BC-AP Sports Digest

BC-AP Sports Digest,1011

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WASHINGTON — The problem was Brazil, not the president's presence. The U.S. Olympic basketball players said they weren't nervous about playing in front of President Barack Obama, nor were they thrown off by the lengthy delay while the first fan took his seat just before tip-off. LeBron James scored 30 points, and the U.S. rallied from an early 10-point deficit to beat Brazil 80-69 on Monday night in its final exhibition game on home soil. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney.

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— Obama: No Reason We Shouldn't Bring Home Gold & U.S. Men's Basketball Team Wins After Bad Start.

— LeBron James scored 30 points and the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team rallied from an early 10-point deficit to beat Brazil 80-69.

— The U.S. men's basketball team visited Arlington National Cemetery to pay tribute to the nation's fallen soldiers ahead of the London Olympic games.



Joey Votto is scheduled for knee surgery and Jose Bautista is out with a wrist injury. Two of baseball's best hitters were sidelined in a matter of hours Monday, one night before Roy Halladay and CC Sabathia return to the mound. The way things are shaping up this summer, injuries could play a key role in pennant races all over the majors. By Mike Fitzpatrick.


PAU, France — Pierrick Fedrigo of France won the 15th stage of the Tour de France while Bradley Wiggins kept the overall lead by staying with his rivals in the main pack far behind. The 99-mile route from Samatan to Pau was mostly flat, but teams with strong sprinters didn't try to chase down Fedrigo and Christian Vande Velde of the U.S. in the final breakaway. By Jamey Keaten.

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LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England — As Lee Westwood and Luke Donald were coming toward the end of their practice round on what had been another awful day of English weather, a strange thing happened. The thick clouds began to break up in the western sky. There was patches of blue and, yes, even a brief glimpse of the sun. For a few glorious moments Monday, Westwood and Donald were putting through shadows on the 16th green. An omen, perhaps? By National Writer Paul Newberry.

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— LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England — GLF--British Open Five-Lytham. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson.


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Butch Davis wants to be a head coach again. North Carolina fired him last July amid a series of embarrassing revelations during an NCAA investigation of his football program. The school said there was too much damage for him to stay even though he wasn't linked to a violation, and now he's working as a consultant with an NFL team hoping to become a head coach again. By Aaron Beard.

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Knile Davis hasn't seen the video of the play, the one called "47" that ended his season before it even began last August. The Arkansas running back doesn't need to see the play to remember. The details of a broken ankle are still fresh in his mind, a daily reminder and motivation during his quest to return to the field this season. Davis' return figures to be one of the most followed story lines for the Razorbacks. By Kurt Voigt.

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Olympic Spotlight:


LONDON — Athletes, officials and media from all over the world are pouring into Heathrow Airport for the Olympics, the first wave of a record number of passengers expected to pass through Europe's largest airport for the games that begin July 27. By Danica Kirka. Sent.

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Joe Paterno's family "vehemently" disagrees with the findings of a special investigator who described the late coach as one of four high-ranking university officials who covered up child sex abuse scandal. The family promises its own investigation. By Michael Rubinkam. Sent.

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— STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State-Paterno Statue. School says no decision yet on future of Joe Paterno statue. Sent.


This would have been such an easy decision in February. Jeremy Lin was the biggest thing in basketball, and no way the Knicks would have let him go elsewhere. Now, knowing his price and with no assurance he'll play as he did when Linsanity reigned, the Knicks may allow Lin to leave for Houston. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. Sent.

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— SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Big East-Syracuse. By John Kekis. Sent.

— BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — FBC--SEC-Slive. By John Zenor. Sent.

— RIGA, Latvia — BKN--Warriors-Biedrins. Sent.

— SACRAMENTO, Calif. — BKN--Raptors-Kings Trade. Sent.

— LOS ANGELES — BKN--NBA China. Sent.

— LONDON — TEN--Rankings-Federer Record. Sent.

— ATLANTA — TEN--Atlanta-Olympians. By Charles Odum.

— GSTAAD, Switzerland — TEN--Gstaad. Sent.

— CARLSBAD, Calif. — TEN--Carlsbad. Sent.

— NEW YORK — Franchise Values. Sent.

— MOSCOW — SOC--Russia-Capello. Sent.

— GLASGOW, Scotland — SOC--SPL-Dundee FC. Sent.

— PRINCETON, N.J. — Ivy League Concussions. Sent.

— LAS VEGAS — World Series of Poker. Sent.

Tuesday's Time Schedule (EDT)

American League

L.A. Angels at Detroit, 7:05 p.m.

Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.

Baltimore at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.

Seattle at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.

Texas at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.

National League

N.Y. Mets at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

Arizona at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.

San Francisco at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.

Miami at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.

St. Louis at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.

Houston at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.

Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.