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Dallas strikes out 12, Tennessee beats LSU 4-2 in opener

Jun. 12, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chad Dallas had 12 strikeouts over six innings, Sean Hunley threw three scoreless innings of relief and Tennessee beat LSU 4-2 on Saturday night to open the best-of-3 Knoxville Super Regional. Tennessee (49-16), the No. 3 overall seed, can...

Knoxville police create unit to try to stop shooting deaths

Jun. 12, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Knoxville Police Chief Eve Thomas gets a phone call every time someone is shot to death in the city. She’s received 22 of those calls this year. Four came the week of May 17. “It’s horrible every time. Everybody’s got a parent. You’ve...

Testimony: Professor noted ties to China in reports

Jun. 09, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A University of Tennessee professor charged with hiding his relationship with a Chinese university to get research grants from a federal agency filed multiple reports with the school detailing his ties, according to court testimony. Anming Hu is...

Professor charged with hiding China ties claims innocence

Jun. 08, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A University of Tennessee professor charged with hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government is innocent of the federal charges, his attorney said during a trial in Knoxville. ...

Dugas hits 2 HRs, LSU beats Oregon 9-8, wins Eugene Regional

Jun. 08, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Gavin Dugas went 3 for 3 with two home runs, Drew Bianco hit a two-run shot in the sixth inning and LSU beat top-seeded Oregon 9-8 on Sunday night to win the Eugene Regional. LSU plays fellow Southeastern Conference member...

Trial begins for professor accused of hiding ties to China

Jun. 07, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury trial began Monday in the case of a University of Tennessee professor charged with hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government. The trial in Knoxville federal court is...

Teen, pontoon boat operator die on Tennessee lake

Jun. 07, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A teenager on a personal watercraft was killed in an accident on a Tennessee lake, and a pontoon boat operator died trying to save her, authorities said. The teen's watercraft hit a concrete railroad bridge support on Fort Loudoun Lake in...

Vols beat Liberty 3-1, make 1st Super Regional since 2005

Jun. 06, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Drew Gilbert homered for the third straight game and No. 3 overall seed Tennessee beat No. 3 regional seed Liberty 3-1 in the Knoxville Regional final on Sunday night. The Volunteers (48-16) beat Liberty twice during the regional and advanced to...

Guy, Liberty overwhelm Duke in a 15-4 elimination game win

Jun. 06, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jalen Guy hit a grand slam home run in the bottom of the first and Liberty posted an eight-run first inning to dominate Duke in a 15-4 win in an elimination game at the Knoxville Regional on Sunday. After a three-up, three-down inning for Duke to...

Tennessee hits 5 home runs, beats Liberty 9-3

Jun. 05, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Liam Spence led off the game with a home run and hit another in the second inning, and No. 3 overall seed Tennessee beat No. 3 regional seed Liberty 9-3 on Saturday in the winners bracket game of the double elimination Knoxville Regional. Liberty...