports in new 3rd car

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STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Front Row Motorsports will field a third full-time Sprint Cup entry this season for Cole Whitt. Whitt will drive the No. 25 Ford. He's got sponsorship from Speed Stick for 10 races, including next month's season-opening Daytona 500. Randy Cox will be Whitt's crew chief. It will be the 23-year-old Whitt's second full-time Sprint Cup season. He drove for Swan Racing and then BK Racing when it absorbed Whitt's team from Swan. He finished 31st in the standings with a best... More>>

Ex-committee member: 4 is right number for college playoff

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Former West Virginia athletic director and selection committee member Oliver Luck says the College Football Playoff should stick with the four-team model because "it should be hard to get into the playoff." Luck has started a new job with the NCAA. He had been AD at his alma mater for five years and served as a member of the 13-member committee that set the first College Football Playoff field. The committee had five current athletic directors, representing each of the B... More>>

Penn St. gets wins restored, Paterno again winningest coach

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State is getting back 112 football team wins that were vacated two years ago in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. A new agreement with the NCAA also restores former coach Joe Paterno's status as the winningest coach in major college football history with 409 victories. The university approved the deal Friday, weeks before a scheduled trial in state court on the legality of the 2012 consent decree it replaces. The new deal also directs a $60 million f... More>>

Sex crimes detective testifies in ex-Vandy players' trial

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Nashville sex crimes detective has testified that pictures of what appeared to be an unconscious woman being dragged into a Vanderbilt University dorm room launched an investigation that led to collection of DNA evidence from nine football players. Detective Jason Mayo testified Friday that he didn't know exactly what happened or who was involved in the June 2013 incident. The testimony came during the fifth day of two ex-Vanderbilt football players being tried for r... More>>

UTC's Lott, Tull in East-West Shrine Game on Saturday Video included

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL (GoMocs.com)--Two members of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team will take part in the 2015 East-West Shrine Game on Saturday, Jan. 17. Davis Tull and Derrick Lott are both representing the Mocs on the East roster. The East-West Shrine Game is one of the top college football all-star games in the country and has been played since 1925. This year's event kicks off at 4:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The game broadcasts on the... More>>

Mocs Tied for 26th in Capital One Cup Standings

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UNDATED (GoMocs.com)--The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's athletic program is listed with the big boys in the fall standings of the Capital One Cup. UTC is tied for 26th in the nation on the men's side, thanks to the football team's quarterfinal showing in the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs (FCS) in December. The Capital One Cup is awarded each year to the nation's best men's and women's NCAA Division I athletics programs. Schools earn points based on their teams' top... More>>

Lack of consistent scoring makes Tennessee tough to predict

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New Vols' First Impressions Video included

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KNOXVILLE, TN (WRCB)-- The University of Tennessee's Team 119 for the upcoming football season is coming together, with ten members of the 2015 class already enrolled early in school.Meaning they'll be able to be with the team for spring drills.A few of the new faces met the media for a little "getting to know you" session." I like to say I play the game with a physical edge, I like to play nasty," explains incoming freshman offensive tackle Jack Jones." I just like pancaking people," quips C... More>>

Moc netters open Spring season at MTSU and UNC

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (GoMocs.com)---The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team starts its 2015 spring schedule this weekend. The Mocs open up at Middle Tennessee on Saturday and visit No. 6 North Carolina on Monday in nonconference action. First serve for Saturday's match against the Blue Raiders is 11:00 a.m. (E.S.T.) at Nashboro Village in Nashville, Tenn. A link for live scoring is available on the men's tennis schedule page on GoMocs.com. Chattanooga is 11-17 all-time against... More>>

UTC survives Samford 82-76 Video included

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Justin Tuoyo finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds, leading five Chattanooga players in double figures, and the Mocs defeated Samford 82-76 on Thursday night. Ronrico White added 14 points, Martynas Bareika and Casey Jones chipped in 12 apiece, and Chuck Ester had 10 for Chattanooga (12-7, 5-1 Southern). The Mocs had a 35-28 rebounding advantage. Samford (7-12, 0-6) shot 53.3 percent from the field, but couldn't take advantage of Chattanooga's foul trouble, hitting 2... More>>

Moore leads The Citadel rally, 69-66 over Wofford

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Ashton Moore scored 29 points Thursday night and led The Citadel from a 14-point deficit to hand Wofford its first conference loss of the season 69-66. Moore gave the Bulldogs (8-9, 3-3 Southern Conference) their first lead of the game at 67-66 when he grabbed a long rebound off his own missed 3-pointer and drove for a layup with 1:22 left. The Citadel trailed 43-29 early in the second half and Moore sparked the rally with 21 points in the period. Moore finished 6 of 1... More>>

ETSU beats Western Carolina 83-76

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CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) - Jalen Riley scored 31 points - one off his career-high - and East Tennessee State beat Western Carolina 83-76 on Thursday. It marks ETSU's 17th consecutive win over Western Carolina. ETSU (10-5, 5-2 Southern Conference) scored seven straight points midway through the first half, including five from Riley, en route to a 37-26 lead at the break. Western (8-10, 3-3) cut it to one with 9:31 left on Mike Brown's layup, but ETSU responded by scoring the next two baskets and a... More>>

Florida beats Auburn 75-55 for 24th straight SEC win

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Dorian Finney-Smith scored 14 points, Eli Carter added 12 and Florida beat Auburn 75-55 Thursday night, winning its 24th consecutive Southeastern Conference game. The Gators (10-6, 3-0 SEC) never trailed in this one, building a double-digit lead early and going up by as many as 24 early in the second half. All 10 regulars scored, with Carter getting most of his in the first 20 minutes and Finney-Smith taking over after the break. Finney-Smith, who was limited in the f... More>>

Mercer beats Furman 67-64

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MACON, Ga. (AP) - Darious Moten scored 16 points, T.J. Hallice added 13 and Ike Nwamu 12 as Mercer beat Furman 67-64 on Thursday night. T.J. Hallice gave Mercer (10-9, 5-1 Southern Conference) the lead for good at 59-57 on a layup with 3:53 left. Stephen Croone's free throws with 23 seconds left pulled Furman (4-12, 2-4) to 63-62, but the Bears made 4 of 6 free throws from there to secure the win. The Bears led by 14 in the first half and went into the break with a 36-29 edge. The Paladins cl... More>>

Muhammad Ali back in hospital for 'follow-up care'

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the boxing great is back in the hospital for follow-up care related to a urinary tract infection. Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell said Thursday that the former heavyweight boxing champion was admitted to an undisclosed hospital earlier this week. He says Ali is expected to be released Friday. Ali was initially hospitalized on Dec. 20 for what turned out to be a severe urinary tract infection. That hospitalization ended last week. Gunne... More>>

Emmert: Autonomy lets revenue, nonrevenue sports co-exist

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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (AP) - NCAA President Mark Emmert says allowing the five wealthiest conferences in Division I to make some of their own rules will allow revenue sports such as football and men's basketball to co-exist with the many nonrevenue programs. Emmert addressed the NCAA convention on Thursday, two days ahead of the first meeting of the so-called autonomy group, the 65 schools that make up the Big Ten, Big 12, Atlantic Coast Conference, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference. The conf... More>>

Braves agree to $2,425,000 deal with lefty James Russell

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ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year contract with left-handed reliever James Russell for $2,425,000. The deal Thursday avoids arbitration with Russell, who went 0-2 with a 2.97 ERA and one save in 66 games while splitting last season between the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta. He made $1,775,000. Left-handed starter Mike Minor is the only Braves player in arbitration who has yet to agree to terms with the Braves. The two sides would exchange figures Friday if an agreement is... More>>

Predators assign their top 2014 draft pick to AHL Milwaukee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Predators have assigned forward Kevin Fiala, their top draft pick of 2014, to their American Hockey League affiliate in Milwaukee. The Predators announced the move Thursday. Fiala, 18, spent the first half of the season with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League. He had five goals and nine assists in 20 games for HV71 this season. The 5-foot-10 Fiala also played for Switzerland at the 2015 World Junior Championships where he tied for fifth among all skaters w... More>>

Falcons' coach search could become waiting game for Quinn

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ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons' coach search could become a waiting game if their top candidate is Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. The Falcons may be positioned to target Quinn - if they have enough patience. Atlanta already has conducted its first interview with Quinn. The Seahawks will play Green Bay in Sunday's NFC championship game. If Seattle beats Green Bay, Quinn may not be available for a second interview until after the Feb. 1 Super Bowl. NFL rules allow teams to conduct... More>>

Trainer cleared of race horse abuse allegations in Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky racing regulators have cleared trainer Steve Asmussen of abuse allegations made by an animal-rights group that claimed it had videotape evidence that thoroughbreds in his care were mistreated. Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Chairman Robert Beck said Thursday that commission staff found no evidence to support claims by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The commission's report says outside veterinarians who reviewed the same evidence found nothing to ... More>>

AP source: Austin Rivers to be traded to LA Clippers

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A person familiar with the deal says Austin Rivers is coming to the Los Angeles Clippers, where the guard will play under his father and team coach Doc Rivers. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team has not announced the trade, which also involves the Celtics and Suns. It is expected to be finalized later in the day. The three teams involved have agreed to the deal that will send Rivers to LA, current Clipper Reggie Bullock to the Suns and two ... More>>

Selig gets emotional in final owners meeting as commissioner

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PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Bud Selig concluded his final baseball owners meeting as commissioner after two days of basking in praise for the job he's done during more than 22 years in charge of the game. The meeting of all the owners Thursday followed a gala in Selig's honor the previous night. Selig said there was more emotion than he thought there would at the dinner and at the end of Thursday's meeting. Selig noted that there were three generations of owners during his time on the job. ... More>>

Gattis excited about returning to Texas with Astros

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HOUSTON (AP) - Evan Gattis is returning to his home state to play for the Houston Astros after a trade from Atlanta, and the slugger is thrilled about the move. Gattis, who grew up in Dallas, says: "I'm home. I feel more at home here." The 28-year-old, who can play catcher and left field, was acquired on Wednesday with right-hander James Hoyt for three Houston minor leaguers. He is the third key player the Braves have dealt this offseason after trading outfielders Jason Heyward and Justin Upt... More>>

Ohio State's Cardale Jones says he'll return to Buckeyes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones, 3-0 as a college starter including a win in the national championship game, says he will return to the Buckeyes for his final two years of eligibility. Jones called it a "very simple" decision, which he announced Thursday at a packed news conference at his former high school in Cleveland. The move surprised many who expected the fanfare meant he would make himself available for the NFL draft. Jones, who spent a year at a military sch... More>>

Gamecocks' Spurrier: 'Maybe some of us got a little cocky'

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier acknowledged the unprecedented run of success may have went to the Gamecocks head this past season. Spurrier said this month the coaches and players might have gotten "too cocky" after finishing No. 4 nationally and thinking another 11-2 season was ahead. Instead, South Carolina struggled defensively and surrendered several fourth-quarter leads in a disappointing 7-6 season. The coach says the defense was not as strong as it had b... More>>

Despite trades, Braves president says team still a contender

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ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves are clearly rebuilding. The guy responsible for the overhaul insists they can still be a contender. President of baseball operations John Hart spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday, one day after dealing power-hitting Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros. Hart was also responsible for deals that sent outfielder Jason Heyward to the Cardinals and Justin Upton to the Padres. Even though the Braves received only one player sure to be in the majors this season, ... More>>

Mocs Track & Field opens indoor season Friday at ETSU Invitational

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (GoMocs.com)--- Indoor Track and Field season opens this weekend for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The Mocs will travel to Johnson City, Tenn., for the ETSU Track and Field Invitational. The event will be held at the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center on the David E. Walker Track at Gentry Field beginning Friday and running through Saturday. Previously known as the Niswonger Invitational, the meet will welcome teams from 30-plus regional schools for competition durin... More>>

Georgia snaps 2-game SEC skid by beating Vanderbilt 70-67

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kenny Gaines scored 17 points, and the Georgia Bulldogs hit nine of their final 10 free throws Wednesday night in holding off Vanderbilt 70-67 for their first Southeastern Conference win this season. With the win, the Bulldogs (10-5, 1-2) also snapped a nine-game skid to Vanderbilt overall with their first win at Memorial Gym since the 2005-06 season and only their 14th overall in 68 games in this series. Marcus Thornton also added 16 points for Georgia, and J.J. Frazi... More>>

Raiders hire Del Rio

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have officially hired Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their new head coach. The team announced the hiring on Thursday, a day after finalizing the deal to have Del Rio replace interim coach Tony Sparano. A news conference is expected on Friday. Del Rio becomes Oakland's ninth head coach since the start of the 2003 season. The Raiders have the NFL's worst record in that span, having failed to produce a single winning season or playoff berth. More>>

Sprained knee to keep Pekka Rinne out of All-Star game

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has a sprained knee that will keep him out of Nashville's next three games and the All-Star weekend. The Predators announced the injury Thursday and plan an update after the All-Star break. Rinne was hurt at 2:55 of the third period Tuesday night when Vancouver forward Chris Higgins became entangled with Nashville defenseman Anton Volchenkov. They then collided with Rinne with their momentum carrying the Finn into the end boards where h... More>>

Jurors watch video in Vanderbilt football rape trial

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jurors in the rape trial of two ex-Vanderbilt football players have watched surveillance video of a female student being carried into a dorm, put in an elevator and dragged out after the doors opened. Four former players are accused in the alleged rape of the unconscious female in a dorm room at the Nashville school in June 2013. Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey are on trial. Two other ex-players charged in the case are expected to testify against them. All have plead... More>>

San Diego's Petco Park to host baseball's 2016 All-Star game

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PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - San Diego's Petco Park will host baseball's All-Star game in 2016, making the second straight year the game will be played at a National League site. This summer's game will be played in Cincinnati on July 14. The same league hasn't hosted the game in consecutive years since 2006 at Pittsburgh's PNC Park and 2007 at San Francisco's ATT Park. Bud Selig made the announcement Thursday at the conclusion of his final owners' meeting as baseball commissioner. More>>

MLB to use pitch clock in Double-A, Triple-A games

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PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Major League Baseball will use a pitch clock this season in Class Triple-A and Double-A games. Commissioner Bud Selig made the announcement at the conclusion of baseball's owners meetings. He said the decision followed a successful experiment with the clock in the Arizona Fall League. MLB officials said details of how much time will be allowed between pitches and an announcement on other measures to be tested in the minors to speed up the game will come later. Th... More>>

Mocs Visit Gardner-Webb, Host Campbell to Open SoCon Action

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (GoMocs.com)---The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team opens the Southern Conference portion of its 2015 schedule this weekend. The Mocs visit Gardner-Webb on Friday, Jan. 16, and host Campbell on Sunday, Jan. 18. UTC was picked to win its 29th conference title in the preseason by the league's coaches. The Mocs are off to a 5-5 start with two of their five losses coming against ranked competition. The Gardner-Webb match is 6:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) in the Paul Porte... More>>

Atlanta Braves continue reshaping, Gattis traded to Houston

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The Houston Astros have acquired powerful Evan Gattis and right-hander James Hoyt from the Atlanta Braves for a trio of minor leaguers. More>>

Preds drop Vancouver 4-1 for 4th straight win

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 Colin Wilson had two goals and two assists and Craig Smith added a power-play goal to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. More>>

Vols down No. 15 Arkansas, 74-69

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It has been a trying season at times for Robert Hubbs III. But on a night when Tennessee needed him most, the sophomore delivered in a big way. More>>

UT football season ticket prices to increase for 2015

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Fans have until March 1 to make an annual donation to be involved in the donor season ticket selection process, which runs through the end of April. More>>

Lady Mocs rally back at Furman, 47-40

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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team rallied from a 12-point second half deficit at Furman to win 47-40 claiming its 36th consecutive regular season Southern Conference victory. More>>

Ohio State, Oregon title game will crown a 'true champion' Video included

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Ohio State and Oregon will meet in a game that has never been for a trophy that has never been raised. More>>

Peyton Manning's future murky after loss to Colts

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After Denver's 24-13 loss to Indianapolis in the AFC divisional playoffs, the 38-year-old quarterback was noncommittal about returning for the 2015 season, which would be his fourth in the Mile High City. More>>

Knox Fulton's K.J. Roper commits to UTC

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KNOXVILLE, TN (WRCB)-- The Chattanooga Mocs football team got another commitment over the weekend from a highly coveted in-state prospect. K.J. Roper's Twitter page is filled with congratulatory tweets after he announced his intentions to play for UTC next year.The 6'2, 205 lb. wideout was a 3 year starter for Knoxville's Fulton High Falcons, winners of the past three 4A state championship titles.Although projected as a defensive back or possible linebacker for the Mocs, his highlight reel su... More>>

AP Source: Arkansas' Chaney leaving for Pittsburgh

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A person familiar with the decision has told The Associated Press that Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney has left the school to accept the same position at Pittsburgh. The person spoke Sunday night on the condition of anonymity because Chaney's departure hasn't been announced. The move was first reported by Sports Illustrated. Longtime Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi was hired as Pittsburgh's head coach last month after Paul Chryst left to t... More>>

Kentucky's Janee Thompson out for season with broken leg

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky guard Janee Thompson will miss the remainder of the season after breaking a bone in her left leg against top-ranked South Carolina on Sunday. Surgery is scheduled for Monday morning in Kentucky. Thompson, a 5-foot-7 junior, sustained the injury at the 4:06 mark of the second half, scrambling for a loose ball. She left the game with nine points, a team-high tying five rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes of action. Thompson finished the season averaging 10.1 ... More>>

Tennessee Girls Basketball How They Fared

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By The Associated Press Class AAA 1. Blackman (14-2) beat Smyrna 65-42, beat Riverdale 56-48. 2. Riverdale (15-3) beat Stewarts Creek 76-62, lost to Blackman 56-48. 3. Ridgeway (14-0) beat Houston 48-34, beat Kirby 72-31. 4. Oakland (15-2) beat LaVergne 72-15, beat Siegel 65-23. 5. Dyer County (19-0) beat Milan 74-28, beat Dresden 74-31, beat Union City 77-42. 6. Dickson County (18-1) beat Independence 75-34, beat Waverly Central 74-30. 7. Mt. Juliet (17-2) beat Hendersonville 57-54, beat St... More>>

Grizzlies outlast Suns 122-100 in 2OT

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Marc Gasol scored the first seven points in the second overtime, Zach Randolph had 27 points and 17 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies outlasted the Phoenix Suns 122-110 on Sunday night. Gasol finished with 12 points to help Memphis snap a two-game losing streak. Mike Conley added 25 points and eight assists and Courtney Lee had 18 points. Isaiah Thomas led Phoenix with 20 points, but had a costly turnover trying to get the ball into the front court with the Suns leading... More>>

Manning's future murky after another playoff disappointment

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DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning hedged on returning next year to play for the Denver Broncos. Following a 24-13 loss to Indianapolis in the AFC divisional playoffs on Sunday, the 38-year-old, five-time MVP was asked if he planned to return for the 2015 season. "I guess I just can't give that simple answer, I'm processing it," Manning said. "So, I can't say that." As recently as Christmas Eve, Manning said he planned on being back next season if the Broncos wanted him. Manning went 26 for 46 for ... More>>

Ducks and Buckeyes finally near the end of 15-game campaign

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DALLAS (AP) - From the high heat and humidity of August until the snow and bone-chilling winds of January, this has been the longest major-college season ever. When Oregon tackles Ohio State in the inaugural College Football Playoff championship game on Monday night, both teams will be playing their 15th game of the season. No one has ever played more, not at the highest level of the sport. After years of having the Bowl Championship Series title game deciding who's No. 1, this year an extra ... More>>

Luck leads Colts' upset of Broncos 24-13

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DENVER (AP) - Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes and the Indianapolis Colts upset Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 24-13 Sunday in the AFC playoffs. The Colts (13-5) advanced to the AFC conference championship next weekend in New England. The Patriots (13-4) rallied past Baltimore 35-31 Saturday in the other AFC divisional playoff. The Broncos (12-5) were left to deal with the hangover of yet another playoff debacle - and maybe questions about Manning's future and that of coach John ... More>>

AP Source: Former Nebraska assistant to replace Herman

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DALLAS (AP) - A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that former Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck will be hired by Ohio State to replace Tom Herman, who is becoming the head coach at Houston. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not to be announced until after Ohio State played Oregon on Monday night in the College Football Playoff national championship game. ESPN.com first reported Beck would be hired by Ohio State. Herman has been Buckey... More>>

Massengale lifts No. 7 Tennessee past Arkansas 60-51

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Ariel Massengale scored all 16 of her points in the second half as No. 7 Tennessee rallied past Arkansas 60-51 Sunday. The Lady Vols (14-2, 4-0 SEC) overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half and won their 10th straight game. They haven't lost since Nov. 30 and won despite shooting just 34.7 percent (17 of 49). Massengale hit four 3-pointers as Tennessee rallied from 37-28 down to improve to 26-2 overall against the Razorbacks (10-6, 0-4). All four of the senio... More>>

Korver, Hawks rout Wizards for 8th straight victory

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ATLANTA (AP) - Kyle Korver scored 19 points and DeMarre Carroll added 16 to help the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks win their eighth straight game, 120-89 over the Washington Wizards on Sunday. Improving their NBA-best home record to 16-3, the Hawks got 15 points from Al Horford and 11 each from Paul Millsap, Jeff Teague and Mike Scott. Atlanta has won 13 of 14 and 22 of 24. It leads the Eastern Conference this late in the season for the first time in 21 years. John Wall had 15 poin... More>>

Griffin 3's lead No. 20 Georgia to comeback win over Auburn

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Tiaria Griffin made four 3-pointers en route to 16 points to lead No. 20 Georgia to a 57-52 comeback victory over Auburn on Sunday. Griffin hit back-to-back 3-pointers from the same spot on the floor to give Georgia a 52-47 lead with 2:21 left. Georgia's Shacobia Barbee went 1 of 2 from the free throw line for a 55-49 lead with just under a minute left. Auburn's Brandy Montgomery answered with a 3-pointer to make it 55-52 with 33 seconds remaining. Griffin hit 1 of 2 from ... More>>

Tennessee Boys Basketball How They Fared

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By The Associated Press Class AAA 1. Hamilton (11-0) beat Oak Hill Academy, Va. 87-76. 2. Southwind (15-2) beat Collierville 71-60, beat Germantown 64-51, lost to CPA 85-75. 3. Bearden (19-1) beat Maryville 60-40, beat Farragut 54-51. 4. Blackman (12-2) beat Smyrna 61-34, beat Riverdale 48-38. 5. Oak Ridge (16-2) beat Karns 83-49. 6. Whitehaven (9-2) lost to Memphis Central 64-56. 7. David Crockett (15-4) lost to Science Hill 87-77, lost to Clyde A. Erwin, N.C. 108-90. 8. Jefferson County (15... More>>

Packers rally to beat Cowboys 26-21

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Green Bay rallied from an 11-point deficit as Aaron Rodgers threw for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat Dallas 26-21 Sunday in an NFC divisional-round playoff. The Packers (13-4), helped immensely by a video reversal with 4:06 remaining, went undefeated at Lambeau Field this season. They head to Seattle for the NFC title game. The Seahawks (13-4) beat Green Bay in the season opener 36-16. Dez Bryant's leaping catch at the Packers 1 on fourth-and-2 was reversed by re... More>>

Beginning of the end? Title game may be Mariota's finale

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DALLAS (AP) - This may be the final game with the Ducks for Marcus Mariota. The Hawaii native says he won't decide until after Monday's national championship whether he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft. The appearance in the big game caps a spectacular season for Oregon's record-breaking dual-threat quarterback. In addition to the Heisman, Mariota was named AP Player of the Year and the Pac-12's offensive player of the year. He also won the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp pl... More>>

Cowboys linebacker McClain leaves game with head injury

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain has left the Cowboys' playoff game against the Green Bay Packers with concussion symptoms. McClain got hurt in the middle of the first quarter during the Packers' first drive. He was ruled out for the game at halftime. McClain had cleared concussion tests and practiced Friday after missing the first two workouts of the week dealing with symptoms coming out of the win in the wild-card game over Detroit. While McClain has had a hard time ... More>>

LSU beats Georgia 87-84 in double overtime

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Tim Quarterman scored a career-high 27 points as LSU came away with an 87-84 double-overtime victory Saturday against Georgia. Georgia went ahead 82-80 in the second overtime on Charles Mann's free throws. After Keith Hornsby made 1 of 2 free throws, LSU (12-3, 1-1 SEC) took the lead for good at 83-82 on Jalyn Patterson's foul shots. Hornsby again made 1 of 2 free throws after an empty possession for the Bulldogs (9-5, 0-2), and Quarterman's layup made it 86-82 with 2:... More>>

AP source: Bills offer coaching job to Rex Ryan

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A person familiar with the Buffalo Bills' coaching search has told The Associated Press the team has offered the job to former New York Jets coach Rex Ryan. The person says the sides are negotiating the final details of a contract Sunday morning. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Bills have not revealed details of their search to replace Doug Marrone, who stepped down abruptly Dec. 31. The offer was made a day after the Bills identified Ryan as a ... More>>

LeBron James makes sure Buckeyes have headphones for game

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DALLAS (AP) - Ohio native, Buckeyes fan and Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is making sure that Ohio State's players are getting an earful at the national championship game. James helped each of the Buckeyes, who play Oregon on Monday night, get a pair of Beats By Dre headphones. Ohio State officials say that the gift was not a violation of improper benefits to athletes, and that the value of the headphones will be subtracted from the total permissible gift allowance offered to players ... More>>

Lady Mocs on the road against Furman Monday

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (GoMocs.com) --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team will travel to Greenville, S.C., to take on Furman at Timmons Arena Monday night. SCOUTING CHATTANOOGA The Mocs are 13-3 on the year and opened Southern Conference play Saturday afternoon with a 70-43 win at Wofford. The Mocs have won nine straight games and this will be their fifth straight road contest. Chattanooga leads the league in scoring defense (53.3) and scoring margin (+7.4) as w... More>>

Wilson and Chancellor leads Seattle past Carolina 31-17

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SEATTLE (AP) - Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes, Kam Chancellor returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown, and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Carolina Panthers 31-17 on Saturday night in the NFC divisional playoff game. Wilson hit Doug Baldwin on a 16-yard touchdown in the first quarter, found Jermaine Kearse on a 63-yard score in the second quarter and capped the night with a 25-yard TD pass to Luke Willson early in the fourth quarter. The Seahawks never trailed and became ... More>>

MTSU routs Florida Atlantic, 82-58

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Darnell Harris scored 24 points as Middle Tennessee ran away from Florida Atlantic for an 82-58 Conference USA win Saturday night. The Blue Raiders held an eight-point lead at the break, 42-24, but opened the second half on a 29-9 run and never looked back. Marcus Tarrance drilled a 3-pointer 16 seconds into the second half to spark the run. Tarrance, Reggie Upshaw Jr. and Perrin Buford each added a dozen points for Middle Tennessee (9-7, 2-1 C-USA), which shot 45 p... More>>

Wofford rallies to beat Samford 72-62

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Karl Cochran scored 17 points, Spencer Collins added 16 - 12 in the second half - and Wofford rallied to beat Samford 72-62 on Saturday. Justin Gordon scored 13, Lee Skinner added 12, and the Terriers (13-4, 4-0) outshot the Bulldogs 59.1 percent to 45.5 percent and outrebounded them 27-22. Samford led 16-8 after a jumper by Michael Bradley, but Wofford tied it at 26 after Gordon made consecutive layups. Jamal Shabazz hit a 3-pointer and Samford led 32-31 at halftime.... More>>

Jones Trey Tops ETSU 74-71 in OT Video included

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.(GoMocs.com)---Casey Jones lifted the Chattanooga Mocs to a 74-71 overtime win at ETSU in Southern Conference action Saturday evening. His three-pointer with 1.7 seconds from 25 feet was the game-winner, but it was his usual hustle play that made it all possible. “Great effort on the boards by Casey gave us a chance,” coach Will Wade said. “He really got up there and claimed the offensive rebound. He made a play after the timeout. It wasn't what we drew up, but great player... More>>

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