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The focus of American cycling returns to Chattanooga starting today as the city welcomes the Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships back in the second year of a three-year contract to host the event.

Taylor Phinney has been “the next big thing” in American cycling for half a decade, and he’s not even 24 years old.

The hundreds of cyclists buzzing around the streets of downtown Chattanooga this weekend will make navigating through the heart of the city a little bit tricky.

The women cyclists made history in 2013 in Chattanooga, and they’re back for more.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball program needed just one year to return to glory (borrowing the catch phrase from football) and its usual spot at the top of the Southern Conference.

After perhaps a quicker-than-expected return to the top of the Southern Conference, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team now gets to take on the cream of the crop in the Southeastern Conference.

The start time for tonight's U.S. Open Cup soccer match between Chattanooga FC and Wilmington Hammerheads at Finley Stadium has been moved up an hour to 6:30 p.m. because of storms expected in the area later this evening.

A transportation funding bill advancing in Washington, D.C., could have a negative impact on such initiatives in Chattanooga, and 3rd District Rep. Chuck Fleischmann is the target of national advocates in town this week.

The Chattanooga Football Club men's soccer team got the 2014 season off to a good start this past Saturday with a 2-0 road win over the Georgia Revolution, but CFC will bring an entirely different level of American soccer competition to Finley Stadium this Wednesday.

There's an old saying in baseball and softball that says good pitching will beat good hitting, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team proved its truth Saturday afternoon in Greensboro, N.C.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team capped an unbeaten run through the Southern Conference tournament with a 4-3 win over tourney host UNC Greensboro to capture the program’s first tournament crown and automatic bid to the NCAA tournament since 2011.

Katie Henderson and Sarah Beth Roberts wasted little time showing why they were named to the All-Southern conference softball team on Wednesday.

They may not be back where they want to be, but the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Lady Mocs made huge strides this year toward a return to the top of Southern Conference softball.

As Kaiti Dutton scored the final run of her final game at Jim Frost Stadium, the emotions were almost too much for her to handle.

For years, George Hincapie helped Lance Armstrong win bicycle races, including seven Tour de France victories from 1999 to 2005.

Finding a fresh, quick lunch downtown can be a challenge during the week, but new additions to the lunch scene offer hope for those looking for a meal on the run.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball coach Frank Reed said that good teams find a way to win on days when they don't play well.

After falling behind early, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team erupted on offense Friday for a 9-3 nonconference win over Middle Tennessee State at Jim Frost Stadium.

Baseball pitcher Jeff Burke from Baylor School has been chosen to receive Boston College's Timothy M. Padulsky Award on April 28 as the sophomore who has "mentored and encouraged other students to develop effective skills in inclusive leadership and teamwork," according to the school release.

ATLANTA — When Hank Aaron launched Al Downing's pitch over the wall in left-center field at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium at 9:07 p.m. 40 years ago Tuesday, he did more than break Babe Ruth's all-time home run record. He helped bring a city and a region together.

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher and former Rhea County standout Cory Gearrin announced Tuesday that he will have season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow to repair a ligament damaged during spring training.

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves entered from center field for their home opener, running down a red carpet to the cheers of 47,144 fans before their game against the New York Mets.

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher and former Rhea County standout Cory Gearrin announced Tuesday that he will have season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow to repair ligament damage suffered during spring training.

The offense put on a show Sunday as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team crushed Elon 12-2 in five innings to win two of three in a weekend Southern Conference series.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team swept a nonconference doubleheader against Tennessee Tech on Wednesday winning 12-1 and 3-1 at Jim Frost Stadium.

The night time will be the right time for the Chattanooga chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association on April 12 at Enterprise South Park.

After years of growing popularity as a destination for outdoor recreation, the Chattanooga area is now getting competitive

With hundreds of lakes and streams as well as several national forests and wildlife refuges, there are lots of options for anyone interested in trying their skills on the water or in the woods.

Quintana Roo bicycles and athletic equipment have been a staple of traithlons for 30 years, selling bikes and other equipment to athletes all over the world.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team completed a very successful weekend with a 3-0 win over Furman for a three-game Southern Conference series sweep.

Some of the best American professional cyclists are going to hit a wall in North Chattanooga this Memorial Day. And they're going to hit it more than once.

Riders at the 2014 USA Cycling Road Race Championships this may will have a new challenge this year.

Changes have been made to make one of Chattanooga's premier cycling events safer and more enjoyable for riders and residents of Lookout Mountain.

Momentum is a good thing, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team has it right now.

After a bumpy opening weekend followed by a promising trip to Las Vegas, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team is ready to make its home debut for 2014.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball struggled with turnover problems in the second half and lost 74-63 at Eastern Kentucky in a nonconference game Tuesday night.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball struggled with turnover problems in the second half and lost 74-63 at Eastern Kentucky in a nonconference game Tuesday night.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball coach Frank Reed says 2014 is a "transition year" as the Lady Mocs try to shake off a disappointing 2013 season and return the program to its usual spot atop the Southern Conference.

The weather forecast for Sochi, Russia, this week predicts high temperatures as much as 20 degrees warmer than they will be in Chattanooga.

The low- to midpriced Italian restaurant is a common sight in almost any community, and Chattanooga certainly has its fair share.

Less than three weeks after the first Tennessee hunting season for sandhill cranes ended, the 23rd Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival will celebrate the big water birds as usual at the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge and nearby Birchwood Community Center.

Christmas is finally behind us, and the New Year is right around the corner.

Tim Ensign is the Wauhatchie Trail king, having won the Chattanooga Track Club's annual handicapped race from the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center eight times since he turned 40. He's 51 now.

Chattanooga is going to remain in the golf business.

Chattanooga is going to remain in the golf business.

As climbing, paddling and other outdoor activities have grown more popular in the Chattanooga area, it's sometimes easy to forget that this area's hiking trails were one of the original outdoor attractions that brought visitors to Southeast Tennessee and helped residents appreciate the area's natural beauty.

By most accounts, the USA Cycling Professional Road Race and Time Trial Championships had a successful debut in Chattanooga last May, with thousands of spectators coming out to watch some of the best American cyclists compete over Memorial Day weekend

Under sunny skies and warm temperatures, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team wrapped up its fall exhibition schedule Saturday with the annual Blue-Gold game.

The area's newest single-track trail system will open in style this weekend with a new mountain bike event and the opening of the trail to hikers and cyclists who want to explore more of the growing trail system atop Lookout Mountain.

The Southern Belle riverboat is seen by many as a tourist destination, a place to take out-of-town guests or perhaps take that yearly trip into the Tennessee River Gorge to see the changing leaves each fall. But not ma

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