BC-AP Sports Digest,1797

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TOP STORIES

TEN--US OPEN

NEW YORK — On a day of searing heat, Novak Djokovic plays his first match at the U.S. Open since losing the 2016 final. Roger Federer, the five-time champion, goes at night. On the women's side, Caroline Wozniacki and Petra Kvitova advance. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 7 p.m., updated with night session.

— With:

— TEN--US OPEN-THE LATEST — Real-time updates throughout day.

— TEN--US OPEN GLANCE.

— Sidebars on merit.

FBC--QBS COMING & GOING

The losers of college football quarterback competitions tend to scatter — sometimes as soon they learn they won't be starting. Joe Burrow's arrival at LSU led to two Tigers quarterbacks leaving. At Nebraska, the day after freshman Adrian Martinez was named starter, Tristan Gebbia said goodbye. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.

FBC--HAWAII-QB PIPELINE

Marcus Mariota's emergence as one of the NFL's top young stars helped provide proof that a good quarterback can be found in the state of Hawaii. A few years later, it's become obvious the islands have quite a few guys who can spin a football. By David Brandt. SENT: 750 words, photos, video.

BBN--CUBS-MADDON

CHICAGO — The Cubs keep winning despite knocks that would upend others. Credit one of the deepest rosters, but also the steady hand and subtle moves of manager Joe Maddon, his team eyeing a third consecutive NL Central title. By Jay Cohen. SENT: 850 words, photos.

SPORTS SHOWCASE

FBC--SANDERS-HEISMAN SEASON

Barry Sanders' Heisman-winning 1988 season was one of the best in college football history. He set 34 NCAA records for Oklahoma State, with many of those marks still standing. Thirty years later, he believes his records will be one day be caught. By Cliff Brunt. SENT: 1,200 words, photos, video.

COMMENTARY

GLF--ON THE FRINGE-DECHAMBEAU

PARAMUS, N.J. — Bryson DeChambeau is called a "mad scientist" because of his passion for physics and applying it to golf. He speaks as much about biomechanics as birdies. But it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why the 24-year-old Californian is doing so well — a relentless work ethic. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 4 p.m.

— With:

— GLF--GOLF NOTES — By Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 1,200 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— GLF--GOLF GLANCE — SENT: 1,500 words.

BASEBALL

BBA--ATHLETICS-ASTROS

HOUSTON — A pivotal series resumes in the AL West with 34-year-old pitchers facing each other — Houston's Charlie Morton (13-3) vs. Oakland's Edwin Jackson (4-3). The Astros have won six straight and lead the Athletics by 2 1/2 games. Morton can tie a career high for victories. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 8:10 p.m.

BBN--NATIONALS-PHILLIES

PHILADELPHIA — NL Cy Young Award candidates Max Scherzer and Aaron Nola share the mound for the second time in five days. Nola (15-3, 2.13 RA) got the better of Scherzer (16-6, 2.13) the last time — a 2-0 victory by the Phillies over the Nationals. By Rob Maaddi. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m.

BBO--RAYS-BRAVES

ATLANTA — The Rays, winners of eight in a row, play an Atlanta Braves team that leads the NL East by 3 1/2 games. Tampa Bay is coming off a three-game sweep of Boston but is still nine games behind Oakland for the second AL wild card. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:35 p.m.

— Also:

— BBN--METS-PHILLIES TRADE — Phillies get slugger Jose Bautista from Mets. SENT: 140 words, photos.

NFL

FBN--AFC NORTH PREVIEW

BALTIMORE — As long as Mike Tomlin is standing on the Pittsburgh sideline watching Ben Roethlisberger pass to Antonio Brown or give the ball to Le'Veon Bell, the Steelers will be favored to win the AFC North. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m.

FBN--NFC NORTH PREVIEW

MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings begin their NFC North title defense with a shiny new quarterback and a handful of enhancements to an already stout defense. But the Packers aren't going away, and Aaron Rodgers wants to make up for a lost season with a broken collarbone. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m.

FBN--GIANTS-BECKHAM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — All that talk about a trade is long gone. Odell Beckham Jr., now set with a five-year extension with the Giants, discusses the $95 million contract that makes him the NFL's highest-paid receiver. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.

FBN--JETS-GWACHAM'S CHANCE

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Obum Gwacham moved to the California from Nigeria when he was 7 and ended up at Oregon State. He switched from wide receiver to defensive end late, and now he's trying to stick as a raw pass rusher with the Jets. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos, video by 6 p.m.

— Also:

— FBN--POWER RANKINGS — AP Pro32 poll. By Simmi Buttar. UPCOMING: 450 words by 6:30 p.m.

— FBN--CHIEFS-DEFENSIVE WOES — By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.

— FBN--SEAHAWKS-BALDWIN — By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 7 p.m.

— FBN--PANTHERS-TEPPER — By Steve Reed. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.

— FBN--COLTS-BRISSETT'S CHANCE — By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— FBN--DOLPHINS-BACKUP QBS — By Steven Wine. SENT: 550 words, photos.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

FBC--OHIO ST-MEYER

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's suspension and previous paid leave barred him from talking football with his staff and athletes during August with one exception — a team meeting the day after the three-game suspension was announced. By Kantele Franko and Mitch Stacy. SENT: 550 words, photos.

FBC--PAC-12-THE RETURNEES

It's the Year of the Return in the Pac-12. Chip Kelly, who once confounded teams with his blur offense at Oregon, is back as UCLA's coach. Washington quarterback Jake Browning is playing out his final year of eligibility, and Bryce Love spurned the NFL draft to stay at Stanford. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

FBC--LOUISVILLE-REPLACING JACKSON

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jawon Pass spent two years at Louisville watching Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson. Now the job is his. Pass — has there ever been a better name for a quarterback? — is intent on keeping the offense humming. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.

FBC--FURMAN QB-CLEMSON STUDENT

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Harris Roberts is a quarterback for Furman and a full-time engineering student for Clemson. His worlds intersect Saturday when Furman plays at Clemson in a season opener. Roberts has kept a fairly low profile on campus at Clemson, but lately has been wearing Furman gear to class. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 650 words, photos.

— Also:

— FBC--T25-GEORGIA-BIG LINE — By Charles Odum. SENT: 550 words, photos.

— FBC--T25-WISCONSIN-RECEIVERS — By Genaro C. Armas. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— FBC--T25-MIAMI-WILLIS — By Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 3 p.m.

— FBC--T25-AUBURN-SLOW STARTS — By John Zenor. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.

— FBC--T25--MARYLAND-CANADA — By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m.

— FBC--T25-MICHIGAN ST-SCOTT'S RETURN — By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 8 p.m.

— FBC--T25-NOTRE DAME-KELLY — UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m.

WNBA

BKL--MYSTICS-DREAM

ATLANTA — Washington looks to take a 2-0 lead in its best-of-five WNBA semifinal against the Dream. Atlanta lost for only the third time in 18 games when the Mystics won the opener 87-84. By Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m.

BKL--MERCURY-STORM

SEATTLE — The Storm, a 91-87 winner in the opener, face the Phoenix Mercury in Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals. MVP Breanna Stewart had 28 points and Jewell Loyd added 23 for Seattle in Game 1. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game starts 10 p.m.

GOLF

GLF--PGA-WAUGH

With business acumen and a passion for golf, former Deutsche Bank Americas chief executive Seth Waugh takes over as head of the PGA of America. Among his ambitious goals is improving the lives of the 29,000 club professionals at the heart of the organization. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 750 words, photos.

— Also:

— GLF--RYDER CUP-EUROPE'S LAST STOP — Europe captain Thomas Bjorn scouts players in Denmark for his Ryder Cup team. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 400 words, photos.

SOCCER

SOC--MAN UNITED-WHAT'S GONE WRONG?

Jose Mourinho, one of soccer's most decorated coaches, finds his team in a hole. He even predicted this would happen in one of his gloomy preseason assessments. And so it has come to pass — Manchester United has lost two of its first three Premier League matches. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 800 words, photos.

SOC--WCUP-AMERICAN SAMOA

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The American Samoa women's team has returned to World Cup qualifying competition for the first time in 20 years. It is cause for national celebration. It is also a family affair, with the team featuring three of the coach's daughters and a niece. By Steve McMorran. SENT: 550 words, photos.

— Also:

— SOC--MARINERS-BOLT — Usain Bolt to debut for Australian soccer club in exhibition Friday. SENT: 400 words, photos.

OTHER

— HKN--BLUES-BRODEUR — Martin Brodeur leaving Blues after three years as assistant general manager. SENT: 160 words, photos.

— CYC--SPANISH VUELTA — Benjamin King of U.S. wins fourth stage of Spanish Vuelta; Michael Kwiatkowski keeps overall lead. SENT: 350 words.

CAPSULES

— BBO--BASEBALL CAPSULES

— BKL--WNBA PLAYOFF CAPSULES

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Tuesday's Time Schedule (EDT)

Baseball

Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.

Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.

Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.

Miami at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

Minnesota at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m.

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

N.Y. Mets at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.

Oakland at Houston, 8:10 p.m.

Detroit at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m.

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.

Colorado at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m.

Seattle at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.

Arizona at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

WNBA Playoffs (Semifinals)

Washington at Atlanta, 8 p.m.

Phoenix at Seattle, 10 p.m.