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Frail offense likely costs Braves a playoff spot
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves watched another team celebrate at Turner Field. Barring a remarkable turnaround, they’ll be watching the postseason at home. After spending a good part of the year in or near first place in the NL East, the Braves faded from contention with a dismal showing since the All-Star break. It looks like they’ll miss the playoffs for only the seventh time in the last 24 years, a bitter scenario for a franchise that usually saved its disappointment for October. “We’re just not playing good baseball. We’re just not scoring runs,” catcher Gerald Laird said. “Our pitch...
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Lady Raiders get soccer victory over Bearettes
Thursday night’s rivalry soccer game between Cleveland and Bradley Central turned out to be a tale of two drastically different halves. Both the Lady Raiders and the Bearettes found themselves lock...
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Falcons romp to win over hapless Tampa
ATLANTA (AP) — Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the ...
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Vols focusing on protecting QB Worley during off week
KNOXVILLE (AP) — Now that Tennessee has found its quarterback, the Volunteers must figure out how to protect him. After using three different starting quarterbacks last season, the Vols have gained...
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Walker Valley overcomes slow start to win over East Ridge
Walker Valley may have gotten their ninth win of the season Thursday evening against East Ridge, but a sluggish start proved that the Lady Mustangs still have some areas to improve on. “We started ...
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Lady Mustangs sweep Soddy
The Lady Mustangs were on their horses against Soddy-Daisy in a crucial District 5-AAA volleyball matchup Thursday inside “The Stable.” Walker Valley chased leather side-to-side and front-to-back, ...
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Bearettes bounce back to calm ’Canes
Bradley Central volleyball coach Christie McElhaney experienced some déjà vu Thursday evening, but then the Bearettes snapped her out of it. “The first set was a repeat of Tuesday night (a 3-1 loss...
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Picking Panel 9-18

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Lookouts sign deal with Twins
CHATTANOOGA — The Chattanooga Lookouts have announced that the organization has signed a four-year player development contract with the Minnesota Twins. The partnership with the Twins marks the tea...
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On Tap
Thursday, Sept. 18 CROSS COUNTRY Cleveland Middle, Ocoee Middle at Athens Meet (Regional Park), 4:30 FOOTBALL Ocoee Middle (8th) at Lake Forest, 7 (7th, 5) SOCCER East Ridge at Walker Valley, 5 Gra...
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This Weeks Matchups

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Titans’ QB Locker off to inconsistent start
NASHVILLE (AP) — Titans quarterback Jake Locker is coming off a game in which Tennessee’s offense couldn’t have been much worse in the first half, and he deserves much of the blame. “We just didn’t...
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Lady Flames battle to tie with Columbus State
Lady Flames goalkeeper Marbel Egwuenu recorded eight saves to lead the Lee University women’s soccer team to a 0-0 double-overtime tie with No. 5 Columbus State University Wednesday at the Lee socc...
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Local Notes

Raiders ready for Soddy-Daisy by SARALYN NORKUS Banner Sports Writer

Walker Valley slams door on Owls by SARALYN NORKUS Banner Sports Writer

Flames 2nd at Montevallo by Lee Sports Information

On Tap 9-17

Lady Flames volleyball tops North Alabama by Lee Sports Information