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By: David Boclair
Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 13:42

David Price spent exactly 365 days with the Detroit Tigers.

The team that dealt for him in the final moments prior to Major League Baseball’s 2014 trade deadline sent him away a day before the 2015 deadline.

Detroit acquired three pitchers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday in exchange for the five-time All-Star who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 13:09

Taylor Lewan has developed a simple formula for playing well on the offensive line.

“Keep your mouth running and back it up with your actions,” he said.

The Tennessee Titans’ 2014 first-round pick had plenty more to say Thursday, the day players reported for the start of training camp.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 10:56

Any question about the degree to which Butch Jones and his staff have restored the reputation of the University of Tennessee football program was answered Thursday.

The Volunteers made it into the preseason Amway Coaches Poll top 25. Barely.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 10:12

Eric Berry was in bed, but it wasn’t a nightmare.

The effects of chemotherapy to battle Hodgkin’s Lymphoma diminished his physical capabilities to the point that even the most basic of daily rituals became a challenge.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 07:02

Chase Coffman is nothing if not persistent.

It has been six years since the Cincinnati Bengals drafted the tight end in the third round out of Missouri. In that time he has played 35 games (barely more than two seasons worth) and has been a part of more transactions (15) than he has pass completions.

Undaunted, the 28-year-old continues to try to make it in the NFL.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 06:55

Typically, no one on a football team knows more than the head coach.

That’s not true at the University of Tennessee, where Butch Jones readily admits he ranks no higher than No. 2 when it comes to his program. The smartest guy in the huddle, on the sideline, in the meeting rooms – maybe even on campus – is quarterback Josh Dobbs.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 14:24

This is not a chicken-and-egg scenario.

Vanderbilt Chancellor Nick Zeppos believes the school needs a new football stadium, one with modern amenities and appeal. He also expects the football program, about to begin its second year under coach Derek Mason, to be better.

In this case, one definitely will come first.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 13:12

Marcus Mariota officially has taken his place under the same fictional roof as more than a dozen other all-time college football greats.

By virtue of the fact that he was the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, the Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback was granted residence in the Heisman House on Tuesday.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 12:50

Belmont’s men’s basketball team is accustomed to receiving high praise on the court but its high consistently high grades off it are becoming increasingly noteworthy.

Rick Byrd’s team received the third annual Team Academic Excellence Award presented by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Wednesday. The award acknowledges outstanding academic success by NCAA Division I, II, III, and NAIA Divisions I and II teams who have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or greater during the 2014-15. That GPA must include all student-athletes who competed during the 2014-15 season.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 11:47

Vanderbilt’s men’s basketball team will get around a little more than usual before it gets down to the business of conference play this season.

Six of the Commodores’ 14 games outside of SEC play will be outside of Memorial Gymnasium. That’s two more than last season and matches the largest number for any of the previous 10 seasons.