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Vols head coach in Nashville at sports council

Coach Jones comments on Manning dancing to "Rocky Top" Video included

Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones was in the "music city," Tuesday as the guest of the Nashville sports council. And while he talked about being ready for the season to get started, he also talked about Denver quarterback and former Vol all-american Peyton Manning dancing to rocky top in practice Monday.Vols begin practice on Friday. More>>

The 6-foot-1 walk-on had appeared in 31 games

Vols' Lopez to miss 2014-15 season

Tennessee guard Brandon Lopez has a torn right anterior cruciate ligament that will prevent him from playing in the 2014-15 season. School officials announced Tuesday that Lopez had hurt his knee while playing basketball with his teammates on Saturday. The 6-foot-1 walk-on from Knoxville, Tennessee, had appeared in 31 games over the past three seasons. Lopez was the lone pure point guard on Tennessee's roster. New Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall had mentioned this summer that Lopez had an oppo... More>>

SEC has had 109 early departures drafted.

Quickest route into NFL draft goes through SEC

The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers. The trend creates more spots to fill around the league with preseason camps approaching, but also helps entice blue-chip prospects to play in the SEC. No league has had nearly as many players leaving early to pursue NFL careers over the past eight years, and LSU has had the most of any program two years running. Tigers coach Les Miles says they "do lead college ... More>>

Her Lady Vol career spaned from 1991-95

Lady Vols Nikki McCray Inducted Into GKSHOF

Former Tennessee women’s basketball player Nikki McCray was part a 10-person 2014 class inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday night at the Knoxville Convention Center. McCray was enshrined along with UT football standouts John Bruhin and David Douglas, former UT men’s basketball coach Wade Houston as well as baseball player Atlee Hammaker, coach Joel Helton, swimmer and former UT assistant coach Jenna Johnson, figure skater Peter Oppegard, former UT tennis playe... More>>

He broke 21 seconds in the 200 meters

Vols Coleman named all-USA in track

Tennessee incoming freshman Christian Coleman was named to USA Today's All-USA Boys Track and Field Team. The native of Fayetteville, Ga., was one of five high schoolers named to the list's first team in the sprints category after posting one of the fastest 100-meter dash times in the country this year. Since wrapping up his senior year of high school, Coleman has had a busy summer of competition. He had a career meet at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in mid-June. He finished second in... More>>

The game marks 28th overall in the state of North Carolina.

Vols to play in Charlotte against West Virginia in 2018

The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced Tuesday that the Tennessee Volunteers will open the 2018 season on September 1 against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. All information related to kickoff date, time and tickets will be announced at a later date. This will be the initial game between the schools on the gridiron and Tennessee's first-ever game in Charlotte. "We are excited to formally announce o... More>>

Vols Johnson returned for his senior season

Vols Johnson and Maggitt are like brothers Video included

The Tennessee football team is going to have plenty of new bodies this year, but a couple old faces will still be in the orange and white. News Channel 11 sports Jake Young explains the relationship between A-J Johnson and Curt Maggitt both on and off the field. More>>

Fans will be able to see their options before committing

'Meet Your Seats' At Neyland On Wednesday

With the 2014 football season around the corner, Tennessee Athletics invites fans to "Meet Your Seats" at Neyland Stadium on Wednesday, July 23 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to take a first-hand look at available seats in Neyland Stadium and have the chance to purchase 2014 season tickets with home games including Florida, Alabama and more. "We initially hosted 'Meet Your Seats' in 2010, and it was very well received. The idea is to continue to take a personal approach... More>>

Lady Vols lose leading scorer Meighan Simmons

Warlick seeking better finish from Lady Vols

Tennessee coach Holly Warlick believes improving her team's toughness can keep the Lady Vols from peaking too early for a second straight season. The Lady Vols headed into the postseason on a roll in March but couldn't maintain that momentum in the NCAA tournament. They missed the Final Four for a sixth straight season, losing in the regional semifinal. In an interview with The Associated Press, Warlick said that "I thought we were tough at times (last season), but not all the time. I thought... More>>

Five players from highly-touted freshman class have relatives

Tennessee's freshman class features familiar names Video included

Tennessee is counting on family connections to help the program return to prominence. Five players from Butch Jones' highly-touted freshman class have relatives who also played football for the Volunteers. A sixth freshman - wide receiver Vic Wharton - is the nephew of former Tennessee basketball player Brandon Wharton. Defensive backs Evan and Elliott Berry are the younger brothers of 2009 Jim Thorpe Award winner Eric Berry and sons of former Tennessee running back James Berry. Linebacker Di... More>>

SEC Network will carry at least 45 football games

ESPN reaches deal with Comcast for SEC Network

Comcast Cable has reached a deal with ESPN to carry the SEC Network. The network, which launches on Aug. 14, was already set to be carried on cable and satellite providers like DISH Network, Cox Communications and ATT U-Verse. The addition of the nation's largest cable provider announced Friday means the SEC Network will be available in a total of 46 million households nationally, with other negotiations continuing. The SEC Network will carry at least 45 football games this season.AP More>>

Jarnigan has been the men's basketball PA announcer

Jarnigan selected as Neyland Stadium PA announcer

Tennessee has hired Jeff Jarnigan as Neyland Stadium's public address announcer following the April death of Bobby Denton, who filled that role for the last 48 years. In a school release announcing the move Thursday, Jarnigan called it "an honor beyond my wildest dreams" and said "it is impossible to replace Bobby Denton. His voice and delivery has been as much a part of Big Orange Saturdays as the Vol Walk, running through the 'T' and 'Rocky Top.'" Denton, who was 73, died on April 9. Jarnig... More>>

Hubbs played just 12 games as a freshman before surgery.

Hubbs glad he's still with Tennessee basketball

Robert Hubbs III believes he made the right decision to remain at Tennessee after a tumultuous freshman year that featured a season-ending shoulder injury and the departure of his coach and two close friends. Now he wants to live up to the acclaim that came with the former five-star recruit's arrival on campus. Hubbs decided to stay after speaking to new coach Donnie Tyndall, who took over the program when California hired away Cuonzo Martin. Martin's exit was followed by the transfers of A.... More>>

LSU, Arkansas and Missouri in the spotlight

College playoffs a topic of discussion at SEC Media Days Video included

It was day three of S-E-C Media Days, and the talk of the town was the college football playoff. As News Channel 11 sports Jake Young reports two of three SEC teams would have been close to qualifying for the four-team event over the last couple years. More>>

LSU, Arkansas and Missouri in the spotlight

SEC Media Day Three Video included

Tuesday Butch Jones talked about how his second year at Tennessee is the most important one to make sure the Vols find success sooner ----- rather than later in the nation's strongest conference. As News Channel 11 sports Jake Young reports from the SEC media days in Hoover, Alabama he's not the only one that feels that second year is the most important. More>>

Former TN High Viking Crowder was the offensive representative

SEC Football Media Day 2 Video included

On day two of S-E-C Media days it was the Tennessee Vols taking the spotlight. Tennessee, in year two of the Butch Jones era, continues to talk about building brick by brick. News Channel 11's Jake Young is in Hoover, Alabama and explains who those bricks are. More>>

Tennessee returns 11 starters

LB Johnson back at Tennessee, intent on winning

Tennessee's A.J. Johnson admitted his decision to stay with the Volunteers or head to the NFL was one of the toughest he's ever had to make. He decided to stay in school. Now the senior hopes to lead Tennessee to its first winning record since 2009. The 6-foot-2, 242-pound Johnson said he "came to Tennessee to be a winner" and will be a defensive anchor for the Volunteers after leading the team with 106 tackles last season. He's one of the few sure things on a roster that's undergoing change ... More>>

Massengale missed 16 games last season

Lady Vols' Massengale eager for comeback

Tennessee is preparing to welcome back a senior point guard while monitoring the status of an ailing post player. Ariel Massengale is looking forward to returning for her senior season after missing the final 16 games of the 2013-14 season with a head injury. Massengale, who also underwent offseason surgery on her right knee, said her head feels better now and that she's hoping to be 100 percent by the start of the school year next month. While Massengale awaits her return, sophomore center M... More>>

Former Tn High player Mack Crowder represents Vols

Vols and Gamecocks at the SEC Media Days Video included

Brick by brick has been a mantra Butch Jones has told anyone who would listen this off season, and Tuesday, plenty of people were listening. It's day two of S-E-C media days, and the Vols were on the clock. News Channel 11's Jake Young is in Hoover, Alabama, with more. More>>

McKnight planned to play for the Volunteers this season

SEC denies McKnight's bid to play for Tennessee

Former Florida Gulf Coast forward Eric McKnight's bid to play for at Tennessee as a graduate transfer this season has been denied by the Southeastern Conference. Tennessee had announced in May that McKnight planned to play for the Volunteers during the 2014-15 season in his final year of eligibility. But in a statement released by the university Tuesday, Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall says "we have been informed that Eric McKnight has been denied the graduate transfer waiver by the SEC. We pu... More>>

Florida, Auburn and Vanderbilt on day one

Lack of star power at the SEC Media day this season Video included

Most years, S-E-C Media Days represent a who's who of college football's best players. Just last year, the Johnny and Jadeveon show took over the event. This year, though, it's a little different. News Channel 11's Jake Young is in Hoover with more. More>>

Auburn, Florida and Vanderbilt first up

SEC Media Day gets underway Video included

College football must be just around the corner, because the SEC Media Days are underway in Hoover, Alabama. News Channel 11 sports Jake Young is there with the start of day one coverage. More>>

Marshall had 1,976 yards passing and 1,068 rushing last season

Tigers Malzahn: Marshall 'embarrassed' after legal run-in

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn says Nick Marshall will "suffer the consequences" but declined to elaborate on the punishment the quarterback will face after he was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana following a traffic stop in Georgia. Marshall was pulled out of Monday's SEC media days appearance by Malzahn, three days after the senior received a $1,000 ticket in Reynolds, Ga. Malzahn told beat reporters Marshall had been a "model citizen" before the incident, The coach says Ma... More>>

Florida returns seven starters on both sides

Gators Muschamp unconcerned about job security

Florida coach Will Muschamp is confident he has the remedy for questions about his job security: Winning a lot of football games. These are strange times for the Gators, who are coming off their first losing season since 1979. Nearly everything went wrong in last year's 4-8 disaster, but Muschamp was upbeat during his Monday address at SEC Media Days, saying he's got the talent for a quick turnaround. The return of quarterback Jeff Driskel should help. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound junior played ju... More>>

NCAA, QB changes hot topics for upcoming SEC Media Days

There's plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference. More>>

820 student-athletes named to the 2013-14

62 Vols named to SEC 1st-Year Academic Honor Roll

Sixty-two Tennessee student-athletes were among the 820 student-athletes named to the 2013-14 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll, as announced on Friday by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. A total of 196 Tennessee student-athletes achieved Academic Honor Roll recognition from the league for the 2013-14 school year. Eighty-two Tennessee sophomores, juniors and seniors were named to the 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll on Thursday. Fifty-two were named to the 2013 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll b... More>>

McKenzie picked the Vols over Arizona

Defensive tackle McKenzie commits to the University of Tennessee Video included

Tennessee Volunteer head coach Butch Jones continues to pile on to the 2015 recruiting class. Thursday night one of the top defensive tackles in the country Kahlil McKenzie picked the volunteers over the Arizona Wildcats. The 6-4, 241-pound McKenzie is the nation's no. 32 overall recruit regardless of position. The 5-star recruit is the son of former Tennessee Volunteer and Knoxville native Reggie McKenzie, the current general manager of the Oakland Raiders. More>>

Johnson notched five double-digit tackling efforts in 2013

Vols AJ Johnson happy to return for senior season Video included

It's that time of year for college football's preseason watch lists to be released, and there's a familiar name that's going to be popping up a lot. That, of course, is Tennessee linebacker A-J Johnson. Johnson found his name on the Bednarik award watch list, given to the nation's best defensive player. That's no surprise considering the talent of the guy that answers to "the beast." He easily could have left for the draft last year, but he's back, and he's ready to prove he made the righ... More>>

Hall, spent last season as sprints coach at Kentucky

Hall joins UT track and field staff

Tennessee director of track and field Beth Alford-Sullivan announced the addition of veteran sprint coach Tim Hall to the staff Tuesday. Hall comes to Rocky Top having spent last season as sprints coach at Kentucky as the Wildcats put together a banner performance in the women’s competition. He held a similar position the five previous years at Clemson and also spent 12 seasons coaching at Charlotte. “He’s a teacher and a technician and also a great motivator,” Alford-Sullivan said. “On top... More>>

Mosley underwent surgery Sunday night

Tennessee's Mosley in hospital after car wreck

Tennessee officials say freshman lineman Charles Mosley has been hospitalized after breaking his tibia in a car wreck. Tennessee athletic department spokesman Jimmy Stanton said Monday that Mosley underwent surgery Sunday night after being in a car accident with his family earlier Sunday. Angie Golding, a spokeswoman at Regional Medical Center in Memphis, said Mosley was in fair condition. Stanton says there is "no definitive word on recovery time at this point," though he's "hopeful" that Mo... More>>

Majors had a solid freshman season at Tennessee.

Majors takes 4th at USATF Junior Championships

Tennessee rising sophomore Felecia Majors finished fourth in the 400 meters on Sunday at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field. Majors was fourth in the finals in 53.42 seconds, more than a second faster than her heat-winning preliminary time. By placing in the top six, Majors qualifies to represent the U.S. in the IAAF World Junior Championships later this month. The world championships will be back on Oregon's home track July 22-27. Majors had a solid freshman season a... More>>

Johnson returned to Tennessee for his senior season

Johnson on Bednarik award watch list

For the second year in a row, Tennessee linebackerA.J. Johnsonis on the preseason watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award, presented to the top defensive player in the nation. Last season, Johnson and teammateDaniel McCullerswere on the preseason watch list. They were the first Vols on the preseason watch list sincePrentiss Waggnerwas named to the list in 2011. The Bednarik Award, which was first presented in 1995, has seen two Vols earn semifinalist honors.Kevin Burnettwas UT’s first Bednari... More>>

Summitt will make $75,000 under terms

Summitt to remain Lady Vols' head coach emeritus

Pat Summitt will remain Tennessee women's basketball head coach emeritus next season and can keep the position as long as she wants it.That's according to a new contract signed in May and obtained Thursday night through a public records request. It states that Summitt will have the title head coach emeritus "in perpetuity, or until she chooses to relinquish it."Summitt will make $75,000 under terms of the contract, which runs through April 30. She had been paid $85,000 last year.Summitt has s... More>>

Jennings is suing over allegations that age and sex discrimination

Ex-Lady Vols official responds to school's motion

The lawyer for former Lady Vols media director Debby Jennings says discovery of information regarding former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt should be included in his client's lawsuit against the school and athletic director Dave Hart. David Burkhalter made his argument Thursday in a response to Tennessee's motion for a protective order that would forbid discovery of information related to Summitt's illness and the circumstances surrounding her departure as Tennessee's coach. T... More>>

Vols golfer Goss to turn pro Video included

Tennessee men's golfer Oliver Goss announced Tuesday that he will forego his remaining two years of collegiate eligibility and enter the ranks of professional golf.
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Lady Vols softball finish season ranked for 11th straight year

For the 11th consecutive season, the Tennessee softball program has finished the year ranked in both national polls.
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Burdick, Team USA win World 3x3 basketball tournament

With a 15-8 win over host Russia in the gold medal game of the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Championship on Sunday, the USA women captured a second-straight world championship title with an unblemished 9-0 record. More>>

Burdick, USA move on to Semis

The USA women remained undefeated, taking down Uruguay and France on Saturday at the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Championship and securing a spot in Sunday’s semifinal round.
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Maddox drafted by Tigers in 18th Round

Tennessee junior infielder Will Maddox was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 18th Round of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
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Auburn releases details of Malzahn, Pearl contracts

Auburn has released details of coach Gus Malzahn's six-year, $26.85 million contract, which includes a $500,000 bonus if he leads the Tigers to a national championship. More>>

Burdick, Team USA remain unbeaten at World 3x3

The USA Women’s 3x3 World Championship Team advanced to Saturday's Round of 16 at the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Championships in Russia after the U.S. women earned the No. 1 seed out of Pool D on Friday.
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Florida beats Alabama 6-3 to win Women's College World Series

Kirsti Merritt hit a 3-run homer, and Florida defeated Alabama 6-3 on Tuesday night to win its first NCAA softball championship. More>>

Lady Vols' Burdick set for World 3x3 play

Tennessee’s Cierra Burdick and her USA teammates will open play Thursday at the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Basketball Championship in Russia. More>>

Shipman named finalist for Honda Sports Award for softball

Tennessee All-American shortstop Madison Shipman has been named one of four finalists for the prestigious Honda Sports Award for softball. More>>

Tennessee doubles pair wins national championship

History made. Juniors Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese hoisted the Vols’ first NCAA Doubles Championship trophies since 1980, but the hard-fought victory came by the narrowest of margins. More>>

No. 8 Lady Vols beat No. 9 Lady Cats 9-2 for series win

No. 8 Tennessee scored five in the fifth and Ellen Renfroe struck out eight over seven strong innings as the Lady Vols took a 9-2 comeback win over No. 9 Kentucky on Sunday to take the season series.
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5-run 8th lifts No. 6 LSU to series win over Vols, 9-4 Video included

Tennessee rallied from a 4-2 deficit to tie the game in the top of the eighth, but No. 6 LSU answered with a five-run bottom half to clinch the hard-fought series with a 9-4 win on Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium. More>>

Vols RB Alden Hill plans to transfer

Tennessee running back Alden Hill has decided to transfer to another school. Hill tweeted a link to a post on his Instagram account Tuesday in which he said he had "decided to move on for my best interest and find a new home." More>>

Vols lose series finale at Georgia, 7-4

Georgia jumped on No. 21 Tennessee 2-0 in the first inning and never looked back on Saturday, winning the finale 7-4 to clinch the series over the Volunteers. More>>

Missouri indefinitely suspends WR Green-Beckham

Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been suspended indefinitely for an unspecified violation of team rules.
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No. 25 Vols blank No. 4 Vandy, 7-0

Behind a combined two-hit shutout by Kyle Serrano, Andy Cox and Andrew Lee, the No. 25 Tennessee baseball team blanked in-state SEC rival and 4th-ranked Vanderbilt, 7-0, to win the series. More>>

Blaase breaks Vols record in 10,000

Chelsea Blaase broke the Tennessee school record by more than 10 seconds in the 10,000 meter run late Friday night at the Stanford Invitational. Blaase finished the long race in a time of 33 minutes, 13.94 seconds. More>>

Vols lose early lead as Vandy wins, 6-4

Senior Taylor Smart was 2-for-4 and accounted for all four of the Vols’ RBIs on Friday, but No. 25 Tennessee couldn’t hang onto a 3-0 lead as in-state SEC rival Vanderbilt scored six runs in the middle innings to take the series opener 6-4.
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Duke coach Cutcliffe to receive Neyland Trophy

Duke football coach David Cutcliffe is the 2014 winner of the Neyland Trophy, an award the Knoxville Quarterback Club gives annually to a major contributor to college athletics.
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Former Vols standout Hopson signed by Cavs

The NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers have signed former Tennessee basketball standout Scotty Hopson to a two-year contract.
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Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame gets Summitt exhibit

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame is dedicating a permanent exhibit to former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt that opens Friday as the Women's Final Four comes to Nashville.
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SEC remains unbeaten in NCAA Tournament

It's hard to mock Southeastern Conference basketball right now. Panned for early season losses and relatively weak non-conference schedules, the league has three teams still playing in the NCAA tournament.
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Diamond Vols lose series for first time this season

The No. 14 Diamond Vols couldn’t get the bats going against 29th-ranked Auburn on Saturday, dropping back-to-back games and a series for the first time this season as the Tigers won by a 4-2 margin at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
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Vols sweep doubleheader, take series at Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. – No. 17 Tennessee bounced back from a Friday night loss to win the final two games of a weekend series for the second week in a row, sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader at Missouri to take its opening series of Southeastern Conference action. After dropping Friday night’s contest, 5-2, the Vols rebounded with a 5-1 win in Saturday’s opener and a 4-1 victory in the nightcap. The doubleheader sweep improves UT to 17-2 on the season and 2-1 in league play. Tennessee concludes its s... More>>

No. 19 Vols takes series at No. 24 Arizona State

TEMPE, Ariz. – No. 19 Tennessee captured the series at No. 24 Arizona State with a 6-4 victory over the Sun Devils on Sunday afternoon. The Vols are now 14-1 overall. After dropping the Friday night series opener, 3-1, Tennessee came back to win the final two games, 6-5 on Saturday and 6-4 on Sunday. The Vols scored three runs in the sixth inning to break a 3-3 deadlock and held on for the victory. “[I told the team] how proud I was of them,” said head coach Dave Serrano. “There are not ma... More>>

No. 12 Kentucky upsets No. 5 South Carolina, 68-58

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - Bria Goss scored 14 points and No. 12 Kentucky upset No. 5 South Carolina 68-58 Saturday to advance to the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game. DeNesha Stallworth and Linnae Harper each had 12 points for Kentucky (24-7), which will play Sunday in its fourth SEC tournament final in the last five years. The Wildcats won their only title in 1982. South Carolina (27-4), the SEC regular-season champion, had 16 turnovers, most coming in the first 10 minutes. The ... More>>

Grimes leaves Virginia Tech for LSU

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AFTER JUST ONE SEASON AS THE OFFENSIVE LINE COACH FOR THE VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES, JEFF GRIMES IS LEAVING BLACKSBURG AND HEADING SOUTH TO BATON ROUGE TO TAKE THE SAME POSITION WITH L-S-U. More>>

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Vols' Jones stays optimistic after loss to Gators

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer Tennessee coach Butch Jones believes his program is slowly moving forward, even though the results suggests the Volunteers remain stuck in neutral. More>>

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Chargers LG Chad Rinehart hurts foot

San Diego left guard Chad Rinehart has hurt his foot in the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans, and his return is questionable. More>>

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