• Former Vandy football player in rape case to play at Lane

    JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A former Vanderbilt football player accused of raping an unconscious student has been admitted to Lane College, and the coach there said he will play football.

  • Tennessee Titans running back Bishop Sankey (20) is tripped up by St. Louis Rams strong safety T.J. McDonald (25) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

    Titans show signs of improved run threat to help rookie QB

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Being able to run the ball will be the best way for the Titans to help Marcus Mariota thrive during his rookie season, and Tennessee finally might have a combination of offensive line and backs that helps them do just that.

  • Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis dismisses 2 players

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis has dismissed Justin Coleman and Jalen Perry from the Blue Raiders for violating athletic department policy.

  • Former University of Tennessee football players Michael Williams, right, and A.J. Johnson stand in court before the start of Williams's rape trial Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. A judge granted the defense a delay to Sept. 29. The delay also postponed the trial of Johnson, a co-defendant being tried separately. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Michael Patrick)

    Ex-Vol Williams set to go on trial in aggravated rape case

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee cornerback Michael Williams’ rape trial has been delayed until next month.

  • Tennessee Titans defensive back Perrish Cox (29) celebrates with teammates and fans after intercepting a pass against the St. Louis Rams and running it back for a touchdown during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)

    Titans beat Rams 27-14, spoiling coach Jeff Fisher’s return

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota had every reason to struggle when the communicator device in the Tennessee quarterback’s helmet quit working two plays into the first drive of his second preseason game.

  • Patton Kizzire wins Web.Com Tour’s News Sentinel Open

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Money leader Patton Kizzire won the News Sentinel Open on Sunday for his second Web.com Tour title of the season.

  • David Ragan (55) gets sideways in front of Clint Bowyer during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

    Bowyer holds head high to cling to final Chase berth

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — All of the crew members who work on Clint Bowyer’s team know they’ll be out of a job in 12 more races. Like everyone else at Michael Waltrip Racing, they face an uncertain future in NASCAR following this week’s announcement that the organization will close at the end of the season.

  • Associated Press New Orleans reporter Kevin McGill, who both reported on and lived through Hurricane Katrina nearly ten years ago, poses outside the Live Oak Cafe in New Orleans, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    After the storm, a hunger for tradition

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — I’m normally not much of a meal planner but I know what I’m going to have for lunch one week from Monday.

  • Joey Logano celebrates his win during the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race Saturday night, Aug. 22, 2015, at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. (Andre Teague/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

    Logano defends Bristol victory to hold off Gibbs drivers

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — As Joey Logano circled Bristol Motor Speedway, he’d briefly glance in the mirror to watch Kevin Harvick.

  • Former owner/driver Michael Waltrip, left, has a photo taken with fan David Secore Jr., from Union, Conn., before a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

    Toyota holds Waltrip relationship in high regard

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Toyota has a strong appreciation for its long relationship with Michael Waltrip and was committed to backing the team long into the future.