Kingsport Times News Saturday, July 4, 2015
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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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UT's move toward branding consistency causes rift

UT's move toward branding consistency causes rift

June 26th, 2015 10:20 am by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Tennessee's decision to eliminate the Lady Vols nickname in all sports but basketball is the latest move in a nationwide trend of schools moving away from separate team monikers for men and women. The difference this time is the level of protests.

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Braves' defense not pretty in 7-0 loss to Nationals

Braves' defense not pretty in 7-0 loss to Nationals

June 26th, 2015 10:18 am by IAN QUILLEN, Associated Press

Atlanta made three errors - including one that snapped right fielder Nick Markakis' record streak without a miscue - in a 7-0 loss to the Washington Nationals.

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Knight smashes two HR, Winningham another in K-Mets win at Johnson City

Knight smashes two HR, Winningham another in K-Mets win at Johnson City

June 25th, 2015 11:58 pm by George Thwaites

On Wednesday night at Hunter Wright Stadium, Darryl Knight swung for the fence in the seventh only to shatter his bat. Thursday night at Cardinal Park, the Kingsport Mets catcher swung for the fence and his bat didn't splinter.

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Jason Garrett: From lame-duck Cowboys coach to secure leader

Jason Garrett: From lame-duck Cowboys coach to secure leader

June 25th, 2015 1:30 pm by By Drew Davison, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TNS)

Jason Garrett found himself with the dubious "lame duck" label a year ago, going into a season without a contract beyond it. That's not comfortable territory for anyone

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A guide to the top prospects at the NHL draft

A guide to the top prospects at the NHL draft

June 25th, 2015 12:30 pm by By Chris Hine, Chicago Tribune (TNS)

Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman was in "go-for-it-now" mode at this season's trade deadline and relinquished a first- and second-round pick in the NHL draft to obtain center Antoine Vermette and defenseman Kimmo Timonen

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Bob Brookover: Hamels can help himself and Phillies by accepting trade to contender

Bob Brookover: Hamels can help himself and Phillies by accepting trade to contender

June 25th, 2015 11:30 am by By Bob Brookover, The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS)

After the Phillies put up 22 runs in their previous two games, the offense reverted to its 2015 form in the series finale Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

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Desmond's sac fly in 11th lifts Nationals past Braves, 2-1

Desmond's sac fly in 11th lifts Nationals past Braves, 2-1

June 25th, 2015 10:34 am by JEFF SEIDEL, Associated Press

Ian Desmond hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.

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NASCAR's Erik Jones breaks through with historic weekend

NASCAR's Erik Jones breaks through with historic weekend

June 25th, 2015 10:29 am by LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer

The 19-year-old Jones shed that label with a brilliant run at Iowa Speedway and then made history 24 hours later by becoming the first driver to sweep Camping World Trucks and Xfinity races on different tracks in the same weekend.

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Virginia wins first CWS title with 4-2 win over Vanderbilt

Virginia wins first CWS title with 4-2 win over Vanderbilt

June 25th, 2015 12:51 am by ERIC OLSON, AP Sports Writer

OMAHA, Neb. - After battling a spate of injuries and struggling to even reach its conference tournament, Virginia finished a magnificent postseason run to win its first baseball national championship.

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