Wednesday, August 3, 2011

sports preview under consideration at The Oakland Press

Some of the stories the AP is covering Wednesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m.
All times EDT:
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson was alert, stable and joking in a hospital after suffering a seizure at a training camp practice at Lehigh University.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame reinstates wide receiver Michael Floyd four months after his arrest on drunken driving charges.
SAN FRANCISCO — Jason Marquis makes his Diamondbacks debut as Arizona tries for sole possession of first place in the NL West and a sweep against All-Star Ryan Vogelsong and the San Francisco Giants. Starts at 3:45 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Nationals go for a three-game sweep of the Braves, who have not been swept this season in a series of three games or more. Starts 1:05 p.m.
MINEOLA, N.Y. — The owner of the New York Islanders says he’s “not giving up on Long Island” after voters rejected a plan to borrow $400 million for a new hockey arena.
IRVING, Texas — A profile of Deion “Prime Time” Sanders in the days leading up to induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sanders’ supreme talented as well as his over-the-top antics have earned him enshrinement in his first year of eligibility.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell begins a tour of training camps at the Carolina Panthers. Developing from 6 p.m. availability.
SEC Preview: The Southeastern Conference must carry on without the last two Heisman Trophy winners, 10 first-round draft picks and a coach with two national titles. Still, it’s hard to count out what Alabama’s Nick Saban calls “the national league of college football” after a five-year reign over college football.


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