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KNOXVILLE — Tennessee's wait for a bowl-clinching win will have to wait at least another week.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Playing like a team still looking to prove a point, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga put an emphatic ending on the regular season with a 45-19 win over Furman on Saturday at Paladin Stadium.

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — There are going to be highs and there are going to be lows throughout the course of a basketball season.

ATHENS, Ga. — There were no "game control" issues for Georgia on a brisk Saturday afternoon at Sanford Stadium as the No. 10 Bulldogs routed Charleston Southern 55-9.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Banged up in two straight wins over SEC West bruisers, No. 2 Alabama took a while to overwhelm a lower-division team that wasn't supposed to be able to put up much of a fight.

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The next step is a big one, because the step after that will be a Tennessee state football championship game.

While Cleveland is looking forward to defending its Class AAA high school state wrestling championships, the approach for Hixson and Baylor is to complete 2013-2014 missions that came up short.

When they go to critique the video from Friday's game, Notre Dame's coaches are likely to hand quarterback Alex Darras a blank sheet of paper or maybe a typewritten sheet with "ATTA BOY" in all caps.

CALHOUN, Ga. — When Hal Lamb looked at the challenge facing his Calhoun High School football team Friday night in the GHSA Class AAA second-round playoff game against Cedar Grove, he knew his team had one major advantage.

JASPER, Tenn. — Marion County didn't have a passing yard in Friday's TSSAA Class 2A quarterfinal football game. But the Warriors didn't need one.

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Jorden Williams from McCallie School scored 20 points and Sewanee teammate Brody Stone had 18 points and eight rebounds, but the Tigers lost 69-64 in overtime in NCAA Division III men’s basketball Saturday at Maryville College, which was predicted to win its USA South league.

Chattanoogans Cory Hall and Jason Murrell teamed to win the inaugural Pangorge Adventure Race held Saturday along the Tennesee River and on Raccoon Mountain.

Covenant College senior soccer player Snoopy Davidson was named to the Capital One Academic All-America second team for NCAA Division III, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

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KNOXVILLE — The announcement was made in the press box late in the third quarter, just after Tennessee sophomore quarterback Josh Dobbs had fumbled away the football to No. 19 Missouri.

We are hitting the home stretch of the college football regular season. We know that.

Before we get into this thing with an extra gear, thanks to all the questions this week, especially from a bunch of Press Row listeners. If you have questions about the paper, the radio show or for the mailbag, you can email them to jgreeson@timesfreepress.com, send them on Twitter at @jgreesontfp or post them in the comments below.

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining and the Oakland Raiders snapped a 16-game losing streak with a 24-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.

ATLANTA — Jason Heyward stirred up enormous expectations when he joined the Atlanta Braves at age 20. He homered in his first big league at-bat. He was voted to the All-Star Game as a rookie. He was hailed as the future of the game by Hank Aaron.

NASHVILLE — Ben Roethlisberger threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown with 9:01 left, and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Tennessee Titans 27-24 on Monday night.

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More than a decade of work by city leaders, cycling advocates and others was rewarded this week when the League of American Bicyclists recognized Chattanooga as a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community.

Sometimes a major improvement is just too hard to believe, particularly when technology adds some cold hard numbers.

Backpacking always has challenges. After all, everything that is needed has to be carried, and the balance between necessity and weight is a tough one.

  • Nov. 6th, 2014  |
  • By By Gary Petty
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Tony Stewart threw his arms around Kevin Harvick and gave him the kind of hug where neither driver seemed to want to let go.

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kevin Harvick finally has a shot to win his first Sprint Cup championship, while Jeff Gordon was once again denied in his drive for No. 5.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Brad Keselowski's face was puffy, and he took a couple quick drinks of water to wash the blood from his mouth. So close to a big playoff win, Jeff Gordon was left with a cut on his lip.

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