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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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7
SOC--WWCUP-SOUTH AMERICA RISING
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Recently allowed access to the same training grounds and facilities as soccer superstars like Lionel Messi, Argentina’s long-disadvantaged Women’s soccer team may be on the verge of a game changer in turning around long established gender inequalities. Encouraged by cultural change driven by the feminist movement, the women raised their voices exacting reform in the face of years of indifference, inequalities and income disparities with their male counterparts, a common phenomenon in many South American countries and within the sport that binds them. By Debora Rey. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos, video, by 3 a.m.
Ezekiel Elliott likes to give Todd Gurley credit for the renaissance of the running back in the NFL because the Los Angeles Rams star ended an unprecedented two-year stretch without someone at that high-profile position going in the first round of the draft. With Gurley and Elliott of the Cowboys among a growing number of productive and important backs, it’s a good time to be a runner again — not to mention the critical role that pass catching can play out of the backfield. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. 800 words, photos, by 5 p.m.
FRIDAY, Nov. 9
Every year seems to be filled with controversy and consternation regarding NFL officiating. This season, the complaints, ranging from questions to outrage, have been as much a focal point as the standings. A breakdown of officiating calls for nine weeks of the 2018 schedule. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. 1,000 words, photos, by 4 p.m.
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.