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Raiders’ Carr Signs Richest Contract in NFL History

OAKLAND QUARTERBACK SET TO BRING IN $25 MILLION PER YEAR

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Raiders quarterback Derek Carr finalized a five-year contract extension Thursday that will keep him with the team through the 2022 season. Carr tweeted that an agreement had been reached to add five years to his current rookie deal that expires after this season. The contract will be worth $125 million, according to a person familiar with…

Pacelli Names Brent Benefield Head Baseball Coach

FORMER ALL-BI-CITY PLAYER AT HARDAWAY IN 2001

Pacelli has announced the hiring of 33 year old Brent Benefield as head baseball coach. “We are excited to welcome Coach Benefield to the Viking family,” says St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School Athletic Director Buster Connally. “He brings a wealth of knowledge to our program.” The school released the following statement: Thirty-three-year-old Brent Benefield graduated from Hardaway High School in 2002….

Fulmer Named Special Adviser to UT President

Part-time job will pay former coach $100k per year

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro has hired former Volunteers football coach Phillip Fulmer as his special adviser for community, athletics and university relations. DiPietro announced the hiring Tuesday. The part-time job will pay Fulmer $100,000 per year, plus a monthly allowance of $2,500 to cover expenses not reimbursed by the school. He will also receive…

$192 Million Renovation Begins on Philips Arena

$110 million to be generated from car rental tax

ATLANTA (AP) — A $192.5 million renovation of Philips Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks, has begun a day after funding was approved by the Atlanta City Council. About $110 million for the renovation will be generated from the car rental tax collected at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and other sites. An additional $32.5 million will come from the city’s sale…

Georgia Finalizes 2019 Non-Conference Schedule

BULLDOGS WILL FACE MURRAY STATE, NOTRE DAME, ARKANSAS STATE IN ATHENS

The Georgia Bulldogs have finalized their 2019 non-conference schedule by adding a date against Murray State according to a report from Kevin Kelley. In addition to playing the Racers Georgia will also welcome Arkansas State and Notre Dame into Athens.  The Dawgs other non-conference game will come against Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Georgia will face Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, and…

Pitino Defends Program, Blasts NCAA Over Louisville Ruling

SAYS HE PLANS ON STAYING AND WINNING MULTIPLE CHAMPIONSHIPS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the NCAA ruling in the Louisville basketball investigation (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Louisville coach Rick Pitino blasted the NCAA’s ruling and defended his program while saying he will continue to move forward “because that’s what leaders do.” He put much of the blame on for the men’s basketball program’s sex scandal on former…

Braves 3B Adonis Garcia to Miss 2 Months

HAD FINGER LIGAMENT DAMAGE ON LEFT HAND REPAIRED

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves third baseman Adonis Garcia is expected to miss about two months after having surgery to repair ligament damage in his left ring finger. The Braves announced Wednesday that Garcia had the procedure Monday in Atlanta. The 32-year-old Garcia was placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 7. He hurt his hand on a swing. He…

Retailer Tied to Ole Miss NCAA Case Files Civil Complaint

Complaint involves three people including two Mississippi St. football players

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — An Oxford-based clothing retailer has filed a civil complaint against three people, including two Mississippi State football players, alleging they provided false statements to the NCAA about receiving free merchandise. Attorney Charles Merkel is representing Rebel Rags, which specializes in selling Ole Miss athletic apparel. Merkel confirmed that the defamation lawsuit stems from an allegation in…

Date Finalized for Georgia Dome Implosion

VENUE WAS HOME TO THE FALCONS SINCE 1992

ATLANTA (AP) — With construction of the Atlanta Falcons’ new Mercedes-Benz Stadium moving closer to completion, the implosion of the Georgia Dome has been set for Nov. 20. Steve Cannon, chief executive officer of Falcons owner Arthur Blank’s AMB Group, says there have been “a few exciting milestones on the roof over the last week” for the new stadium. That clears…