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BC-Tennessee Sports Digest

February 25, 2019

Here’s a look at how AP’s sports coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at (615) 373-9988 or apnashville(at)ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. All times are Central.

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NBA:

LAKERS-GRIZZLIES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ The Memphis Grizzlies host LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 650 words, photos.

College Basketball:

Men:

TENNESSEE-SEEKING ANSWERS

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ After reeling off 19 straight victories and being ranked No. 1 for nearly a month, Tennessee is dealing with adversity for one of the first times this season. The Volunteers have lost two of their last three games to fall into a three-way tie for first place in the Southeastern Conference standings, and each of their last four regular-season games are against projected NCAA Tournament teams. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 550 words by 5 p.m., photos.

SEC-REF’S PHOTO

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ Southeastern Conference referee Anthony Jordan has told the league he didn’t mean to show favoritism toward any particular school when he posed for a picture holding an LSU T-shirt five years ago while traveling abroad. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 160 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

COLLEGE BKB POLL

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Gonzaga’s first stay atop the AP Top 25 this season ended following a pair of losses to highly ranked nonconference opponents. Now back at No. 1, the Zags look like they could stay there through the rest of the season. By Basketball Writer Aaron Beard. SENT: 850 words, photos.

NHL:

OILERS-PREDATORS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Nashville Predators wrap up a three-game home stand Monday night hosting the Edmonton Oilers, hours after the NHL trade deadline. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 650 words, photos.

College Baseball:

COLLEGE BASEBALL RDP

UNDATED _ Florida coach Kevin O’Sullivan seemed more confused than frustrated after the Gators went dormant offensively in three straight losses heading into Game 2 of their weekend series against rival Miami. By Eric Olson. SENT: 680 words, photo.

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