BC-Tennessee Sports Digest
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. Bruce Schreiner is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at email@example.com. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. _ The New York Giants will need to keep their faint playoff hopes alive without Odell Beckham Jr. for the second straight week. Coach Pat Shurmur said Friday the NFL’s highest-paid receiver will be sidelined again with a quad injury when the Giants play the Tennessee Titans Sunday at MetLife Stadium. By Tom Canavan. AP Photo.
ROCKY TOP RIVALRY RENEWED
MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ This is the stage Penny Hardaway wants at Memphis. Excitement, anticipation and a sell-out crowd for the biggest game the Tigers have played in years. That’s the setting for Saturday’s showdown with No. 3 Tennessee after a nearly six-year break in the series. By Teresa M. Walker. 710 words. AP Photos.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ The Grizzlies start a rare home back-to-back Friday night hosting the Miami Heat. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
NEW ORLEANS BOWL PREVIEW CAPSULE
NEW ORLEANS _ Sun Belt Conference champion Appalachian State is playing in a bowl during a time of transition for its coaching staff. Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill wants his quarterback son to go out a winner. Those are just two story lines surrounding Saturday night’s New Orleans Bowl. By Brett Martel. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
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