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Hamlin wins XFinity Series at Charlotte

(MRN) Denny Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing team made a late pit stop for four fresh tires that paid big dividends Saturday as Hamlin charged past Joey Logano after an overtime restart to claim victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway. While Hamlin’s Number-18 Toyota got new rubber, Logano and Kyle Larson declined …

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Truex dominates Coca-Cola 600

(MRN) Martin Truex Junior started from the pole and led all but eight of the four hundred laps run Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, rolling to one of the most lopsided Cup Series wins in NASCAR’s sixty-eight-year history. He darted away from the field at the drop of the green …

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Smokies top Lookouts 7-6, even series

(Tennessee Smokies)  1B David Freitas was the catalyst for the Smokies’ offense on Thursday night. The 27-year old collected a two-run triple and a two-run home run, falling a double shy of the cycle, as Tennessee held on to defeat the Chattanooga Lookouts, 7-6, at AT&T Field. With the win, …

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Local Sports Update 5/27

Thursday, the Spring Fling continued in Murfreesboro as state high school baseball, softball and soccer tournament action hit the final stages of crowning champs. In Class AAA baseball, the title will be decided tonight when Siegel faces Arlington. In Class AA, Spring Hill will face CPA and in Class A, …

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Smokies fall to Lookouts 6-2

(Tennessee Smokies)  Smokies’ 3B Jeimer Candelario continued his recent tear with two doubles, but Lookouts’ starter RHP D.J. Baxendale limited the Tennessee offense two just two runs, as Chattanooga emerged victorious, 6-2, on Wednesday night at AT&T Field. With the loss, Tennessee drops to 21-25 on the season. Chattanooga’s victory …

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Local Sports Update 5/26

The Spring Fling continued in Murfreesboro on Wednesday and while some area teams stayed alive, others headed home last night. In Class AAA baseball, Sevier County was eliminated with two losses on Wednesday: 11-0 to Summit and 10-0 to Siegel. Farragut staved off elimination in their first game of the …

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Local Sports Update May 25th

The high school spring sports championships—aka the Spring Fling—got underway Tuesday in Murfreesboro. In AAA baseball, the Sevier County Smoky Bears coached by former Clinton head coach Casey Taylor, got a no-hitter from pitcher Devante Matthews as they downed Collierville 3-0. Sevier County faces Summitt in a winners’ bracket game …

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Local Sports Update May 24th

Several East Tennessee teams will open up what they hope are long runs through the state tournaments this week in Murfreesboro. On the baseball diamond, Sevier County and Collierville will tangle this evening in AAA action and Farragut opens up against Arlington. In Class AA, CAK opens up play today …

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