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Former UNC coach, assistant Bill Guthridge dies at 77

Former UNC coach, assistant Bill Guthridge dies at 77

May 13th, 2015 8:29 pm by JOEDY McCREARY, AP Sports Writer

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The North Carolina basketball family has lost a second beloved coach in the last few months with the death of Bill Guthridge, Dean Smith's "perfect sidekick."

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Sullivan Central's Trey Pope to play football at Maryville

Sullivan Central's Trey Pope to play football at Maryville

May 13th, 2015 4:39 pm by Pat Kenney

Pope was the Cougars' quarterback and a defensive back.

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Gate City's Rosa Smith to play tennis at Lincoln Memorial University

Gate City's Rosa Smith to play tennis at Lincoln Memorial University

May 13th, 2015 12:36 pm by Pat Kenney

Smith is the defending VHSL girls Group A singles champion.

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Table tennis wants Olympic mixed doubles or mixed team event

Table tennis wants Olympic mixed doubles or mixed team event

May 13th, 2015 10:04 am by Associated Press

Table tennis is lobbying for the inclusion of a mixed doubles or mixed teams event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Table tennis currently has four medal competitions in the Olympics: men's and women's singles and men's and women's team events.

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Murray wins opener in Rome, extends clay record to 10-0

Murray wins opener in Rome, extends clay record to 10-0

May 13th, 2015 10:03 am by ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer

Andy Murray improved his record on clay this year to 10-0 with a 6-4, 6-3 win over 38th-ranked Jeremy Chardy on Wednesday at the Italian Open.

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George Diaz: NASCAR feeling the financial, political pinch of sponsors bailing

George Diaz: NASCAR feeling the financial, political pinch of sponsors bailing

May 13th, 2015 10:03 am by By George Diaz, Orlando Sentinel (TNS)

John McCain's critique reflects a common theme in NASCAR these days. Sponsors at all levels are bailing as dollars dry up. Sprint is dropping its association as Cup series sponsor after the 2016 season.

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Gymnastics body plans to change Olympic qualifying rules

Gymnastics body plans to change Olympic qualifying rules

May 13th, 2015 10:01 am by Associated Press

The International Gymnastics Federation wants to change Olympic qualification rules to help more countries compete and promote second-tier championships.

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Mesoraco's double in 9th sends Reds over Braves 4-3

Mesoraco's double in 9th sends Reds over Braves 4-3

May 13th, 2015 10:01 am by JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer

The catcher with a sore hip doubled home the winning run with one out in the ninth inning on Tuesday night, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the slumping Atlanta Braves.

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Slone sixth-inning HR keeps Spartans above rallying Raiders

Slone sixth-inning HR keeps Spartans above rallying Raiders

May 13th, 2015 12:14 am by George Thwaites

J.D. Slone saw a lot by just looking, Austin Smallwood remained unbeaten and Eastside moved closer to the Conference 48 regular season baseball championship with a 6-4 win at J.I. Burton on Tuesday.

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LeBron scores 38, Cavs down Bulls 106-101 in heated Game 5

LeBron scores 38, Cavs down Bulls 106-101 in heated Game 5

May 13th, 2015 12:08 am by TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND - With the "Big 3" reduced to the "Banged-Up 2," LeBron James again showed why he's Cleveland's one and only.

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