BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Tuesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. EDT:

– ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – In a video shown to the AP by a law enforcement official, Ray Rice’s then-fiancee appears to spit in the running back’s face before he punches her off her feet.

– UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State football players respond to the decision allowing the school to compete in this year’s postseason and regain all scholarships in 2015.

– ATLANTA – The racial controversy surrounding the Atlanta Hawks widens, with general manager Danny Ferry disciplined for racially charged comments about Luol Deng when the team pursued the free agent.

– NEW YORK – The 32 player representatives to the union could vote Tuesday on changes to the NFL’s drug policy that potentially could implement HGH testing, the AP is told.

– NEW YORK – Marin Cilic’s victory over Kei Nishikori for the U.S. Open title – surely one of the odder pairings in a Grand Slam final – might well signal a changing of the guard in tennis.

– GLAND, Switzerland – Formula One great Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital to continue his recovery at home from a ski accident. His manager warns that a ”long and difficult road” awaits.

– LONDON – Thomas Bach talks to the AP about his first year as IOC president in which he oversaw the Sochi Olympics, met sports and political leaders and struck broadcast and sponsorship deals worth $10 billion.

– BUFFALO, N.Y. – Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula are closing in on their purchase of the Buffalo Bills, the AP is told.

– DETROIT – Max Scherzer takes the mound for the Detroit Tigers, who with a victory can tie the Kansas City Royals for first place in the AL Central. Game starts 7 p.m.

– BARCELONA, Spain – The U.S. plays its quarterfinal at the Basketball World Cup against Slovenia, a squad it beat by 30 points in an exhibition game the week the tournament opened. Game starts 3 p.m.

– PHOENIX – The Chicago Sky try to bounce back in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals after a record-setting performance by the Phoenix Mercury in the series opener. Game starts 9 p.m.

– MANCHESTER, England – A FIFA vice president says the governing body’s image problems are harming soccer, and the organization needs to address ”ethics and morals” to regain public trust.