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BC-Tennessee Sports Digest

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

NBA:

GRIZZLIES-BLAZERS

PORTLAND, Ore. _ The Portland Trail Blazers are already in the playoffs, but hope to secure home-court advantage as the season winds to a close. The Blazers host the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: Developing from 9 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.

College Basketball:

Men:

NIT CHAMPSIONSHIP

NEW YORK _ Lipscomb plays Texas in the NIT championship game Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m., photos.

NHL:

AROUND THE NHL

UNDATED _ Connor McDavid knows better than to risk making end-of-season NHL award projections. Through no fault of his own, the Edmonton Oilers captain was not included among last year’s three MVP candidates, causing a stir back home. So McDavid understandably deferred when recently asked to list his Hart Trophy front-runners this year. By Hockey Writer John Wawrow. SENT: 950 words, photos.

Also:

_BILLS-SPAIN, from Orchard Park, N.Y.: The Buffalo Bills have agreed to sign guard Quinton Spain to a one-year contract in their effort to overhaul the offensive line. SENT: 140 words.

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