Saturday, September 18, 2021

The Associated Press

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Young, Morant call fan behavior disgusting, unacceptable

by Teresa M. Walker -- Memphis guard Ja Morant says the treatment of his family during Game 2 in Utah was “very unacceptable.” Atlanta guard Trae Young has seen the video of a fan spitting on him and calls it “disgusting.” The New York Knicks, Philadelphia...

Lucky to be alive, Woods faces difficult recovery

by Stefanie Dazio and Doug Ferguson -- LOS ANGELES — In a career filled with remarkable comebacks, Tiger Woods faces perhaps his toughest recovery of all. Woods was driving alone through a sweeping, downhill stretch of road through coastal suburbs of Los Angeles when his SUV...

George Floyd, whose death energized a movement, laid to rest

by Juan A. Lozano and Nomaan Merchant -- HOUSTON — Hundreds of mourners packed a Houston church Tuesday for the funeral of George Floyd, capping six days of mourning for the black man whose death has led to a global reckoning over police brutality and...

Justice Dept. rolls out new program to combat gun violence

by Adrian Sainz and Michael Balsama -- Attorney General William Barr announced a new initiative Wednesday that would better enforce the U.S. gun background check system, coordinate state and federal gun cases and ensure prosecutors quickly update databases to show when a defendant can’t possess...

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

by Teresa M. Walker NASHVILLE — 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...

Titans’ Mike Vrabel going with hot hand on offensive line

by Teresa M. Walker NASHVILLE — Titans coach Mike Vrabel may go with who has the hot-hand when it comes to Tennessee’s offensive line — whoever that might be. Who plays is not etched in stone. So even though changes in the offensive line may have jump-started...

Late touchdowns help Tigers turn back South Alabama’s pesky Jaguars

Darrell Henderson ran for 188 yards and two touchdowns, including a 54-yarder in the fourth quarter, to help Memphis pull away from South Alabama in a 52-35 victory on Saturday night. Brady White was 22-of-29 passing for 292 yards and two touchdowns for Memphis (3-1)....

African Americans largely aren’t buying Omarosa’s turn against Trump

By Jesse J. Holland WASHINGTON — For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump's side, making her deeply unpopular with African Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning herself with a president who has hurled one insult after another at black people. Her...

Lee, Dean to face off in Tennessee governor’s race

by Jonathan Mattise NASHVILLE (AP) — Businessman Bill Lee defeated three other Republicans in a bruising primary for Tennessee governor Thursday, setting the stage for a competitive fall contest against former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, who cruised to the Democratic nomination. Lee spent just $7 million...

Gov. Haslam touts $30M plan to fight opioid epidemic

By Jonathan Mattise NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam touted a $30 million plan Monday that focuses on prevention, treatment and law enforcement to attack an opioid epidemic that kills at least three people a day in Tennessee. The Republican governor released details of the 'TN...