Gentry Estes, The Tennessean

Gentry Estes

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Gentry:

Need a pep talk? We asked Nashville area sports leaders for their words of encouragement

Sports figures from Middle Tennessee offer inspirational messages for anyone who might need them while enduring the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

As Nashville reopens, sports of all sizes are still seeking a way off the sidelines

The costs of Nashville being without sports have been steep in a city so heavy in tourism, from the professional teams all the way to youth events. → Read More

Predators GM David Poile glad to finally see progress toward NHL games even if much work is left

The next step for Predators would be voluntary workouts that could start as soon as next week. → Read More

The NHL's COVID-19 testing plan is so extensive, other pro leagues have no excuse

The NHL intends to test players for COVID-19 every day during its planned 24-team postseason tournament — an expensive move that sets an example. → Read More

In COVID-19 pandemic, home health care worker's calling becomes as important as ever

Belinda Carter-Brown, whose clients are typically those who'd be most at risk for COVID-19, works to care for them and ensure their safety. → Read More

NHL sets format for Stanley Cup Playoffs with Predators facing Coyotes in play-in round

Along with 23 other NHL teams, the Predators are in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, should they happen later this summer. → Read More

Vanderbilt names Candice Storey Lee full-time athletics director, drops interim tag

Vanderbilt has named Candice Storey Lee its full-time athletics director, dropping the interim tag she had held since Malcolm Turner’s resignation. → Read More

College football badly needs to get on the same page before trying for 2020 season

Whether we want to admit it, this college football season will be at the whims of a pandemic. And the sport's leaders must prepare collectively. → Read More

The biggest hurdle to sports returning is the same one confronting all of us: Fear

Sports can return, but not in a way that will be 100% safe. And everyone -- especially the players -- is going to have to be OK with that. → Read More

Nashville wants to be one of the cities NHL picks to host games when play resumes

The NHL says it is looking at eight or nine cities as possible host sites for games when it resumes play. Nashville wants to be one of them. → Read More

Nashville entrepreneur Darrell Freeman flies to speed up patients' COVID-19 test results

Nashville businessman Darrell Freeman used his own airplane to help others get quicker COVID-19 test results through Angel Flight Soars program. → Read More

As Gerald Harrison makes name as Austin Peay AD, he's still a face from Vols' sideline

Gerald Harrison has become a successful Division I athletics director, but to many UT fans, he'll still be the guy on the sideline at Neyland Stadium. → Read More

Lebanon car dealership has seen a lot over 93 years — but nothing like the last two months

Wilson County Motors in Lebanon has been around since 1927, but it has never dealt with two months like these past two. → Read More

Vanderbilt sports medicine pro Kayla Fiveash wears different hats — and a mask — in COVID-19 fight

Kayla Fiveash is used to working with patients in a sports capacity. Now she's helping them through a historic pandemic. → Read More

As much as we want sports, players like Predators' Nick Bonino are ones facing risks

Said Predators center Nick Bonino, "It’s tough to think about a point when it’s going to be completely safe for us to play." → Read More

Slow wheels of NCAA progress now turning toward major change. It's about time

Redefining amateurism from the NCAA’s long-held strict definition of it was never going to be simple. But it is overdue. → Read More

This NFL Draft was weird, wonderful and just what we needed

As high a bar as Nashville set in 2019, this raised it in a way we couldn’t have imagined. It was the best draft ever, all things considered. → Read More

Hey Titans, good luck corralling fans' Jadeveon Clowney hopes now

Given the lack of an edge rusher in the Titans' draft class, it's going to be impossible not to link that to the never-ending courtship with Clowney. → Read More

Gamble works out for Titans, who were fortunate to wait and land Kristian Fulton

The part of the NFL Draft that we don’t see is the antsy wait, weighing action versus patience. Jon Robinson was all the way there Friday night. → Read More

Isaiah Wilson a questionable swing for the fences in first round of NFL Draft by Titans

Isaiah Wilson was the Titans' pick at No. 29 overall in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. → Read More