• BC-Sports Showcase Digest

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    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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    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

    FBC--BEING AN OFFICIAL

    ATHENS, Ga. _ Being a college football official has never been more difficult. Scrutiny is intense. Criticism is constant. The part-time job requires almost full-time commitment. How do they do the job and why? By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

    FRIDAY, JUNE 14

    BC-SOC--WCUP 2018-RUSSIA’S LEGACY

    MOSCOW _ A year on from its first World Cup, Russia is boasting record crowds in its soccer league and it’s avoided a repeat of Brazil’s problems. However, plans to expand World Cup security measures could drive fans away, and the new stadiums are still a financial burden. More girls are also taking up soccer despite the limited visibility of the women’s World Cup. By James Ellingworth. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 3 a.m. Friday.

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