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Titans lose chance to control playoff future in AFC South

Dec. 15, 2019 7:38 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans had a chance to seize control of the AFC South, a division they haven't won in a decade. Yet again, they found a way both early and late to let the opportunity slip through their fingers. Kicker Ryan Succop had a field goal blocked and Anthony Firsker had a...

A Cowboys win would put Packers, 49ers, Sehawks in playoffs

Dec. 15, 2019 7:21 PM EST

The Latest on Week 15 in the NFL (all times EST): 6:55 p.m. There's plenty of fans across the NFL who are cheering for the Dallas Cowboys today. The Cowboys have a commanding 34-7 lead over the Rams early in the fourth quarter in Dallas. A Dallas win would put three teams into the NFC playoffs, but not the...

Ryan scores 23 to lift Chattanooga over Troy 84-80 in OT

Dec. 15, 2019 7:17 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Ryan tied his career high with a season-high 23 points as Chattanooga edged past Troy 84-80 in overtime on Sunday. David Jean-Baptiste had 15 points for Chattanooga (7-5), which earned its fourth straight home victory. Ramon Vila added 12 points. Jonathan Scott had 11 points...

Texans take control of AFC South by beating Titans 24-21

Dec. 15, 2019 6:03 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Houston Texans took charge in the fourth quarter, and now they have control of the AFC South with two games remaining. The defending division champs are looking for Houston's fourth AFC South title in six years under coach Bill O'Brien. The Titans haven't won this division...

Brown scores 17 to lead Tennessee St. past Fordham 66-61

Dec. 15, 2019 5:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Brown came off the bench to tally 17 points and Mark Freeman drilled a deep, shot-clock-beating 3-pointer in the final minute and Tennessee State held on to defeat Fordham 66-61 on Sunday. Wesley Harris had 17 points and six rebounds for Tennessee State (7-4), which won its first road...

E. Tennessee St. whips up on NAIA Milligan 97-41

Dec. 15, 2019 5:00 PM EST

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Tray Boyd III scored 20 points off the bench and East Tennessee State beat NAIA-member Milligan 97-41 on Sunday. Boyd finished shooting 7 of 9 including 4 of 6 from 3-point range. Also, off the bench, Joe Hugley scored 13 on 5-of-6 shooting and Charlie Weber scored 11. Starters...

Child fatally struck after Tennessee Christmas parade

Dec. 15, 2019 4:29 PM EST

MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. (AP) — A child was fatally struck at the end of a Christmas parade in Tennessee, authorities said. The child was hit Saturday by a pickup truck that was towing a trailer in a parking lot at Mount Juliet Middle School, police said in a news release. The Wilson County School District...

National Park Service takes unprecedented step to save bats

Dec. 15, 2019 1:05 PM EST

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — In the summer of 2019, the near-silence of a secluded, mossy hollow in Great Smoky Mountains National Park was disturbed by the sound of rock drills and hammers. Half inside a cave, a team of wildlife technicians and trail crew members were moving a pile of debris that blocked the...

Iowa man found responsible for mom's death sues police

Dec. 15, 2019 12:56 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man who was found responsible for his mother's death at a civil trial but acquitted at a murder trial is now suing criminal investigators and his father. Jason Carter, 47, filed a federal lawsuit Thursday accusing investigators for the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation...

Antetokounmpo, Middleton lead Bucks to 18th straight win

Dec. 15, 2019 12:32 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo displayed his remarkable skills early and often as the Milwaukee Bucks continued their quest to break a franchise record that has stood for nearly half a century. The reigning MVP sank a 3-pointer for his first points of the game, then followed with a spinning layup,...