BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
– AUSTIN, Texas – Unsettled at quarterback and stung by off-field troubles in training camp, No. 10 Notre Dame opens the season at Texas, where coach Charlie Strong is facing a pivotal third year. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Starts 7:30 p.m.
– NEW YORK – Novak Djokovic has played a total of 31 minutes through the second and third rounds because of injuries to opponents heading into Sunday night's match against Kyle Edmund, while Rafael Nadal is also in action. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 8 p.m.; updated with night schedule. With The Latest.
– FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys have to decide whether Tony Romo will miss the first seven games on injured reserve with a broken bone in his back or stay on the active roster and be available sooner. Either way, they have to find a spot for new backup Mark Sanchez. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 6 p.m.
– DARLINGTON, S.C. – Kevin Harvick, who won two weeks ago at Bristol, starts up front in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Southern 500. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 6 p.m.
– WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Scott Dixon starts from the pole at Watkins Glen International as IndyCar makes its return to the historic upstate New York track. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Starts 2:37 p.m.
– NORTON, Mass. – Kevin Chappell takes a one-shot lead into the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship with another chance at his first PGA Tour victory. UPCOMONG: 700 words, photos by 7 p.m.
– TAMPA, Fla. – J.A. Happ (17-4) will try to become the second left-hander to win 18 games for the Blue Jays when he pitches against Rays. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Starts 1:10 p.m.
– CHICAGO – The Cubs and Giants wrap up a four-game series, with John Lackey coming off the disabled list to start for Chicago against Johnny Cueto. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Starts 2:20 p.m.
– The mighty SEC took a rare big hit over the weekend, with No. 5 LSU, Auburn, Mississippi State, Kentucky and Missouri all losing, and No. 9 Tennessee, Arkansas and Florida struggling to beat huge underdogs. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 3 p.m.
– No. 11 Mississippi has one of the nation's best quarterbacks in Chad Kelly. No. 4 Florida State's Dalvin Cook is among the best running backs. Both teams will try to play to their strengths on Monday in Orlando. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos.
– ARLINGTON, Texas – Nick Saban started wondering early in top-ranked Alabama's season opener if it was a good plan to use two freshmen quarterbacks. As for what's next after a big win over No. 20 USC, the coach isn't saying. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.
– MONZA, Italy – Nico Rosberg wins Italian GP after Lewis Hamilton's poor start. SENT: 700 words, photos.
– CAMBRIDGE, Ontario – Ariya Jutanugarn was two strokes back in the LPGA Manulife Classic in her bid to win three straight events for the second time this season. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 8 p.m.