Tennessee governor to allow sports betting without signature

Sports 04/30/19, 15:53

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee plans to let legislation to allow sports betting become law without his signature, putting a state that has largely shied from expanding gambling in position to become the first to offer an online-only sportsbook.The bill is headed to the Republican governor after close votes in the ...

Carrie Underwood lifting up women on new Cry Pretty 360 tour

Entertainment 04/30/19, 11:41

When Carrie Underwood was plotting out her upcoming Cry Pretty Tour 360, she realized she had selected an all-female lineup with opening acts Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.But then she wondered: "Can we do that?"And then told herself: "OK, we have to do this!"FILE - This April 7, 2019 ...

Titans will need patience as they await Simmons’ recovery

Football 04/27/19, 17:04

The Tennessee Titans will need to be patient with their first-round pick in the NFL draft. They used the rest of their selections on players who could fill holes and contribute right away.Although the Titans have had three straight winning seasons for the first time since relocating from Houston to ...

A-plus NFL draft grade for Music City with record attendance

Sports 04/27/19, 16:55

Grading any draft can be challenging, and snap judgments after the last pick usually are far too optimistic.Yes, Music City couldn't keep the rain away from opening night. Still, closing off both the honky-tonk district and throwing out the welcome mat at the Tennessee Titans' stadium a short walk across ...

Iowa State WR Hakeem Butler to Arizona to begin 4th round

Sports 04/27/19, 13:12

The third and final day of an NFL draft as memorable for the scene, the music and the passion of the folks in Nashville began Saturday with Arizona selecting Iowa State wide receiver Hakeem Butler.Butler is 6-foot-6 and could be a presence in the red zone for new Cardinals quarterback ...

Dolphins draft Clemson DT Christian Wilkins in 1st round

Football 04/25/19, 21:16

A rebuilding project has left the Miami Dolphins perceived as NFL lightweights, and to help change that, they used their first-round draft pick on a 315-pound defensive tackle, Clemson's Christian Wilkins.The Dolphins went 7-9 in 2018, and after shedding numerous veterans from the roster this offseason, they're widely expected to ...

Waffle House shooting suspect’s father pleads not guilty

U.S. 04/25/19, 20:14

The father of the man accused of killing four people at a Waffle House in Tennessee last year pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges related to the gun used in the shooting. Jeffrey Reinking is accused of giving an AR-15-style rifle to his 30-year-old son, Travis Reinking, who authorities said used ...

Update: Mawae speaks to students about achieving success

Sports 04/25/19, 16:19

The Latest on the NFL draft (all times EDT): 5:15 p.m. Hall of Fame-bound Kevin Mawae, a star center for the Tennessee Titans and, before them, the Jets and Seahawks, spoke as part of the Heart of a Hall of Famer program this week. Mawae appeared at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, ...

Nashville gets its chance to step up for NFL draft

Sports 04/25/19, 02:08

Broadway in downtown Nashville is as lively a place as any in America. The Las Vegas Strip, Times Square and Bourbon Street have nothing on it.Particularly this week.For the first time, the NFL draft is in Music City, and even in the days leading up to Thursday night's opening round, ...

Predators disappointed after earliest playoff exit since ’15

Hockey 04/24/19, 18:52

The Nashville Predators had every piece in place for another long playoff run chasing the Stanley Cup.So they thought.Now they have a longer offseason to fix the NHL's worst power play and the issues that proved so costly in being ousted in the first round for the first time since ...

Hunger no stranger to 2 NFL draft prospects

Football 04/24/19, 15:05

Marquise Brown knows too well the challenge of stretching $20 over a month to feed himself, with help from discounted meals at work and food from his junior college coach. Josh Jacobs had days when he ate only if he stole something. Brown put on about 10 pounds his first week ...

Tip your band, say honky tonk musicians, during NFL Draft

Football 04/24/19, 07:29

Country stars Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw are playing free concerts in Nashville during the NFL Draft, but the hundreds of musicians working in honky tonk clubs just blocks from the draft stage want football fans to remember to tip the band.With turnout expected for each day to reach 100,000 ...

Analysis: The best NFL draft picks 1-32 and by round

Sports 04/23/19, 15:48

Mention the NFL draft, and the debate begins immediately. Who's the best player ever taken at No. 1 overall or the top player ever taken in a late round?Well, that actually might be retired, thanks to Tom Brady.Now the NFL is celebrating its 100th season, and with the league's latest ...

Country star, Titans coach talk about NFL draft in Nashville

Sports 04/22/19, 02:55

Country music star Tim McGraw watched as Philadelphia hosted the NFL draft in 2017 with more than 250,000 people on hand and immediately had a vision of how to make the three-day event even better.Bring it to Nashville and add the Music City touch."My first thought was, 'Man I'd love ...

Blues beat Jets 3-2 in Game 6 to advance to 2nd round

Hockey 04/20/19, 21:55

Jaden Schwartz scored three times and Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Game 6 of their playoff series Saturday night to advance to the second round.The Blues will next face the winner of the Dallas-Nashville series, which the Stars ...

Stars push Predators to edge of elimination with 5-3 win

Sports 04/20/19, 17:01

Alexander Radulov scored two goals in the second period and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Saturday to push the Western Conference's No. 2 seed to the brink of elimination.The Stars came into the postseason as the West's first wild card and are up 3-2 in the ...

Ramsey says Jags know why he’s skipping voluntary workouts

Football 04/19/19, 18:41

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey responded to Tom Coughlin's public criticism Friday, saying the team knows why he's skipping voluntary workouts.Ramsey did not elaborate on the reason for his absence in his Twitter post , but said he will be "ready when it's time."His agent, David Mulugheta, also released a ...

Doctor: Tennessee church shooting suspect has mental illness

U.S. 04/18/19, 18:03

A psychiatrist has identified mental illnesses in the man accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Tennessee church in 2017.According to The Tennessean , a defense attorney read report excerpts about 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson in a Nashville court Wednesday.The psychiatrist diagnosed Samson with "schizoaffective ...

Investigation of illegal painkillers targets 30 in Tennessee

Health 04/18/19, 17:23

A doctor who prescribed more than 4 million opioid pills, including to a pregnant woman who later died, is one of more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee charged with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of painkillers, federal authorities said Thursday. U.S. Attorneys Michael Dunavant, in Memphis, and Don Cochran, in ...

Predators beat Stars 2-1 in OT, even series 1-1

Sports 04/13/19, 20:24

Craig Smith scored five minutes into overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday, tying the first-round Western Conference series at 1-1.Smith scored his first this postseason from the inside edge of the left circle to snap a three-game playoff skid on home ...

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