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August 2, 2018

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Gary Bettman says the NHL wants a cut of gambling profits if its intellectual property, data or game video are used. The commissioner speaks with AP Hockey Writer Larry Lage in the latest episode of “PodcastOne Sports Now.” Also up for discussion: Ice Cube on his BIG3 basketball league, and Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford on fatherhood.

https://www.podcastone.com/ap-sports-weekly-podcast

The Big Ten features maybe the most interesting division in college football and one of the biggest divisional favorites. The AP Top 25 College Football Podcast previews the Big Ten this week, with Dave Revsine of the Big Ten Network.

https://www.podcastone.com/AP-Top-25-College-Football-Podcast

SHOWCASE

FBC--NEBRASKA-BUILD IT LIKE TOM

LINCOLN, Neb. — Scott Frost’s job is to return Nebraska to the place it held in the college football hierarchy two decades ago. On a personal level, Frost is driven by his profound respect for his mentor Tom Osborne. Frost has said repeatedly Nebraska made a mistake moving away from the methods Osborne used on and off the field to make the Cornhuskers great. His plan is to bring back that identity. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by noon.

TOP STORIES

FBC--OHIO STATE-MEYER

At Ohio State, Urban Meyer’s program has been one of the best in college football and for the most part has avoided major off-field issues and player behavior problems that tarnished his championship teams at Florida. Now Meyer appears to be in jeopardy of losing his job as Buckeyes coach over the handling of a longtime assistant who has been accused of domestic violence. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 1030 words, photos by 3 a.m.

BBO--FREE AGENT RENTALS

When baseball stars on expiring contracts get traded in July, there’s usually no need to find long-term housing. Infielders Manny Machado, Mike Moustakas and Brian Dozier; starting pitchers Cole Hamels, J.A. Happ and Nathan Eovaldi; catcher Martin Maldonado; and closer Zach Britton are among the players dealt ahead of this week’s deadline for trades without waivers. All could be eligible for free agency after the World Series. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 710 words, photos by 3 a.m.

FBN--BROWNS-JACKSON MOURNING

BEREA, Ohio — Browns coach Hue Jackson plans to remain with the team during training camp while mourning the recent deaths of his mother and brother. Jackson’s mom died last weekend in Los Angeles and his brother passed two weeks earlier. A team spokesman said Jackson will be with the team through next week’s exhibition opener against the New York Giants while funeral arrangements are finalized by the family. By Tom Withers. SENT: 250 words, photos.

BASEBALL

BBO--LEADING OFF

A look at what’s happening around the majors. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 3 a.m.

BBN--BREWERS-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES — Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run homer — his second of the game — in the 10th inning, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Milwaukee Brewers 6-4 to snap a three-game skid. By Beth Harris. SENT: 450 words, photos.

TENNIS

TEN--WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON — Andy Murray moved into the third round at the Citi Open by beating No. 4 seed Kyle Edmund 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-4 for just his third victory since having hip surgery. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. SENT: 810 words, photos.

PRO FOOTBALL

FBN--JETS-SAM SPEAKS

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Sam Darnold huddled up with his iPad to keep on top of the New York Jets’ offense during his brief contract holdout. The rookie quarterback missed the team’s first three practices of training camp while his representatives ironed out details of his four-year, $30.5 million fully guaranteed deal. He says he thought his contract situation played out great. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 940 words, photos.

FBN--COWBOYS-SACK SEEKERS

OXNARD, Calif. — DeMarcus Lawrence, Taco Charlton, Randy Gregory offer interesting trio of story lines at defensive end for Dallas Cowboys. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 930 words, photos.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

FBC--WISCONSIN BEGINS

MADISON, Wis. — Training camp opens Thursday at Wisconsin, where expectations are high again, especially for star running back Jonathan Taylor. He enters his sophomore season as a Heisman Trophy candidate. It’s a far cry from the start of last year’s camp as a freshman buried on the depth chart. Taylor is looking to build on a rookie year in which he ran for 1,977 yards, setting a major college record for a freshman. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 720 words, photos.

SOCCER

SOC--MLS ALL-STAR GAME

ATLANTA — Josef Martinez thrilled another record crowd in Atlanta by scoring in the Major League Soccer All-Star Game, but Italian powerhouse Juventus prevailed on penalty kicks after the match ended in a 1-1 draw. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 870 words, photos.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

BKL--WNBA INCREASED TECHNICALS

Technical fouls are up this year in the WNBA with more already called this season than last. There were 92 technical fouls given to players before the All-Star break. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. UPCOMING: 940 words, photos by 3 a.m.

CAPSULES

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Thursday’s Time Schedule (EDT)

BASEBALL

L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m.

Colorado at St. Louis, 1:15 p.m.

Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m.

Cincinnati at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

Miami at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.

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

N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

Baltimore at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.

Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, 9:00 p.m.

San Francisco at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.

Toronto at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

WNBA

Dallas at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Minnesota at Los Angeles, 10 p.m.

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