Kingsport Times News Friday, July 31, 2015
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Rich Heldenfels: When sports on screen intersect with real life

Rich Heldenfels: When sports on screen intersect with real life

July 24th, 2015 1:00 pm by By Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal (TNS)

Last week, the NBA team announced that it would play some games next season in the uniform of Hickory High School, whose team is the centerpiece of the 1986 basketball movie Hoosiers.

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"Nothing-looking" Ned Rig is hooking something in Boone Lake

"Nothing-looking" Ned Rig is hooking something in Boone Lake

July 24th, 2015 12:30 pm by George Thwaites

There's an element of truth in the old adage that commercially made fishing lures are as much designed to catch fishermen as they are to catch fish. Be that as it may, some innovations prove so effective at catching fish that they're hot sellers no matter

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FIFA says corruption crisis hinders search for new sponsors

FIFA says corruption crisis hinders search for new sponsors

July 24th, 2015 12:00 pm by GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer

Targeting almost $6 billion in revenue from the 2018 tournament, FIFA has not signed any new sponsors since last year's World Cup in Brazil.

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Watson, Conner lead preseason All-ACC team

Watson, Conner lead preseason All-ACC team

July 24th, 2015 11:00 am by Associated Press

Deshaun Watson, the league's preseason player of the year, was one of five Tigers chosen to the team announced Thursday and selected by 163 voting media members earlier this week at its media day.

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Doubleheader weekend set for Kingsport and LPR

Doubleheader weekend set for Kingsport and LPR

July 24th, 2015 10:55 am by Staff Report

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action is scheduled for both Kingsport Speedway and Lonesome Pine Raceway this weekend, starting with Food City Night at the Races at "The Concrete Jungle."

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Jeff Schultz: Competitive nature drove Smoltz on, off field

Jeff Schultz: Competitive nature drove Smoltz on, off field

July 24th, 2015 9:52 am by By Jeff Schultz, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (TNS)

He won 213 games as a starter, saved 154 as a closer, struck out more than 3,000 and is the rare Brave equated with October success (15-4).

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Potential SEC contenders relying on players back from injury

Potential SEC contenders relying on players back from injury

July 24th, 2015 7:55 am by JOHN ZENOR, AP Sports Writer

The many SEC players returning from injury are hoping for good fortune after all the rehab work and time watching their teammates play.

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Fleet feat: Kingsport's Crowe aspires to outrun his age

Fleet feat: Kingsport's Crowe aspires to outrun his age

July 24th, 2015 6:55 am by George Thwaites

At the National Senior Olympics held recently at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., Kingsport dentist Jerry Crowe ran the 400-meter dash in 60.91 seconds to collect a silver medal in the men's 55-59 age group.

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K-Mets win best-of-three home series with Yankees

K-Mets win best-of-three home series with Yankees

July 23rd, 2015 11:37 pm by George Thwaites

A four-run rally in the fifth inning proved the just what the doctor ordered for the Kingsport Mets, who redeemed the previous evening's late-game doldrums with a 5-2 win over the Pulaski Yankees Thursday night at Hunter Wright Stadium

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Greinke's shutout streak on hold for baby

Greinke's shutout streak on hold for baby

July 23rd, 2015 10:35 pm by RALPH D. RUSSO, AP Sports Writer

Zack Greinke's shutout streak is on hiatus while the Dodgers ace and his wife await the birth of their first child. Greinke, who has pitched 43 2-3 scoreless innings, is nearing the record set by Orel Hershiser in 1988.

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