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FILE - In an Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, fans wait in line outside Graceland, Elvis Presley's Memphis home, in Memphis, Tenn. Elvis Presley’s Graceland says it will reopen Thursday, May 21, 2020 after it shut down tours and exhibits due to the new coronavirus outbreak. The tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, said Sunday that it has adjusted its tours, and restaurant and retail operations, since it closed in March. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)

Elvis Presley's Graceland starting live virtual tours

Jan. 15, 2021 11:47 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Graceland is now offering live online tours for fans around the world, including those who can't travel to the Tennessee tourist attraction during the coronavirus pandemic. Graceland said the two-hour guided tours will take virtual visitors into Presley's former...

Nashville Predators center Luke Kunin (11) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. At left is Blue Jackets defenseman Dean Kukan (46). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Forsberg, Saros lead Predators to 3-1 win over Blue Jackets

Jan. 15, 2021 12:49 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg has been known to pinpoint his wrist shot with almost surgical precision. This one was so good it stirred up everyone on the bench — even the physicians. Forsberg scored the tiebreaking goal at 5:48 of the third period to lead the Nashville Predators over the...

Adams leads Jacksonville St. over Tennessee St. 65-64

Jan. 14, 2021 11:55 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Darian Adams tied his career high with 21 points and Brandon Huffman scored the game-winner with five seconds to go as Jacksonville State edged Tennessee State 65-64 on Thursday night. Huffman, who was named Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week on Monday, added 17 points...

Murphy scores 14 to carry Belmont past Tennessee Tech 88-67

Jan. 14, 2021 9:32 PM EST

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grayson Murphy had 14 points and seven steals and Belmont extended its win streak to 10 games, romping past Tennessee Tech 88-67 on Thursday night. Ben Sheppard had 15 points for Belmont (13-1, 7-0 Ohio Valley Conference). Luke Smith added 14 points. JaCobi Wood had 10 points and...

Morrison, Georgia upend No. 23 Lady Vols 67-66 on road

Jan. 14, 2021 9:17 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Que Morrison scored 13 of her 17 points in the third quarter when Georgia erased a 17-point deficit and the Bulldogs held on to beat No. 23 Tennessee 67-66 on Thursday night for their first win in Knoxville in 25 years. Georgia outscored the Lady Vols 29-9 in the third quarter,...

NC State QB transfer Hockman commits to Middle Tennessee

Jan. 14, 2021 9:03 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State quarterback Bailey Hockman plans to play at Middle Tennessee as a graduate transfer. Hockman announced he has committed to the Blue Raiders in a social-media post Thursday, about a week after announcing he would leave the Wolfpack. The redshirt junior and former...

FILE - Dolly Parton arrives at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. Parton turns 75 on Jan. 19. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Lawmaker wants Dolly Parton statue at Tennessee Capitol

Jan. 14, 2021 7:58 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A statue of country music icon Dolly Parton could be added to the Capitol grounds in Nashville, Tennessee, if one state lawmaker gets his way. Democratic Rep. John Mark Windle introduced a bill Tuesday that aims to honor Parton “for all that she has contributed to this...

Kenic scores 27, carries Chattanooga over Mercer 83-80

Jan. 13, 2021 9:57 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Stefan Kenic scored a career-high 27 points as Chattanooga edged Mercer 83-80 on Wednesday night. Mercer used an 13-6 surge to pull to 81-80 with 12 seconds left. The Mocs' Darius Banks made a pair of free throws and Ross Cummings missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer to end...

Virginia Tech's Aisha Sheppard, bottom, falls after colliding with Louisville's Mykasa Robinson (5) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

The Latest: MLS's Canadian teams to face challenges again

Jan. 13, 2021 6:40 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ MLS Players Association executive director Bob Foose says delaying the start of the 2021 season would be the “best solution” for Canadian teams given the pandemic-related border issues. Toronto, Montreal and...

Tennessee's Ty Chandler transferring to North Carolina

Jan. 12, 2021 6:47 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Running back Ty Chandler is transferring to North Carolina for his final season of eligibility after graduating from Tennessee. North Carolina announced Chandler's decision Tuesday. Chandler also announced his decision on Twitter, thanking Tennessee but saying he looks forward to...