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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky and Tennessee sports news from The Associated Press

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Titans believe the potential reward from quarterback Marcus Mariota working with his third head coach in his fourth NFL season outweighs the risk of change. They have fired coach Mike Mularkey, and general manager Jon Robinson says his job is to put the Titans in position to win a championship. So now the Titans are looking for a new coach to replace Mularkey and build off the franchise's first playoff win in 14 years. Interviews for a replacement could start as early as this week.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Dillon Brooks matched his season best with 19 points and eight Memphis players finished in double figures, helping the Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Lakers 123-114. Marc Gasol had 17 points and seven rebounds for Memphis, while Tyreke Evans had 15 points and 12 assists. Wayne Selden and James Ennis III added 13 points each. The Lakers ended a four-game winning streak.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) - Mason Faulkner scored 16 points with 7-for-11 shooting and Northern Kentucky cruised to a 70-55 win over Cleveland State. Drew McDonald added 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Carson Williams had 12 points to go with nine boards for Northern Kentucky, which has won five of its past six games.

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Jordan Strawberry scored five of his 18 points in overtime, finished with six assists and took a charge in the closing seconds to help Mercer beat Chattanooga 75-71 in overtime. Demetre Rivers had 16 points, Desmond Ringer scored 14 and grabbed 10 rebounds, Ria'n Holland added 13 points and Stephon Jelks had 10 points and 12 boards for Mercer.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Quarterback Quinten Dormady is leaving Tennessee after a junior year in which he lost his starting job and suffered a season-ending injury. Dormady announced his decision on Twitter, saying it came "after weeks of reflection." He says he plans to complete his degree at Tennessee and hopes to come back strong as a graduate transfer for another school. Dormady started Tennessee's first five games this past season. He is recovering from shoulder surgery.

(AP) - Stefon Diggs had the presence of mind to turn in one of the NFL's most memorable playoff finishes. The play was designed to take Diggs out of bounds and give the Vikings a shot at a winning field goal. But he took a quick glance before looking for the ball and realized if the lone safety behind him missed the tackle or slipped, he'd be in the clear for a touchdown.

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