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BC-Sports Showcase Digest,ADVISORY

September 11, 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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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two men who worked at an Ohio State University doctor’s off-campus clinic says things that seemed odd about it then appear more suspicious in light of claims that he sexually abused male athletes and other students. They say Richard Strauss conducted exams alone at the sparsely equipped clinic and marketed it in the campus newspaper with ads touting prompt treatment of genital problems, plus a student discount. Allegations of sexual misconduct at the clinic are part of an ongoing investigation. By Kantele Franko. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 3 a.m. Wednesday.

FRIDAY, Sept. 14


SONOMA, Calif. — Scott Dixon has blazed his way through the record books to cement himself as the greatest IndyCar driver of his generation. One more championship will give him five, second in the open wheel record books only to A.J. Foyt. It’s just numbers to Dixon, who goes into Sunday’s season finale with the championship lead and no care whatsoever where he ranks among the all-time greats. Although he’s chased this year’s championship as hard as he has in any season the most Dixon will say about the prospects of a fifth title are that “it will mean we’ve had an OK season.” By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING. 800 words, photos by noon Friday.


SAO PAULO — Brazilian soccer players are making rare interventions into politics as a far-right candidate’s campaign polarizes the country. Several Brazilian players have endorsed or criticized Jair Bolsonaro, who was stabbed last week by an attacker who claims to be upset about racial slurs made by the candidate. By Mauricio Savarese. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by noon Friday.

SATURDAY, Sept. 15


The World Cup is over, and so is Russia’s relaxed approach to policing. During the tournament in June and July, Russians and foreigners alike found the police on their best behavior. A new round of unauthorized protests across Russia on Sunday against the pension changes saw police and National Guard officers beat protesters with truncheons. By James Ellingworth. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by noon Saturday.


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