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Stidham rallies Patriots to 22-17 victory over Titans

Aug. 17, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota jumped into the air and flipped over Patriots cornerback Duron Harmon into the end zone for a 2-point conversion. In a preseason game nearly eight months after the Titans quarterback couldn't play in Tennessee's regular-season finale because of nerve injuries. Mariota...

Hamlin wins at Bristol to spoil DiBenedetto's upset bid

Aug. 17, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The winner climbed from his car and immediately apologized for denying an underdog his first career victory. The runner-up, in tears over his near miss, was raucously embraced by the crowd for his oh-so-close effort. Bristol Motor Speedway was a bizarre mix of emotions Saturday night...

The Latest: Denny Hamlin wins at Bristol

Aug. 17, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway (all times local): 10:45 Denny Hamlin has raced to his fourth victory of the season by holding off Matt DiBenedetto at Bristol Motor Speedway. DiBenedetto finished a career-best second just days after learning Leavine Family...

Reddick drives from last to 1st to win Bristol

Aug. 16, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Tyler Reddick drove from last to first and won the Xfinity Series race Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway after leader Justin Allgaier hit the wall late. Reddick, the Xfinity Series points leader and defending series champion, had to start last in the field because his car failed...

Hamlin wins 1st pole of season for Toyota and Gibbs

Aug. 16, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has won the pole for Saturday night's race at Bristol Motor Speedway, a critical short-track showdown for drivers trying to qualify for the playoffs. The Daytona 500 winner turned a lap at 129.230 mph in his Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in Friday's qualifying session. His...

Drivers eyeing playoff spots and job security at Bristol

Aug. 16, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — There is very little wiggle room in the race to make NASCAR's playoffs, and as free agency hits full steam drivers are trying to secure their futures as fast as possible. Among those on the bubble is Clint Bowyer, in the 16th and final qualifying spot and in a freefall the past two...

More than 200 animals removed from house, homeowner charged

Aug. 16, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman who authorities say had more than 200 animals inside her home has been charged with animal cruelty. News outlets report all animals had been taken away by Friday afternoon from the home of Caroline Adkins in Pikeville. More than 160 dogs and more than 40 cats were...

Family, friends bid goodbye to slain corrections employee

Aug. 16, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hundreds of family and friends gathered Friday in a Tennessee church to bid goodbye to a beloved correctional administrator killed last week, allegedly by an escaped inmate who sparked a four-day manhunt. The 64-year-old Debra Johnson was remembered for being a devout Christian,...

Investigators: Earnhardt's plane bounced, went off runway

Aug. 16, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — The plane carrying NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family bounced multiple times during a crash landing and veered off the runway before ending up on a Tennessee highway, investigators said Friday. "It's just the grace of the good Lord that a vehicle didn't get struck by...

Tennessee to sell alcoholic beverages at home football games

Aug. 16, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is the latest Southeastern Conference school to sell alcoholic beverages at upcoming home football games. School officials say alcohol sales will begin with the second home game Sept. 7 game against Brigham Young. Southeastern Conference chancellors and school presidents...