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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

October 10, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

College Football:

SEC-RANKINGS TRADE OFF

UNDATED — The SEC this week can celebrate having the highest number of ranked teams within a single conference at any time since almost precisely two years ago. Yet recent results have arguably reinforced the notion that the conference is top-heavy, while worsening prospects for several teams that had recently penetrated the top 10 or were on the brink of doing so. By Brett Martel. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m., photos.

NBA:

GRIZZLIES PREVIEW

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies know only too well that they won’t outshoot or race up and down the court with the likes of Golden State and Houston. Their version of grit ‘n’ grind that got them to seven straight playoff berths might not work with this current roster. Memphis still has guard Mike Conley and center Marc Gasol. And yes, the playoffs remain their goal with a retooled roster. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 740 words, photos.

Also:

—VANDERBILT-DeMOSS, from Nashville: Vanderbilt has added Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Mickie DeMoss to its staff as director of offensive analytics. SENT: 110 words, photo.

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