A look ahead to top enterprise and feature stories planned globally by AP Sports. New digests will go out each Thursday and Monday and will be repeated on other weekdays. Please note that story plans may change depending on news and other issues.|
For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues Noah Spence Jersey , contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport(at)ap.org or 877-836-9477. For reruns, call the Service Desk 800-838-4616 or your local AP bureau.
As with all our operations, we welcome and want your feedback. If you have thoughts or questions about the Sports Showcase Digest or the material listed, please reach out to Oskar Garcia, deputy sports editor for presentation and storytelling, at 215-446-6632 or at ogarcia(at)ap.org.
All times are Eastern.
NOTE: The story slugged FBN–Wentz’s Comeback will now be moving on Wednesday, June 13, not this Friday.
FRIDAY, June 8
One fan thumps his chest with his fist. Another raises a Senegalese flag high in the air. Around them, hundreds of others holler, jump and dart about in wild celebration. Sadio Mane has scored. Described as a quiet kid Vontae Davis Jersey , even shy, the Liverpool forward showed determination and focus at a young age to emerge form a rural village and find international stardom in Europe. Senegal now expects him to deliver at the World Cup. By Ken Maguire. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos by 5 a.m. Friday.
MONDAY, June 11
SAO PAULO – Teacher Ari Mascarenhas could have picked a high-tech gadget or flashy app to help his eighth grade students with their Portuguese language grammar, reading and text interpretation. Instead, he is finding a creative way to use something completely analog: the World Cup sticker book, which features national team players of countries getting ready to compete in Russia later this month. The album is all the rage among soccer fans in Brazil and around the world, even if it is decidedly old school. ”In such a divisive world we can still swap, trade and have something in common,” said Mascarenhas, who like many adults LeSean McCoy Jersey , does his own buying and trading of stickers. By Mauricio Savarese. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 3 a.m. Monday.
WEDNESDAY, June 13
PHILADELPHIA – Carson Wentz was having an MVP season before a torn ACL forced him to the sideline where he watched Nick Foles lead the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory. Wentz has a mission to return for Week 1 but his return comes with interesting circumstances: He’s got no pressure to return right away because the Eagles can lean on the Super Bowl MVP to start the season. And that’s not necessarily a threat to Wentz, whose friendship with Foles appears without the strain seen in other famed NFL tandems like Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers or Joe Montana and Steve Young. That has allowed Wentz to pursue other interests while rehabbing, like building a sports complex during a mission trip to Haiti, with the comfort of knowing his job is reasonably safe if he plays well once he comes back. By Rob Maaddi. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos by 3 a.m. Friday.
Again, if you have questions about the Sports Showcase Digest or the material listed, please reach out to Oskar Garcia at 215-446-6632 or ogarcia(at)ap.org.
Saquon Barkley got an incredulous look on his face when asked if he was hoping to play in the New York Giants' preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday.Hoping was not an option as far as the second overall pick in the NFL draft was concerned. The halfback from Penn State wants to play, even though the Giants cut back his workload last week Steve Bartkowski Jersey , leaving many to wonder if he was a little dinged after 10 days of training camp.
Coach Pat Shurmur put the injury speculation to rest when talking to the media on Monday. He said Barkley is physically fine and the team is just managing his workload.
It seemed odd, though, on Saturday when the Giants didn't give Barkley a snap after limiting his carries a day earlier.
Shurmur downplayed it, saying the rookie has been getting plenty of work in drills not open to the media.
Barkley believes he is ready. He has worked hard, picked the brains of quarterback Eli Manning and veteran running back Jonathan Stewart, gotten to know his linemen and seems to have grasped the offense as well as can be expected for a newcomer.
Shurmur said the 21-year-old is making mistakes but learning from every one.
"Hoping? I plan to play," Barkley said Monday. "That's like I don't know; I haven't experienced an NFL preseason game yet, but I think that hoping would be like, I am hoping I am good to go for that game. I am more than capable to playing now. I am just happy inside to play in my first NFL game. Hopefully I can maximize every rep."
Barkley said he never had this much time to take care of his body in college. He noted that in his final season at Penn State he had to juggle training camp with taking finals from summer school classes.
Being hit for the first time in the NFL is something Barkley wants to happen.
"The first hit is something that knocks everything out, whereever your nerve is, you are overthinking stuff. It definitely helps."
Barkley isn't looking to gain a specific amount of yards or touchdowns. He wants to maximize every chance he gets and to have no missed assignments.
Manning said the best advice he has given Barkley is to take what the defense is giving on each play and realize you are not going to score on every play.
"Understand that expectations are going to be high Duron Harmon Jersey , and don't worry about that," Manning said. "That's what you have a team for and you have a job to do. Take what they give you and when the opportunity comes and there is a hole and you get to the safety, that's your opportunity to make a guy miss and make something special happen."
Defensive coordinator James Bettcher said Barkley has been a good test for his defense.
"There's no question," he said. "I dealt with a guy of that nature and we've talked about it here at this stand before is (David Johnson), an Arizona guy that can split out and try to create mismatches, a guy that can run the ball extremely well between the tackles, and coordinators are going to have a fun time figuring out how they're going to get their matchups right."
Shurmur said he was still working on how much everyone will play Thursday at MetLife Stadium. He said he wants to see his whole roster since performance in games carries more weight than training camp in determining the 53-man roster.
Womens Ronnie Harrison Jersey