BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
– PARIS – Chris Froome is set to win his second Tour de France in three years, with the British cyclist making a largely ceremonial ride into Paris along the Champs-Elysees on a rainy day.
– COOPERSTOWN, N. Y. – Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio are inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame. Ceremony starts 1:30 p.m.
– NEW YORK – Zack Greinke tries to extend his shutout streak of 43 2-3 innings. The Dodger star faces the Mets and is pitching three days after the birth of his first child. Game starts 1:10 p.m.
– INDIANAPOLIS – Jeff Gordon races in his final Brickyard 400, with drivers at Indianapolis Motor Speedway having to deal with heat, a new rules package and possible rain. Race starts about 3:40 p.m.
– ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s message is simple. FIFA may be in chaos, but Russia is getting on with the job of preparing for the 2018 World Cup.
– PHILADELPHIA – Mexico, coming off an uninspiring semifinal, goes for its seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup title when it plays a Jamaican team that upset the U.S. Game starts 7:30 p.m.
– The two contenders for the 2022 Winter Olympics – Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan – are a study in contrasts. A winner will be chosen Friday in Malaysia.
– TORONTO – The head of the Canadian Olympic Committee says he would back a bid by Toronto to host the 2024 Olympics, potentially joining a field that already includes five cities.
– OAKVILLE, Ontario – David Hearn leads entering the last round of the Canadian Open. He is trying to become the first Canadian to win this tournament in 61 years. Jason Day and Bubba Watson are two shots back.
– BUDAPEST, Hungary – Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel wins the Hungarian Grand Prix for the first time while Nico Rosberg squanders his chances of catching Lewis Hamilton in the title race.
– MANKATO, Minn. – The Vikings begin their 50th straight training camp at Minnesota State University. It’s two weeks of the dorm life, an NFL ritual slowly fading as more teams hold camp at home.
– KAZAN, Russia – Americans Bill May and Christina Jones try to unseat the first-place Russians in the final of mixed duet synchronized swimming, making its debut at the world swimming championships.