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BC-AP Sports Digest

August 18, 2018
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Tiger Woods almost certainly will be chosen for the Ryder Cup, and AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson says Phil Mickelson will likely join him. Ferguson speaks about next month’s competition with co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg on PodcastOne Sports Now. AP Auto Racing Writer Jenny Fryer discusses the DUI arrest of NASCAR chairman Brian France. https://www.podcastone.com/ap-sports-weekly-podcast

The Pac-12 is banking on a strong Washington team, some new coaches and a couple of Heisman Trophy contenders to help the conference bounce back from a lackluster 2017. On the latest episode of the AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury news joins the AP’s Ralph Russo to preview the Pac-12. https://www.podcastone.com/AP-Top-25-College-Football-Podcast



CLEVELAND — Buffalo quarterback AJ McCarron suffered a potentially serious right shoulder injury in the Bills’ 19-17 win over the Cleveland Browns. McCarron, who is competing with Nathan Peterman and rookie Josh Allen for the starting job, was injured at some point in the first half. The Bills didn’t announce he was hurt until the fourth quarter. Allen and Peterman each threw TD passes. By Tom Withers. SENT: 1020 words, photos.


OAKLAND, Calif. — Matt Olson hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning after a video review gave Oakland the tying run in the ninth, and the Athletics beat the Houston Astros 4-3 to pull within a game of the reigning World Series champs for the AL West lead. By Baseball Writer Janie McCauley. SENT: 720 words, photos.


PITTSBURGH — The Chicago Cubs tied a major league record by turning seven double plays, including a game-ending effort by rookie third baseman David Bote on a grounder by David Freese to finish off a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cubs got six double plays on grounders, five with Cole Hamels pitching, and one on a line drive. The Elias Sports Bureau said the Cubs became the third team in big league history to turn seven DPs in a nine-inning game. By John Perrotto. SENT: 980 words, photos.


BOSTON — Simone Biles hardly looks like someone who took two years off. The reigning Olympic gymnastics champion put on a show during the opening night of the US Championships, stringing together one electric performance at the other to give herself a commanding lead over world champion Morgan Hurd. Biles posted a score of 60.100, well clear of Hurd the top all-around score in the world this year. By Will Graves. SENT: 850 words, photos.

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— GYM--US CHAMPIONSHIPS-THE OTHER WOMEN — Reigning world champ Hurd best of the rest at US gymnastics. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 340 words, photos.


Redshirt freshmen aren’t quite as much of a factor in college football now that so many more players are contributing straight out of high school. But they still can make an impact. Southern California’s Jay Tufele and Georgia’s Isaiah Wilson show how highly touted linemen can benefit from taking a year to develop physically before taking the field. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 740 words, photos by 3 a.m.



ATLANTA — After a dismal showing in the first preseason game, Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons found their offensive rhythm in a 28-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 940 words, photos.


NEW ORLEANS — After Sam Bradford completed all six of his passes for 61 yards, Josh Rosen went 10 of 16 for 107 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown to rookie Christian Kirk in a 20-15 preseason victory over New Orleans. By Brett Martel. SENT: 910 words, photos.


DETROIT — Davis Webb took advantage of his opportunity to play, throwing a go-ahead touchdown in the second quarter to help the New York Giants beat the Detroit Lions 30-17. Webb was 14 of 20 for 140 yards with an 8-yard TD pass to Wayne Gallman Jr., who scored for a second time later in the game. By Larry Lage. SENT: 750 words, photos.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Running back Christian McCaffrey had 120 yards from scrimmage in the first half, including a 71-yard touchdown run as the Carolina Panthers defeated the Miami Dolphins 27-20. By Steve Reed. SENT: 800 words, photos.


WESTFIELD, Ind. — Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III spent most of their football careers going head to head. They were both recruited by Stanford. They finished one-two in the 2011 Heisman Trophy race. They went first and second in the 2012 NFL draft. And they were the top two vote-getters in the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year balloting. Now the 28-year-old quarterbacks find themselves in an odd place — rooting for each another’s comebacks. By Michael Marot. SENT: 920 words, photos.



A look at what’s happening around the majors. UPCOMING: 660 words, photos by 3 a.m.


SEATTLE — Manny Machado hit two of Los Angeles’ five home runs, Walker Buehler allowed one run in six innings, and the Dodgers beat the Seattle Mariners 11-1 to open a key three-game series. By Tim Booth. SENT: 630 words, photos.



SYDNEY — Usain Bolt has arrived in Australia for his try out with Central Coast Mariners, and the eight-time Olympic sprinting gold medalist says his goal of playing professional football is “for real.” SENT: 370 words, photos.






Saturday’s Time Schedule (EDT)


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

Baltimore at Cleveland, 4:05 p.m.

Houston at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.

Miami at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

Colorado at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.

Detroit at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m.

Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.

San Francisco at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

Milwaukee at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.

L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

Arizona at San Diego, 8:40 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.


Jacksonville at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Oakland at L.A. Rams, 4 p.m.

Cincinnati at Dallas, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Tennessee, 8 p.m.

San Francisco at Houston, 8 p.m.

Chicago at Denver, 9:05 p.m.

Seattle at L.A. Chargers, 10 p.m.


Chicago at Indiana, 4 p.m.


LA Galaxy at Seattle, 4 p.m.

New York at Vancouver, 7 p.m.

New York City FC at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Minnesota United at FC Dallas, 8 p.m.

Portland at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.

Real Salt Lake at Houston, 9 p.m.

Toronto FC at San Jose, 10 p.m.


IndyCar, ABC Supply 500 Qualifying, Long Pond, Pa., 1:30 p.m.

NHRA, Lucas Oil Nationals, Brainerd, Minn., 1:45 p.m.

NASCAR Monster Energy, Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Bristol, Tenn., 6:45 p.m.



ATP World Tour/WTA, Western & Southern Open, Mason, Ohio


PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship, Greensboro, N.C.

Champions Tour, Dicks Sporting Goods Open, Endicott, N.Y.

LPGA Tour, Indy Women in Tech, Indianapolis

European Tour, Nordia Masters, Gothenburg, Sweden

Web.com Tour, Portland Open, North Plains, Ore.

USGA, U.S. Amateur, Pebble Beach, Calif.

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