College Football: The University of Tennessee team got a pep talk Tuesday from former coach Phillip Fulmer as they try to end a two game losing skid against South Alabama Saturday.
Fulmer was at practice for the first time since he stopped coaching Tennessee following the 2008 season. Current coach Butch Jones said to have Fulmer back meant a lot to everyone. Fulmer led Tennessee to a national championship in 1998.
College Basketball: Another pre season magazine has Kentucky ranked number one. Athlon Sports will have their magazine on newsstands later this month. Kentucky is followed by Louisville, Duke, Michigan State and Kansas.
UK freshman Julius Randle is listed on Athlon’s first team All America along with Louisville’s Russ Smith. Another freshman for the Cats, Andrew Harrison, is on the second team.
NFL: Thursday Night Football sees two NFC West rivals tangle as San Francisco travels to St. Louis. The 49ers are coming off a loss to Indianapolis Sunday. The Rams also lost Sunday to the Dallas Cowboys. Both teams are 1-2 and bring two game losing streaks into the game.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds and NY Mets are closing out their three game series with an afternoon game today at Great American Ballpark. Also closing out series with matinee games are St. Louis and Washington along with Pittsburgh and Chicago. The Cardinals begin the day leading Pittsburgh by 2 games and Cincinnati by 3 games.
Atlanta meets Milwaukee in action this evening.
NBA: The Indiana Pacers have signed All-Star swingman Paul George to a multi-year contract extension. Financial terms were not disclosed, but George was eligible to earn as much as $90 million on a five-year deal under the collective bargaining agreement.
George earned his first All-Star nod last season and was named the NBA's Most Improved Player after averaging 17.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 79 games. He helped Indiana to a Central Division title and a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals.