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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

July 12, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

NBA:

SUMMER LEAGUE RDP

LAS VEGAS — Play continues at the Las Vegas NBA summer league. The eight games Thursday include: Heat-Pelicans, Knicks-Celtics, Grizzlies-Thunder, 76ers-Suns, Spurs-Bucks, Clippers-Lakers, Jazz-Magic, Hawks-Trail Blazers. UPCOMING: Developing from 3 p.m. start; 900 words, photos.

FOOTBALL:

ALLIANCE-ALLOCATING PLAYERS

UNDATED — When the Alliance of American Football makes its first snap next February, there could be lots of familiar names playing for each of the eight teams. Makes sense, too, because a brand new league needs as many hooks to attract fans as it can find. The Alliance is going with a geographic allocation system that takes advantage of where players attended college, or where they performed in the NFL. By Pro Football Barry Wilner.

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