Middlesboro Daily News- RSS SPORTS Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/SPORTS http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/SPORTS Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:25:52 EST 1800 Mountain Lions coming along http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/50113480/Mountain-Lions-coming-along It's been a good first few weeks of practice for the Pineville Mountain Lions. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Wildcats could get to 5 wins this fall http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/50102406/Wildcats-could-get-to-5-wins-this-fall Are you ready for some college football?Well, I am and I have my annual fearless forecast for the 2014 Wildcats ready. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Cordia hit hard by KHSAA sanctions http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/50103053/Cordia-hit-hard-by-KHSAA-sanctions Cordia High School has been hit hard by sanctions from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association for violating a litany of bylaws dealing with transfers, eligibility of players, financial aid and illegal practices within the boys' basketball... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Southern Nationals finale Saturday at Taz Speedway http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/50095416/Southern-Nationals-finale-Saturday-at-Taz-Speedway TAZEWELL, Tenn. — For the tenth straight year, Tazewell Speedway will host the final race of the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals presented by Old Man's Garage. The 10-race, thirteen day miniseries will conclude on Saturday with a 53-lap,... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Lady Jackets hard at work http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/50098231/Lady-Jackets-hard-at-work Being without a permanent head coach hasn't kept the Middlesboro Lady Jackets from working hard to get ready for this fall's basketball season. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST UK, Harlan legend ‘Wah Wah’ Jones passes http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/50092078/UK-Harlan-legend-Wah-Wah-Jones-passes An All American in both football and basketball in the 1940s who had the distinction of playing for both Adolph Rupp and Bear Bryant, Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones was perhaps the greatest athlete in University of Kentucky history and the most... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bobcats start work in shells http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/50073781/Bobcats-start-work-in-shells Friday was the first day teams could add shoulder pads to their helmets and the Bell County Bobcats were working out in their shells that morning. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Brown excited about potential of Wildcats’ offense http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/50056193/Brown-excited-about-potential-of-Wildcats-offense LEXINGTON — Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown is only a few weeks away from not only having to pick a starting quarterback, but also put all the pieces together in UK's offense. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A swing and a prayer http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/50065304/A-swing-and-a-prayer Jay Compton|Daily News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ETSU unveils new team logos http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/50063684/ETSU-unveils-new-team-logos JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State University has a new logo as part of a branding initiative for the school's athletic teams. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Experience already paying off for Bobcats http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/50049671/Experience-already-paying-off-for-Bobcats The Bell County Bobcats were a team very short on experience at this time last year. They had graduated a large class of seniors and were working against the clock to get unproven new starters ready at several key positions. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Panthers will have new look on offense http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/50051625/Panthers-will-have-new-look-on-offense HARROGATE, Tenn. — In the eleven years since the school came into existence, offensive football at Cumberland Gap has pretty well be synonymous with the spread formation. The school has produced it's share of standout quarterbacks in a... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Construction ongoing at Commonwealth Stadium http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/50046860/Construction-ongoing-at-Commonwealth-Stadium LEXINGTON (AP) — The $110 million construction project at the University of Kentucky's Commonwealth Stadium will continue through the upcoming football season with the goal of finishing renovations before the 2015 kickoff. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST AD, basketball positions still open at MHS http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/337038/AD-basketball-positions-still-open-at-MHS It's been a year of change for many of the sports programs at Middlesboro High School and with the start of the school year just around the corner a few key positions have yet to be filled. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Competition bringing out best in Jackets http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/320368/Competition-bringing-out-best-in-Jackets The Middlesboro Yellow Jackets had a very productive last week in participating in 7-on-7 scrimmages and games against a lot of different teams over three days. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Breakin’ up is hard to do http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/5321890/Breakin-up-is-hard-to-do Jay Compton|Daily News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Media picks ‘Bama to win SEC http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/5321720/Media-picks-Bama-to-win-SEC HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Media members covering the Southeastern Conference have pegged Alabama as the favorites to win the leage in voting as the SEC's Media Days this week. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Panthers host 7-on-7 scrimmages http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/5313082/Panthers-host-7-on-7-scrimmages HARROGATE, Tenn. — Cumberland Gap hosted a day of 7-on-7 scrimmages Thursday evening and drew several teams in from the surrounding area. Schools joining the Panthers included Claiborne, Grainger and Jellico from Tennessee along with Middlesboro... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Stoops trying to turn talent into victories http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/5313045/Stoops-trying-to-turn-talent-into-victories HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Mark Stoops has established that Kentucky can bring in highly-rated recruits.Now the Wildcats' second-year coach is trying to turn that added talent into a few more victories. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hubbs glad he’s still with Vols http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/5308334/Hubbs-glad-hes-still-with-Vols KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee guard Robert Hubbs III followed an injury-shortened freshman season by witnessing the departures of his coach and two of his best friends. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST