BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Tuesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
– MOSCOW – At least 85 athletes from the 387-member Russian Olympic team have so far been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country's doping scandal. Seven are ruled out Tuesday.
– MOSCOW – The Belarus Olympic team calls the athletes' village in Rio de Janeiro unsanitary, a day after Australia would not allow its athletes to check in because of health concerns.
– PHOENIX – With each new mass shooting, Olympic shooters often find themselves under scrutiny, sometimes even facing death threats.
– For the first time since 1980, male Olympic boxers will fight without headgear. Many fighters like the professional look, but some coaches think safety has been compromised.
– SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth await the PGA Championship this week, their final chance this year to win a major.
– SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – Phil Mickelson has reason to feel good about the PGA. He won the last time it was at Baltusrol, and he is two weeks removed from the second-best score in British Open history.
– CHICAGO – One day after landing star closer Aroldis Chapman, the Cubs play a White Sox team that is at home and going for a fourth straight victory. Game starts 7:10 p.m.
– BALTIMORE – Chris Tillman (14-2) tries to become the first 15-game winner in the majors when the first-place Baltimore Orioles face the Colorado Rockies. Game starts 7:05 p.m.
– IRVINE, Calif. – No. 1 pick Jared Goff and his fellow Los Angeles Rams rookies arrive two days ahead of the veterans for the first workouts of training camp in the franchise's homecoming season.
– INDIANAPOLIS – Andrew Luck has a new contract and new perspective. After the worst season of his pro career, Luck is out to prove it was nothing more than an aberration – and so are the Colts.
– FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Falcons release star return specialist Devin Hester before the opening of training camp. The three-time All-Pro set an NFL record with 20 career returns for touchdowns.