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BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

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

- FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he was wrong to trust the NFL in the deflated footballs case and that he regrets not appealing the penalties against the team. Appearing at team headquarters a day after Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld a four-game suspension of quarterback Tom Brady, Kraft angrily targets the league for its handling of the case.

- ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Less than eight months after a cancer diagnosis threatened to derail his Pro Bowl career, Eric Berry is back. The star safety of the Kansas City Chiefs returns to the practice field for the start of training camp at Missouri Western State University.

- MANKATO, Minn. - Adrian Peterson has the pads on for the first time in almost a year and is working his way back after a season of exile. He is reintegrating himself with the Minnesota Vikings and smoothing over any frayed edges with ownership created during a winter of drama.

- TURNBERRY, Scotland - Inbee Park resuming her quest for the career Grand Slam. Teenage prodigy Lydia Ko seeking that elusive first major. The story lines at the Women's British Open this week are abundant and compelling, yet much of the pre-tournament chatter has focused on the owner of the course in this village in western Scotland - Donald Trump - rather than who is going to win on it.

- LOS ANGELES - Clayton Kershaw attempts to extend his streak of 29 consecutive scoreless innings when the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers complete a two-game series against Jesse Chavez and the last-place Oakland Athletics. Game starts 10 p.m.

- The pontificating and prognosticating that have always swirled around the quarterback class of 2012 can transform even a punter into a pundit. Take comparisons between Andrew Luck and Ryan Tannehill, for example. They were two of the five current starting QBs drafted in 2012, and this spring, when Tannehill became the first member of the group to sign a contract extension, punter Pat McAfee was quick to suggest his Colts teammate was worth a lot more.

- GENEVA - Michel Platini launches his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body ''the dignity and the position it deserves.''

- GAINESVILLE, Va. - Justin Rose has won the Quicken Loans National on two different courses. To defend his title, Rose must master a new venue where only a handful of players in the field have hit a competitive shot. Robert Trent Jones Golf Club has hosted four Presidents Cups, most recently in 2005, and veterans of those competitions in the field this week include Tiger Woods, whose foundation is the tournament host.

- COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Clint Dempsey leads the MLS All-Stars into a friendly game against Tottenham Hotspur. Game starts 9 p.m.

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