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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 about 3 p.m. All times EDT:

- LONDON - Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer faces the man whose story has captivated the tennis world, Marcus Willis, a 25-year-old British tennis instructor ranked 772nd in the world.

- OMAHA, Neb. - Now it's Michael Phelps' time to shine at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. The 18-time gold medalist competes in the final of the 200-meter butterfly looking to lock up his spot in Rio. Meanwhile, Katie Ledecky goes for another Olympic event as a big favorite in the 200 freestyle, while Missy Franklin merely hopes to land a spot on the team. Preliminaries begin at 11 a.m.; finals begins at 7:45 p.m.

- CLEVELAND - LeBron James is a free agent after declining his player option for next season with the NBA champion Cavaliers.

- Steven Stamkos isn't the only ''big fish'' available when NHL free agency opens Friday at noon. The top-tier talent is deeper than in many recent years with Milan Lucic, Loui Eriksson, Brian Campbell and others available.

- CLEVELAND - A city that couldn't win, can't lose. Since the Cavaliers ended Cleveland's 52-year sports drought by winning the NBA title, the Indians have reeled off 11 straight wins and have fans believing another championshio could come in October.

- AKRON, Ohio - With another major approaching, Dustin Johnson no longer has to answer the question about when he will win one.

- OMAHA, Neb. - The College World Series comes down to one game between Coastal Carolina and Arizona for the national title. Game starts 8 p.m.

- Tejay van Garderen will join four other Americans on the start line Saturday at the Tour de France, an increase by two over last year. Like van Garderen, Lawson Craddock, Alex Howes, Peter Stetina and Brent Bookwalter all have the ability to make good on their considerable aspirations.

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