Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Thursday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
– SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – Dustin Johnson tries to keep the lead in the second round of the PGA Championship. Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth were five back after the first round at Whistling Straits.
– SAN FRANCISCO – Legally cleared, Barry Bonds says without doubt he considers himself a Hall of Famer. He speaks with the AP in his first interview since the government said it will no longer pursue the case.
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– TORONTO – The AL East-leading Blue Jays go for their team-record 12th straight victory when David Price (11-4) starts in the series opener against the second-place New York Yankees. Game starts 7:05 p.m.
– DETROIT – How fast does Calvin Johnson run on a pass pattern? How much ground does Richard Sherman have to cover in an average game? Such stats are part of the NFL’s new ”Next Gen Stats” venture.
– ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Rex Ryan and his new-look Buffalo Bills make their preseason debut, hosting Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Game starts 7 p.m.