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Kentucky hosts FCS UT Martin, seeking bowl eligibility

Nov. 22, 2019 10:44 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — All that stands between Kentucky and bowl eligibility is UT Martin. If the Wildcats (5-5) can avoid a letdown and get a win against FCS-level UT Martin (7-4) in Saturday’s nonconference matchup they will be heading to a bowl game for a fourth consecutive season. Though the...

Tennessee authorities capture inmate who ran from hospital

Nov. 22, 2019 6:11 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say they captured an unrestrained inmate who escaped from a hospital and ran through the parking lot. Cellphone video taken by a Facebook user who said they were leaving the doctor on Wednesday shows the man still clad in his striped uniform jogging away...

Some Tennessee Valley Authority campsites close for winter

Nov. 22, 2019 5:15 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Campgrounds and visitor centers operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority have closed for winter. The agency says the campgrounds and visitor centers will reopen in spring 2020. TVA said Thursday that campgrounds have closed at six Tennessee dams, including Cherokee, Douglas,...

Tennessee man accused of beating, stabbing raccoon

Nov. 22, 2019 4:56 AM EST

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man is charged with animal cruelty in the stabbing death of a racoon. The Cookeville Herald-Citizen reports an arrest warrant for John Phillips accuses him of trapping a racoon in a cage on Wednesday. The warrant says the Cookeville resident then beat the animal with a...

Moretti sparks No. 12 Texas Tech in 2nd half of 72-57 win

Nov. 22, 2019 12:42 AM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Davide Moretti provided the kind of spark No. 12 Texas Tech can rely on from the only returning starter from last season’s national runner-up that now has a bunch of freshmen. Moretti scored 13 of his 19 points after halftime, including four 3-pointers, and the Red Raiders kept...

Canucks score 5 power-play goals, beat Predators 6-3

Nov. 21, 2019 11:58 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks hurt the Nashville Predators with their power play. Again. Bo Horvat scored one of Vancouver’s five power-play goals, and the Canucks beat Nashville 6-3 on Thursday night to stop a three-game slide. The Canucks went 5 for 6 with the man advantage. Elias...

Vick scores 16 to lead Tennessee Tech past Winthrop 61-58

Nov. 21, 2019 10:35 PM EST

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Hunter Vick scored seven of his 16 points in the final 19 seconds to help Tennessee Tech beat Winthrop 61-58 on Thursday night. Vick’s late 3-pointer stretched the Golden Eagles’ lead to 57-52. Hunter Hale made two 3s between a pair of Vick free throws to pull Winthrop...

Evans scores 18 as No. 9 Louisville throttles Chattanooga

Nov. 21, 2019 10:04 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville’s defense never rested as the Cardinals overwhelmed Chattanooga. Dana Evans scored 18 points to lead No. 8 Louisville to an 86-37 victory over the Mocs on Thursday night. Despite posting a season high in points, the Cardinals (4-0) were more impressive on defense....

Tennessee congressman backing 2 climate bills

Nov. 21, 2019 7:47 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper has announced he is backing climate legislation, the Green New Deal and the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019. Cooper cited former Vice President Al Gore, whose presentation at Vanderbilt University this week focused on the speed at which the climate is changing....

2 doctors plead guilty in health care fraud case

Nov. 21, 2019 7:25 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Two doctors have pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, in a news release, said 37-year-old Dr. Shahjahan Sultan, of Madison, Mississippi, and 56-year-old Dr. Thomas Edward Sturdavant, of Kingsport, Tennessee, entered their pleas...