Messenger Sports Briefs for June 4

Messenger Sports Briefs for June 4
Briefly Central QB Club meeting Thursday The Obion County Central Quarterback Club has scheduled a meeting for Thursday night at 6:30 at the fieldhouse. Upcoming fund-raising activities and future club projects are among the items on the agenda, according to a spokesman for the group. For further information, call 446-4713. W’ridge gal winners have stroke advantage Shelley Scott Teresa Harber, Teresa Scott and Shirley Campbell combined to take first place with a score of 3-under-par in the weekly women’s scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy Tuesday evening. Sharon Dills, Novella Little, Linda Lofton, Norma Kissell and Joyce Bell teamed for second place at 2-under-par. Wynridge Greens holds its weekly women’s scramble every Tuesday evening. For more information, contact the course at 536-4653. SEC TV network could be on tap DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference is considering starting its own television network. SEC presidents and athletic directors discussed the issue with television executives last week at the league meetings. The football and basketball deals with CBS, ESPN and Raycom are set to expire next spring. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive is hoping for a decision by this fall on whether to stay with the traditional model or follow the Big Ten and Mountain West conferences in creating a network. Former ESPN executive vice president of college sports programming Chuck Gerber has been working as a consultant for the SEC on the negotiations since April. Ex-Titan RB Henry released by Broncos DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos released running back Travis Henry Monday, saying his commitment to the team was in question. The Broncos signed the former Tennessee Titan to a five-year, $22.5 million contract in March 2007. He was hampered by injuries last year, rushing for 691 yards with four touchdowns. The NFL told him in September he had failed a test for marijuana and would be suspended for a year, but he challenged the test and the punishment and won. “We did not feel his commitment to the Broncos was enough to warrant a spot on this football team,” coach Mike Shanahan said in a written statement. “Although Travis has the ability to be one of the top running backs in the NFL, we have to make decisions that are in the best interests of our organization and its goal of winning a Super Bowl.”

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