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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

August 21, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Coach Mike Vrabel best sums up Tennessee’s new backfield combination when he says he’d rather not try to tackle Derrick Henry or defend Dion Lewis in the open field after a catch. How the Titans divvy up the workload between the running backs apparently will depend on how coaches want to attack an opponent. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 550 words by 5:30 p.m., photos.

—TITANS_MATTHEWS, from Nashville: The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a contract extension with wide receiver Rishard Matthews through 2019. SENT: 130 words, photo.

College Football:

—MEMPHIS-QB DECISION, from Memphis: Memphis’ Brady White will be the starting quarterback for the Tigers’ Sept. 1 season opener with Mercer. SENT: 140 words.



UNDATED — Nebraska comes into the volleyball season with eight newcomers on its 15-woman roster, and it would be easy for coach John Cook to look at this as a rebuilding year. Not happening. “This year we have a pretty good out in that over half our team is new, so those guys have no idea what it is to win a national championship,” Cook said. “But we have a core that is returning, so I have to be patient. I’m encouraged. Our goals never change.” By Eric Olson. SENT: 660 words, photos.


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