Messenger Sports Briefs for March 4

Messenger Sports Briefs for March 4

UCBRL evaluations
moved to March 12

The Union City Cal Ripken League’s player evaluations have been rescheduled until March 12.
The event, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been moved back a week due to the wet weather that the area has received.
The evaluations will take place from 9 a.m. until noon on the new date at Graham Park.
Players already registered for the league are among those set to take part.

Austin Peay men
in OVC semifinals

Senior guard Caleb Brown scored a career-high 28 points to lead Austin Peay to a 76-60 victory over Southeast Missouri State in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Thursday night.
The third-seeded Gov-ernors (20-12) advance to play second-seeded Morehead State in Friday night’s second semifinal game.
Murray State and Tennessee Tech play in the first semifinal.
Brown carried Austin Peay, hitting 9 of 11 (including one 3-pointer) from the floor and adding nine free throws in 12 attempts. In addition to Brown, TyShawn Edmondson added 13 points and Josh Terry 11 for the Governors.
Austin Peay built a 41-32 halftime lead and never allowed the seventh-seeded Redhawks to get closer than six points in the second half.
Southeast Missouri State (10-22), which defeated sixth-seeded Eastern Kentucky in the opening round, was led in scoring by Anthony Allison with 24 points. Marcus Brister came off the bench to add 13 points for the Redhawks.

Titans tender deals
to seven players

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have tendered contracts to seven players as restricted free agents.
The Titans confirmed Wednesday they have tendered contracts to starting linebacker Stephen Tulloch, defensive end Jacob Ford, fullback Ahmard Hall, starting left guard Leroy Harris, tackle Mike Otto and linebackers Tim Shaw and Patrick Bailey.
Tulloch has been in the NFL five years and would be unrestricted if the rules used under the current labor deal apply.
That also would include Harris, Ford and Hall.
The Titans tendered the contracts as protection since the current rules would allow the team to match any offer by another team or receive a draft pick as compensation.
The NFL’s collective bargaining agreement was set to expire at noon on Thursday.
The NFL and the players’ union agreed Thursday to a 24-hour extension of the current collective bargaining agreement so that negotiations can continue.

UTM tennis opener
listed as postponed

The UT Martin tennis match that was scheduled to be played on Saturday against Arkansas State has been postponed until March 17.
The match will begin at 1 p.m.
The postponement of the match means that UTM will have played 10 matches on either the road or at neutral sites before its home opener.
The Skyhawks will return to action at North Alabama March 11.

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