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AP-Kentucky Sports Digest

August 27, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s sports coverage is shaping up in Kentucky. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Louisville bureau at (502) 583-7718 or aplouisville@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Eastern.

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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Thoroughbred Racing:

OBIT-ASHER

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — John Asher, the longtime spokesman for the racetrack that’s home to the Kentucky Derby, has died. He was 62. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

College Football:

ALABAMA-QUARTERBACKS

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama enters game week with no answer, publicly at least, to the question of who will start at quarterback against Louisville: Jalen Hurts or Tua Tagovailoa? By John Zenor. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m., photos.

—KENTUCKY-QB DECISION, from Lexington: Kentucky has named Terry Wilson to start the season opener at quarterback against Central Michigan, with sophomore Gunnar Hoak as the backup. SENT: 140 words.

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