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  1. No. 2 Georgia hoping for improved run defense against VolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 28 | Washington Times

    Jake Fromm wants to see No. 2 Georgia's offense regain its momentum when the Bulldogs finally play their first home Southeastern Conference game against Tennessee on Saturday.


  2. Franks gets 'chills' watching Tennessee-Florida endingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 | Washington Times

    Franks ' 63-yard touchdown pass to Tyrie Cleveland on the final play stunned Tennessee 26-20 last season and secured a spot in rivalry lore forever. The completion is a big part of the conversation this week as the teams prepare to play in Knoxville, Tennessee.


  3. Animal celeb Jack Hanna celebrates 40 years at Columbus ZooRead the original story

    Sep 9, 2018 | Washington Times

    As he chatted with the desk clerk working the hotel graveyard shift, the man in the khaki clothes and leather Outback hat wonders aloud if the cheetah sleeping in room 116 just might escape. The young clerk's eyes widen as Jack Hanna tells him that cheetahs can run more than 70 mph, and they like to go for the throat.


  4. Vols rip East Tennessee State 59-3 after 2nd-quarter flurryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2018 | Washington Times

    Tennessee reeled off 28 second-quarter points in a span of under 6 A1 2 minutes and breezed to a 59-3 triumph over Football Championship Subdivision program East Tennessee State in Pruitt's home debut Saturday. The Vols scored three touchdowns in a span of 1 minute, 46 seconds.


  5. Wednesday's Sports BriefsRead the original story

    Sep 6, 2018 | Washington Times

    Madison Keys was one of four American women in the U.S. Open semifinals a year ago, when she was the runner-up. Still in search of her first Grand Slam title, the 14th-seeded Keys reached her third semifinal in the past five majors by using her big-strike game built on serves and forehands to overpower No.


  6. Mississippi hospitals and owner seek bankruptcy, to be soldRead the original story

    Aug 28, 2018 | Washington Times

    Three Mississippi hospitals, their physician practices and a Tennessee parent company are filing for bankruptcy, citing more than $70 million in debts. Curae Health of Knoxville, Tennessee, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday.


  7. Ex-Tennessee star gets NFL chance after rape acquittalRead the original story

    Aug 13, 2018 | Washington Times

    Former University of Tennessee star linebacker A.J. Johnson is getting a shot in the NFL with the Denver Broncos less than a month after he was acquitted along with a college teammate of aggravated rape charges. Johnson and Michael Williams were acquitted of all counts July 27. They were indicted in February 2015 after a woman said both men raped her during a party at Johnson's apartment in the early morning hours of Nov. 16, 2014.


  8. Appeals court rejects magazine anti-trust lawsuitRead the original story

    Aug 6, 2018 | Washington Times

    A federal appeals court has rejected an antitrust lawsuit brought against publishers by what was once one of the country's largest wholesale magazine distributors. In an opinion published Monday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan agreed with a lower-court judge in rejecting Anderson News LLC 's claims, first brought in 2009.


  9. Deliberations begin in rape trial of ex-Tennessee playersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | Washington Times

    Two former University of Tennessee football players were acquitted Friday of the aggravated rape charges they had been indicted on nearly 3 A1 2 years ago. A jury of seven women and five men deliberated for almost 1 A1 2 hours Friday afternoon before finding A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams not guilty on all counts.


  10. Prosecutors rest case in rape trial of ex-Tennessee playersRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2018 | Washington Times

    Prosecutors in the rape trial of former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and defensive back Michael Williams rested their case Thursday after a Knoxville police official testified how the Tennessee football program's clout complicated the investigation. A woman testified Wednesday that Johnson and Williams raped her during a party at Johnson 's apartment in the early hours of Nov. 16, 2014, after a Tennessee football victory over Kentucky.


  11. Monday's Sports in BriefRead the original story

    Jul 23, 2018 | Washington Times

    The 12-time Olympic medalist has been sanctioned for getting an intravenous infusion, a method that broke anti-doping rules. U.S. officials say Lochte was not using a banned substance.


  12. Students trying to make Tennessee River more accessibleRead the original story

    Jun 6, 2018 | Washington Times

    A group of students and professors from the University of Tennessee are working to make the Tennessee River more accessible. WBIR-TV reports it took two years for students in a landscape architecture class to create a map for a 652-mile trail along the river that would stretch from Knoxville, Tennessee, to Paducah, Kentucky.


  13. At 40, are Atlantic City casinos healing or courting danger?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | Washington Times

    Having lost five of its 12 casinos over the past four years, Atlantic City will mark its 40th anniversary of casino gambling by reopening two of those shuttered properties, despite concern in some quarters that it might be repeating the same mistakes that got it into trouble in the first place. The reopening this summer of the former Trump Taj Mahal as a Hard Rock casino, and the former Revel as the Ocean Resort Casino, is being hailed in this seaside gambling resort as a welcome recovery from the trauma of 2014, when four casinos shut down.


  14. Both sides rest cases in murder trial of ex-football playerRead the original story

    May 7, 2018 | Washington Times

    Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Tuesday in the first-degree murder trial of a former Division III college football player charged in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend. Prosecutors rested their case against William Riley Gaul on Monday after jurors heard the defendant's two-hour interview with sheriff's investigators following the death of 16-year-old Emma Walker of Knoxville, Tennessee.


  15. Jurors hear recording of ex-football player before arrestRead the original story

    May 3, 2018 | Washington Times

    Jurors in the murder trial of former Division III college football player William Riley Gaul heard a recording Thursday in which he was arrested while preparing to throw a gun in the Tennessee River after his ex-girlfriend's death. The video shows Gaul talking to friends about his plans to dispose of the gun.


  16. University of Tennessee chancellor being forced out of postRead the original story

    May 2, 2018 | Washington Times

    Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport is being forced out of her post after less than 15 months at the helm, a tenure that included a tumultuous search for a head football coach and other controversies. University president Joe DiPietro announced Wednesday that Davenport 's term will end July 1, citing her "unsatisfactory performance" in a termination letter he made public from her 2017 evaluation.


  17. Longtime costume designer leaves university, but not theaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2018 | Washington Times

    Costume designer Marianne Custer has wrapped actors in plastic wrap, cracked open a VCR for costume parts and sewn fake hair into bonnets. Over four decades Custer has done wonders with fabric, feathers and quick changes that required extremely long zippers.


  18. Browns owner Dee Haslam steps down as media company CEORead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2018 | Washington Times

    Browns owner Dee Haslam is stepping down as the CEO of her media company to focus more on the NFL franchise and community work in Cleveland. RIVR Media, which is based in Knoxville, Tennessee, and co-founded by Haslam, announced that Rob Lundgren will become CEO.


  19. Gatlin still going strong with new coach at age of 36Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2018 | Washington Times

    Yet the reigning world 100-meter champion and 2004 Olympic gold medalist shows no signs of slowing down. Gatlin even finds himself starting over with a new coach who actually happens to be a familiar one.


  20. Immigration raid at Tennessee plant inspires marchRead the original story

    Mar 13, 2018 | Washington Times

    Tennesseans took to the streets a week after 97 people were detained in an immigration raid at a meat packing plant. WBIR-TV reports more than 100 people marched Thursday in Morristown, holding pictures of those detained in the raid at the Southeastern Provision plant in Grainger County.


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