AP NEWS
Related topics

BC-AP Sports Digest

July 30, 2018

The supervisor is Jay Cohen, followed by Fred Lief at 9 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800-845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477. All times EDT.

___

AP Sports runs a weekly podcast looking at big moments and issues in sports. The podcast is sent every Tuesday, hosted by columnist Jim Litke. Guests include journalists, athletes and other newsmakers. Listen at podcastonesports.com, the podcastone app and apple podcasts.

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

___

TOP STORIES

FBH--SCHOOL SHOOTING-FLORIDA-FOOTBALL

PARKLAND, Fla. — This will be a football season more challenging, more trying and perhaps more important than any other for Marjory Stoneman Douglas. The Eagles — as their school and community still grieves the 17 lives lost in a shooting on Feb. 14 — started practice for a new season at 12:01 a.m. Monday. “It’s been hell,” coach Willis May said. By Tim Reynolds. SENT.

SPORTS-SOCIAL FALLOUT

As major leaguers Trea Turner, Sean Newcomb and Josh Hader reckon with offensive tweets they sent as teenagers, publicist Lauren Walsh recalls how she dealt with a football player who had offensive Facebook posts years before he prepared for the NFL draft. She went through his whole social media history, taking down any posts that even raised an eyebrow. By Cliff Brunt. SENT. Also moved previously.

— Also:

— ATLANTA — BBN--Braves-Newcomb’s Tweets. By George Henry. SENT.

— WASHINGTON — BBN--Nationals-Turner’s Tweets. SENT.

BASEBALL

BBO--HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Sluggers Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Vladimir Guerrero, reliever Trevor Hoffman and former Detroit teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell celebrate being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. By John Kekis. SENT.

BBO--THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL

There are 11 teams within six games of a playoff spot in the National League, which could make for a thrilling last two months of the regular season. It also means some front offices are facing tough decisions as the non-waiver trade deadline looms. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. SENT.

— Also:

— NEW YORK — BBA--Royals-Phillips Bats. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT.

— BALTIMORE — BBO--Braves-Orioles Trade. By David Ginsburg. SENT.

NFL

FBN--COLTS-LUCK

WESTFIELD, Ind. — Andrew Luck feels as sore and tired as he expected four days into training camp. He’s also pain-free — just as the Indianapolis Colts hoped. By Michael Marot. SENT.

FBN--TITANS-BUTLER

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Malcolm Butler says he still doesn’t know why he was benched in the Super Bowl in February. Safe to say the defensive back is very motivated with his new team, the Titans. He punted the ball in the air after grabbing the ball away for an interception on the opening day of camp to make sure nobody misses him in Tennessee. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. SENT.

FBN--RAIDERS-MACK

NAPA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders are missing a big piece in their first training camp in coach Jon Gruden’s second stint with the team as star edge rusher Khalil Mack remains away from the team as part of a contract holdout. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. SENT.

— Also:

— GLENDALE, Ariz. — FBN--Cardinals-Rosen. By Bob Baum. SENT.

— LATROBE, Pa. — FBN--Steelers-Foster-Injury. By Dan Scifo. SENT.

AUTO RACING

CAR--NASCAR-POCONO

LONG POND, Pa. — Kyle Busch and his Joe Gibbs Racing team were in sync everywhere on the track but victory lane. When it was time to snap photos of the winners, some members flashed one finger, others held up six. Yes, that’s one for the win at Pocono Raceway and six for the total this season. By Dan Gelston. SENT.

— With:

— CAR--NASCAR-Phelps. By Dan Gelston. SENT.

CAR--INDYCAR-MID-OHIO

LEXINGTON, Ohio — Alexander Rossi took a gamble at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course that paid off with his second IndyCar victory of the season and fourth overall. By Craig Merz. SENT.

GOLF

GLF--CANADIAN OPEN

OAKVILLE, Ontario — Top-ranked Dustin Johnson pulled away in the RBC Canadian Open for his third victory of the season and 19th on the PGA Tour. SENT.

— Also:

— ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — GLF--Senior British Open. SENT.

— GULLANE, Scotland — GLF--Ladies Scottish Open. SENT.

SWIMMING

SWM--US NATIONALS

IRVINE, Calif. — Michael Andrew is swimming in deeper waters now, having qualified for his first major international senior meet with a breakout performance at the U.S. national championships. Andrew earned his fourth victory, upsetting current world champion Caeleb Dressel and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nathan Adrian in the 50-meter freestyle. By Beth Harris. SENT.

SOCCER

SOC--BRAZIL-NEYMAR-AD

SAO PAULO — Neymar used a sponsor’s ad to admit he exaggerated some of his reactions after being fouled during the World Cup in Russia. The video, broadcast on several Brazilian TV networks, features the striker accepting criticism for the first time and promising to pick himself up. By Mauricio Savarese. SENT.

SOC--AUSTRALIA-US

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Lindsey Horan scored in the 90th minute to give the United States a 1-1 draw with Australia in the Tournament of Nations. Horan scored on a bouncing header off a well-placed corner kick from Megan Rapinoe. The tie extended the Americans’ undefeated streak to 18 games. SENT.

___

Monday’s Time Schedule

Major League Baseball

Philadelphia at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

Miami at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m.

Cleveland at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.

Colorado at St. Louis, 8:10 p.m.

Texas at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.

Toronto at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.

Houston at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

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

AP RADIO
Update hourly