BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Thursday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by 3 p.m. All times EDT:
– NEW YORK – Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for using deflated footballs is erased. A federal judge says Commissioner Roger Goodell dispensed ”his own brand of industrial justice” in punishing the quarterback.
– NEW YORK – Past champions Andy Murray and Roger Federer highlight second-round play at the U.S. Open. Murray plays France’s Adrian Mannarino, and Federer faces Belgium’s Steve Darcis at night.
– NEW YORK – American Pharoah will run again before retirement. The Triple Crown winner’s owner says the horse deserves another chance after his Travers loss. Up next, the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Oct. 31.
– SALT LAKE CITY – Hailed as a savior, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh finally puts his team on the field for a game. The Wolverines, looking to return to the sport’s elite, open at Utah. Game starts 8:30 p.m.
– Three college football games featuring Top 25 teams: No. 16 Georgia Tech-Alcorn State (7:30 p.m.); No. 2 TCU-Minnesota (9 p.m.); No. 22 Arizona-Texas-San Antonio (10 p.m.).
– The NFL completes its exhibition schedule with 16 games. The season opens Sept. 10, with Pittsburgh at New England.
– BERLIN – German soccer clubs find common cause by assisting the wave of refugees fleeing war and poverty. More than 2,000 migrants arrived by train in Munich on Tuesday.
– NORTON, Mass. – Rory McIlroy is No. 1, but Jordan Spieth believes Jason Day is playing better than everyone. The first showdown is this week at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
– DARLINGTON, S.C. – NASCAR is back at Darlington Raceway and perhaps, with two races left until the Chase, in as important a position it has held during its long racing history.
– LONDON – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti takes his city’s bid for the 2024 Games to IOC headquarters in Switzerland, saying it’s time ”to bring the Olympics back home” to the United States.
– MADRID – Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome pulls out of the Spanish Vuelta because of a broken right foot. Froome hit a barrier shortly after the start of Wednesday’s 11th stage.
– ZURICH – World-record holder David Rudisha runs the 800 meters at the Weltklasse Zurich meet. He is one of 20 newly crowned individual world champions competing.