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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

November 7, 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. Beth Campbell 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 newsroom.ap.org.

NFL:

TITANS-BUTLER

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans gave cornerback Malcolm Butler a five-year deal with $30 million guaranteed in March. Halfway through the season, Butler has been the defender beaten most often on a defense that currently allowing the fewest points per game in the NFL. And Tom Brady and the Patriots are up next to pick on their former teammate. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 580 words by 6 p.m., photos.

College Football:

SEC-WHAT’S AT STAKE

UNDATED — The calendar has barely hit November and the Southeastern Conference championship game matchup is already set: Alabama will meet Georgia for the league title. It’s the earliest in the season that both division winners have been decided since the league split into two groups in 1992. Both are trying to remain focused before their Dec. 1 showdown in Atlanta. By David Brandt and Steve Megargee. SENT: 960 words, photos.

NBA:

NUGGETS-GRIZZLIES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies are back and start a three-game home stand Wednesday night hosting the Denver Nuggets. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.

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