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FILE This Monday Jan. 27, 2020 file photo shows Equal Rights Amendment supporter Donna Granski, right, from Midlothian Va., cheers the passage of the House ERA Resolution in the Senate chambers at the Capitol in Richmond, Va.  The resolution passed 27-12.  In a state once synonymous with the Old South, Democrats are using their newfound legislative control to refashion Virginia as the region's progressive leader on racial, social and economic issues. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Five GOP-led states seek to block Equal Rights Amendment

Feb. 21, 2020 6:59 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Five Republican-led states are seeking to block an effort by three Democratic-led states to see the Equal Rights Amendment is adopted into the U.S. Constitution. The five states — Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Nebraska and South Dakota — filed a motion on Thursday to...

Kentucky forward Nate Sestina (1) shoots over LSU forward Emmitt Williams (5) as LSU forward Darius Days (0) watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

No. 10 Kentucky looks to extend SEC lead against Florida

Feb. 21, 2020 3:19 AM EST

Here are a few things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball this weekend: GAME OF THE WEEKEND Florida (17-9, 9-4) at No. 10 Kentucky (21-5, 11-2): The host Wildcats have won five in a row and stand alone atop the standings with a two-game edge on Florida, Auburn and LSU — the latter two of which...

Crosland sparks Tennessee Tech to 78-65 win over UT Martin

Feb. 20, 2020 10:51 PM EST

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cade Crosland came off the bench to score 15 points and Tennessee Tech turned back Tennessee-Martin 78-65 on Thursday night. Crosland did all his damage from beyond the 3-point stripe, sinking 5 of 11 attempts for the Golden Eagles (8-20, 5-10 Ohio Valley Conference). Jr. Clay...

FILE - This photo provided by Tennessee Department of Correction shows death row inmate Nicholas Sutton. According to the Tennessee Department of Correction, Sutton is scheduled to be executed Thursday, Feb. 20 for killing a fellow inmate. (Tennessee Department of Correction via AP, File)

Tennessee man gets electric chair for killing fellow inmate

Feb. 20, 2020 10:42 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A convicted murderer was put to death in Tennessee's electric chair Thursday, becoming the state's fifth prisoner over 16 months to choose electrocution over the state's preferred method of lethal injection. Nicholas Sutton, 58, was pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m. at the Riverbend...

No. 22 Arkansas women beat Tennessee 83-75

Feb. 20, 2020 10:15 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Amber Ramirez scored 29 points with five 3-pointers to help No. 22 Arkansas beat Tennessee 83-75 on Thursday night. Alexis Tolefree added 22 points and Chelsea Dungee scored 16 for the Razorbacks (21-5, 9-4 SEC), who made all four free throws after the Volunteers (17-9, 7-6) cut a...

Taylor sparks Eastern Kentucky past Tennessee State 83-62

Feb. 20, 2020 10:11 PM EST

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Ty Taylor tossed in 22 points and Eastern Kentucky rolled to an 83-62 victory over Tennessee State on Thursday night. Taylor hit 6 of 14 shots from the floor, including 3 of 6 from 3-point range, and all seven of his free throws for the Colonels (14-14, 11-4 Ohio Valley Conference)....

A Tennessee man who killed a fellow prisoner becomes the fifth inmate to die in the electric chair in the past 16 months

Feb. 20, 2020 9:21 PM EST
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who killed a fellow prisoner becomes the fifth inmate to die in the electric chair in the past 16 months.

Washington Post wins 'Grand Slam' honors at APSE contest

Feb. 20, 2020 3:39 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Washington Post is the lone media group to earn Grand Slam honors in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors’ writing and sections contest that wrapped up this week in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Post, competing in the A Division (83,000 and over circulation), placed...

Tisdale lifts ETSU past Furman 75-66 in SoCon showdown

Feb. 19, 2020 10:26 PM EST

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Isaiah Tisdale scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Patrick Good scored all 13 of his points in the second half and East Tennessee State defeated Furman 75-66 on Wednesday night in a showdown for first place in the Southern Conference. Bo Hodges added 14 points and seven...

Achiuwa scores 24 to lift Memphis past East Carolina 77-73

Feb. 19, 2020 9:43 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Precious Achiuwa scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Boogie Ellis hit the clinching free throw with 8.3 seconds left as Memphis edged East Carolina 77-73 on Wednesday night. The Pirates battled back from a 16-point second-half deficit to tie the score three times, the first...