• Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera (25) celebrates with Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden, after Chimera scored a goal against Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Also defending for the Predators is Shea Weber (6). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Johansson has goal, 2 assists as Caps beat Predators 5-3

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A return to Nashville for Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz was nice, but winning was even better.

  • North Carolina head coach Roy Williams questions a call during the first  half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College, in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.  (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

    With Williams sick, No. 9 North Carolina beats BC 68-65

    BOSTON (AP) — Playing most of the second half without coach Roy Williams, who left the bench after complaining of vertigo, No. 9 North Carolina rallied to beat Boston College 68-65 on Tuesday night thanks to 20 points from Justin Jackson.

  • Hubbs, Tennessee breeze past ice-cold Auburn 71-45

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Robert Hubbs III scored 20 points and Devon Baulkman added 14 to end their personal slumps as Tennessee defeated Auburn 71-45 on Tuesday and handed the Tigers their sixth consecutive loss.

  • Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) reacts after scoring in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. Gasol left the game with a foot injury. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

    Grizzlies Gasol out indefinitely with broken right foot

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Grizzlies center Marc Gasol is out indefinitely with a broken bone in his right foot after an MRI exam found the fracture earlier Tuesday.

  • Texas Sports Writers Association 2A all-state team

    BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Canadian, which won the Class 2A-Division state football championship, swept player of the year honors on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s 2A all-state team.

  • Lawsuit alleges Tennessee has ‘hostile sexual environment’

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a group of women alleges that the University of Tennessee has violated Title IX regulations and created a “hostile sexual environment” through a policy of indifference toward assaults by student-athletes.

  • Titans release veteran safety Michael Griffin after 9 years

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have released safety Michael Griffin after nine seasons in their first step toward improving their secondary.

  • Former executives of Haslam-owned chain face fraud charges

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former president of the truck stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to participating in a conspiracy to defraud customers.

  • Tennessee has reported 18 minor violations to NCAA since May

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has reported 18 Level III violations to the NCAA since May, including four in football.

  • Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) shoots against Portland Trail Blazers center Mason Plumlee (24) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

    Dillard has 33 to lead Blazers past Grizzlies 112-106 in OT

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — C.J. McCollum struggled with his shooting until overtime when a trio of field goals provided Portland with a winning boost.