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No. 10 UCF rally for 31-30 comeback victory over Memphis

Oct. 13, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — With No. 10 Central Florida struggling and the nation's longest winning streak in jeopardy, first-year coach Josh Heupel decided to take a gamble. Facing fourth-and-1 in Memphis territory late in the third quarter and down 13 points, Heupel sent his offense back on the field and gave...

Suit filed in Tennessee seeks safeguards ahead of election

Oct. 12, 2018 10:56 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A group claiming that electronic voting machines used in Tennessee's largest county are not secure filed a lawsuit Friday to get the voting system replaced with paper ballots after the Nov. 6 election. The suit filed in Memphis federal court by Shelby County Advocates for Valid...

South Carolina man accused of burning caught in Mississippi

Oct. 12, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) — A South Carolina fugitive wanted on attempted murder charges has been arrested in northern Mississippi. Local news outlets report Joseph Dwain Bryan was arrested Friday on Interstate 55 just south of Memphis, Tennessee. He's jailed in DeSoto County awaiting extradition. Bryan is...

High-powered No. 10 UCF, Memphis set for AAC showdown

Oct. 12, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — The Memphis Tigers finally get the UCF Knights on their own field with a chance at a bit of payback for the double-overtime classic that cost them the American Athletic Conference title last season. The Knights pulled out a 62-55 win that preserved their undefeated season. Memphis...

Georgia-LSU headlines impressive list of conference matchups

Oct. 12, 2018 2:43 AM EDT

Now that the college football season has reached its midway point, the title chases in each of the conferences are starting to come into focus. This week should clear things up even more. No. 2 Georgia visits No. 13 LSU in a Southeastern Conference interdivisional matchup that could impact each division race. No....

Advocate demands election system review in Tennessee county

Oct. 11, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An elections integrity activist is demanding a rigorous security review of voting systems in Tennessee's largest county before the November election, and the replacement in the next year of its electronic voting machines with paper ballots. Attorney Carol Chumney says in a letter she...

2 men accused of raping 9-month-old girl, filming attack

Oct. 11, 2018 4:53 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two Tennessee men are accused of raping a 9-month-old girl and filming the attack. News outlets report 19-year-old Isiah Dequan Hayes and 22-year-old Daireus Jumare Ice were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on charges including especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor. A...

Tennessee editorial roundup

Oct. 10, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Oct. 7 The Johnson City Press says the governor's race should not play second fiddle to the Senate race: With all the attention focused on Tennessee's U.S. Senate race, voters easily could let interest wane in the state's other essential contest. President Donald...

College Football Picks: Why Pac-12 needs Washington to win

Oct. 10, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

If the Pac-12 wants to maximize its damaged hopes of placing a team in the College Football Playoff, No. 7 Washington needs to beat No. 17 Oregon on Saturday. The Huskies (5-1, 3-0) and Ducks (4-1, 1-1) meet in Eugene, Oregon, in a game that could go a long way to determining which team wins the Pac-12 North....

Grizzlies have high expectations with Gasol, healthy Conley

Oct. 10, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies know only too well that they won't outshoot or race up and down the court with the likes of Golden State and Houston. Their version of grit 'n grind that got them to seven straight playoff berths might not work with this current roster. But Memphis still has...