BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

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

- NEW YORK - Serena Williams resumes her Grand Slam bid in the U.S. Open quarterfinals when she plays sister Venus Williams for the 27th time. Match starts 7 p.m.

- NEW YORK - The AP releases its first regular-season college football rankings. Poll to be sent about 2 p.m.

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- WASHINGTON - Matt Harvey pitches for the first time since creating a stir over his late-season availability when the first-place Mets face a Nationals team looking to gain on New York. Game starts 7:05 p.m.

- ANAHEIM, Calif. - Clayton Kershaw, having regained his Cy Young form, starts for a Dodgers team that has won 12 of 14. The Angels need wins to stay in the AL wild card race. Game starts 10 p.m.

- NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he is willing to lessen his role in the player discipline process. But he tells ESPN Radio he's still reluctant to give up final say.

- Many hardcore NFL fans prefer watching games at home or in sports bars. So the league is trying to bring more people to stadiums by turning games into all-day events that have the feel of a theme park.

- NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The bright lights will be on for the debuts of rookie quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. They face each other Sunday when Mariota's Titans visit Winston's Buccaneers.

- PITTSBURGH - This is a calmer and decidedly older James Harrison than the one who spent half a decade terrifying the NFL with vicious hits. Now he wants to leave his stamp as a winner and leader.

- FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The U.S. men's national team, coming off a 2-1 victory over Peru, plays five-time World Cup champion Brazil in an exhibition game. Game starts 8 p.m.

- Switzerland can earn a spot in the European Championship with a victory over England at Wembley Stadium. England already has qualified for the Euros.

- NORTON, Mass. - No one is complaining about points and projections in the FedEx Cup, but only because there's a more mysterious math project - how Jordan Spieth could miss the cut and go back to No. 1.

- MONZA, Italy - In a season rendered increasingly dull by Lewis Hamilton's dominance, Formula One can count itself lucky that the star British driver has grown into such an entertaining showman.