BC-AP Sports Digest

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 16, 2014 at 1:47 pm •  Published: August 16, 2014

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MANKATO, Minn. — Long before quarterbacks took center stage, the NFL was a running league. From Red Grange to Jim Brown to Walter Payton to Emmitt Smith, the workhorse back has been a symbol of toughness and perseverance. Now that's changing, and Adrian Peterson may be the last great ball carrier. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. SENT: 900 words, photos.



SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he needs to do a better job of creating an environment in which players know they are accountable after learning four are being investigated for suspected academic dishonesty. By Tom Coyne. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.


DETROIT — In one of the most anticipated pitching matchups of the year, Seattle's Felix Hernandez takes on Detroit's David Price in a game between two teams in playoff contention. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.


MANCHESTER, England — Louis van Gaal loses his first Premier League game at Manchester United, with Swansea winning 2-1 to become the first away team since 1972 to open the season with a victory at Old Trafford. SENT: 450 words. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m.


CHICAGO — Derrick Rose suits up at the United Center for the first time since his latest season-ending knee injury as the U.S. national team hosts Brazil in a tuneup for the World Cup of Basketball. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 9 p.m.


MASON, Ohio — Roger Federer tries to move one step closer to a sixth Western & Southern Open title while Serena Williams aims for her first. They're the top seeds left in the tournament's semifinals. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m.


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — Real Solution seeks to become the first back-to-back winner with race favorite Magician looking to prevent that in the 32nd Arlington Million. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Post time 6:36 p.m.


CARSON, Calif. — Shawn Porter defends his IBF title against England's Kell Brook when the two unbeaten welterweights meet in the famed outdoor ring at StubHub Center. Texas' Omar Figueroa defends his WBC lightweight title against Mexico's Daniel Estrada, and Australia's Sakio Bika risks his WBC 168-pound belt in a rematch with Michigan's Anthony Dirrell. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Main card starts 9:15 p.m.



BROOKLYN, Mich. — Jimmie Johnson, who won at Michigan in June, will need to reverse an unimpressive stretch of results lately if he's going to repeat in this weekend's Sprint Cup race. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 5 p.m.


WEST ALLIS, Wis. — IndyCar's royal family stepped in a couple years ago to help save the longtime race at the Milwaukee Mile. The future is still unclear, but Michael Andretti, whose Andretti Autosport team promotes the race, hopes the venue remains a fixture on the circuit. By Genaro C. Armas. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 5 p.m.


— WEST ALLIS, Wis. — CAR--IndyCar-Milwaukee-Qualifying. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 9 p.m.


— LEXINGTON, Ohio — CAR--NASCAR-Nationwide. By Rusty Miller. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7 p.m.

— BROOKLYN, Mich. — CAR--NASCAR-Trucks. By Noah Trister. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m.



PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Brittany Lincicome takes a three-shot lead into the third round of the LPGA Championship as Americans chase their fourth straight major title. By John Kekis. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7 p.m.


GREENSBORO, N.C. — Heath Slocum and Scott Langley share the lead heading into the third round of the Wyndham Championship. Slocum is seeking his first PGA Tour win since 2010 while Langley is a second-year pro looking for his first victory. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 700 words by 8 p.m.


— ENDICOTT, N.Y. — GLF--Champions Tour. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.

— JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — GLF--US Amateur. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.



BEREA, Ohio — Johnny Manziel understands his limitations as a rookie quarterback. As he prepares for Monday night's exhibition in Washington, a game that could decide whether he or Brian Hoyer starts the regular-season opener at Pittsburgh on Sept. 7, Manziel says he's still got a lot to learn. By Tom Withers. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.