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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

May 17, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Auto Racing:

INDY 500-NEWGARDEN

INDIANAPOLIS — Josef Newgarden brought Team Penske’s prestigious No. 1 car to Indianapolis. Since then, the defending series champion has mostly been out of the spotlight. He watched one teammate, Will Power, dominate opening weekend to give the team its 200th series win. He’s seen another, Helio Castroneves, become a focal point this week as he pursues a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 victory. Newgarden, meanwhile, is content to go back to work. “It doesn’t feel that different,” the 27-year-old Tennessean said. “The month of May is always a pressure cooker. You just can’t allow yourself to get turned around.” By Michael Marot. SENT: 640 words, photos.

NFL:

—TITANS-MOVES: The Tennessee Titans have added an offensive lineman, claiming John Theus off waivers from the New Orleans Saints. SENT: 100 words.

—PACKERS MOVES: The Green Bay Packers have signed second-round pick Josh Jackson and third-rounder Oren Burks of Vanderbilt. SENT: 120 words.

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