BC-Sports Showcase Digest,ADVISORY
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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SATURDAY, Aug. 11
NORMAN, Okla. — It takes a special kind of swagger to follow Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield at quarterback, and Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray definitely has it. For starters, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick has signed for nearly $5 million to play for the Oakland A’s. He’s fully committed to football for one year, and if he can beat out Austin Kendall for the starting job, the speedster could be one of college football’s most electrifying players. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 750 words photos by noon Saturday.
SUNDAY, Aug. 12
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EAST LANSING, Mich. — No matter how many games Michigan State’s football team wins this season, it won’t change what’s happened at the school over the past couple years. The Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal — plus lingering off-field questions about the basketball and football programs — have put Michigan State under the kind of spotlight every school wants to avoid. Amid that cloud, the leaders of this year’s football team can only hope the right lessons have been learned. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 10 a.m. Sunday.
FRIDAY, Aug. 17
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NEW YORK — During the blazing hot days of training camp, the biggest opponent for many NFL players and coaches sits far above the football field. The sun and its powerful ultraviolet rays are a leading cause of skin cancer, and loads of sunscreen, bucket hats, long-sleeved T-shirts and sunglasses are ways some are trying to protect themselves. The American Cancer Society has also teamed with the NFL to place sunscreen stations at camps all around the league for fans, team employees and media. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 900 words, photo, video by 3 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17.
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