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West Virginia spoils Pruitt’s debut

West Virginia spoils Pruitt’s debut

on September 2, 2018, 6:35 AM / in Football

By STEVE REED   |   The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Will Grier got his Heisman Trophy campaign off to an impressive start, throwing for 429 yards and five touchdowns as No. 17 West Virginia defeated Tennessee 40-14 Saturday in a game delayed for more than an hour at halftime due to lightning. Leading 13-7 at halftime, the Associated Press preseason […]

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Sloane Stephens advances, Williams sisters head for matchup at U.S. Open

on August 30, 2018, 7:12 AM / in Tennis

The U.S. Open continued Wednesday through extreme heat in New York City. No. 3 seed Sloane Stephens came back to beat 21-year-old Ukranian Anhelina Kalina, dropping the first set before claiming the second and third. No. 16 Venus Williams defeated Camila Giorgi of Italy in straight sets, setting up a third-round showdown with her sister Serena Williams, who got past […]

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Saints acquiring QB Bridgewater from Jets

Saints acquiring QB Bridgewater from Jets

on August 30, 2018, 6:31 AM / in Football

By BRETT MARTEL  |   The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Saints have agreed to acquire veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from the New York Jets for a draft pick. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade has not been announced. While record-setting quarterback Drew […]

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At 38, Venus Williams survives three sets to advance at her 20th US Open

on August 28, 2018, 9:02 AM / in Tennis

NEW YORK — At 38 years old, it’s not surprising to find that Venus Williams is playing in her 20th career US Open since first competing here in 1997. Williams has never lost a first-round match at the US Open after she scored a 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 win over Russian wild-card recipient Svetlana Kuznetsova. It took Williams five match points […]

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No. 1 seed Simona Halep falls in first round at the U.S. Open

No. 1 seed Simona Halep falls in first round at the U.S. Open

on August 28, 2018, 9:01 AM / in Tennis

The U.S. Open kicked off Monday in New York, and within hours there was already a prominent upset. No. 1 seed Simona Halep fell in straight sets to the unseeded Estonian Kaia Kanepi — 6-2, 6-4 — in the tournament’s first round, marking the first time in modern history that the No. 1 women’s seed has lost a first round […]

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This 10-Year-old Boy Just Beat Michael Phelps’s Most Enduring Swimming Record

on August 2, 2018, 7:31 AM / in Sports

Clark Kent Apuda may only be 10 years old, but he is making international headlines for beating one of Michael Phelps’s longest standing swimming records earlier this week. In 1995, Phelps – who is one of the “most successful and decorated Olympians of all time” – completed the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 1:10:48. Clark just beat that time […]

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All-Stars combine for 10 HRs; AL wins 8-6 in 10 innings

All-Stars combine for 10 HRs; AL wins 8-6 in 10 innings

on July 18, 2018, 7:10 AM / in Baseball

WASHINGTON — A record 10 home runs. A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American League beat the National League 8-6 Tuesday night for its sixth straight win. Mike Trout, Aaron Judge and Jean Segura also […]

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Novak Djokovic: Wimbledon champion doubted another Grand Slam win

Novak Djokovic: Wimbledon champion doubted another Grand Slam win

on July 16, 2018, 7:28 AM / in Tennis

By Jonathan Jurejko  |  BBC Sport at Wimbledon Novak Djokovic says he doubted he would ever win another Grand Slam before ending a two-year drought by claiming his fourth Wimbledon title. Djokovic, 31, won his 13th major by beating South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson in straight sets on Sunday. The Serb struggled for form and fitness after his 2016 French […]

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France win World Cup after classic final

on July 16, 2018, 6:53 AM / in Soccer

France win their second World Cup trophy Highest-scoring World Cup final since 1958 Didier Deschamps becomes third man to win the World Cup as a player and head coach France trailed for just nine minutes and 12 seconds at this World Cup Mbappe second teenager in history to score in World Cup final France beat Croatia 4-2 in a wild […]

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2018 Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state tennis teams

on July 14, 2018, 5:50 PM / in Tennis

Here’s a look at the 2018 all-state high school boys and girls tennis teams, as selected by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association: BOYS Large Division SINGLES Takuma Walter, White Station Stone Cozart, Tennessee Donavan Janicek, Brentwood Nathan Zou, Central Magnet DOUBLES James Eaves-Grayson Marlow, Bearden Cliff Herring-Pranav Saravanan, Ravenwood Small Division SINGLES Gabe Williams, Signal Mountain Evan Carr, L&N STEM […]

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Serena Williams advances to Wimbledon final

Serena Williams advances to Wimbledon final

on July 13, 2018, 7:44 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams qualified for the Wimbledon final, beating No. 13 Julia Goerges of Germany 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinal on Thursday. Williams, a seven-time Wimbledon champion, was seeded 25th after taking nearly a year away from competition following the birth of her daughter. The tennis superstar conceded that she was surprised by her own dominance at Wimbledon this year after […]

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Federer out, Nadal and Djokovic advance at Wimbledon

Federer out, Nadal and Djokovic advance at Wimbledon

on July 12, 2018, 8:54 AM / in Tennis

Top-seeded Roger Federer was knocked out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, blowing a third-set match point to lose to No. 8 Kevin Anderson 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11. “It was just one of those days where you hope to get by somehow,” said Federer, who last played at No. 1 Court in 2015. “I almost could have. I should have.” […]

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Serena Williams into Wimbledon semi-finals with win over Camila Giorgi

Serena Williams into Wimbledon semi-finals with win over Camila Giorgi

on July 11, 2018, 7:25 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams defeated Italian Camila Giorgi 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday to advance to the semifinals at Wimbledon. Williams, a seven-time Wimbledon champion, missed the storied tennis tournament last year because of her pregnancy. “I feel good, like I did better today because I had to,” Williams said. “This is only my fourth tournament back. I don’t feel pressure, or […]

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Federer opens with straight-sets win

Federer opens with straight-sets win

on July 3, 2018, 8:07 AM / in Tennis

By MATTIAS KAREN The Associated Press LONDON — Roger Federer didn’t need his initials to sign off on another masterful display at Wimbledon. He’s hoping to get them back soon, though. Federer’s stylish “RF” logo was missing from his outfit as he stepped out on Centre Court on Monday to begin his title defense with a quick 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 […]

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LeBron James leaves Cavaliers to join Lakers

LeBron James leaves Cavaliers to join Lakers

on July 2, 2018, 7:33 AM / in Basketball

LeBron James has agreed to join the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-year, $154 million deal, his agency, Klutch Sports, announced Sunday. The four-time NBA MVP and 14-time All-Star is coming off a stellar season. He averaged 27.5 points per game and led the Cavs to the NBA finals, where they lost to the Golden State Warriors. James is the […]

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Molinari runs away at National

Molinari runs away at National

on July 2, 2018, 6:19 AM / in Sports

By DOUG FERGUSON    |    The Associated Press Molinari runs away at National which gives him a two-year exemption and moved him to No. 42 in the FedEx Cup. “That’s what I came here for,” Molinari said. “It was not easy to skip Paris and the French Open. I made the right decision.” Molinari previously won the HSBC Champions in […]

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Tim Tebow Is Doing Something Nobody Expected

Tim Tebow Is Doing Something Nobody Expected

on June 30, 2018, 7:44 AM / in Baseball, People

Tim Tebow continues to be a lighting rod for criticism. The most famous Christian athlete in the United States was recently dragged into the NFL’s National Anthem controversy for no reason whatsoever. But now Tebow is back in the news, and the reason why has the liberal sports media furious. After Tim Tebow’s NFL career petered out, the former Heisman […]

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Joltin’ Joe’s Streak

Joltin’ Joe’s Streak

on June 29, 2018, 8:52 AM / in Baseball, History

Good morning, it’s June 29, 2018. On this date in 1941, at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., New York Yankees centerfielder Joe DiMaggio took aim at George Sisler — and the recordy books. Rarely discussed today, Sisler was an uncommonly talented “five-tool” player before that phrase was invented. Toiling mostly for second-tier clubs in a 15-year career that ended in […]

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Wimbledon draw: Andy Murray faces Paire in first round, Roger Federer drawn against Dusan Lajovic

Wimbledon draw: Andy Murray faces Paire in first round, Roger Federer drawn against Dusan Lajovic

on June 29, 2018, 7:45 AM / in Tennis

Former world number one Andy Murray has been given a tough opening draw at Wimbledon as he will face Benoit Paire in the first round. Murray, who has spent over a year out with a hip injury and is currently ranked 156 in the world, was unseeded for Wimbledon and will face Frenchman Paire. It could have been a harder […]

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Senegal sunk by yellow cards as World Cup Round of 16 sealed

Senegal sunk by yellow cards as World Cup Round of 16 sealed

on June 29, 2018, 7:41 AM / in Soccer

The final elimination games of the World Cup group stage were played Thursday, with Senegal becoming the first team in the tournament’s history to be eliminated in a fair play tiebreaker. Poland beat Japan 1-0 and Colombia defeated Senegal by the same score, leaving Senegal and Japan tied on total points. The next tiebreakers were also even — the teams […]

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