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Fischer's 1st hat trick sends Coyotes past Blue Jackets 4-1

Oct. 23, 2018 11:51 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Christian Fischer got his first career hat trick, Darcy Kuemper stopped 35 shots and the Arizona Coyotes rallied to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Tuesday night. Fischer scored in all three periods to help the Coyotes beat Columbus for the first time in the last seven tries...

Burns caps late rally, Sharks beat Predators 5-4

Oct. 23, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brent Burns scored with 2:52 remaining to cap a rally from a late two-goal deficit, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Nashville Predators 5-4 on Tuesday night. The Sharks cooled off the NHL's hottest team, ending the Predators' five-game winning streak. Burns' one-timer from the left...

Tennessee groups seek court order, claim election violations

Oct. 23, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two groups in Tennessee say they've witnessed multiple legal violations by election officials and are asking a court to intervene. The Tennessee Black Voter Project and the Memphis branch of the NAACP said in a news release Tuesday that their representatives witnessed the violations...

Receiver-needy Jets sign former Titans WR Rishard Matthews

Oct. 23, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have some much-needed help for their banged-up receiving group. They signed free-agent wide receiver Rishard Matthews, who was released by Tennessee last month after requesting the move because he felt he was being underused. He had three catches for 11 yards in three...

Tennessee to launch chancellor search in January

Oct. 23, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee says it will begin a national search for its next chancellor in January. Retiring UT President Joe DiPietro sent out a release Tuesday updating the chancellor selection process. DiPietro said that Randy Boyd will establish a search advisory committee after taking over as...

Graham to boost Blackburn Senate bid Sunday in Tennessee

Oct. 23, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is bringing his midterm campaign trail tour to Tennessee, where he will rally support for GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate bid. Blackburn's campaign says the rally will be Sunday afternoon at Chaffin's Barn in Nashville. Graham vehemently defended...

Purdue's Edwards headlines preseason AP All-America team

Oct. 23, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

Carsen Edwards went through the NBA draft combine and multiple workouts before deciding to return for his junior season at Purdue. The Boilermakers are sure happy he did after losing four seniors and most of their scoring. The prolific guard was the leading vote getter in The Associated Press preseason men's...

Man's lethal injection fight may lead him to electric chair

Oct. 23, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys for a Tennessee death row prisoner were trying to spare him from lethal injection and they succeeded — but not the way they hoped. Instead of getting the needle, Edmund Zagorski is scheduled to die in the electric chair on Nov. 1. If the execution goes forward, he...

Report: Homicide rates in Memphis, Shelby County decrease

Oct. 23, 2018 11:17 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A report says the homicide rates in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee, have decreased now compared to a year ago. The Commercial Appeal reported Monday that the University of Memphis Public Safety Institute and the Memphis Shelby County Crime Commission released the new report...

Pilot Flying J ex-pres wants Christmas at home before prison

Oct. 23, 2018 10:29 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The former president of the largest U.S. fuel retailer wants to spend the winter holidays at home before reporting to prison for his role in a scheme to defraud trucking companies. A federal judge had previously granted Mark Hazelwood's request to postpone reporting to prison for...