BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

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

- DETROIT - The Tigers continue to surge back into the AL wild-card race, and go for their sixth straight win when rookie Michael Fulmer (10-4, 2.58 ERA) takes on the Angels. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 7:10 p.m.

- NEW YORK - Jeremy Hellickson (10-7) starts for the Phillies against Noah Syndergaard (11-7) and the wild card-hopeful Mets. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 7:10 p.m.

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- Despite everything that Serena Williams has won and done, her sense of self can still fluctuate based on the outcome of a particular match. Doesn't always seem to matter that she owns a record-tying 22 major singles titles heading into the U.S. Open, which begins Monday with a retractable roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the first time. SENT: 800 words, photos

- NEW YORK - A few weeks ago, Monica Puig was a player outside the top 30 with one career title who had never made it past the fourth round at a major. Now she comes into the U.S. Open as an Olympic gold medalist. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.

- FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Patrick Reed had a two-shot lead over Rickie Fowler and Emiliano Grillo going into the third round of The Barclays. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6:30 p.m.

- OAKLAND, Calif. - Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders take on Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans in the third exhibition game. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Starts 8 p.m.

- DENVER - Trevor Siemian has chance to wind up as Denver's starting quarterback if he has a good showing against the Rams in Saturday night's exhibition game. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Starts 9:05 p.m.

- A preview of Sunday's NFL exhibition games. UPCOMING: 750 words.

- PRIDDIS, Alberta - Ariya Jutanugarn took a three-stroke lead into the third round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 10 p.m.

- FORT WORTH, Texas - The IndyCar Series race at Texas resumes after a 2 1/2-month delay, with James Hinchcliffe leading. The race was first postponed a day in June and then red-flagged after 71 laps the next day because of rain. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos. Race scheduled to resume at 9:15 p.m.

- SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium - With Lewis Hamilton starting from the back of the grid after making too many engine changes this season, Mercedes rival Nico Rosberg has a chance to score some big points at the Belgian Grand Prix. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

- LINCOLN, Neb. - Finally, Brad Simpson can call himself a scholarship player at a big-time football school. It's taken him four years, and he's run up student-loan debt into the tens of thousands of dollars. With one season to play, he says his walk-on experience at Nebraska has been worth every penny. SENT: 950 words, photos.

- COLUMBUS, Ohio - ''The Edge'' is this year's motivational mantra in the Ohio State football program, one of the latest tactics to motivate millennial players in an age of social media, digital flash and diminished attention spans. SENT: 600 words, photos.

- EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - In the final dress rehearsal for the regular season for most of both teams' starters, Eli Manning and the Giants take on Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Starts 7:30 p.m.