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Judge denies DNA testing sought 13 years post-execution

Nov. 18, 2019 3:56 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The daughter of a man executed 13 years ago for murder does not have legal standing to seek DNA testing of evidence in the case, a Memphis judge ruled Monday, but the judge also said the ruling wasn’t based on the merits of the claims. April Alley is the daughter of Sedley...

The Latest: Daughter ‘heartbroken’ over DNA evidence ruling

Nov. 18, 2019 3:40 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on attempts to test DNA evidence in a murder 13 years after a Tennessee man was executed for the crime (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The daughter of a man executed for murder 13 years ago says she is “heartbroken” that a Tennessee judge dismissed her petition...

Murray scores 39 as Nuggets rout Grizzlies 131-114

Nov. 17, 2019 10:00 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jamal Murray didn’t take long to erase a bad night against Brooklyn. Murray, who was missed 10 of 11 shots against the Nets last time out, connected on his first four on Sunday en route to a season-high 39 points as the Nuggets dominated the Memphis Grizzlies for a 131-114...

Quinones, Achiuwa send No. 13 Memphis past Alcorn St 102-56

Nov. 16, 2019 5:57 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Despite playing their first game without heralded recruit James Wiseman, the No. 13 Memphis Tigers had little trouble with Alcorn State. That’s what happens when you have the top recruiting class in the nation. Freshman Lester Quinones had 21 points and 10 rebounds and fellow...

Morant scores 25 points, Grizzlies beat Jazz 107-106

Nov. 16, 2019 12:14 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis celebrated former point guard Mike Conley’s returned to town. It was his rookie replacement with the Grizzlies who stole the show. Ja Morant, the No. 2 pick in last summer’s draft, scored 25 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:32 remaining, Dillon Brooks...

Hardaway, No. 13 Memphis hope Wiseman reinstated quickly

Nov. 15, 2019 7:16 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Coach Penny Hardaway says Memphis’ best hope is that freshman James Wiseman is reinstated and doesn’t have to miss any games. “That would be ideal,” Hardaway said Friday. That seems unlikely with 13th-ranked Memphis playing its next game Saturday, hosting...

Nation’s largest utility in long-term deals to sell power

Nov. 14, 2019 7:33 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Most of the local companies that receive power generated by the Tennessee Valley Authority have signed long-term partnership agreements, but some larger customers still have not agreed to the 20-year deals, officials said Thursday. TVA President and CEO Jeff Lyash said during a Board...

Wiseman withdraws lawsuit, Memphis works on eligibility

Nov. 14, 2019 2:59 PM EST

James Wiseman and his advisers have decided a legal battle with the NCAA is not the best way to keep the heralded freshman on the basketball court. The 7-foot-1 center withdrew his lawsuit and the dramatic turn of events in the much-debated saga means Wiseman now will sit on Memphis’ bench until the NCAA...

Justice Dept. rolls out new program to combat gun violence

Nov. 13, 2019 2:18 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr announced a new initiative Wednesday that would better enforce the U.S. gun background check system, coordinate state and federal gun cases and ensure prosecutors quickly update databases to show when a defendant can’t possess a firearm because of...

Memphis, Wiseman have 1 more game, then it’s back to court

Nov. 13, 2019 10:54 AM EST

James Wiseman has one more game before heading back to court with his attorneys as they take on the NCAA in a high-stakes battle to keep the 7-foot-1 freshman playing in what could be his only year with the Memphis Tigers, one that could prove costly for the university. The nation’s top-rated recruit has...