BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

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

- OCEANPORT, N.J. - American Pharoah makes his first start since winning the Triple Crown. The colt is the 1-5 favorite in a field of six in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Post time 5:52 p.m.

- LONG POND, Pa. - Kyle Busch, surging since his return from a broken leg and foot, starts from the pole in his bid for a fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup victory. Race starts 1:30 p.m.

- LEXINGTON, Ohio - Scott Dixon has five wins in 10 starts at Mid-Ohio in IndyCar, and he won the pole for Sunday's race. Juan Pablo Montoya comes in with a 42-point lead in the standings. Race starts 2 p.m.

- NEW YORK - Their NL East lead down to one game over the Mets, the Nationals try to avoid a three-game sweep by New York. Washington's Jordan Zimmermann faces Noah Syndergaard. Game starts 8:08 p.m.

- GAINESVILLE, Va. - Troy Merritt and Kevin Chappell take a one-shot lead over Rickie Fowler into the final round of the Quicken Loans National. Tournament host Tiger Woods is nine strokes behind.

- TURNBERRY, Scotland - South Korea's Jin-Young Ko and Taiwan's share the lead heading into the final round of the Women's British Open. Inbee Park, looks to complete a career Grand Slam, is three off the lead.

- KAZAN, Russia - China's Sun Yang wins the first gold medal of pool swimming at the world championships. Sweden's Sarah Sjoestrom sets a world record in the semifinals of the 100 butterfly.

- PITTSBURGH - Jerome Bettis once sold drugs to help make ends meet. He became a star at Notre Dame and an icon with the Steelers on his way to the Hall of Fame. Induction is Saturday in Canton, Ohio.

- ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning is getting a break at training camp. The plan is to not only ease the wear and tear but give backup Brock Osweiler more chances to prove he's a worthy successor.

- HOUSTON - Vince Wilfork bristled when asked what he could teach J.J. Watt. Then the 12-year veteran and first-year Houston Texan let out a hearty chuckle. ''Teach him what?'' he bellowed.

- INDIANAPOLIS - Andrew Luck is 25 and entering his prime football years. The stakes are increasing. Hailed as one one of the NFL's future faces, Luck now tries to lead the Colts back to the Super Bowl.

- KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The World Anti-Doping Agency is alarmed by ''wild allegations'' made by two European media outlets of widespread suspicious drug tests in track and field.

- KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - South Sudan is recognized by the IOC, allowing the world's newest nation to compete under its own flag at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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