Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sports stories under consideration at The Oakland Press

Some of the stories the AP is covering Thursday.
— The trades and cuts keeps coming in the NFL: Reggie Bush to Miami, Albert Haynesworth exiled to New England and plenty of other moves expected. This is the first day veterans can be released.
— NEW YORK — NFL doctors and experts in heat-related illnesses have spoken with each team. The calls take on added importance following the end of the 4 1/2-month lockout.
— PHILADELPHIA — Carlos Beltran is expected to be in the lineup for the San Francisco Giants for their series finale against the Phillies in a game between division leaders. Game starts 7:05 p.m.
— SHANGHAI — Ryan Lochte sets the first world record since high-tech bodysuits were banned at the start of last year, beating Michael Phelps in the 200-meter individual medley at the world championships.
— CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Brittany Lincicome has the early lead in the first round of the Women’s British Open, where Yani Tseng is the defending champion.
— WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Stuart Appleby begins defense of his Greenbrier Classic title at The Greenbrier resort. Phil Mickelson and Tom Watson are in the field.
— TOLEDO, Ohio — The opening round of the U.S. Senior Open, with Bernhard Langer defending his title and coming back from a thumb injury.
— CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A day after firing football coach Butch Davis, North Carolina also will start searching for a new athletic director. Dick Baddour plans to leave after 14 years as soon as the school can hire a replacement.
— LOS ANGELES — Two-time Olympic snowboard champ Shaun White plans a revolutionary skateboarding trick at the X Games this weekend.
— MEDELLIN, Colombia — Spain will be the favorite to add another World Cup to its trophy case — this time the Under-20 World Cup. The showcase for young soccer talent begins Friday.


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