Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

OC youth group
hosting 5K event

The Obion County Youth Leadership will host a 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run/ walk at Second Baptist Church in Union City on May 4.
All proceeds will be donated to The Bridge.
Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the run/walk starts at 9 a.m.
Entry fee is $25 per person for the 5K and $15 per person for the 1-mile. Pre-registration can be done at the website www.active.com, $20 for the 5K with a free T-shirt included.
T-shirts will be on sale the day of the race for $10, and there will be drawings for door prizes throughout the morning.

Titans pick logo
for 15th season

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee fans have made their selection, and the franchise will be using a logo this season featuring a sword and Roman numerals to commemorate the 15th season as the Titans.
Titans’ team officials announced the fans’ choice Wednesday.
Fans had four options designed by the NFL to choose from, and the overwhelming pick is the version with the Titans’ sword centered between the Roman numerals XV for 15.
The Titans will wear the logo as a patch on jerseys this season and also on merchandise.
Tennessee hosts Washington Aug. 8 and Atlanta Aug. 24 in the preseason, both games at 7 p.m., and plays its home opener Sept. 22 against San Diego at noon.

Braves set date
to honor Chipper

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves will retire Chipper Jones’ number and induct him into the team’s hall of fame on June 28.
The Braves announced they will hold a banquet and ceremony honoring Jones before their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Jones spent his entire two-decade career with the Braves before retiring after last season.
He won the National League MVP in 1999, claimed the league batting title in 2008, and was an eight-time All Star.
No. 10 will be 10th number retired by the Braves, joining Hank Aaron’s 44, Eddie Mathews’ 41, Dale Murphy’s 3, Phil Niekro’s 35, Warren Spahn’s 21, Greg Maddux’s 31, Tom Glavine’s 47, Bobby Cox’s 6, and John Smoltz’s 29. All major league teams retired No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson.

Published in The Messenger 4.25.13

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