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Affidavit: Slain Tennessee counselor was sexually assaulted

Dec. 9, 2019 6:37 AM EST

MADISON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee counselor was sexually assaulted before being stabbed to death by a stranger, according to an arrest affidavit. Melissa Hamilton, 50, was found dead last week unclothed in a back office of Crossroads Counseling in Madison, according to The Tennessean. Suspect Brian Dewayne...

Texas women hand Lady Vols first loss, 66-60

Dec. 8, 2019 10:26 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lashann Higgs and Sugg Sutton scored 19 points apiece and Texas handed No. 17 Tennessee its first loss of the season 66-60 on Sunday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Higgs' basket with 8:56 to play started an 8-0 run capped by a pair of Sutton buckets that had the Longhorns on top for...

Titans win 4th straight, 42-21 over Raiders

Dec. 8, 2019 8:54 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The way the Tennessee Titans offense is rolling under Ryan Tannehill, an early interception proved to be an easy obstacle to overcome. Tannehill threw for 391 yards and three touchdowns, Derrick Henry ran for two scores and the Titans won their fourth straight game by beating the...

No. 15 Memphis tabs Silverfield as Tigers' interim coach

Dec. 8, 2019 7:05 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis has named Ryan Silverfield as the Tigers' interim coach, and athletic director Laird Veatch will oversee the search to replace Mike Norvell after he was introduced as Florida State's new coach. Silverfield was Norvell's deputy head coach and co-offensive coordinator in...

Vander Plas leads Ohio past Tennessee Tech 81-54

Dec. 8, 2019 5:10 PM EST

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ben Vander Plas and Jason Preston combined for 41 points, 20 rebounds and 12 assists as Ohio defeated Tennessee Tech 81-54 on Sunday. Vander Plas had 21 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers for the Bobcats (7-3), which won its fourth-straight game. Preston had 20...

Indiana, Tennessee set to meet in Gator Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 4:53 PM EST

Indiana (8-4, Big Ten) vs Tennessee (7-5, SEC), Jan. 2, 7 p.m. ET LOCATION: Jacksonville, Florida TOP PLAYERS Indiana: WR Whop Philyor, 69 catches, 1,001 yards, five touchdowns. Tennessee: WR Jauan Jennings, 57 catches, 942 yards, eight touchdowns. NOTABLE Indiana: The Hoosiers have won eight games for the eighth...

No. 21 Navy to match up with Kansas State in Liberty Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 4:41 PM EST

Kansas State (8-4, Big 12) vs. No. 21 Navy (9-2, American Athletic Conference), Dec. 31, 3:45 p.m. ET LOCATION: Memphis, Tennessee TOP PLAYERS Kansas State: DE Wyatt Hubert, 12 ½ tackles for loss, 7 sacks Navy: QB Malcolm Perry, 238 carries for 1,500 yards and 19 TDs. 43 of 79 passing for 1,027 yards with 6...

Florida State introduces Mike Norvell as Seminoles’ coach

Dec. 8, 2019 4:19 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Norvell was the first coach Florida State interviewed for its football vacancy and though the search took school administrators around the country, they kept coming back to the man running Memphis’ program. “We really liked him,” Florida State athletics...

Chattanooga steamrolls Tennessee Wesleyan 99-51

Dec. 8, 2019 4:15 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Ryan and Ramon Vila combined to score 34 points, missing just three shots between them, and Chattanooga rolled to a 99-51 victory over NAIA-member Tennessee Wesleyan on Sunday. Ryan scored 18 for the Mocs (6-4), sinking 4 of 6 from 3-point range. Vila added 16 points on...

Mother, son survive tough kidney transplant surgery

Dec. 8, 2019 10:17 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Noah Broadway has three kidneys. The Memphis teenager has the two kidneys he was born with, which don't work well. He also has a third one, healthy, that was transplanted into his body in an operation that could have killed him. The operation could have killed his mother, too, because...