BC-AP Sport Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Wednesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
– NEW YORK – U.S. swimmer James Feigen apologized for the ''serious distraction'' he and three teammates caused at a gas station during the Rio Olympics, saying he omitted facts in his statement to police. SENT: 250 words, photos.
– The Southern California teams of the mid-2000s were part of one of the finest college football dynasties ever seen. Arguably the sport's coolest as well. In the 80-year history of The Associated Press college football poll, no team has had a longer uninterrupted run at No. 1 than coach Pete Carroll's Trojans. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 2 p.m.
– FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – So much more is at stake than $69 million in prize and bonus money during the FedEx Cup. The Barclays is the first postseason event, the start of deciding Ryder Cup teams and who gets voted player of the year. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.
– NEW YORK – Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal say they plan to play doubles together when the Laver Cup debuts next year. With a combined 31 major titles, Federer and Nadal have committed to the inaugural event, which is an attempt to create a tennis version of golf's Ryder Cup. SENT: 130 words.
– Madison Keys is ranked in the top 10 in the world, a Grand Slam semifinalist who just played for an Olympic bronze medal and has earned career prize money of well over $4 million. At 21, she feels both young and wise. SENT: 740 words, photos.
– FRISCO, Texas – Cowboys rookie QB Dak Prescott shrugs off skeptics who suggest his impressive start is in meaningless preseason games against basic defenses. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.
– FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Patriots coach Bill Belichick has repeated throughout training camp that the priority at quarterback has been getting Jimmy Garoppolo ready for the regular-season. Friday's third preseason game at Carolina is as close to a dry run as the third-year quarterback will get. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.
– SEATTLE – Former Japanese league teammates Masahiro Tanaka and Hisashi Iwakuma face off when the Yankees visit the Mariners. They've already pitched against each other once this season, when Tanaka's Yankees got a 4-3 victory in New York in April. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 3:40 p.m.
– TAMPA, Fla. – Red Sox righty Rick Porcello (17-3, 3.22) can become the majors' first 18-game winner when Boston plays at Tampa Bay. Porcello already has a career high for victories and is tied with Toronto's J.A. Happ for the majors' lead. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 7:10 p.m.
– In this era of up-tempo offenses, quarterbacks have more and more responsibilities, which puts them at risk of sustaining the type of injury that can alter a team's season in a matter of moments. Ohio State's 2014 national title and the rash of early-season quarterback injuries across the nation last year emphasize the necessity of having an effective backup plan. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 7 p.m.
– FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State already has a national reputation with five straight Football Championship Subdivision titles and regular appearances on ESPN's popular pregame show. So why do they need to schedule top-tier programs like Oregon, Iowa and Colorado? There's more than the payday involved. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.