Update: Attorney decries comparison to Nazi defense

U.S. 01/07/19, 16:43

The Latest on the case of police officer charged in a fatal Tennessee shooting (all times local):3:20 p.m.The attorney for a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man says Nashville's district attorney "functionally declared war" on the city's police when he claimed the defense is relying ...

Clemency granted to woman sentenced to life at age 16

U.S. 01/07/19, 14:00

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam granted clemency on Monday to a woman serving a life sentence for murder who says she was a victim of sex trafficking.The outgoing Republican governor, whose term ends in just two weeks, chose to show mercy to the now 30-year-old Cyntoia Brown by releasing her Aug. ...

Officer charged in death: Man definitely intended to shoot

U.S. 01/04/19, 21:20

A white Nashville police officer told investigators that he knew "100 percent" that the black man he's charged with fatally shooting intended to shoot at him and possibly others.Prosecutors played the state investigator's interview with Andrew Delke, 25, in a Nashville courtroom Friday, where dozens of police officers packed in ...

Arvidsson, Saros lead Predators past slumping Flyers 4-0

Hockey 01/01/19, 23:16

Viktor Arvidsson scored twice, Juuse Saros made 32 saves and the Nashville Predators defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 Tuesday.Craig Smith and Rocco Grimaldi also scored for Nashville, which has won two straight.Michal Neuvirth made 26 saves for the Flyers, who have lost four in a row.The shutout was Saros' second ...

Fast scores twice, Rangers beat Predators 4-3

Sports 12/29/18, 23:00

Jesper Fast scored two goals, including the game winner, and added an assist as the New York Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.Chris Kreider had a goal and an assist, Marc Stall added a score and Mika Zibanejad had ...

Khudobin makes 49 saves as Stars beat Predators 2-0

Hockey 12/27/18, 23:01

Anton Khudobin made a career-high 49 saves to lead the Dallas Stars to a 2-0 victory over the slumping Nashville Predators on Thursday night.Tyler Pitlick and Mattias Janmark scored for Dallas, which has won two of three.Pekka Rinne stopped 28 shots for the Predators, who have lost five straight.Khudobin posted ...

Wild and crazy season ends with lots of playoff uncertainty

Sports 12/27/18, 20:35

In a wild and crazy season, the biggest remaining tumult is in the AFC South.Houston leads and takes the division title by beating struggling Jacksonville. A Texans loss, however, gives the winner of the prime-time game between the Colts and Titans in Nashville the crown, dropping Houston into a wild ...

Auburn, Stidham looking for win vs Purdue in Music City Bowl

Football 12/27/18, 17:36

Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham has put his NFL draft preparations on hold, hoping to help the Tigers get their first bowl victory since 2015.Coach Gus Malzahn plans to make it worth Stidham's time now that he is sticking around for the Music City Bowl against Purdue on Friday. That means ...

Purdue, Auburn meet for 1st time in Music City Bowl

Football 12/27/18, 14:49

Music City Bowl: Purdue (6-6) vs. Auburn (7-5) at Nashville, Tennessee, Friday, 1:30 p.m. EST (ESPN)Line: Auburn by 3 1/2Series Record: First meeting.WHAT'S AT STAKEPurdue can win a second straight bowl game and finish with a winning record under coach Jeff Brohm. Auburn can notch a bowl victory for the ...

Titans hope run of success, stakes enough to fill up stadium

Football 12/24/18, 16:48

The Titans have assured themselves of a third straight winning season for the first time since moving to Tennessee, and the NFL's longest current winning streak has them playing the final game of the regular season with a playoff berth on the line.They'll find out Sunday night if that's enough ...

Sharp-shooting Vanderbilt beats No. 18 Arizona State 81-65

Sports 12/17/18, 21:19

Saben Lee scored 14 points to lead five players in double figures and sharp-shooting Vanderbilt beat No. 18 Arizona State 81-65 on Monday night.Vanderbilt snapped an eight-game skid against ranked opponents that dated to an overtime win over Florida in the 2017 Southeastern Conference Tournament. The Commodores (7-2) also beat ...

Johansen gets shootout winner, Predators beat Devils 2-1

Hockey 12/15/18, 23:23

Ryan Johansen got the winning goal in the sixth round of the shootout to lift the Nashville Predators to a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.Frederick Gaudreau scored in regulation and Juuse Saros made 33 saves through overtime to help the Predators win their third straight.New ...

State lawmakers urge clemency for woman convicted as teen

U.S. 12/14/18, 16:16

Several Democratic Tennessee lawmakers are urging Republican Gov. Bill Haslam to grant clemency to a woman convicted of murdering a man when she was a 16-year-old prostitute.Newly elected Nashville Sen. Brenda Gilmore led a group Friday calling for 30-year-old Cyntoia Brown's freedom.Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna and other celebrities have supported ...

Sissons scores OT winner as Predators beat Canucks 4-3

Hockey 12/13/18, 23:18

Colton Sissons scored 3:05 into overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.Ryan Hartman, Nick Bonino and Calle Jarnkrok also scored and Pekka Rinne made 19 saves for the Predators, winners of two straight.Nashville Predators center Colton Sissons (10) is congratulated after ...

Former referee Paul Stewart wants women officiating in NHL

Hockey 12/12/18, 20:04

Paul Stewart has a very big goal for the next stage of his already lengthy hockey career, and that's helping women follow in his footsteps by officiating in the NHL.Stewart, being inducted Wednesday night into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame , said Katie Guay will be working the upcoming ...

Ellis scores go-ahead goal as Predators beat Senators 3-1

Hockey 12/11/18, 22:56

Ryan Ellis scored his first game-winning goal of the season, Pekka Rinne made 25 saves and the Nashville Predators defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Tuesday night.Austin Watson and Craig Smith also scored for Nashville, which halted a two-game skid.Zack Smith scored for Ottawa, which has lost four of five.Nashville ...

Vanderbilt hires G League President Malcolm Turner as new AD

Sports 12/11/18, 09:37

Vanderbilt has hired NBA G League President Malcolm Turner as its new athletic director, opting for a business executive over candidates with experience in college athletic administration for the Southeastern Conference's only private university.Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos said current and former athletic directors were among the diverse candidates Vanderbilt considered before ...

Jaguars: Fournette yelled at fan in response to racial slur

Football 12/10/18, 17:44

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone says running back Leonard Fournette was responding to racial slurs while yelling at a fan in Nashville, Tennessee last Thursday night.Fournette declined to address the accusation in the locker room Monday on the advice of his agent.Teammate and fellow running back T.J. Yeldon, however, said ...

Titans will be without tight end, right tackle vs Giants

Football 12/10/18, 17:06

The Tennessee Titans will be without both their starting tight end and right tackle against the New York Giants.They could be out longer, but for now, Sunday's road trip to New York is the only game that matters.The Titans are trying to climb back into an AFC wild-card berth, and ...

Titans can rest up after winning 2 of 3 games in 11-day span

Football 12/07/18, 16:02

Mike Vrabel asked his Tennessee Titans to play physical in their third game in 11 days. With Derrick Henry leading the way with a handful of rushing records, they did just that with a big victory to stay in the AFC playoff chase.Now they get a weekend to rest before ...

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