BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
November 12, 2012, 12:00 pm
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Some of the sports stories covered by The Associated Press on Monday. A full Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST:

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers look for their fourth straight win against the reeling Kansas City Chiefs, who have yet to lead in regulation this season.

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Lakers hire Mike D'Antoni, signing the former coach of the Suns and Knicks to replace Mike Brown.

NEW YORK - Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels is favored to win AL Rookie of the Year and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals to win NL Rookie of the Year.

LONDON - Roger Federer looks for his record-extending seventh title at the season-ending ATP finals when he goes up against top-ranked Novak Djokovic.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - A month ago, Eli Manning looked like an MVP candidate. Now, the two-time Super Bowl MVP is looking more like the No. 1 draft choice who struggled as a starter in his rookie season.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - After surviving Maryland 72-69 in Friday's opener, No. 3 Kentucky faces No. 8 Duke on Tuesday night in Atlanta. The Terps outrebounded the Wildcats 54-38, including 28 offensive boards. Kentucky can't afford to do that against Duke.

DENVER - Conference commissioners meet, hoping to decide whether to have a six- or seven-game format for the new college football playoff.

HOUSTON - LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the defending NBA champion Miami Heat visit James Harden, Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets.