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ETSU women's tennis takes A-Sun title

 Just a few hours after the ETSU men’s squad clinched an A-Sun tournament title, the ETSU women’s tennis team joined the celebration, beating Stetson, 4-0, Sunday afternoon to take home the program’s third Atlantic Sun Women’s Tennis Championship title in the last six years. More>>

Lady Bucs win too

ETSU men's tennis wins 8th straight A-Sun title Video included

 The ETSU men’s tennis team concluded its tenure in the Atlantic Sun Conference in familiar fashion: with a tournament title. More>>

Bailey, Reds win again at Wrigley, 8-2 Video included

Homer Bailey pitched six scoreless innings at friendly Wrigley Field for his first win of the season and Jay Bruce homered and doubled as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 8-2 on Sunday.  More>>

Granderson leads Mets over Braves, 4-3 Video included

Slumping newcomer Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning and the New York Mets outlasted the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep.  More>>

Kuchar rallies, chips in for RBC Heritage win Video included

Matt Kuchar overcame a four-stroke deficit to finally finish on top, when his stunning chip-in on the 18th hole gave him a 64 and a victory at the RBC Heritage on Sunday.  More>>

Science Hill's Tarter commits to ETSU Video included

After considering a number of schools, Science Hill star Tianna Tarter said she's headed to ETSU. More>>

Williams already delivering top prospects to Hokies Video included

When Buzz Williams accepted the head basketball job at Virginia Tech, he promised to change the level of player the Hokies could draw. It looks like he's already delivering on that promise. More>>

Johnson feeling optimistic following NASCAR off week Video included

One team hoping the Easter break will help his luck a little is the 48, six-time champion Jimmie Johnson. More>>

Braves outlast Mets, 7-5

Jordan Walden got the final out with the bases loaded after Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled star closer Craig Kimbrel, and the Braves held off the New York Mets 7-5 Saturday night.  More>>

ETSU baseball splits rain-shortened series at Jacksonville Video included

 Mother Nature wreaked havoc in the River City this weekend. Due to heavy rains and severe thunderstorms hovering around northeast Florida all weekend, the ETSU baseball series at Jacksonville was shortened as both teams walked away with one win each. More>>

High School Scoreboard (Saturday, April 19, 2014) Video included

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Tri-Cities Track Classic wraps up at Science Hill Video included

No doubt about it, the Tri-Cities Track Classic is a big-time success. Bringing more than 1200 athletes to Science Hill for a two day extravaganza could go great or horribly, but this year there's no doubt about which one it was. More>>

Donald shoots 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage Video included

Luke Donald shot a 66 to take a two-stroke lead over John Huh after three rounds of the RBC Heritage on Saturday. More>>

Cubs hit three home runs, break loose to beat Reds, 8-4 Video included

Darwin Barney and Welington Castillo hit two-run homers and Mike Olt added a solo shot as the Chicago Cubs broke out of a weeklong offensive funk and beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-4 Saturday. More>>

Harang pulled with no-hitter, Braves beat Mets 6-0

Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night. More>>

High School Scoreboard (Friday, April 18, 2014) Video included

High School Scoreboard for the Tri-Cities on Friday, April 18, 2014
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Lady Buffs clinch AAC runner-up with doubleheader sweep Video included

Chancli Connatser hit a walk-off RBI-single in the seventh inning of game two to help the Milligan College softball team complete a doubleheader sweep of Bryan College, 7-3 and 3-2.
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Choi leads rain delayed RBC Heritage

The second round of the RBC Heritage was cut short because of rain Friday, with K.J. Choi shooting a 4-under 67 for a one-stroke lead over Robert Allenby.
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Simon leads Reds over reeling Cubs, 4-1 Video included

Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at Wrigley Field.
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Dolphins scored 11 unanswered runs

ETSU drops opener at Jacksonville, 13-6

Coming off a perfect 4-0 homestand, the ETSU baseball team was looking to keep its momentum intact on the road. Unfortunately, the Bucs’ road woes continued as Jacksonville scored 10 runs during the fourth through sixth innings, and cruised past the Blue and Gold, 13-6, on a rainy Thursday night from John Sessions Stadium. Despite jumping out to an early 3-0 lead in the third inning, ETSU couldn’t sustain its offensive output and Jacksonville poured it on as the Dolphins scored 11 unanswer... More>>

Milligan men finish runner-up

Milligan women’s track & field wins AAC championship

Seven more Milligan College student-athletes, including athletes of the meet Lauren Grindstaff (Kingsport, Tenn.) and Christian Brewer (Knoxville, Tenn.), earned AAC titles on the final day of the Appalachian Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships at the Sidney Smallwood Track on Thursday. “Our athletes and our staff deserve a ton of credit,” Head Coach Chris Layne, who was named the women’s coach of the year, said. “From top to bottom, they've worked so hard, and I think the effort sho... More>>

Bradford was the Tennessee Class A Mr. Basketball winner

Bartow announces signing of Bradford to 2014-15 class Video included

ETSU men’s basketball head coach Murry Bartow announced Thursday that the Buccaneers have signed Humboldt High School guard Desonta Bradford (Humboldt, Tenn.) to a national letter of intent for the 2014-15 season. Bradford, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound combo guard, was named the Tennessee Class A Mr. Basketball winner and was a McDonald’s All-American nominee this past season. He averaged 21.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game this past year, shooting 54 percent from the field and 41 p... More>>

Zaatini was named Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year

Biosca, Zaatini, Merino highlight A-Sun Tennis awards

The 2014 Atlantic Sun Co-Champion ETSU men's tennis team placed a league-best six players on the All-Atlantic Sun First and Second Teams Wednesday, with freshmenDavid Biosca (Sant Fruitos De Bage, Spain)andDiego Nunez (Monterrey, Mexico)earning spots on the All-Atlantic Sun First Team. ETSU head coachYaser Zaatiniwas named Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year for the fourth time in seven years. Biosca finished with an overall singles record of 21-8, including a 6-1 mark in A-Sun play at No. 1 sing... More>>

Blankenship signs with Lees-McRae

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Signing with Lees-McRae College this afternoon was Mackenzie Blankenship of Happy Valley High School.Blankenship leaves Happy Valley as their all-time leading scorer with 1574 points.She is an all-conference selection and will soon take part in the upcoming Fellowship of Christian Athletes all-star game. More>>

Baird is Lady Bucs' understated home run queen Video included

When you set school records for single season and career home runs, going out with a bang is somewhat of an understatement, but understated is a pretty apt description for Jackie Baird. More>>

Pirates beat Reds 8-7 in suspended game

Andrew McCutchen doubled and came around on Russell Martin's single in the seventh inning on Tuesday, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates an 8-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the completion of a game that spanned two days and 10 home runs. More>>

Cuonzo Martin leaves UT for Cal

The search is on for a new Tennessee men's head basketball coach after Cuonzo Martin was hired by the University of California Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Kingsport court drops charge against 49ers Daniel Kilgore

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The Kingsport General Sessions court dismissed a charge against San Francisco 49ers Daniel Kilgore. The public intoxication charge was filed in January against Kilgore back in January. More>>

NY picks Lady Vols' Simmons in WNBA Draft Video included

The New York Liberty got the steal of the night at Mohegan Sun Arena, snagging Tennessee’s Meighan Simmons, the 2014 Associated Press SEC Player of the Year, with the 26th overall selection of the WNBA Draft.
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High School Scoreboard (Monday, April 14, 2014) Video included

Scores for high school sports in the Tri-Cities for Monday, April 14, 2014
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Uggla 9th inning grand slam leads Braves past Reds, 9-6 Video included

Dan Uggla hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the ninth inning Monday night that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a wild 9-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
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Pirates, Reds hit 10 home runs before game is suspended Video included

Neil Walker and Gaby Sanchez hit back-to-back homers twice, and the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds combined for 10 homers in only six innings before rain forced a suspension with the score tied 7-all Monday night.
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Daniel Boone duo sign letters of intent Video included

Monday morning was a special one over at Daniel Boone High School for two girls ready to move on to the next level of their athletic careers. More>>

Vols assistants get extensions, Thigpen gets a raise

Tennessee has given one-year extensions to the assistants on Butch Jones' football staff and has awarded linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen a $25,000 raise.
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Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016. More>>

Vols' Goss wins Masters Low Amateur award Video included

We all saw who put on the green jacket as this year's Masters Tournament winner. That was former Georgia Bulldog Bubba Watson. What you might not have noticed was the SEC golfer from right up the road that took home some impressive hardware of his own. More>>

Vols QB search uncertain, but playmakers are there

Spring football is over for another year at the University of Tennessee, but I think we can all agree that what we saw in the Orange and White Game Saturday held a lot of promise for Team 118. More>>

Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

Bubba Watson has won the Masters for the second time in three years. Watson claimed another green jacket by shooting a 3-under 69 in the final round Sunday, fending off Jordan Spieth. More>>

Bucs use nine-run fifth inning to sweep UNF, 10-4

Freshman Jamin McCann gave the Bucs seven strong innings and the offense rewarded the southpaw with a nine-run fifth, as the ETSU baseball team completed the sweep of North Florida with a 10-4 win on Sunday afternoon. More>>

Solid pitching not enough as Lady Bucs lose to UNF, 4-2

ETSU's offense mustered only two runs, as the Bucs suffered a narrow, 4-2 setback to North Florida.
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Reds erupt for 12-4 win vs. Rays

Chris Heisey hit his first grand slam and Devin Mesoraco homered and drove in career high-tying four runs as the Cincinnati Reds took advantage of Tampa Bay's depleted pitching staff for a 12-4 victory on Sunday.
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Upton, Freeman homer, sweep Nationals 10-2

Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman each hit a two-run homer off Gio Gonzalez and the Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 10-2 victory on Sunday. More>>

Harvick survives shootout for first Darlington win Video included

Kevin Harvick capped his biggest weekend at Darlington Raceway with his first Southern 500 victory Saturday night, passing Dale Earnhardt Junior two laps from the end of the longest race in the track's 65-year NASCAR history.
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Spieth, Watson tied for three round Masters lead Video included

Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson are tied for the lead heading to the final round of the Masters.
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Diamond Bucs beat UNF 8-5; Freeman now 2nd all-time in saves Video included

Senior Clinton Freeman had the eventual game-winning hit with a two-run scoring single in the fifth and the southpaw closed things out by earning his 18th career save, as the ETSU baseball team clinched the series win by defeating North Florida, 8-5. More>>

Heralded Malone scores three TDs in Orange and White Game Video included

Josh Malone, one of the most heralded players in Tennessee's highly touted freshman class, caught six passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns Saturday in the Orange White Game that ended spring practice.
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Cobb goes seven innings, Rays top Reds 1-0

Alex Cobb went seven innings on Saturday, extending Tampa Bay's run of solid starting pitching, and James Loney homered for a 1-0 victory over the slumping Cincinnati Reds.
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Cyclones hold on to defeat Cherokee

Unicoi Co. uses the long ball to knock off Blazers Video included

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ETSU snapped a four-game conference losing skid

Cook’s walk-off single lifts ETSU past UNF Video included

Andrew Lasure (Stanford, Ky.) started it and Chris Cook (Kingsport, Tenn.) finished it. Despite having North Florida tie the game with a two-run home run in the eighth inning, the ETSU baseball team responded with a bang of its own. Lasure came through with a key pinch-hit double to lead off the bottom of the ninth and Cook sent the Buccaneer faithful home happy when his walk-off single hugged the left field line as the Blue and Gold took the series opener over the Ospreys, 6-5, Friday nigh... More>>

Stokes’ had 22 double-doubles this past season

Jarnell Stokes to Enter NBA Draft Video included

Tennessee basketball player Jarnell Stokes announced Friday that he will forego his senior season and enter the 2014 NBA Draft. The power forward from Memphis, Tenn., was a first-team All-SEC selection as a junior this year. He owns or shares 10 Tennessee statistical records. The NBA Draft takes places Thursday, June 26, and will be televised nationally on ESPN. Despite playing less than three full collegiate seasons – he graduated high school early, enrolled in January of 2011 and played... More>>

McGinnis crushed a three-run homer in game two

Milligan spilt with Point University in softball Video included

Taylor McGinnis (Knoxville, Tenn.) crushed a three-run, pinch-hit homer to left field in the fifth inning, and Jessica Goodson (Knoxville, Tenn.) fired a complete game, six-hit gem as the Milligan College softball team rallied to beat Point University 6-2 in game two and earn a doubleheader split Friday evening at Anglin Field. Point (14-24, 7-11 AAC) took the opener 15-4 in five innings. McGinnis hit her home run on a 2-0 pitch with runners on first and third and two away while thoughts... More>>

Promotional tour will make 10 stops

Bucs "Game Time Tour" makes stop in Chattanooga Video included

TheETSU "Game Time Tour" kicked off Thursday night in Chattanooga, the 10-stop promotional tour in April and May will visit cities throughout the region as well as Atlanta.Their first stop in the Mocs backyard gave head football coach Carl Torbush a chance to talk about this renewed rivalry in the Southern Conference.Also givingETSU supporters a chance to learn everything they would like to know aboutETSU athletics was basketball coaches Murry Bartow and Brittany Ezell. The next stop is Sevie... More>>

Lady Toppers come from behind to win

Dobyns-Bennett vs Science Hill softball Video included

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Tennessee football program is based on a competitive culture

#VolReport: What's at steak on Saturday

In addition to pride, finely prepared steaks will be on the line for the 'Winner Dinner' at Saturday's DISH OW Game. Butch Jones has set up the dinner where the winning team will have a top-notch supper served on fine china while the losing team will have franks and beans served on paper plates with sporks. "We are calling it 'Winner Dinner,' everything in our football program is based off of competition," said Jones. "In fitting fashion, the winning team in the Spring Game will have a nice... More>>

Helton played 17 seasons with Rockies

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame to honor Helton

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame plans to honor former Colorado Rockies star Todd Helton as its Tennessean of the Year during its May 17 induction banquet. Helton, a Knoxville native and former University of Tennessee star, ended a 17-year career with the Rockies last season. The Hall of Fame will honor Middle Tennessee basketball player Ebony Rowe, UT Martin basketball players Jasmine Newsome and Heather Butler and former Tennessee softball pitcher Ivy Renfroe as female amateur athletes o... More>>

Simmons was 2014 AP SEC player of the yr.

UT's Simmons headed to WNBA draft

Tennessee senior Meighan Simmons, the school’s No. 5 all-time scorer in women’s basketball, is one of 12 prospects invited to attend Monday night’s 2014 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, the league announced on Thursday. Simmons, a 5-foot-9 guard from Cibolo, Texas, will be on hand at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., for the event, which begins at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2 with the first round and continues with the second and third rounds on ESPNU, beginning at 9 p.m. ET. The 2014 Associated ... More>>

UMass basketball player announces he's gay

By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer Derrick Gordon had kept his secret for too long. More>>

ETSU snapped its four-game skid

Bucs bounce Bulldogs in record fashion, 12-4 Video included

Coming off a bumpy road swing, the ETSU baseball team unleashed its frustration on The Citadel Wednesday night at Thomas Stadium. Despite allowing four first-inning runs, the Bucs settled down as the bullpen held the Bulldogs scoreless for the final eight innings and ETSU plated 12 unanswered runs en route to capturing a 12-4 win over The Citadel. As a team, the Blue and Gold belted out a season-high 17 hits, along with tying a school-record with four triples, while ETSU’s bullpen retired th... More>>

Final cut could come within a week

30 to 35 student athletes show up for ETSU football try-outs Video included

There's football on theETSU campus...Not the guys who recently signed national letters of intent, but instead it's the guys who are not ready to hangup the cleats.Tryoutswere underway this afternoon for E-T-S-U students who want to put on the pads and wear the blue and gold. 47 high school players committed to come play for coach Carl Torbush on National signing day, but try-outs were held for walk-ons who were hoping to make the cut.Players will know within a week if they will be asked back ... More>>

One of the longest-running voices in college sports

Tennessee Remembers Bobby Denton Video included

One of the longest-running voices in college sports was silenced on Wednesday morning. Bobby Denton, the voice of Neyland Stadium since 1967, passed away after a brief illness at the age of 73. A Knoxville native, Denton and his signature catchphrases and gentlemanly southern style provided the perfect backdrop to the gameday atmosphere at Tennessee. "Bobby Denton's voice echoing throughout our iconic stadium will be forever etched in our fans' minds," Tennessee Vice Chancellor and Director ... More>>

Lane has rushed for 1,192 yards

Vols' Lane shows growth by working through injury

The cast on Marlin Lane's left hand symbolizes how much the Tennessee running back has grown up over the last year. This time a year ago, Lane was missing the latter part of spring practice for disciplinary reasons. Now he's earning raves from the same coaching staff that had punished him a year earlier. Lane has won respect for continuing to practice despite injuring his hand last month. Tennessee coach Butch Jones says Lane "has been a warrior for us." Lane has rushed for 1,192 yards and... More>>

8-year-old girl befriended by hoops star dies

When Michigan State was fighting to stay afloat despite a succession of injuries to key players, Lacey Holsworth was there. More>>

High School Scoreboard (Tuesday, April 8, 2014) Video included

Scoreboard for high school baseball, softball and soccer
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Colon dominant as Mets shut out Braves, 4-0 Video included

Bartolo Colon combined with two relievers on an eight-hitter, Ruben Tejada drove in two runs with two hits and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0. More>>

Bucs softball falters in doubleheader against Appalachian State Video included

A lively home crowd was not enough to propel the ETSU softball team to victory Tuesday evening, as the Buccaneers dropped a pair of non-conference games to Appalachian State. More>>

Elizabethton's Clark signs with Walters State CC Video included

Over at Elizabethton Tuesday afternoon, the Cyclones were announcing a basketball move. Senior Zeke Clark put pen to paper to continue his college career at Walters State.
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Titans' Locker approaching this like make-or-break season Video included

The Tennessee Titans got back on the field Monday for the opening of offseason workouts, and they did it without two of their biggest names.
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Braves Gearrin to have Tommy John surgery

Right-hander Cory Gearrin is joining the list of Braves pitchers having Tommy John surgery.
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Vols opener vs. Utah State moved to Sunday, August 31 Video included

The University of Tennessee announced today that its season-opening football game against Utah State will move to Sunday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. The game was originally slated for Saturday, Aug. 30. More>>

Napier leads UConn past Kentucky in NCAA men's basketball title game

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UConn led wire-to-wire and held off a late Kentucky run to win the NCAA men's basketball national championship.

 
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Upperclassmen lead Huskies to NCAA title

Connecticut's upperclassmen were too much for the kids of Kentucky. Poised and experienced, UConn won its second national championship in four years, outlasting Kentucky and its stable of freshmen Monday night. More>>

Wacha paces Cardinals past Reds, 5-3

Michael Wacha outdid Tony Cingrani in a rematch of young power arms and the St. Louis Cardinals got a three-run double from Yadier Molina in the first inning, beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-3. More>>

Titans waive DE Ojorno after arrest

The Tennessee Titans have waived defensive end Adewale Ojomo more than two weeks after he was arrested in a prostitution sting. More>>

Titans' QB Locker healing up, hopes to be in action by May

Jake Locker says he's ahead of schedule in his rehab from surgery on his right foot, and the Tennessee quarterback expects to be taking part in the Titans' on-field work in May.
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Logano holds on to win Cup race in Texas

Joey Logano made a last-lap pass of Jeff Gordon during extra laps after a late caution Monday in a rain-delayed race at Texas, becoming the seventh different winner in as many Sprint Cup races this season. More>>

Vols still narrowing QB search

Coach Butch Jones there are still plenty of questions to answer at Tennessee. Chief among those is who's going to be the starting quarterback in 145 days against Utah State.
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Rain washes out day one at The Masters

The first day of the Masters didn't last very long. Storms moved into the area just two hours after the gates opened at Augusta National for the first full day of practice.
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NCAA tourney: Kentucky faces UConn in surprising title game

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No. 7 seed Connecticut will face No. 8 seed Kentucky in a battle of two teams with historic basketball pedigrees that weren't expected to advance this far. More>>

Diamond Bucs swept by Lipscomb in Nashville

The ETSU baseball team opened its road swing on a positive note by taking down No. 25 Tennessee last Tuesday in Knoxville, but things quickly took a turn for the worse during the remainder of the trip.
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Rain postpones Duck Commander 500 until Monday

The Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway has been postponed by rain. It will be run Monday at 11 a.m. CST More>>

High School Scoreboard (Sunday, April 6, 2014)

High School softball scores from Sunday, April 6, 2014
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Braves denied sweep with 2-1 loss at Nats

Ian Desmond led off the seventh inning with a home run - the only run of the game scored on a hit - and the Washington Nationals and their makeshift lineup avoided a sweep Sunday with a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves.
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Jones' playoff chip-in wins Houston Open

Matt Jones earned his first trip to the Masters with a remarkable 42-yard chip-in on the first playoff hole, outdueling Matt Kuchar on his way to winning the Houston Open.
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Reds' Simon sharp in first start in two years; beat Mets 2-1

Alfredo Simon pitched seven impressive innings in his first start in more than two years and began the go-ahead rally with his second career hit, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 2-1
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Drive, Chip and Putt a success at Augusta National

Augusta National not only has female members, on Sunday it crowned its first female champion. Nine-year-old Kelly Xu of Santa Monica, Calif., was the first of eight youngsters to win the inaugural "Drive, Chip and Putt" contest.
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High School Scoreboard (Saturday, April 5, 2014)

High School sports scores for Saturday, April 5, 2014
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Braves rally past Nats, 6-2

Julio Teheran allowed two runs in seven solid innings and had two hits, and Atlanta knocked out Stephen Strasburg in the fifth inning, as the Braves beat the Washington Nationals 6-2.
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Offense goes stagnant in 5-0 loss to Lipscomb

Just one day after scoring seven runs, the ETSU offense was held in check Saturday, as Hunter Brothers tossed a two-hit, complete-game shutout for Lipscomb, leading the Bisons past the Bucs, 5-0.
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Daniels sparks UConn to 63-53 upset of Florida in Final Four

DeAndre Daniels had 20 points and 10 rebounds Saturday to help UConn snap Florida's 30-game win streak with a 63-53 upset of the Gators at the Final Four.
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Davis' walk off grand slam leads Mets over Reds, 6-3

Pinch-hitter Ike Davis hit a game-ending grand slam and the New York Mets were aided by a favorable ninth-inning replay review in rallying to beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 Saturday. More>>

Tony Stewart edges Keselowski for pole at Texas

Tony Stewart knocked Brad Keselowski from the pole as qualifying ended Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. Stewart waited right until the end of the final round to attempt his lap and circled the speedway at 195.454 mph to grab the top starting spot for Sunday's race.
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Vols have spirited Saturday practice

It was a fun-filled atmosphere at Neyland Stadium on Saturday as the Vols held Student Appreciation Day and Faculty Appreciation Day. The afternoon concluded with Butch Jones dancing with his players and students from campus.
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Kuchar takes four shot lead in Houston

Matt Kuchar overcame windy conditions to match the low round of the day and take a four-shot lead after three rounds of the Houston Open.
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Bucs can't rally in 9-7 loss to Lipscomb

Lipscomb scored five runs in the first two innings and the Buccaneers were never able to recover as the Bisons opened the series with a 9-7 victory over ETSU Friday. More>>

Pair of Duda home runs lead Mets past Reds, 4-3

Lucas Duda hit a pair of two-run homers only hours after the Mets gave him the starting job at first base, and New York beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Friday. More>>

High School Scoreboard (Friday, April 4, 2014)

Baseball, softball and soccer scores for the Tri-Cities on Friday, April 4, 2014
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Garcia moves to top of Houston Open leaderboard

Sergio Garcia surged to the top of the leaderboard by shooting a 7-under par 65 in the second round of the Houston Open on Friday.
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With help of overturned home run, Braves top Nats, 2-1

Benefiting from the decision to overturn Ian Desmond's inside-the-park homer on replay review, the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 2-1.
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Titans release running back Chris Johnson

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The Titans have released running back Chris Johnson after six seasons with the team. More>>

ETSU's all-time leader for home runs

Baird lead Bucs to 5-1 win over Presbyterian Video included

SeniorJackie Baird (Ooltewah, Tenn.)and freshmanTaylor Carter (Brazil, Ind.)combined to drive in five runs, helping lead ETSU to a 5-1 win over Presbyterian in Game Two of Thursday's double-header. With a solo homer to lead off the sixth inning, Baird became ETSU's all-time leader for home runs with 26, surpassing Stephanie Gaynord (2004-07). Last weekend, Baird broke Gaynord's program record for single-season home runs. The Ooltewah, Tenn., native, who now has 13 homers on the season, enter... More>>

Crowder, will likely get the start at center

Bristol native Mack Crowder is a leader on Vols O-line Video included

On Wednesday James Stone was in action at Tennessee, but that was forNFL pro day, as he looks to impress the scouts and earn a spot on anNFL roster...The man who is in line to replace the Vols' starting center from the last two years is junior Mack Crowder.The Bristol, Tn., native is well aware of the responsibilities of the man who touches the ball on every offensive possession. Crowder, knows this offensive line will be in the spotlight since every one is new and that's why he thinks it imp... More>>

Chievous played in 31 games for Vols

Vols Quinton Chievous granted release to transfer Video included

Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin announced Thursday that guard Quinton Chievous has been granted a release and may transfer without restriction to any program outside the Southeastern Conference. “We have enjoyed having Quinton as part of this program for the last three years,” Martin said. “He’s worked extremely hard on the court, and he has also matched that effort in the classroom. He’s on track to graduate in three years, which is impressive. His Tennessee teammates and coaches... More>>

Witten, 31, has spent his entire 11-year career

Jason Witten to drive pace car at Texas race

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will be behind the wheel of the Official NASCAR 2014 Chevrolet SS Pace Car to lead the field for the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Duck Commander 500 on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.Witten will be under the guidance of pace car driver Brett Bodine as he leads the 43-car field to the green flag."I'm honored to be asked to drive the pace car on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway," Witten said. "I'll be in town to cheer on Denny Hamlin and the No. 11 ... More>>

Olsen played 16 games and made four starts in 2012

Titans agree to terms with offensive lineman Olsen

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with offensive lineman Eric Olsen. Olsen, who is 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, can play either center or guard. The 25-year-old Olsen played 16 games and made four starts in 2012 with the New Orleans Saints. After the Saints cut him last September, Olsen spent the final month of the 2013 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Olsen arrived in the NFL with the Denver Broncos in 2010 as a sixth-round draft pick from Notre Dame. He played ... More>>

UVa-Wise has more than 30 for the 2014 signing class.

UVa-Wise Football Adds Six More Signees

UVa-Wise announced the addition of six football recruits for the 2014 season on Thursday. Max Rodgers, Tyqion Stokes, Levar Francis, Nakia Thomas, Cameron Artis and Anas Elkattan all recently committed to play for coach Dewey Lusk this upcoming season. Rodgers is a 6-3, 215 pound quarterback from Grayson County High School. Rodgers was a three-time all-district and all-region selection for coach Brett McPherson. In the classroom, the signal caller posted a 3.7 grade point average. He is the... More>>

University of Tennessee holds Pro Day

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All 32 NFL teams had scouts in Knoxville today as U-T held its annual pro day workouts.Several graduated Vols were on the field as the scouts put them through their paces before the upcoming NFL draft.Players were judged on their performances in 8 different categories ranging from bench press and broad jump, to 40 yard dash times.For players like Jacques Smith, today was all about getting to the next level, and making his Volunteer teamates and coaches proud. More>>

New Louisiana Tech Head Coach Tyler Summitt introduced

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Yesterday Tyler Summitt, son of former U-T Lady Vols Coach Pat Summitt, was named the new head coach of the Louisiana Tech women's basketball team. Today, he met with the press for the first time since accepting his first head coaching position.Summitt knows that a lot of people may think he only got this job because of his mother's legendary status in the coaching world, but he says that he knows what it will take, to bring the Louisiana Tech program back to its former glory. More>>

Happy Valley's Hyder signs with Bucs

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The ETSU football program added another player to this roster this afternoon, as Eli Hyder of Happy Valley High School, signed his letter of intent to continue his education both on and off the field with the Bucs. The Warriors lineman played both sides of the ball while in high school, but says that the offensive line is probably where he will end up playing for Coach Carl Torbush. More>>

AP names Simmons, Harrison Honorable Mention All-American

Tennessee women’s basketball players Meighan Simmons and Isabelle Harrison were named to the All-America Honorable Mention Team by the Associated Press on Tuesday.
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Freeman carries Bucs past Vols on the diamond, 2-1

After earning a pair of National Player of the Week awards, Clinton Freeman followed things up with a game-winning two-run home run in the fourth inning and earned a six-out save, as the ETSU baseball team defeated No. 25 Tennessee, 2-1. More>>

High School Scoreboard (Tuesday, April 1, 2014)

High School baseball and softball scores for Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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Rams sign Britt from Titans

The St. Louis Rams have signed Kenny Britt to a free agent deal, adding depth to a young group at wide receiver.
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Tennessee to rework Cuonzo Martin's contract

Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart says the university is reworking the contract of men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin.
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Freeman lands more national honors

The awards keep rolling in for ETSU senior two-way player Clinton Freeman.
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Duke coach Cutcliffe to receive Neyland Trophy

Duke football coach David Cutcliffe is the 2014 winner of the Neyland Trophy, an award the Knoxville Quarterback Club gives annually to a major contributor to college athletics.
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High School Scoreboard (Monday, March 31, 2014)

High School baseball and softball scores from Monday, March 31, 2014
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Brewers top Braves 2-0 in opener

Milwaukee beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Monday in the season opener.
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Reds shut out on Opening Day for first time since 1953, 1-0

Yadier Molina's homer broke a seventh-inning tie and drew another round of loud boos while he rounded the bases on Monday, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
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Unaka's Anderson signs with ETSU

Unaka's Austin Anderson was already announced as part of ETSU's return to football, but Monday he made it official. More>>

Ump's call overturned, 1st time for MLB extended replay

An umpire's call has been overturned for the first time under Major League Baseball's expanded replay system, with Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun ruled out instead of safe.
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Former Vols standout Hopson signed by Cavs

The NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers have signed former Tennessee basketball standout Scotty Hopson to a two-year contract.
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Freeman named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week

Senior Clinton Freeman was phenomenal both on the mound and at the plate this past week, and the Buccaneer two-way player was rewarded for his exceptional efforts by being named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week. More>>

Reds' Chapman feels good, still can't work out

Closer Aroldis Chapman rode in Cincinnati's opening day parade on Monday, the most he was allowed to do as part of the Reds' first-game festivities.
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With the start of the 2014 MLB season here, Trip Advisor has announced its 10 best baseball parks, according to the TripAdvisor Popularity Index. See if your favorite park reflects the best of America's past time. More>>

McDermott leads AP All-American Team

Doug McDermott of Creighton is a unanimous choice for The Associated Press All-America team, the first three-time selection in 29 years.
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Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame gets Summitt exhibit

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame is dedicating a permanent exhibit to former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt that opens Friday as the Women's Final Four comes to Nashville.
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Freeman homers twice as Bucs fall 13-11 in series finale vs. NKU

Northern Kentucky scored 13 runs between the fourth and seventh innings, and salvaged a win in the series as the Norse defeated the Bucs, 13-11, at Thomas Stadium.
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No. 21 Diamond Vols swept at No. 2 South Carolina, 8-0

The No. 21 Tennessee baseball team was shutout for the first time and suffered its first series sweep of the season on Sunday, falling 8-0 in the finale at No. 2 South Carolina in front of a sold-out crowd of 8,242 at Carolina Stadium.
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Baird makes history as Lady Bucs sweep Norse

Jackie Baird continued her spectacular senior campaign Sunday, slugging her 12th homer of the year, breaking ETSU’s single-season home run record, and helping lead the Bucs to a series sweep of Northern Kentucky.
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Lady Vols fall to Maryland in Sweet Sixteen, 73-62

Tennessee's season came to a close with a 73-62 loss to #4 seed Maryland on Sunday in the Sweet 16. More>>

JCAC hosts boxing event at Carver Rec

Johnson City boxers got a break from the sport's normal travel schedule Saturday night when the Johnson City Athletic Club hosted its annual Spring Fling.
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Bristol Street Fights open season at BMS

Unlike normal fighting in rings or on the street, hey were fighting on the dragway at Bristol Saturday afternoon. It was the start of this year's Roadrunner Markets Bristol Street Fights, and even a rainy day couldn't keep the cars away. More>>

Freeman powers Bucs to series win over NKU, 6-3

Senior slugger Clinton Freeman belted a pair of two-run home runs, including the game-winning blast in the eighth inning, as ETSU rallied for a series-clinching 6-3 win over Northern Kentucky.
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No. 21 diamond Vols lose on walk-off grand slam to No. 2 South Carolina, 9-6

The No. 2 South Carolina Gamecocks scored six runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to complete a six-run comeback and defeat No. 21 Tennessee, 9-6, in game two of the series on Saturday at Carolina Stadium.
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Lady Vols one day away from Sweet Sixteen match up

We're only a day away from more Tennessee basketball, and this time it's the Lady Vols in the Sweet Sixteen. Getting this far is old hat for UT. They've done it 32 times in 33 years, and their goals are much bigger. More>>

Braves Gearrin has significant elbow injury

General manager Frank Wren says right-hander Cory Gearrin has a "significant" injury to his right elbow.
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Bucs top Norse 6-3 in series opener

The ETSU baseball team scored five runs in the first three innings and freshman Austin Hutchison recorded his third quality start of the year as the Bucs opened the series with a 6-3 win over Northern Kentucky on Friday night at Thomas Stadium.
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Michigan holds on late to top Tennessee, 73-71

Jordan Morgan scored 15 points and Nik Stauskas had 14 including a key free throw to help Michigan hold on for a 73-71 victory over Tennessee in Friday's first Midwest Regional semifinal.
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Vols have some major positions to fill

Vols competition Thursday spring drills Video included

Tennessee coaches dubbed the second practice of the week as "Competition Thursday," and the 14 newest Vols were right in the middle of it. Competition has been a theme all along this spring with the talent infusion from January meeting the experience that returns. While the steep learning curve was something offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian expected, he said the execution still needs to improve as the new players begin to step up. "Expected, not tolerated, but expected," Bajakian said o... More>>

10-year veteran ranks ninth with 79½ sacks

Titans agree to multiyear deal with LB Phillips

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a multiyear deal with linebacker Shaun Phillips. The Titans announced the deal Thursday. The 10-year veteran ranks ninth with 79½ sacks over the past decade in the NFL. He also has forced 22 forced fumbles in 152 career games with his first nine seasons in San Diego. The 6-foot-3, 255-pound linebacker played all 16 games for Denver last season with 10 sacks, 36 tackles, an interception and two forced fumbles. General manager Ruston Webster says Phillips ... More>>

Vols have won 8 of their last 9 games

Volunteers seeking ways to stop Robinson, Michigan

Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin has been keeping tabs on Michigan star Glenn Robinson III for two decades. On Friday night, in Indianapolis, his turning that job over to his players in the Midwest Regional semifinals at Indianapolis. The winner advances to Sunday's regional championship against either Kentucky or Louisville, the last two national champs. For Martin, this weekend has turned into a reunion of sorts. He's back in his adopted home state, taking on the son of one of his close coll... More>>

Oshoniyi spent 3 yrs. at Penn St.

Oshoniyi new ETSU men's soccer head coach

The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday that Penn State assistant coach Adegboyega “Bo” Oshoniyi has been named head coach of the Buccaneers’ men’s soccer program. Oshoniyi, who has spent the last three seasons (2011-13) at Penn State and was also an assistant coach at Wake Forest for two seasons (2009-10), takes over the program following the departure of Scott Calabrese, who had been the program’s only head coach since its inception in 2008. Calabrese left earl... More>>

Hamlin cleared to race after metal discovered in eye

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NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin has been cleared to drive this weekend at Martinsville, after a small piece of metal was removed from his eye.Doctors originally thought Hamlin's vision problems were caused by a sinus infection, but Joe Gibb's Racing says that doctors in California discovered a small piece of metal in Hamlin's eye.Hamlin was cleared by doctor's in California before he was allowed to fly back to Charlotte. He was checked again in Charlotte and was cleared to race this weekend. More>>

Science Hill's Fickley signs with Union University

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One of the area's top female cross country and track stars is taking her talents to West Tennessee starting next Fall. Sarah Fickley of Science Hill High School, signed to run cross country for Union University in Jackson, Tennessee Wednesday afternoon. Fickley has garnered all conference, all region, and all state honors while running on the Hill, and she feels confident in her selection of Union as the place to run to on the next level. Off the cross country course, Fickley plans to major i... More>>

Lady Vols gets WBCA recognition

The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced the All-Region nominees for the 2014 WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team on Tuesday, and #3/3 Tennessee has a pair of players on that list.
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Dr. Pepper to sponsor college football playoff

ESPN says Dr. Pepper will be the first presenting sponsor of the new College Football Playoff championship trophy. The four-team playoff will begin this season, replacing the Bowl Championship Series.
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Lady Vols pull away for 67-51 win over St. John's

#1 seed Tennessee advanced to the Sweet 16 for the 32nd time in 33 years by virtue of a 67-51 victory over #8 seed St. John's on Monday night at Thompson-Boling Arena
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High School Scoreboard (Monday, March 24, 2014)

High School baseball and softball scores for Monday, March 24, 2014
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Williams wins crowd over at opening press conference

Buzz Williams says he's taking over "a sleeping giant" as Virginia Tech's basketball coach. The former Marquette coach was introduced Monday at Cassell Coliseum at what was part news conference and part pep rally.
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SEC remains unbeaten in NCAA Tournament

It's hard to mock Southeastern Conference basketball right now. Panned for early season losses and relatively weak non-conference schedules, the league has three teams still playing in the NCAA tournament.
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Tiger unsure if he'll be fit for The Masters

Tiger Woods says it's "a little too soon" to know whether his ailing back will be well enough for him to enter the Masters.
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Diamond Vols lose series for first time this season

The No. 14 Diamond Vols couldn’t get the bats going against 29th-ranked Auburn on Saturday, dropping back-to-back games and a series for the first time this season as the Tigers won by a 4-2 margin at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
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Contest offers $1 billion for perfect NCAA bracket

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A billion bucks is one perfect NCAA basketball bracket away for some lucky fan. Some really lucky fan. The odds against picking every game correctly are more than 9,200,000,000,000,000,000 to 1. More>>

March madness is here. Follow your team's progress on the official NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament bracket. More>>

Vols sweep doubleheader, take series at Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. – No. 17 Tennessee bounced back from a Friday night loss to win the final two games of a weekend series for the second week in a row, sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader at Missouri to take its opening series of Southeastern Conference action. After dropping Friday night’s contest, 5-2, the Vols rebounded with a 5-1 win in Saturday’s opener and a 4-1 victory in the nightcap. The doubleheader sweep improves UT to 17-2 on the season and 2-1 in league play. Tennessee concludes its s... More>>

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     A laced line drive down the right field line by Vincent Jackson gave Tennessee its fifth walk-off victory of the 2014 season, as the No. 29 Vols rallied from six down to defeat No. 8 Alabama 10-9 on Sunday afternoon.
     A laced line drive down the right field line by Vincent Jackson gave Tennessee its fifth walk-off victory of the 2014 season, as the No. 29 Vols rallied from six down to defeat No. 8 Alabama 10-9 on Sunday afternoon.
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    NY picks Lady Vols' Simmons in WNBA Draft

    The New York Liberty got the steal of the night at Mohegan Sun Arena, snagging Tennessee’s Meighan Simmons, the 2014 Associated Press SEC Player of the Year, with the 26th overall selection of the WNBA Draft.
    The New York Liberty got the steal of the night at Mohegan Sun Arena, snagging Tennessee’s Meighan Simmons, the 2014 Associated Press SEC Player of the Year, with the 26th overall selection of the WNBA Draft.
  • Vols assistants get extensions, Thigpen gets a raise

    Vols assistants get extensions, Thigpen gets a raise

    Tennessee has given one-year extensions to the assistants on Butch Jones' football staff and has awarded linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen a $25,000 raise.
    Tennessee has given one-year extensions to the assistants on Butch Jones' football staff and has awarded linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen a $25,000 raise.
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    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.
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