BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Aug 6, 2014 at 11:53a ET
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Wednesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. EDT:
-LOUISVILLE, Ky. - On the eve of the PGA Championship, the drama was whether Tiger Woods was going to show up.
-The NCAA board of directors will vote Thursday on a proposal that would give the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of the rest of Division I schools.
- ZURICH - An air ambulance employee who was arrested in connection with the suspected theft of former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher's medical records was found dead in his cell, prosecutors said.
-BERLIN - Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone's departure from a Munich court with a fleeting ''bye-bye'' after having bribery charges dropped in exchange for an enormous $100 million payment left a sour taste for many in Germany.
-IRVINE, Calif. - Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte renew their rivalry in the 100-meter freestyle, the first of four events in which they'll square off, while Missy Franklin swims the women's 100 free on opening night of the U.S. national championships
-INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - Mike Miller and James Jones helped LeBron James win two NBA titles in Miami. The two sharpshooters have followed him to Cleveland where they hope to aid the superstar in ending Cleveland's 50-year championship drought.
- DALLAS - The Big 12 Conference is emphasizing its unique standing in the new playoff era. With 10 teams playing a round-robin schedule, the Big 12 is the only of the five power conferences in which every team plays each other. It is the only league without a championship game. Will ''One True Champion'' be good enough for one of the new playoff semifinal game spots?
-PORTLAND, Ore. - Major League Soccer's stars, including Seatlle's Clint Dempsey and Toronto's Michael Bradley, play German power Bayern Munich in the annual All-Star game at Portland's Providence Park.
-CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tim Tebow has a new job as a commentator for the SEC Network, but is still looking for work in the NFL as a quarterback. So what will Tebow do if an NFL job comes along and does he think he'll get another shot?