Snow is once again changing up the high school sports schedule. East Tennessee is expecting one to three inches to fall Tuesday afternoon and evening. Many schools had snow days, which forces them to push athletic events to another day.Here are the games we know have been moved:Alcoa at William Blount, wrestling, cancelled.Anderson County at Central moved to Jan. 17.Clinton vs. Campbell County*Farragut at Lenoir City*Gatlinburg-Pittman vs Seymour*Greenback vs. Loudon has been moved to Jan. 17, if school is back in.Greenback at Hancock County moved to Jan. 22.Hancock County at Greenback moved to Feb. 5.Halls vs. Karns will be moved to Feb. 6.Maryville at Catholic moved to Jan. 29Oliver Springs vs. Sunbright moved to Jan. 29.Oliver Springs at Rockwood moved to Jan. 18.All Roane County games are cancelled. Kingston, Oliver springs, midway, Harriman, and Rockwood.Sequoyah vs. Tellico* South-Doyle at Morristown-West … [Read more...] about Snow day: Which games are on and which are off?
Gus Kenworthy's life has changed, and unlike most athletes who make it big at the Olympics, it's only partly because of the medal he won. When he left Sochi four years ago, Kenworthy was known as the silver medal-winning, dog-saving freestyle skier who was part of a historic U.S. medals sweep in the first Olympic ski slopestyle contest. His supposedly perfect stay in Russia was something much less, however, mainly because of the secret he kept. He was gay but would not tell the world for almost two more years. Now that he has gotten that out in the open, he feels a great sense of relief, but he also is aware that his newfound comfort comes at a price. Fair or not, his next trip to the Olympics, next month in Pyeongchang, carries higher stakes. "I've got more eyeballs on me," he said. "My platform's a lot bigger. I signed a bunch of Olympic sponsors and I have the LGBT audience watching me, and I want to do right by them." Four years ago, there was a strange disconnect between … [Read more...] about Coming out changes the game for Olympian Gus Kenworthy
Ten years ago, Chase Mucerino and Adam Burress were working in the Seviche kitchen with nationally acclaimed chef Anthony Lamas. They were happy and life was good.They hadn’t considered owning their own restaurant until they found the perfect spot in Germantown. The rent was cheap and they had a dream.So the duo went for it and named the hidden Germantown gem Hammerheads. It’s booming — rightly so — as are their restaurants that followed: Game, 2295 Lexington Road, and Migo, 2222 Dundee Road.Mucerino doesn’t diminish the importance of his training at Sullivan University’s culinary program, but neither does he understate the value of learning on the job.“I had restaurant experience before I went to culinary school, which is always a good idea before you enroll and spend a lot of money. Kids think they’ll come out of culinary school and be a chef. But that’s not how it happens," he said. "They need to … [Read more...] about The brains behind Hammerheads, Game and Migo aren’t slowing down anytime soon
The Alabama sophomore who tried to fight a Crimson Tide staffer after throwing a punch at a Georgia player during last week’s National Championship Game has transferred to Tennessee State University. Mekhi Brown announced the news of his move on Twitter Monday. The linebacker had actually applied and been admitted to the school more than a month before Alabama’s 26-23 overtime win, according to The Tennessean. Brown was flagged for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the third quarter after striking Bulldogs receiver Wyatt Payne in the head following a Georgia kickoff return. Brown then walked to the sideline, where he got an earful from Alabama head coach Nick Saban, leaving him even angrier. ESPN cameras then captured the 6-foot-5, 240-pound player barking at Alabama’s director of player development Kerry Stevens before going after him, forcing a teammate to step in and remove Brown from the sideline. Brown returned to the game and later apologized in the … [Read more...] about Alabama player who had meltdown during title game transfers
Planning is accelerating for the first Olympic-level World Beach Games for October 2019 in South Mission Beach.More than $40 million in sponsorships is expected to be in hand in the next 60 days.About 2,000 athletes from a projected 100 countries will compete in 15 beach and water sports.As many as 400,000 people are expected to watch the mostly free events.Athletes will stay at motels in Mission Valley, and spectators will get to the venues by shuttle from several offsite parking lots.Here’s the full story:San Diego lost the 2028 Olympics to Los Angeles.But that’s not the end of local Olympic dreams.South Mission Beach has been named as the site of the first Olympic-level World Beach Games for October 2019, and more than $40 million in sponsorships is expected to be secured in the next 60 days to underwrite the six-day event. It had been originally planned for 2017 but was eventually rescheduled to allow for more time for planning and fundraising.It could turn out to be … [Read more...] about World Beach Games gear up for 2019 in Mission Beach
Will Ferrell and his hilarious character from Anchorman stole the show (briefly) at the Australian Open when he came out to ask Roger Federer just a few important questions after his win at the Australian Open's opening round on Tuesday:- Tonight you seemed like a gazelle out there on the court. Would you describe your game as a silky gazelle?- You're 32 years old, you seem ageless. Are you a witch or a vampire?- Is it true you only eat wombat meat? Have you ever tasted wombat meat?- Does it get annoying when (the crowd) screams 'come on Roger!' over and over again? MORE: Saints rookie Marcus Williams breaks silence after costly defensive mistake 18 hilarious Twitter jokes about the Rockets' attempted backdoor Clippers confrontation Please, Jaguars, for the sake of football, let Jalen Ramsey cover Rob Gronkowski These Saints fans had the most heartbroken reactions to the Vikings' stunning touchdown 'LaVar Ball' explains his sons' move to Lithuania in hilarious SNL skit … [Read more...] about Will Ferrell asked Roger Federer hard-hitting questions about his diet, game and fans at Australian Open
Saints fans in New Orleans are letting their team and rookie defensive back Marcus Williams know they still love them even after Sunday’s heart-breaking loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Fans put up a billboard in the city telling Williams— who missed a key tackle on the last play of Sunday’s game—that his mistake isn’t worth dwelling on. “Dat’s OK Marcus,” the billboard read. “We (love) our Saints.” On the last play of Sunday’s NFC Divisional Round game against the Vikings, Williams missed a key tackle on Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs which led to Diggs’ 61-yard, game-winning touchdown. Williams was seen crying in the Saints’ locker room after the loss by reporters. Saints fans put up this billboard to show their support for Marcus Williams. ❤️@KennyLopez_TV / @WGNOtv) pic.twitter.com/B6vDFynGU9— SB Nation (@SBNation) January 16, 2018 Williams broke his silence on the … [Read more...] about Saints fans rent billboard showing love for Marcus Williams after Vikings game
Three batters into his major league debut, Milwaukee Brewers starter Zach Davies was working quickly. Twice while Andrew McCutchen batted against him for the first time, McCutchen stepped out of the batter's box and called time. "It's something that he was used to," Pirates reliever Rob Scahill said. "He wants to work fast to stay within the clock and, obviously, we don't have that here." Davies' Sept. 2 debut was his first start of the year when he wasn't subject to the 20-second pitch clock, an experiment that began in the Arizona Fall League and continued at the Class AA and AAA levels this year. As Major League Baseball tries to increase the pace of play, they installed pitch clocks in the minors in addition to the measures enacted in the majors this season. Pitchers have 20 seconds after receiving the ball from the catcher to begin their delivery or at least come to a set position. If they don't, the batter is awarded a ball. Batters must be in the box and alert to the pitcher … [Read more...] about Baseball pitch clock decreases game time but players union skeptical of use in majors
By James H. Williams | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: January 14, 2018 at 5:30 pm | UPDATED: January 14, 2018 at 5:51 pm The Minnesota Vikings are one game away from playing the Super Bowl in Minneapolis after defeating the New Orleans Saints 29-24 to advance to the NFC title game. A win next week for the Vikings would make them the first team to play in a Super Bowl game at home. In the final play of the game, Stefon Diggs caught a pass from quarterback Case Keenum for the 61-yard game-winning score. [email protected] FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!!! #SKOL #NOvsMIN #NFLPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/UAoNJ2NJ97 — NFL (@NFL) January 15, 2018 REACTION: Even @casekeenum7 can’t believe what just happened! #NOvsMIN #NFLPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/2VeAenXFvt — NFL (@NFL) January 15, 2018 Thought this dude name was Chase until about a month ago — Damian Calhoun (@DamianCalhoun) January 15, 2018 SKOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — Ryan Harris (@salaams_from_68) January 15, 2018 CASE … [Read more...] about Watch the Vikings advance to NFC Championship Game with a wild game-winning touchdown against the Saints
When the Western Hills girls’ basketball job opened up at the end of last season, senior-to-be Montana Muravchick had the perfect candidate in mind: her brother. “She came to me and said, ‘Hey, we want a fun coach and someone who’s gonna push us for the season. Why don’t you apply?’” said Brandon Muravchick, who was a boys’ coach at Elkhorn Middle School. Brandon, 37, hadn’t coached girls since his first time on the sidelines back in 2001, when Buddy Ritchie approached him to coach an intramural team. Brandon was reluctant then — “I’m not coaching no basketball team,” Brandon told Ritchie at the time —– and was reluctant last spring about obliging his sister. He talked it over with his wife and daughters and decided to apply. Brandon in June was named head girls’ basketball coach at Western Hills. It’s been a big adjustment, he said, but having family always in his midst has made the … [Read more...] about Her brother’s never going to miss her basketball games. He’s the head coach.