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Boating deaths in Tennessee highest in 37 years

Jan. 22, 2021 4:39 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee had 32 boating-related deaths in 2020, the most in 37 years, wildlife officials said. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported an increase in traffic on the state’s lakes and rivers in 2020 as outdoor activities such as boating increased during the...

Tennessee forward John Fulkerson (10) dribbles past Florida center Jason Jitoboh (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19. 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

No. 6 Tennessee looks to rebound against No. 19 Missouri

Jan. 22, 2021 4:00 AM EST

A look at the weekend action around the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 6 Tennessee (10-2, 4-2 SEC) tries to rebound from a humbling loss with a visit to 19th-ranked Missouri in a matchup of two of the league's three ranked teams. The Volunteers fell 75-49 to a short-handed Florida team while...

Jesse Robinson sits on his porch, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. Robinson has received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. With millions of Americans waiting for their chance to get the coronavirus vaccine, a fortunate few are getting bumped to the front of the line as clinics scramble to get rid of extra, perishable doses at the end of the day. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Lucky few hit COVID-19 vaccine jackpot for rare extra doses

Jan. 22, 2021 1:18 AM EST

Fortune struck one man in the bakery aisle at the supermarket. Two others were working the night shift at a Subway sandwich shop. Yet another was plucked from a list of 15,000 hopefuls. With millions of Americans waiting for their chance to get the coronavirus vaccine, a lucky few are getting bumped to the front...

Taylor, Austin Peay hold off surging Tennessee Tech 72-69

Jan. 21, 2021 11:37 PM EST

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Terry Taylor scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Austin Peay fended off Tennessee Tech 72-69 on Thursday night. Mike Peake had 14 points and seven rebounds for Austin Peay (8-4, 4-2 Ohio Valley Conference). Jordyn Adams added 12 points. Carlos Paez had 10 points and six...

Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma shouts during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Saul Young/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Westbrook sparks No. 3 UConn to win over No. 25 Tennessee

Jan. 21, 2021 10:33 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It couldn't have been a better script for Evina Westbrook's return to Rocky Top. UConn's redshirt junior guard, who transferred from Tennessee two years ago, connected on back to back fourth-quarter 3-pointers to spark the No. 3 Huskies (9-0) to a 67-61 victory over the No. 25 Lady...

Cisse leads Memphis over Wichita State 72-52

Jan. 21, 2021 9:31 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Landers Nolley II had 16 points and seven rebounds, and Moussa Cisse had 12 points and 10 rebounds to lift Memphis to a 72-52 win over Wichita State on Thursday night. Alex Lomax also scored 12 points for Memphis (7-5, 3-2 American Athletic Conference). DeAndre Williams had 10 points...

FILE - Aug. 21, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith instructs his players during NFL football training camp in Nashville, Tenn. Smith, the new Atlanta Falcons coach, has started building his staff by hiring offensive coordinator Dave Ragone, defensive coordinator Dean Pees and special teams coach Marquice Williams.  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool, File)

Smith picks Ragone, Pees, Williams as Falcons' coordinators

Jan. 21, 2021 7:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — New Atlanta Falcons coach Arthur Smith began assembling his staff on Thursday by naming Dave Ragone, Dean Pees and Marquice Williams as coordinators. Ragone, Pees and Williams will coordinate the Falcons' offense, defense and special teams, respectively. Also, Smith is retaining Falcons wide...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Central Florida athletic director Danny White stands on the sideline at the team's NCAA college football game against Houston in Orlando, Fla. Tennessee has hired UCF athletic director Danny White as the Volunteers' new athletic director Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, just three days after announcing the firing of football coach Jeremy Pruitt and athletic director Phillip Fulmer's retirement. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr., File)

Tennessee moves quickly, hires UCF's Danny White as new AD

Jan. 21, 2021 6:01 PM EST

Tennessee has hired UCF athletic director Danny White as the Volunteers' new athletic director just three days after the firing of football coach Jeremy Pruitt and athletic director Phillip Fulmer's retirement. Chancellor Donde Plowman announced the hiring Thursday, noting Tennessee handled this search with...

This photo provided by Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn., shows Eric Gavelek Munchel. Munchel has been arrested in Tennessee in connection with the riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn. via AP)

Attorneys: Tennessee man in Capitol riot danger to community

Jan. 21, 2021 5:22 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said a Tennessee man who carried flexible plastic handcuffs around the U.S. Capitol during the recent raid by Trump supporters is a danger to his community and a serious flight risk, and are asking that he be detained until trial. In a court filing ahead of a...

Tennessee senator tests positive for COVID-19 during session

Jan. 21, 2021 4:56 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state senator said Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the start of this year’s legislative work. Republican Sen. Ed Jackson said he learned Wednesday afternoon that he had tested positive and is quarantining at home with mild...