AP-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 firstname.lastname@example.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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NASHVIILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans failed their first test of just how much first-year coach Mike Vrabel has changed things for a franchise that routinely finds ways to lose to opponents with worse records. They need to clean that up before hosting Baltimore in their lone game at home in October. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 530 words by 5 p.m., photos.
—TITANS-LEWAN, from Nashville: Titans coach Mike Vrabel says two-time Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan is having tests on his right foot after leaving Tennessee’s loss in Buffalo. SENT: 130 words.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee safety Trevon Flowers has a broken collarbone that will sideline him for the next few weeks. Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt says Flowers got hurt while diving for an interception in practice. The injury limits the depth of Tennessee’s young secondary as the Vols work through the toughest portion of their schedule. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.
—BELMONT-MERCER, from Nashville: Senior forward Mack Mercer has left Belmont’s team for health reasons. SENT: 130 words.
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