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BC-Tennessee Sports Digest

January 4, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

NFL:

AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE

UNDATED _ For the first time in a decade, the top seed in the AFC playoffs goes to a team not led by Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, but by Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs’ second-year sensation. A look at all six teams’ strengths and weaknesses heading into the playoffs. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 1430 words, photos.

NFL TO CURLING

UNDATED _ Defensive lineman Jared Allen retired from the NFL in 2015 and wasn’t ready to give up on the competition he’d come to enjoy as a five-time All-Pro. His solution: The Olympics. The problem: He didn’t compete in any Olympic sports. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 1170 words, photos, video.

NBA:

NETS-GRIZZLIES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ The Grizzlies wrap up a two-game home stand hosting the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.

College Basketball:

Men:

SEC THIS WEEK

UNDATED _ No. 13 Kentucky looks like it’s recovered from a rocky start after back-to-back wins against North Carolina and Louisville. Now the Wildcats get a true road test against Alabama this weekend. By Steve Megargee and David Brandt. SENT: 470 words, photos.

NHL:

PREDATORS-WINGS

DETROIT _ The Nashville Predators are shooting for their third straight win against the Detroit Red Wings, who are hoping to avoid matching a season-high, seven-game losing streak. By Paul Harris. UPCOMING: Developing from 6:30 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.

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