BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. EDT:
- NEW YORK - The U.S. Open enters its second week, with Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray looking to advance to the quarterfinals. Serena Williams faces Estonia's Kaia Kanepi in the fourth round.
- NORTON, Mass. - Russell Henley leads by a stroke entering the Labor Day finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Rory McIlroy is two shots behind. The field will be cut to 70 for the next playoff round.
- CLEVELAND - The Indians, winners of seven of 10 and coming off a suspended game with first-place Kansas City, play the Detroit Tigers in a meeting of AL Central contenders. Game starts 4:05 p.m.
- ANAHEIM, Calif. - Mike Trout is enjoying the taste of his first pennant race. The Angels have the best record in baseball heading into September, erasing four years of expensive disappointments.
- KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith didn't have much choice when he was traded from the 49ers to Kansas City. He had the final say in sticking with the Chiefs, and signed a four-year extension.
- LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Louisville opens the season and enters the ACC against Miami in the day's lone college football game. The Cardinals beat last December in a bowl game. Game starts 8 p.m.
- TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -Three things seem clear regarding Alabama's offense after the opener: The quarterback battle between Jake Coker and Blake Sims probably isn't over.
- ROSEMONT, Ill. - The Indiana Fever can advance to the WNBA championship series with a victory over the Chicago Sky in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final. Game starts 4 p.m.
- VEVEY, Switzerland - Ebola travel bans bar nine African wrestlers from the world championships in Uzbekistan. Seven wrestlers are from Nigeria and two from Sierra Leone.
- BIDDEFORD, Maine - A trove of more than 1,400 tobacco cards that date to 1909 and feature a slew of Hall of Famers like Cy Young and Ty Cobb is going up for auction.