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BC-Tennessee Sports Digest

January 16, 2019

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(at)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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ The struggling Memphis Grizzlies, losers of two straight and eight of their last 10, are back home Wednesday night hosting the Milwaukee Bucks. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Vanderbilt Commodores, off to a winless start in Southeastern Conference play, host South Carolina on Wednesday night. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: Developing from 6 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.



KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ No. 20 Tennessee has lost three straight games for the first time since 1986 and now must face an Alabama team that has beaten the Lady Vols four consecutive times. That’s more bad news for a storied program trying to bounce back from two straight NCAA Tournament second-round exits. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.



UNDATED _ Big, rugged, defensive defensemen are going the way of prehistoric animals, mask-less goaltenders, helmet-less skaters and enforcers, except the ones like Brooks Orpik who have adapted to keep pace with the ever-quickening speed of modern hockey. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 1160 words, photos.

College Football:

_UCONN-SPANOS, from Storrs, Conn.: UConn has hired Lou Spanos, a coach with experience in both college and the NFL, to fix its historically bad defense. SENT: 120 words.


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