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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) gets a shot past Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) for an overtime goal in an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The Penguins won 5-4. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The Latest: Wizards-Bucks game postponed

Jan. 20, 2021 11:12 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Washington’s game Friday at the Milwaukee Bucks has been postponed by the NBA because the Wizards have too few players available due to coronavirus issues. It is the Wizards’ sixth consecutive game that was...

4 Vols announce transfer plans 2 days after Pruitt's firing

Jan. 20, 2021 8:55 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Linebacker Henry To'o To'o, running back Eric Gray, linebacker Quavaris Crouch and offensive lineman Jahmir Johnson all entered the NCAA transfer portal Wednesday, two days after Tennessee fired coach Jeremy Pruitt and nine others. Tennessee spokesman Bill Martin confirmed all four...

Defense shines as ETSU defeats Western Carolina 59-48

Jan. 20, 2021 6:53 PM EST

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Ledarrius Brewer recorded 15 points as East Tennessee State got past Western Carolina 59-48 on Wednesday. David Sloan added 12 points with five assists and Ty Brewer had 12 points and seven rebounds for East Tennessee State (8-5, 4-1 Southern Conference). Damari Monsanto added 13...

This undated photo provided by Fourth Purpose shows Josh Smith, of Knoxville, Tenn. At least four Tennessee men are among the people pardoned by President Donald Trump during the final hours of his term, and three of them have dedicated their lives to helping other inmates and those at risk of incarceration. Smith is trying to make it easier for prisoners to reintegrate into society. (Fourth Purpose via AP)

At least 4 Tennessee men receive presidential pardons

Jan. 20, 2021 6:18 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — At least four Tennessee men are among the 73 people pardoned by President Donald Trump during the final hours of his term, and three of them have dedicated their lives to helping other inmates and those at risk of incarceration. Robert Sherrill is a Nashville resident who served...

FILE - Tennessee coach Kellie Harper is shown during an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. , in this Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, file photo. No. 25 Tennessee (9-2) will host No. 3 UConn (8-0) for the first time in 15 years Thursday night, Jan. 21, 2021, in the second game of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Revival Series. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)

Lady Vols set to host UConn, trying to rebuild hoops program

Jan. 20, 2021 3:49 PM EST

Kellie Harper feels the shadow of Pat Summitt still looms over the Tennessee Lady Vols, as well as the expectations that come with coaching the winningest program in women's college basketball history. The second-year Tennessee head coach also knows the program is a shadow of what it was under Summitt, and that...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jan. 20, 2021 1:21 PM EST

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Jan. 18 The Johnson City Press on honoring Tennessee icon Dolly Parton with a statue at the state Capitol: A Tennessee lawmaker has filed a bill in the state General Assembly that we can all support — adding a statue of Dolly Parton to the grounds of the...

Lamont to co-chair national task force on pandemic response

Jan. 20, 2021 10:09 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee have been appointed to co-chair a national task force designed to coordinate the response of states to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Lamont, a Democrat, and Lee, a Republican, will lead the new National Governor Association's...

Train tanker flash fire injures 2 workers

Jan. 20, 2021 9:56 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two workers at a Memphis company who were attempting to remove the top cover of a train tanker car that contained a cooking oil product were injured in a flash fire and taken to the hospital, officials said. One worker at Runyon Industries suffered second-degree burns on his hands and...

Lee: ICON Clinical Research to expand operations

Jan. 20, 2021 5:04 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced that ICON Clinical Research, Inc. is expanding its Brentwood research operations to create 85 new jobs over the next five years. Lee, along with Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe, made the announcement...

Tennessee to draw $458M federal aid for housing rent relief

Jan. 20, 2021 4:13 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee housing officials say the state will receive about $458 million in federal COVID-19 money for rent relief. The Tennessee Housing Development Agency says it is setting up a web portal and call center and preparing staff to review and process thousands of payments to...