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At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

Suspensions for alleged banned substance use, a bombing at the end of the one of the most prestigious marathons and long-term issues from sports injuries top the year in sports.
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Titans coach Mike Munchak retains job

Titans coach Mike Munchak retains job

NASHVILLE, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Mike Munchak will keep his job as Tennessee Titans head coach but Senior Executive Vice President Mike Reinfeldt is out, owner Bud Adams said Monday.

NFL: Tennessee 37, Miami 3

MIAMI, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Second-year quarterback Jake Locker returned to the starting lineup Sunday and paced the Tennessee Titans' 37-3 rout of Miami.
Broncos scout Peyton Manning in N.C.

Broncos scout Peyton Manning in N.C.

DURHAM, N.C., March 16 (UPI) -- Denver Broncos officials John Elway, John Fox and Steve Antonopulos Friday flew to North Carolina to watch Peyton Manning work out, The Denver Post reported.

Titans announce front-office promotions

NASHVILLE, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The Tennessee Titans Wednesday promoted General Manager Mike Reinfeldt to chief operating officer and senior executive vice president.
Titans owner: Fisher will return as coach

Titans owner: Fisher will return as coach

NASHVILLE, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams says he's keeping head Coach Jeff Fisher around for another year but expects to see improvements.
Fisher to stay on as Titans' coach

Fisher to stay on as Titans' coach

NASHVILLE, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams said Friday Coach Jeff Fisher would be retained for the 2011 season.
Titans' owner fined $250,000 for gestures

Titans' owner fined $250,000 for gestures

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The NFL Monday fined Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams $250,000 for making obscene hand gestures at a game, and Adams apologized for his behavior.
Titans to start quarterback Vince Young

Titans to start quarterback Vince Young

NASHVILLE, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Quarterback Vince Young, a former first-round pick, will start Sunday for the first time this season when the Tennessee Titans are home to Jacksonville.

Titans to wear McNair's No. 9 decal

NASHVILLE, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Members of the NFL's Tennessee Titans will wear a No. 9 decal on the back of their helmets this season in honor of Steve McNair.
Police: Girlfriend may have killed McNair

Police: Girlfriend may have killed McNair

NASHVILLE, July 4 (UPI) -- The bodies of former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair and a woman he had been dating were found Saturday in a Nashville condominium, police said.

111 on list for Football Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The names of 111 former football players, coaches, owners and others have been submitted as possible new entries to the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Frank Wycheck retires

NASHVILLE, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Frank Wycheck of the Tennessee Titans, whose NFL career included far more than just the "Music City Miracle," announced his retirement on Friday.

Fisher gets contract extension

NASHVILLE, June 25 (UPI) -- Jeff Fisher, who came under fire for a poor start last season before guiding Tennessee to the AFC championship game, has agreed to a contract extension.
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Bud Adams

Kenneth Stanley "Bud" Adams, Jr. (born January 3, 1923) is the owner of the Tennessee Titans' National Football League franchise. He was a charter owner of the Titans' predecessor franchise, the Houston Oilers, in the former American Football League, a league which he helped establish. He is the senior owner (by time) with his team in the National Football League, a few months ahead of Buffalo Bills' owner Ralph Wilson. Adams also was one of the owners of the Houston Mavericks of the American Basketball Association and the former owner of the Nashville Kats of the Arena Football League. He was elected to the Hall of Fame of the American Football League.

Adams has many business interests in the Houston area. An enrolled Cherokee who originally made his fortune in the petroleum business, Adams is chairman and CEO of Adams Resources & Energy Inc., a wholesale supplier of oil and natural gas. He also owns several Lincoln-Mercury automobile franchises.

Adams was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma in 1923. He was the son of K.S. "Boots" Adams and Blanch Keeler Adams and became an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation by virtue of his maternal line. Two of his great-grandmothers were Cherokee women who married European-American men: Nelson Carr and George B. Keeler, who played roles in trade and oil in early Oklahoma. Keeler drilled the first commercial oil well, near the Caney River. Adams' father succeeded the founder Frank Phillips as president of Phillips Petroleum Company in 1939. Adams' uncle William Wayne Keeler, CEO of Phillips Petroleum Company for years, was appointed chief of the Cherokee Nation by President Harry S. Truman in 1949 and served through 1971, when the Cherokee were able to hold their own elections. Keeler was democratically elected and served until 1975. Adams' ancestors include other prominent Cherokee leaders.

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