BC-Sports Showcase Digest
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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All times are Eastern.
THURSDAY, Nov. 15
BKN--BUCKS-BIG SHOT BROOK
MILWAUKEE — Talk about being the center of attention: Milwaukee Bucks big man Brook Lopez is making opponents think twice about how to guard the 7-footer. In just three years, Lopez has gone from being a novice at the arc to shooting 40 percent and draining a career-best eight 3s against Denver. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 700 words, photos.
FRIDAY, Nov. 16
FBC--THE TIE-50 YEARS LATER
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Sixty-five members of Harvard’s 1968 football team are expected back on campus this weekend for the 50th anniversary of The Game’s most memorable edition. A luncheon for returning Yale players was canceled for lack of interest. Sometimes a tie does not mean everything came out even. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 3 a.m. Friday. With FBC--AP Was There-Yale-Harvard.
SATURDAY, Nov. 17
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — The championship team is closing after Sunday’s race, and the top driver this season has been branded a cheat. The public is hopeful the four cars racing for NASCAR’s championship are legal, but won’t be assured until the champagne from the title coronation has already dried. Martin Truex Jr. will try to defend his title at Homestead-Miami Speedway against Kevin Harvick, whose team has admitted it cheated two weeks ago because all the other teams were already doing it. Kyle Busch is in the championship race, and Joey Logano, too. But this title race is secondary to the urgent hustle NASCAR is taking to finally end a messy season. By AP Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by noon Saturday.
Again, if you have questions about the Sports Showcase Digest or the material listed, please reach out to Oskar Garcia at 215-446-6632 or ogarcia(at)ap.org.