BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Tuesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. EDT:
- CHICAGO - The NCAA agrees to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes. A protocol for treating concussions will be set.
- EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Byron Scott, who played with the Lakers during the Showtime era, is introduced as coach. He inherits a team that missed the playoffs for just the third time in 38 years.
- AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods awaits two tournaments that could shape the rest of his season. First up is Firestone, where he has won eight times. Then comes the PGA at Valhalla, where he won in 2000.
- ST. LOUIS - To guard against another Dolphins bullying scandal, NFL teams are holding sensitivity sessions. Such guidance could be valuable for the Rams, even if by all accounts they've welcomed Michael Sam.
- BUFFALO, N.Y. - Donald Trump says he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills, but it's unlikely his offer will be the winner.
- RENTON, Wash. - Seattle Seahawks tackle Walter Jones enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend. This is the fourth of seven profiles leading to the induction ceremony.
- LOS ANGELES - Josh Beckett starts for the first-place Dodgers, who are coming off a three-game sweep of second-place San Francisco to face the Atlanta Braves. Game starts 10:10 p.m.
- ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Rays, winners of 10 of 11 games, face former Tampa Bay pitcher Matt Garza and the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers. Game starts 7:10 p.m.
- CHICAGO - Ohio State and Michigan State are two of the Big Ten favorites this season. The conference champion could find itself playing in the first national football championship tournament.
- What was once the Big East is now the American Athletic Conference, and it looks a lot like Conference USA. The league seems safe from realignment poachers but uncertainty remains.
- GLASGOW, Scotland - A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter fails a doping test after becoming the youngest female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport.