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The NCAA has reached a delicate moment: It must decide whether to punish states that have passed laws limiting the participation of transgender athletes by barring them from hosting its softball and baseball tournaments.

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Two Tullahoma basketball players recently signed their letters of intent to be hoopsters at the collegiate level, as Kailyn Farrell and McKenna Buckner will continue their careers at their respective schools.

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Willie Mays is turning 90, and no mistaking that number. It strikes with the clarity of a line drive. Mays played in a sport measured by milestones — 3,000 hits, 500 homers, signposts he passed and then some — and now here’s one more.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees and Mets can increase capacity from 20% to 100% at their ballparks for home games starting May 19 — as along as fans are vaccinated against COVID-19.

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When play concluded at the district individual tennis tournament, Tullahoma’s Petros Pisinos was left standing on the boys’ side as he was crowned this year’s singles boys champion.

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Josh Frank achieved what every athlete is seeking in their respective sport, which is perfection, after he tossed his first-ever perfect game at the Tennessee USBC Youth State Tournament on April 25.

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After trailing 1-0 at halftime, Tullahoma rallied with back-to-back scores over Harris Saturday in the final 10 minutes of play to escape with a 2-1 victory to secure the Central Tennessee Conference Tournament Title at Johnson Lane.

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Twenty four Tullahoma track and field athletes assured themselves spots into sectionals based at the district championship held at Wilkins Stadium on Friday.

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Ragan Tomlin got into trouble just once Monday after Grundy County plated a pair of runs in the top of the first inning. From there, it was almost all smooth sailing as Tomlin and Tullahoma scored 12 unanswered runs at home to run-rule Grundy County 12-2 in six innings during the regular sea…

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Any visitor to Rock Hill, South Carolina, soon learns that “Football City, USA” basks in the glory of the dozens of youth leaguers who have gone on to win college championships and land coveted NFL contracts.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The star power is back. When the Met Gala returns in September, it will feature a heavy-hitting contingent of celebrity co-chairs: Actor Timothée Chalamet, musician Billie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman and tennis star Naomi Osaka.

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TOKYO (AP) — Some nurses in Japan are incensed at a request from Tokyo Olympic organizers to have 500 of them dispatched to help out with the games. They say they’re already near the breaking point dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Anti-ownership protests by Manchester United fans forced the postponement of a Premier League game on Sunday against Liverpool after the stadium was stormed and thousands more supporters blocked access into Old Trafford as they demanded the Glazer family sell the club.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — John Velazquez was in a familiar place, in the lead aboard Medina Spirit in the Kentucky Derby and holding off the stretch bid of three challengers. This time, Bob Baffert couldn't believe what he was seeing.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The bourbon is flowing again, flowery hats and humans are on the scene and 19 horses are ready to run the most chaotic race of their lives. After being disrupted by a pandemic, the Kentucky Derby is back with many of its traditions intact.

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Lincoln County hammered four home runs and Tullahoma ended its regular season with a 19-0 loss in three innings Tuesday.

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Jorge Graniel netted four scores for Central Magnet and the Tigers soundly picked up a 6-0 road win over district opponent Tullahoma Tuesday night.

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On back-to-back days, late scores helped Tullahoma clinch a pair of wins in order to sweep the season series with Columbia, as the Wildcats finished third in the District 8-AAA regular-season standings.

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Tullahoma concluded last week’s slate of games with a rally, overcoming an early 3-0 deficit to down Marshall County 7-4 in order to win their sixth-consecutive ballgame.

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After being held scoreless in the first half, Tullahoma was able to get on the board in the second period and that was enough to hold on for a 1-0 victory at Cascade on Friday.

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With a 6-0 lead already built, Tullahoma clinched the Central Tennessee Conference Championship Friday in the bottom of the sixth inning after plating four runs in the frame, to run-rule Warren County 10-0 in Sparta.

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Holding just a one-run lead heading into the bottom of the third inning, Tullahoma plated five runs in the final two frames to secure the Central Tennessee Conference Title with a 10-4 win over Warren County in McMinnville Sunday.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry's pregame warmup had a little added flair with so many more people watching again. He loved seeing all the familiar ushers as he drove up to the arena three hours early. He thanked the fans before tipoff for being patient and persistent through a pandemic.

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LONDON (AP) — Several hundred Arsenal fans protested outside Emirates Stadium at the English Premier League match against Everton on Friday to call for owner Stan Kroenke to leave the club for joining the Super League.

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The death of former Kentucky guard Terrence Clarke following a car accident in Los Angeles sparked an outpouring of grief and support from around basketball, including reaction by Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James.

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Eighteen individual Tullahoma track and field athletes guaranteed themselves a spot into the middle school state meet after placing in the top four of their respective events this week at sectionals.

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Tullahoma struck early for a pair of goals against the CSHTEA Patriots and it was enough to allow the Wildcats to score the 2-1 home win Tuesday night.

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With back-to-back losses this week, the Lady Wildcats dropped to 0-12 on the season, first falling at Shelbyville 10-0 Wednesday before getting beat Thursday by Lawrence County at home 12-0.

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan declared a third state of emergency for Tokyo and three western prefectures on Friday amid skepticism it will be enough to curb a rapid coronavirus resurgence just three months ahead of the Olympics.

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TOKYO (AP) — Only three months before the postponed Olympics are set to open, Tokyo and Japan's second largest metropolitan area of Osaka have been placed under emergency orders aimed at stemming surging cases of the coronavirus.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Scripps National Spelling Bee is undergoing a major overhaul to ensure it can identify a single champion, adding vocabulary questions and a lightning-round tiebreaker to this year's pandemic-altered competition.

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DOUGLAS, Wyo. (AP) — The stakes were clear to the two dozen police officers who gathered for a workshop with an ambitious and increasingly urgent mission — recalibrating the way police interact with the public in America.

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LONDON (AP) — Having rapidly mobilized to thwart rebel clubs from joining a breakaway European competition, the Premier League is taking steps to prevent the so-called “Big Six” from attempting something similar in the future.

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MADRID (AP) — The Super League is far from dead and its clubs have not given up on the idea of the breakaway competition despite having to shelve the project just a few days after it was announced, Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez said on Thursday.

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Jacob Dixon sent the Tullahoma crowd home happy Tuesday as the Wildcats won in walk-off style and captured a 14-13 extra-inning victory in order to sweep the season series with Shelbyville.

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LONDON (AP) — The Super League collapsed before a ball was kicked in the European breakaway competition after being abandoned by the six English clubs, leaving the Spanish and Italian participants stranded.

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After leading the majority of Saturday, the Wildcats needed a rally to get past Rockvale 5-4 at home to end last week’s slate of games on a positive note.