BC-AP Sports Digest

By: Associated Press
August 26, 2016 Updated: August 26, 2016 at 2:11 am
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TOP STORIES

BBN--GIANTS-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES — San Francisco lefty Matt Moore lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth inning on a soft, clean single by Corey Seager, and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0. Moore's try ended on his 133rd pitch. It was Seager Bobblehead Night at Dodger Stadium, and a sellout crowd cheered Moore after the ball plopped onto the grass in shallow right field. SENT: 856 words, photos.

OLY--LOCHTE CHARGED

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the United States so he could decide whether to introduce a defense in Brazil. The indictment will also be sent to the International Olympic Committee's ethics commission, it said. By Mauricio Savarese. SENT: 530 words, photos.

With:

— LOCHTE-SPONSORSHIP — SENT: 200 words.

NFL

FBN--COWBOYS-SEAHAWKS

SEATTLE — Three plays were all it took for Dallas to get yet another injury scare surrounding Tony Romo. The quarterback lasted just 90 seconds into the Cowboys' 27-17 preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night before leaving with what appeared at first to be a potentially significant injury, but ended up being minor. Romo was tackled from behind by Seattle's Cliff Avril on the third play from scrimmage as Romo scrambled from the pocket. By Tim Booth. SENT: 798 words.

FBN--NFL-PEDS-INVESTIGATION

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Green Bay Packers defensive players Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers met this week with NFL investigators looking into allegations linking them to performance-enhancing drugs, according to the NFL Players Association. Last week, the league threatened Harrison, Matthews, Peppers and free agent Mike Neal with indefinite suspensions if they did not meet with investigators. By Barry Writer. SENT: 313 words, photos.

Also:

— FBN--LIONS-POSITIONING — By Larry Lage. SENT: 573 words, photos.

— FBN--JETS-GIACOMINI'S BACK — By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 459 words.

— FBN--GIANTS-PIERRE-PAUL-ESPN LAWSUIT — SENT: 130 words.

— FBN--GIANTS-CRUZ — SENT: 456 words, photos.

— FBN--CHARGERS-BOSA — SENT: 400 words, photos.

— FBN--VIKINGS-SHERELS — By Dave Campbell. SENT: 516 words, photos.

— FBN--PATRIOTS-BROWNS TRADE — By Tom Withers. SENT: 330 words, photos.

GOLF

GLF--ON THE TEE

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — The FedEx Cup is all about the $10 million bonus at the end of the four playoff events. For a dozen or so Americans, the only cup that matters now is one that doesn't pay a dime. The Ryder Cup couldn't be ignored Thursday. Patrick Reed shared the lead after the opening round at the Barclays. Rickie Fowler, J.B. Holmes and Kevin Chappell were among those one shot behind. All four of them are very much in the mix to make the U.S. team, with qualifying for the top eight spots ending after this week. By Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 810 words, photos.

Also:

— GLF--PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS — SENT: 700 words.

— GLF--LPGA TOUR — SENT: 680 words, photos.

BASEBALL

BBN--BRAVES-DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX — Matt Wisler used his most recent time in the minors trying to fine-tune his pitches. That served the Braves' 23-year-old right-hander well when he pitched a gem against the Arizona Diamondbacks hours after being called up from Triple-A. Wisler didn't allow the Diamondbacks a hit for six innings and led Atlanta to a 3-1 victory. He ended up allowing one run and two hits with four strikeouts and three walks in eight innings. SENT: 808 words, photos.

BBA--ANGELS-BLUE JAYS

TORONTO — Albert Pujols reached the 100-RBI mark for the 13th time, the fifth player in history to achieve the feat, Mike Trout had three hits and drove in four runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3. Jered Weaver pitched 5 2/3 innings to snap a three-start losing streak as the Angels won consecutive games for the first time since Aug. 2-3 and prevented J.A. Happ from becoming the first 18-game winner in the majors. SENT: 694 words, photos.

Also:

— BBN--PHILLIES-DODGERS TRADE — SENT: 720 words, photos.

— BBO--NATIONALS-ATHLETICS-TRADE — SENT: 229 words, photos.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

FBC--PICK SIX-RETURNS FROM INJURY

The most stirring comeback of the college football season already has taken place. Less than a year after his cancer diagnosis, Pittsburgh running back and 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year James Conner rejoined his teammates for training camp. Conner's remarkable story is one of several examples of high-profile college football players returning to action after missing much of the 2015 season. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 688 words, photos.

FBC--CALIFORNIA-HAWAII

SYDNEY — Hawaii players sped through early-morning drills with traditional island music emanating from a single speaker in one of the end zones. Across town, California held a final, closed workout except for the curious eyes of a half-dozen or so Sydney police officers wondering what all the fuss was about. It was fine-tuning day Friday for Cal and Hawaii as the Golden Bears and Rainbow Warriors prepared for Saturday's season-opening game of the college football season at Sydney's Olympic stadium. By Dennis Passa. SENT: 769 words, photos.

Also

— FBC--T25-NORTH CAROLINA-BECKMAN — By Aaron Beard. SENT: 500 words, photos.

— FBC--AUBURN QUARTERBACK — By John Zenor. SENT: 546 words, photos.

— FBC--T25-FLORIDA-SUSPENSIONS — By Mark Long. SENT: 364 words.

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ALSO

— HKN--AVALANCHE-BEDNAR — By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 605 words, photos.

— SOC--FIFA INVESTIGATION-BLATTER — By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 622 words, photos.

— ATH--DIAMOND LEAGUE-ATHLETISSIMA — By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 567 words, photos.

— TEN--CONNECTICUT OPEN — By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 451 words.

— TEN--WINSTON-SALEM — SENT: 165 words.

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Time Schedule

BASEBALL

Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

Colorado at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

Minnesota at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.

Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.

San Diego at Miami, 7:10 p.m.

Kansas City at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Angels at Detroit, 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

Seattle at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Houston, 8:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.

Oakland at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.

Cincinnati at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

Atlanta at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

NFL PRESEASON

Buffalo at Washington, 7:30 p.m.

New England at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m.

Green Bay at San Francisco, 10 p.m.

WNBA

Minnesota at Connecticut, 7 p.m.

New York at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

Atlanta at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Dallas at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

Los Angeles at Seattle, 10 p.m.

MLS

Colorado at Real Salt Lake, 8 p.m.

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