• BC-Sports Showcase Digest


    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.

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    All times are Eastern.

    WEDNESDAY, April 17


    LOS ANGELES _ Katelyn Ohashi came to UCLA not sure if she wanted to continue to compete in gymnastics. Four years later, Ohashi is a social media darling with three viral floor routines and, according to coach Val Kondos-Field, “a better person, teammate and gymnast.” As Ohashi gets ready to compete in her final collegiate meet, she says she is happy to be walking away on her own terms and is looking to the future after graduating in June. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 950 words, photos by 3 a.m. Wednesday.


    ORDINO, ANDORRA _ Having done the right thing and exposed match-fixing crooks who offered him tens of thousands of dollars to deliberately lose, Marco Trungelliti should be feeling good about himself. Yet sadness is the emotion the 29-year-old expresses most. Blowing the whistle on betting-related corruption that is eating at tennis’ credibility has come at great cost for the Argentine whose mad-dash road trip to Roland Garros last year caused a sensation. By John Leicester. UPCOMING: 1,100 words, photos, video by 10 a.m. Wednesday.

    MONDAY, April 22


    ALLENTOWN, Pa. _ The fighting strip of bacon might seem as if it would stand alone. It does not. There are yard goats and spacebound raccoons, bellicose jumbo shrimp and enraged rubber ducks and provoked prairie dogs. Across America, a golden age of minor-league baseball branding is at hand, with exuberant creativity and localism paving the way. And two guys who have been best friends since kindergarten have helped lead the way. By Ted Anthony. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 3 a.m. Monday.


    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@ap.org.


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