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Nashville gets Major League Soccer Expansion Club

 

Major League SoccerNashville, TN – Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has announced that the historic and culturally dynamic city of Nashville, Tennessee has been awarded an MLS expansion club.

Nashville’s MLS team will be owned by the investment group, Nashville Soccer Holdings, LLC, led by John R. Ingram, the chairman of Ingram Industries Inc. Ingram’s partners in the soccer club include Minnesota Vikings owners Mark, Zygi and Leonard Wilf, and the Turner Family, managing partners of Nashville-based MarketStreet Enterprises.

As a result of an innovative private-public partnership between the club’s owners and the community, the team will play in a new, 27,500-seat soccer stadium at The Fairgrounds Nashville in the capital city’s artistic Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.

Addition of team in Nashville continues Major League Soccer's Southeast expansion

Addition of team in Nashville continues Major League Soccer’s Southeast expansion

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Tennessee Lady Vols take on Central Arkansas at Thompson-Boling Arena

 

#12/13 Tennessee (6-0) vs. Central Arkansas (3-1)

Thursday, November 30th, 2017 | 6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 12/13 Tennessee (6-0) meets Central Arkansas (3-1) at 6:00pm CT on Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The UT-UCA game is the fourth of seven home tilts in UT’s first 10 scheduled contests. It also is the first of a four-game home stand.

The Lady Vols remain undefeated after winning all three games at the Cancun Challenge in Mexico last Thursday through Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Puerto Aventuras.

UT beat a talented No. 20/20 Marquette squad, 101-99, in overtime on Thursday night; held off a previously-unbeaten Oklahoma State squad, 79-69, on Friday evening and closed with a 69-49 victory over a solid South Dakota club on Saturday.

Tennessee Women's Basketball hosts Central Arkansas Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is at 6:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Lady Vols steam roll South Dakota, 69-49

 

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UT Lady VolsPuerto Aventuras, Mexico – The Lady Vols advanced to 6-0 on the season and went undefeated in the Cancun Challenge, besting South Dakota 69-49 on Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Convention Center.
 
Senior Jaime Nared was named MVP of the tournament, combining for 58 points, 34 rebounds, 12 assists and 7 steals to average a double-double over three games.
 
Tennessee had four players in double figures against South Dakota. Rennia Davis and Anastasia Hayes each had 12, while Nared and Russell finished with 11 and 10, respectively.

Tennessee Women's Basketball defeats South Dakota Saturday to win the Cancun Challenge. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball defeats South Dakota Saturday to win the Cancun Challenge. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols cruise to 79-69 win over Oklahoma State

 

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UT Lady VolsPuerto Aventuras, Mexico – No. 12/14 Tennessee outlasted Oklahoma State, winning 79-69 on day two of the Cancun Challenge.
 
Senior Jaime Nared and Mercedes Russell once again led the team in production, combining for 46 points and 18 rebounds. Nared had 21 points on the day, moving her career point total to 1,004 while adding 10 rebounds to notch her second straight double-double. Russell recorded a season-high 25 points and added eight rebounds.
 
Freshman Rennia Davis logged her third straight double-double, tallying 12 points and 10 rebounds in the contest. 

Tennessee Lady Vols center Mercedes Russell has 25 points and 8 rebounds in victory over Oklahoma State. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Lady Vols center Mercedes Russell has 25 points and 8 rebounds in victory over Oklahoma State. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols beat #20 Purdue in Overtime, 101-99

 

Tennessee Athletics

UT Lady VolsPuerto Aventuras, Mexico – Double-double performances by seniors Jaime Nared and Mercedes Russell fueled No. 12/14 Tennessee to a 101-99 overtime win over No. 20/20 Marquette on Thursday night at the Hard Rock Hotel Convention Center.
 
Nared got off to a quick start, scoring 15 points in the first half. She finished the day with 26 points, 15 rebounds and six assists for her second double-double this season and the 11th of her career. Russell came on strong in the second half, notching 12 of her 17 points and grabbing 13 of 15 boards in the final 25 minutes of the game. She also posted her second double-double this season and the 32nd of her career.

Tennessee Lady Vols senior center Mercedes Russell had 17 points and 15 rebounds in win over Purdue Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Lady Vols senior center Mercedes Russell had 17 points and 15 rebounds in win over Purdue Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols play Wichita State at Thompson-Boling Arena, Monday

 

No. 13/18 Tennessee vs. Wichita State

Monday, November 20th, 2017 | 6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 13/18 Tennessee (2-0) closes out a three-game home stand when it hosts Wichita State (0-3) Monday at 6:00pm CT at Thompson-Boling Arena.

UT enters undefeated after rolling past East Tennessee State, 87-49, and James Madison, 89-60, at Thompson-Boling Arena on November 12th and 15th, respectively.

Wichita State comes to Rocky Top with an 0-3 record. The Shockers opened with a pair of road losses at Creighton (66-61) and Oklahoma State (91-67) and then dropped the home opener to South Dakota, 62-48, on Saturday in Wichita.

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Tennessee Lady Vols plays James Madison at Thompson-Bowling Area tonight

 

No. 13/18 Tennessee vs. James Madison

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 | 6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 13/18 Tennessee (1-0) is back at Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday night, as James Madison (1-1) comes to town for a 6:00pm contest.

This will mark the second straight season these teams have played, with the Lady Vols winning, 81-69, in last year’s season opener in Harrisonburg, VA.

Wednesday night’s game marks the second of three straight at home to open the campaign for the Lady Vols. By the time Texas departs Knoxville on December 10th, Tennessee will have played seven of its first 10 games at home.

Tennessee Women's Basketball hosts James Madison Wednesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Men’s Basketball sign Brazilian Matheus Silveira

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – The frontline for Austin Peay State University men’s basketball got an injection of size for the 2018-19 season with the addition of Brazilian talent Matheus Silveira.

A 7-0, 230-pound left-hander from Tres Pontas, Silveira will pair nicely with Ivan Cucak to give head coach Matt Figger a pair of international big men with size and skill.

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NASA’s FINDER Technology used to search for Victims of Mexico Earthquake

 

Written by Andrew Good
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Disaster relief workers on the ground in Mexico City were responding to this week’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake by using a suitcase-sized radar instrument capable of detecting human heartbeats under rubble.

This technology was developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate in Washington. FINDER, which stands for Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response, was developed as a collaboration between the two agencies.

An emergency responder in Mexico City carries an orange case holding a radar instrument called FINDER. This technology can detect the heartbeats of earthquake survivors buried under rubble. It was developed in a collaboration between NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, then licensed to private companies like SpecOps Group, Inc. (SpecOps Group, Inc)

An emergency responder in Mexico City carries an orange case holding a radar instrument called FINDER. This technology can detect the heartbeats of earthquake survivors buried under rubble. It was developed in a collaboration between NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, then licensed to private companies like SpecOps Group, Inc. (SpecOps Group, Inc)

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan testifies in support of LG Electronics Inc.

 

U.S. International Trade Commission hearing examines claim by competitor

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan testified Thursday before the U.S. International Trade Commission in support of LG Electronics Inc., a South Korean manufacturer that recently broke ground on a $250 million appliance plant in Clarksville.

The ITC has begun a rare safeguard investigation prompted by Whirlpool Corp. into alleged harm to U.S. industry done by increasing washing machine imports from Samsung and LG Electronics Inc., according to Law 360, a business and legal news publication.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan testifies in support of LG before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan testifies in support of LG before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

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