BC-Sports Showcase Digest,ADVISORY

A look ahead to top enterprise and feature stories planned globally by AP Sports. New digests will go out each Thursday and Monday and will be repeated on other weekdays. Please note that story plans may change depending on news and other issues.

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MONDAY, April 16

BBC–THE NEXT BOONE

PRINCETON, N.J. – Jake Boone heads from his last class of the afternoon to Princeton’s baseball field, where as a freshman on the Tigers he is trying to put himself in position to make his the first four-generation major league family. His great-grandfather, Ray, was a two-time All-Star infielder from 1948-60. His grandfather, Bob, was a four-time All-Star catcher from 1972-90, then managed Kansas City from 1995-97 and Cincinnati from 2001-03. His father Bret, was a three-time All-Star second baseman in a big league career from 1992-05. And uncle Aaron is managing the New York Yankees. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 800 words, photos.

TUESDAY, April 17

CONQUERING EVEREST AGAIN

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Lhakpa Sherpa spends most of the year raising two daughters and washing dishes at a supermarket in Connecticut. But once a year she heads back to her native Nepal to try and break her own record for successful summits of Mount Everest by a woman. The 44-year-old is back in the Himalayas this month for a ninth climb. She says she doesn’t need to be famous and is just happy that she can continue climbing. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 3 a.m. Tuesday.

FRIDAY, April 20

FBN–BORLAND BROTHERS-TILLMAN RUN

Chris Borland knows all about the challenges of early retirement, having stepped away from a promising football career after one year because of concerns over head injuries. Borland spends his time now helping other football players and military veterans make that adjustment through his work with the After the Impact Fund. Borland is raising interest for that cause by participating in the Pat Tillman Run with two of his brothers who serve in the Army. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos by 3 a.m. Friday.

THURSDAY, April 26

BBC–MARTIN’S CHASE

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State’s Mike Martin, who has seen college baseball rise from regional to national prominence along with the evolution from wooden to metal bats, is closing in on the most wins in Division I history. Martin though is not looking at the record as an individual accomplishment but as one for the school, which has won 40 games or more for 40 straight seasons. He is also trying to not let it be a distraction for his team, which continues to chase an elusive national championship and trying to get back to the College World Series. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos and video by 3 a.m. Thursday, April 26.

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