BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
October 10, 2012, 11:53 am
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Some of the stories The Associated Press is covering Wednesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT.

DETROIT - Alex Karras, the rugged lineman who anchored the Detroit Lions' defense in the 1960s, then went on to an acting career in which he starred in the sitcom ``Webster'' and famously punched a horse in the 1974 comedy ``Blazing Saddles,'' dies at age 77.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says 11 of Lance Armstrong's former teammates testified against him in its investigation of the cyclist, revealing ``the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.''

CINCINNATI - Barry Zito sat out the Giants' postseason surge to a World Series title in 2010. He gets a chance to extend their season to a decisive Game 5 when he starts against the Cincinnati Reds, who lead the series 2-1 but have a rotation in flux with Johnny Cueto hurt.

OAKLAND, Calif. - Rookie A.J. Griffin and the Oakland Athletics look to stave off elimination for a second straight night when they take on Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 of their AL division series.

NEW YORK - The division series between the Yankees and Orioles shifts to New York all tied 1-1. Baltimore rookie Miguel Gonzalez has won twice this season in the Bronx. He faces Hiroki Kuroda.

WASHINGTON - The defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals are tied 1-1 with the Washington Nationals heading into Game 3 of their NL division series.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans are itching to take the field Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the quicker the better to help erase the ugly memories of two straight losses. The Steelers, though, have won three straight and six of their last nine games with Tennessee.