BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
October 19, 2012, 12:07 pm
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Some of the stories The Associated Press is covering Friday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT.

- ST. LOUIS - The Cardinals, ahead 3-1 in the NLCS, try to close out the Giants and reach second their straight World Series. Lance Lynn starts for St. Louis faces Barry Zito. Game starts 8:07 p.m.

- DETROIT - After sweeping the Yankees behind brilliant pitching, the Tigers face a five-day layoff before the World Series. Detroit is trying to win its first championship since 1984.

- NEW YORK - The Yankees didn't just lose to Detroit in the AL championship series. They got swept in one of the more humiliating moments in the team's history.

- NEW YORK - NFL executives want to change the culture of the league - and all of football - to reduce head injuries. So far this season, there's evidence it's going to be a tough road.

- AIGLE, Switzerland - The final word on Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France titles could come Monday when cycling's governing body responds to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's damning report.

- ROME - At least 15 more cyclists are linked to Lance Armstrong's banned Italian sport doctor in an intricate scheme of money laundering, tax evasion and widespread doping.

- BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A young man whose accusations of sexual abuse triggered the Jerry Sandusky investigation says on national TV he was 11 when he was abused at the football coach's home.

- Stories on four key college football games Saturday: Florida-South Carolina; Kansas State-West Virginia; Notre Dame-BYU; LSU-Texas A&M.

- INDIANAPOLIS - The WNBA Finals shift to Indianapolis, with the Indiana Fever and Minnesota Lynx even entering Game 3 of the best-of-five series. Game starts 8 p.m.

- KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Featherweight Orlando Cruz fights for the first time since publicly saying he is gay. His bout with Jorge Pazos could propel him toward a 126-pound title shot. Fight starts about 11:30 p.m.

- PARIS - The inaugural Grand Prix of America, scheduled for New Jersey in June, is postponed until 2014. Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone cites problems with organization and financing.