National Sports

Cubs Tommy La Stella joins Smokies on Major League Rehab Assignment

Cubs Tommy La Stella joins Smokies on Major League Rehab Assignment

Local Sports, National Sports, Sports August 7, 2015 at 4:14 am 0 comments

By Andrew Green The Chicago Cubs announced that Cubs infielder Tommy La Stella has joined the Smokies on a Major League Rehab Assignment as he recovers from right rib cage inflammation. The left-handed hitter previously played in three games for the Smokies earlier this season as part of a rehabRead More

Bristol to transform into largest college football venue for “Battle at Bristol”

Bristol to transform into largest college football venue for “Battle at Bristol”

National Sports, Sports, State News July 30, 2015 at 4:07 am 0 comments

BRISTOL (press release)—The Bristol Motor Speedway, in just over a year from now, will transform the legendary speedway into the world’s largest football stadium for the inaugural Battle at Bristol, college football’s largest in attendance game to be held September 10, 2016. The event will feature a border battle betweenRead More

Cubs Zac Rosscup joins Smokies on Major League rehab assignment

Cubs Zac Rosscup joins Smokies on Major League rehab assignment

Local Sports, National Sports, Sports July 30, 2015 at 3:48 am 0 comments

By Andrew Green The Chicago Cubs announced a transaction that impacts their Double-A affiliate Tennessee Smokies roster. Cubs left-handed reliever Zac Rosscup has joined the Smokies on a Major League rehab assignment as he recovers from left shoulder inflammation. Prior to his injury, the 27-year-old compiled a 2-1 record andRead More

P. J. Francescon named league’s top reliever for June

P. J. Francescon named league’s top reliever for June

Local Sports, National Sports, Sports July 16, 2015 at 3:48 am 0 comments

By Andrew Green Tennessee Smokies right-handed reliever P.J. Francescon has been named the Southern League-BC Relief Pitcher of the Month for the month of June, as announced by the Southern League of Professional Baseball on Monday afternoon. The 26-year-old did not allow a run over his eight appearances during theRead More

Smokies announce roster moves

Smokies announce roster moves

By Andrew Green The Chicago Cubs announced a series of transactions that impacts their Double-A affiliate Tennessee Smokies roster. Cubs southpaw starter Tsuyoshi Wada has joined the Smokies to begin his Major League Rehab Assignment in recovery of a strained left deltoid and is scheduled to start tonight for Tennessee.Read More

Tarango joins Team Mexico

Tarango joins Team Mexico

National Sports, Sports, State News July 10, 2015 at 2:11 am 0 comments

By Stephen K. Lee Tennessee softball alumna Cheyanne Tarango has joined the Mexican National Team and is competing in World Cup of Softball X. Tarango, who has Mexican heritage, completed her four-year Rocky Top career last month when Tennessee made its seventh trip to the Women’s College World Series. SheRead More

Gatlinburg to host AAU Girls Basketball National Championship in 2018

Gatlinburg to host AAU Girls Basketball National Championship in 2018

Rocky Top Sports World lands prestigious national basketball event GATLINBURG (press release)—Rocky Top Sports World and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) announce the AAU Girls Basketball 5th Grade National Championship is coming to Gatlinburg, Tennessee in 2018. Founded in 1888, the AAU is one of largest, multi-sport, amateur sport eventRead More

Sports View: huge victory for freedom of choice

Sports View: huge victory for freedom of choice

National Sports, Sports, Sports View July 4, 2015 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

By Jordan Kobritz Slowly but surely, fans are forcing sports teams and leagues to add to the limited viewing options they have historically offered us. In what can only be described as a huge victory for freedom of choice, the NHL and its broadcasters recently settled their portion of aRead More

Hitting Desi Wilson named to futures game coaching staff

Hitting Desi Wilson named to futures game coaching staff

Local Sports, National Sports, Sports July 3, 2015 at 3:06 am 0 comments

By Andrew Green Tennessee Smokies hitting coach Desi Wilson has been named to the Team USA coaching staff for the 2015 Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game, as announced by Major League Baseball on Thursday. The game will take place on Sunday, July 12, with Wilson joining two former 2015 SmokiesRead More

Harper receives NCAA Woman of the Year nomination

Harper receives NCAA Woman of the Year nomination

National Sports, Sports, State News July 2, 2015 at 2:21 am 0 comments

INDIANAPOLIS (press release)—Carson-Newman volleyball alumnae Rachel Harper has received a nomination for the NCAA’s Woman of the Year. Harper is the only volleyball player from the South Atlantic Conference and just one of two from the Southeast Region, to receive a nomination. The outside hitter was a first team All-SACRead More