BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
November 11, 2012, 12:51 pm
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Some of the sports stories covered by The Associated Press on Sunday. A full Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST:

- NEW YORK - Oregon is No. 1 in the AP's latest college football poll following Alabama's loss to Texas A&M. The Ducks are followed by Kansas State, Notre Dame, Alabama and Georgia.

- CHICAGO - The Chicago Bears and Houston Texans meet in prime time, both division leaders at 7-1 and intent on showing they are of the stuff of champions. Game starts 8:20 p.m.

- NEW ORLEANS - The Atlanta Falcons, the NFL's only unbeaten team, faces Drew Brees and a Saints team looking to claw its way back into the wild-card race. Game starts 1 p.m.

- PHILADELPHIA - Cowboys vs. Eagles is no longer a showdown in the NFC East but a game between teams trying to salvage seasons gone all wrong. Game starts 3:25 p.m.

- PITTSBURGH - The Steelers, their running game producing no matter who's on the field, have won three straight heading into Monday night's game against the reeling Kansas City Chiefs.

- NEW YORK - NHL owners and players are getting back to the bargaining table after a one-day break. Negotiations are set to resume in the afternoon with the lockout in its 57th day.

- LOS ANGELES - While Phil Jackson considers a return, Kobe Bryant and the Lakers play their second straight game under interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff when they face Sacramento. Game starts 9:30 p.m.

- SAN DIEGO - No. 9 Syracuse plays No. 20 San Diego State on the USS Midway. The game was postponed from Friday night to Sunday because of the threat of rain and strong wind. Game starts 4 p.m.

- LONDON - Top-ranked Novak Djokovic defeats Juan Martin del Potro to reach the final of the season-ending ATP finals. In the other semifinal, Andy Murray faces two-time defending champion Roger Federer.

- LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Charlie Beljan goes for his first PGA Tour win despite being hospitalized after the second round with a panic attack so severe he thought he might die. He leads by two shots.

- GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Inbee Park is in front by two shots entering last round of Lorena Ochoa Invitational. She leads the LPGA money list and is going for her third victory of the year.

- SINGAPORE - Matteo Manassero, a 19-year-old Italian, wins the Singapore Open on the third playoff hole while Rory McIlroy clinches the European money title.

- LEVI, Finland - Sweden's Andre Myhrer wins the World Cup slalom opener. Ted Ligety, who took the opening giant slalom World Cup race, ties for 13th.