Thursday, August 4, 2011

sports preview

Some of the stories the AP is covering Thursday.
AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods, recovered from injuries, is set to tee off in a tournament for the first time in three months at the Bridgestone Invitational.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder says defensive tackle Mike Patterson has a brain condition, and may require surgery. The player is undergoing further tests after suffering a seizure at practice Wednesday.
With the NFL year set to officially start Thursday afternoon, the league and the players are still trying to agree on final terms of a new collective bargaining agreement.
Alex Rodriguez’s publicist says the Yankees third baseman is looking forward to cooperating with Major League Baseball in its investigation of his alleged involvement in illegal poker games.
STANFORD, Calif. — Nathan Adrian leads the field for the men’s 50-meter freestyle, while Jessica Hardy attempts a double in the women’s 50 free and the 100 breaststroke at the U.S. national championships. Finals start 9 p.m.
CHICAGO — U.S. men’s soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann is expected to announce the roster for his first game as coach of the American team.
DALLAS — Big 12 preview: Oklahoma is the favorite to win another championship in the newly trimmed-down conference.
INDIANAPOLIS — Hall of Fame profile: Kurt Warner understood what made the Greatest Show on Turf work. It wasn’t necessarily his strong, accurate arm or those speedy receivers that stretched defenses to the limit. The Rams secret weapon was Marshall Faulk’s brilliant mind -- and it’s a big reason he’s headed to Canton, Ohio this weekend.
ATLANTA — As a record heat wave sweeps across the South, high school football has been pummeled with one tragedy after another. Two players from Georgia drop dead. Another in South Carolina. Still another in Florida. Even a coach in Texas. It’s time to take another look at how well we’re protecting our kids.


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