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

Posted at 4:30 AM, Jun 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-16 04:30:07-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Peyton Manning, the former quarterback with five NFL MVPs among the string of awards and honors to his credit, calls his decision to attend the University of Tennessee one of the best he’s ever made. That makes being inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame on along with a handful of fellow Volunteers like Kara Lawson and David Cutcliffe, his former quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator, even more memorable.

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — John Force topped Funny Car qualifying in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. The 70-year-old Force had a 3.911-second run at 326.95 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro SS in the second session Friday night.