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. Beth Campbell 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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CHICAGO _ Mike Conley and the Memphis Grizzlies meet Lauri Markkanen and the Chicago Bulls in a matchup between struggling teams. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ No. 1 Tennessee seeks to earn its 19th consecutive victory and remain in sole possession of first place in the Southeastern Conference as it hosts South Carolina. Tennessee won 92-70 at South Carolina on Jan. 29. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: Developing from 5:30 p.m. game; 650 words, photos.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. _ Florida tries to end a two-game losing streak when it hosts Vanderbilt, which has dropped 11 in a row and nearing the longest skid in school history. UPCOMING: Developing from 8 p.m. game; 600 words.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Nashville Predators’ 13-3 start to the season is a distant memory. Now they’ve lost seven of their last 10 at home, and a lack of scoring past the top line may force general manager David Poile’s hand before the NHL trade deadline. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5:30 p.m., photos.
AROUND THE NHL
NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ NHL goaltenders prepare for the unexpected and unpredictable. They have to be ready for pucks deflecting off sticks, bodies, feet or even a divot in the ice. Goalies can only laugh at, knowing sometimes the puck just takes a funny bounce. Creative shots are coming aplenty as the skill level of offensive players improves. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 1190 words, photos.
SPORTS BETTING-NEW FOOTBALL LEAGUE
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. _ Almost no one knows the players and there’s virtually no history to look back on. But that’s not stopping gamblers from making — and bookmakers from taking — bets on America’s newest professional football league, the Alliance of American Football.
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