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BC-Tennessee Sports Digest

January 21, 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. Becky Yonker 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 https://newsroom.ap.org/ .

NBA:

BKN--PELICANS-GRIZZLIES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ The Memphis Grizzlies are back home and host the New Orleans Pelicans on Martin Luther King Day. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: 625 words, photos. Game starts at 5:30 p.m. ET.

AROUND THE NBA

OAKLAND, Calif. _ Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader. “What MLK meant to the nation and just his message around the world. Still to this day his message has touched so many people,” Durant said. “It’s a good opportunity to play on that day. For us it just means a lot. We carry so much. Each one of us has different journeys throughout life and for us to meet at this point to come out and play a game so special on such a special day, hopefully it brings more people together.” By Janie Mccauley.

AP Photos.

NHL:

HKN—PREDATORS-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ The Colorado Avalanche attempt to win two straight games for the first time since late November when they host Nashville on Monday. The Predators are in second place and eight points ahead of the Avalanche in the Central Division. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 3 p.m. EST.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL:

T25-COLLEGE BKB POLL

Top-ranked Duke went down early in the week. No. 2 Michigan and No. 4 Virginia, the last of Division I’s unbeaten teams, both fell over the weekend. In all, six top-10 teams lost. Tennessee kept rolling amid chaos across the AP Top 25. By John Marshall.

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_ BKW--T25-ARKANSAS-TENNESSEE. Upcoming: 150 words. Game starts at 7 p.m.

NFL:

TITANS-COORDINATOR

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Tennessee Titans have promoted tight ends assistant Arthur Smith to offensive coordinator, staying inside the organization after Matt LaFleur left for the Green Bay Packers’ head coaching job. The Titans announced the move Monday. By Teresa M. Walker.

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