• 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.

  • In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart speaks during a press conference in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart says he is retiring effective June 30 after a five-year run in which he managed the consolidation of the men's and women's athletic departments while also dealing with plenty of controversy. (Adam Lau /Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)

    Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart announces retirement

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will retire next summer after a tumultuous tenure that included consolidation of the men’s and women’s athletic departments, improvements in facilities and the settlement of a Title IX lawsuit.

  • Grizzlies hire Bender assistant coach, Thate shooting coach

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Bob Bender as an assistant coach and Bob Thate as a shooting coach on David Fizdale’s staff.