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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Predators forward Austin Watson has been suspended without pay for the entire preseason and first 27 games of the regular season for domestic abuse. Commissioner Gary Bettman handed down the suspension Wednesday after an investigation and a hearing with Watson last week. Watson pleaded no contest in July to a charge of domestic assault stemming from an incident in June, and the NHL found Watson engaged in unacceptable off-ice conduct. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 450 words, photo.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators are coming off their best season yet as winners of President's Trophy. They made their share of big moves last season to pick up that hardware, yet the pressure to succeed in the Western Conference never eases with teams constantly working to top the others. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 630 words by 6:30 p.m., photos.

College Football:


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The quarterback competition that dominated Tennessee's preseason camp seems pretty settled — at least for now. It's the rest of the offense that features uncertainty. While Jarrett Guarantano has started Tennessee's first two games at quarterback after beating out Stanford graduate transfer Keller Chryst in the preseason, Tennessee has continued experimenting on the offensive line and running back. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 680 words, photo.


UNDATED — No. 12 LSU tries to continue its impressive early season run when it travels to face No. 7 Auburn on Saturday. LSU silenced a lot of doubters during the season's opening weekend with an upset win over Miami. Auburn also has a quality nonconference win against Washington. In other SEC action, No. 1 Alabama tries to slow down the Ole Miss offense, which is averaging about 600 total yards per game and scored 76 points in a win over Southern Illinois last week. SENT: 520 words, photos.


UNDATED — Hurricane Florence continues to impact college football games this week. The kickoff for Middle Tennessee's game at No. 3 Georgia on Saturday has been moved to noon due to concerns about the impact of the storm. SENT: 220 words, photo, list, capsule.


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