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BC-AP Sports Digest

By: Associated Press
July 11, 2017 Updated: July 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm

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MIAMI — Baseball puts its elite on display in the All-Star Game, with Max Scherzer starting for the NL against Chris Sale of the AL. The AL has won the last four games. Yankee rookie sensation Aaron Judge is in the AL outfield a day after winning the Home Run Derby. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 8:15 p.m.

— With:

— BBO--ALL-STAR GAME-THE LATEST — Real-time updates throughout day and night.


LONDON — Venus Williams' mother could not stop smiling and laughing. She had just watched her 37-year-old daughter reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the 10th time, and it was j a bit hard to believe. Williams is enjoying a career renaissance deep into her 30s. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. SENT: 850 words, photos.

— With:

— TEN--WIMBLEDON-THE LATEST — Real-time updates throughout day.

OLY--2024 BIDS

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — If they can agree who goes first, Paris and Los Angeles will be awarded the 2024 and 2028 Olympics. The IOC votes to allow hosts for both Olympics to be picked together. With no deal, only the 2024 rights will be voted on in September. By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 850 words, photos.


BEDMINSTER, N.J. — There's no getting around President Donald Trump at this week's U.S. Women's Open. The tournament is held on his course, and the players and organizers are repeatedly asked about his conduct toward women. Mostly, they try to talk about golf. By Tom Canavan. SENT: 550 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — The circus comes to Hollywood when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor begin their four-city, trash-talking promotion at Staples Center. The unbeaten boxer and Irish UFC champion fight Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 9 p.m.

— With:

— BOX--MAYWEATHER FIGHT-BIG 3 — Bout set for T-Mobile Arena after promoters reach deal with Ice Cube. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 300 words, photos.



MIAMI — With home runs, strikeouts and time of game at record levels, Commissioner Rob Manfred says baseball must be more proactive in making changes to how the game is played on the field. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 150 words, photos. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 6 p.m.


MIAMI — Giancarlo Stanton is expanding his brand, his profile ever rising. A silhouette of his mighty swing adorns a skyscraper, a cellphone ad of the Marlins slugger is on another downtown building, a mural of him graces a nearby arts district. Looking good, Giancarlo. By Steven Wine. SENT: 800 words, photos.

— With:

— BBO--ALL-STAR MANAGER — Cleveland bench coach Brad Mills pinch-hits as AL manager. By Steven Wine. SENT: 600 words, photos.

— BBN--MARLINS SALE — Manfred: Marlins to soon choose winning bid for new owner. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.



LONDON — A lingering injury flares up in Novak Djokovic's victory over Adrian Mannarino, raising questions about Wednesday's quarterfinal against Tomas Berdych. The three-time Wimbledon champion says his right shoulder has been bothering him for a while. By Zac Boyer. SENT: 750 words, photos.

— With:

— TEN--WIMBLEDON-NEW NO. 1 — By Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— TEN--WIMBLEDON-KONTA — By Chris Lehourites. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— TEN--WIMBLEDON-COACHING — By Sam Johnston. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— TEN--WIMBLEDON-COURT CONDITIONS — By Zac Boyer. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— TEN--WIMBLEDON-UNSEEDED SEMIFINALIST — By Sam Johnston. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— TEN--WIMBLEDON-TENNIS DISPLAYS — By Zac Boyer. SENT: 750 words, photos.

— TEN--WIMBLEDON GLANCE — UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.



PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — In his first year as PGA Tour commissioner, Jay Monahan said his top priority was to make Arnold Palmer proud. He has seen enough evidence halfway through the year to believe the tour is on the right track. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— With:

— GLF--GOLF NOTES — By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

— GLF--GOLF GLANCE — SENT: 1,200 words.



BERGERAC, France — The Tour de France resumes after a rest day, with sprinter Marcel Kittel winning the 10th stage and Chris Froome keeping the yellow jersey on the 111-mile flat ride. Mountains soon await the pack. By Samuel Petrequin and John Leicester. SENT: 700 words, photos.

— With:

— CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE-TASTE OF THE TOUR — A gastronomic, sporting and cultural guide to Wednesday's Stage 11. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 4 p.m.



HOOVER, Ala. — The SEC's claim as college football's pre-eminent conference is being challenged by the Big Ten and ACC. Alabama remains formidable as ever, but beyond that there's much uncertainty surrounding a league that won seven straight national titles from 2006-12. By John Zenor. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— With:

— FBC--SEC-THE LATEST — Real-time updates throughout day.

— Sidebars on merit.



Jayson Tatum and the Celtics square off against the 76ers in one of six summer league games. The others are: Spurs-Trail Blazers, Jazz-Grizzlies, Bulls-Wizards, Heat-Mavericks and Warriors-Timberwolves. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos. Games start 4 p.m.



NEW YORK — The WNBA announces the starters for its All-Star Game on July 22 in Seattle. Sue Bird is among them and will get to play before her home fans. The voting for the first time includes players and media. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 450 words, photos.


NEW YORK — The WNBA is in its second year of a playoff system in which the top eight teams, regardless of conference, qualify for the postseason. The format diminishes the value of the two conferences. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 650 words, photos. With AP's WNBA power poll.



TAMPA, Fla. — Midfielder Kellyn Acosta is young, talented and playing his way into a bigger role with the U.S. men's national soccer team. The Americans play Martinique on Wednesday in their second CONCACAF Gold Cup match. By Fred Goodall. UPCOMING: 600 words by 7 p.m.



MARINA DEL REY, Calif. — Ohio State football recruit Tate Martell, San Diego Padres draftee MacKenzie Gore and track and field phenom Sydney McLaughlin are among the finalists for national prep athletes of the year honors. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 1 a.m.

— Also:

— SPORTS HUMANITARIAN AWARDS — Golf's Ernie Els, NFL's Larry Fitzgerald, NHL's Mark Giordano, MLB's Curtis Granderson are finalists for Muhammad Ali Award. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos by 1 a.m.


— GYM--DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT — Former Michigan State, USA Gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to possessing child porn. SENT: 350 words, photos. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— BBO--LIVAN HERNANDEZ-BANKRUPTCY — Former star pitcher Livan Hernandez files for bankruptcy. SENT: 140 words.

— FBN--BILLS-ADOLPHUS WASHINGTON ARREST — Bills tackle Adolphus Washington arrested in Ohio on weapons charge. SENT: 140 words, photos.


— GLF--SENIOR LPGA — Trish Johnson up by four shots entering second round of Senior LPGA Championship in Indiana. UPCOMING: 250 words by 8 p.m.

— ATH--OBIT-JIM BUSH — Jim Bush, who guided UCLA to five NCAA track and field championships, dies at 90. SENT: 400 words.

— SAUDI-WOMEN-SPORTS — Saudis cede to demands, will allow girls to play sports in public schools. SENT: 140 words.


Tuesday's Time Schedule


All-Star Game, at Miami, 8:15 p.m.

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