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Tennessee woman, 3 kids die in wrong-way interstate crash

Oct. 14, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

SOMERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Highway Patrol says a woman was killed along with three children while driving the wrong way on Interstate 269. The highway patrol says tests have been ordered to determine if Latricia Taylor of Collierville was driving under the influence. Police say she was driving...

Denver's defense leads Broncos past Titans 16-0

Oct. 13, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — On a day the Denver Broncos honored their past, their current roster put on a good, old-fashioned defensive destruction of the Tennessee Titans. The Broncos (2-4) blasted their way to seven sacks and three interceptions while sending Marcus Mariota to the bench and then stifling his backup,...

Still working '9 to 5,' Dolly Parton marks 50 years at Opry

Oct. 13, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country superstar Dolly Parton is still working "9 to 5," and doing what she loves as she celebrated her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. The 73-year-old actress, singer and songwriter, who first played the Opry when she was just a teenager, played the longstanding radio...

Bachus' 5 TD passes help UT Martin beat Tennessee Tech 55-14

Oct. 12, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Redshirt freshman John Bachus III threw for 331 yards and five touchdowns, both season highs, and UT Martin beat Tennessee Tech 55-14 on Saturday night. Colton Dowell had five receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns, Kevin Butler added two TD catches and Peyton Logan had 107...

Rice's 3 TD passes helps Murray St. beat Tennessee St. 31-17

Oct. 12, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Preston Rice threw for 271 yards and three touchdown passes to lead Murray State to a 31-17 victory over Tennessee State on Saturday. Jared McCray and Cory Thomas each added 74 yards rushing for Murray State (4-3, 2-1 Ohio Valley Conference). Cameron Rosendahl was 26 of 43 for 312...

Florida Atlantic rallies past Middle Tennessee, wins 28-13

Oct. 12, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Malcolm Davidson ran for 149 yards and a touchdown and Florida Atlantic used a strong second half to beat Middle Tennessee, 28-13 in a Conference USA clash Saturday. Middle Tennessee got on the board first when Asher O'Hara found CJ Windham in the end zone with a 30-yard touchdown...

Austin Peay rallies past Southeast Missouri State, 28-24

Oct. 12, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ahmaad Tanner punched into the end zone from 2 yards out for the game-winning score midway through the fourth quarter as Austin Peay knocked off Southeast Missouri State to give Austin Peay a 28-24 win over Southeast Missouri State in an Ohio Valley Conference clash on Saturday....

Defense delivers as Tennessee tops Mississippi State 20-10

Oct. 12, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's defense finally delivered the kind of performance that Jeremy Pruitt's teams produced consistently during his career as an assistant coach. The Volunteers intercepted three passes, shut down Southeastern Conference rushing leader Kylin Hill and withstood an injury to...

Vols need fifth-year senior Turner to emerge as team leader

Oct. 11, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Lamonte' Turner embraces having the ball in his hands when his team must get a basket with time running down. Now the fifth-year senior finally gets his opportunity at being the Volunteers' go-to scorer. "This is something you work for all your life," the 6-foot-2 guard...

Death row inmate's attorneys say appeal ignores justice

Oct. 11, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney for Tennessee death row inmate Abu-Ali Abudur'Rahman said Friday that the state attorney general is valuing "proceduralism over justice" with an attempt to scuttle a resentencing agreement. Brad MacLean, who has defended Abudur'Rahman (AHB'-dur-RAK'-mahn) for more than...