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LSU's Mainieri gets emotional as he heads into retirement

Jun. 13, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

Paul Mainieri couldn't contain his emotions while his team batted in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday. His team down nine runs to Tennessee in Knoxville, the retiring LSU coach looked straight ahead from his spot in the dugout, swallowed hard a couple times and took...

Vols end Mainieri’s run, reach Omaha for 1st time since 2005

Jun. 13, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jake Rucker hit two home runs in Game 2 of the Nashville Super Regional, and No. 3 national seed Tennessee advanced to the College World Series with a 15-6 win over LSU, concluding the career of Tigers coach Paul Mainieri on Sunday. The...

Lawyers seek commutation of woman's death sentence

Jun. 13, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lawyers for the only woman on Tennessee's death row are asking the state Supreme Court to recommend that Gov. Bill Lee commute her sentence to life after prosecutors sought an execution date. The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office asked the...

Southern Baptists meet amid controversy over leaked letters

Jun. 13, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Southern Baptists prepare for their biggest annual meeting in more than a quarter-century, accusations that leaders have shielded churches from claims of sexual abuse and simmering tensions around race threaten to once again mire the nation’s largest Protestant...

Tennessee group refurbishes two-wheelers for people in need

Jun. 13, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A couple of years ago, Blake Pierce noticed a 10- or 11-year-old boy in his Red Bank neighborhood with worn-out sneakers. “Why? Because he didn’t have brakes on his bike,” explained Pierce, who noticed the boy dragging his feet to slow...

Dallas strikes out 12, Tennessee beats LSU 4-2 in opener

Jun. 12, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chad Dallas had 12 strikeouts over six innings, Sean Hunley threw three scoreless innings of relief and Tennessee beat LSU 4-2 on Saturday night to open the best-of-3 Knoxville Super Regional. Tennessee (49-16), the No. 3 overall seed, can...

Tennessee man found guilty in missing son's death

Jun. 12, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Saturday convicted a Tennessee man of first-degree murder in the perpetration of a felony in the death of his 5-year-old son, whose body remains missing years later. Joe Clyde Daniels was reported missing April 4, 2018. His father,...

Leiter strikes out 10, Vandy CWS bound with 4-1 win over ECU

Jun. 12, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jack Leiter had 10 strikeouts in seven innings on Saturday and No. 4 seed Vanderbilt advanced to the College World Series with a 4-1 win over No. 13 seed East Carolina in Game 2 of the Nashville Super Regional. Leiter (10-3) allowed two hits, one...

Tennessee father indicted in death of 2-year-old son

Jun. 12, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man faces charges that include first-degree murder in the perpetration of aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect in what prosecutors say was a beating that killed his 2-year-old son last year. On Friday, Shelby County...

Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race

Jun. 12, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As middle school teacher Brittany Paschall assembled a lesson plan on the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, she wondered how she might have to go about it differently next year under a new Tennessee state law that prohibits teaching certain concepts of race and...