BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
February 3, 2013, 12:44 pm
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Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EST:

- NEW ORLEANS - San Francisco plays Baltimore in the Super Bowl in an unprecedented matchup of brothers coaching against each other - the Ravens' John Harbaugh vs. the 49ers' Jim Harbaugh - in the NFL title game. Running copy after every score. Game starts 6:29 p.m.

- NEW ORLEANS - Suicides by former NFL players. Thousands of others suing the league over concussions. What does the future hold for a sport truly coming to grips with its dangers only these past few years?

- NEW ORLEANS - Win or lose, the Super Bowl will the last game of a sensational career for Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who is retiring after 17 years.

- NEW ORLEANS - Postgame stories on the Super Bowl MVP and key to the game, with sidebars from both teams.

- NEW ORLEANS - Beyonce's halftime show highlights an array of Super Bowl entertainment, with Alicia Keys singing the national anthem.

- NEW YORK - It's showtime on advertising's biggest stage. Few surprises are expected, however, since most of the 30-plus advertisers released ads online in the days leading to the game. Updated throughout game.

- SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Phil Mickelson tries to finish off a spectacular week with a record-tying third Phoenix Open victory. He leads by six strokes going into the last round.

- JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -John Isner can send the U.S. into the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup if he beats Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci in the opening reverse singles. The U.S. leads the best-of-five, first-round series 2-1.

- BOSTON - The Celtics try to improve to 4-0 since losing Rajon Rondo for the season with a knee injury when they face the Los Angeles Clippers, who have the third best record in the NBA. Game starts 1 p.m.

- CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina women's coach Sylvia Hatchell goes for her 900th career victory when her No. 11 Tar Heels host No. 5 Duke in the latest renewal of the rivalry. Game starts 1 p.m.

- LOUISVILLE, Ky. - No. 12 Louisville can tighten the Big East race if it beats No. 25 Marquette. The Golden Eagles lead the conference following Syracuse's loss at Pitt on Saturday. Game starts 2 p.m.