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BC-Tennessee Sports Digest

February 7, 2019

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(at)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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NBA:

GRIZZLIES-THUNDER

OKLAHOMA CITY _ The Thunder have won eight of nine heading into Thursday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 650 words, photos.

NBA TRADES

UNDATED _ Only a few hours remain to determine if the Anthony Davis saga ends for this season or lingers into the summer. The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. EST, and Davis is still seeking a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans. A few moves were made Wednesday, with some teams adding talent for playoff pushes, and others simply looking to trim their future salary obligations. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 550 words by 4 p.m., photos.

College Basketball:

Men:

TENNESSEE-UNWANTED ROSTER

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ No. 1 Tennessee has ascended to the top of the college basketball world with a group of players not many Power 5 schools wanted. Now, without a single player that was a Top 100 recruit out of high school, the Volunteers are ranked No. 1. The program had been marked by coaching instability when Rick Barnes took over, but the group of unheralded prospects are outperforming their recruiting rankings. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 850 words by 5 p.m., photos.

CINCINNATI-MEMPHIS

MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ No. 24 Cincinnati plays its first game Thursday night since moving into the Top 25 for the first time this season with the Bearcats visiting Memphis in the first of a two-game road swing. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: Developing from 6 p.m. game; 650 words, photos.

NHL:

STARS-PREDATORS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Nashville Predators host the Dallas Stars on Thursday night for the second game between the Central Division rivals in six days. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.

College Football:

_GEORGIA-WOLF TRANSFER, from Athens, Ga.: Tight end Eli Wolf, a part-time starter at Tennessee as a fourth-year junior in 2018, says he will play his final year of eligibility as a graduate transfer at Georgia.

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