BC-AP Sports Digest

Published: June 10, 2014

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

TOP STORIES

BKN–NBA FINALS

MIAMI — The NBA Finals return to Miami for the fourth straight year, with the Heat trying to extend an 11-game home winning streak in the post-season. They face the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of a series that’s 1-1. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 9 p.m. Halftime lead.

– With:

– NBA Finals-Format. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 600 words, photos. Early story.

– Sidebar on losing team.

SOC–WCUP-ROUGH LANDING

SAO PAULO — Fans arriving in Brazil will confront airport scaffolding, terminal flooding and two-hour taxi lines. The World Cup opens Thursday and airports are bracing for the crush of international travellers. Authorities insist they’re ready, but passengers might find a rough landing. By Adriana Gomez Licon and Jenny Barchfield. SENT: 850 words, photos.

– With:

– SOC–WCup-Brazil-Subway Strike. By Adriana Gomez Licon. SENT: 550 words, photos, video.

GLF–US OPEN

PINEHURST, N.C. — Phil Mickelson regards Pinehurst No. 2 as the greatest test for a U.S. Open, a course that makes demands on every shot and one in which a golfer cannot lose focus on any hole. With the kind of year he has had — on and off the course — that could be quite a challenge. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 5 p.m.

– With:

– NEW YORK — Illegal Profits-Insider Trading-Q&A. By Markets Writer Ken Sweet. SENT: 950 words, photos.

STANLEY CUP

HKN–STANLEY CUP

NEW YORK — After a 3-0 victory over the Rangers, the Los Angeles Kings can win their second title in three years with a sweep Wednesday night. History is not on New York’s side. Only one team in the Stanley Cup finals — Toronto in 1942 — has gone on to win after losing the first three games. By Ira Podell. UPCOMING: 800 words by 6 p.m.

NEW/DEVELOPING

BKN–KNICKS-FISHER

Derek Fisher is hired as the New York Knicks’ coach, with Phil Jackson turning to one of his most trustworthy former players. The Oklahoma City point guard is days removed from his 18th season. He succeeds Mike Woodson, whom Jackson fired in his first major move as team president. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 700 words, photos. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 5 p.m.

BBO–OBIT-WELCH

OAKLAND, Calif. — Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner of the Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a season, dies at 57. The team does not give a cause. He was part of the Oakland teams that won three straight AL championships from 1988-90. By Antonio Gonzalez. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

BKN–STERLING LAWSUIT-5 THINGS

As he threatened, Donald Sterling is not going to give up the Los Angeles Clippers without a fight. Here are five ways the dispute could go now that Sterling’s lawsuit against his fellow NBA owners is back on. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

– With:

– LOS ANGELES — BKN–Clippers-Sterling. Shelly Sterling heads to probate court to confirm her authority to sell team. By Tami Abdollah. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m.

OLY–US-2024 BID

With signs pointing toward a bid for the 2024 Olympics, U.S. Olympic Committee leaders meet with plans to pare their list of possible candidate cities to two or three. Among those in the mix: Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington. By National Writer Eddie Pells. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.

U.S. OPEN

GLF–US OPEN-ROSE RETURNS

PINEHURST, N.C. — Now that he’s got that pesky major out of the way, Justin Rose is enjoying the quest for his next big title. The Englishman is not as optimistic about his country’s chances at the World Cup. By National Writer Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

GLF–ON THE FRINGE-061014

PINEHURST, N.C. — In his first week of summer vacation as an elementary school teacher, Michael Greller offered to caddie for free at the U.S. Amateur Public Links for a kid from Kentucky. That small gesture eventually led him to Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and the U.S. Open. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 7 p.m.

– With:

– GLF–US Open-Watson. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.

– GLF–US Open-Notebook. By Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

WORLD CUP

SOC–WCUP-OPENING GAME

SAO PAULO — The day is finally arriving for Brazil. Seven years after the nation was picked as World Cup host, the tournament begins Thursday, with the national team under immense pressure as it goes for a sixth title. By Tales Azzoni. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

SOC–WCUP-US

SAO PAULO — For the U.S. soccer team, playing in heat and humidity after long plane trips is part of the routine. The Americans are used to it from Major League Soccer and World Cup qualifiers. By Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.

– With:

– MIAMI — SOC–WCup-Bring on the US. By Steven Wine. SENT: 6500 words, photos.

– Also:

– SAO PAULO — SOC–WCup-UEFA-Blatter. By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 350 words, photos.

– BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — SOC–WCup-Messi-Vomiting. By Karl Ritter. SENT: 650 words, photos.

– RIO DE JANEIRO — SOC–WCup-Fields Everywhere-Photo Essay. By Felipe Dana. SENT: 300 words, photos.

– NEW YORK — TEC–World Cup-Facebook-Twitter. By Technology Writer. Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 900 words, photos.

– EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — SOC–Portugal-Ireland. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Game starts 7:45 p.m.

NFL

FBN–BROWNS-MANZIEL

BEREA, Ohio — Johnny Manziel promised he’d keep living life to the fullest in the NFL, but another weekend of partying — he was also drafted by the Padres — may force the Browns to tell their rookie quarterback to chill. By Tom Withers. SENT: 450 words, photos.

FBN–FALCONS-JONES’ RECOVERY

ATLANTA — If the Falcons are to return to the playoffs, much depends on Julio Jones’ comeback from a broken foot. Atlanta has withheld the wide receiver from team activities so far. A 2012 Pro Bowl player, Jones talks to the AP about his recovery. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m.

FBN–LIONS-JOHNSON’S HEALTH

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Calvin Johnson is not only one of the Detroit Lions’ greatest players, but one of the most durable. Now the star receiver is back at minicamp after a year in which all those bumps and bruises seemed to catch up to him by the end of the season. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

– Also:

– ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — FBN–Broncos Minicamp. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

– ST. LOUIS — FBN–Rams-Robinson. By R.B. Fallstrom. 600 words, photos by 7 p.m.

– CINCINNATI — FBN–Bengals-Quicker Offence. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

– HOUSTON — FBN–Texans-Quessenberry. SENT: 120 words.

FEATURES

BBC–CWS-PARITY PARTY

OMAHA, Neb. — The field for the College World Series reflects the reality of college baseball nowadays. Only two of the eight national seeds are still alive, and Texas is the only school coming to Omaha with significant CWS history. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 3 p.m.

FBC–COACHING SAFELY

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In 1972, during Jack Crowe’s first season coaching high school football, a player died from a hit. In 1983, Auburn fullback Greg Pratt collapsed and died after a preseason workout. Those deaths left a mark on Crowe, who’s now working on preventing youth sports injuries. By John Zenor. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

TENNIS

– LONDON — TEN–Queen’s. Jarkko Nieminen reaches second round at Queen’s Club. SENT: 250 words.

– BIRGMINGHAM, England — TEN–Aegon Classic. Top-seeded Ana Ivanovic wins second-round match at Aegon Classic. SENT: 300 words, photos.

– HALLE, Germany — TEN–Gerry Weber Open. Richard Gasquet, Mikhail Youzhny lose in first round of Gerry Weber Open. SENT: 130 words.

– LONDON — TEN–Kumantsov-Banned. Andrey Kumantsov, low-ranked Russian tennis player who has not played this year, gets life ban for betting, match-fixing. SENT: 120 words.

– NEW HAVEN, Conn. — TEN–Connecticut Open. Connecticut Open replaces New Haven on WTA Tour with new sponsor. SENT: 130 words.

OTHER NEWS

– SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — SWM–Olympian Injured. Olympic star swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen sits up in hospital for first time since all-terrain vehicle accident. SENT: 120 words.

– ATH–NCAA Track Championships. NCAA track and field championships start Wednesday in Eugene, Ore., with Florida and Texas A&M the defending men’s co-champions and Kansas the women’s champ. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.

– RICHMOND, Va. — CAR–Obit-Donlavey. Hall of Fame NASCAR car owner Junie Donlavey dies at 90. SENT: 130 words.

– NEW YORK — NBA Players Association-Fraud Charges. Finance adviser gets 18 months in prison for $3 million fraud against NBA players’ union. By Tom Hays. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.

– SAN DIEGO — SAI–America’s Cup. America’s Cup venue down to three; San Francisco appears out. By Bernie Wilson. SENT: 750 words.

– LONDON — SAI–Ainslie-America’s Cup. Olympic champ Ben Ainslie of Britain launches team for next America’s Cup in 2017. By Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 650 words, photos.

– LA TEIL, France — CYC–Criterium du Dauphine. Niklas Arndt wins third stage of Criterium du Dauphine in searing heat; Chris Froome keeps overall lead. SENT: 250 words.

– LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Muhammad Ali-Concert. Bruno Mars benefit concert to commemorate Muhammad Ali’s “Rumble in the Jungle” 40 years ago. by Bruce Schreiner. SENT: 550 words.

CAPSULES

– BBO–Baseball Capsules.

– BKL–WNBA Capsules.

Tuesday’s Time Schedule (EDT)

NBA Finals

San Antonio at Miami, 9 p.m.

Baseball

Houston at Arizona, 3:40 p.m.

Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.

San Diego at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.

Minnesota at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.

St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.

Milwaukee at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.

Miami at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

Cleveland at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.

Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.

Atlanta at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.

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

N.Y. Yankees at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

Washington at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

WNBA

New York at Tulsa, 12:30 p.m.

Phoenix at Washington, 7 p.m.

Seattle at Chicago, 8 p.m.

15:45ET 10-06-14

[+]

Tags: ,



Readers Comments (0)

Comments are closed.

Featured

asdlkfjdal

‘I don’t get turned down by girls:’ Calgary man jailed after stalking university classmate

DARYL SLADE CALGARY HERALD A man who became infatuated with a woman in his university class last year then repeatedly stalked her has been jailed….
Continue Reading »

U.S. Republican lawmaker Curt Clawson. Submitted photo/Twitter.

Republican lawmaker apologizes for mistaking U.S. officials as Indian at congressional hearing

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A freshman Republican lawmaker has apologized for mistaking two senior U.S. government officials as Indian when they testified at a…
Continue Reading »

File photo: A Sierra Leone kabaddi player (R) is tackled by his British opponent during the 4th World Cup Kabaddi Punjab 2013 tournament at a stadium in Chohla Sahib (Tarn Taran), about 55 kms from Amritsar on December 2, 2013. NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images

India’s Pro Kabaddi League signs Canadian TV deal

PATRICK JOHNSTON VANCOUVER DESI Canada’s largest South Asian broadcaster, Asian Television Network (ATN), has signed on with India’s Pro-Kabaddi League. The eight-team league launched on…
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

asdlkfjdal

‘I don’t get turned down by girls:’ Calgary man jailed after stalking university classmate

DARYL SLADE CALGARY HERALD A man who became infatuated with a woman in his university class last year then repeatedly stalked her has been jailed….
Continue Reading »

File photo: A Sierra Leone kabaddi player (R) is tackled by his British opponent during the 4th World Cup Kabaddi Punjab 2013 tournament at a stadium in Chohla Sahib (Tarn Taran), about 55 kms from Amritsar on December 2, 2013. NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images

India’s Pro Kabaddi League signs Canadian TV deal

PATRICK JOHNSTON VANCOUVER DESI Canada’s largest South Asian broadcaster, Asian Television Network (ATN), has signed on with India’s Pro-Kabaddi League. The eight-team league launched on…
Continue Reading »

Today in History – Aug. 7

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for Aug. 7: On this date: In AD 117, Roman emperor Marcus Trajan died at age 65. His…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

india flag2

Sporting fans disappointed as Indian flag depicted upside down in Commonwealth Games promotional video

VANCOUVER DESI India is already making headlines as the Commonwealth Games officially kick off in Glasgow – but not for sporting-related reasons. In an official…
Continue Reading »

INDIA_RAPE_PROTEST_217126232

Angry villagers mob alleged suspects after another girl found hanging from tree in India

KOUSHIK DUTTA HINDUSTAN TIMES A 7-year-old girl was found raped, murdered and hanging from a tree in West Bengal on Thursday, resurfacing horrific memories from…
Continue Reading »

525020624_213567324

Indian baby whose head swelled to three times its size smiling and laughing a year later (w/ photos)

VANCOUVER DESI A three-year-old girl in New Delhi who was given little chance of survival after her head swelled to three times its normal size…
Continue Reading »

An Indian private tutor was caught on CCTV camera brutally beating a child. YouTube screenshot

Private tutor who mercilessly beat child finally arrested in Kolkata

IANS Kolkata  – Private tutor Pooja Singh, who was caught on video brutally thrashing a three-and-a-half-year-old child in Kolkata, was finally arrested Friday, police said….
Continue Reading »

child abuse

Indian kidnappers agree to handover boy to parents on condition of swapping him for his sister

CEN AGENCY In a bizarre demand, parents of an Indian boy who has been kidnapped, were told that they could have youngster back if they…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

Indian Bollywood Hindi film director Mahesh Bhatt reads during the launch of the book 'Aaliya' in Mumbai on December 5, 2013. STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Miffed over fake Facebook account, Mahesh Bhatt heads to police

IANS Mumbai — Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has warned his fans against a fake Facebook account created under his name and says that he will approach…
Continue Reading »

1KUMAR

Akshay Kumar performance to kick off kabaddi league in London

IANS New Delhi  – Bollywood action star Akshay Kumar will perform on the inaugural day of the Wave World Kabaddi League (WWKL), starting Aug 9…
Continue Reading »

Indian Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez (L) and Salman Khan pose for a photograph during a promotional event for the forthcoming Hindi film Kick, produced and directed by Sajid Nadiadwala, in Mumbai on late June 15, 2014. STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Salman Khan’s Eid luck works in favour of Kick release

IANS Mumbai — If you go by the box office collection of Salman Khan’s Kick, you’d agree that the superstar – whose Eid releases like…
Continue Reading »