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KNOXVILLE — The timing of Cuonzo Martin's move to California this week — two weeks after it appeared he would remain Tennessee's basketball coach — came as a surprise.

Today's A-Day game will culminate spring football practice at Alabama, with the winning team certain to experience the more enjoyable Monday dinner.

Taylor Hall's plans of going to medical school after college graduation could be on hold for a bit.

Every key point that was up for grabs Friday afternoon, the Samford women's tennis team picked it up against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. And in a match that was expected to be close, that made all the difference.

After falling behind early, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team erupted on offense Friday for a 9-3 nonconference win over Middle Tennessee State at Jim Frost Stadium.

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CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Her day's work began around 1 in the afternoon, but a little more than six hours later, standing in her warmup suit and cheering on teammates, Baylor senior Selena Popp looked as if she had barely broken a sweat.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — It may have been senior night at Heritage High School on Friday, but a freshman led the way in perhaps the baseball team's most important win of the season.

Four teams went 3-0 on Friday in the opening day of Soddy-Daisy's 24th Lady Trojan Classic high school softball tournament, including the host team.

DALTON, Ga. — Heritage High School's baseball team evened its season-ending 7B-AAAA series with Dalton by winning 14-6 in an offensive barrage.

  • April 18th, 2014  |
  • By By Idris Garcia

Tyler Biddle came up with a surprise Thursday.

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Chattanooga State and Cleveland State split their TCCAA baseball doubleheader Friday in Cleveland.

On senior day for the Carson-Newman University softball team, senior third baseman Sara Kelley from Ooltewah went 4-for-6 with seven RBIs and set the program record for career home runs with her 33nd and 34th.

Tennessee Wesleyan won the Appalachian Athletic Conference men's track and field championship Thursday in Johnson City, and Milligan won the women's title.

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Jay, for the Friday bag, what are your round-by-round predictions for the playoffs? And who are your season-award winners? Didn't you pick Durant to win MVP? That is looking really good right now.

Ryan Martin was pushing a lawnmower around a Hixson front yard last September, trying to put an extra $20 in his pocket, when his cell phone rang.

Julio Teheran was aces Wednesday night, going the distance in a 1-0 gem that was awesome in its awesomeness. Maybe it's because we missed them in the offseason, but this Braves team is fun to watch right now. Good times. Evan Gattis homered and went 4-for-4.

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NEW YORK — Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night.

The Force was not with the Chattanooga Lookouts on Friday, as they lost 6-0 to the Jacksonville Suns on Star Wars Night at AT&T Field.

  • April 19th, 2014  |
  • By Idris Garcia

PHILADELPHIA — A.J. Burnett's injury helped him improve his pitching.

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Eva VanHook has a wonderful name for her organization's fundraiser Saturday, but she takes no credit for the idea.

  • April 17th, 2014  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

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.

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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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