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BC-Tennessee Sports Digest

April 10, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

WARRIORS-GRIZZLIES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ The Golden State Warriors wrap up the regular season Wednesday night in the final game of the season for the Memphis Grizzlies. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 650 words, photos.

WNBA:

WIDE OPEN DRAFT

NEW YORK _ For the first time in a long time there is no real consensus No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 670 words, photos.

College Basketball:

Women:

TENNESSEE-HARPER’S CHALLENGE

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ New Tennessee coach Kellie Harper played for the Lady Vols when they were regularly winning national champions. She now takes over a Tennessee program that’s in a much different place, as it hasn’t even reached the Sweet 16 over the last three years. Tennessee is banking on the former Missouri State coach to get this storied program back to national prominence. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 600 words by 7 p.m.

Men:

_BELMONT-ALEXANDER, from Nashville: Casey Alexander has been hired as the 10th coach in Belmont history, succeeding his former coach and boss, Rick Byrd. SENT: 190 words, photos.

NHL:

STARS-PREDATORS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Nashville Predators, the two-time Central Division champs, open their first-round series Wednesday night against the Dallas Stars in the first playoff meeting between the teams. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: Developing from 8:30 p.m. game; 680 words, photos.

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