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KNOXVILLE — Two weeks ago, it all appeared to be done and dusted.

KNOXVILLE — The first mention Tobias Harris saw of Cuonzo Martin leaving Tennessee for the head coaching job at California on Tuesday was a post on Twitter.

Alabama has its preliminary winner in the quarterback competition entering Saturday's A-Day game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Georgia's starting secondary for the upcoming football season could have contained Damian Swann and Nick Marshall as senior cornerbacks with Tray Matthews and Josh Harvey-Clemons as the promising safeties.

Champagne wasn't available.

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It was cold for a spring afternoon -- 42 degrees and a stiff wind forcing fans into heavy coats and under blankets and quilts -- so the scene wasn't necessarily conducive to baseball or a pitchers' duel.

Eric Hart is proving himself right while proving others wrong.

CALHOUN, Ga. — If there were any questions concerning Conard Broom's ability to pitch at the next level, the Gordon Lee High School pitcher provided plenty of answers Monday night.

Soddy-Daisy will honor the memory of former assistant coach Lamar Lasley by dedicating its softball facility Lamar Lasley Field between the varsity and junior varsity games April 22 when the Lady Trojans host Bradley Central at 5 p.m. Soddy-Daisy coach Wes Skiles is encouraging all former Lady Trojans players and anyone associated with the program to attend.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's golfer Emily McLennan holds the individual lead, but the Mocs are tied for second after the opening day of the Southern Conference Championship at Moss Creek Golf Club in Hilton Head, S.C.

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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football kicker Nick Pollard and Samford basketball player Christy Robinson from Northwest Whitfield High School were among the 10 Southern Conference athletes announced Tuesday as recipients of $2,000 postgraduate scholarships.

Jordan Britt's 3-under-par 69 on Monday led the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's golf team from seven strokes behind leader Furman to one behind going into the final day of the Southern Conference tournament at Moss Creek Golf Club at Hilton Head, S.C.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's golfer Emily McLennan holds the individual lead, but the Mocs are tied for second after the opening day of the Southern Conference Championship at Moss Creek Golf Club in Hilton Head, S.C.

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So did anything happen in Knoxville yesterday?

The only ingredient missing from Cuonzo Martin's stunning move from Tennessee to California on Tuesday was a soundtrack. Something along the lines of Johnny Paycheck's classic, "Take This Job and Shove It!"

Gang, remember the mailbag.

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The hard freeze that descended on Chattanooga overnight was expected to be difficult on some bushes and plants.

PHILADELPHIA — Dan Uggla hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the ninth inning Monday night that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a wild 9-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Chattanooga Lookouts beat the Suns and the rain Monday night, earning a series-opening 6-4 triumph over Jacksonville before an announced crowd of 2,718 at AT&T Field.

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The azaleas are blooming, the pollen is floating in the air and the golf bug has sunk its stinger.

The cold and wind Tuesday drove John Healy off the golf course and into the warmth of Golfsmith.

Lee Stroupe scored a hole-in-one on Feb. 28 at Eagle Bluff. He aced No. 12 from 180 yards with a 4-hybrid and had John Rose as a witness.

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Today's dirt track automobile racers may have a hard time connecting the dots between the early days of their sport and running moonshine, but a Bradley County couple believe they have done that with their newest documentary, "It's a Dirt Track Life."

  • April 16th, 2014  |
  • By Gary Petty

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kevin Harvick capped his biggest weekend at Darlington Raceway with his first Southern 500 victory Saturday night, passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. two laps from the end of the longest race in the track's 65-year NASCAR history.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Joey Logano had a big lead and was within a half-lap of taking the white flag at Texas.

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