BC-AP Sports Digest

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 23, 2014 at 3:13 am •  Published: September 23, 2014


NEW YORK — When Derek Jeter plays his final game at Yankee Stadium, Bob Sheppard will exit along with the New York Yankees captain. Nicknamed "The Voice of God" for his stylish, elegant introductions, Sheppard was the ballpark's public address announcer from April 1951 until Sept. 7, 2007. Before Sheppard took ill, Jeter asked Sheppard to record his introduction, which has been used when the Yankees captain walked to the plate for home games. When Jeter likely plays his final home game Thursday night, the introduction will be its last in-game airing. By Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 277 words.


— NEW YORK — BBN--Mets-Alderson. By Mike Fitzpatrick. SENT: 395 words.



Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze is certainly pleased his team is undefeated and has its highest national ranking since 2009. He's also well aware the 10th-ranked Rebels haven't really accomplished anything yet. Mississippi (3-0) rolled through the first four weeks of the season unscathed and virtually untested. The Rebels just finished a bye week and host Memphis (2-1) on Saturday before a difficult October that includes games against Alabama, Texas A&M, Tennessee and LSU. By David Brandt. UPCOMING: 560 words.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan coach Brady Hoke and his players maintain that their major goal — the program's first Big Ten championship since 2004 — is still attainable. But after the Wolverines dropped two nonconference games by more than two touchdowns for the first time since the 1915 season, they're looking for answers before Big Ten play begins Saturday when Minnesota visits Ann Arbor. UPCOMING: 700 words.


— FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — FBC--Arkansas-SEC Streak. By Kurt Voigt. UPCOMING: 600 words.

— AMES, Iowa — FBC--Iowa St-Secondary. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words.

— CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — FBC--Virginia-Frye's Father. By Hank Kurz Jr. SENT: 673 words.

— LINCOLN, Neb. — FBC--Abdullah-Advice For Jameis. By Eric Olson. SENT: 420 words.



— GLENEAGLES, Scotland — GLF--Ryder Cup. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 775 words.

— NEW YORK — BKN--NBA-Domestic Violence. By Brian Mahoney. SENT: 532 words.

— VANCOUVER, British Columbia — HKW--Policing The Ice. SENT: 550 words.

— SOC--US Soccer-Solo. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 680 words.

— LAS VEGAS — Mike Tyson Aids Crash Victim. SENT: 241 words.

— AUSTIN, Texas — Livestrong Leadership. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 530 words.


Monday's Time Schedule


Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

Kansas City at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

Seattle at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 7:08 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.

Philadelphia at Miami, 7:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.

Houston at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.

Arizona at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.

L.A. Angels at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.

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

San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.


Carolina at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Nashville at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Detroit at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

San Jose (ss) at Vancouver (ss), 9 p.m.

Arizona at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

Vancouver (ss) vs. San Jose (ss) at Stockton, Calif., 10:30 p.m.