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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

August 3, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NFL:

HALL OF FAME-OWENS

UNDATED — Leave it to Terrell Owens to choose to become the first person to celebrate being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame somewhere other than at the Canton, Ohio shrine. The receiver who provided so many exhilarating and exasperating moments during one of the NFL’s most prolific careers is about 600 miles away from Canton this weekend. Hours before the other inductees are honored, Owens will give his own acceptance speech at Chattanooga, where he played college football and basketball and ran track. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 890 words, photos.

College Football:

TENNESSEE-PRUITT CAMP

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee begins its first preseason camp under former Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as a new staff attempts to help the Volunteers rebound from a 4-8 season in which they set a school record for losses and failed to win a single Southeastern Conference game. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.

Wrestling:

WWE WRESTLER-MAYOR

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A former WWE wrestler known as Kane has won a “no-holds-barred, last-man-standing” round, this time in the political ring. Glenn Jacobs went by Kane in the WWE. Now the 6-foot-8, 300-pound Republican has the title of Knox County mayor. SENT; 200 words, photos.

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