BC-AP Sports Digest

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 30, 2014 at 2:01 am •  Published: September 30, 2014
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— FBN--49ERS-HARBAUGH. By Janie McCauley. SENT: 600 words, photos.

— FBN--FALCONS-ROAD WOES. By Charles Odum. SENT: 600 words, photos.

— FBN--CHARGERS WIN. By Bernie Wilson. SENT: 600 words.

— FBN--REVIVED DOLPHINS. By Steven Wine. SENT: 600 words, photos.

— FBN--RAVENS-HOT STREAK. By David Ginsburg. SENT: 600 words, photos.

— FBN--COWBOYS-STACKING WINS. By Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 600 words, photos.

COMMENTARY

GLF--ON GOLF: BLAME GAME:

GLENEAGLES, Scotland — Phil Mickelson delivered his most memorable shot after the Ryder Cup. Not with a club, but with his words. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 800 words, photos.

— With:

— GLF--RYDER CUP-EUROPE. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 650 words, photos.

CAR--NASCAR-IN THE PITS

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Tony Stewart took questions for more than a half hour about the death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. The three-time NASCAR champion then headed to the track for a test session with his team, trying to get on with his life after that fatal night in August. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. SENT: 750 words, photos.

— With:

— CAR--NASCAR-TONY STEWART. By Jenna Fryer. SENT: 650 words, photos, video.

FBN--ON FOOTBALL-SAVING COACHES RYAN

NEW YORK — The Ryan twins are best known for defensive acumen. After four weeks, their units are a mess, and the cures might not be available at all this season. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 700 words, photos.

SOC--EXTRA TIME

LONDON — When England's squad for next month's European Championship qualifiers is announced this week, questions over Wayne Rooney's temperament will again be raised. Rooney drew a red card while captaining Manchester United against West Ham on Saturday for a wild and needless tackle. By Rob Harris. SENT: 700 words, photos.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

FBC--T25-OKLAHOMA ST-GUNDY

STILLWATER, Okla. — Despite injuries to several key starters this season, No. 21 Oklahoma State has managed to simply plug in the next player on the depth chart and move on. The latest setback came when starting cornerback Ashton Lampkin went down with what appeared to be a right ankle injury early in a 45-35 win over Texas Tech last week. By John Tranchina. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

FBC--IOWA ST-RUNNING BACKS

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State has veterans on the offensive line, experienced running backs, and a quarterback who has been around. In other words, all the ingredients a team needs for a strong running game. Except it's not happening. The Cyclones are last in the Big 12 and 110th out of 125 teams nationally in rushing. They are averaging only 104 yards a game and 3.4 yards a carry. Quarterback Sam Richardson has the team's longest run (47 yards) and he is also the leading rusher, with more yards than all the running backs combined. By Chuck Schoffner. UPCOMING: 635 words, photos.

FBC--TEXAS-STRONG

AUSTIN, Texas — In his first season in the Big 12, Texas coach Charlie Strong seems to have accepted his role as underdog this week against No. 7 Baylor. Some of his players, however, don't want to hear it. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 465 words, photos. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 465 words, photos.

FBC--INCONSISTENT INDIANA

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — As quickly as a road win over a ranked Missouri team gave the Indiana faithful hope, a blowout loss at home to unranked Maryland left the realization that the Hoosiers still lack the consistency needed to compete every week in the Big Ten. By Garrett Winegar. UPCOMING: 570 words, photos.

Also:

— FBC--T25-SEC WEST SHOWCASE. By David Brandt and John Zenor. SENT: 700 words, photos.

— FBC--T25-FLORIDA ST-YOUNGSTERS. By Kareem Copeland. SENT: 550 words, photos.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

BKC--NIOWA-TUTTLE

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Wichita State has been so dominant in the Missouri Valley, it can be tough for players on other teams to get noticed. Northern Iowa star Seth Tuttle might be good enough to buck that trend. Tuttle is one of the nation's most overlooked big men as he heads into his final season with the Panthers, who hope to return to the NCAA tournament after a four-year absence. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

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ALSO:

US--SPORTS BETTING

NEWARK, N.J. — Four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed a court challenge to the state's latest attempt to offer legal sports gambling, calling the effort "astounding," ''specious" and a "blatant violation" of an earlier court order. The filing came three weeks after Republican Gov. Chris Christie issued a directive that would allow casinos and racetracks to offer sports wagering as long as it wasn't state-regulated, an attempt to avoid conflicting with a 1992 federal law. By David Porter. SENT: 500 words.

NBA

BKN--CLIPPERS-MEDIA DAY

LOS ANGELES — Coach Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers reunite on eve of training camp, where they will prepare to open the franchise's first season under new owner Steve Ballmer while further distancing themselves from the ousted Donald Sterling. By Beth Harris. SENT: 700 words, photos.

With:

— BKN--HAWKS CAMP. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 750 words, photos.

— BKN--BULLS MEDIA DAY. By Andrew Seligman. SENT: 700 words, photos.

— BKN--HORNETS-TAYLOR. By Steve Reed. SENT: 700 words, photos.

TELEVISION

ALL-WOMEN SPORTS TALK SHOW

NEW YORK — "We Need to Talk," an all-women sports talk show that is the first of its kind, premieres Tuesday amid NFL turmoil over the league's handling of domestic violence cases. The challenge is drawing viewers to CBS Sports Network, which is in fewer than half the country's homes with TVs. By Rachel Cohen. SENT: 500 words.

ASIAN GAMES

ASIAN GAMES-THE DOPING GAME

INCHEON, South Korea — Drug testing at the Asian Games has been more stringent than ever. So far, only two of the more than 9,500 athletes at this regional Olympic-style event have tested positive. No big names, no gold medals taken away, no world records stricken. But is that a good thing? By Eric Talmadge. SENT: 650 words.

TENNIS

— TEN--CHINA OPEN. Serena Williams, Marin Cilic advance at China Open. SENT: 300 words, photos.

— TEN--JAPAN OPEN — David Ferrer loses in first round of Japan Open. SENT: 200 words.

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Tuesday's Time Schedule

All Times EDT

BASEBALL

AL Wild Card

Oakland at Kansas City, 8:07 p.m.

NHL PRESEASON

N.Y. Islanders at Boston, 7 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Ottawa at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Carolina at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Colorado at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.