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Nashville Sounds smoke Memphis Redbirds 14-4

 

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds dominated the Memphis Redbirds with a 14-4 win Sunday afternoon at AutoZone Park.

The win was the 47th on the road for the American Southern Division champions. The 47th win set a franchise-record for most road wins in a season previously set by the 1980 Sounds club that also won 46 away from Nashville.

Matt Olson gave the Sounds an early lead with a three-run home run in the top of the first inning. After a lead-off single from B.J. Boyd and a walk to Colin Walsh, Olson hit a three-run homer to right field. Olson’s homer was his 16th of the season and his third of the road trip.

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Nashville Sounds beat Memphis Redbirds 2-1

 

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Another strong performance by starter Dillon Overton led the Nashville Sounds to a 2-1 win over the Memphis Redbirds Saturday night at AutoZone Park.

The win was the 46th on the road for the American Southern Division champions. It matches the franchise record for most road wins in a season set by the 1980 Sounds club that also won 46 away from Nashville. The Sounds have five more road games left in the regular season.

Overton limited the Redbirds to one run on five hits in six innings. He issued one walk and struck out four in his 13th win of the season. The left-hander has 13 quality starts and the Sounds are 14-6 in games he starts.

Nashville Sounds' Dillon Overton Second in the PCL with 13 Wins

Nashville Sounds’ Dillon Overton Second in the PCL with 13 Wins

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Nashville Sounds beat Memphis Redbirds, win American Southern Division

 

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Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds were crowned American Southern Division champions when they defeated the Memphis Redbirds, 5-3, Friday night at AutoZone Park.

For the first time since 2007, the Sounds are heading to the Pacific Coast League Playoffs. With the best record in the PCL (78-56), Nashville will look for its first league championship since the 2005 season.

It’s the fifth division title for the Sounds since joining the PCL in 1998. The franchise won the American East Division in 2003 and the American North Division in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Nashville Sounds Playoff Bound for First Time Since 2007. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Playoff Bound for First Time Since 2007. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds lose late to Memphis Redbirds rally 7-6

 

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Memphis Redbirds scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the Nashville Sounds to a heart-breaking 7-6 loss Thursday night at AutoZone Park.

Armed with a 6-5 lead going into the bottom of the ninth, the Sounds were three outs away from clinching the American Southern Division title after Round Rock defeated New Orleans.

The celebration was put on hold when Memphis center fielder Harrison Bader drilled a game-tying solo home run off Sounds reliever Aaron Kurcz to level the score at 6-6.

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Nashville Sounds keep Memphis Redbirds off the board with 3-0 win

 

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds recorded their 10th shutout victory of the season in a 3-0 win Wednesday night over the Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park.

With the Sounds win and the New Orleans win over Round Rock Wednesday night, the Sounds magic number for clinching the American Southern Division now sits at two games. The Sounds can clinch their fifth division championship since joining the Pacific Coast League in 2003 with a win Thursday night and a New Orleans loss.

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Tennessee Titans kickoff Preseason at Nissan Stadium against San Diego Chargers

 

Tennessee Titans (0-0) vs. San Diego Chargers (0-0)

Saturday, August 13th, 2016 | 7:00pm CDT
Nashville, TN | Nissan Stadium | TV: WKRN

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (0-0) begin the 2016 preseason this week against the San Diego Chargers (0-0). Kickoff at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 7:00pm CDT on Saturday, August 13th. The contest is a preview of the two teams’ November 6th regular season meeting in San Diego.

The game will be televised regionally on the Titans Preseason TV Network, including flagship WKRN News 2 in Nashville.

Quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) and the Tennessee Titans take on the San Diego Chargers Saturday, August 13th at Nissan Stadium to begin preseason. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

Quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) and the Tennessee Titans take on the San Diego Chargers Saturday, August 13th at Nissan Stadium to begin preseason. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Names David Purkey Commissioner of Safety and Homeland Security

 

Purkey Has Served as Homeland Security Advisor for Past Five Years

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced the appointment of David Purkey as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security beginning September 1st, 2016.

Purkey, 57, has served as the department’s assistant commissioner and homeland security advisor since 2011. Under his leadership, the Office of Homeland Security has transformed into a proactive agency, overseeing school security plans, training citizens and law enforcement agencies in active shooter response, and leading the state’s efforts to combat cybercrime.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Urges Residents to Consider Flood Insurance

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – As recent floods devastated homes in Tennessee and elsewhere in the U.S., the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) calls on residents to give greater consideration to purchasing flood insurance to help protect their investments in their homes and properties.

 Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Urges Tennesseans to get Flood Insurance.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Urges Tennesseans to get Flood Insurance.

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Former APSU Track Star Breigh Jones an NCAA Woman of the Year conference honoree

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Former Austin Peay State University, APSU track and field standout Breigh Jones has been selected as one of two Ohio Valley Conference nominees for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

A Memphis native, Jones is one of 141 female student-athletes designated as a conference honoree, joining Belmont distance runner Hannah Wittman as an OVC nominee.  She is one of 54 Division I athletes up for the honor.

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LEAP Youth hold Car Wash and Bake Sale fundraiser

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – On Friday, July 22nd, LEAP Youth held a Car Wash and Bake Sale fundraiser from 11:00am until 2:00pm. The event was held behind LEAP Plaza located at 1860 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in Clarksville.

A car wash was $5.00 and the bake sale goodies ranged from $0.50 to $2.00.

“We do a lot of outings with the kids to teach them that nothing is free in the world. So we had them put together a couple of fundraisers to help pay for the trips they will be going on throughout the year,” said Malcolm Luster, LEAP Counselor.

LEAP Youth working hard at their Car Wash Friday.

LEAP Youth working hard at their Car Wash Friday.

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