A look ahead to top enterprise and feature stories planned globally by AP Sports. New digests will go out each Thursday and Monday and will be repeated on other weekdays. Please note that story plans may change depending on news and other issues.
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SATURDAY, Dec. 2
FBN–MY CAUSE-MY CLEATS
DENVER – Jamaal Charles no longer hides the challenges of his childhood that included relentless teasing over his disability and the lifeline provided by Special Olympics, where he learned he could overcome any obstacle. Now boasting the highest career rushing average in NFL history, Charles will wear custom cleats this weekend to spread his message as part of the NFL’s ”My Cause My Cleats” campaign. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos, video by 3 a.m. Saturday.
MONDAY, Dec. 4
Three months after suffering the second of two traumatic head injuries in the span of six weeks, Edwin Moses is nearing 100 percent again. It’s been an amazing recovery for one of America’s best-known Olympic stars, and a man who is no stranger to making the impossible seem possible. By National Writer Eddie Pells. UPCOMING: 950 words, photos, video by 3 a.m. Monday.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5
BKC-D2 TO D1 TRANSFERS
OMAHA, Neb. – Manny Suarez always knew he was capable of playing Division I basketball, but unforeseen circumstances led him to Division II Adelphi for a couple years. With one year of eligibility left, the 6-foot-10, 250-pounder knew he would regret it if he didn’t test the graduate transfer market. He landed at Creighton in the Big East, and he’s playing a significant role off the bench. He’s among fewer than 10 transfers who made the move from D2 to D1 this season. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Again, if you have questions about the Sports Showcase Digest or the material listed, please reach out to Oskar Garcia, assistant sports editor for the U.S. east region, at 215-446-6632 or at ogarcia(at)ap.org.