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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

November 19, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans coach Mike Vrabel says Marcus Mariota suffered a “stinger” and that is what knocked the quarterback out of their loss against the Colts, not an injury to his elbow. The Titans announced during the 38-10 loss that Mariota had hurt his elbow, the same injury that knocked him out of the opener. Mariota didn’t return after being sacked for the fourth time in the final seconds of the first half. By Teresa M. Walker.

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EMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies are back home and playing their second game in as many days hosting the Dallas Mavericks. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.



NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators host Tampa Bay on Monday night with a chance to sweep the Lightning after a 4-1 win on the road on Nov. 1. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

College Football:


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee heads into its regular-season finale at Vanderbilt facing some quarterback uncertainty after an injury prevented Jarrett Guarantano from playing the final three quarters of a loss to Missouri last week. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

College Basketball:


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt Commodores continue a four-game home stand Monday night hosting Liberty. By Chip Cirillo. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.

Also: BKC--T25-TENNESSEE-TURNER — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes expects guard Lamonte’ Turner to return from a shoulder injury this week at the NIT Season Tip-Off in Brooklyn, New York.


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