September 06, 2017

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:

- CLEVELAND - On one of baseball's longest winning streaks, the Indians go for their 19th straight victory when they play a Detroit team that has lost eight of 10. Game starts 7:10 p.m.

- SAN FRANCISCO - The Dodgers try to end a 10-game losing streak - their worst skid in 25 years - when they open a series at last-place San Francisco. Game starts 10:15 p.m.

- NEW YORK -The Yankees play in the Mets' ballpark, opening a series with Tampa Bay that was moved to Citi Field because of Hurricane Irma. Game starts 7:10 p.m.

- NEW YORK - Who would have guessed at the start of 2017 that Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer would divvy up the year's four Grand Slam titles?

- The NFL is asking a federal appeals court to review a decision blocking the league's six-game suspension of Ezekiel Elliott. The league wants a New Orleans court to hear its appeal.

- The NFL begins its Monday night schedule with two games: New Orleans at Minnesota (7:10 p.m.) and L.A. Chargers at Denver (10:20 p.m.).

- NEW YORK - Winning on the road is supposed to be difficult in the NFL, particularly early and late in the season. On the opening weekend, the visitors thrived.

- LAS VEGAS - Frank Hawkins, a former Raiders running back with a Super Bowl ring, has a thriving marijuana business just off the Las Vegas Strip.

- TEMPE, Ariz. - The season-opening loss at Detroit was bad enough, but the Arizona Cardinals could face far worse news about the injury to star running back David Johnson.

- Rookies soared in Week 1 of the NFL season, led by Kareem Hunt's record debut in Kansas City's upset at New England.

- Oklahoma has not been this close to being No. 1 since early in the 2011 season. Ohio State has not been this far away from No. 1 since late in the 2014 season.

- Nothing agitates college football fans more than uncertainty at quarterback. And there's plenty of agitation going around after the second week of the season.

- NORMAN, Okla. - Baker Mayfield is the face of Oklahoma football. The guys he's throwing and handing off to? That's a different story.

- LIMA, Peru - Paris and Los Angeles will be awarded the 2024 and 2028 Olympics this week, the voting shadowed by issues of doping and misdeeds by IOC members.

- LIMA, Peru - A poll finds overwhelming support in Los Angeles for the 2028 Olympics despite questions about whether the city is all that excited about an event still 11 years away.

- SEOUL, South Korea - Amid political scandal and threats by North Korea, the 2018 Winter Olympics are barely an afterthought for most South Koreans.

- The U.S. women's hockey team was to have begun training camp in Tampa, Florida, this weekend in preparation for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Hurricane Irma disrupted those plans.

- LOS ANGELES - The waiting is almost over for the defending WNBA champion Los Angeles Sparks. They play the Phoenix Mercury in the semifinals starting Tuesday.

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