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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

November 23, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

NFL:

TITANS-PEES

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees is back at work after being taken from Tennessee’s last game to a hospital where he spent a night. He talks with reporters Friday after practice before their game with Houston. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m. ET.

TITANS-TEXANS PREVIEW CAPSULE

TENNESSEE (5-5) at HOUSTON (7-3) Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN. SENT: 420 words.

College Football:

TENNESSEE-VANDERBILT PREVIEW

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For decades, Tennessee and Vanderbilt enjoyed a rivalry in name only as the Volunteers won this annual matchup 28 times in a 29-year stretch. Lately, there’s been a role reversal. Vanderbilt has won four of its last six with Tennessee and goes into Saturday’s regular season finale looking for a third straight victory over their in-state rival, and the Commodores haven’t done that in nearly a century. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 730 words.

NBA:

GRIZZLIES-CLIPPERS

LOS ANGELES — The Memphis Grizzlies visit the Los Angeles Clippers. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Begins 3:30 p.m. ET.

College Basketball:

Men:

NIT SEASON TIP-OFF

NEW YORK — No. 2 Kansas takes on fifth-ranked Tennessee in the NIT Season Tip-Off. Marquette and Louisville play in the first game of the double-header. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. First game starts at 7 p.m.

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TENNESSEE ST-KENTUCKY

LEXINGTON, Ky. — No. 10 Kentucky hosts Tennessee State, seeking its fifth straight win. By freelancer Keith Taylor. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.

CHATTANOOGA-MICHIGAN

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — No. 9 Michigan returns home to face Chattanooga. The Wolverines are unbeaten through their first five games of the season. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

KENT ST-VANDERBILT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kent State plays Vanderbilt on Friday afternoon at Memorial Gymnasium. By Chip Cirillo. UPCOMING: 600 words, more on merit.

NHL:

PREDATORS-BLUES

The Nashville Predators visit the St. Louis Blues. By Jeff Melnick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CT.

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