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BC-Tennessee Sports Digest

January 9, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ The struggling Memphis Grizzlies, losers of six straight, are back home Wednesday night hosting the San Antonio Spurs. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.

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ATHENS, Ga. _ Vanderbilt and Georgia, each coming off losses in their SEC openers, will look to bounce back when they meet on Wednesday night. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: Developing from 5:30 p.m. game; 600 words.



CHICAGO _ The Nashville Predators go for their fifth win in six games when they visit Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks. The surging Kane has 11 goals and 15 assists in his last 17 games. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 700 words, photos.


UNDATED _ It wasn’t the 15-hour flight to China for training camp that had general manager Brad Treliving’s head spinning. It was the pace of Bill Peters’ first practice as coach of the Calgary Flames. Peters has lost no time in helping the Flames improve and reach first place in the Pacific Division during his first season. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 1090 words, photos.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ Jim Chaney is returning to Tennessee for a second stint as the Volunteers’ offensive coordinator after spending the last three seasons at Georgia. Chaney replaces Tyson Helton, who left shortly after the regular season to become Western Kentucky’s head coach. Chaney received a three-year contract worth a total of $4.8 million. SENT: 480 words, photo.


_TITANS-MOVES, from Nashville: The Tennessee Titans have hired Frank Piraino away from Boston College as their new strength and conditioning coach. SENT: 130 words.


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