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BC-AP Sports Digest

August 11, 2018
BC-AP Sports Digest,1197

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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 — Sirens blared across Bellerive, putting the second round of the PGA Championship on hold and ending a day of scoring rarely seen in a major. Gary Woodland set the 36-hole record — for now, anyway — after a round where his driver wasn’t as reliable, he didn’t see many putts drop and he didn’t hit the ball quite as well as the day before. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 850, photos.



FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Tired of pompous, entitled athletes who don’t seem to realize how good they have it? Fed up with all the scandals and cheats and scoundrels mucking things up for the rest of us? Meet Ricardo Allen. He’ll give you a reason to cheer. By Sports Columnist Paul Newberry. SENT: 750 words.



ST. LOUIS — The roars began at the second hole at Bellerive, where Tiger Woods rolled in a putt for birdie, and they grew in volume when he stalked another putt toward the hole for a birdie at the third. But just as Woods was picking up momentum, another rumble brought him to a halt. By Dave Skretta. SENT:


HAYWARD, Calif. — Stephen Curry dropped 11 strokes to par on the first eight holes and shot a/an 16-over 86 on Friday to finish last in the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic. The Golden State Warriors star, making his second appearance in the event at TPC Stonebrae, finished at 17-over 157 after opening with a 71 on Thursday. Curry was last among the 154 finishers — 33 strokes behind leader Alex Prugh — and missed the cut by 13 strokes. Last year, Curry shot 74-74 to tie for 148th and miss the cut by 11 shots. SENT: 450 words.



EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Sam Darnold jogged onto the field for his NFL debut and was greeted by butterflies in his stomach and cheers in the stands.

The anxiety quickly faded. The buzz only got louder. By Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 1,000 words.


OAKLAND, Calif. — Coach Jon Gruden was a winner in his return to the sideline for Oakland when the Raiders got a touchdown pass from Connor Cook in a 16-10 victory over the Detroit Lions on Friday night. Gruden was welcomed back warmly to the Coliseum for his first game here as Raiders coach since beating the Jets in a playoff game Jan. 12, 2001. Gruden was traded to Tampa Bay after that season and has spent the past nine years as an ESPN analyst. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. SENT: 700 words.


Washington Redskins rookie running back Derrius Guice is out for the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee, a significant blow to the ground game. Guice was injured in Washington’s preseason opener at New England on Thursday night and could be seen on the sideline with ice on his knee. The team announced the prognosis Friday following an MRI, saying Guice should make a full recovery and be ready to play in 2019. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 500 words.



A look at what’s happening around the majors. UPCOMING: 410 words, photos by 3 a.m.


NEW YORK — Manuel Guzman had never seen his son play major league ball in person because he’s never been fan of planes. He might want to rethink it going forward. Ronald Guzman became the first rookie to hit three home runs in a game against the Yankees, powering the Texas Rangers past New York 12-7 on Friday night. SENT: 750 words, photos.


BALTIMORE — Down five runs in the third inning? Hardly a challenge for the Boston Red Sox, who quickly wiped out the deficit with a display of patience and power. Xander Bogaerts and Andrew Benintendi each hit three-run homers, Brock Holt connected in a six-run sixth inning and the Red Sox overwhelmed the Baltimore Orioles 19-12 on Friday night. By David Ginsburg. SENT: 715 words, photos.



COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Members of the University of Maryland athletic staff have been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of a review of the death of football player Jordan McNair in June. The statement Friday night comes after an ESPN story, citing unidentified sources, described a program led by head coach DJ Durkin and strength and conditioning coach Rick Court rife with verbal abuse and humiliation of players. SENT: 330 words.



WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Maria Vadeeva dreamed of playing in the WNBA after growing up watching Diana Taurasi and Lauren Jackson compete in the Russian Basketball League. It fueled her love of the sport. Now the 20-year-old Russian star is living out her childhood fantasy with the Los Angeles Sparks, who drafted her with the No. 11 pick this past April. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 3 a.m.






Saturday’s Time Schedule (EDT)


Boston at Baltimore, 1st game, 1:05 p.m.

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

Washington at Chicago Cubs, 4:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Toronto, 4:07 p.m.

Minnesota at Detroit, 6:10 p.m.

Arizona at Cincinnati, 6:40 p.m.

Boston at Baltimore, 2nd game, 7:05 p.m.

Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.

Seattle at Houston, 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Miami, 7:10 p.m.

St. Louis at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 8:10 p.m.

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

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

Oakland at L.A. Angels, 9:07 p.m.


Minnesota at Denver, 9 p.m.

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


Dallas at Atlanta, 2 p.m.

Indiana at Las Vegas, 10:30 p.m.


Houston at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m.

New York at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

San Jose at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Montreal at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m.

Minnesota United at LA Galaxy, 10:30 p.m.

Sporting Kansas City at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m.

Vancouver at Portland, 11 p.m.

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