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:
– MIAMI – Baseball puts its best on display in the All-Star Game, with Max Scherzer starting for the NL against Chris Sale of the AL. The AL has won the last four games. Game starts 8:15 p.m.
– MIAMI – Brad Mills, a baseball lifer, will be managing the AL All-Stars. The Cleveland bench coach is pinch-hitting for Terry Francona while he recovers from a heart procedure.
– MIAMI – Giancarlo Stanton’s profile is ever rising. Silhouettes, ads and murals of the Marlins slugger are now part of the downtown Miami landscape.
– LONDON – Novak Djokovic reaches the Wimbledon quarterfinals, playing under a closed roof. Among the women, Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza make the semis.
– LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Paris and Los Angeles will host the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics. An IOC vote in September will determine which city gets which games.
– LOS ANGELES – Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor begin their four-city, trash-talking promotion at Staples Center for their Aug. 26 bout in Las Vegas.
– BERGERAC, France – The Tour de France resumes after a rest day, with Chris Froome holding the yellow jersey entering the 10th stage. This figures to be an easy day for the leaders.
– TAMPA, Fla. – Midfielder Kellyn Acosta is playing his way into a bigger role with the U.S. men’s soccer team. The Americans play Martinique on Wednesday in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
– HOOVER, Ala. – The SEC’s claim as college football’s pre-eminent conference is being challenged by the Big Ten and ACC. Beyond Alabama, much uncertainty surrounds the league.
– NEW YORK – The WNBA announces the starters for its All-Star Game on July 22 in Seattle.