BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Friday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT.
- MEDINAH, Ill. - The Ryder Cup begins at Medinah featuring the strongest collection of players from the U.S. and Europe in the 85-year history of the matches. Two years ago, Europe won the trophy in Wales.
- NEW YORK - The NHL and players' union resume bargaining a day after the league scraps its entire preseason schedule. These talks, the first since the lockout began, are to discuss secondary issues.
- CHICAGO - The surging Rays resume their playoff chase against the slumping White Sox. Tampa Bay has won eight straight and is within two games of Oakland for the second AL wild card. Game starts 8:10 p.m.
- MINNEAPOLIS - The Tigers play the Twins and try to build on their two-game lead over the White Sox in the AL Central. Detroit has six games left, all on the road. Game starts 8:10 p.m.
- BALTIMORE - The Orioles are one game behind the first-place Yankees in the AL East. Baltimore faces a Red Sox team that is tied for last place and reduced to the role of spoiler. Game starts 7:05 p.m.
- BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Ravens can look toward a nice, long break after capping a run of four games in 18 days with a narrow victory over Cleveland.
- MIAMI - LeBron James won all there was for him to win last season - a couple of MVP awards and that elusive NBA title. On the eve of training camp for the Heat, he discusses his motivation for this year.
- PROVO, Utah - Hawaii coach Norm Chow faces former team BYU in a nationally televised game between schools coming off stinging losses. Game starts 8 p.m.
- MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - No. 25 Baylor plays No. 9 West Virginia in a Big 12 opener Saturday. The Bears want to prove they deserve to be ranked and the Mountaineers want to validate their top 10 standing.
- The WNBA playoffs resume with two games: Atlanta at Indiana (7 p.m.) and Seattle at Minnesota (9 p.m.).