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BC-AP Sports Digest

July 29, 2018
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Clemson is a heavy favorite to win its fourth straight ACC championship. On this week’s AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, the conference is previewed by ESPN’s David Hale. Hale and AP’s Ralph Russo discuss whether star freshman Trevor Lawrence will unseat quarterback Kelly Bryant.





COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Sluggers Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Vladimir Guerrero, reliever Trevor Hoffman and former Detroit teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell are being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. By John Kekis. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Ceremony started 1:30 p.m.


WESTFIELD, Ind. — Andrew Luck feels good after returning to practice. And he can’t wait to throw in pads for the first time. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback will speak for the first time since taking snaps with the starting offense — something he hadn’t done since December 2016. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos by 7 p.m.


BALTIMORE — Drafted in 1996, Ray Lewis arrived in Baltimore shortly after the transplanted Cleveland Browns set up shop in the city. Over the next 17 years, he helped the Ravens win two Super Bowls and established himself as one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history with a career that earned Lewis entry into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. By David Ginsburg. SENT: 900 words, photos.



NEW YORK — J.A. Happ (10-6) makes his New York Yankees’ debut, three days after he was acquired from Toronto. Burch Smith (1-1) starts for the Kansas City Royals in the finale of a four-game series. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game started 1:05 p.m.



NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Malcolm Butler says he still doesn’t know why he was benched in the Super Bowl in February. Safe to say the defensive back is very motivated with his new team, the Titans. He punted the ball in the air after grabbing the ball away for an interception on the opening day of camp to make sure nobody misses him in Tennessee. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6:30 p.m.


NAPA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders are missing a big piece in their first training camp in coach Jon Gruden’s second stint with the team as star edge rusher Khalil Mack remains away from the team as part of a contract holdout. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 8 p.m.


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Vance Joseph knows he needs a bounce-back season this year to keep his job as head coach of the Denver Broncos after GM John Elway considered cutting him loose after just one season. “Yeah, winning football games is a must this year,” Joseph tells The AP. And he’s confident changes in the roster, coaching staff and facilities will help them do just that. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 800 words, photos.


GLENDALE, Ariz. — Josh Rosen is well on his way to becoming the Arizona Cardinals franchise quarterback. First, he has to beat out Mike Glennon to be the backup to Sam Bradford. So far, so good. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 500 words by 7 p.m.

— Also:

— FBN--LIONS-JONES — Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones has returned to practice a day after injuring his left leg. By Larry Lage. SENT: 150 words, photos.



PARIS — Geraint Thomas won his first Tour de France title, concluding his transformation from a support rider into a champion of cycling’s biggest race. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 800 words, photos.



OAKVILLE, Ontario — Top-ranked Dustin Johnson has a share of the lead going into the final round of the RBC Canadian Open. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos by 9 p.m.

— Also:

— GLF-SENIOR BRITISH OPEN — Miguel Angel Jimenez leads by two entering the final round of Senior British Open at St. Andrews, Scotland. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— GLF--LADIES SCOTTISH OPEN — Ariya Jutanugarn and Amy Yang lead the Ladies Scottish Open by one stroke heading into the final round. UPCOMING: 200 words, photos by 4 p.m.

— GLF--EUROPEAN OPEN — Bryson DeChambeau and Richard McEvoy have a share of the lead entering the final round of European Tour event in Germany. UPCOMING: 200 words by 4 p.m.

— BRITAIN-TRUMP-GOLF COURSE — Documents show that U.S. President Donald Trump’s family business has “destroyed the vast majority” of an environmentally sensitive area of sand dunes near its golf course north of Aberdeen in Scotland. By Danica Kirka. SENT: 450 words, photo.



LONG POND, Pa. — Daniel Suarez is on the pole and Kyle Busch is the defending race winner for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING. 650 words. Race starts at 2:30 p.m.


BUDAPEST, Hungary — Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position to extend his championship lead over Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton was untroubled as he secured a second straight win, fifth of the season and 67th overall. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 650 words, photos.


LEXINGTON, Ohio — Josef Newgarden will try to repeat as winner of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7 p.m. Race starts at 3 p.m.



IRVINE, Calif. — Caeleb Dressel, teenager Michael Andrew, Nathan Adrian and 37-year-old Anthony Ervin compete in the 50-meter freestyle to close the U.S. national championships. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from 9 p.m. finals.



EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — The U.S. women’s national team play defending champion Australia at the Tournament of Nations. The U.S. won the tournament’s opening match against Japan. UPCOMING: 500 words and photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.





Sunday’s Time Schedule (EDT)


Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 1:05 p.m.

Minnesota at Boston, 1:05 p.m.

Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.

Philadelphia at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m.

Cleveland at Detroit, 1:10 p.m.

Washington at Miami, 1:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m.

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

Texas at Houston, 2:10 p.m.

Oakland at Colorado, 3:10 p.m.

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

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

Arizona at San Diego, 4:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 8:05 p.m.

Major League Soccer

New York City FC at Seattle, 5 p.m.

Orlando City at LA Galaxy, 9:30 p.m.

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