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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

September 24, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

NFL:

GRITTY TITANS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans have survived a variety of injuries through the first three weeks, and yet they find themselves atop the AFC South with back-to-back wins over Houston and Jacksonville with defending Super Bowl champ Philadelphia visiting next. UPCOMING: 550 words by 6:30 p.m., photos.

College Football:

TENNESSEE-SAPP

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says linebacker Quart’e Sapp remains a part of the team after the coach and linebacker offered conflicting accounts of a sideline incident. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 150 words, photo. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

GEORGIA INJURIES

ATHENS, Ga. — No. 2 Georgia could have to make adjustments on its offensive line, thanks to an injury to Ben Cleveland, as it prepares for Saturday’s game against Tennessee. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 550 words by 5 p.m., file photos.

NBA:

MEDIA DAY-GRIZZLIES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies have a handful of new faces with Mike Conley back healthy as they try to keep up with an ever tougher Western Conference. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5:30 p.m., photo.

Also:

—TENNESSEE ST-SHOES, from Nashville: An assistant coach for women’s basketball at Tennessee State University is working to send shoes to children in Cuba. SENT: 130 words.

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