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NASHVILLE (AP) — The Nashville Predators are keeping forward Mikael Granlund around with a much longer contract than the one he signed last year. Granlund signed a fouryear, $20 million contract Wednesday, and general manager David Poile says keeping him in Nashville was a priority in free a…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Bum Phillips and Jeff Fisher and former general manager Floyd Reese will be the newest members of the Tennessee Titans’ ring of honor. The Titans announced Wednesday that the trio will be inducted this season with Phillips being honored Sept. 26 during a game against Indiana…

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee has extended the contracts of nine coaches, including Tony Vitello, who took the Volunteers to their first College World Series in 16 years. Athletic director Danny White said Tuesday he wanted to acknowledge he inherited an impressive roster of coaches when he was…

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MEMPHIS (AP) — Memphis coach Penny Hardaway has added Hall of Famer Larry Brown to the Tigers’ staff as an assistant, reuniting the former New York Knicks player and coach. Brown, 80, is the only coach to win championships in both the NCAA (with Kansas in 1988) and the NBA (Detroit Pistons, …

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Scotty Pippen Jr. has decided to return to Vanderbilt for his junior season after testing his options for the NBA draft. Vanderbilt announced that Pippen will return for the upcoming season. Pippen announced in April he would test his draft status and not sign with an agent.…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — The phrase “Pick your poison” has been used a lot to describe the Tennessee offense since the Titans traded for Julio Jones. That’s the effect of addinga seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver to a unit already featuring a Pro Bowl receiver in A.J. Brown and the AP NFL Offensive …

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Erik Moses attended his first NASCAR race in 2019 as an XFL executive looking to poach marketing ideas during a trip to Dover International Raceway. One year later, Dover poached Moses and sent him to Tennessee to reopen Nashville Superspeedway.

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Jake Rucker hit two home runs in Game 2 of the Nashville Super Regional, and No. 3 national seed Tennessee advanced to the College World Series with a 15-6 win over LSU, concluding the career of Tigers coach Paul Mainieri on Sunday. The Volunteers (50-16) will make their fif…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — The Vanderbilt Commodores are two wins away from returning to the College World Series and the chance to bookend the coronavirus pandemic with national championships. But this isn’t the same team that walked off the field in Omaha in 2019 as national champs. “This team, it h…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Isaiah Thomas hit a grand slam in the top of the 11th inning and Vanderbilt beat Georgia Tech 14-9 on Sunday night to win the Nashville Regional. 

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee has agreed to a deal with Atlanta for seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones, allowing the Falcons to clear salary cap space while the Titans get help for Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry and A.J. Brown.

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MEMPHIS (AP) — The young Memphis Grizzlies finally have a play-in victory to their credit, yet they’re nowhere near satisfied. 

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MEMPHIS (AP) — Ja Morant had 24 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies used a third-quarter burst to beat the Dallas Mavericks 133-104 on Tuesday night. 

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MEMPHIS (AP) — Julius Randle scored 28 points, Derrick Rose added 25, converting 11 of 15 shots and the New York Knicks held off the Memphis Grizzlies 118-104 on Monday night for their 12th win in 13 games.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have completed their extreme makeover of one of the NFL’s worst defenses. Gone are seven players who started at least three games last season, including three in the secondary to create salary cap space. In are free agent signees linebacker Bud Dupree, l…

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Trey Smith has no problem explaining his situation, no matter how many times he has to detail his history of blood clots. The Tennessee guard wants to make sure no NFL coach or general manager has any unanswered questions about his availability to play before the upcoming dr…

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Vanderbilt’s Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter have proved to be the most fearsome pitching duo in college baseball, and either one could be the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft. The last two weeks, however, have shown they’re not untouchable. Rocker gave up three ho…

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee has signed 7-foot forward Jonas Aidoo, the Vols’ fourth signee for the 2021 recruiting class. 

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NASHVILLE(AP) — Tennessee State is banking on Eddie George’s name, connections and football knowledge as a former NFL running back to return the proud program with 13 Black national championships to national prominence.

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes has filled one of the openings on his staff by hiring Rod Clark as a new assistant.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Vanderbilt announced a $300 million project Monday to improve football and basketball facilities and a new Vandy United Fund to raise money for athletics programs. 

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MEMPHIS (AP) — Ja Morant dribbled the length of the court for a tie-breaking layup with 1.2 seconds left and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Miami Heat 89-85 on Wednesday night to end a three-game skid.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have cut two starters from their secondary with safety Kenny Vaccaro joining cornerback Malcolm Butler as salary-cap casualties. The Titans announced the cuts Wednesday with the moves hitting the NFL waiver wire. Butler’s agent confirmed Tuesday that the…

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MEMPHIS (AP) — The Washington Wizards wanted to concentrate on keeping Memphis from scoring in the paint. Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas made sure the strategy didn’t work. Valanciunas scored a season-high 29 points and matched his season best with 20 rebounds to lead the Grizzlies to a …

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NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have found a team in the Miami Dolphins to take their 2020 first-round draft pick off their hands, trading offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson after his rookie season. 

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Victor Bailey, John Fulkerson and Keon Johnson scored 14 points apiece and Tennessee rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Florida 65-54 on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Vols didn’t know until warm-ups that Vanderbilt would be without its top scorer and the Southeastern Conference’s leading rebounder. Good thing for the 25thranked Vols who still have issues to fix as the regular season winds to a close. Victor Bailey Jr. made 5…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Nick Muszynski had 19 points and Belmont claimed the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season title with a 90-66 win over Tennessee Tech on Saturday. Grayson Murphy had 8 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists as Belmont (24-1, 18-0 Ohio Valley Conference) extended its winning s…

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MEMPHIS (AP) — On a night the Phoenix Suns made a franchise-record 3-pointers, Chris Paul passed a hero on the NBA’s career assists list. Paul had six assists in the Suns’ 128-97 romp over the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night to pass Oscar Robertson for sixth place. Paul has …

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