By: David Boclair
Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 05:05

Christ Presbyterian Academy played so well last November that it did more than win a state football championship.

It also created an impression that CPA will be one of the country’s top teams this fall.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 08:52

Post Sports is on a break.

We’ve decided to take a week so that we may rest and recharge in order to be at full strength when another football season commences with the start of college and pro camps in the next couple weeks.

Content on the blog will be limited through this week and will resume at the regular rate beginning July 20.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 05:20

It was going to cost Sonny Gray a chance to pitch in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

So the Smyrna native and former Vanderbilt All-American used Sunday’s start to reaffirm why he was one of 13 pitchers named last week to the American League roster for the annual showcase, which takes place Tuesday in Cincinnati.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 05:15

The Nashville Predators apparently did not want to fight with Taylor Beck.

So they traded the 24-year-old forward – and got a fighter in return.

Nashville acquired Jamie Devane, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound pound left wing, from the Toronto Maple Leafs in the deal executed Sunday, a week after Beck filed for arbitration.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 05:10

It appears that Rex Brothers’ control issues are a thing of the past.

As a result, the former Lipscomb University left-hander is back in the Major Leagues. The Colorado Rockies recalled him Saturday for the first time since he was assigned to the minor leagues at the start of the season.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 05:05

Justus Sheffield was on the fast track to a Major League Baseball career the moment the Cleveland Indians drafted him in the first round (31st overall) last year.

The left-handed pitcher out of Tullahoma just has to figure out how to turn laps consistently.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 23:23

It’s not a traditional picnic in that it won’t draw flies. It takes place indoors, after all.

The 49th annual UT All-Sports Picnic presented by St. Thomas  – as usual – will draw a crowd, though.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 12:15

The sun already has set on their college careers but former Vanderbilt basketball players.

A group of former Commodores will take the floor at Memorial Gymnasium not long after sunrise next month for a chance to revisit their past.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 11:58

When it comes to finding hidden-gem goaltenders in the NHL draft you will be hard pressed to find a team that does it better than the Nashville Predators. Former goalie coach Mitch Korn and current goalie coach Ben Vanderklok have had success mining the talents to players drafted in the later rounds.

Now Juuse Saros looks to be primed to be next in line.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 11:44

For some time, the Nashville Predators showed no interest in drafting players from Russia.

That philosophy changed last year and the switch in philosophy was cemented Friday when the Predators signed two Russians, second-round picks in each of the last two drafts, to entry-level contracts.