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BC-Sports Showcase Digest

October 4, 2018

A look ahead to top enterprise and feature stories planned globally by AP Sports. New digests will go out each Thursday and Monday and will be repeated on other weekdays. Please note that story plans may change depending on news and other issues.

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All times are Eastern.


FRIDAY, Oct. 5


The 29-year-old surfer from Hawaii doesn’t participate in a lot of contests. Doesn’t like the pressure. Matt Meola is more of a soulful sort of surfer who likes to fish, hunt, has a cowboy hat collection and is raising a deer. He’s backed by a big sponsor and has a filmographer constantly following him wherever he goes. He may not be that recognizable now, but just might be when surfing makes its debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games. That is, if Meola elects to compete. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 3 a.m. Friday.

SUNDAY, Oct. 7


Soccer in Egypt is in upheaval with the head of one of the country’s top soccer clubs severely sanctioned and a key investor abruptly announcing he’s pulling his soccer investments in the country. The scandals are weighing heavily on Egyptian soccer at a time the country is trying to shake off memories of its miserable run in the World Cup and other recent issues. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by noon Sunday.


Again, if you have questions about the Sports Showcase Digest or the material listed, please reach out to Oskar Garcia at 215-446-6632 or ogarcia@ap.org.


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