BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
AUG 23, 2014 12:09p ET
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. EDT:
- CLEVELAND - Kevin Love and LeBron James will be back together again as the Minnesota-Cleveland traded is expected to be officially announced. Once Olympic teammates, the pair of All-Stars will now try to win an NBA championship in title-starved Cleveland after Minnesota traded Love to the Cavaliers as part of a three-team blockbuster.
- PARAMUS, N.J. - Adam Scott and Cameron Tringale were tied for the lead going into the third round at The Barclays. Rory McIlroy was five shots behind in his bid for a fourth straight victory.
-BRISTOL, Tenn. - Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman and a handful of other drivers go into the Bristol Night race looking to cement their spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field.
-SONOMA, Calif. - Will Power is closing in on his first IndyCar series title heading to Sonoma Raceway, where the Australian has utterly dominated the last four years. Team Penske president Tim Cindric just hopes he'll be celebrating a long-overdue championship for Power or teammate Helio Castroneves, his closest competitor.
- INDIANAPOLIS - Drew Brees is back, leading the Saints prolific offense -- and just in time for the most significant week of the preseason. Reggie Wayne hopes to be back with the Colts, who are still looking for their first win. Instead, he'll be a game-time decision when the two high-scoring teams meet.
- MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Quarterbacks Ryan Tannehill and Tony Romo are expected to get several possessions each to hone their games, when the Miami Dolphins host the Dallas Cowboys in a preseason contest.
- CLEVELAND - Quarterback Brian Hoyer starts for the first time since being picked over rookie Johnny Manziel as Cleveland's opening-week starter as the Browns, playing in their renovated lakefront stadium, host the St. Louis Rams.
- PITTSBURGH - Defending champion Simone Biles takes a commanding lead into the final day of the U.S. women's gymnastics championships. Biles leads Maggie Nichols by 3.15 points. - NEW YORK - For 33-year-old Roger Federer, this U.S. Open could be his last, best chance to win an 18th major title.
- WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Seventh-seeded Lukas Rosol faces Jerzy Janowicz in the Winston-Salem Open final.
-NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova faces good friend Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in the finals of the Connecticut Open, the final WTA tune-up before next week's U.S. Open.