BC-AP Sports Digest
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LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England - Steady as ever and leaning mightily on that long putter, Adam Scott opens a four-shot lead in the third round of the British Open. He is trying to give Australia its first claret jug since his idol, Greg Norman, did so nearly 20 years ago. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson.
LONDON - The Olympic torch has begun its tour of London - and to everyone's relief the weather is cooperating. After weeks of miserable rain and unseasonable chill, the sun is out at last. And so are thousands of people, turning out to watch the flame begin its seven-day trip of the host city. By Sylvia Hui. Sent.
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England - Graeme McDowell is stirring. He has been virtually forgotten since 2010 when he won the U.S. Open, won the Ryder Cup for Europe and ended the year by staring down Tiger Woods. He hasn't won since, and for the longest time, it looked like the British Open would be no different. By Sports Columnist Jim Litke.
GLF--BRITISH OPEN-SNEDEKER STUMBLES
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England - Brandt Snedeker played 40 holes at Royal Lytham & St. Annes without making a bogey. Then, he couldn't buy a par. And it didn't get much better from there Saturday in the British Open. By Tim Dahlberg.
- GLF--British Open-Woods. By Paul Newberry.
- GLF--British Open-Oleson. By Steve Douglas.
- GLF--British Open-Notebook. By Doug Ferguson.
- GLF--British Open-Lahiri-Hole-in-One. By Steve Douglas. Sent.
- GLF--British Open-Glance.
- GLF--British Open-Leaders Cards.
- GLF--British Open-Box Score.
OLY--OLYMPICS-MARKINGS AND MARKETING
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Olympians should have figured out one thing by now: What they can or cannot wear at the London Games has very little to do with their fashion, marketing sense or patriotism, and a whole lot to do with rules, regulations and, of course, money. By National Writer Eddie Pells. Sent.
ISTANBUL - The U.S. with Sue Bird rejoining the team, routs Croatia 109-55 in a basketball tuneup for the Olympics. Bird was away for a week, returning to her family after her stepfather's death. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. Sent.
BARCELONA, Spain - Maybe it's because he lived in Europe, and English is not his only language. Maybe, as Chris Paul suspects, it's because Lakers fans are everywhere. Whatever the reason, once the U.S. Olympic basketball team arrives overseas, Kobe Bryant takes his place as the Americans' biggest star. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. Sent.
CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE
CHARTRES, France - Bradley Wiggins all but seals the Tour de France, capturing the final time trial with a commanding show of authority. He is set to become the first Briton to win cycling's most prestigious race when the three-week ride ends Sunday in Paris with a largely ceremonial ride. By Jamey Keaten. Sent.
- CYC--Tour de France-Drugs. Wiggins suggests "boring'' Tours without drugs may be here to stay. By Greg Keller.
- CYC--Tour de France-Twitter. Wiggins' wife, Froome's girlfriend spar on Twitter. By Samuel Petrequin. Sent.
NEW YORK - Johan Santana is placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle, the latest setback for the fading Mets. The ace left-hander has struggled since July 6 when his foot was stepped on at first base. He missed last season following major shoulder surgery. By Mike Fitzpatrick. Sent.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Yu Darvish starts for Texas against Ervin Santana when the Rangers attempt to even their AL West series with the Angels, who won the opener with homers from Mark Trumbo and Mike Trout. The first-place Rangers lead Los Angeles by five games. Greg Beacham. Game starts 4 p.m.
EDMONTON, Alberta - IndyCar Series points leader Ryan Hunter-Reay enters the qualifying session following a rough opening day. In the weekend's first practice he was cited for an engine infraction and penalized on the starting grid for Sunday's race.
FBC--HALL OF FAME
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Deion Sanders, Eddie George and Lloyd Carr are are among those to be enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. By Rick Gano.
JOLIET, Ill. - Chicagoland Speedway is about the closest thing Danica Patrick has to a home track - about an hour from her Rockford hometown. So she'll have plenty of family and friends on hand for Sunday's Nationwide race. Based on last year's top-10 run, she'll also have a shot at a good finish. By Chris Jenkins. Sent.
- CAR--NASCAR-Trucks-Chicagoland. Camping World Trucks Series, with Timothy Peters the series points leader. Race starts 7:30 p.m.
- COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - BBO--Hall of Fame-Awards. Broadcaster Tim McCarver, writer/columnist Bob Elliott inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame.
- MADISON, Miss. GLF--True South Classic. Billy Horschel leads by a stroke with second round still to be completed at True South Classic. By David Brandt.
- CINCINNATI - BOX--Escobedo-Bronner. WBO junior lightweight champion Adrien Bronner defends his title against Vicente Escobedo. Bout starts about 10 p.m.
- DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - SOC--Asian Soccer-Audit Reaction. Asian federations try to justify payments received while Mohamed bin Hammam was president of body. By Michael Casey. Sent.
- AKRON, Ohio - CAR--Soap Box Derby. More than 500 racers compete in Soap Box Derby.
- ATLANTA - TEN--Atlanta. Atlanta Open semifinals: Go Soeda vs. Gilles Muller (1 p.m.); Andy Roddick vs. John Isner (7 p.m.). By George Henry.
- CARLSBAD, Calif. - TEN--Carlsbad. Mercury Insurance Open semifinals: Marion Bartoli vs. Chan Yung-Jan; Nadia Petrova vs. Dominika Cibulkova.
- HAMBURG, Germany - TEN--Hamburg. Juan Monaco, Tommy Haas make final at German Tennis Championships. Sent.
- GSTAAD, Switzerland - TEN--Swiss Open. Swiss Open semifinals: Janko Tipsarevic vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu; Thomaz Bellucci vs. Grigor Dimitrov.
- BASTAD, Sweden - TEN--Swedish Open. Defending champion Polona Hercog, Mathilde Johansson advance to Swedish Open final. Sent.
- BBA--AL Capsules.
- BBN--NL Capsules.
- SOC--MLS Capsules.
Saturday's Time Schedule (EDT)
Texas at L.A. Angels, 4:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 4:05 p.m.
Baltimore at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.
Toronto at Boston, 7:10 p.m.
Seattle at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.
Minnesota at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 9:05 p.m.
Atlanta at Washington, 1:05 p.m., 1st game
L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m.
San Francisco at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m.
Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m., 2nd game
Miami at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.
Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.
Houston at Arizona, 8:10 p.m.
Colorado at San Diego, 8:35 p.m.
Philadelphia at New York, 2:30 p.m.
D.C. United at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.
New England at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.
Montreal at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Portland at FC Dallas, 9 p.m.
Chivas USA at Los Angeles, 10 p.m.
Colorado at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m.
Roberto Luongo, Panthers get best of Cory Schneider, Devils
Ducks score six goals in the 2nd period to beat Avs in wild game