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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THURSDAY, Sept. 6
OLY--MEDAL AND TORCH COLLECTION
Olympic collector Gordy Crawford has donated the world’s most thorough collection of Olympic medals and torches to the US Olympic Committee, where the best of the best will go on display at an Olympic museum being built in Colorado Springs. Among Crawford’s biggest finds are a 1932 gold medal from the Lake Placid Winter Games and one of only 21 torches produced for the 1952 Helsinki Games. By Eddie Pells. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 3 a.m. Thursday.
FRIDAY, Sept. 7
RENTON, Wash. — Twelve-year-old Logan Powell was already a die-hard Seattle Seahawks fan, even growing up in a household with a Steelers-loving dad. If possible, Powell’s fandom of the Seahawks was amplified when Seattle selected Shaquem Griffin in the fifth-round of the NFL draft last spring. Griffin will play his first regular season game on Sunday in Denver and may be a starter for the Seahawks, yet another moment where the rookie provides inspiration to amputees like Powell. “He’s just proved he can do whatever he wants because he worked hard for it,” Powell said. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 3 a.m. Friday.
MONDAY, Sept. 10
FBC--COLORADO-TAYLOR’S FAITH & FOOTBALL
BOULDER, Colo. — Colorado linebacker Davion Taylor didn’t play high school football due to religious beliefs. A Seventh Day Adventist, he would practice all week with his team and then sit out since the church observes the Sabbath from sundown Friday until sundown Saturday. Once he turned 18, Taylor, after consulting with his mom, made the decision to take the field. He walked on at Coahoma Community College in Mississippi, where he blossomed into the nation’s top-rated outside linebacker and drew Colorado’s interest. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos by noon on Monday.
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