Vanderbilt scores eight early runs, routs Eastern Illinois 12-2 in Nashville RegionalJune 3, 2023 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alan Espinal drove in three runs, Vanderbilt hit two home runs and the Commodores routed Eastern Illinois 12-2 on Friday night in the Nashville Regional hosted by the Commodores.
Backed by two home runs, Lindsey pitches Tennessee past Charlotte in Clemson RegionalJune 3, 2023 GMT
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Andrew Lindsey pitched seven strong innings, Griffin Merritt and Christian Moore hit home runs, and Tennessee rolled past Charlotte 8-1 on Friday in the Clemson Regional.
Lindsey (3-2 with a 2.40 earned-run average) allowed one run on five hits while striking out 10 without issuing a walk.
DENVER (AP) — Memphis guard Ja Morant not being charged with a crime for twice displaying a gun on social media will not prevent the NBA from handing down more discipline, Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Riley Bertram hit a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning to give Clemson the lead and Billy Amick put the game out of reach with a grand slam home run in the eighth as the Tigers posted a 12-5 win over Lipscomb in a first-round game in the Clemson Regional baseball tournament Friday afternoon.
Oregon rallies to defeat Xavier 5-4 at Nashville RegionalJune 2, 2023 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Colby Shade and Drew Cowley hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the seventh inning to lift No. 2 seed Oregon to a 5-4 victory over No. 3 Xavier on Friday in the Nashville Regional.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who was shot after wounding an officer in Tennessee has died at a hospital, authorities said.
Nashville aims to continue win streak in matchup with DallasJune 2, 2023 GMT
Nashville SC (8-3-4, first in the Western Conference) vs. FC Dallas (6-4-5, fifth in the Western Conference)
Frisco, Texas; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLS LINE: FC Dallas +118, Nashville SC +224, Draw +233; over/under is 2.5 goals
Audit finds National Highway Traffic Safety Administration auto safety defect probes take too longJune 2, 2023 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government agency charged with keeping the roads safe is slow to investigate automobile safety defects, limiting its ability to handle rapidly changing or severe risks, an audit made public Thursday found.
DENVER (AP) — The latest sanctions, if any, that the NBA plans to levy against Memphis guard Ja Morant for his second instance of displaying a gun on social media will be announced shortly after the finals, Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference will play eight league games in 2024 when it expands to 16 teams with the additions of Oklahoma and Texas, but beyond that the schedule model is still to be determined.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Alabama's Nick Saban is among a contingent of coaches and administrators from the Southeastern Conference scheduled to meet with lawmakers in Washington next week to make a case for a federal assistance in regulating how college athletes can earn money off their fame.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Rylie West hit a three-run homer and No. 4 seed Tennessee defeated No. 5 seed Alabama 10-5 on Thursday in the opening game of the Women's College World Series.
Jamison Brockenbrough and Katie Taylor had two hits and Kiki Milloy scored twice for the Lady Vols (50-8).
Police: Tennessee officer shot, suspect woundedJune 1, 2023 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man suspected of wounding a police officer in Tennessee on Thursday afternoon was shot a short time later by other officers during an exchange of gunfire, police said.
The officer was in critical condition shortly after the shooting, the Metro Nashville Police Department said in a tweet that asked the public to be on the lookout for the suspect.
Transfer portal tampering frustrates SEC coaches, but few - if any - ideas on how to stop itJune 1, 2023 GMT
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer lost some key contributors from the Gamecocks' eight-win team to the transfer portal this offseason.
In a few cases, it seemed as if things moved pretty quickly.
Tommy Prine doesn’t dodge his father’s legacy but makes his own way in compelling debutJune 1, 2023 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Standing before a packed house at The Basement, one of Nashville’s most intimate music venues, Tommy Prine talked about the death of his father.
“It sucks to lose a parent at any age — in my case when he was the world’s greatest songwriter,” he said during a recent sold-out show.
US turns up pressure on air bag inflator company that refuses a recall despite deaths, injuriesJune 1, 2023 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is turning up the pressure on ARC Automotive to recall 67 million potentially dangerous air bag inflators by ordering the company to answer questions under oath and threatening fines if it doesn't respond.
4 children die in Memphis apartment fire; father detainedJune 1, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A fire in a South Memphis neighborhood killed four children Wednesday afternoon, and police detained their father, authorities said.
Purdue’s Edey returning to school at NBA draft deadline; Kentucky’s Tshiebwe stays inJune 1, 2023 GMT
Purdue’s Zach Edey decided it was the right call to go back to school instead of staying in the NBA draft. His predecessor as national player of the year, Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe, is sticking with his pro pursuit.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The governors of Virginia, West Virginia and South Carolina on Wednesday joined a growing list of Republican leaders sending their state National Guard soldiers or other state law enforcement officers to the U.S.
Texas would prefer a 9-game conference schedule when it joins SEC but that might have to waitMay 31, 2023 GMT
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — When Texas does join the Southeastern Conference next year, the Longhorns prefer to play as many league games as possible and Texas A&M every year.
“For where we’re at, and having Oklahoma at a neutral site, I prefer more games,” Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte said Wednesday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl who was shot while she was riding with other children in the back seat of a car that was deliberately attacked has died, Metro Nashville Police said Wednesday in a statement.
SEC puts emphasis on gambling after college sports roiled by multiple wagering scandalsMay 31, 2023 GMT
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — When it comes to sports wagering, information is a commodity and even a morsel of news that is not widely available can be valuable.
As college sports experiences some of the negative consequences of ubiquitous legal betting on sporting events, could more transparency be among the potential safeguards?
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The prayers of a Tennessee church were answered when whoever stole a moving truck near its building didn't keep what they found inside: old organ pipes, and lots of them.
Calvary Episcopal Church in downtown Memphis had loaded a Penske truck earlier this month with nearly 2,000 organ pipes for transport to Spencer Organ Company in Boston, where they were to undergo restoration.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — David Poile built the Nashville Predators from the bottom up as their first general manager for the expansion franchise.
Now the man Poile hired as his first coach here has brought back another original Predator.
Private flight with 2 Saudi astronauts returns from space station with Gulf of Mexico splashdownMay 31, 2023 GMT
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private flight carrying two Saudi astronauts and other passengers returned to Earth late Tuesday night after a nine-day trip to the International Space Station.
As Supreme Court considers affirmative action, colleges see few other ways to diversity goalsMay 31, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — As an alternative to affirmative action, colleges from California to Florida have tried a range of strategies to achieve the diversity they say is essential to their campuses. Many have given greater preference to low-income families.
SEC coaches’ opinions on schedule debate range from overrated to undecided to ambivalenceMay 31, 2023 GMT
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Kirby Smart sounded ready to be done with the Southeastern Conference's great schedule debate.
“The most overrated conversation in the world,” the Georgia coach said Tuesday.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says college football is not a business that operates like the NFL and warned that without more uniform rules on player compensation only the biggest spenders will compete for championships.
US men’s soccer to play Germany, Ghana in October exhibitionsMay 30, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team will play exhibitions against Germany and Ghana in October.
No. 14 Germany will play the 13th-ranked U.S. on Oct. 14 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut, and No.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will have two different teams come to training camp this year, hosting joint practices with both the Tennessee Titans and the Arizona Cardinals prior to their preseason games.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators fired coach John Hynes on Tuesday, moving on from him more than six weeks after missing the playoffs.
Incoming general manager Barry Trotz announced his decision hours after reports emerged that Hynes had been informed he was out and Andrew Brunette was expected to be hired to replace him as coach.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden celebrated his first Indianapolis 500 win Sunday night.
He cashed in Monday at the race's annual victory dinner.
The two-time IndyCar champ earned a record $3.666 million for the biggest win of his career, an increase of more than $500,000 over last year's race winner, Marcus Ericsson.
Nashville dominates second half in 3-1 victory over CrewMay 29, 2023 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fafà Picault, Teal Bunbury and Hany Mukhtar scored second-half goals and Nashville SC rallied to beat the Columbus Crew 3-1 on Sunday night after falling behind two minutes into the match.
Oklahoma softball takes Division I record 48-game win streak into Women’s College World SeriesMay 29, 2023 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma will seek its third straight national softball title and seventh championship overall at the Women’s College World Series.
The Sooners set the NCAA Division I record with their 48th consecutive win in an 8-7 victory over Clemson on Saturday to win the Norman Super Regional.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eight of the 16 regional hosts selected for the NCAA Tournament are from the Southeastern Conference, the Division I Baseball Committee announced Sunday night.
The hosts have locked up spots in the national tournament, and the rest of the 64-team field will be unveiled Monday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 is the one race Josef Newgarden desperately wanted to win.
It's basically the only race that matters to his boss.
Coming up empty for 11 consecutive years had become personal for the two-time IndyCar champion.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Pinch-hitter Calvin Hewett's three-run double capped a five-run eighth inning and fourth-seeded Vanderbilt defeated 10th-seeded Texas A&M 10-4 on Sunday in the championship game of the SEC Tournament on Sunday.
Hansen, Jennings homers help No. 1 seed Oklahoma set record, claim Women’s College World Series spotMay 28, 2023 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kinzie Hansen and the Oklahoma Sooners were down to their last strike.
Oklahoma needed a win to set the NCAA Division I record for consecutive softball victories and clinch a Women’s College World Series berth.
Alan Espinal goes 3 for 4 with a double and HR, Vanderbilt beats Florida in SEC semisMay 28, 2023 GMT
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Alan Espinal went 3 for 4 with a double, a solo home run and scored twice, Chris Maldonado and RJ Austin each had two RBIs and Vanderbilt beat Florida 11-6 Saturday in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament.
Payton Gottschall throws 2-hit shutout to lead Tennessee to WCWS with 9-0 win over TexasMay 27, 2023 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Payton Gottschall threw a two-hitter and Destiny Rodriguez had three hits as fourth-seeded Tennessee advanced to the Women's College World Series for the first time since 2015 with a 9-0 win over 13th-seeded Texas on Saturday in the Knoxville Super Regional.
Mukhtar leads Nashville against the Columbus CrewMay 27, 2023 GMT
Columbus Crew (5-5-3, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Nashville SC (7-3-4, first in the Western Conference)
Nashville, Tennessee; Sunday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLS LINE: Nashville SC -109, Columbus +290, Draw +253; over/under is 2.5 goals
Vanderbilt advances to SEC semis with 9-2 romp over AlabamaMay 27, 2023 GMT
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Freshman RJ Austin hit a two-run home run to finish off a five-run first inning and Vanderbilt rolled to a 9-2 victory over Alabama on Friday night to advance to the semifinals of the SEC Tournament.
Puni’s 3 RBIs lead Tennessee past Texas 5-2 in super regionalsMay 26, 2023 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Zaida Puni went 2 for 3 with a three-run homer and No. 4 seed Tennessee beat Texas 5-2 on Friday in Game 1 of the best-of-three Knoxville Super Regional.
8 or 9 conference games? SEC heads to spring meetings still debating schedule formatsMay 26, 2023 GMT
Southeastern Conference leaders have been debating what to do with their football schedule for more than a year.
Tennessee man dies after being attacked by bullMay 26, 2023 GMT
EAGLEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has died after being attacked by a bull in a barn, officials said.
First responders were called to the barn near Eagleville on Wednesday and treated Joseph Young, 55, before he was flown to a hospital, where he later died, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office told news outlets.
Riopelle slams 2 homers, Gators top Vandy 6-3 in SECMay 26, 2023 GMT
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — BT Riopelle hit two home runs, including a grand slam, to lead top-seeded Florida to a 6-3 win over fourth-seeded Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament on Thursday.
Anniversary of George Floyd’s killing: Changes were made, but short of ‘reckoning’ on racial justiceMay 26, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, and the fervent protests that erupted around the world, looked to many observers like the catalyst needed for a nationwide reckoning on racism in policing.
NTSB: Unsafe speeds blamed for fiery crash that killed 10May 25, 2023 GMT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal traffic investigators said Thursday that unsafe driving speeds of multiple vehicles on wet roads in low visibility was the probable cause of a fiery 2021 interstate crash in Alabama that killed nine children and one adult.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton, who came back from a gruesome leg injury in 2018 to play another season of college football for Florida State two years later, has been hired by Tennessee to be an offensive analyst.
Tina Turner, ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ whose triumphant career made her world-famous, dies at 83May 25, 2023 GMT
With admirers ranging from Beyoncé to Mick Jagger, Turner was one of the world’s most successful entertainers, known for a core of pop, rock and rhythm and blues favorites.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge has ruled that a group of parents can have their say in a lawsuit over the writings of a shooter who killed six people at their children's school.
Georgia nuclear rebirth arrives 7 years late, $17B over costMay 25, 2023 GMT
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Two nuclear reactors in Georgia were supposed to herald a nuclear power revival in the United States. But the project is seven years late and $17 billion over budget as Georgia Power Co.
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — The first of two nuclear reactors in Georgia is generating electricity and could be days away from achieving full-power operation.
Tennessee’s transgender care exclusions are discriminatory, a federal lawsuit allegesMay 25, 2023 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's decision to exclude gender-affirming care for its employees is unconstitutional and discriminatory, according to a federal lawsuit brought by two people who were denied such services while working for the state.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Davis Diaz had a pair of run-scoring singles, Patrick Reilly pitched five innings in relief and Vanderbilt beat Auburn 6-4 to complete Wednesday's second round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament in a game that didn't end until 1:20 a.m.
A collection of tributes that poured in Wednesday from musicians, actors and athletes following the death of musical superstar Tina Turner,
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Matt Daniels acknowledged feeling “just a tad bit” of butterflies when he sat down earlier this week for speed-dating-style meetings with NFL owners and executives as part of the league's strategy for developing more diversity in the coaching ranks.
Ja Morant is ‘fine,’ taking a social media break, police say after welfare check due to cryptic postMay 24, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee conducted a welfare check Wednesday on suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant and say “he is fine” after cryptic messages appeared on his Instagram account and were later deleted.
LUTTRELL, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who complained of having “a devil in his head” fatally shot four children in his home before setting the residence ablaze and shooting himself, a prosecutor said in written findings about the investigation into the fire.
Energy Dept. rejects $200M grant to battery maker after GOP criticism over alleged ties to ChinaMay 24, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has canceled plans to award a $200 million grant to a U.S. battery manufacturer amid criticism from Republican lawmakers over the company's alleged ties to China.