BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

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

- BLACKSBURG, Va. - Ohio State, the defending champion and unanimous preseason No. 1, begins its title defense against Virginia Tech, the only team to beat the Buckeyes last season. Game starts 8 p.m.

- NEW YORK - Roger Federer faces big-serving John Isner under the lights at the U.S. Open. Stan Wawrinka takes on Donald Young in another Switzerland vs. United States match in the afternoon.

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- NORTON, Mass. - Henrik Stenson is in front, one shot ahead of Rickie Fowler going into the Labor Day finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship. This is the second event of the FedEx Cup playoff.

- ANAHEIM, Calif. - Zack Greinke (15-3, 1.59 ERA) starts for the Dodgers against his former team in the Freeway Series. The NL West leaders face an Angels team in the wild-card mix. Game starts 9 p.m.

- WASHINGTON - The Nationals, winners of five straight and four games off the lead, look to gain on the first-place Mets. Washington's Max Scherzer faces New York's Jonathon Niese. Game starts 1:05 p.m.

- Season previews on all 32 NFL teams.

- PITTSBURGH - The snarl is still there, just not as much. This is the calmer, wiser and decidedly older James Harrison than the one who spent half a decade terrifying the NFL with vicious hits.

- FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith is expected to speak to the media for the first time since a teammate broke his jaw with a punch in the locker room last month.

- EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Jason Pierre-Paul, the star defensive end who severely injured his hand in a firework accident, might finally report to the New York Giants.

- DEL MAR, Calif. - Nyquist, undefeated in two starts, is the early 5-2 favorite for the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity, won last year by American Pharoah. Post time 8:40 p.m.

- INDIANAPOLIS - Stephanie White worked as a player, broadcaster and assistant before becoming the Indiana Fever's coach. The rookie coach has her team is in the playoffs for a record 11th straight season.

- THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The same Dutch team that humiliated Spain early in last year's World Cup is fading fast. The Netherlands is on the brink of missing out on next year's expanded European Championship.