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BC-Tennessee Sports Digest

December 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(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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NFL:

FOCUSED TITANS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Tennessee Titans have won three straight and need help to earn a second straight playoff berth. Now they’re back home for the final two games of the regular season still needing to win out and facing a short week hosting the struggling Washington Redskins on Saturday. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 550 words by 5 p.m., photos.

_TITANS-RYAN, from Nashville: Titans cornerback Logan Ryan says he broke his left leg in Tennessee’s victory over the Giants, writing on social media he believes a player should release his own injury news.

NBA:

GRIZZLIES-WARRIORS

OAKLAND, Calif. _ Key reserve Andre Iguodala could be back from a three-game absence because of a sore hip when the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors host the Memphis Grizzlies. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: Developing from 9:30 p.m. game; 700 words, photos.

College Basketball:

Men:

ARIZONA STATE-VANDERBILT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Arizona State, which spent last week ranked 20th in the nation, visits the Vanderbilt Commodores on Monday night. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: Developing from 6 p.m. game; 650 words, photos.

COLLEGE BKB POLL

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Kansas didn’t get the chance to hold onto its preseason No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 very long, even as an unbeaten team. The Jayhawks are sticking around this time. By Basketball Writer Aaron Beard. SENT: 720 words, photos.

Women:

_TENNESSEE-KUSHKITUAH, from Knoxville: Tennessee coach Holly Warlick expects to have center Kasiyahna Kushkituah back from an injury-related absence when the ninth-ranked Lady Volunteers host No. 8 Stanford. SENT: 130 words.

NHL:

PREDATORS-SENATORS

OTTAWA _ The Nashville Predators, fresh off winning their last three at home, visit the Ottawa Senators on Monday night to start a four-game road swing. UPCOMING: Developing from 6:30 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.

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