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In this Jan. 30, 2020, photo, Kelsea Ballerini poses in Nashville, Tenn., to promote her third album,

Kelsea Ballerini goes on a 'first-name basis' on third album

Mar. 18, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kelsea Ballerini is an oversharer, both on social media and in songs, and those inner conversations, anxieties and obsessions show a country star navigating fame and pop music on her third album “kelsea.” “I am loud and I talk too much,” Ballerini, 26,...

Police investigating after Tennessee player shot in leg

Mar. 9, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive back Brandon Davis is recovering after being shot in the leg in an incident being investigated by Knoxville police. An incident report says someone alerted a Knoxville police officer at 12:32 a.m. Saturday that Davis had been shot. The 20-year-old sophomore from...

Auburn guard Samir Doughty (10) and forward Danjel Purifoy (3) react to a 3-point shot during an NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Knoxville, Tenn. Doughty made 8 of 13 3-pointers and finished with 32 points as No. 17 Auburn beat Tennessee 85-63 to snap a two-game skid in the regular-season finale. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Doughty makes 8 3s as No. 17 Auburn beats Tennessee 85-63

Mar. 7, 2020 4:18 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers played their best game of the season on Saturday, reminding coach Bruce Pearl of how they played a year ago in turning in the best postseason in program history. Samir Doughty made 8 of 13 3-pointers and finished with 32 points as No. 17 Auburn beat Tennessee...

Tennessee forward John Fulkerson (10) dribbles the ball past Florida forward Keyontae Johnson (11)  during an NCAA college basketball game in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Tennessee hold off Florida 63-58 behind Fulkerson

Feb. 29, 2020 6:02 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Fulkerson knew the shot clock was winding down and Tennessee needed something to halt a furious Florida comeback. Fulkerson set his feet and let a 3-point shot fly from near the top of the key. The junior forward had only attempted one other 3-pointer in his entire career, and...

Tennessee's Trey Smith wins Jason Witten Man of Year Award

Feb. 18, 2020 11:55 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tennessee offensive lineman Trey Smith has won the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award given annually to a Division I football player who has shown exceptional courage, integrity and sportsmanship on and off the field. The award was given out Tuesday night at the Dallas...

Kotsar, South Carolina rally to beat Tennessee 63-61

Feb. 15, 2020 10:02 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s Maik Kotsar swished four free throws in the final 21 seconds to deliver an improbable 63-61 win over Tennessee on Saturday. “Kotsar last year would avoid getting fouled because he did not want to shoot a free throw,” coach Frank Martin said....

Jury in Tennessee convicts 4 for operating 'pill mills'

Feb. 14, 2020 5:53 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four people have been convicted in a Tennessee federal court of illegally distributing more than 11 million prescription opioid pills from four clinics, federal prosecutors said Friday. After a three-month trial, a jury in Knoxville convicted Sylvia Hofstetter, 55, of racketeering...

Kentucky guard Tyrese Maxey (3) shoots a reverse layup past Tennessee forward John Fulkerson (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Knoxville, Tenn. Kentucky won 77-64. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

No. 15 Kentucky finally wins at Tennessee with 77-64 triumph

Feb. 8, 2020 5:01 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kentucky continued its recent surge by finally finding a way to beat Rick Barnes’ Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville. Immanuel Quickley scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half as No. 15 Kentucky beat Tennessee 77-64 on Saturday to win for the sixth time in seven games....

Winston-Salem Fire Department firefighters with the Rescue Task Force rescue James Benjamin from his home at Liberty Landing Apartments as flood waters rise around the building on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Bad weather moves into Eastern states; 5 dead in South

Feb. 7, 2020 6:12 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Extreme wind gusts, blowing snow and widespread flooding made traveling treacherous on Friday as a storm system moved into the northeastern United States, leaving rising water and at least five deaths in its wake across the South. More than 400,000 homes and businesses were without...

No. 8 Mississippi State women trounce No. 23 Tennessee 72-55

Feb. 6, 2020 10:33 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mississippi State showcased one of its greatest strengths while exposing Tennessee’s major weakness. The eighth-ranked Bulldogs forced 23 turnovers in a 72-55 triumph at No. 23 Tennessee on Thursday night. Mississippi State (21-3, 9-1 Southeastern Conference) is forcing 22...