BC-AP Sports Digest

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 11, 2014 at 1:59 am •  Published: February 11, 2014
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A separate Olympic digest has moved.

TOP STORY

FBC--Missouri-Gay Player-Welts

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts is one of the few people who knows what NFL draft prospect Michael Sam might be going through after announcing he is gay this week. By Antonio Gonzalez. 450 words.

Also sent previously:

— UNDATED — FBN--Michael Sam-NFL Challenges. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. 800 words.

— COLUMBIA, Mo. — FBC--Missouri-Gay Player. By R.B. Fallstrom 700 words.

— WASHINGTON — US--Missouri Gay Player-White House. By Jim Kuhnhenn. 350 words.

OLYMPICS:

OLY--Armchair Olympics

Highlights of NBC's coverage of the Sochi Olympics: profiles on Canadian moguls gold medalist Alex Bilodeau and American skier Julia Mancuso; quick cutaway from Dutch medal sweep in speedskating. ... And Bob Costas won't be getting rid of his glasses anytime soon. By Television Writer David Bauder. SENT: 650 words, photos.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

BKN--Sorry Sixers

OAKLAND, Calif. — Nobody expected much from the Philadelphia 76ers this season. Most figured Philadelphia would finish near the bottom of the NBA standings, more likely to compete for a top pick in the draft lottery than a playoff spot, even in the underachieving Eastern Conference. Suddenly, stunningly, the Sixers are somehow playing even worse than that. After losing by a combined 88 points on consecutive nights in California, Philadelphia's rebuilding project is look further behind than ever. By Antonio Gonzalez. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

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