BC-AP Sports Preview Digest,1st Ld-Writethru
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. EDT:
- Paul George's broken leg in an exhibition game left two teams reeling. The U.S. national team that was too emotional to even finish the game has enough talent to get by. But the Indiana Pacers are now faced with the potential of a season without their best player in a toughened-up Eastern Conference where they had the best record last season
- CANTON, Ohio - Former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan leads a seven-member 2014 class of players being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. It's a group that includes former Bills receiver Andre Reed and Oakland's Ray Guy, the first full-time punter ever selected for induction.
-ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Wayne Rooney and Manchester United take on European champion Real Madrid in front of what is expected to be a crowd of over 100,000 at Michigan Stadium.
-LONG POND, Pa. - Jeff Gordon is coming off his biggest win of the season. He hopes to keep the winning streak going this weekend at Pocono Raceway.
-AKRON, Ohio - Sergio Garcia takes a three-round lead into the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational.
-LEXINGTON, OhioTeam Penske's Helio Castroneves leads the season standings, 13 points ahead of teammate Will Power with Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay third heading into qualifying for the IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio.
- EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Father Patrick is expected to be the favorite when a field of 10 trotters goes to the post in the $1.2 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands.
-WASHINGTON - American Donald Young tries to reach the second ATP final of his career, facing second-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada at the hard-court Citi Open.