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BC-AP Sports Digest

August 12, 2018
BC-AP Sports Digest,1403

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Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson says his four years of high school coaching in Louisiana helped him become a Super Bowl champion coach. Pederson speaks with guest host Rob Maaddi in the AP’s latest episode of “PodcastOne Sports Now.” Also, AP Pro Football Writers Barry Wilner and Teresa M. Walker discuss Terrell Owens and the Hall of Fame.


College football’s most compelling quarterback competition is off to a jarring start, with Jalen Hurts calling out Alabama coaches. On the last episode of the AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Barrett Sallee of CBS Sports joins the AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss the rumblings in Tuscaloosa and preview the SEC. https://www.podcastone.com/AP-Top-25-College-Football-Podcast



ST. LOUIS — In a wide-open finish to the last major of the year, Brooks Koepka leads Adam Scott by two shots entering the final round of the PGA Championship. Tiger Woods and defending champion Justin Thomas are among the 11 players within four shots of the lead. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 9 p.m.


— GLF--PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-THE LATEST — Real-time updates throughout day.


BALTIMORE — The attorney for the family of the University of Maryland football player who died after a strenuous offseason workout is calling for Terrapins coach DJ Durkin to be fired, citing the abusive culture of the program and the team’s failure to properly react after offensive lineman Jordan McNair fell ill on the practice field. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m.


CHICAGO — Max Scherzer tries to become the majors’ first 16-game winner as the Washington Nationals wrap up their weekend series against the Cubs. Cole Hamels makes his third start for Chicago. The teams split the first two games, with the Nationals pounding Jon Lester in a 9-4 victory on Saturday. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 8:05 p.m.



EAST LANSING, Mich. — No matter how many games Michigan State’s football team wins this season, it won’t change what’s happened at the school over the past couple years. The Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal — plus lingering off-field questions about the basketball and football programs — have put Michigan State under the kind of spotlight every school wants to avoid. Amid that cloud, the leaders of this year’s football team can only hope the right lessons have been learned. By Noah Trister. SENT: 900 words, photos.



ST. LOUIS — A look at the key developments and runner-up at the PGA Championship. By National Writer Eddie Pells. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 9 p.m.


ST. LOUIS — Kevin Kisner, Gary Woodland and Tiger Woods were among those who had one last round to try to earn a spot on the Ryder Cup team. The PGA Championship is the final qualifying event. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 8 p.m.


— GLF--PGA-NOTEBOOK. By Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 10 p.m.






BALTIMORE — Left-hander Chris Sale comes off the disabled list to start for the Boston Red Sox, who seek to complete a four-game sweep of the last-place Baltimore Orioles. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game started 1:05 p.m.



RICHMOND, Va. — As the New York Jets and Washington Redskins meet for joint workouts, they’re two teams that solved their quarterback situations in different ways. The Jets signed Teddy Bridgewater and drafted Sam Darnold, while the Redskins traded for Alex Smith, and now those two organizations face contrasting paths forward. By Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7 p.m.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Blaine Gabbert is in the midst of learning his eighth different offense in eight NFL seasons. The quarterback also back in the AFC South where he started his career backing up Marcus Mariota in Tennessee. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 6 p.m.


— FBN--RAMS-DAVIS — Rams’ late signing of Ryan Davis could be answer at OLB. SENT: 650 words.

— FBN--BEARS CAMP. UPCOMING: 600 words by 8 p.m.

— FBN--PACKERS CAMP. UPCOMING: 500 words by 7 p.m.



STARKVILLE, Miss. — Joe Moorhead earned his reputation as an offensive savant after rebuilding Penn State’s attack over two seasons. Now the new Mississippi State coach will try to mesh his philosophy with veteran Nick Fitzgerald, who has been one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the country over the past two seasons but is coming off a gruesome leg injury in last year’s Egg Bowl. By David Brandt. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 6 p.m.


RALEIGH, N.C. — It isn’t just the return of quarterback Ryan Finley that has North Carolina State’s passing offense looking like a strength. It’s the return of a trio of experienced receivers: 1,000-yard receiver Kelvin Harmon, Jakobi Meyers and Stephen Louis. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 7 p.m.



MONTREAL — Top-ranked Simona Halep plays for the title in the Rogers Cup final against third-ranked Sloane Stephens in a rematch of Halep’s victory in the French Open final. Match started 1:30 p.m.


TORONTO — Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates his 20th birthday by facing top-ranked Rafael Nadal in a bid for his first tour title at the Rogers Cup final. Match starts 4 p.m.


MASON, Ohio — Serena Williams expects to play the Western & Southern Open beginning Monday, two weeks after she suffered the most lopsided loss of her career and cited postpartum emotions as a factor. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.



BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr., also known as NASCAR’s Big 3, aim to continue their dominance in a Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. Denny Hamlin is on the pole for a second straight week. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7:30 p.m. Race starts 2:30 p.m.



LONDON — It’s a tough start for Unai Emery as Arsenal manager with Manchester City opening its Premier League title defense at the Emirates Stadium. Liverpool, the league’s biggest off-season spender, opens at home to West Ham. Burnley also plays Southampton. By Rob Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.


— SOC--RONALDO-HEALTH — Brazil great Ronaldo hopes to leave hospital on Monday. SENT: 220 words.


— SWM--PAN PACS — Katie Ledecky to tackle all 4 distances at Tokyo Olympics — 200 to 1,500. By Stephen Wade. SENT: 740 words, photos.

— SOF--WOMEN’S WORLDS — U.S. beats Japan 7-6 in final of softball world championship. By Jim Armstrong. SENT: 340 words, photos.

— ATH--EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS — The European Athletics Championships close with 10 finals on the last day. World record holders Renaud Lavillenie of France and Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland are looking for their fourth golds in pole vault and hammer throw. By Ciaran Fahey. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos by 6 p.m.






Sunday’s Time Schedule (EDT)


Boston at Baltimore, 1:05 p.m.

Texas at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.

Arizona at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m.

Minnesota at Detroit, 1:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Miami, 1:10 p.m.

Milwaukee at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m.

Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m.

Seattle at Houston, 2:10 p.m.

St. Louis at Kansas City, 2:15 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 3:10 p.m.

Philadelphia at San Diego, 3:40 p.m.

Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.

Oakland at L.A. Angels, 4:07 p.m.

Washington at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.


Atlanta at New York, 2:30 p.m.

Chicago at Connecticut, 3 p.m.

Dallas at Washington, 3 p.m.

Los Angeles at Phoenix, 7 p.m.

Seattle at Minnesota, 7 p.m.


New York City FC at Toronto FC, 4 p.m.

Orlando City at D.C. United, 8 p.m.

FC Dallas at Seattle, 10 p.m.

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