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Memphis man charged in 2007 killing during robbery

Aug. 17, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting of another man nearly 11 years ago. The Shelby County district attorney's office said Friday that 48-year-old Ricky Munn also has been charged with especially aggravated robbery in the death of...

Cumberland naming basketball court for school's former coach

Aug. 17, 2018 1:39 AM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Cumberland University's arena will have its court named in honor of former Cumberland men's coach Cliff Ellis. The designation will be made during a ceremony Friday at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena. Former players and other coaches are expected for the event at 1 p.m. Ellis coached at...

Tennessee man charged with killing 2 after Wisconsin arrest

Aug. 17, 2018 1:33 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who was arrested in Wisconsin has been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the shooting of his wife and another person. The Shelby County district attorney's office said Wednesday that 38-year-old Markese Gibbs was extradited last week to Memphis after his...

Johnny Sauter wins NASCAR Truck race at Bristol

Aug. 16, 2018 11:25 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Johnny Sauter took the lead with five laps left when John Hunter Nemechek slowed because of late fuel pickup issues, then held off Stewart Friesen on Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway for his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season. The 40-year-old Sauter...

Memphis Grizzlies sign guard Markel Crawford

Aug. 16, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Markel Crawford and added him to their training-camp roster. Crawford, a 23-year-old Memphis native, played seven games for the Grizzlies' NBA Summer League 2018 team in Las Vegas. He averaged 9.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 18.4 minutes in those...

Titans, Saints use new ways to keep NFL players cool in camp

Aug. 16, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has been so focused on football with his new team that he didn't realize until a few days into training camp just how special the benches on each sideline really are. Now he takes a couple of minutes whenever possible during practice to sit...

Nonprofit objects to remarks by Blackburn consultant

Aug. 16, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A left-leaning Tennessee nonprofit has objected to comments by a paid political consultant to U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate campaign, claiming the remarks signal illegal coordination with outside political groups. Tennessee Citizen Action says it has sent a formal complaint to...

Titans' Jackson flips after 2 interceptions against Bucs

Aug. 16, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee cornerback Adoree Jackson was flipping for joy after a couple of interceptions defending Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson and the rest of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 18th pick overall in 2017 by the Titans, Jackson celebrated picking off a pass to DeSean Jackson Thursday in a...

Missouri hoping to build off Lock's return, strong finish

Aug. 16, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When former Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Heupel left to become the head coach at Central Florida last year, it meant that Tigers quarterback Drew Lock would play his senior season with a third offensive coordinator in four years. "I was like, wow, this is going to be another...

The thrill and the truth of Aretha Franklin

Aug. 16, 2018 2:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The clarity and the command. The daring and the discipline. The thrill of her voice and the truth of her emotions. Like the best actors and poets, nothing came between how Aretha Franklin felt and what she could express, between what she expressed and how we responded. Blissful on "(You...