BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
JUN 19, 2014 12:24p ET
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Thursday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. EDT:
- OAKLAND, Calif. - NCAA President Mark Emmert defends his organization's role during testimony at a landmark antitrust case that could reshape college sports.
- SAO PAULO - With both teams having lost World Cup openers, Luis Suarez's Uruguay plays Wayne Rooney's England. Game starts 3 p.m. Also: Colombia-Ivory Coast (noon); Japan-Greece (6 p.m.)
- SAO PAULO - Jurgen Klinsmann was 19 and playing in Germany's second division when he first came to the U.S. He was greeted by the embrace of Florida sunshine. So began the Americanization of the U.S. coach.
- PINEHURST, N.C. - The U.S. Women's Open, featuring 11-year-old Luc Li, begins on a shortened Pinehurst No. 2 course where Martin Kaymer won the U.S. Open four days earlier.
- LOS ANGELES - Shelly Sterling asks for a hearing on allegations that Donald Sterling and his lawyers threatened her legal team and the doctors who assert the Clippers' co-owner is mentally incapacitated.
- LOS ANGELES - These no-hitters are becoming old hat for the Dodgers. Clayton Kershaw throws one - and strikes out 15 along the way - less than a month after Josh Beckett tossed the first of the season.
- DETROIT - Winners of 10 straight, the first-place Royals go for a four-game sweep of the struggling Tigers. Kansas City has not won this many consecutive games since 1994. Game starts 1 p.m.
- OMAHA, Neb. - Mississippi and TCU play an elimination game at the College World Series, with the winner moving to the bracket final against Virginia on Friday. Game starts 8 p.m.
- CROMWELL, Conn. - Top-ranked amateur Patrick Rogers makes his PGA Tour debut at the Travelers Championship. The tournament features four of the world's top eight players.
- The leaders of big-time college sports agree that transfer rules need to better accommodate players. The top college football conferences want to set their own rules. That worries the rest of Division I.
- Sage Karam made a splash when he finished ninth in his IndyCar Series debut at the Indianapolis 500. Now the 19-year-old is waiting for more races and a chance to prove his rookie run was no fluke.