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Red hot Acuna injured by pitch, Braves beat Marlins 5-2

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Slugging rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. was hit by a pitch before he could take the Marlins deep again, but Dansby Swanson filled the power void for Atlanta, hitting a two-run homer that led the Braves to a 5-2 win over Miami on Wednesday. More>>

Former Tennessee AD Hart to remain as advisor to ECU sports for 3 more months

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East Carolina says former Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will remain with the school for an extra three months.

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Acuna and Braves continue to roll over Miami

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Ronald Acuna Jr. became the youngest player in major league history to homer in five straight games. The surging Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 10-6 on Tuesday night. More>>

Howard High School baseball program honored at Braves game Video included

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The Howard Tigers thought they were traveling to Atlanta for a tour of Sun Trust Park, but they had no idea they would get the VIP treatment. More>>

Knoxville shop selling 'MAKE UT FOOTBALL GREAT AGAIN' hats

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The hat, which is Tennessee orange, looks like President Donald Trump's campaign hat except it says "MAKE UT FOOTBALL GREAT AGAIN." More>>

UConn, Lady Vols to renew rivalry in 2019-20, 2020-21

Connecticut and Tennessee plan to face each other in women's basketball during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, renewing a storied rivalry that hadn't been staged since 2007.

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Howard's Johnson is Braves' Community Hero, honored at game Video included

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The Atlanta Braves opened "Community Heroes Week" with a local flavor as they honored Howard School Baseball Coach Jon Johnson. More>>

Broncos sign former Tennessee linebacker AJ Johnson

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John Elway said in a statement to the media "our organization is confident A.J. is ready to move forward and resume his playing career." More>>

Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick receives contract extension

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Tennessee women's basketball coach Holly Warlick has received a three-year contract extension.

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NCAA adopts college basketball reforms for agents, NBA draft

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College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. More>>

Braves split DH at Washington

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Ender Inciarte snapped a ninth-inning tie with a two-run triple, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 Tuesday night to earn a doubleheader split. More>>

NASCAR chairman France takes leave after DWI, drug arrest

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NASCAR chairman Brian France has been arrested in New York's Hamptons for driving while intoxicated and criminal
possession of oxycodone.
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TIMELINE: Terrell Owens gives Hall of Fame induction speech at UTC Video included

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Terrell Owens's celebration began at McKenzie Arena at 3:17 pm Saturday. More>>

Alabama's Hurts: "The narrative has already been created"

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Jalen Hurts isn't thrilled with the way Alabama's quarterback situation has been managed. More>>

UPDATE: Terrell Owens to give Pro Football Hall of Fame speech at UTC Saturday Video included

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Former Moc Terrell Owens will give his Hall of Fame speech in the Scenic City.  More>>

Vols report to camp, Pruitt stresses discipline Video included

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ennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt, along with coordinators Tyson Helton, Kevin Sherrer and Chris Rumph met with the media on Thursday for the first time this fall. The Volunteers officially begin fall practice on Friday afternoon at Haslam Field. More>>

Professional soccer plans for Chattanooga Video included

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Chattanooga Soccer has been announced as founding member of the newly formed USL Division III league set to debut in 2019. More>>

Braves trade for Reds' Duvall after beating Marlins 5-3

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Freddie Freeman hit a go-ahead homer in the third inning, Ronald Acuna Jr. also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Monday night. The Atlanta Braves have acquired outfielder Adam Duvall from the Cincinnati Reds More>>

Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the 46-year-old son of WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler was found hanging in his cell on Saturday.

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Hall of Fame to "honor" absent Owens as part of 2018 class

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Baker said NFL Network and ESPN, which both televise the inductions, will show a video of Owens' career to the audience at home. More>>

LIVE BLOG: Chipper Jones' Hall of Fame speech at Cooperstown

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Chipper Jones batted leadoff for the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies More>>

Chipper Jones looking forward to Sunday's Hall of Fame induction ceremony

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Chipper Jones says if his new little one were to be born in Cooperstown this weekend, it would be "pretty cool." More>>

VERDICT REACHED: Two former UT football players found not guilty on all counts in rape trial

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A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams were charged with raping another student in November 2014.

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EXCLUSIVE: One on one interview with Chattanooga native Rick Honeycutt Video included

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitching coach, Rick Honeycutt, spoke exclusively with WRCB Sports Reporter, Ben Bobick, during the Dodgers visit to SunTrust Park. More>>

Tennessee to honor 1998 championship team on Sept. 22

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Players, coaches and support staff members from the 1998 team will be in Knoxville that weekend for a reunion honoring the 20th anniversary of the title-winning season.

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Lupton City's hidden gem still swinging until final day Video included

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Chattanooga's only 9-hole golf course to close soon due to the expanding Riverton Projects. More>>

Vols to host free Fan Day on August 5

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Fans will be able to watch the team practice and attend an autograph session. More>>

Mocs' QB Cole Copeland suspended for season Video included

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Multiple sources tell WRCB Sports Director Paul Shahen that Copeland has been ruled academically ineligible for the 2018 season. More>>

Ryan Lochte banned 14 months after social media blunder

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A sniffling, well-dressed Lochte held a press conference at the Fort Lauderdale Westin Hotel as a USADA press release announced the news Monday. More>>

Grundy County High School makes history in hiring of new football coach Video included

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Tracy Hayworth played with the Tennessee Vols in the 1980s. He then played in the NFL for the Detroit Lions. His next challenge will be the Grundy County football team.

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Cryotherapy changing the game in athletes recovery process Video included

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Local NFL players and more use cryotherapy to stay fresh throughout training. More>>

Eslinger steps down as UTC Wrestling coach for FCA job

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UTC Head Wrestling Coach Heath Eslinger tells Ch. 3 he stepped down to take on a full time job with the Chattanooga Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  More>>

Over 140 Larry Nassar survivors accept award for courage at ESPY Awards

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Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and others who accused the former USA Gymnastics doctor of abuse were met with a prolonged standing ovation. More>>

Dogs' Smart to be in spotlight as SEC Media Days continue Video included

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The annual event brings together coaches and players from the league's 14 schools. This year approximately 1,000 media credentials have been issued.

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Teheran sharp in 6-plus innings, Braves beat Arizona

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Julio Teheran pitched six-plus scoreless innings, and the Atlanta Braves used a four-run third inning to beat Patrick Corbin and the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Sunday.

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Vonn Bell hosts first skills camp at Ridgeland H.S.

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Former Ridgeland High football star, Vonn Bell, returned to his former school to host a skills camp for kids. More>>

Boyd Buchanan names interim head football coach

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Boyd Buchanan School names Kevin Orr-Rodriguez interim head coach after Carter Caldwell resigned earlier this week. More>>

4 students named Peyton Manning Scholars at Tennessee

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The University of Tennessee has four new Peyton Manning Scholars.

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Chickamauga Lake reels in another accolade

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Chickamauga Lake was recently named the No. 2 best bass fishing lake in the U.S. by Bassmaster. More>>

BEAT THE HEAT: Local school staying safe while playing outdoor sports

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Baylor School football players are already preparing for their upcoming season. Head coach, Phil Massey, says players have to get used to this heat.

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Student-athletes announced for SEC Media Days 2018

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SEC Media Days begin Sunday in Atlanta with three student-athletes from each team joining their coach to speak with the media during their team's availability. More>>

Braves fall from first, Jays win 6-2

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Russell Martin's sharp single in Toronto's five-run eighth drove in the go-ahead run, Marcus Stroman allowed pitched seven strong innings, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta 6-2 on Tuesday night to knock the Braves out of first place. More>>

Bama loses second linebacker this week, Lewis tears ACL

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Alabama linebacker Terrell Lewis has had surgery to repair a torn knee ligament. More>>

NFL players union files grievance over anthem policy

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The union says that the new policy is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and infringes on players' rights. More>>

WATCH LIVE: NASCAR drivers race in Coke Zero Sugar 400

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The 2018 Daytona 500 featured four multicar crashes that affected 28 drivers. Denny Hamlin says to expect more of the same Saturday.

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Chattanooga's Will Healy talks expectations for year 3 at Austin Peay Video included

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Boyd-Buchanan graduate, Austin Peay Head Coach Will Healy is the reigning National FCS Coach of the Year and he stopped by WRCB on Thursday to talk about it and more. More>>

Vols announce Fan Day and first practice dates

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Vols announce first day of practice and 2018 Fan Day at Neyland Stadium. More>>

UGA star Jake Fromm breaks non-throwing hand

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Georgia QB Jake Fromm fractured his left hand on Monday on Lake Burton in an accident involving a boat. More>>

Graves siblings sweep dart championship in Florida Video included

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14-year old Buster and 12-year old Nicole, both from Harrison, qualify for World Masters in England. More>>

Lebron James headed to the Los Angeles Lakers

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James' agency made the announcement Sunday in a release, saying he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract More>>

Clear bag policy being implemented at Finley Stadium

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Starting this fall the UTC athletic department is implementing a clear bag policy to ensure safety at Finley Stadium. More>>

AAU program preparing young men for college

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Chattanooga Elite Basketball has young men in high school take an ACT prep class a few times a week to help them get into college. More>>

Vols host a night to honor career of "The Voice" John Ward Video included

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Family, friends and fans from all across Big Orange Country made their way to Thompson-Boling Arena Wednesday night to honor John Ward's broadcasting and marketing contributions to the University of Tennessee during an iconic career More>>

Wes Moore returning to McKenzie Arena

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Katie Burrows will take on her former mentor in Wes Moore when N.C. State visits Chattanooga to play the Lady Mocs on December 21st. More>>

Chattanooga Football Club's Wednesday match moved to Dalton

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Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 pm. More>>

Red Bank star WR/DB Calvin Jackson commits to Wofford Video included

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Red Bank two-time All State and All Region football player Calvin Jackson committed to Wofford on Tuesday. More>>

Atlanta falls to Matt Harvey led Reds, 5-3

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Matt Harvey pitched six-hit ball into the seventh inning, earning back-to-back wins for the first time this season and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. More>>

Baseball clinic instills important values in kids

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Area coaches, former players, and volunteers came together to host a two-day baseball camp for kids at Howard H.S. More>>

Freeman, Swanson help Braves finally beat Orioles, 7-3

Freddie Freeman's two-run single in the first inning gave Atlanta the lead, Dansby Swanson added a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the eighth and the Braves beat Baltimore 5-3 on Sunday for their first win over the Orioles.

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NFL ROY Alvin Kamara hosts camp in Chattanooga Video included

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Reigning NFL Rookie of the Year and former Vol, Alvin Kamara, hosted a camp for kids at The McCallie School Saturday. More>>

Local teen dazzles on dart board, off to world championship Video included

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14-year old Buster Graves has competed in nearly 60 dart tournaments. After winning the ADO U.S. Youth National Championship, he is heading to England to compete in October. More>>

Lookouts' team owners discussing new stadium

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The goal isn't to leave Chattanooga of course, but to find somewhere in town to build a newer and bigger stadium. More>>

UPDATE: "Voice of the Vols" John Ward, dies at 88

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John Ward, the radio voice of Tennessee football and men's basketball for over three decades, has died. He was 88.
           

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UTC women to host Louisville in Burrows' debut

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The UTC women's basketball team will play host to Louisville in their season opener on November 9th. This will also serve as the head coaching debut of Katie Burrows. More>>

Ridgeland Panthers visit Rossville HS grad battling cancer Video included

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Rossville High grad and longtime Ridgeland Panther fan David Betty is battling bladder cancer, he was home resting in his Ridgeland Panther shirt when the Panthers led by head coach Cortney Braswell showed up to brighten his day. More>>

Ringgold OF Andre Tarver named to Under-Armour All-American Team, headed to Wrigley Field

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Ringgold OF Andre Tarver named to Under-Armour All-American Team, headed to Wrigley Field More>>

Marcus Mariota visits Chattanooga for Best of Preps banquet Video included

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CHATTANOOGA - Marcus Mariota was the featured speaker at Thursday night's Best of Preps awards banquet at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The event is put on by the Times Free Press every year and celebrates the area's student-athletes and their coache More>>

Best of Preps Jamboree 2018 schedule announced

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The High School Football season kicks off once again at Finley Stadium with this years Jamboree, the largest of its kind in Tennessee with 20 high school football teams. Our 2018 event includes teams from Chattanooga, Cleveland, Hixson, Walker Valley, and More>>

Braves win series opener against the Padres

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ATLANTA (AP) - Anibal Sanchez allowed only four hits in seven scoreless innings, Ender Inciarte homered and scored two runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Thursday night. Ozzie Albies added a run-scoring double for the NL East-lea More>>

UPDATE: Chattanooga Football Club hoping to be part of 2026 World Cup

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CFC Chairman Tim Kelly says the club is hoping to work Chattanooga into the action, by becoming a practice location for at least one of the national teams.

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Braves Soroka stuns Mets, Freeman shines on special day

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Mike Soroka did not allow a hit until the seventh inning, Freddie Freeman homered and drove in both runs, and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 2-0 on Wednesday. More>>

Trump says he's considering pardon for Muhammad Ali, thousands of others

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Ali died in 2016 at the age of 74, after living with Parkinson's disease for more than 30 years. More>>

Vols release 2018-19 men's hoops league opponents

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We get our first look at who the Tennessee Vols Men's Basketball team will take on in league play for this upcoming season. More>>

Lookouts drop third straight to BayBears Video included

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Brunch ball at AT&T Field did not go as planned for the Lookouts as they lose 17-4. One final home game before Riverbend on Thursday evening. More>>

Lookouts fall 11-5 on Tuesday to Mobile Video included

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The Chattanooga Lookouts fell to the Mobile BayBears by a score of 11-5 at AT&T Field. The team still holds a one game lead over the Jackson Generals.   More>>

Heritage HS Grad Cole Wilcox sticks with Univ. of Georgia Video included

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Heritage High School Graduate Cole Wilcox passes on MLB Draft to stay committed to the University of Georgia. More>>

Former Vols QB Dormady lands at University of Houston

Former Tennessee quarterback Quentin Dormady has transferred to Houston, where he will be eligible to play this season

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Mocs announce 2018-2019 Men's Basketball Roster

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It’s officially a new year for the Chattanooga Mocs men’s basketball program. A majority of the 2018-19 roster already is on campus starting summer classes and beginning preparations for the upcoming campaign. More>>

UPDATE: Tickets on sale for Vols 2018 season opener

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Football season is still a few months away, but the kickoff time for the Vols opening game is set. More>>

Meigs Co. star Ashley Rogers named TN Gatorade Softball POTY

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In its 33rd year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, today announced Ashley Rogers of Meigs County High School as its 2017-18 Gatorade Tennessee Softball Player of the Year. More>>

Brainerd High hosts sportsmanship, AED training

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Saturday was a busy day on the court at Brainerd High School for both students and coaches. More>>

"Gloves Up For Grayson" to benefit Grayson's battle w/ Alexander Disease Video included

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Grayson Ledbetter was doing what most five year old boys would do with free rein of a boxing gym. He jumped, spun and punched inside Chattanooga's Y-Cap Boxing Gym. Completely unaware that his real opponent, Alexander Disease is deadly and has no cure. Gr More>>

Saints Safety Vonn Bell to host first skills camp at Ridgeland HS

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Former Ridgeland Star and current New Orleans Saints safety Vonn Bell is hosting his first Skills Camp this July at Ridgeland High School. Chattanooga and surrounding areas, sign up for my first ever Vonn Bell Academy skills camp. This will be a two day&h More>>

UPDATE: Man struck, killed by vehicle on Hixson Pike identified

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One person has died after being struck by a vehicle Saturday night.  More>>

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  • Swanson fills void after Acuna's exit as Braves top Marlins

    Swanson fills void after Acuna's exit as Braves top Marlins

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:45 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:45:37 GMT
    Slugging rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. was hit by a pitch before he could take the Marlins deep again, but Dansby Swanson filled the power void for Atlanta, hitting a two-run homer that led the Braves to a 5-2 win over...More
    Slugging rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. was hit by a pitch before he could take the Marlins deep again, but Dansby Swanson filled the power void for Atlanta, hitting a two-run homer that led the Braves to a 5-2 win over Miami on...More
  • Acuna hit by Urena's first pitch; Braves, Marlins brawl

    Acuna hit by Urena's first pitch; Braves, Marlins brawl

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-08-16 00:37:11 GMT
    Ronald Acuna Jr.'s streak of leadoff homers in three straight games ended when the Marlins' Jose Urena hit him with his first pitch, triggering a melee that led to benches and bullpens for Atlanta and Miami...More
    Ronald Acuna Jr.'s streak of leadoff homers in three straight games ended when the Marlins' Jose Urena hit him with his first pitch, triggering a melee that led to benches and bullpens for Atlanta and Miami...More
  • Jackets No. 2 QB could face season-ending surgery

    Jackets No. 2 QB could face season-ending surgery

    Lucas Johnson, Georgia Tech's No. 2 quarterback behind starter TaQuon Marshall, will meet with the team's medical staff Thursday to decide if he will have season-ending surgery on his lower right leg.More
    Lucas Johnson, Georgia Tech's No. 2 quarterback behind starter TaQuon Marshall, will meet with the team's medical staff Thursday to decide if he will have season-ending surgery on his lower right leg.More
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