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:
– LOS ANGELES – Johnny Cueto (16-5) of the Giants faces Rich Hill of the division-leading Dodgers a day after Madison Bumgarner and Yasiel Puig clashed again in the series opener. Game starts 10 p.m.
– BALTIMORE – The Orioles, four games behind first-place Boston in the AL East, send Kevin Gausman to the mound against Boston. Gausman is going for his sixth straight win. Game starts 7:05 p.m.
– SEATTLE – Toronto's J.A. Happ (19-4) looks to become the majors' second 20-game winner when the Blue Jays take on the Mariners. Toronto leads Seattle by three games in the AL wild-card chase. Game starts 10:10 p.m.
– PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – The Mets are selling Tim Tebow jerseys and the former quarterback has another book coming out soon. Still, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner insists his ballplaying stint is no stunt.
– TORONTO – The United States plays Canada at the World Cup of Hockey, and after one game is the verge of elimination. The U.S. needs to win to give itself a chance to advance to the semifinals. Game starts 8 p.m.
– HOUSTON – Finally healthy and playing well, linebacker Jadeveon Clowney goes before a national audience Thursday night when the Texans visit a New England team that will likely start rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett.
– LAKE FOREST, Ill. – The Chicago Bears got banged up in Monday's loss to the Eagles, with Jay Cutler's thumb injury topping the list. They could be in big trouble if they have to get by without their quarterback.
– FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Matt Forte is off to a solid start with the Jets. The 30-year-old running back looks rejuvenated and attributes it to a strict diet and intense workout regimen.
– GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Cornerback Jalen Tabor is Florida's most outspoken player and one of college football's more intriguing personalities. He gets a big stage Saturday when the No. 19 Gators play at No. 14 Tennessee.
– NEW YORK – Ten busloads of Army cadets attend the funeral of Brandon Jackson, the sophomore cornerback killed in a car crash. Jackson became one of the Black Knights' best players after just 14 games.
– PHOENIX – Stanford beat Southern California to win its third Pac-12 championship last season, but only one team appears on track to get back to the title game. A look at the conference's two divisions.
– The AP releases its postseason WNBA award winners and final power poll.
– LONDON – An injury to Manchester United forward Anthony Martial raises new questions about the treatment of suspected cases of concussion.
– Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay is the latest track star to give bobsledding a try. He is entered in this week's USA Bobsled National Push Championships in Calgary, Alberta.