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No. 16 Memphis beats Little Rock 68-58 as Wiseman watches

Nov. 20, 2019 11:58 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis players said they were unaware before Wednesday night’s game that star freshman James Wiseman had been suspended 12 games by the NCAA. There was another culprit for the No. 16 Tigers’ poor early play — a lack of respect for Arkansas-Little Rock —...

NCAA clears Memphis freshman Wiseman to return on Jan. 12

Nov. 20, 2019 11:25 PM EST

The James Wiseman saga finally has a resolution. After months of back-and-forth between Memphis and the NCAA, the sports governing body has cleared the heralded freshman to return to the basketball court on Jan. 12. Wiseman will sit out a total of 12 games under a decision announced by the NCAA. The sports...

NCAA clears Memphis’ James Wiseman to play; freshman can return to the court on Jan. 12 after missing 12 games

Nov. 20, 2019 5:29 PM EST
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — NCAA clears Memphis’ James Wiseman to play; freshman can return to the court on Jan. 12 after missing 12 games.

College Football Picks: Scoreboard watching for CFP hopefuls

Nov. 20, 2019 1:20 PM EST

Pac-12 powers No. 6 Oregon and No. 7 Utah are on the road this weekend, trying to continue their march to a mega-meeting with huge playoff ramifications in the conference championship game next month. They should also both be keeping an eye on the Big 12, where No. 8 Oklahoma is looming. And, of course, the...

Mom, boyfriend charged with capital murder in baby’s death

Nov. 20, 2019 7:56 AM EST

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Police have charged a Tennessee couple with capital murder in the death of a 1-year-old child at a Mississippi hotel. News outlets report the child’s mother, 18-year-old Kentavia Chapman, and her boyfriend, 37-year-old Pierre Jarrell, both of Memphis, are also charged with...

Dance teacher pleads guilty to exposing teen boy to HIV

Nov. 20, 2019 4:03 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A dance teacher who appeared on a reality TV show has pleaded guilty in Tennessee to raping a teenage student and exposing him to the AIDS virus. The Shelby County district attorney’s office said Tuesday that 30-year-old John Conner III avoided trial when he pleaded guilty to...

Burks scores 29 as Warriors end skid with win over Grizzlies

Nov. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — With Alec Burks leading the offense, the Golden State Warriors finally put together a team effort to end their seven-game slide. Burks scored a season-high 29 points, Glenn Robinson III added 20 and the Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 114-95 on Tuesday night. “We’ve...

Federal loans to help 3 Tennessee community projects

Nov. 19, 2019 4:27 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced loans for critical projects in three Tennessee communities. Department officials said last week that communities in 28 states and Puerto Rico will receive $394 million in direct loans to improve critical community facilities. In...

Judge denies DNA testing sought 13 years post-execution

Nov. 18, 2019 3:56 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The daughter of a man executed 13 years ago for murder does not have legal standing to seek DNA testing of evidence in the case, a Memphis judge ruled Monday, but the judge also said the ruling wasn’t based on the merits of the claims. April Alley is the daughter of Sedley...

The Latest: Daughter ‘heartbroken’ over DNA evidence ruling

Nov. 18, 2019 3:40 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on attempts to test DNA evidence in a murder 13 years after a Tennessee man was executed for the crime (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The daughter of a man executed for murder 13 years ago says she is “heartbroken” that a Tennessee judge dismissed her petition...