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Armstrong says USADA investigators violating rules - Other sports- NBC Sports
AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong filed a scathing response Friday to the latest doping allegations against him, accusing the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency of violating its own rules and possibly breaking federal law during its investigation. The agency said Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs and other improper methods to win cycling's premiere event, the Tour de France, from 1999-2005.
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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- Six months after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan sent four aircraft carriers to the tiny Pacific atoll of Midway to draw out and destroy what remained of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. But this time the U.S. knew about Japan's plans. U.S.
The Wide-Ranging Legacy of Chipper Jones
ATLANTA - While reporting Sunday's feature on Chipper Jones, his final season and his legacy in Atlanta, I thought of something that hadn't occurred to me before: of all the players picked No. 1 over all, Jones worked out the best. That is not to say Jones is the best player ever chosen first.
Softball - Schedule - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Official Athletics Site
The official home for University of Tennessee Chattanooga Mocs sports: football, men's and women's basketball, baseball, soccer, golf, track, cross country, volleyball, softball, wrestling and tennis. Access team rosters, schedules and stats or stay up to date on the latest in UTC athletics by signing up for eNews.
McCann, Freeman lead Braves past Diamondbacks
PHOENIX - Brian McCann hit a two-run homer, Freddie Freeman had a pair of RBI doubles and the Atlanta Braves routed the Arizona Diamondbacks for the second game in a row, 9-1 on Friday night.
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By: Patrick Brown | Wed., Feb. 22nd, 2012 Click to enlargeTennessee head coach Cuonzo Martin, center, talks with Cameron Tatum (23) and Skylar McBee (13) during the basketball game against Kentucky on Saturday. Kentucky won 65-62. KNOXVILLE - The approach must stay the same, though the distractions increase.
Underground city beneath Chattanooga is more than a curiosity
As devastating floods chronically ravaged young Chattanooga, residents and business owners took it upon themselves to keep their city on dry land. March 7-11, 1867 -- Rain falls for four days, ushering in the largest flood in city history. The Tennessee River crests at nearly 50 feet -- 28 feet above flood stage -- inundating downtown.
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By: Patrick Brown | Sat., Feb. 18th, 2012 KNOXVILLE -- The weather, unusually sunny and warm for a mid-February afternoon, was pleasant. The attendance set a school record. And the University of Tennessee baseball team opened its season with a win. Even Dave Serrano himself couldn't have asked for a better debut as the Volunteers' coach Friday afternoon.
Five big things from Tennessee AD Dave Hart's with the Big Orange Tipoff Club
KNOXVILLE - From post-expansion SEC scheduling to facilities and four-year scholarships, Dave Hart covered a wide variety of topics during his appearance at the Big Orange Tipoff Club's weekly luncheon on Wednesday afternoon. Here are some of the high points from the Tennessee's athletic director's 40-minute Q-and-A with the guests.
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By: Patrick Brown | Thu., Feb. 16th, 2012 Click to enlargeTennessee forward Jarnell Stokes (5) shoots over Arkansas forward Hunter Mickelson (21) while guard Brandon Mitchell (25) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.
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By: Patrick Brown | Wed., Feb. 15th, 2012 Click to enlargeUniversity of Tennessee assistant football coach Sam Pittman talks to reporters at the indoor practice facility on the school campus in Knoxville, Tenn., in this file photo. KNOXVILLE - Tennessee offensive coordinator Jim Chaney already had Sam Pittman on his mind.
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By: Patrick Brown | Wed., Feb. 15th, 2012 Click to enlargeTennessee's Kenny Hall (20) and Jordan McRae (52) celebrate their teams 60-57 victory over Connecticut in an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) KNOXVILLE - Jordan McRae flashed a smile.
Tennessee sales tax rate highest among 50 states
published Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 Tennessee has the highest combined state and local sales tax rate of any state, the Tax Foundation reported today. The 7 percent state sales tax rate in Tennessee, combined with an average 2.45 percent local sales tax rate across the state, boosts the Volunteer State's sales tax rate to the highest among the 50 states with an average tax levy on purchases of 9.45 percent.
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By: Patrick Brown | Tue., Feb. 14th, 2012 KNOXVILLE -- The confidence is growing. Now there even is talk of the NCAA tournament. That's what the season's first road win -- against a team ranked in the top 10, no less -- will do.
American Airlines aims to cut 13,000 jobs
The parent of American Airlines wants to eliminate about 13,000 jobs - 15 percent of its workforce - as the nation's third-biggest airline remakes itself under bankruptcy protection. The company aims to cut labor costs by 20 percent, and will soon begin negotiations with its three major unions. AMR Corp.
Rosen calls for political reporters to stop being savvy insiders and start calling out fiction | Poynter.
PressThink In a speech in Melbourne, Australia, Jay Rosen describes what political coverage should do and why it fails. Political reporting should "help us get our bearings in a world of confusing claims and counter-claims," he writes, but instead reporters act as savvy insiders who focus on intrigue, strategy and theater.
How a college journalist created SoundNote, an iPad app for recording interviews | Poynter.
How do you design a mobile app for journalists? Do you commission consultants to research a tool they think reporters will use? Do you spend weeks observing the daily habits of journalists to try to anticipate their needs? If you're David Estes, you just throw yourself into the Apple iPad development toolkit and try to make your own life easier.
Flashback to ’96 | Opinion | DAWN.COM
Although referred to at the time simply as "the Saudi financier", bin Laden had moved beyond his role in sponsoring the mujahideen in Afghanistan and was on the American radar for his statements against the US and his attempts to plot international attacks.
Student artwork showcased at Dalton State College
published Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 Since it began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated in the art contest. Dalton State's library has become the temporary home to artwork from high school students across the region. The North Georgia college is the site of this year's Congressional Art Contest exhibit, sponsored by Georgia's 9th Congressional District Rep.