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No NBA draft yet as forward Yves Pons returns to Tennessee

Aug. 3, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forward Yves Pons has informed Tennessee he is returning for his senior season with the Volunteers rather than try his luck with the NBA draft. “I'm back,” Pons announced Monday on Twitter. Pons was the Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year after tying...

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with U.S. tech workers, before signing an Executive Order on hiring American workers, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump fires TVA chair, cites hiring of foreign workers

Aug. 3, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, criticizing the federally owned corporation for hiring foreign workers. Trump told reporters at the White House that he was formally removing chair Skip Thompson and another member of the...

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Tennessee Titans have placed their top draft pick, offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson, on the COVID-19/reserve list. The former Georgia star remains the one member of their six-man draft class that has yet to agree to a contract. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Titans' top pick signed with Wilson removed from COVID list

Aug. 3, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have signed their top draft pick Isaiah Wilson and moved the rookie from the Reserve/COVID-19 list to the active roster. The Titans also announced Monday they agreed to terms with veteran guard Zac Kerin, whom they had waived last week. Wilson started his past...

Justin Thomas holds the trophy after winning the World Golf Championship-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Thomas holds off Koepka to win WGC in Memphis, reclaim No. 1

Aug. 3, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Thomas wants to make his second stint as No. 1 in the world last longer than the first time around. “I hope so,” Thomas said Sunday after winning the FedEx St. Jude Invitational to take the No. 1 spot for the first time since June 2018. “I feel like...

FILE - In this April 7, 2020, file photo, voters wait in line to cast ballots at Washington High School while ignoring a stay-at-home order over the coronavirus threat to vote in the state's presidential primary election in Milwaukee. Many Black voters are skeptical of voting by mail even as states seek to expand that option during the coronavirus pandemic. Decades of racism and voter disenfranchisement are at the heart of the uneasy choice facing Black voters. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Despite virus threat, Black voters wary of voting by mail

Aug. 2, 2020 4:00 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Despite fears that the coronavirus pandemic will worsen, Victor Gibson said he's not planning to take advantage of Michigan’s expanded vote-by-mail system when he casts his ballot in November. The retired teacher from Detroit just isn't sure he can trust it. Many Black Americans share...

Brendon Todd watches his shot from the rough on the seventh hole during the third round of the World Golf Championship-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Todd shoots 1-under 69 for 54-hole lead at WGC in Memphis

Aug. 1, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Winning a World Golf Championship event easily would be the biggest victory of Brendon Todd's career. He has a recent reminder of how to best protect a lead in the final round — even if that memory is a bit painful. Todd had a two-stroke lead going into the final round at the...

Sakai Harrison poses for a portrait after leading his clients through a rigorous workout on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Atlanta. Harrison moved to New York to try to make it as a personal trainer and designer - but his gym shuttered early in the pandemic, and after weeks of struggling to both pay the rent and put food in his fridge, he knew what he had to do. He moved back to Georgia for greater stability. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

Rent's due, again: Monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off

Jul. 31, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

Another month passes. The coronavirus pandemic marches on. And Americans struggling amid the economic fallout once again have to worry as their next rent checks come due Aug. 1. Many left jobless by the crisis are already behind on payments. And the arrival of August brings new anxieties. A supplemental $600 in...

Brendon Todd lines up a putt on the second hole during the second round of the World Golf Championship-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Friday, July 31, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Brendon Todd takes 2-stroke lead with 65 at WGC in Memphis

Jul. 31, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brendon Todd's putter is more than making up for any lack of power off the tee at the World Golf Championship. Todd shot a 5-under 65 Friday and grabbed a two-stroke lead through 36 holes of the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. “I have not hit the ball as crisply the first two...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 1936, file photo, American sprint star Jesse Owens is shown in action during one of the heats of the 200-meter run in Berlin. He won the final with a new Olympic record of 20.7 seconds. (AP Photo/File)

AP WAS THERE: The 1936 Berlin Olympics

Jul. 31, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

EDITOR’S NOTE — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was transmitted from the 1936 Berlin Olympics on the day of the 200-meter dash. Jesse Owens won his third gold medal by...

Charges dismissed against Tennessee lineman Darel Middleton

Jul. 31, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive lineman Darel Middleton no longer faces charges of domestic assault and public intoxication for an incident with his girlfriend in February. Middleton faced a date in Knox County General Sessions Court in August, but the misdemeanor charges have been dismissed....