National Sports

Michael Sam signs with CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

Michael Sam signs with CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

National Sports, Sports May 26, 2015 at 4:15 pm 0 comments

MONTREAL (press release)—Michael Sam signed a two-year contract Friday with the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes. Sam has been a free agent since he was released by the Cowboys practice squad in October. The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League signed defensive end Michael Sam to a contract, theRead More

Harlem Globetrotters’ summer basketball camps coming to Rocky Top Sports World

Harlem Globetrotters’ summer basketball camps coming to Rocky Top Sports World

  “Fun through the fundamentals” with stars of the world’s most famous basketball team By Alex Shelton The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their unique brand of basketball fun to Rocky Top Sports World during Harlem Globetrotters Summer Basketball Camps, June 20 and 21. Instructors and camp coaches willRead More

Top 100 Prospect Billy McKinney joins Smokies

Top 100 Prospect Billy McKinney joins Smokies

Local Sports, National Sports, Sports May 22, 2015 at 2:10 am 0 comments

By Andrew Green The Chicago Cubs announced a series of transactions that impacts their Double-A affiliate Tennessee Smokies roster prior to tonight’s contest against the Montgomery Biscuits at Smokies Stadium. Outfielder Billy McKinney has been transferred to Tennessee from High-A Myrtle Beach. Prior to this season, the 20-year-old was ratedRead More

Smokies to play live nationally televised game on June 18

Smokies to play live nationally televised game on June 18

By Andrew Green Smokies Stadium will play host to a live nationally televised audience on Thursday, June 18, as the Tennessee Smokies’ matchup against the Mississippi Braves will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network as the network’s ‘Game of the Week’, as announced by Minor League Baseball. That evening’s contestRead More

New Super Bowl halftime strategy: Make the artists pay

New Super Bowl halftime strategy: Make the artists pay

National Sports, Opinion, Sports October 2, 2014 at 8:15 pm Comments are Disabled

Last year the Super Bowl, for the first time in history, did not pay its halftime show act. Bruno Mars’ performance agreed to the NFL’s new method of non-payment simply due to the immense publicity that performing at the most watched television show in America could offer and he, alongRead More

From the Hart: two suggestions for the NFL

From the Hart: two suggestions for the NFL

National Sports, Opinion, Sports October 2, 2014 at 7:24 pm Comments are Disabled

The NFL and its contrite commissioner, Roger Goodell, are in full damage-control mode for the way they handled the Ray Rice domestic abuse case. Goodell will survive this scandal. He admitted errors and will hire PR firms, probably one where a U.S. senator’s kids (like him) work and spend someRead More

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Sports view: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

National Sports, Sports September 17, 2014 at 10:44 pm Comments are Disabled

By Jordan Kobritz It’s tough to feel any sympathy towards someone who earns $44 million a year, gets free access to any sporting event on the planet and presumably doesn’t have to wait in line to be seated at his favorite restaurant. But NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell may be theRead More