MILWAUKEE — Newly acquired starter Roberto Hernandez (6-8) goes for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a matchup of NL divisional leaders with the Brewers. Kyle Lohse (11-6) pitches for Milwaukee. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 8:10 p.m.
BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Orioles face the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a three-game interleague series at Camden Yards between two clubs in the playoff chase. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m.
— SEATTLE — BBA--Mariners-Piniella. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 550 words by 7 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings officially move into their two-year temporary home, hosting the Oakland Raiders in the preseason opener. Vikings fans get their first look at rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and the Raiders give newcomer Matt Schaub his first live snaps. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m.
CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears host the Philadelphia Eagles in a preseason opener between teams that are looking for more from defenses that struggled last season. The Bears made major changes, signing Jared Allen, while the Eagles are looking more for improvement from within. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers make their preseason debut under coach Lovie Smith against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who'll get their first look at rookie quarterback Blake Bortles in a pro game. By Fred Goodall. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m.
DETROIT — It will be one of the most anticipated preseason games of 2014 in the NFL — Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel is ready to make his debut Saturday when the Browns take on the Detroit Lions. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 5 p.m.
— ST. LOUIS — FBN--Saints-Rams. By R.B. Fallstrom. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m.
— ATLANTA — FBN--Dolphins-Falcons. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.
— CHARLOTTE, N.C. — FBN--Bills-Panthers. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m.
— NASHVILLE, Tenn. — FBN--Packers-Titans. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 650 words, photos by 3 p.m.
— GLENDALE, Ariz. — FBN--Texans-Cardinals. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 650 words by 6 p.m.
— FBN--Steelers-Giants. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m.
— NEW YORK — FBN--Jets-QBs. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 700 words, photos.
— GLEN COVE, N.Y. — GLF--US Women's Amateur. UPCOMING: 300 words by 6 p.m.
— RIGA, N.Y. — Pole Vault-Suhr Injured. SENT: 130 words.
— LAUSANNE, Switzerland — SOC--CAS-Suarez-Appeal. By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 600 words.
— BBO--Baseball Capsules.
— FBN--NFL Exhibition Capsules.
— BKL--WNBA Capsules.
— GLF--Golf Capsules.
Friday's Time Schedule (EDT)
Tampa Bay at Chicago Cubs, 4:05 p.m.
Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.
St. Louis at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.
San Diego at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.
Detroit at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.
Miami at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.
Washington at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.
San Francisco at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.
Texas at Houston, 8:10 p.m.
Colorado at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.
Boston at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.
Minnesota at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.
Miami at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Oakland at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
New Orleans at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Washington at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Connecticut at New York, 7:30 p.m.
San Antonio at Tulsa, 8 p.m.
Atlanta at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.