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BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EST:

- NEW ORLEANS - The lights went out at the Super Bowl for 34 minutes, and now the league, the Superdome and an array of New Orleans officials confront a question: What exactly happened?

- NEW ORLEANS - The mayor of New Orleans says he doesn't think the power failure during the Super Bowl will hurt his city's chances of getting the NFL's championship game in 2018.

- NEW ORLEANS - Here's a scenario worth considering: What would have happened at the Super Bowl if the lights didn't come back on?

- NEW ORLEANS - Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco and Ravens coach John Harbaugh bask in their NFL title after a night that did not include a whole lot of sleep.

- NEW ORLEANS - The 49ers were almost there. Now they must move forward with the hope of keeping their team together. A key concern is the future of backup quarterback Alex Smith.

- NEW YORK - The Ravens' victory over the 49ers sets a record for highest overnight ratings in Super Bowl history. An estimate of how many people watched is expected later in the day.

- The AP releases its latest Top 25 rankings in men's and women's college basketball, with the Indiana men set to jump to No. 1 after their victory over Michigan.

- INDIANAPOLIS - The Pacers can pull into a tie with the Bulls for the Central Division lead with a victory over Chicago. The Bulls are without injured starters Joakim Noah and Kirk Hinrich. Game starts 7 p.m.

- SCHLADMING, Austria - Skiing's world championships begin Tuesday, with Lindsey Vonn among the favorites in the super-G. She is only now regaining speed after a midseason break because of health problems.

- THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A match-fixing investigation uncovers more than 680 suspicious matches, including World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and two Champions League games, European police say.

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Baltimore Ravens players have a very manly Bachelorette watch party

Baltimore Ravens players have a very manly Bachelorette watch party

You don't have to be a chick to enjoy watching the Bachelorette.

Several Ravens' players proved this when they came together at tight end Dennis Pitta's house Monday night to have a very manly Bachelorette series premiere watch party. Players included kicker Justin Tucker and QB Joe Flacco.

Justin Tucker wasn't too happy though with Pitta's screen size. 

This wasn't the first time the guys got together to watch the Bachelorette . Last June during JoJo Fletcher's season, the squad got together to watch an episode where the Bachelorette and her suitors visited their arch rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

Will the guys spend the off-season continuing to watch who gets the final rose? 


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Former Ravens safety arrested again, this time on grand theft, battery charges

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Former Ravens safety arrested again, this time on grand theft, battery charges

Ex-Ravens safety Matt Elam was arrested for the second time in less than three months after an altercation with his girlfriend at her home in Delray Beach, Fla.

Police say Elam was arrested on grand theft and domestic battery charges after a fight broke out between the two around 4 a.m. Monday.

The former Florida Gators star — who was selected by the Ravens with the No. 32 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, came to the residence to retrieve his car, but fled on foot with his girlfriend's cell phone after she wouldn't give him any money, according to TMZ, which first broke the story.

Elam could face up to five years in prison under Florida law which lists grand theft of more than $300 a third degree felony, according to USA Today.

The 25-year-old was arrested in February for possession over 120 grams of marijuana and 3 grams of oxycodone, after which the Ravens announced their plans for the future did not include Elam.

Elam is currently being held on a $4,500 bond at the Palm Beach County jail.