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Messenger Sports Briefs for June 23

Messenger Sports Briefs for June 23

Ex-Greyhound Hill
a hit in pro debut

Former Union City Greyhound outfielder and Martin native Rafael Hill made his professional baseball debut Sunday with the Arizona Rookie League (AZL) Rangers.
Hill was 1-for-2 with a run scored, a double, a stolen base and a walk during his team’s 3-2 victory over the AZL Royals.
Hill shined for Austin Peay State University this past spring and was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 47th round of the amateur major league baseball draft.

Giants’ GM Reese
to speak at DSCC

Lake County native Jerry Reese, senior vice president and general manager for the reigning Super Bowl champion New York Football Giants, will speak at Dyersburg State Community College Saturday.
Reese’s speech is set to begin at 3 p.m. inside the E.H. Lannom Gymnasium on the school’s campus.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Lori Marberry at 286-3585.

Titans’ DE Kearse
charged with DUI

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Titans defensive end Jevon Kearse has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence following a traffic stop near the Vanderbilt University campus.
Vanderbilt spokesman Jim Patterson said Kearse was stopped early Sunday morning after campus police reported seeing the SUV that Kearse was driving weaving across the road.
Patterson says Kearse took a field sobriety test, but refused a breathalyzer.
He was arrested and charged with DUI and violation of Tennessee’s implied consent law for failing to take the breathalyzer test. Officials said Kearse was released later in the morning.
A call to the Titans was not immediately returned. A spokesman for Kearse’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said Kearse had no comment.
Kearse, the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1999 with the Titans, re-signed with the club in the offseason after spending the last four years with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Pacman’s house
foreclosed upon

FRANKLIN (AP) — A foreclosure sale has been published involving the home of former Tennessee Titan Adam “Pacman” Jones.
Jones has defaulted on the terms and conditions of a mortgage with U.S. Bank, according to a notice of foreclosure sale published last Thursday in The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville.
The home and 30 acres, located in a Nashville suburb, will be sold Friday on the steps of the old Williamson County Courthouse.
Jones, a cornerback, was traded to the Dallas Cowboys this year. He missed all of the 2007 season while serving an NFL suspension that hasn’t been completely lifted.
Tax records show he purchased the property in July 2006 for $1.5 million.

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