BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. EDT:
- HAMPTON, Ga. - A grieving Tony Stewart returns to driving after missing the last three races when he rides at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stewart starts 12th while Kevin Harvick has the pole. Race starts 7:30 p.m.
- NEW YORK - Past champions Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova highlight Day 7 of the U.S. Open. Federer faces Marcel Granollers, and Sharapova takes on Caroline Wozniacki.
- SAN JOSE, Calif. - San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald is arrested on domestic violence charges, days after Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for such actions.
- Some NFL trends burst on the scene and fade quickly. Others, like the zone blitz or nickel back, stick around. Says Troy Vincent, the NFL's head of football operations: ''We are a copycat league.''
- WACO, Texas - Big 12 champion Baylor debuts its riverfront stadium when Bryce Petty and the No. 10 Bears play former Southwest Conference rival SMU in the day's only Top 25 game. Game starts 7:30 p.m.
- ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's Todd Gurley doesn't relish the attention. He better get used to it if he keeps playing as he did in an opening victory over Clemson.
- ARLINGTON, Texas - Defending champion Florida State opened with a 37-31 win over Oklahoma State. The top-ranked Seminoles are well aware improvement is needed.
- BILBAO, Spain - The U.S., coming off a 59-point rout of Finland in which it didn't allow a second-quarter basket, meets Turkey at the Basketball World Cup. Game starts 3:30 p.m.
- NORTON, Mass. - Jason Day and Ryan Palmer are tied for the lead going into the third round of the Deuetsche Bank Championship. Matt Kuchar, mourning the death of his caddie's wife, is a shot behind.
- PORTLAND, Ore. - Defending champion Suzann Pettersen, Carlota Ciganda and Mi Jung Hur are ahead by a stroke entering the last round of the Portland Classic.
- KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Royals, who have lost three straight to fall into a tie with Detroit for the AL Central lead, play a Cleveland Indians team gaining ground in the division. Game starts 8 p.m.
- MINNEAPOLIS - The defending champion Minnesota Lynx, who lost the opener of the Western Conference final, play the Phoenix Mercury in Game 2. Game starts 3:30 p.m.
- ALGIERS, Algeria - Algerian soccer is reeling from the death of scoring star Albert Ebosse. Some say the wave of hooliganism in the country stems from joblessness, weak institutions and sheer boredom.