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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...

A long-term care facility staff member, Pam Byers LPN, receives the COVID-19 vaccination for Oklahoma nursing home residents and staff at The Lodge at Brookline in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP)

The Latest: Hawaii says scarcity hinders vaccination efforts

Jan. 19, 2021 9:10 PM EST

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s leaders say limited supply is the main thing constraining distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in the state. Hawaii received 59,000 doses of the vaccine last week, but expects to get only about 32,000 this week. Still, Lt. Gov. Josh Green says the state expects to be able to...

This undated photo provided by the Tennessee State Senate shows Tennessee state Sen. Katrina Robinson posing for a photo in Nashville, Tenn. Already facing charges of stealing more than $600,000 in federal funds from a health care school she directed, Robinson has been indicted in a new fraud case, the U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis said Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (Tennessee State Senate via AP)

Tennessee state senator charged again in federal court

Jan. 19, 2021 6:42 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Already facing allegations of stealing more than $600,000 in federal funds from a health care school she directed, a Tennessee state senator has been charged in a new fraud case, the U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis said Tuesday. Democrat Katrina Robinson and two other people...

FILE - This file photo provided by Tennessee Department of Correction shows Pervis Payne.   An attorney for Payne says DNA evidence belonging to the Tennessee death row inmate has been found on part of a knife used in the slayings of a mother and daughter 33 years ago, but DNA from an unknown man also was found on the murder weapon. Attorney Kelley Henry presented a report on DNA tests on the knife and other evidence ordered by Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Paula Skahan in September 2020.  (Tennessee Department of Correction via AP, File)

Tests show DNA of death row inmate, unknown man, on knife

Jan. 19, 2021 5:24 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — DNA evidence belonging to a Tennessee death row inmate has been found on part of a knife used in the killings of a mother and daughter 33 years ago, but DNA from an unknown man also was found on the murder weapon, an attorney for Pervis Payne said in a Memphis court Tuesday. Attorney...

A FedEx aircraft takes off past the tail of another parked on the tarmac of Miami International Airport, Monday, July 27, 2020, in Miami. FedEx plans to cut up to 6,300 jobs in Europe after its acquisition of TNT Express. FedEx said Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021,  that the cuts will take place over 18 months and include express-delivery operations and back-office employees of TNT across the continent.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

FedEx to cut up to 6,300 jobs in Europe over next 18 months

Jan. 19, 2021 4:43 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx plans to cut up to 6,300 jobs in Europe as it completes the process of combining its own operation with that of a Dutch delivery company it bought in 2016. FedEx said in a statement Tuesday that the cuts will take place over 18 months and include express-delivery operations and...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) drives against Phoenix Suns guard Jevon Carter (4) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Morant has 17 points, 10 assists; Grizzlies top Suns 108-104

Jan. 18, 2021 9:13 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant had 17 points and 10 assists and took a key charge late as the Memphis Grizzlies won their fifth straight, beating the Phoenix Suns 108-104 on Monday. Morant assisted on Grayson Allen’s 3-pointer with 1:06 left to give Memphis a 101-98 lead, then scored on a drive...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) goes to the basket next to Philadelphia 76ers guard Shake Milton (18) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Morant returns, Grizzlies top 76ers 106-104 for 4th straight

Jan. 16, 2021 11:51 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant returned to the Memphis lineup after missing eight games with an ankle injury and scored 17 points, leading the Grizzlies to a 106-104 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. Morant, who sprained his left ankle Dec. 28 at Brooklyn, added six assists. Rookie...

Memphis' health concerns cancels game at No. 16 USF women

Jan. 16, 2021 8:40 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Tigers have canceled their Sunday game at No. 16 South Florida, choosing not to play because of health and safety concerns. Memphis (2-7) announced the decision Saturday. American Athletic Conference policy gives the final decision to play specific games — or not...

FILE - In an Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, fans wait in line outside Graceland, Elvis Presley's Memphis home, in Memphis, Tenn. Elvis Presley’s Graceland says it will reopen Thursday, May 21, 2020 after it shut down tours and exhibits due to the new coronavirus outbreak. The tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, said Sunday that it has adjusted its tours, and restaurant and retail operations, since it closed in March. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)

Elvis Presley's Graceland starting live virtual tours

Jan. 15, 2021 11:47 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Graceland is now offering live online tours for fans around the world, including those who can't travel to the Tennessee tourist attraction during the coronavirus pandemic. Graceland said the two-hour guided tours will take virtual visitors into Presley's former...

This photo provided Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, by Memphis Police Department shows Memphis Police Officer Patric Ferguson, who was arrested and accused of kidnapping a man and fatally shooting him. Ferguson, a Memphis police officer since 2018, was charged in the death of Robert Howard of Memphis. Howard was reported missing Wednesday, Memphis police said in a statement Sunday on Twitter. (Memphis Police Department via AP)

Tennessee police officer charged in kidnap-slaying

Jan. 11, 2021 5:58 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police officer was charged with kidnapping a man in a squad car while on duty and fatally shooting him, authorities said. Patric Ferguson, a Memphis police officer since 2018, was charged in the death of Robert Howard, 30, of Memphis. Howard was reported missing Wednesday,...