BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

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

- NEW YORK - Serena Williams resumes her bid to complete the Grand Slam, playing unseeded Roberta Vinci in the postponed U.S. Open women's semifinals.

- NEW YORK - The New York Yankees host Josh Donaldson and the power-hitting Toronto Blue Jays in the opener of a big series for first place in the AL East. Game starts 7:05 p.m.

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- PITTSBURGH - Sure, the headsets didn't work so hot, but neither did much else for the Pittsburgh Steelers in an opening loss to the Patriots.

- MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Timberwolves discuss the status of coach and basketball operations boss Flip Saunders, who has been undergoing treatment for lymphoma.

- RICHMOND, Va. - The stakes are high for Saturday night's regular-season finale at Richmond International Raceway, where not even Jeff Gordon is secure in earning a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.

- SALT LAKE CITY - No. 24 Utah hosts in-state rival Utah State in nonconference football action. The Utes are coming off an emotional win over Michigan in the season opener. Game starts 9 p.m.

- SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Kentucky coach John Calipari and former NBA All-Stars Dikembe Mutombo and Spencer Haywood are among the 11-member class to be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

- LAS VEGAS - The wrestling world championships continue with Russia teenager Abdul Sadulaev as the heavy favorite in 86 kilograms.