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Big Hurt, Torre, former Braves headline Hall of Fame class

July 28th, 2014 12:50 am by JOHN KEKIS, AP Sports Writer

Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats.

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K-Mets hammer Royals 11-3 in series finale

K-Mets hammer Royals 11-3 in series finale

July 27th, 2014 11:04 pm by Staff Report

Seven Kingsport batters had two hits each, Blake Taylor pitched six strong innings and the Mets rolled 11-3 to salvage the finale of their Appalachian League series with Burlington on Sunday.

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Kingsport's Green wins second Senior Match Play title

Kingsport's Green wins second Senior Match Play title

July 27th, 2014 7:10 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport's Tony Green beat Tim Jackson of Germantown 1 up on Sunday to win the Tennessee Golf Association's 11th annual Senior Match Play championship at Holston Hills Country Club.

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It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Brickyard for record fifth time

It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Brickyard for record fifth time

July 27th, 2014 5:04 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line Sunday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. Gordon nailed the final restart of the race, powering past teammate Kasey Kahne to claim the win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Italy's Nibali wins Tour de France

Italy's Nibali wins Tour de France

July 27th, 2014 2:28 pm by JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.

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Edwards leaving Roush at end of season

Edwards leaving Roush at end of season

July 27th, 2014 1:50 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Carl Edwards' 11-year run with Roush Fenway Racing will end after this NASCAR season, the team confirmed Sunday.

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Stranded runners doom K-Mets in loss to Royals

Stranded runners doom K-Mets in loss to Royals

July 27th, 2014 1:07 am by Staff Report

The K-Mets were 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position and the Royals did what they needed to do to collect a 5-2 win over Kingsport on Saturday night in Burlington.

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Youngsters discover thrill of drag racing through family

Youngsters discover thrill of drag racing through family

July 27th, 2014 1:02 am by Dave Ongie

They say it's lonely at the top, and that certainly seemed to be the case Saturday afternoon at Bristol Dragway as eliminations continued on the final day of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern Conference Finals.

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Harvick nabs pole for Brickyard 400

Harvick nabs pole for Brickyard 400

July 26th, 2014 4:21 pm by Associated Press

Kevin Harvick won the pole for the Brickyard 400 with a dominating qualifying run Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Titans rookie Mettenberger hears 'Roll Tide,' gets sucker-punched

Titans rookie Mettenberger hears 'Roll Tide,' gets sucker-punched

July 26th, 2014 4:20 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger knows only too well the intensity of the Alabama-LSU rivalry. Mettenberger was sucker-punched last weekend by an Alabama fan while at a bar.

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Baseball Hall cuts election eligibility to 10 years

Baseball Hall cuts election eligibility to 10 years

July 26th, 2014 1:10 pm by Associated Press

Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire will have less time to remain eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot under changes made Saturday. The Hall of Fame's board cut a player's eligibility from 15 years to 10.

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