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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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KNOXVILLE (AP) — It’s taken a long time, but Kentucky is getting better. Just in time for the postseason, too. A season full of frustration is finally coming into focus. The Wildcats won their third straight game Saturday, topping No. 19 Tennessee 70-55. Isaiah Jackson scored 16 points and D…

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Every time South Carolina made a move, Tennessee answered. Victor Bailey was a big part of the Volunteers’ response. Bailey connected on 7 of 10 3-pointers and scored a career-high 29 points to lead No. 19 Tennessee to a 93-73 victory over the Gamecocks on Wednesday night. T…

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MEMPHIS (AP) — Grayson Allen and Jonas Valanciunas each scored 22 points and Ja Morant posted his first tripledouble of the season as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-113 on Wednesday night. Six Memphis players scored in double figures. Kyle Anderson had 20 points…

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Brad Chappell, Bethel University senior associate athletic director, said the homecoming football game versus the University of Pikeville scheduled for Friday night has been postponed. The game has been rescheduled for March 26 at Wildcat Stadium in McKenzie. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. Hom…

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After an offseason unlike any other, the University of Tennessee at Martin football team will begin the 2020-21 campaign by hosting Eastern Illinois at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hardy Graham Stadium in Martin. When the 2019 campaign ended on a soggy field in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 23, 2019, no one c…

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — New Tennessee football coach Josh Heupel is bringing three offensive assistants with him from the UCF staff. Heupel, who coached UCF from 2018-20, announced six of his assistant coaches on Monday. Tennessee’s offensive coordinator will be Alex Golesh, who was UCF’s co-offens…

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MEMPHIS (AP) — Kyle Anderson hit a career-high six of Memphis’ franchise-record 23 3-pointers and scored 27 points to help the Grizzlies snap a four-game losing streak with a 130-114 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Seniors Yves Pons and John Fulkerson wanted some payback after losing to Kansas each of the past two seasons. Pons scored 17 points with Fulkerson adding 11 as No. 18 Tennessee never trailed Saturday in beating the 15thranked Jayhawks 80-61 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. “I wa…

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Gov. Bill Lee announced Thursday that he is suspending Executive Order 74 on who can attend high school sports events. The executive order will be suspended starting on Monday. Lee’s press release says the guidance and rules of local education agencies and the TSSAA remain in place. “Tenness…

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MEMPHIS (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies finally are back on a basketball court and hoping to get back to playing games. The Grizzlies returned to practice Wednesday night after having their last five games postponed because of contact tracing within the team and the length of time they were una…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — For Matt Duchene, confidence was the difference. Duchene scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Nick Cousins had the regulation goal for Nashville. Ryan Carpenter had the Chicago goal…

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Even on a miserable shooting night, Tennessee coach Rick Barnes is convinced the shots will fall sooner or later.

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Josh Heupel was hired as Tennessee’s football coach on Wednesday, giving the Vols a package deal with athletic director Danny White, who started in his job last week.

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