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BC-AP Sports Digest

July 21, 2018

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Iceland’s soccer team made a splash in the World Cup. Now Hatti Magnus talks to the AP’s PodcastOne Sports Now about playing the British Open and becoming the first Icelander in a major championship. The AP’s Steve Douglas interviews Magnus while co-host Tim Dahlberg discusses the Open with AP golf writer Doug Ferguson. Co-host Jim Litke weighs in on Jean Van de Velde’s famous 1999 collapse. https://www.podcastone.com/ap-sports-weekly-podcast



Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he hadn’t decided whether to actually discipline players who protest during the national anthem when he formally told the team that the demonstrations could be punishable. Ross said in a statement Friday that the one-sentence reference to “Proper Anthem Conduct” in the team’s official discipline policy was merely a placeholder, and including it under “conduct detrimental to the club” was clerical as the organization tried to comply with league rules. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. SENT: 800 words, photos.

— With: FBN--ANTHEM POLIC-OPTIONS — There are few good options for NFL owners regarding anthem rules. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 870 words, photos.


CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner are more than just housemates this week. They share the lead in the British Open. Tommy Fleetwood, Pat Perez and Xander Schauffele were one shot back heading into the weekend. By Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 1000 words, photos. Third round starts at 4:15 a.m.

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WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg was batted around by the Atlanta Braves, then engaged in a heated spat with Nationals ace Max Scherzer in the dugout during Washington’s 8-5 loss. It was unclear what prompted the exchange between the star pitchers in their first game after the All-Star break. By Benjamin Standig. SENT: 830 words, photos.


MILWAUKEE — Manny Machado has joined the Los Angeles Dodgers after he was acquired in a blockbuster trade with Baltimore during the All-Star break, putting one of baseball’s premier players on one of the game’s marquee teams. He started at shortstop and hit second in the lineup, ahead of young slugger Max Muncy and old friend Matt Kemp, for the opener of a three-game series at Milwaukee. By Jay Cohen. SENT: 790 words, photos.



A look at what’s happening around the majors. UPCOMING: 490 words, photos by 3 a.m.


MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader has apologized to his team after years-old racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 790 words, photos.


CLEVELAND — All-Star closer Brad Hand could have a bit of a different role with the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians. Hand and rookie sidearmer Adam Cimber have joined the Indians after being traded from the last-place San Diego Padres. Indians manager Terry Francona says he wants Cody Allen to keep closing games. But Francona says there could be some flip-flopping of roles between Hand and Allen because he wants to keep their workloads even. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 640 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Yoenis Cespedes homered in his return from the disabled list, then said he might miss 8-to-10 months recovering from surgery for his balky heels after the Mets’ 7-5 win over the Yankees. Noah Syndergaard won his second straight start since coming back from an injury but left after a drop in velocity, and Mets closer Jeurys Familia sat out because New York is close to trading him away. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 1000 words, photos.



MORRISON, Colo. — All seven members of Don Schumacher’s NHRA racing team have pledged their brains to concussion research as part of an effort geared to reach military members as much as racing fans. Schumacher connected with the Infinite Hero Foundation, a nonprofit that works with the Concussion Legacy Foundation. By National Writer Eddie Pells. SENT: 520 words, photos.

OLY--TOKYO-1964 TO 2020

TOKYO — The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will reuse some classic venues from the city’s ’64 games. Yoyogi National Stadium is an ageless masterpiece of modern architecture that symbolized Japan’s revival just 19 years after World War II. It will be used for handball in 2020, a link between the now-and-then in the Japanese capital. By Stephen Wade. SENT: 980 words, photos.





Saturday’s Time Schedule (EDT)


The Open Championship, Carnoustie, Scotland.

PGA Tour, Barbasol Championship, Nicholasville, Ky.

PGA Web.com, Pinnacle Bank Championship, Omaha, Neb.


St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

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

Baltimore at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.

Boston at Detroit, 6:10 p.m.

Miami at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m.

Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

San Diego at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m.

St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 7:15 p.m.

Minnesota at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m.

Houston at L.A. Angels, 7:15 p.m.

Cleveland at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

Colorado at Arizona, 8:10 p.m.

San Francisco at Oakland, 9:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.


Washington at New York, 3 p.m.

Minnesota at Phoenix, 10 p.m.


D.C. United at Atlanta United FC, 3:30 p.m.

Vancouver at Seattle, 4 p.m.

LA Galaxy at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

New England at New York, 7 p.m.

Toronto FC at Chicago, 7 p.m.

Orlando City at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.

FC Dallas at Houston, 9 p.m.

Colorado at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m.

Montreal at Portland, 11 p.m.


F1, German Grand Prix Qualifying, Hockenheim, 9 a.m.

NASCAR XFINITY, Lakes Region 200 Qualifying, Loudon, N.H., 11:05 a.m.

NASCAR XFINITY, Lakes Region 200, Loudon, N.H., 4 p.m.

NHRA, Mopar Mile-High Nationals, Denver, 4 p.m.



ATP, SkiStar Swedish Open, Bastad.

ATP, Konzum Croatia Open Umag.

ATP, Hall of Fame Championships, Newport, R.I.

WTA, Ladies Championship Gstaad (Switzerland).

WTA, Bucharest Open.


ASO, Tour de France, Stage 14, Mende

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