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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

October 4, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TITANS-RUN ISSUES

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Marcus Mariota has been carrying the Tennessee run game during two of the Titans’ last three victories in this winning streak. They hope to get Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis going against Buffalo after facing some very stingy defenses to start the season. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 530 words by 5:30 p.m., photos.

NHL:

PREDATORS-RANGERS

NEW YORK — New coach David Quinn and the rebuilding New York Rangers host the Nashville Predators in the teams’ season opener. New York begins a season at home for the third straight year. By Vin A. Cherwoo. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

College Football:

TENNESSEE-OPEN DATE

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is focusing on fundamentals during its open date after the Volunteers received a reality check the first five weeks of the season on the scope of their rebuilding project under first-year coach Jeremy Pruitt. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 650 words, photos.

SEC THIS WEEK

UNDATED — No. 5 LSU and No. 13 Kentucky put their undefeated records on the line during road games on Saturday. The Tigers travel to face No. 22 Florida while the Wildcats head to Texas A&M. SENT: 440 words, photos, capsule.

College Basketball:

Men:

TENNESSEE-EXPECTATIONS

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — With its top six scorers returning from a team that went 26-9 and won a share of the Southeastern Conference regular-season title last year, Tennessee heads into the year with legitimate aspirations of challenging for its first Final Four appearance. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.

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