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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…

Lions WR Tristan Purifoy Named NAL Offensive Player of the Week

PURIFOY SCORED FIVE TOUCHDOWNS INCLUDING GAME WINNER MONDAY NIGHT

1/119105797_1373617549358823_1048134232877408882_n Show Caption Hide Caption A big performance Monday night is getting one Lions wide receiver some recognition ahead of the playoffs. Tristan Purifoy has been named the National Arena League’s offensive player of the week. In their win over the Monterrey Steel Monday night, Purifoy hauled in 9 passes for 145 yards and scored five touchdowns. One of those…

Columbus Native James Clark Leads Field After Day One of Southeastern Amateur

CLARK IS A BROOKSTONE ALUM AND SHOT A FIRST ROUND OF -7

The Country Club of Columbus is treating Brookstone alum James Clark pretty well. The current Georgia Tech golfer shot a -7 first round score in the Southeastern Amateur, giving him a first place standing going into day two. Clark finished day one with 8 birdies and 1 bogey, giving him a two-stroke lead after the first round of play. He’s…

Former Smiths Station Pitcher Blake Rivera Drafted by Giants

RIVERA CURRENTLY PLAYS FOR WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-HANCEVILLE

1/1Blake Rivera Show Caption Hide Caption Former Smiths Station Panther and current Wallace State CC pitcher, Blake Rivera, was drafted in the 2017 MLB Draft. Rivera was taken by the San Francisco Giants at 966th overall (32nd round). According to the ACCC website, Rivera had a 7-1 record with WSCC this season. Those stats included a 1.94 ERA and 72…