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Jim Tanner

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In a city full of special neighborhoods, St. Elmo stands out. In many ways, the small community serves as a gateway to tourist destinations on Lookout Mountain.

Athena Hortis is coming back to Chattanooga, and she won't be alone next time.

Don't count the old man out just yet.

It was a great day for the Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies women's pro cycling team. A really great day.

Every sport needs its referees, and professional cycling is no different.

Jade Wilcoxson attacked on the run through the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and rode to a comfortable win Monday in the USA Cycling women's road race pro championships.

Timmy Duggan's 2013 pro cycling season hasn't gone as well as he might have hoped.

Carmen Small wasn't sure she'd even be racing this year, and she certainly didn't expect to find herself in a news conference with national media included.

It's been a long road back to the top for Tom Zirbel, and he knows all too well how precarious any position can be in the world of pro cycling.

Chattanooga is drawing rave reviews so far as the new host for the USA Cycling Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships.

Thomas Zirbel rode a spectacular time trial.

Carmen Small won a national championship on Saturday by the smallest of margins, edging Kristin McGrath by a single second to win the USA Cycling Professional Women's Time Trial competition Saturday at the Chattanooga Volkswagen Plant.

Freddie Rodriguez of Jelly Belly Cycling won the USA Cycling Professional Men's Road Race on Monday in Chattanooga.

This weekend is almost like a homecoming for Jamie and Brent Bookwalter.

The USA Cycling Professional National Championships have attracted some of the sport’s most famous — and at times infamous — competitors since it began in 1985.

Over the past few days, some of the best American men and women cyclists have been converging on Chattanooga, and starting tomorrow they will battle for the right to wear the Stars and Stripes jersey as the time trial or road race champion of the USA Cycling Professional National Championships.

Barely a week on the job, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach Will Wade is already making is presence felt on the Mocs roster.

The 2012 men's and women's USA Cycling time trial champions were injured in separate accidents Friday and will be unable to defend their titles when the Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Championships come to Chattanooga next weekend.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga begins play today at the Southern Conference softball tournament in an unusual position — as an underdog.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletic director David Blackburn said Monday that he believes the incident involving the Lady Mocs softball team forfeiting a game is in the past.

With the USA Cycling Professional Championships debut in Chattanooga quickly approaching, local organizers are making final adjustments for the event.

More than 2,000 bicyclists will roll out of town this morning from Finley Stadium on the 3-State, 3-Mountain Challenge ride, and this year they'll have a bit of star power to lead them out on the challenging 100-mile course.

A topsy-turvy season for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team took a bizarre turn this week following a forfeit of a nonconference game at Alabama-Birmingham on Tuesday.

The rain washed away the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team's weekend series against Samford, but it didn't dampen the Lady Mocs' senior day festivities Sunday.

It wasn't exactly pretty, and it certainly wasn't quick, but the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team managed to grind out a 13-9 win over UNC Greensboro on Sunday to win two out of three games in the Southern Conference weekend series.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team started Saturday's Southern Conference doubleheader against UNC Greensboro well, and the afternoon also ended on a high point. What happened in between was quite an adventure for the consistently inconsistent Lady Mocs.

Soul food can come in slightly different forms and mean slightly different things to different people, but at its heart it means comfort food.

The up-and-down 2013 season of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team took yet another downturn Sunday afternoon at Jim Frost Stadium.

Anyssa Robles had the best view of an outstanding pitching performance Saturday at Jim Frost Stadium.

In addition to the racing, the championships will feature an array of activities for visitors and recreational riders.

Hunting and fishing have a long history in the Chattanooga area, attracting many local residents and visitors to the numerous lakes, streams and wilderness areas throughout the region.

Bicycling in and around Chattanooga has continued to grow in recent years with more options for riders of any ability to get on area roads and trails for fun and exercise. In the downtown area, cycling is becoming a more accepted method of daily transportation.

Two pitches, two Appalachian State home runs and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team finds itself back at .500 in the Southern Conference standings.

Jenny Garcia made sure her family's visit to Chattanooga from Miami this weekend was one to remember.

The offense was a bit hard to come by at times, but the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team managed to extend its winning streak to five games with two victories Friday in the Frost Classic on a chilly afternoon and evening at Warner Park.

After a rough start to the season, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team looks to be back on track heading into its home debut.

After some stumbles to open the 2013 season, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team appears to be figuring out how to win together.

Tennessee earned its biggest win against rival Kentucky in its program history on Saturday.

Tyner's girls defeated Central 50-34 on Thursday in an opening-round game in the District 6-AA high school basketball tournament at Tyner.

The new-look University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team plays officially for the first time today in Clermont, Fla., at the National Training Center Invitational tournament.

There will be a lot of new players on the field when the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team opens the 2013 season next week.

Memorial Day weekend in Chattanooga is traditionally a time for gathering with family and friends at the lake or for a backyard picnic.

When the USA Pro Cycling Championships come to Chattanooga on Memorial Day weekend this year, not all of the riding will be done by the nation's elite male and female professional cyclists.

Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of summer, this year promises local residents the chance to see the best American bicycle racers compete.

Andy Sweet doesn't believe Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah Winfrey will bring an end to the Armstrong saga and media frenzy.

The past year brought many changes to the restaurant scene in downtown Chattanooga. Even as several restaurants closed in a still-sluggish economy, more ventures entered the market to offer new choices for dining out.

For the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball team, the 2012 season already has been a success. Now the Mocs get a chance to see if they can make it truly special.

NASHVILLE — Despite being one of the most famous war heroes in Tennessee history, much of Alvin York's life has remained hidden for almost a century, but a newly opened exhibit could change that.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball team was up and on the road early Saturday for a trip to Cookeville, Tenn., and a scrimmage against Tennessee Tech.

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