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Chase Elliott ends week of misery with overdue Cup victory

Chase Elliott ends week of misery with overdue Cup victory

By JENNA FRYER CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott’s streak of bitter defeats in NASCAR’s frantic first push of rescheduled races finally ended with his first Cup victory of the season. Elliott won Thursday night in the rain-delayed event at Charlotte Motor Speedway to close a brutal 12 days for NASCAR. The event, postponed Wednesday…More

Oxendine Law – High Profile Celebrity Divorces

Oxendine Law – High Profile Celebrity Divorces

With the end of “The Last Dance,” we find tons of information about Michael Jordan’s career, but little about his divorce with his wife Juanita. Jarrod Oxendine joins Cellini & Dimino to talk about what’s involved with high profile divorces like this and others.More

HBCUs work to return to sports amid new coronavirus

HBCUs work to return to sports amid new coronavirus

By KRISTIE RIEKEN In the 100 years since the Southwestern Athletic Conference was formed, the conference home for some of the nation’s most storied historically black colleges and universities has always found a way to do more with less. So far, schools in the SWAC have avoided the salary cuts, furloughs and elimination of sports…More

SEC! SEC! SEC! It’s Back!

SEC! SEC! SEC! It’s Back!

DAN MATHEWS, ATLANTA, GA – The SEC announced the resumption of voluntary workouts, beginning June 8th. These workouts can start and be held under ‘strict supervision of designated university personnel and safety guidelines’ of each school. The plans for allowing athletes to work out in a safe environment will be determined by each member institution…More

Kent Mercker – Member of the 1995 Championship Braves

Kent Mercker – Member of the 1995 Championship Braves

The 1995 Braves featured Kent Mercker, a pitcher involved with throwing the LAST TWO complete games for the Braves to this day. Kent recalls the fun of the Braves’ post-season run, the hype of playing in then World Series, and his role in securing the championship for Atlanta.More

Leo Mazzone – 1995 World Series Champion Braves Pitching Coach

Leo Mazzone – 1995 World Series Champion Braves Pitching Coach

Atlanta Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone, left, talks into the ear of pitcher John Smoltz as Smoltz waits his turn to throw in the Braves first spring training workout Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Tannen Maury) Leo Mazzone was one of Bobby Cox’s longest tenured pitching coaches and was the…More

1995 Braves – Short By One Hall of Fame Player?

1995 Braves – Short By One Hall of Fame Player?

BY CHUCK OLIVER 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – One thing the 1995 Atlanta Braves weren’t short on was Hall of Famers. By my count there were four future HOFers on the field, one in the dugout and another upstairs wearing suspenders. Now, consider the phrase I really did need to preface that last statement with:…More

Baseball Hall of Fame cancels induction ceremony

Baseball Hall of Fame cancels induction ceremony

By JOHN KEKIS – Derek Jeter, Larry Walker and the rest of this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame class will have to wait another year for their big moment at Cooperstown. The Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that it has canceled the July 26 induction ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the class will…More

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