• Tennessee Titans tight end Craig Stevens planning to retire

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans tight end Craig Stevens is retiring at the age of 31.

  • FILE -- In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Middle Tennessee quarterback Brent Stockstill drops back to pass during an NCAA college football game against Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The father-son combination of Stockstill and head coach Rick Stockstill give the Blue Raiders plenty of reason for optimism. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

    Coach’s son erases Middle Tennessee’s issues at quarterback

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — College coaches are busy enough that being with family can be challenging. Now football is giving Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill the opportunity to spend some quality time with his son, his starting quarterback.

  • FILE -- In this Aug. 4, 2016 file photo, Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Kevin Dodd does a conditioning drill with heavy ropes during NFL football training camp in Nashville, Tenn. Dodd is looking forward to the opportunity to make his debut Saturday in a preseason game with the Oakland Raiders. The second-round pick from Clemson returned to practice last week after undergoing surgery on his right foot in May.(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

    Titans rookie linebacker Dodd eager to make preseason debut

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will finally get to see rookie outside linebacker Kevin Dodd on Saturday night when the second-round pick from Clemson is scheduled to make his preseason debut.

  • In this Aug. 4, 2016 file photo, Justin Timberlake speaks at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet in Beverly Hills, Calif. Timberlake is a new partner and producer of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival. This year’s lineup on Sept. 24 and 25 includes Beck, Daryl Hall and John Oates and Kacey Musgraves, but Timberlake will not be performing this year, according to the festival. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    Justin Timberlake added as partner to Pilgrimage Festival

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Timberlake is a new partner and producer of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in the same Tennessee community where he lives.

  • In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 file photo, amusement device inspector Avery Wheelock inspects the safety pins on a children's merry-go-round at the Mississippi State Fair in Jackson, Miss. In some parts of the U.S., the thrill rides that hurl kids upside down, whirl them around or send them shooting down slides are checked out by state inspectors before customers climb on. But in other places, they are not required to get the once-over. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

    Thrill-ride accidents spark new demands for regulation

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In some parts of the U.S., the thrill rides that hurl kids upside down, whirl them around or send them shooting down slides are checked out by state inspectors before customers climb on. But in other places, they are not required to get the once-over.

  • Kevin Harvick, right, celebrates after winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race with Bass Pro Shops founder John Morris, center, and Jeff Hall, manager of Bass Pro Shops of Bristol, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 in Bristol, Tenn. The race was delayed Saturday night due to severe weather. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

    Get a Grip: Harvick loves new Bristol Motor Speedway

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kevin Harvick believes Bristol Motor Speedway is on to something. Now, he wants similar tracks to follow that lead.

  • Kevin Harvick, right, celebrates after winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race with Bass Pro Shops founder John Morris, center, and Jeff Hall, manager of Bass Pro Shops of Bristol, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 in Bristol, Tenn. The race was delayed Saturday night due to severe weather. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

    Kevin Harvick wins rain-delayed NASCAR race at Bristol

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kevin Harvick wasn’t worried about his poor qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway. In fact, starting 24th gave Harvick exactly what he wanted to win at Bristol Motor Speedway.

  • People look at the threatening sky as stormy weather delays the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 ,in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

    NASCAR Sprint Cup race stopped due to rain

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway was stopped because of continuing bad weather in the area.

  • Erik Jones makes his way around Bristol Motor Speedway during qualifying for a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 in Bristol, Tenn. Jones won the pole. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

    Surprise: Dillon wins Xfinity race at Bristol in wild finish

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Dillon took off on a final restart in overtime to win the Xfinity race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday night after leaders Kyle Busch crashed and Brad Keselowski ran out of gas four laps from the scheduled end.

  • Investigation: High school team had ‘culture of hazing’

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — An investigation finds a Tennessee high school basketball program had a “culture of hazing” even before three of its players were charged with the rape of a freshman teammate.