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Falcons shift Matthews to left tackle for Baker
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday. They didn’t expect it to be this soon. Midway through his first NFL preseason, the Falcons shifted Matthews across the line on Monday to replace Sam Baker, who went down with a season-ending knee injury. Matthews, the No. 6 overall pick, was expected to break into the league at right tackle, a less-demanding position than protecting quarterback Matt Ryan’s blind side. Now, the rookie will have to step up to the challenge right away. “I think the coaches are goin...
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Braves use 6-run 1st to beat Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ervin Santana said “everything” was off when he took the mound Monday. No matter. His Atlanta Braves teammates gave him a six-run lead before he threw a pitch. Jason Heyward and A...
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On Tap
Tuesday, Aug. 19 GOLF Cleveland, Walker Valley at Bradley Central (CCC), 4 SOCCER Boyd-Buchanan at Walker Valley, 5 East Ridge at Cleveland, 7 Bradley Central at Warren County, 7 SOFTBALL Meigs Cou...
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Greene is back after knee scare
NASHVILLE (AP) — Titans running back Shonn Greene says his right knee didn’t hurt during practice Monday, his first workout since it was briefly bent the wrong way in a preseason game. Greene has h...
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Volunteers practice in front of 40,000
KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee’s newcomers are hoping the open practice Saturday gave them at least some idea of what it’s like to perform in front of a big crowd at Neyland Stadium. For the second str...
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Gordon gets first Michigan win since 2001
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon’s last victory at Michigan — which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR’s top series. One of those dro...
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Titans working to start games better, fix mistakes
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints both have opened preseason games by driving the field for touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans. Not with Aaron Rodgers and Drew Bree...
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On Tap
Monday, Aug. 18 GOLF Walker Valley (B) at Crossville Tournament (Lake Tansi), 10 a.m. Sweetwater, Silverdale at Polk County (Chatata Valley), 4:30 SOCCER Hixson at Bradley Central, 5:30 SOFTBALL Mc...
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Lady Mustangs ready to serve up wins
With the season beginning this week, Walker Valley volleyball coach Judy Pruett feels that she has the right 10 girls playing on her varsity squad. “I have confidence in the 10 players that we are ...
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Blue Raiders sweep Colts in season opener
Cleveland Middle School kicked off the 2014 football season in grand style Thursday night with two big wins over crosstown rival Ocoee Middle School. The Blue Raiders junior varsity jumped out to a...
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TCPS making strides in football program
In just their second season of football, the Tennessee Christian Preparatory School Hawks are looking to take a large stride forward toward reaching the school’s goal of eventually joining the Tenn...
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Titans working to start better, fix mistakes
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints both have opened preseason games by driving the field for touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans. Not with Aaron Rodgers and Drew Bree...
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Titans fall to Saints
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jimmy Graham didn’t hesitate to punctuate a pair of touchdown catches with the goal post-rattling, basketball-style dunks that led the NFL to ban such celebrations coming into th...
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Cleveland ready for volleyball by RICHARD ROBERTS Banner Sports Editor