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:
- NEW YORK - Defending champion Serena Williams plays promising American Taylor Townsend at the U.S. Open. Roger Federer, appearing in his 60th straight Grand Slam event, opens against Marinko Matosevic.
- INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - Kevin Love is introduced by the Cavaliers. He joins LeBron James and Kyrie Irving to form the NBA's newest Big 3. News conference 3 p.m.
- LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands - The U.S. plays its final exhibition game before the FIBA Basketball World Cup, facing a Slovenian team led by Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic. Game starts 2 p.m.
- MINNEAPOLIS - Kevin Love is gone, but optimism remains. Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young try to convince weary Timberwolves fans that better days are ahead.
- DETROIT - The Yankees, winners of five straight and making a push for a wild-card spot, play a Tigers team that hopes the worst is behind after falling out of first place. Game starts 7 p.m.
- Season previews on all 32 NFL teams.
- PHOENIX - Defenses have struggled to keep up with the high-powered offenses proliferating in college football. They're not alone. College football officials have had to make adjustments, too.
- ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Seven years ago, Division I-AA Appalachian State jolted No. 5 Michigan 34-32 in one of college football's great upsets. Who's in the Big House to open this season? Why it's Appalachian State.
- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is an elite recruiter, but also one of the nation's top quarterback coaches. Eight of his quarterbacks have been drafted by the NFL since 2001.
- BARNARD, Vt. - Louis Freeh, the former FBI director who investigated the Penn State child sex abuse scandal, is seriously injured in a car crash.
- FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution introduce midfielder Jermaine Jones, a star with the U.S. at the World Cup.