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Doobie Brothers unite with Michael McDonald for tour

Nov. 19, 2019 2:29 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees The Doobie Brothers are joining with singer and songwriter Michael McDonald for a 50th anniversary tour next year. McDonald, who sang with the band starting in 1975 before starting his own solo career, surprised fans at The Doobie Brothers...

Egbuta carries Tennessee St. past Fisk University 99-65

Nov. 18, 2019 11:55 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Emmanuel Egbuta scored 15 points with 11 rebounds off the bench to lead Tennessee State to a 99-65 win over NAIA-member Fisk University on Monday night. Wesley Harris had 15 points for Tennessee State (3-1). Carlos Marshall Jr. added 13 points with 10 rebounds and six assists....

Jones lifts Coastal Carolina past Middle Tennessee 93-72

Nov. 18, 2019 9:25 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Devante Jones had 21 points as Coastal Carolina routed Middle Tennessee 93-72 on Monday night. Ebrima Dibba had a career-high 17 points for Coastal Carolina (2-2). Tyrell Gumbs-Frater added 13 points and Tommy Burton had 11 points. Isaac Hippolyte grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds. C.J....

Titans hope bye helped heal up key players for stretch run

Nov. 18, 2019 7:47 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans believe their bye with the much-needed time off helped them heal for the final six games on the schedule. How much remains to be seen. Coach Mike Vrabel didn’t tip his hand Monday except to say he expected two of four Titans to test themselves when they...

Consecutive lopsided losses leave Jaguars last in AFC South

Nov. 18, 2019 6:02 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Another defensive debacle and another lopsided loss have the Jacksonville Jaguars on the verge of another second-rate season. The Jaguars (4-6) couldn't run the ball or stop the run for the second straight game Sunday, resulting in a 33-13 blowout at AFC South foe Indianapolis and...

Suit: School officials in Tennessee county push Christianity

Nov. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two atheist families are suing a Tennessee school system, claiming district officials there promote Christianity. The lawsuit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nashville by the American Civil Liberties Union. It claims Smith County school officials engage 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...

Notre Dame’s 12-year run in women’s AP Top 25 is over

Nov. 18, 2019 1:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame’s 12-year run in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll is over. The Fighting Irish fell out of the AP Top 25 on Monday for the first time since the end of the 2006-07 season, stopping a streak of 234 consecutive weeks being ranked. It was the third...

Murray scores 39 as Nuggets rout Grizzlies 131-114

Nov. 17, 2019 10:00 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jamal Murray didn’t take long to erase a bad night against Brooklyn. Murray, who was missed 10 of 11 shots against the Nets last time out, connected on his first four on Sunday en route to a season-high 39 points as the Nuggets dominated the Memphis Grizzlies for a 131-114...