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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

November 14, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. — A new offense, lots of young receivers and a new play-caller led to a rough start for Tennessee this season. Now Marcus Mariota and the Titans are starting to play their best as they prepare to visit Andrew Luck and the Colts. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 550 words by 5:30 p.m., photo.

—HASLAMS-INVESTIGATION, from Chattanooga: A former Pilot Flying J president convicted of fraud will get to spend Christmas at home. SENT: 130 words.

College Football:


UNDATED — Alabama set an SEC record with 12 players taken in the 2018 draft including four in the first round. The top-ranked Crimson Tide are sure to have several high draft picks in next year’s draft, too, but there are players at many other SEC schools that are also likely to hear their names called in the first round of the 2019 draft. According to several mock draft boards the SEC could have first-rounders from as many as nine different schools. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 850 words by 5 p.m., photos.


UNDATED — With limited intrigue among the Power Five conference playoff contenders this week, No. 11 UCF gets the spotlight as it puts the nation’s longest winning streak on the line against No. 19 Cincinnati. The Knights streak is 22 and pushing toward rare air in college football. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.



MILWAUKEE — The Bucks return home following a four-game West Coast road trip to host the Memphis Grizzlies. By Genaro C. Armas. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.

College Basketball:


—UNC ASHEVILLE-TENNESSEE, from Knoxville: No. 12 Tennessee follows up its season-opening victory over Presbyterian by hosting UNC Asheville, which lost its season-opener. UPCOMING: Developing from 6 p.m. game; 150 words.



NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Pekka Rinne is off to an even better start than last season when he finally won the Vezina Trophy, and backup Juuse Saros ranks among the top 10 for victories. The Predators may have the NHL’s best goalie combo on and off the ice. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 1100 words, photos.


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