BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
– MOSCOW – Seven Russian swimmers are barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities.
– RIO DE JANEIRO – Police arrest the last suspect sought in the case of a group of Islamic State sympathizers who allegedly discussed attacking the Olympics.
– PHOENIX – With each new mass shooting, Olympic shooters often find themselves under scrutiny, sometimes even facing death threats.
– LOS ANGELES – U.S. Olympic basketball stars Carmelo Anthony and Tamika Catchings host a conversation among neighborhood leaders and police.
– The NFL finds no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with HGH or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last fall.
– CHICAGO – Jake Arrieta (12-4) is on the mound when the first-place Cubs play the White Sox for the first time this year. Game starts 8:10 p.m.
– SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants return home to face the last-place Cincinnati Reds following a 1-7 road trip. Jake Peavy starts for San Francisco, whose NL West lead is now three games. Game starts 10:15 p.m.
– CHICAGO – The Big Ten holds its annual media days following a weekend of tragic news: Nebraska's punter and Michigan State's former punter were killed in a car crash.
– Another dominant weekend at Indianapolis sends Kyle Busch home with a historic sweep, a reputation for having tamed the oval and plenty of momentum heading into the chase.