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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

November 27, 2018

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@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SKIDDING TITANS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans have backed themselves into a corner with back-to-back losses, and now they need to fix issues on defense and the offensive line quickly to even have a chance to take advantage of playing four of their final five games at home starting Sunday hosting the Jets. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 550 words by 5:30 p.m., photos.

College Football:

WESTERN KENTUCKY-HELTON

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Western Kentucky has hired Tennessee offensive coordinator Tyson Helton as its new football coach. Helton is returning to the program where he led one of the nation’s top offenses in 2014 and ’15. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.

SEC CHAMPIONSHIP-GEORGIA-BAMA REMATCH

ATHENS, Ga. — They avoided the subject all season — especially in recent weeks, when they knew there would be a rematch against mighty Alabama. But make no mistake: This is a game the Georgia Bulldogs have wanted since last January, when the Crimson Tide pulled out a 26-23 overtime victory in the national championship game. By Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 650 words by 6 p.m., photos.

NBA:

RAPTORS-GRIZZLIES

EMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies wrap up a two-game home stand hosting the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: Developing from 5 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.

College Basketball:

Men:

SAVANNAH ST-VANDERBILT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Savannah State visits the Vanderbilt Commodores on Tuesday night at Memorial Gymnasium. By Chip Cirillo. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 600 words.

With:

—VANDERBILT-GARLAND, from Nashville: Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew says heralded freshman guard Darius Garland will miss the remainder of the season after injuring his left knee last week. SENT: 140 words.

NHL:

AVALANCHE-PREDATORS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators continue a home stand hosting the Colorado Avalanche in a key Central Division showdown. By Jim Diamond. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.

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