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Photo Gallery: Kingsport Mets Appalachian League game with the Bluefield Blue Jays

June 27th, 2015 12:31 am by George Thwaites

Photos from the Kingsport Mets' Appalachian League baseball game with the Bluefield Blue Jays at Hunter Wright Stadium on Friday.

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U.S. beats China 1-0, advances to World Cup semifinals

U.S. beats China 1-0, advances to World Cup semifinals

June 26th, 2015 10:10 pm by ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer

Carli Lloyd scored on a header in the 51st minute, and the United States beat China 1-0 Friday night to reach a semifinal against top-ranked Germany at the Women's World Cup.

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No surprise: McDavid goes No. 1 in NHL draft

No surprise: McDavid goes No. 1 in NHL draft

June 26th, 2015 7:46 pm by TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer

Connor McDavid's journey toward widely expected NHL superstardom officially began Friday night when the Edmonton Oilers grabbed him with the top overall selection in the draft.

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Kingsport's Allyson Dunn wins Tennessee Women's Amateur

Kingsport's Allyson Dunn wins Tennessee Women's Amateur

June 26th, 2015 5:25 pm by Pat Kenney

Dunn beat Dickson's Katie Story 2-up in Friday's championship match at the Chattanooga Golf & Country Club.

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Djokovic avoids Federer, Murray, Nadal in Wimbledon draw

Djokovic avoids Federer, Murray, Nadal in Wimbledon draw

June 26th, 2015 2:00 pm by MATTIAS KAREN, AP Sports Writer

Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw on Friday when the other members of tennis' "Big Four" were all placed on the opposite side. Serena Williams had no such luck.

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Baseball squad makes history with first openly gay pro

Baseball squad makes history with first openly gay pro

June 26th, 2015 2:00 pm by LISA LEFF, Associated Press; OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press

Baseball history was made in Northern California when the sport's first active professional player to come out as gay pitched a shutout before an enthusiastic crowd that seemed more impressed with his performance than his role as a pioneer.

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FIFA: Blatter not making U-turn on pledge to leave office

FIFA: Blatter not making U-turn on pledge to leave office

June 26th, 2015 2:00 pm by GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer

"I have not resigned, but I put back my mandate at the disposition of the next extraordinary congress," the outgoing FIFA leader said in Blick's report.

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Predators' Fisher signs 2-year deal to stay in Nashville

Predators' Fisher signs 2-year deal to stay in Nashville

June 26th, 2015 1:00 pm by Associated Press

In a release Friday announcing the signing, Predators general manager David Poile called Fisher "a player and person anyone would want in their organization."

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Wilbur Dam is back on line, putting cool water into the Watauga tailwater

Wilbur Dam is back on line, putting cool water into the Watauga tailwater

June 26th, 2015 12:30 pm by George Thwaites

"They had only been sluicing it up until Tuesday ... that was the first day they actually generated from Wilbur with four tubes," said Ben Walters at Eastern Fly Outfitters in Piney Flats, who took the opportunity to float the river with his father.

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Grizzlies select LSU's Martin with 25th pick

Grizzlies select LSU's Martin with 25th pick

June 26th, 2015 11:00 am by PHIL STUKENBORG, Associated Press

Jarell Martin was an honorable mention Associated Press All-America selection this past season. The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 16.9 points and 9.2 rebounds to rank third in the Southeastern Conference in both categories.

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