Youth baseball/softball agate (for Scoreboard)
Possible local-area roundup
High school softball:
— MISPTS 6-16 Softball All-State....Lauren Johnson and Kaylee Ranburger of Daviess County are among the area players who have earned All-State honors from the Kentucky High School Softball Coaches Association. By Jim Pickens, with mugs of Lauren Johnson and Kaylee Ranburger.
Girls' high school basketball
— MISPTS 6-16 Muhlenberg lawsuit .... Two former players on the Muhlenberg County girls' basketball team, Makayla Sampson and Kerra Vincent, are suing MCHS head coach Mike Harper and an assortment of other school personnel, along with Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear — alleging Harper created an environment of harrassment and intimidation and ignored of one of the former players to the point she now suffers ongoing issues. By Joseph Russell.
— MISPTS 6-16 mikayla berry update.....Former Owensboro Catholic star Mikayla Berry was highly productive for the Kentucky All-Stars in their recent series against Indiana. Now, Berry prepares for her freshman season at Bellarmine University. By Mark Mathis, with Mikayla Berry mug.
CLEVELAND — Golden State's Draymond Green is back from his one-game suspension for flagrant fouls, and surely knows that the reaction awaiting him in Cleveland on Thursday night in Game 6 of the NBA Finals — when the Warriors will try to close out their second straight title — won't be friendly. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 3 p.m.
— BKN--NBA FINALS-BOGUT — Golden State center Andrew Bogut out for remainder of NBA Finals with left knee injury. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.
— BKN--NBA FINALS-SAGER — Craig Sager will help ESPN/ABC with the broadcast of Game 6 on Thursday night. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 300 words, photos.
OAKMONT, Pa. — Phil Mickelson was fresh out of college when he made his U.S. Open debut with a 68 at Pebble Beach. He shot 81 the next day, perhaps a precursor to his experiences in a major he thought he would have won by now. He turns 46 on Thursday and embarks on yet another try to win the only major to elude him. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4:30 p.m.
MARSEILLE, France — Organized, violent Russian hooligans have left their mark on the European Championship to a mixed reception back home. The Kremlin has an uneasy relationship with such groups, which can be politically useful but also a threat to public order and an international embarrassment as Russian prepares for the 2018 World Cup. By James Ellingworth. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.
DETROIT — Hundreds of people, including Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky and Gary Bettman, bid farewell to Gordie Howe at a packed funeral in Detroit. "How do I do justice to the life of a living legend — my own hero? I still pinch myself at the realization that he was my father," Murray Howe told the crowd at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, about six miles from the home of his father's longtime team, the Detroit Red Wings. By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. SENT: 540 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m.
CLEVELAND — LeBron James has seen too many opponents celebrate championships on his home floor. San Antonio in 2007, Dallas in 2011, Golden State last year — and the Cleveland star will stop at nothing to ensure he doesn't see it again Thursday night, when the Cavaliers try to force the Warriors to Game 7 of these NBA Finals. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m.
— BKN--NBA FINALS-LOVE — After 5 games of Finals, Cleveland's Kevin Love still seeking his rhythm. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 660 words, photos.
GLF--US OPEN-FOWNES' VISION
OAKMONT, Pa. — Henry Fownes set out to create a masterpiece when he carved Oakmont out of the western Pennsylvania hills in 1903. Over a century later, the former iron manufacturer's vision endures. The mentally and physically draining challenge that awaits the field this week during the U.S. Open's ninth visit is exactly what Fownes had in mind. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6 p.m.
OAKMONT, Pa. — A year removed from his greatest disappointment in a major, Dustin Johnson returns to the U.S. Open confident in his game and his ability to close it out. The worst memory is the most recent one — a three-putt from 12 feet on the final hole at Chambers Bay. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6 p.m.
— GLF--US OPEN-CHAMPION CADDIE. Nick Flanagan won the U.S. Amateur at Oakmont in 2003 and returns as a caddie. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m.
— GLF--US OPEN-NOTEBOOK. By Jim Litke. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 6 p.m.
— GLF--US OPEN-FIVE TOUGHEST— Oakmont, Winged Foot and other U.S. Opens that were considered the toughest. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 800 words, photos.
— GLF--US OPEN-VIRTUAL REALITY — Virtual reality the latest new high-tech way to watch sports. By Rachel Cohen. SENT: 700 words, photo.
AP Sports Extra: US Open. A paginated preview of the U.S. Open is available in AP Exchange. The pages take a closer look at the storied Oakmont course and the top players to watch. Click on the AP Sports Extra link or the Graphics tab and search for Sports Extra to access the full broadsheet, half broadsheet and tab versions of the page. For questions, contact Barry Bedlan at email@example.com
The World Anti-Doping Agency says Russian athletes and government agencies continue to obstruct and deceive drug testers, even as Russia tries to regain its place in Olympic track and field. In a report published two days before a key vote on whether to readmit Russia's track team for the Rio Olympics, WADA said testers have been intimidated by officials from Russia's FSB security service and that packages containing samples have been tampered with by Russian customs services. By James Ellingworth. SENT: 900 words, photos.
Nations could qualify up to five riders for road cycling at the Rio Olympics. The U.S. got two spots, fewer than such nations as Iran and Morocco. How did such an embarrassment happen? Injuries, bad luck and a convoluted qualification system. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 750 words, photos.
LILLE, France — French police use tear gas to disperse English soccer fans at the European Championship, the fourth time England fans have been involved in violent incidents since the start of the tournament. After a match between Russia and Slovakia ends in the north French city of Lille, police chase large groups of English fans through the back streets around the city's main railway station. By Eric Willemsen and John Leicester. SENT: 740 words, photos.
— EURO 2016-THE LATEST — Real-time updates. Developing throughout day.
Coverage of Wednesday games:
— SOC--EURO 2016-RUSSIA-SLOVAKIA — Slovakia compounds Russia's problems with 2-1 win. By Soccer Writer Rob Harris.
— SOC--EURO 2016-ROMANIA-SWITZERLAND — Switzerland and Romania draw 1-1 at Euro 2016. By Graham Dunbar.
— SOC--EURO 2016-FRANCE-ALBANIA — UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4:30 p.m. By Jerome Pugmire. Game started 3 p.m.
Previews of Thursday games:
— SOC--EURO 2016-ENGLAND-WALES — By Steve Douglas. SENT: 550 words.
— SOC--EURO 2016-UKRAINE-NORTHERN IRELAND — By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 320 words.
— SOC--EURO 2016-GERMANY-POLAND — By Ciaran Fahey. SENT: 460 words.
SEATTLE — John Brooks has stood out for the United States during the Copa America and is a significant reason the Americans are in the quarterfinals Thursday night against Ecuador. Often a defender getting noticed can be a negative. In Brooks' case, it could be a sign that the U.S. has finally found a central defender. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 600 words by 7:30 p.m.
FBN--SUPER BOWL HANGOVER
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos break for summer vacation with plenty of questions still unanswered, including who will be under center when they return and will Aqib Talib be able to play, but the biggest unknown is whether superstar Von Miller will sign a long-term deal. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 4 p.m.
— FBN--BILLS-KATHRYN SMITH — Buffalo Bills special teams assistant Kathryn Smith addresses reporters for the first time since January, when she became the NFL's first full-time female coach. By John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 5 p.m.
— FBN--TITANS-RECEIVERS — Titans coach Mike Mularkey seeks more help for Marcus Mariota from Tennessee's wide receivers. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.
— FBN--JETS-GOOD GENO — With Ryan Fitzpatrick missing from minicamp, Geno Smith steps up his role with the New York Jets. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.
— Other team stories from minicamp.
WASHINGTON — Unbeaten Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals take on Jason Hammel and the Chicago Cubs in the finale of a three-game set between first-place teams. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 3:05 p.m.
— BBN--ROCKIES-REYES — Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes, who completed a 59-day suspension for violating Major League Baseball's new domestic violence policy, is designated for assignment. SENT: 440 words, photo.
— TEN--GERRY WEBER OPEN — Roger Federer beats Struff, Kei Nishikori quits Gerry Weber Open. SENT: 220 words, photos.
— TEN--MALLORCA OPEN — Jelena Jankovic overcomes disastrous start to survive in Spain. SENT: 80 words.
— TEN--QUEEN'S — Milos Raonic dominates after bad light to beat Kyrgios at Queen's. SENT: 130 words, photos.
— TEN--WIMBLEDON-WILD CARDS — Radek Stepanek, Dustin Brown get wild cards into main Wimbledon draw. SENT: 130 words.
BBC--COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-ALCOHOL
OMAHA, Neb. — The beer taps will be open to the general public for the first time at the College World Series starting Saturday, part of a pilot program that could lead to alcohol sales at more NCAA championship events. By Eric Olson. SENT: 750 words, photos.
— BBC--CWS-FLORIDA-ALONSO — Florida first baseman Peter Alonso is the hottest hitter headed to Omaha. By Mark Long. SENT: 600 words, photos.
— BBC--CWS-TCU-BACK TO OMAHA — TCU Frogs going back to Omaha for 3rd straight year. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 600 words, photos.
SURFING SHARK SURVIVOR
HONOLULU — It's a feat that few have the bravery or physical ability to attempt: taking on one of the world's most dangerous waves while competing against the best surfers in the sport. But Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm to a shark at age 13, charges the waves. Now 26, she knocked the top-ranked female surfer out of the competition during the World Surf League Fiji Women's Pro last month, inspiring even her fellow competitors. By Cathy Bussewitz. SENT: 650 words, photos.
— HKN--PENGUINS PARADE — 400,000 fans greet Pittsburgh Penguins at Stanley Cup parade. SENT: 500 words, photos.
— PISTORIUS — Oscar Pistorius walks on his stumps as part of plea for leniency. By Christopher Torchia and Gerald Imray. SENT: 690 words, photos, video.
— BBO--BASEBALL CAPSULES.
Wednesday's Time Schedule (CDT)
N.Y. Yankees at Colorado, 2:10 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 2:40 p.m.
Miami at San Diego, 2:40 p.m.
Milwaukee at San Francisco, 2:45 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Washington, 3:05 p.m.
Toronto at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.
Baltimore at Boston, 6:10 p.m.
Seattle at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m.
Cincinnati at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m.
Houston at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m.
Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.
Cleveland at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m.
Minnesota at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m.
Texas at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.