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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

November 29, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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’ DEFENSE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Linebacker Brian Orakpo says the Tennessee Titans know exactly what they need to do to fix a suddenly porous defense, and that’s simply relax and quit trying to do too much. With two ugly performances, they have gone from the NFL’s top scoring defense to sixth, and here comes Jets running back Isaiah Crowell ready to test a unit that gave up 281 yards rushing Monday night. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 530 words by 5:30 p.m., photo.

College Football:

SEC CHAMPIONSHIP-ALABAMA’S OFFENSE

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Kirby Smart’s Alabama defenses routinely squared off in practice against Heisman Trophy-winning running backs and NFL-bound wide receivers. Still, the Georgia coach never saw a collection of offensive weapons quite like this during his days as the top-ranked Crimson Tide’s defensive coordinator. By John Zenor. SENT: 780 words, photos.

NHL:

COYOTES-PREDATORS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators continue a home stand Thursday night hosting the Arizona Coyotes. By Jim Diamond. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.

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