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BC-Sports Showcase Digest,ADVISORY

January 4, 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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As with all our operations, we welcome and want your feedback. If you have thoughts or questions about the Sports Showcase Digest or the material listed, please reach out to Oskar Garcia, assistant sports editor for the U.S. east region, at 215-446-6632 or at ogarcia@ap.org.

All times are Eastern.

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SATURDAY, Jan. 6

BBM--YARD GOAT YOGA

HARTFORD, Conn. — A minor league baseball team in Connecticut has come up with a novel way to utilize its new stadium during the winter. The Hartford Yard Goats have teamed with a local farm to capitalize on a national fad: goat yoga. The first session is already sold out and more will be held monthly in the team’s indoor batting facility. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 12 p.m. Saturday.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10

OLY--SKOREA-TRAVEL-Q&A

The Olympics are coming to one of the most remote, poorest, ruggedly beautiful parts of South Korea, an area known for its icy wind, for its collapsed mining industry, for towering granite mountains that blot out the horizon, and for a tough, proud population as curious about the foreign hordes waiting to descend on them as the hordes are about the place they’re heading. With the Olympics just a few weeks away, here are some answers to questions about Pyeongchang and the Korean Peninsula. By Foster Klug. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos by 1 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10. With AP Travel podcast “Get Outta Here!”

THURSDAY, Jan. 11

OVERWATCH LEAGUE

BURBANK, Calif. — Esports are getting even bigger with the launch this week of the Overwatch League. With a traditional sports infrastructure and big-money backing from the likes of NFL owners Robert Kraft and Stan Kroenke, teams with logos, uniforms and well-compensated players will play weekly Overwatch matches in an arena near Los Angeles. But is the new big thing in gaming competition too old-school? By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 3 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11.

FRIDAY, Jan. 12

OLY--FRE-TORIN’S WILD JOURNEY

ASPEN, Colo. — There have been so many obstacles standing in the path of freeskier Torin Yater-Wallace and getting here — on the precipice of making another Olympic team. Medically induced paralysis state to help him ward off a life-threatening infection. Dad in jail for a white-collar crime. Mom dealing with colon cancer. On food stamps for a time. His life journey is being turned into a soon-to-be released documentary. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos by 3 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12.

BKC--THE LOW-MAJORS-TRAVEL

OGDEN, Utah — High-major college basketball programs fly on chartered jets, stay in upscale hotels and eat at nice restaurants. The smallest of the 351 schools in Division I fly coach, look for hotel and meal deals and are forced to catch early-morning flights the day after games to get back to school. The difference in travel arrangements takes a toll. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos by 12 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12.

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Again, if you have questions about the Sports Showcase Digest or the material listed, please reach out to Oskar Garcia, assistant sports editor for the U.S. east region, at 215-446-6632 or at ogarcia@ap.org.

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