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AP Top 25 Takeaways: Who's in CFP is easy; But Who's No. 1?

Dec. 8, 2019 12:36 AM EST

Picking the four teams to play in the College Football Playoff will be easy for the selection committee. LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma all took care of business in their conference championships Saturday — with varying degrees of difficulty. Who is No. 1? There could be a lot of discussion about...

Achiuwa, No. 15 Memphis surge back to beat UAB 65-57

Dec. 7, 2019 10:33 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Trailing by 20 during a dreadful start, coach Penny Hardaway and No. 15 Memphis kept their cool even as they staggered toward halftime. In the locker room during the break, Hardaway turned up the intensity — and that finally got the Tigers on track. “It wasn’t...

AP sources: Florida State introducing Norvell as new coach

Dec. 7, 2019 9:54 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Norvell celebrated the best season in Memphis history and the program’s first American Athletic Conference championship with the No. 16 Tigers, all the while deflecting questions about his next job. There’s plenty of time to focus on Florida State on Sunday, when...

No. 16 Memphis wins AAC title, coach heads to Florida State

Dec. 7, 2019 9:53 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach Mike Norvell made his final home game at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium memorable. Norvell and the Tigers captured the American Athletic Conference championship — after failing the previous two years — as Brady White’s 6-yard pass to Antonio Gibson...

Two people with knowledge of the decision say Memphis’ Mike Norvell will be introduced Sunday as Florida State's coach.

Dec. 7, 2019 8:58 PM EST
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two people with knowledge of the decision say Memphis’ Mike Norvell will be introduced Sunday as Florida State's coach.

8 new Tennessee sites added to historic places register

Dec. 7, 2019 1:43 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bank, a farm and a fallout shelter are among eight Tennessee sites recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Tennessee Historical Commission said in a news release Thursday that the eight properties have been deemed cultural resources worthy of preservation....

Reporter freed from immigration custody settles lawsuits

Dec. 6, 2019 11:40 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Spanish-language reporter who spent 15 months in immigration detention following his arrest during a protest has reached a legal settlement in a lawsuit against two governments in Memphis, Tennessee. The Commercial Appeal reports that the Shelby County government has paid Manuel...

AAC championship at stake in Memphis-Cincinnati rematch

Dec. 6, 2019 10:00 AM EST

For the fourth time ever, teams that met in a regular-season finale will play in a conference championship a week later. That makes Saturday’s Cincinnati-Memphis rematch to determine the American Athletic Conference a bit unusual. They’re returning to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium just eight days...

Man found with pounds of meth after Texas-to-Tennessee trip

Dec. 6, 2019 5:05 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A parolee found with a large quantity of methamphetamine after a bus ride from Texas to Tennessee has been convicted of drug and weapons charges, prosecutors said. Corey Young, 42, was convicted Wednesday of possession of meth with intent to sell and a weapons charge. The resident of...

Police: Patron angered by ketchup pulls gun at McDonald's

Dec. 5, 2019 1:03 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say an irate woman pointed a gun at fast food workers because they gave her ketchup instead of jelly. Asia Vester, 20, was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon, news outlets are reporting. According to a...