BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Thursday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:

– French Open champion and 2015 Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza loses in the second round at the All England Club to a Slovakian qualifier ranked 124th.

– MARSEILLE, France – Portugal, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, faces Poland and star striker Robert Lewandowski in the first quarterfinal of Euro 2016. Game starts 3 p.m.

– OMAHA, Neb. – Coastal Carolina and Arizona play for the national title in the College World Series finals, a day after a rain postponement of the decisive third game. Game starts 1:08 p.m.

– Kevin Durant, Hassan Whiteside and more are ready to decide their NBA futures, with free agency beginning Friday and teams having more cap room than ever.

– Even with Steven Stamkos staying with Tampa Bay, the NHL free-agent market offers plenty of big-time players starting Friday: Milan Lucic, Loui Eriksson, Kyle Okposo, Brian Campbell and Dan Hamhuis.

– TORONTO – The Cleveland Indians, leading the AL Central, can tie a franchise record with their 13th straight victory by beating the Toronto Blue Jays. Game starts 7:07 p.m.

– OAKLAND, Calif. – Madison Bumgarner will not only be on the mound but batting as designated hitter when the first-place Giants play an interleague game against the Oakland Athletics. Game starts 10:05 p.m.

– SEATTLE – The AL East-leading Orioles go for their eight straight win when they play the Mariners. Chris Tillman (10-1) starts for Baltimore. Game starts 10:10 p.m.

– LONDON – Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki wins her appeal for a spot in the Rio Olympics tennis tournament. The status of 14-time major champion Rafael Nadal is still up in the air.

– OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Olympic swimming trials have gone to the dogs – and the athletes love it. Therapy dogs are being provided for the first time in the athlete lounge.

– EUGENE, Ore. – Possible new slogan for the U.S. Olympic track team: Higher, Faster, Younger. A youth movement could be underway on the track over the next two weeks.

– AKRON, Ohio – Dustin Johnson, in his first start since winning the U.S. Open at Oakmont, leads the top three players in the world for the start of the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone.

– PORTLAND, Ore. – Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson begins her title defense at the Portland Classic. Karrie Webb needs a strong performance to grab an Olympic spot for Australia.

– DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Denny Hamlin is trying to become the sixth driver to sweep both races at Daytona International Speedway in the same year.

– SAINT-LO, France – Featuring two individual time trials and a lot of mountains, the Tour de France route suits defending champion Chris Froome very well. Cycling's premier race begins Saturday.