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MEMPHIS (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks will miss the start of the season to ensure he fully recovers from a broken left hand. The Grizzlies announced Tuesday that the decision for Brooks to receive additional treatment was made after imaging in checking Brooks as part of the te…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are having serious issues protecting their quarterback. After being sacked only 24 times all of last season, Ryan Tannehill has been taken down 17 times — most in the NFL through four games. Only Carson Wentz of Indianapolis (35) and New England’s Mac Jo…

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Two of the Southeastern Conference’s new head coaches will square off when South Carolina visits Tennessee this week. Shane Beamer will lead the Gamecocks into Knoxville on Saturday to take on Josh Heupel and the Volunteers in a pivotal test for both teams. Heupel’s Voluntee…

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NASHVILLE(AP) — The Tennessee Titans are banged up, can’t protect their quarterback and just lost to a previously winless team. Yep, there’s plenty of blame to go around. “Nobody did well enough — head coach, assistant coaches, quarterback,” coach Mike Vrabel said Monday. “We’ve been through…

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Hendon Hooker has played well enough to finally earn the starting quarterback job at Tennessee. Volunteers coach Josh Heupel had left open the issue of who his starter is the past five weeks after initially naming Joe Milton, a redshirt junior transfer from Michigan. But an …

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NASHVILLE (AP) — The Nashville Predators believe general manager David Poile has found the right combination that means a reset and not a complete rebuild for the franchise.

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CLARKSVILLE (AP) — Austin Peay is leaving the Ohio Valley Conference for the ASUN Conference effective July 1, becoming the league’s 13th full member. The move ratified by Austin Peay’s Board of Trustees and announced Friday ends a membership with the OVC that began in 1962. Austin Peay won …

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NASHVILLE — (AP) — The NHL’s Nashville Predators’ home arena will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test at least through Nov. 15. That makes the Predators the 14th NHL team using similar requirements. The Bridgestone Arena policy announced Monday applies to all events.

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee appears to have another quarterback quandary on its hands, not that coach Josh Heupel is tipping his hand just yet. Heupel won’t say whether Joe Milton or Hendon Hooker will start for Tennessee on Saturday against Tennessee Tech. The first-year coach also isn’t say…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are moving onto yet another kicker, waiving Michael Badgley a day after he missed an extra point and a 46-yard field goal in their season-opening loss. 

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Kyler Murray scored five touchdowns and linebacker Chandler Jones had a career-high five sacks as the Arizona Cardinals simply dominated the Tennessee Titans 38-13 Sunday for a big road win to open the season. 

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Eddie George picked a good time for a career change. He’s one of several highprofile former pro athletes to give up their lavish retirement lifestyles, roll up their sleeves and accept historically Black colleges and universities coaching positions at a time when the country…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Derrick Henry is a man of few words, preferring to work hard with a tunnel-vision focus and let his play do all the talking. Henry has been almost shouting the way he keeps running into the NFL record books. Now the NFL’s back-to-back rushing leader has the opportunity in 20…

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MEMPHIS (AP) — Joe Doyle connected on all five of his first collegiate field-goal attempts, Brandon Thomas rushed for 147 yards and true freshman quarterback Seth Henigan had a successful debut as Memphis opened the season with a 42-17 victory over Nicholls on Saturday night. Doyle, a redshi…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Linebacker Stephen Scott returned a fumble 27 yards for a touchdown, and East Tennessee State upset Vanderbilt 23-3 Saturday night to ruin the head coaching debut of Clark Lea at his alma mater. The Buccaneers also became the sixth FCS team to beat an FBS team to open this s…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Defensive tackle Jurrell Casey is retiring from the NFL after 10 seasons, the first nine with the Tennessee Titans and the last with Denver. 

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NASHVILLE (AP) — The closest Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown and Julio Jones got to playing this preseason came when they put on their uniforms before kickoff. Ryan Tannehill watched the preseason finale in quarantine and had plenty of company.

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MEMPHIS (AP) — Emoni Bates has committed to Memphis, adding another five-star recruit to coach Penny Hardaway’s roster. Bates announced his decision Wednesday on Instagram after also considering Michigan State, Oregon and the NBA’s G League. The Michigan native committed to Tom Izzo and the …

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NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans waived as injured kicker Tucker McCann on Monday, leaving Sam Ficken as the lone kicker on the roster after a strong week in practices and in Tennessee’s 34-3 win over Tampa Bay. Ficken made field goals from 48 and 58 yards.

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Josh Heupel knows exactly what he walked into as the latest head football coach of the Tennessee Volunteers — a tradition-filled program that has struggled of late. 

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Ongoing construction at the Tennessee headquarters has prevented the Titans from having fans watch any of their practices so far during training camp. 

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Dresden quarterback Tatum Oliver (1) follows his blockers on this play in the West Tennessee-Kentucky Football Challenge Friday in McKenzie. West Carroll defensive lineman Wyatt Hays (71) attempts to break free of a block to run down Oliver. Dresden scored a 21-8 victory in the jamboree contest.

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Jackson North Side receiver Justin Woods (right) races away from the Paducah Tilghman defense to score a touchdown early in their matchup during the West Tennessee-Kentucky Football Challenge played Friday in McKenzie. The two-quarter contest turned into a shootout with North Side pulling ou…

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NASHVILLE(AP) — Wearing red socks, red gloves and red long sleeves under his practice jersey, Tennessee Titans linebacker Bud Dupree stood out from the crowd during practice. The Titans hope he’s that conspicuous all season long. Dupree, the Titans’ prized free-agent offseason signing, made …

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Marcus Ericsson thought for sure his car would snap in half as he treated the slowed car in front of him like some sort of Monster Jam ramp and soared through the air and leapfrogged a spot before he slammed onto the asphalt.

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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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