Sorry to be a bummer at a time of the year usually reserved for hope and optimism, but there is a decent chance your favorite college team is going to be a big disappointment this season.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State quarterback Demry Croft has been indicted on six counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive lineman Kurott Garland has returned to practice with the Volunteers after entering the transfer portal earlier this summer.
MIAMI (AP) — An environmental report poses a new problem for the proposed site of David Beckham's Major League Soccer stadium in Miami: Tests show the soil is far more toxic than expected.
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team, and he has two teammates from the top-ranked Tigers with him on the first team.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason says he won't publicly announce his starting quarterback before the Commodores' Aug. 31 season opener with No. 3 Georgia.
DENVER (AP) — Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders and 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo each made a triumphant return to action Monday night when the San Francisco 49ers' backups engineered a 24-15 preseason win over the Denver Broncos.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected Monday to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his family is "truly blessed" that nobody was seriously injured when his plane crash-landed last week in Tennessee.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee forward DeAndre Dishman will miss the 2019-20 season after tearing ligaments in his left knee during the Blue Raiders' exhibition tour of Costa Rica last week.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans running back Derrick Henry is back at practice for the first time since hurting his left calf on the opening day of Tennessee's training camp.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are getting kicker Ryan Succop and tight end Jonnu Smith back on the field and off the physically unable to perform list after each passed physicals.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat's Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported.
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Andy Ogletree was in danger of being blown out of the U.S. Amateur final. He kept his poise — and his confidence — and came back to win.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans got their chance to measure themselves against the defending Super Bowl champs with a pair of joint practices and a preseason game.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — When his sponsorship dried up early last season, Matt DiBenedetto took the unique step of making a social media video asking for funding ideas.
PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about a bicycle race at Mount Washington, The Associated Press reported erroneously the last name of the second place finisher in the women's division. Her name is Lane Marder, not Lane Marden.
Sonny Dykes has spent most of his career coaching and recruiting football players in his home state of Texas and around the South. When he became a head coach in the Pac-12, he found an unfamiliar environment at some high school games in California.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota jumped into the air and flipped over Patriots cornerback Duron Harmon into the end zone for a 2-point conversion.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The winner climbed from his car and immediately apologized for denying an underdog his first career victory. The runner-up, in tears over his near miss, was raucously embraced by the crowd for his oh-so-close effort.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Tyler Reddick drove from last to first and won the Xfinity Series race Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway after leader Justin Allgaier hit the wall late.
BOSTON (AP) — Josh Gordon's winding career has included several second chances following a trail of multiple drug suspensions that cast doubt whether the talented but troubled playmaker would ever get on an NFL field again.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has won the pole for Saturday night's race at Bristol Motor Speedway, a critical short-track showdown for drivers trying to qualify for the playoffs.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — There is very little wiggle room in the race to make NASCAR's playoffs, and as free agency hits full steam drivers are trying to secure their futures as fast as possible.
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — The plane carrying NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family bounced multiple times during a crash landing and veered off the runway before ending up on a Tennessee highway, investigators said Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) — In a record sale for a U.S. sports franchise, the co-founder of Alibaba agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center for about $3.4 billion, two people with knowledge of the details said Friday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is the latest Southeastern Conference school to sell alcoholic beverages at upcoming home football games.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — More than 100 boys train daily on a baseball field next to the biggest slum in Caracas, using old bats, balls and gloves in hopes of achieving the ultimate goal: a professional baseball career in the United States and an escape from Venezuela's hardship.
NEW YORK (AP) — By the time José Ramírez and the Cleveland Indians were finally done thrashing the Yankees on Thursday night, rookie designated hitter Mike Ford was at least enjoying a chuckle at his own expense on the mound for New York.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — If the realities of facing an NFL defense that turned up its pass rush, and dealing with penalties, missed receivers and an interpretation of the rules didn't hit Kyler Murray in his Arizona Cardinals debut last week, they undoubtedly did Thursday night.
TOKYO (AP) — First, Tokyo Olympic fans will have to find scarce tickets and pay the price. Then there's the quandary of landing a hotel room with rates that are being inflated due to unprecedented demand. And the summer heat and humidity will be off-putting for some.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Brett Moffitt pulled away on a restart with three laps to go and won the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series' playoff opener Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway to earn a spot in the Round of 6.
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedway.
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — On the range, Justin Thomas had no idea where the ball was going. Some five hours later, he had a share of the course record at Medinah.
Oregon is on the rise. Utah might have its best team since joining the Pac-12. Washington has a new former five-star quarterback. And USC has a coach planted firmly on the hot seat.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Vrabel has been trash-talking with Tom Brady since the day the former linebacker joined the New England Patriots' offseason program back in 2001 as a free agent.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's outlook on each side of the line of scrimmage remains as uncertain as ever with just over two weeks left before the start of the season.
DENTON, Texas (AP) — North Texas was oh-so-close in Conference USA last year to fulfilling the preseason prediction of repeating as a division champion. The Mean Green could have also ended up at the opposite end of the standings after five of their league games were decided by a field goal …
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt DiBenedetto has been told by Leavine Family Racing he will not be brought back for a second season with the NASCAR team in 2020.
Nobody saw Cincinnati coming in the American Athletic Conference last year. Not even Luke Fickell, who guided the team to a seven-victory improvement in his second season as Bearcats coach.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man died shortly after competing in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball game in California, authorities said Wednesday.