BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT:

- CANTON, Ohio - Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis is among eight inductees, including the late Junior Seau and Charles Haley, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ceremony starts 7 p.m.

- AKRON, Ohio - Jim Furyk has a four-shot lead over Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and Shane Lowry entering the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational. The PGA Championship is next week.

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- KAZAN, Russia - South Africa's Chad le Clos keeps his 100-meter butterfly title at the world championships, edging Laszlo Cseh in the absence of Olympic champion Michael Phelps.

- SAN ANTONIO - Coming off one of the best races of his career, Michael Phelps is a bit sluggish and is second fastest in morning preliminaries for the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. national championships.

- ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Mets, leading the NL East by 2 1/2 games, go for their eighth straight victory when they face the Tampa Bay Rays. Game starts 6:10 p.m.

- NEW YORK - Gaining ground on the first-place Yankees and winners of six straight, the Toronto Blue Jays send David Price to the mound against New York's Ivan Nova. Game starts 1:05 p.m.

- BUFFALO, N.Y. - Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane has hired a lawyer while he is under police investigation over something that may have happened at his offseason home last weekend.

- WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - AJ Allmendinger and surging Kyle Busch have a lot at stake at Watkins Glen International. Both drivers enter Sunday's Sprint Cup race with an eye on NASCAR's postseason.

- CANTON, Ohio - Adrian Peterson is working his way back from a long suspension. The star running back will not play Sunday night in the Vikings-Steelers Hall of Fame game that opens preseason play.

- WASHINGTON - Marin Cilic faces Kei Nishikori in the Citi Open semifinals, a rematch of their U.S. Open final 11 months ago.

- EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The $1.2 million Hambletonian is run, with filly champion Mission Brief and colt champion Pinkman highlighting the trotting showcase at the Meadowlands. Post time about 5:15 p.m.

- LONDON - The English Premier League returns with Manchester United hosting Tottenham in the opening game and Chelsea beginning its title defense against Swansea.