Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Friday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. A full Olympic Digest has been sent. All times EDT:
- NEW ORLEANS - The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press.
- RIO DE JANIERO - U.S swimmer Ryan Lochte has apologized for his behavior surrounding a late-night incident at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, saying he should have been more careful and candid about how he described what happened.
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- RIO DE JANEIRO - For his final act at the Olympics, Usain Bolt heads to the track as the headliner on a Jamaican relay team looking for its third straight gold medal. If they win it, Bolt will finish 9 for 9 over his career. Race starts 10:35 p.m.
- RIO DE JANEIRO - The U.S. men's basketball team tries to move within a victory of a third straight gold medal when it faces Spain, the team it beat in two tense finals in the last two Olympics. Game starts 2:30 p.m.
- ARLINGTON, Texas - Tony Romo is expected to make his preseason debut in the exhibition home opener for the Dallas Cowboys. Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins are set for Round 2 a week after a tepid start for the first-team offense. Game starts 8 p.m.
- Other preseason NFL games: New York Jets at Washington, 7:30 p.m.; Arizona at San Diego, 9 p.m.
- JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan and city officials break ground on the second phase of a $90 million upgrade to EverBank Field, which will be called Daily's Place. The new complex adjacent to the stadium will feature an amphitheater and an indoor practice facility.
- BALTIMORE - Wade Miley makes his fourth start for the Baltimore Orioles and will be seeking his first victory in a matchup against the Houston Astros, who have lost five in a row. Game starts 7:05 p.m.
- MASON, Ohio - Angelique Kerber tries to reach the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open and stay on track to surpass Serena Williams for the No. 1 ranking. Andy Murray is the top player left in the men's bracket.
- BRISTOL, Tenn. - Break time is over. With four races left before the championship chase, the push to make the Sprint Cup playoffs is on at Bristol Motor Speedway.
- LONG POND, Pa. - Juan Pablo Montoya finds himself in an unusual place as the IndyCar Series returns to Pocono Raceway. With four races left in the season, he's not the man to beat and plans to be a team player as Penske teammates Simon Pagenaud and Will Power try to make it a two-man race.