Messenger Sports Briefs for May 1

Messenger Sports Briefs for May 1

Scorecard playoff
needed at ‘Pop’

Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 7-under par.
The winning team, in a scorecard playoff, included Carlos Rodriguez, Lynn Jenkins, Herman Jenkins, Greg Dunn, Ty Tanner and Rodger Tanner. Finishing in second was the team of Tom Elam, Alan Knapp, Clint Damron, Kyle Alexander and Raymond Hendrix.
The weekly scramble begins at 5:30 p.m. each week. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The fee includes dinner.
Anyone interested in participating should call 885-3650 by 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Commemorative DVD
on way for Lady Vols

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee will issue a DVD commemorating the Lady Volunteers’ path to their eighth national title.
The “Sweet Repeat” documents the Lady Vols’ regular season coming off their seventh national championship, their Southeastern Conference tournament championship and NCAA title run.
It’s the second time Tennessee has released a DVD commemorating Lady Vols basketball. A DVD was also issued after last season’s national championship win.

UT men’s b-ball team
to play in Orlando

KNOXVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee men’s team will play in the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla., this coming Thanksgiving weekend.
Other teams are Georgetown, Gonzaga, Maryland, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Siena and Wichita State.
There will be 12 games in three days, with the championship game Sunday, Nov. 30.

Titans continue
to add halfbacks

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans didn’t stop adding running backs to the roster after taking Chris Johnson with the top pick overall.
They agreed to terms earlier this week with two more as free agents in Omar Cuff of Delaware and Rafael Little of Kentucky.
Cuff had 1,861 yards rushing and 34 touchdowns for the Blue Hens last year, while Little ran for 1,013 yards at Kentucky. They will join Johnson, LenDale White and Chris Henry.
The Titans also agreed to terms with eight other undrafted free agents, a group including Hawaii receiver Jason Rivers and Lane College receiver Edward Williams. They drafted only one receiver this year, taking Lavelle Hawkins of California in the fourth round.
They added Virginia Tech defensive tackle Barry Booker, safety Tony Joiner of Florida, linebacker Jerrell Freeman of Mary-Hardin Baylor.
For a team that didn’t pick a single offensive lineman this year, they agreed to terms with tackle Brock Pasteur of Stephen F. Austin, center Eric Scott of Kentucky and center/guard Fernando Velasco of Georgia.

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