Wednesday, August 3, 2011

AP sports digest under consideration at The Oakland Press

Les Richter was an imposing figure at 6-foot-3 and almost 240 lbs., size that made him one of the most physical linebackers in the NFL and earned him the nickname “Dirty Les” for his aggressive play. That stayed on the field, though, as those who knew Richter away from football never saw that rough side of him. Richter will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer.
LATROBE, Pa. — Doug Legursky can’t wait to change his shoes. It’s nothing personal. The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman has no issue with the black-and-white cross-trainers he sported on the practice field at Saint Vincent College on Tuesday morning, he would just rather be in cleats. By Will Graves.
AP Photos.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans always prided themselves on having a strong offensive line when Mike Munchak coached the group. Now he’s the head coach, and nothing’s changed. They re-signed left guard Leroy Harris to bring back all five starters to block for Chris Johnson. By Teresa M. Walker.
AP Photos.
RENTON, Wash. — The first time the Seattle Seahawks put on pads during training camp, second-year offensive tackle Russell Okung managed to lock up with Red Bryant during a drill. Try telling Okung that the burly defensive end had major knee surgery less than a year ago. Just nine months after right knee surgery, Bryant has practiced without restrictions early in camp minus the occasional day off like he received on Tuesday. By Tim Booth.
— ALLEN PARK, Mich. — FBN--Lions Camp.
Also moved previously:
— ANDERSON, Ind. — FBN--Colts-Saturday’s Summer. By Michael Marot.
— FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — FBN--Jets-Sanchez’s Team. By Dennis Waszak Jr.
— OWINGS MILLS, Md. — FBN--Ravens-Boldin. By David Ginsburg.
— PITTSFORD, N.Y. — FBN--Bills-Rejuvenated Merriman. By John Wawrow.
— CHICAGO — FBN--Richard Dent-Hall of Fame. By Andrew Seligman.
— ASHBURN, Va. — FBN--Redskins-Buchanon Suspended.
— SAN ANTONIO — FBN--Cowboys-Bryant. By Jaime Aron.
— HOUSTON — FBN--Texans-Johnson. By Chris Duncan.
— BEREA, Ohio — FBN--Browns-Hodges Injured. By Tom Withers.
— SPARTANBURG, S.C. — FBN--Panthers-Otah. By Pete Iacobelli.
— MANKATO, Minn. — FBN--Vikings-Ponder’s Wait. By Jon Krawczynski.
— JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — FBN--Jaguars-Gabbert. By Mark Long.
— GEORGETOWN, Ky. — FBN--Bengals-Standing Around. By Joe Kay.
The NBA is plunging into the dog days of summer with amazingly nothing happening. Well, unless you enjoy barristers debating the finer points of labor law as much as you do Blake Griffin throwing down another outrageous dunk. In that case, this could be the season for you, basketball’s version of “Stern & Order.” Cha-chung! Coming off perhaps its most intriguing, thrilling, satisfying year since Michael Jordan was getting ready to retire a second time, the NBA seems perfectly willing to throw it all away. By National Writer Paul Newberry. This is a replacement column for National Columnist Jim Litke, who is on assignment.
AP Photos.
RALEIGH, N.C. — For the first time, Mike Glennon won’t have Russell Wilson looking over his shoulder at North Carolina State. The Wolfpack held their first practice of the post-Wilson era and they are putting the team in Glennon’s untested hands. By Joedy McCreary.
AP Photos.
Also moved previously:
— NEWPORT, R.I. — FBC--Big East Media Day. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo.
Also moved previously:
— BKN--NBA Labor. By Dave Campbell; BKN--Stern-Overseas. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney; BKN--NBA Lockout-Overseas Attractions. By Louise Watt; GLF--Woods Returns. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson; BBN--Mets-Santana; By Mike Fitzpatrick; FBN--Jets-Rex’s New Ink. By Dennis Waszak Jr; SWM--US Nationals. By Josh Dubow; CAR--NASCAR-Danica Patrick. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer; CAR--IndyCar Penalties; HKN--Canucks-Kesler Surgery; SOC--England-Racism. By Rob Harris; Youth Concussion Testing. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner; BOX--Pavlik Withdraws; CYC--USA Pro Cycling Challenge-Field. By Arnie Stapleton; CYC--BMC-Evans; TEN--Washington. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich; TEN--Carlsbad; TEN--Kitzbuehel; BBY--LLWS-Saudi Arabia; SOC--FIFA-British Criticism. By Graham Dunbar; RAC--Hambletonian Draw; BOX--Olympic Team Trials; GLF--Junior PGA Championship.
——— Wednesday’s Sports Schedule (EDT): BASEBALL
American League
Oakland at Seattle, 3:40 p.m.
Texas at Detroit, 7:05 p.m.
Cleveland at Boston, 7:10 p.m.
Toronto at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.
Baltimore at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.
Minnesota at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.
National League
Atlanta at Washington, 1:05 p.m.
St. Louis at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m.
Philadelphia at Colorado, 3:10 p.m.
Arizona at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.
Florida at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.
Cincinnati at Houston, 8:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.
Connecticut at Los Angeles, 3 p.m.
Real Salt Lake at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Chicago, 9 p.m.
Los Angeles at Portland, 10:30 p.m.


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