Rain washed out NASCAR's Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday night. The race has been rescheduled for Thursday morning at 10 a.m. Defending race champion Kyle Busch is set to start up front after winning his fourth pole of the season earlier in the day at 124.662 mph. Cole Custer, a 16-year-old rookie driver, qualified second 15.414 (124.484).AP More>>
The Southern Conference Volleyball Preseason Coaches' Poll was released on Wednesday and ETSU was picked to finish third, while senior middle blocker Meredith Hardy (Kingsport, Tenn.) landed preseason all-conference honors. The Bucs, who are coming off a 22-win campaign in 2013 and return 12 players from their conference championship squad, received 49 total points. Samford, last year's SoCon runner-up, was picked to win the league and received 62 points (seven first-place votes) and Furman ... More>>
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be sitting out of the race this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. More>>
In a video posted Tuesday on the Tennessee Titans' web site, the 30-year-old Shaw reveals he was recently diagnosed and says "I'm here today to stand up and fight with all of you against this disease" before pouring a bucket of ice water on his head as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness to battle ALS. More>>
The day got started early for the Carson-Newman Eagles who held a scrimmage in full pads at 6am this morning. Carson-Newman's offense proved highly efficient and effective in a preseason situational scrimmage at Burke-Tarr Stadium. The first team offense scored all seven times it touched the ball (no matter where it started on the field) against the first team defense. Afterwards the Eagles cleaned up for media day, where head coach Ken Sparks talked about football and life. The Eagles wer... More>>
East DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 33 25 .569 - Princeton (Rays) 32 25 .561 ½ Pulaski (Mariners) 32 25 .561 ½ Bluefield (Blue Jays) 27 32 .458 6½ Burlington (Royals) 25 33 .431 8West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 32 26 .552 - Johnson City (Cardinals) 31 28 .525 1½ Kingsport (Mets) 31 28 .525 1½ Greeneville (Astros) 29 28 .509 2½ Bristol (Pirates) 18 40 .310 14 ___ Tuesday's Games Pulaski 3, Danville 1, 1st game Johnson City 12, Bristol 8 Burlington 3, Bluefield 2 Princeton 8, El... More>>
Justin Upton smashed his 24th home run of the season to spoil Andrew McCutchen's return as the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 on Tuesday night. Upton's three-run homer off Francisco Liriano (3-10) in the third broke things open early. He added a two-run single off reliever Brandon Cumpton in the fifth as the Braves extended Pittsburgh's losing streak to a season-high seven games. Jason Heyward went 2 for 5 with three RBI for the Braves while Evan Gattis hit his 19th homer. At... More>>
King University director of athleticsDavid Hicksannounced the hiring of Nancye Rahn to fill the position of assistant athletic director for external affairs. Rahn joins the Tornado staff from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association where she spent eight years working in different capacities. While at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, Rahn served in several different positions, including being responsible for community relations and organizational logistics for athletes on the United Sta... More>>
Selected by the league's 10 coaches, both the ETSU men's and women's cross country teams were picked to finish among the top four in the Southern Conference with the men selected to finish third while the women were chosen to finish fourth, the conference office announced Tuesday. Competing as a member of the SoCon for the first time in 10 years, the Bucs' cross country program will look to parlay its successes experienced in the Atlantic Sun Conference to its new league home. SoCon coaches ... More>>
Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw has announced that he has ALS. More>>
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The 16th annual Speedway Children's Charities took place today under cloudy skies at the Tri-Cities golf course in Blountville. Last year the Speedway Children's Charities gave almost 750-thousand dollars to organizations in the area that try and meet the needs of local children when it comes to food, clothing and medical needs.Speedway Children's Charities has given away around 8 million dollars since it started in the area. More>>
Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons homered to begin a six-run first inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory. The early outburst was enough for Ervin Santana, who allowed three solo homers among nine hits in 5 1-3 innings. Santana (13-6) improved to 8-1 over his past 10 starts. Pittsburgh has lost six in a row. Starling Marte went deep twice, and Neil Walker added a homer that became the first to reach the All... More>>
Tri-Cities.com is reporting Monday night the date for the 2015 NASCAR spring sprint cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway will be moved to April 19th. Track officials have expressed in the past they would rather be a little later in the year because colder temperatures in March have taken its toll on attendance. NASCAR officials are expected to officially announce the full 2015 Sprint Cup schedule soon More>>
East DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 33 23 .589 - Princeton (Rays) 31 25 .554 2 Pulaski (Mariners) 30 25 .545 2½ Bluefield (Blue Jays) 27 31 .466 7 Burlington (Royals) 24 33 .421 9½West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 32 25 .561 - Kingsport (Mets) 31 27 .534 1½ Johnson City (Cardinals) 30 28 .517 2½ Greeneville (Astros) 28 28 .500 3½ Bristol (Pirates) 18 39 .316 14 ___ Monday's Games Bristol 6, Johnson City 3 Burlington 5, Bluefield 0 Princeton 6, Elizabethton 4 Greeneville 12, King... More>>
Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak. The Braves swept the three-game series, leaving the A's with a five-game losing streak, their longest of the season. The A's have lost seven of eight overall and trail the Angels, who lost to Texas on Sunday, by percentage points in the AL West. Oakland's Nate Freiman hit two homers, giving him t... More>>
East DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 33 23 .589 - Princeton (Rays) 30 25 .545 2½ Pulaski (Mariners) 30 25 .545 2½ Bluefield (Blue Jays) 27 30 .474 6½ Burlington (Royals) 23 33 .411 10West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 32 24 .571 - Kingsport (Mets) 31 26 .544 1½ Johnson City (Cardinals) 30 27 .526 2½ Greeneville (Astros) 27 28 .491 4½ Bristol (Pirates) 17 39 .304 15 ___ Sunday's Games Pulaski 4, Danville 3 Bristol 14, Johnson City 6, 1st game Burlington 3, Bluefield 1 Elizabethton ... More>>
It took extra innings, but the Kingsport Mets (31-26) ultimately defeated the Greeneville Astros (27-28), 4-3, on Sunday night at Pioneer Park. The eventual game-winning run for the Mets was scored by Vincente Lupo on a Zach Mathieu ground out in the top of the twelfth. Lupo, who went two-for-five on the night with a double, also scored the Mets' first run on a sacrifice fly by Mathieu in the fifth inning. The Mets' other two scores came on a Jose Garcia RBI single and a Luis Guillorme sacrif... More>>
Tim Marshall has been named the new head wrestling coach for Tennessee High School. Coach Marshall was formerly the assistant wrestling coach for two years and has eight years of experience coaching wrestling. He is the founder of the Vikings Wrestling Club, a program for Bristol area for kids in kindergarten through eighth grades. Coach Marshall is a local small business owner and sales representative. He graduated from Emory Henry College with a degree in business management and holds an M... More>>
After announcing his retirement from Major League Baseball and the Colorado Rockies at the end of last season, VFL Todd Helton was honored for his 17-year career in a pregame jersey retirement ceremony at Coors Field on Sunday, Aug. 17. Marking the end of a three-day weekend celebration for Helton, including bobblehead giveaways and special baseballs donning the veteran's No. 17, longtime teammates Matt Belisle and Brad Hawpe spoke about Helton before thousands in attendance and introduced th... More>>
Peyton Manning threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas and dominated in his two series, leading the Denver Broncos past the San Francisco 49ers 34-0 on Sunday to spoil the NFL debut at sparkling $1.2 billion Levi's Stadium. The 38-year-old Manning, beginning his 17th season after throwing for an NFL-record 55 touchdowns last year, completed 12 of 14 passes for 102 yards and a 120.8 rating. He was 8 for 8 on Denver's second drive, then backup Brock Osweiler took over and threw for a sc... More>>
Drew Stubbs capped Colorado's five-run ninth inning with a three-run homer, sending the Rockies to a 10-9 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader. The Reds carried a 9-5 lead into the ninth, but All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman walked four straight batters before he was replaced by J.J. Hoover. Pinch-hitter Wilin Rosario then hit a sacrifice fly to trim Cincinnati's lead to two. After Charlie Blackmon flied out, Stubbs drove a 1-0 pitch from Hoover (1-9) ... More>>
Johnson City Cardinals vs Elizabethton Twins game More>>
Former Science Hill baseball star Daniel Norris was back on the mound last night for the Buffalo Bisons when they faced Lehigh Valley in the International league and Norris continues to impress in his second outing with the Blue Jays triple-a club. Five days after tying a career high with 10 strikeouts in his debut, the Blue Jays' top prospect established a new mark by fanning 13 in Buffalo's 7-1 win at Lehigh Valley on Friday. Two starts into his Bisons' tenure, he's already the first pitch... More>>
Tennessee coach Butch Jones says the Volunteers' open practice Saturday should allow his team's 32 newcomers to enter the season with at least some idea of what it's like to perform in front of a big crowd at Neyland Stadium. The Volunteers tuned up for their Aug. 31 season opener against Utah State with a workout that drew an announced attendance of 40,000 to Neyland Stadium. Fourteen of Tennessee's newcomers were here for spring practice and got to play in the Orange White Game, which had ... More>>
Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson drove his “Magneti Marelli Offered by Mopar” Dodge Dart to his first No. 1 qualifier position at Brainerd International Raceway in the hopes of earning his first title win at the 33rd annual Lucas Oil National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Nationals on Sunday, while Don Schumacher Racing claimed three of the top four spots in Funny Car qualifying. Johnson earned the top spot on the ladder for eliminations for the fifth time this season and a 36th time in his caree... More>>
East DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 33 22 .600 - Princeton (Rays) 30 24 .556 2½ Pulaski (Mariners) 29 25 .537 3½ Bluefield (Blue Jays) 27 29 .482 6½ Burlington (Royals) 22 33 .400 11West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 31 24 .564 - Kingsport (Mets) 30 26 .536 1½ Johnson City (Cardinals) 29 26 .527 2 Greeneville (Astros) 27 27 .500 3½ Bristol (Pirates) 16 38 .296 14½ ___ Saturday's Games Johnson City 9, Elizabethton 5, 11 innings Kingsport 4, Greeneville 3 Bristol 3, Pulaski 1 Danvil... More>>
The Elizabethton Twins have a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell! More>>
Jimmy Graham caught two touchdown passes, celebrating both with now-banned celebratory dunks over the goal post, and the New Orleans Saints earned a 31-24 preseason victory over the Tennessee Titans on Friday night. With star quarterback Drew Brees resting his sore abdomen, Luke McCown started for New Orleans (2-0) and threw both of Graham's scores. However, Graham's celebrations drew penalty flags, and coach Sean Payton appeared annoyed after the second one, barking in Graham's direction aft... More>>
East DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 32 22 .593 - Princeton (Rays) 30 23 .566 1½ Pulaski (Mariners) 29 24 .547 2½ Bluefield (Blue Jays) 26 29 .473 6½ Burlington (Royals) 22 32 .407 10West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 31 23 .574 - Kingsport (Mets) 29 26 .527 2½ Johnson City (Cardinals) 28 26 .519 3 Greeneville (Astros) 27 26 .509 3½ Bristol (Pirates) 15 38 .283 15½ ___ Friday's Games Danville 5, Burlington 2, 6 innings Greeneville 5, Elizabethton 3 Kingsport 11, Bristol 9 Johnson ... More>>
Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has proposed to the Tulsa Shock's Glory Johnson and posted it on social media. Griner showed a photo of her on one knee with a ring in her hand in front of Johnson on her Instagram account. In the post, Griner wrote: "Last Night was a Night to Remember(,) I became the happiest person on this earth! (almost pass out but when that one word came out I came back to life) Me and my baby missvol25 are in it for Life!" Johnson also had a photo on her Instagram ... More>>
Former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl returns to Thompson-Boling Arena as an opponent Jan. 31 when the Volunteers host Auburn. Pearl led Tennessee to NCAA tournament appearances in each of his six seasons before getting fired amid an NCAA investigation in 2011. Auburn hired Pearl in March, and he returns to coaching this season. The date of the Auburn-Tennessee game was announced Friday as the Vols revealed their entire 2014-15 season. Tennessee already had announced its non-conference schedule ... More>>
NASCAR has added a new rule telling drivers to not approach the track or moving vehicles after accidents. The rule comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race at a small New York track. More>>
Tennessee High vs Sullivan CentralDobyns-Bennett vs Science HillDaniel Boone vs David Crockett More>>
Tennessee's Justin Worley has won the preseason competition to open the year as the Volunteers' starting quarterback. Vols coach Butch Jones announced Thursday that Worley would start the Aug. 31 season opener against Utah State. Worley was competing with sophomores Nathan Peterman and Joshua Dobbs. Jones said that "I believe Justin is playing the best football that he's played in a long time." Although each player had started at least one game for Tennessee last season, Worley had the most e... More>>
Freddie Freeman promised the Braves won't give up on the season. Freeman had three hits, including a double in Atlanta's three-run eighth, but the rally fell short as the slumping Braves fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 on Thursday. The Braves trailed 5-1 before the eighth. "I really liked the effort of our club, being down 5-1," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We didn't give up. We didn't give up at-bats. We had a chance." Even so, another loss extended Atlanta's free-fall. The Braves, who ... More>>
Tony Stewart says he will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track. Stewart announced the decision Thursday. His plans for the rest of the season have not been determined. Jeff Burton will drive Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet in Michigan. Stewart also sat out Sunday at Watkins Glen, a day after he struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car event... More>>
King University head women's basketball coachJosh Thompson has rounded out is recruiting class with the signing of three student-athletes. Arnelle Collins and Allison Littleton and Elizabeth Jonson all inked National Letters of Intent to play for the Tornado, joining Madison Davis who signed last fall. "We are excited about our 2014 class," Thompson said. "We have added great depth at our guard positions and we have brought in four very good students. I'm anxious to see how this class will d... More>>
The 10th annual College Colors Day celebration is underway and the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is asking all Buccaneer fans to help join in the Spirit Cup Competition. The Spirit Cup is based off a points-based system using social media to crown the champion. ETSU fans can join the competition via Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #collegecolors and #excellenceeveryday, while bonus points will be earned by using the College Colors Day app to share photos showing your... More>>
Although it has been nearly a decade since ETSU has competed in the Southern Conference, coaches across the league gave the Buccaneers a vote of confidence Thursday, selectingSarah Zadrazil (St. Gilgen, Austria)andHannah Short (Bristol, England)to the preseason all-conference team. ETSU and reigning SoCon champion Furman were the lone two teams to have multiple players receive such honors. Zadrazil, the reigning Atlantic Sun Women's Soccer Player of the Year, led ETSU with 27 points last seas... More>>
Virginia Tech offensive lineman Mark Shuman has retired after tearing the meniscus in his left knee for the third time. The school announced Shuman's decision after an MRI confirmed the tear. Shuman suffered the same injury in 2011 and again last preseason. The school says the 22-year-old redshirt senior will take a medical disqualification for this season and remain on scholarship. He has already graduated with a degree in sociology with a concentration in crime and deviance and is pursuing ... More>>
A Carter County jailer has been suspended following an alleged assault on an inmate. More>>
Tennessee's Justin Worley has won the preseason competition to open the year as the Volunteers' starting quarterback. More>>
He's not afraid to speak his mind, especially when it comes to controversy. More>>
Rundown of Appalachian League scores for Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Last season could serve as a watershed moment in the Michael Crist era at Virginia High School.
Tiger Woods has removed himself from consideration for a U.S. Ryder Cup captain's pick because of back problems. More>>
Ken Whisenhunt says he wanted to reward his Tennessee Titans with a surprise trip to the movies, and the first-year coach is leaning toward letting them check out of the team hotel once they return from a road trip to New Orleans. More>>
Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs to help the Boston Red Sox wrap up their first winning road trip of more than three games this season with a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. More>>
The SAC doesn't think a lot of Tusculum this year, picking the Pioneers to finish seventh after losing quarterback Bo Cordell. The cupboard's far from bare, though. More>>
NASCAR fined Kevin Harvick's crew chief $25,000 for unapproved weight in his No. 4 Chevrolet at the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International. More>>
Rundown of Appalachian League West Division scores for Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Justin Hunter came to Titans practice Monday, and his jersey said "J-A-G" instead of having his name. More>>
In sports, there's always an opportunity for the unlikely to become reality, and right now we're seeing just that in Elizabethton. More>>
Monday's double-session began with the removal of four stripes of Team 118 freshmen. More>>
Rundown of Appalachian League scores for the West Division on Monday, August 11, 2014
The bus rides are about to get longer, and the schedules are about to change for the Dobyns-Bennett and Science Hill football teams after the TSSAA approved the 'Super 6' classification Monday. More>>
Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt and receivers coach Shawn Jefferson tried to send a message to receiver Justin Hunter on Monday.
The golf balls were being hit for charity Monday, specifically the Ronald McDonald House. More>>
He did it in the dark, but it counts all the same. Rory McIlroy is a major champion once again. More>>
A sheriff in upstate New York says there are no current plans to interview Tony Stewart for a third time.
Tennessee wide receiver Alton "Pig" Howard says he never doubted he would return to the team even as he had to work his way back into good standing. More>>
While the Cheez-It 355 was going on at Watkins Glen, many people, even some of the drivers, had one part of their brain focused on the tragedy at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. More>>
Saturday night, the Tennessee football team had a golden opportunity to impress its coach, and the Vols didn't disappoint.
Rundown of scores from the Appalachian League West Division for Sunday, August 10, 2014
Rory McIlroy won his second straight major championship and fourth of his young career, rallying on the back nine in the PGA Championship. More>>
AJ Allmendinger beat Marcos Ambrose on a two-lap dash to the finish to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on a somber Sunday. More>>
Tony Stewart says "there aren't words" to describe his sadness over the accident that killed Kevin Ward Jr.
Jackie Battle scored on a 7-yard touchdown run with 5:02 left, and the Titans rallied to beat the Green Bay Packers 20-16 Saturday night in Ken Whisenhunt's coaching debut in Tennessee. More>>
Rundown of Appalachian League West Division games for Saturday, August 9, 2014
Volunteers coach Butch Jones had said Monday that he didn't like his team's consistency, and he canceled that night's scheduled player interviews as a result. He also criticized the efficiency of quarterbacks later in the week. Jones saw plenty of improvement in both areas Saturday at the team's first scrimmage. More>>
Rory McIlroy made an 8-foot birdie putt at the 18th hole to maintain a one-shot lead at the PGA Championship. More>>
Ken Griffey Jr. hugged other members of the Cincinnati Reds' Hall of Fame. One hug meant more than the others. More>>
Marcos Ambrose has won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen International.
Jeff Gordon has won the Sprint Cup pole for the Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International.
Burlington vs Johnson CityDanville vs ElizabethtonBristol vs Kingsport More>>
East DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 26 20 .565 - Pulaski (Mariners) 26 20 .565 - Princeton (Rays) 25 20 .556 ½ Bluefield (Blue Jays) 22 25 .468 4½ Burlington (Royals) 20 26 .435 6West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 28 20 .583 - Greeneville (Astros) 25 22 .532 2½ Johnson City (Cardinals) 24 22 .522 3 Kingsport (Mets) 23 25 .479 5 Bristol (Pirates) 14 33 .298 13½ ___ Friday's Games Elizabethton 7, Danville 0 Johnson City 6, Burlington 5 Kingsport 16, Bristol 10 Greeneville at Pulask... More>>
Last season was not a typical season for the Happy Valley Warriors who missed the playoffs. That's why the Warriors have been working extra hard getting ready for the upcoming season. With returning stand-outs such as Austin Hicks and Phillip Garland the Warriors are trying to do something that some seniors have never done and that's play in a playoff game. Warriors will open up on August 21st at Volunteer. More>>
Shepherd has been picked to repeat as Mountain East Conference football champions after a vote conducted by the league's coaches. Coach Dewey Lusk's Cavaliers were selected to finish 10 out of the 11 member schools, following a 2-9 campaign in 2013. Entering its second season of NCAA Division II competition, UVa-Wise will have to replace wide receiver James Long who earned All-America accolades in 2013. Long led the MEC in all-purpose yardage and established a new school record for reception... More>>
The Emory Henry College Football Team has been picked to finish eighth in the 2014 Old Dominion Athletic Conference season, ODAC officials announced Friday. The league's eight football coaches are the voters in the poll. It is the first time since 2008 that the Wasps have been picked last in conference play, ending a three-year run of fifth-place selections. Emory Henry returns five All-ODAC players from last year's team and a total of 10 starters on offense and defense. Six of the squad's ... More>>
Tusculum College junior Brad Hawkins finished tied for fifth place at the 99th annual Tennessee Amateur Men's Golf Championship at the Memphis Country Club. Hawkins, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, finished the four-day, 72-hole tournament with 70-71-72-72=285 (+5) and was six shots behind champion Tim Jackson (Germantown, Tenn.), who finished with 279 (-1). Hawkins opened his final round with four consecutive pars, but posted a bogey on two of his next three holes and finished his outwar... More>>
Joe Gibbs Racing will not appeal the penalty levied against Denny Hamlin's team for failing a post-race inspection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Crew chief Darian Grubb was suspended six weeks and fined $125,000, and car chief Wesley Sherrill was also suspended six weeks. Hamlin and Joe Gibbs were each docked 75 driver and car owner points. JGR had initially said it would appeal the penalty, which was issued because the firewall was not sealed in Hamlin's No. 11 Toyota following his third-p... More>>
Tennessee is quickly discovering the frustration and fascination involved in having such a young team. The Volunteers have added a heralded 32-man recruiting class, and many of the newcomers will get substantial playing time. Tennessee coach Butch Jones Jones says the Vols can't use their youth "as a crutch, an excuse." He made his point by canceling the players' scheduled interviews Monday after a sluggish practice. One week into training camp, Tennessee's newcomers already are making an imp... More>>
East DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 26 19 .578 - Pulaski (Mariners) 26 20 .565 ½ Princeton (Rays) 25 20 .556 1 Bluefield (Blue Jays) 22 25 .468 5 Burlington (Royals) 20 25 .444 6West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 27 20 .574 - Greeneville (Astros) 25 22 .532 2 Johnson City (Cardinals) 23 22 .511 3 Kingsport (Mets) 22 25 .468 5 Bristol (Pirates) 14 32 .304 12½ ___ Thursday's Games Kingsport 8, Bristol 7, comp. of susp. game Elizabethton 12, Danville 0 Johnson City 5, Burlington 2 Ki... More>>
Homer Bailey pitched seven innings to end his losing streak against Cleveland, and Billy Hamilton had an RBI triple and scored a run Thursday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-0 victory over the intrastate rival Indians. The Reds won three of four in the annual series, splitting two games in Cleveland and sweeping a pair at Great American Ball Park. Bailey (9-5) had lost his last three starts against the Indians. After pitching out of trouble in the first, he settled in and allowed fo... More>>
The season ticket renewal campaign for women’s basketball’s return to Brooks Gym is in progress, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday. The team’s home slate -- which features a total of 11 regular season contests -- will be housed inside a newly-renovated Brooks Gym. The revitalized facility will showcase a new-look playing surface, modern goals and various aesthetic upgrades throughout. In addition to quality home non-conference matchups against Iona, Eastern... More>>
ETSU head football coach Carl Torbush announced Thursday that former Ohio State football and Baltimore Orioles strength and conditioning coach Allan Johnson has joined the Buccaneers’ coaching staff as an assistant coach in charge of strength training. Johnson, who has spent the last three years at Northwestern University as the assistant director of sports performance for football, has more than 25 years of experience at the high school, collegiate and professional levels as a strength and c... More>>
NASCAR Crew Chief and Tennessee Volunteer Fan Gil Martin relies on Vol Nation to fire up his Rookie Sprint Cup Series Driver Austin Dillon for Bristol Motor Speedway’s IRWIN Tools Night Race. Dillon, driver of the No. 3 for Richard Childress Racing, is on the bubble to make the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Championship. He will spent Thursday morning touring the Anderson Training Center and Neyland Stadium on the University of Tennessee campus with Vols head coach Butch Jones. More>>
The Sullivan East Patriots are looking for growth this season under head coach Mike Locke. The Patriots have experience, but they are still young with 21 sophomores, 5 seniors and 12 upperclassmen. Led by quarterback Aaron Frye and his top wide receiver Gunner Griffith the Patriots won one game last season. Even though they are in the tough 3 Rivers Conference, this team knows big things are coming in time...They open the season on August 21st at home against David Crockett More>>
Tennessee replaces every starter on the offensive and defensive line in 2014, a topic well documented in training camp thus far. But those are not the only units on the field that are undergoing a complete overhaul from 2013. In 2013,Michael Palardykicked off every ball for Tennessee. He dropped back to boom away every punt. He lined up for every field goal and extra point. It was a heavy load for a player that head coachButch Jonesreferred to as the team MVP, one that will require more than ... More>>
Natalie Hauser, a standout middle infielder from Surry Community College, has signed to play for Milligan College’s softball team. Hauser, a Yadkinville, North Carolina, native, was a Region X All-Conference player in 2013 and 2014, and she took home the Player of the Year award in 2014 with the most hits and runs scored in the Carolinas Junior College conference. Before playing for the Surry Knights, Hauser played for the Forbush High School Falcons. She signed with Surry in 2012. “We ar... More>>
Tusculum College junior Brad Hawkins posted a third round 72 and is three-over par in the tournament at the 99th annual Tennessee State Men’s Golf Amateur at the Memphis Country Club. Hawkins’ three-round total of 70-71-72=213 (+3) has him tied for fourth place and is five shots behind tournament leader Tim Jackson of Germantown, Tennessee. Jackson has a three-day score of 208 (-2), including Thursday’s four-under par 66. Hawkins, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee (Walters State CC/Central H... More>>
Good news this evening...former Science Hill pitcher Daniel Norris is one step closer to the big leagues. The Toronto Blue Jays organization have moved Norris up from AA New Hampshire, to their triple-a club at Buffalo.Norris recently had a great outing at the futures all-star game, and he is currently sporting a 2.38 e-r-a., and was 3 and 1 during his stay in New Hampshire. More>>
Greeneville has become "Title Town" on this end of the state, after winning back to back state championships in 2010 and 11, and making deep runs into the playoffs the last two seasons.This year's version of the Greene Devils are expecting to make the trip to Cookeville again this year, but they are going to have to do it with out four all-state players lost to graduation.When the program won their back to back state championships, they ran the ball very effectively, and to bring home another... More>>
The ETSU basketball program has apparently got an early Christmas present, in the form a huge transfer.This afternoon, former Indiana University center Peter Jurkin tweeted..."I'm heading to my new home....East Tennessee State."The seven-foot Jurkin, played two injury-plagued seasons at Indiana, that would leave him with two years of eligibility with the Buccaneers.Jurkin was an academic All-Big Ten player while in Bloomington. More>>
By now we know all about it. Butch Jones was unhappy with the way his team approached practice Monday, and in an effort to refocus them, he banned all players from the media. The question: Did it work? Short answer: Yes.
Johnny Cueto won his fifth straight decision and the Cincinnati Reds, aided by a bizarre play in which a Cleveland runner was fooled by a second ball on the field, defeated the Indians 9-2 on Tuesday night.
Rundown of Appalachian League West Division scores for Tuesday, August 5, 2014
We're only 15 days away from the Last Great Colosseum seeing NASCAR racing over at Bristol, and a group of drivers was at Bristol Motor Speedway Tuesday morning. More>>
The Titans went to Georgia Monday for a scrimmage with Atlanta, and the fighting Falcons stayed true to their recent behavior. The thing is, the Tennessee guys think it gave them a chance to prove a point. More>>
Unicoi County has a new coach and a new system by way of California. Bob McElwee is the new guy at the top. More>>
Though he knows the team is working hard, Tennessee Coach Butch Jones banned his team from the media after practice struggles.
They may open their season before Tennessee does, but Virginia Tech finally started its fall football camp Monday, three days later than the Vols. When you're in charge of a program for 28 years like Frank Beamer has been, you may not need those extra three days.
One day after Falcons defensive end Ra'Shede Hageman was injured while throwing a punch at Joe Hawley, a fight again involving Hawley led to the center's expulsion from practice. Tennessee cornerbacks Tommie Campbell and Coty Sensabaugh also were involved in the altercation only about 20 minutes into the combined practice.
Rundown of Appalachian League West Division scores for Monday, August 4, 2014
Tennessee coach Butch Jones isn't allowing his players to speak to the media until they improve their practice performance.
DirecTV has reached a deal with ESPN to carry the SEC Network when it launches.
When you talk about David Crockett football right now, it's tough to think of any name before that of junior Quarterback Ryan Burger. More>>
New York Giants running back David Wilson's NFL career is over because of a back injury.
The Vols will be heavily relying on youth, but the plus side is that those young guys are incredibly gifted athletes. Those skills should dramatically increase the team's big play potential.
As far as needing a little motivation, the Cloudland football team has it in bunches. More>>
As our local college teams answer questions at quarterback, Ken Whisenhunt and the Titans are praying they have theirs. More>>
Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the lead off the final restart with three laps left and won Sunday to complete a season sweep at Pocono Raceway.
Tiger Woods has withdrawn after eight holes of the Bridgestone Invitational with apparent back pain. More>>
Coach Butch Jones said more than half his squad is going through its first fall camp with Big Orange, and that can be a scary thought. More>>
With a 3-0 win over OC Batbusters Mizuno/Garcia in the championship game, the Tennessee Mojo won the 10U Fastpitch Nationals. More>>
The Stone Castle has a fresh layer of turf, and the Tennessee High football team that plays on it is hoping to get back to past glory under its second year head coach. More>>
Rundown of scores for Saturday, August 2, 2014 in the Appalachian League West Division
Appalachian State is seeing things from a different point of view these days. The Mountaineers hosted their first media day as an FBS team Saturday, and they're not taking it lightly. More>>
Brad Keselowski held off the charging Michael McDowell on Saturday night to win the NASCAR Nationwide race at Iowa Speedway.
Christian Yelich's RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted the Miami Marlins to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night. More>>
Everyone needs a little practice in the preseason, even Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt and quarterback Jake Locker in their first visit to LP Field this season.
We've been counting down the days all summer, and Friday Team 118's fall camp finally arrived. The Vols are on the football field again, and they aren't leaving until the curtain drops on the 2014 season. More>>
A rundown of scores in the Appalachian League for Friday, August 1, 2014
After coming within a few seconds of beating Dobyns-Bennett last year and getting in the playoffs, Daniel Boone has big ideas about the 2014 football season. More>>
Throughout the course of the year, there are certain days that mean more than others for football fans. Friday is one of those days for Big Orange Nation. More>>
A ticket to Bristol Motor Speedway’s midweek tripleheader became a little more appetizing as Bush Brothers and Company signed the entitlement sponsorship for Wednesday night’s Whelen Modified race. More>>
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Bluefield Blue Jays vs Bristol PiratesEast DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 24 15 .615 - Princeton (Rays) 22 18 .550 2½ Pulaski (Mariners) 22 18 .550 2½ Bluefield (Blue Jays) 19 22 .463 6 Burlington (Royals) 18 22 .450 6½West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 23 16 .590 - Greeneville (Astros) 21 20 .512 3 Johnson City (Cardinals) 19 19 .500 3½ Kingsport (Mets) 19 20 .487 4 Bristol (Pirates) 11 28 .282 12 ___ Thursday's Games Bristol 12, Bluefield 2 Danville 6, Pulaski 2 Johnson City 4, ... More>>
ETSU Women's Soccer Head CoachAdam Sayershas announced another addition to the Buccaneers' back line with the signing of defenderAlba Llaràs Blanco (Molerussa, Spain). Joining ETSU this season, Llaràs Blanco will bring a wealth of international playing experience to the Buccaneers. Llaràs Blanco trained with the Catalan National Team's Under-12, Under-16, and Under-18 squads where she competed with some of the nation's most elite talent. A graduate of La Salle Molerussa High School, Llaràs Bl... More>>
Several golfers teed it up early Thursday morning for the 12th annual Coalition for kids golf classic sponsored by Pepsi at Warriors Path golf course. Coalition for Kids serves over 350 kids a day, but this year they lost 25 thousand dollars in city funding, so tournaments like this helps provide those special need items. This tournament helps raise around 15-thousand dollars for C-4-K. More>>
Despite winning a playoff game over Knoxville Carter last season the Sullivan South Rebels still finished the year with a bad taste in their mouth. The Rebels were on cruise control for an undefeated season, until they ran into Elizabethton in the last game of the year. That lose and missing out on the conference championship has motivated this team during the off-season. with star quarterback Dylan Wieger back under center and a good core around him South comes into the season very hungry.... More>>
Derrick Morgan had plenty of reasons for questions: Ken Whisenhunt is his third head coach with the Tennessee Titans and now he is being asked to play outside linebacker and defensive end. The defensive end got enough answers that he has embraced the changes. The first-round round draft pick in 2010 said Thursday he wondered how he would fit into coordinator Ray Horton's defense, which is mixing in a 3-4 front on a team that used a 4-3 scheme for years. Morgan says it's been a learning proces... More>>
Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he occasionally feels as though he's running an expansion team because the Volunteers have altered their roster so much since the end of last season. He can only hope the Vols don't produce the usual results of an expansion team. Tennessee opens training camp Friday with a roster that features a 32-man recruiting class ranked among the top five in the nation by multiple services. Many newcomers will have prominent roles as the Vols attempt to end a string of f... More>>
Tennessee has released a non conference women's basketball schedule that includes matchups with two of last season's Final Four representatives. The Lady Vols host 2014 NCAA tournament semifinalist Stanford on Dec. 20 and travel to 2014 NCAA runner-up Notre Dame on Jan. 19. Tennessee's other home nonconference games are Nov. 14 against Penn, Nov. 17 against Oral Roberts, Nov. 21 against Winthrop, Nov. 24 against Tennessee State, Dec. 3 against St. Francis (Pennsylvania), Dec. 16 against Wichi... More>>
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Emory Henry college department of athletics held its first-ever coaches caravan and it got started Wednesday night in Kingsport.Coaches from football, basketball, swimming and the other 8 head coaches from the sports department were in attendance.New football coach Curt Newsome feels the caravan could help in the recruiting war now that ETSU is back in the picture.Additionally, several items including a jersey signed by legendary head football coach Lou Wacker and a golf foursome at the Virg... More>>
East DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 23 15 .605 - Pulaski (Mariners) 22 17 .564 1½ Princeton (Rays) 21 18 .538 2½ Bluefield (Blue Jays) 19 21 .475 5 Burlington (Royals) 18 21 .462 5½West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 23 16 .590 - Greeneville (Astros) 21 19 .525 2½ Kingsport (Mets) 19 20 .487 4 Johnson City (Cardinals) 18 19 .486 4 Bristol (Pirates) 10 28 .263 12½ ___ Wednesday's Games Pulaski 3, Burlington 2, 10 innings Princeton 4, Bristol 2 Kingsport 8, Danville 3 Greeneville 5,... More>>
Now that Elizabethton Cyclones running back Ethan Thomas has gotten a tune up, his engine should be purring like a kitten when the season gets underway. Currently Thomas who has rushed for almost 45-hundred yards and 44 touchdowns in his career is sitting out of drills after having his knee scooped earlier this month. The Cyclones will not have a problem getting into the endzone, but they could have a problem keeping other people out. Cyclones will open up against Daniel Boone on August 22nd. More>>
Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer that kept Alfredo Simon winless since the All-Star game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Wednesday, taking a series between two teams struggling to score runs. Goldschmidt's 19th homer off Simon (12-6) gave the Diamondbacks two of three in the series. Simon has gone 0-3 since his first All-Star selection. Didi Gregorius added a two-run homer in the ninth. The Reds fell to 2-10 since the All-Star break. Devin Mesoraco... More>>
Two minor league pitchers in the Atlanta Braves' organization have each been suspended for 72 games after positive drug tests. The commissioner's office announced the penalties Wednesday against the pitchers in the Dominican Summer League. Right-hander Victor Joaquin tested positive for a metabolite of Nandrolone. Right-handed pitcher Alvaro Silvestre tested positive for a metabolite of Boldenone. The new rules of the minor league drug program for short-season leagues say the penalty for a fi... More>>
East DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 23 14 .622 - Pulaski (Mariners) 21 17 .553 2½ Princeton (Rays) 20 18 .526 3½ Burlington (Royals) 18 20 .474 5½ Bluefield (Blue Jays) 18 21 .462 6West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 23 15 .605 - Greeneville (Astros) 20 19 .513 3½ Johnson City (Cardinals) 18 18 .500 4 Kingsport (Mets) 18 20 .474 5 Bristol (Pirates) 10 27 .270 12½ ___ Tuesday's Games Pulaski 3, Burlington 1 Kingsport 6, Danville 2 Greeneville 4, Elizabethton 2 Bluefield 2, Johnson ... More>>
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Mike Leake pitched into the eighth inning and singled home a run - a rare commodity for the Reds these days - leading Cincinnati to a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. The Reds won for only the second time in 11 games since the All-Star break. The offense has been the biggest problem, scoring only 20 runs - by far the fewest in the majors over that span. Leake (8-9) had a single off the glove of diving third baseman Martin Prado that drove in a run in the second off ... More>>
Shonn Greene has had two surgeries on his right knee in the past year, so the Tennessee Titans are trying to make sure he stays healthy in training camp. Greene took part in a walk-through Tuesday before practice, then spent the session on the side rehabilitating his knee with trainers. Left guard Andy Levitre, recovering from an appendectomy last week, also rode a bicycle and lifted some weights. Coach Ken Whisenhunt says the Titans are trying to be smart with Greene with the running back ha... More>>
Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones was in the "music city," Tuesday as the guest of the Nashville sports council. And while he talked about being ready for the season to get started, he also talked about Denver quarterback and former Vol all-american Peyton Manning dancing to rocky top in practice Monday.Vols begin practice on Friday. More>>
Things didn't exactly go according to plan for the Dobyns-Bennett football team last year. The Indians finished six-and-five, and they lost to Science Hill for the first time in 20 years. Was it disappointing? Of course. But with a coach like Graham Clark and a history like they have, there's no reason to panic. D-B was really young last year, so those younger guys have experience to fall back on, and last year's struggles have them more motivated than ever. Coach Clark said one key to impr... More>>
Finding someone to handle kickoffs and punt returns proved quite the adventure in 2013 for Tennessee. Deciding which former Pro Bowl returner handles the job will be the biggest challenge for the Titans this season. Leon Washington, a two-time Pro Bowler, is competing with Dexter McCluster, a Pro Bowl punt returner himself last season, and Marc Mariani, a Pro Bowler as a rookie. Special teams coach Nate Kaczor says they just root for each to earn a roster spot because all three have had succe... More>>
Tennessee guard Brandon Lopez has a torn right anterior cruciate ligament that will prevent him from playing in the 2014-15 season. School officials announced Tuesday that Lopez had hurt his knee while playing basketball with his teammates on Saturday. The 6-foot-1 walk-on from Knoxville, Tennessee, had appeared in 31 games over the past three seasons. Lopez was the lone pure point guard on Tennessee's roster. New Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall had mentioned this summer that Lopez had an oppo... More>>
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was dancing to "Rocky Top," during practice on Monday. More>>
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They already had a chance to get out in helmets and shoulder pads, but Monday was a big day for high school football players. That's because they finally threw on full pads. Few teams should be more excited than Science Hill. The Toppers took the big seven title and won a playoff game last year, and they have so much talent back they're making a bold move. Coach Stacy Carter is having conference player of the year Malik McGue split time at quarterback with junior Justin Bedard, and everyon... More>>
For an undrafted rookie out of Tiffin University, Tennessee Titans receiver Nate Washington has had a pretty good career. He's going into his 10th NFL training camp and insists he's nowhere close to being done. Washington says he remembers being a rookie and just praying that he would make a roster. Now he has two Super Bowl rings from his four seasons in Pittsburgh and preparing for his sixth season with the Titans. The receiver says he's still grinding away thanks to the grace of God and pl... More>>
East DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 23 13 .639 - Pulaski (Mariners) 20 17 .541 3½ Princeton (Rays) 19 18 .514 4½ Burlington (Royals) 18 19 .486 5½ Bluefield (Blue Jays) 17 21 .447 7West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 23 14 .622 - Johnson City (Cardinals) 18 17 .514 4 Greeneville (Astros) 19 19 .500 4½ Kingsport (Mets) 17 20 .459 6 Bristol (Pirates) 10 26 .278 12½ ___ Monday's Games Burlington 8, Pulaski 2 Princeton 8, Bristol 1 Danville 7, Kingsport 1 Elizabethton 13, Greeneville ... More>>
Ervin Santana threw eight scoreless innings, Evan Gattis homered for the first time in more than a month and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Monday. Santana (10-6) allowed just five hits and matched his career high with 11 strikeouts. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth for his 32nd save. Gattis led off the seventh with a drive into the left-field seats off Jason Lane (0-1), a 37-year-old former outfielder making his first big league start as a pitcher. Called u... More>>
For the second time in his five year Major League career, Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek was tabbed National League Player of the Week after recording five saves, eight strikeouts in five innings pitched while yielding just one earned run on two hits. Cishek shares the accolade with New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom who went 2-0 with a 0.68 earned run average. A member of the 2007 Carson-Newman baseball team that won the South Atlantic Conference tournament, Cishek earned the hon... More>>
Gary Adams has been recognized as the 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year for the Atlantic Region as announced by the ITA. This award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments by one assistant men’s coach in each region. Mr. Adams was named as one of eight award winners nationally in NCAA Division II. While the ITA award recognizes the recipient as having made significant contributions to the men’s squad, Mr. Adams’ contributions can be... More>>
Last week, King University head men's wrestling coach, and assistant athletic directorNate Moormanwas named the athletic director at Emmanuel College, leaving a King in search of a men's wrestling coach. King athletic directorDavid Hickshas namedJason Moormanthe interim head men's wrestling coach while King searches for the next men's wrestling head coach. "I'm excited to be named the interim men's wrestling coach and to be part of the transition process as King searches for a full-time head... More>>
Chris Johnson and Ryan Doumit each drove in two runs during Atlanta's six-run third inning and the Braves beat Eric Stults the San Diego Padres 8-3 on Sunday. More>>
The Titans have a day under their belts in the 2014 training camp, and there might be no player that was more ready to get out there than Running Back Shonn Greene. More>>
Doug Fister took advantage of facing the slumping Cincinnati Reds to extend the best season-opening start by any Washington pitcher in a 4-0 Nationals' win Sunday. More>>
Tom Glavine, that rare athlete drafted by two professional leagues in different sports, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bobby Cox, who guided the Atlanta Braves to an unprecedented 14 straight division titles and 15 playoff appearances, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Greg Maddux, who won 355 games over a 23-year major league career, has been inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame. More>>
In less than a month, NASCAR will be back at Bristol Motor Speedway for the annual night race, but Saturday night brought something entirely different. Monster Truck Madness invaded the BMS infield, and it was a site to remember for those in attendance. More>>
Two weeks ago, it was all about boxing in Elizabethton when the pro fights came back to town for the first time in ten years. Saturday night, mixed martial arts took center stage. More>>
On day one, most players were just in shorts, jerseys and shoulder pads, but that wasn't good enough for Bernard Pollard.
Campers from grades 4-8 gathered inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center Saturday morning as ETSU Football Head Coach Carl Torbush and his staff hosted the Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Kids Camp. More>>
Saturday was the day for the Tennessee Titans. The team reported to camp Friday, but they actually hit the field Saturday, marking the official start of the Ken Whisenhunt era in Nashville. More>>
Freddie Freeman had three hits and an RBI, Julio Teheran earned his 10th win and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Ordisamer Despaigne's control problems to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Saturday night. More>>
Johnny Cueto fanned nine in seven innings on Saturday, and Brayan Pena singled through a drawn-in infield for the only run, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Nationals that ended a seven-game losing streak. More>>
Jim Furyk moved into position for his third Canadian Open victory, shooting a 5-under 65 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead at Royal Montreal.
Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger knows only too well the intensity of the Alabama-LSU rivalry. More>>
Elizabethton vs Johnson CityBristol vs Greeneville East DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 19 13 .594 - Pulaski (Mariners) 18 15 .545 1½ Princeton (Rays) 17 16 .515 2½ Bluefield (Blue Jays) 17 17 .500 3 Burlington (Royals) 16 18 .471 4West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 22 13 .629 - Johnson City (Cardinals) 16 17 .485 5 Greeneville (Astros) 16 18 .471 5½ Kingsport (Mets) 16 18 .471 5½ Bristol (Pirates) 10 22 .313 10½ ___ Friday's Games Burlington 3, Kingsport 2, 10 innings, 1st game Gr... More>>
The 8th annual Hands-On museum golf tournament took place Friday at the Buffalo Valley golf course. This tournament is a little different than the others, because the adults are encouraged to bring a youth to play. Usually they raise between 15-20 thousand dollars which goes to sustain the programs they have every day and the permanent exhibits at the museum. More>>
Denard Span matched Cincinnati's hit total with his four singles, and Tanner Roark allowed only three singles over seven innings Friday night, leading the Washington Nationals to a 4-1 victory that extended their surge and the Reds' slump. The Nationals won for the seventh time in nine games. They are 56-44, the second-best mark after 100 games in franchise history. The 2012 club went 60-40 on its way to the NL East title. The Reds remain stalled since the All-Star break, dropping all seven g... More>>