Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Wednesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. A full Olympic Digest has been sent. All times EDT:- RIO DE JANEIRO -- The U.S. mens basketball team meets Argentina for the fourth straight Olympics, this time in a quarterfinal the Americans need to win to avoid failing to medal for the first time. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 6:45 p.m.- With a crisp landing of his final somersault off the parallel bars, Oleg Verniaiev bumped Danell Leyva out of the gold-medal spot. Did the American curse? Roll his eyes in disgust? No. He firmly shook the Ukrainians chalky hand and embraced him. In a world in turmoil, one thing never changes: the Olympic sport of losing gracefully. SENT: 800 words, photos.- A Brazil team led by Agatha and Barbara play Germany for the womens beach volleyball gold medal. Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross play Brazils Talita and Larissa for third place. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: Bronze match at 10 p.m.; gold at midnight.- In the 1970s, college football was pretty predictable and coaches were larger than life. The Bear was at `Bama and JoePa was the man in Happy Valley. The Big Ten actually had 10 teams and the best of them was always coached by Woody or Bo. By Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 2 p.m. One of a series.- NEW YORK -- J.A. Happ (16-3) goes for his major league-leading 17th win when the Jays wrap up their three-game series against CC Sabathia (7-9) and the Yankees. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 1:05 p.m.- ARLINGTON, Texas -- Yu Darvish is 0-8 in his last 10 starts for Texas against Oakland. He will try to break that skid when the AL-best Rangers go for a three-game series sweep. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Starts 8:05 p.m.- HOUSTON -- New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner, attending a baseball owners meeting, discusses his decision to shed veterans and go with youth. Developing from 3:30 p.m. availability.- KICKING OFF: Dwight Freeney may make his debut for the Atlanta Falcons when they face Cleveland on Thursday night in preseason action. 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.- The 70th Little League World Series begins Thursday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where 16 teams from around the globe will vie for the championship. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.- STANFORD, Calif. -- A year after shattering Barry Sanders 27-year-old record for all-purpose yards in a season, Heisman Trophy runner-up Christian McCaffrey is back for his junior season as a significantly better player, according to his coach. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.- Who are some assistant coaches in line to become head coaches after this season? Heres a look at some assistants who appear to have what it takes. SENT: 600 words, photos. Jakub Voracek Jersey Eric Lindros Jersey . 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