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National park sign vandalized with racist message, bear skin

Sep. 22, 2020 7:16 AM EDT

WALLAND, Tenn. (AP) — The National Park Service is trying to identify who mounted a cardboard sign with a racist message and hung a black bear skin over an entrance sign at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visitors reported seeing the bear skin and sign on Saturday morning on a welcome sign near a...

Debunked COVID story prompts differing responses on Fox News

Sep. 21, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's Steve Doocy apologized on Monday “for any confusion” in reporting a now-debunked story about the mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, supposedly concealing the number of coronavirus cases linked to bars and restaurants in that city because they were so low. But on...

Titans swap out trio on practice squad adding NFL experience

Sep. 21, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have added a trio of players with NFL experience to their practice squad, signing wide receiver Chester Rogers and a pair of defensive backs in Breon Borders and Greg Mabin. The Titans also removed defensive lineman Kobe Smith and defensive backs...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano looks for a receiver during an NCAA college football game against South Carolina in Knoxville, Tenn. Guarantano and the 16th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers are about to find out how much having the same offensive coordinator for consecutive seasons can help a quarterback. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

QB Guarantano opens as undisputed starter for No. 16 Vols

Sep. 21, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

Jarrett Guarantano and the 16th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers are about to find out how much it helps them having the same offensive coordinator for consecutive seasons. The quarterback who lost his starting job last season and even received death threats has had a full offseason to better learn what Jim Chaney...

Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry (58) celebrates after intercepting a pass to stop the final drive of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 33-30. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Happy at 1st 2-0 start since 2008, Titans see plenty to fix

Sep. 21, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans know their undefeated start won’t last for long if they don’t fix some issues quickly. “That’s the message that we have to relay to the players is that we’re happy to be 2-0, and we’re lucky in a lot of ways,”...

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark (17) signals a first down after a reception against Tennessee Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler (21) in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

High-scoring Jaguars are efficient, creative, entertaining

Sep. 21, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It’s been a while since anyone could honestly say this about the Jacksonville Jaguars: They’re fun to watch on offense. The Jaguars (1-1) are off to their best two-game start on that side off the ball in two decades, scoring a combined 57 points against division...

Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard (31) celebrates after teammate Harold Landry intercepted a pass to stop the final drive of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 33-30.(AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Gostkowski kicks 49-yarder as Titans beat Jaguars 33-30

Sep. 20, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans know good teams win ugly games, and being 2-0 for the first time in 12 years has a way of making any victory look much prettier. Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 49-yard field goal with 1:36 left, and the Tennessee Titans remain undefeated after holding off the...

The Latest: Butker's FG lifts Chiefs to OT win over Chargers

Sep. 20, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 2 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 7:50 p.m. Harrison Butker made a 58-yard field goal in overtime, lifting the Kansas City Chiefs to a 23-20 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Butker kicked the ball through the uprights three times at the end of the game on Sunday. A false start negated a...

Tennessee Titans cornerback Kristian Fulton (26) runs back an interception as Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) tries to tackle him in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Youth, inexperience show as Jaguars trail early, lose 33-30

Sep. 20, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

Growing pains were inevitably going to be part of Jacksonville’s season, especially with one of the youngest teams in the NFL. They showed up in Week 2, contributing to a huge hole and a 33-30 loss at Tennessee on Sunday. Second-year safety Andrew Wingard, starting in place of Jarrod Wilson, got picked on...

A black-eyed Susan flower grows among a variety of plants in an open grassland area at the May Prairie State Natural Area on Aug. 20, 2020, in Manchester, Tenn. Across much of the South, at least 90% of the native grasslands have been lost, the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative estimates. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Efforts afoot to save South's disappearing grasslands

Sep. 20, 2020 9:08 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In the early 2000s, a harvest of pine trees on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau led to a remarkable discovery. Once sunlight hit the ground, the seeds and rootstock of native grasses and wildflowers that had lain dormant for decades began to spring to life. The area was originally...