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PHOTO GALLERY: The boys are back in town

June 18th, 2013 7:12 pm by George Thwaites

The Kingsport Mets spent some time at soggy Hunter Wright Stadium on Tuesday to take their official team photo. The players will be hoping for drier weather Thursday when they kick off the season at home against the Johnson City Cardinals.

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UT's Stokes makes U.S. Under 19  team

UT's Stokes makes U.S. Under 19 team

June 18th, 2013 6:30 pm by staff and wire reports

Tennessee big man Jarnell Stokes earned a spot on his second straight USA Basketball team, this time with the Americans’ Under 19 squad that will compete in the World Championships in the Czech Republic later this month.

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'This is a big man's game:' Titans bulk up on defense to get stingier

'This is a big man's game:' Titans bulk up on defense to get stingier

June 18th, 2013 6:21 pm by TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer

Tired of being pushed around and run over last season, the Tennessee Titans want to make sure that doesn’t happen in 2013. So they got bigger up front. And wider.

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Daytona frontstretch getting $400M face lift

Daytona frontstretch getting $400M face lift

June 18th, 2013 3:37 pm by Associated Press

Daytona International Speedway is getting another face lift. Three years after a complete repaving project, the famed racetrack is overhauling the frontstretch to enhance the "fan experience."

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Calif. city sues MLB over A's proposed move

Calif. city sues MLB over A's proposed move

June 18th, 2013 1:55 pm by Associated Press

Major League Baseball is dragging its feet on having team owners vote on the Oakland Athletics' proposed move to a new ballpark 40 miles south in San Jose, San Jose city officials said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

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Braves' Gattis hits DL with strained oblique

Braves' Gattis hits DL with strained oblique

June 18th, 2013 11:51 am by Associated Press

The 26-year-old Evan Gattis has been one of baseball's most surprising players. He earned a backup job in spring training as a non-roster player and quickly increased his role with a penchant for dramatic homers.

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Elizabethton Twins bus involved in fatal Florida crash

Elizabethton Twins bus involved in fatal Florida crash

June 18th, 2013 8:59 am by John Thompson, NET News Service

ELIZABETHTON — A charter bus carrying the Elizabethton Twins baseball team from its training facilities in Florida to Elizabethton was involved in a fatal crash early Tuesday morning.

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Ga. radio hosts fired for mocking ex-player with ALS

Ga. radio hosts fired for mocking ex-player with ALS

June 18th, 2013 7:16 am by Associated Press

The cast of an Atlanta sports radio show has been fired after mocking a former NFL player who has Lou Gehrig's disease, a station official said Monday.

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Leffler planned for young son in case of death

Leffler planned for young son in case of death

June 18th, 2013 6:35 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Racer Jason Leffler understood the risks. "We'd talked a lot about these cars and the dangers involved and Jason accepted it because he said all the time, 'I'd rather my son see me live a happy life then see me sitting in a job I hate being miserable."

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Stiltner notches 6th LM win of season at LPR

Stiltner notches 6th LM win of season at LPR

June 18th, 2013 6:00 am by Staff Report

Ryan Stiltner continued his dominance at Lonesome Pine Raceway on Saturday, holding off the pack for his sixth Late Model victory of the season.

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