BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will move about 3 p.m. All times EDT.
- WIMBLEDON, England - Past Wimbledon champions Serena Williams and Petra Kvitova are in third-round action, as are American men Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish, Sam Querrey and comeback kid Brian Baker. Sent. Will be updated.
- LIEGE, Belgium - Cadel Evans embarks on his Tour de France title defense among the 198 riders starting the three-week journey through Belgium, France and Switzerland. Saturday's short prologue in the post-industrial Belgian city of Liege will give the Australian champ and Britain's Bradley Wiggins - seen by many as Evans' main challenger - the chance to show their form.
- BETHESDA, Md. - Saturday figures to be awfully quiet at Congressional for the third round of the AT&T National. Because of a powerful storm that uprooted dozens of trees, including a 75-foot tree that crashed across the 14th fairway, the tournament was closed to spectators and volunteers because of safety concerns. Sent. Will be updated.
- OMAHA, Neb. - This is the rubber match. Birthday boy Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte have their final showdown of the U.S. Olympic trials, facing each other in the 200-meter individual medley shortly after Lochte races as the favorite in the 200 backstroke.
- EUGENE, Ore. - Even though the focus is on the women's 200 meters and the resolution of the weeklong controversy over the dead heat for third in the 100, spots on the Olympic team are on the line in several events as the U.S. track trials continue.
- SAN JOSE, Calif. - The U.S. men will know two of their Olympians on Saturday night, and Danell Leyva and John Orozco have the inside track going into the second day of trials.
- SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Zito pitches for the San Francisco Giants against fellow six-game winner Mat Latos in the third game of a four-game set with the Cincinnati Reds.
- ROGERS, Ark. - Veronica Felibert looks to maintain her lead in the LPGA's NW Arkansas Championship, with LPGA Championship winner Shanshan Feng one shot behind at Pinnacle Country Club.