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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 by 3 p.m. All times EDT:

- NEW YORK - Continuing her Grand Slam bid, Serena Williams faces a player ranked 110th in the second round of the U.S. Open. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 8 p.m. With: The Latest updates throughout the day.

- Unafraid of the NFL, a movie about concussions is set to take the fight to `a corporation that owns a day of the week.' It is based on a true story and bluntly titled ''Concussion.'' It could do for the NFL what ''The Insider'' did for Big Tobacco and ''Erin Brockovich'' did for big energy companies. SENT: 780 words, photos.

- The college football season kicks off this weekend, and here are AP College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo's top-game picks, from Thursday night's No. 2 TCU at Minnesota game to Monday night's No. 1 Ohio State at Virginia Tech matchup. SENT: 900 words, photos.

- SALT LAKE CITY - The quarterback may not be announced until just before the game, but the bigger story is sure to be the debut of Jim Harbaugh as the coach of Michigan, which opens the season against Utah on Saturday night. UPCOMING 700 words, photos by 2 p.m.

- TUCSON, Ariz. - No. 22 Arizona may have a weak non-conference schedule, but the Wildcats won't be taking their Thursday night opener against UTSA lightly. A year ago, they barely beat the Roadrunners. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m.

- ATLANTA - The SEC has gone two years without a national title. Any hope of ending what passes for a major drought in this part of the football world will largely depend on a plethora of new starting quarterbacks in the league. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m. EDT.

- NFL division previews: AFC South, NFC North, NFC East (SENT).

- Drafting Rob Gronkowski in your fantasy football league means getting a difference-making tight end who can carry you to the playoffs. It also means you could miss out on some big names at other critical positions. SENT. 650 words and photos.

- NORTON, Mass. - More than a race for the $10 million FedEx Cup prize is at stake this week on the PGA Tour. For players like Bill Haas and Brooks Koepka, the Deutsche Bank Championship is their last chance to make the Presidents Cup team.

- ST. LOUIS - Two of the NL's top pitchers face each other as Washington's Max Scherzer (11-11, 2.88) goes against St. Louis' Michael Wacha (15-4, 2.69). UCOMING: 650 words, photos. Starts 8:15 p.m.

- NEW YORK - In a matchup of young, talented NL East pitchers, Phillies rookie Aaron Nola (5-1) squares off against Mets ace Matt Harvey (11-7). UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 7:10 p.m.

- INDIANAPOLIS -- Jack Beckman is Funny Car's fastest driver. With speeds topping 322 mph, he's been breaking records and breaking down barriers. At this weekend's U.S. Nationals, Beckham is looking to add another title to his resume: A winner at Indianapolis. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 6 p.m.

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