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UT football assistants get extensions, Thigpen gets raise

UT football assistants get extensions, Thigpen gets raise

April 14th, 2014 6:34 pm by Associated Press

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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Predators won't renew coach Trotz's contract

Predators won't renew coach Trotz's contract

April 14th, 2014 6:08 pm by TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer

Barry Trotz, the NHL's longest tenured head coach with one team, will not be back for a 16th season with the Nashville Predators, the team announced Monday.

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Olympic great Phelps ending retirement

Olympic great Phelps ending retirement

April 14th, 2014 1:48 pm by BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26.

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In the Rearview: Darlington

In the Rearview: Darlington

April 14th, 2014 1:07 pm by Dave Ongie

From an entertainment standpoint, there is nothing more interesting than Kevin Harvick's new home over at Stewart-Haas Racing, the "Animal House" of NASCAR's fraternity row.

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49ers linebacker arrested after allegedly claiming to have bomb at airport

49ers linebacker arrested after allegedly claiming to have bomb at airport

April 13th, 2014 11:30 pm by DAISY NGUYEN, Associated Press

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb.

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Ex-South star McCann pitches Bucs to sweep of Ospreys

Ex-South star McCann pitches Bucs to sweep of Ospreys

April 13th, 2014 9:02 pm by Staff Report

Former Sullivan South star Jamin McCann threw seven strong innings and the East Tennessee State bats exploded for nine runs in the fifth inning to back him up and complete the sweep of North Florida with a 10-4 win Sunday at Thomas Stadium.

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Hight wins NHRA Four-Wide Nationals for second time

Hight wins NHRA Four-Wide Nationals for second time

April 13th, 2014 8:15 pm by Associated Press

Robert Hight became the first two-time Funny Car winner in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on Sunday, beating John Force, Alexis DeJoria and Tim Wilkerson in the final at zMAX Dragway.

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Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

April 13th, 2014 7:53 pm by DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bubba Watson's second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago. The only daring shot Watson hit was one he really didn't need.

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Finchum completes LM double in LPR's season opener

Finchum completes LM double in LPR's season opener

April 13th, 2014 6:50 pm by Staff Report

Chad Finchum won both Late Model Stock Car features Saturday night when Lonesome Pine Raceway kicked off its new season of NASCAR short-track racing.

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Players know pitchers try for better grip on baseball

Players know pitchers try for better grip on baseball

April 13th, 2014 4:29 pm by HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Sports Writer

Pitchers using a suspicious substance to get a better hold on the baseball on cool days is not such a sticky situation. To some, it's preferable. "Do what you got to do from letting that ball go astray and hitting me in the head. I'm fine with that."

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