Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
– COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez, former Commissioner Bud Selig and retired Kansas City and Atlanta executive John Schuerholz are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m.
– ARLINGTON, Texas – Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is one hit away from 3,000 in his career, which would make the 31st major leaguer and first Dominican Republic native reach that milestone. Game starts 3:05 p.m.
– NEW YORK – Rookie Jordan Montgomery (7-5) starts for the New York Yankees, who take a six-game winning streak in the finale of a four-game series against Tampa Bay after bolstering their rotation by acquiring Jaime Garcia from Minnesota. Game starts 1:05 p.m.
– BUDAPEST, Hungary – Caeleb Dressel tries to make history for the second night in a row. The 20-year-old American can join Michael Phelps as the only swimmers to win seven gold medals at the world championships. Finals started 11:30 a.m.
– BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – Katie Ledecky looks to the future after a world championships that proved, yes, she is human.
– FRISCO, Texas – Jerry Jones never seems sure where to start in tracing the roots that led to him becoming one of the most powerful men in the NFL. His influence in the league is as good a reason as any why the Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame next weekend.
– FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Coach Dan Quinn has responded to the Atlanta Falcons’ devastating Super Bowl loss in typical upbeat fashion. His high-energy style and positive demeanor never wavered, say his players, including some who acknowledge it wasn’t so easy for them to recover from blowing a 28-3 second-half lead to the Patriots.
– ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Patrick Mahomes III is already turning heads just a few days into training camp, running a perfect two-minute drill to lead his team to a touchdown. And that bodes well for the Kansas City Chiefs, who hope the first-round draft pick can emerge as the backup to Alex Smith before someday taking his job.
– ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The ”No Fly Zone” secondary is making it hard for either quarterback to shine in the Trevor Siemian-Paxton Lynch debate so far for the Broncos. But does facing two very different quarterbacks provide any benefit to Denver’s already stout defense? The opinions are mixed.
– RENTON, Wash. – After an offseason filled with drama on and off the field, the Seattle Seahawks open training camp with the same expectations and many of the same concerns.
– NAPA, Calif. – Derek Carr’s career has been on an upward trajectory ever since entering the NFL as a second-round pick three years ago. Now the goal is to keep going that.
– EUGENE, Ore. – There is much talk about a culture change at Oregon, and it seems as if the players are taking it to heart. Quarterback Justin Herbert was thrown into the starter’s role last season as a shy freshman.
– LONG POND, Pa. – Kasey Kahne goes for his second straight Cup win and Chris Buescher is the defending race winner in the NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway.
– OAKVILLE, Ontario – Charley Hoffman took a one-stroke lead into the final round of the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey.