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Cowboys spoil home opener for Titans and new coach Whisenhunt

Cowboys spoil home opener for Titans and new coach Whisenhunt

After an impressive season-opening win on the road in Kansas City last week, the Tennessee Titans (1-1) came out flat against the Dallas Cowboys (1-1) on Sunday and the result was a spoiled home debut – the first for head coach Ken Whisenhunt.



In the first half, the Titans rush defense was very ineffective, allowing Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray to look unstoppable. Murray racked up 115 yards in the first half to help power the Cowboys to a 16-0 halftime lead. By game’s end he had amassed 167 total yards on 29 carries with one touchdown.

"He ran hard and he ran downhill,” Dallas head coach Jason Garret said of Murray.

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  • Written by Christopher Hope
  • Category: Original

‘Classic’ matchup golden, even when its silver

‘Classic’ matchup golden, even when its silver

As rivalries go, the annual clash between Jackson State University (JSU) and Tennessee State University (TSU) is, well, a “Classic” – literally.

The two teams of Tigers have battled 48 times, including 24 times in the Southern Heritage Classic. They will face off for their 25th “Classic” matchup on Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

When the game kicks off at 6 p.m., JSU will be in full pursuit of ending a two-game losing streak in the yearly encounter. Each team comes into the game with multiple strong points.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Original

Ray Rice Breaks Silence, Says He Has to Be Strong for His Wife

Ray Rice Breaks Silence, Says He Has to Be Strong for His Wife

Ray Rice broke his silence Tuesday for the first time following his indefinite suspension by the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL, telling an ESPN reporter that his main objective at the moment was to be strong for his wife, Janay, and his family.

“I have to be strong for my wife. She is so strong. ... We are in good spirits. We have a lot of people praying for us, and we’ll continue to support each other,” Rice said.

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Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open For 18th Grand Slam Singles Title

Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open For 18th Grand Slam Singles Title
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams ended a difficult-for-her Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive U.S. Open title by beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday.
 
Williams equaled Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 major singles titles, the fourth-most in history. Williams also matched Evert’s total of six championships at the U.S. Open and became the first woman to win three in a row since Evert’s four-title run from 1975-78.

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Pam Oliver Says She Was Humiliated After Being Demoted

Pam Oliver Says She Was Humiliated After Being Demoted
Veteran sports reporter Pam Oliver is speaking out about being demoted from her longtime position as the Fox Sports network’s “A team” sideline reporter. In April, Oliver received news that she was being placed on the “B team,” and Erin Andrews, who is young, white and blond, would be taking over her position. Assumptions were made about Oliver being sidelined to make way for Andrews, who was only hired two years ago from ESPN, because of her age and looks.

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Memphis 63 Austin Peay 0: When It Rains, It Pours

Memphis 63 Austin Peay 0: When It Rains, It Pours
The 2014 Memphis Tigers football team refused to let rain ruin their opening-game matchup against the Austin Peay Governors on Saturday (Aug. 30) as they poured it on early and often rallying a 63-0 win.  
 
The Tigers scored on their opening possession on a two-yard Sam Craft run that capped off a nine-play 60-yard drive.  They continued to put on a show for the faithful fans of Tiger Nation as they pounced on Austin Peay primarily through their run game.  Memphis scored five rushing touchdowns in the first half including two by sophomore quarterback Paxton Lynch, who tied his season total from last season making two in the first half.   Lynch was able to get his receivers involved early connecting with seven different targets and totaling 188 yards with one touchdown and one interception.  

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