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:
– The AP announces its preseason All-America football team. The first AP All-America team was selected in 1925, a decade before the first Heisman Trophy. Noon release.
– For college football fans feeling good about their ranked teams, consider this: Over the last 10 years, nearly 40 percent of teams to start the season ranked in the AP poll finished unranked.
– The Pac-12 has been called the Conference of Quarterbacks. This year there’s USC’s Sam Darnold, Washington’s Jake Browning, UCLA’s Josh Rosen and Washington State’s Luke Falk.
– LAS VEGAS – The fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor may not have sold out yet, but that won’t stop Las Vegas from putting on its party hat.
– HOUSTON – In a game between runaway division leaders, the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros begin a three-game series. Game starts 8:10 p.m.
– FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Atlanta Falcons have now lost a lead in two straight preseason games – a troubling trend for a team coming off a Super Bowl collapse.
– ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Jamaal Charles is going to get a heavy workload Saturday night against Green Bay in his one-game audition to prove to the Denver Broncos he’s still Jamaal Charles.
– NEW YORK – The FedEx Cup isn’t the only trophy at stake over the next five weeks. Up for grabs is the Jack Nicklaus Award for the player of the year.
– GENEVA – Norwegian cross-country Therese Johaug will miss the 2018 Olympics. Her doping ban has been extended in a case involving a steroid in lip balm.
– MANCHESTER, England – A summer return to boyhood club Everton has lit a fire under English soccer star Wayne Rooney.
– SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The team from Greenville, North Carolina, at the Little League World Series, is doing just fine: two games, two no-hitters.
– MIAMI – Rafael ”Felo” Ramirez, a Hall of Fame baseball radio broadcaster and the signature voice for millions of Spanish-speaking fans over three decades, dies at 94.
– SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Seventeen horses have died at Saratoga Race Course this year, prompting additional safety measures.
- FBS (I-A)
- Jake Browning
- Josh Rosen
- Luke Falk
- Sam Darnold
- UCLA Bruins
- USC Trojans
- Washington Huskies
- Washington State Cougars