BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
October 28, 2012, 12:29 pm
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Some of the stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT.

- DETROIT - Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants try to complete a World Series sweep, taking on Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers in Game 4. Game starts 8:07 p.m.

- Alabama is a unanimous No. 1 choice in the AP's weekly college football rankings. The Tide is followed by Oregon, Kansas State, Notre Dame and LSU.

- PHILADELPHIA - The Atlanta Falcons, the NFL's lone unbeaten team, face the Philadelphia Eagles and their embattled quarterback and coach, Michael Vick and Andy Reid. Game starts 1 p.m.

- ARLINGTON, Texas - The division-leading Giants play Dallas in an NFC East game. Eli Manning and New York have won all three times at Cowboys Stadium since it opened in 2009. Game starts 4:25 p.m.

- PITTSBURGH - The Steelers are the latest team to get a shot at Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Pittsburgh is looking for its first winning streak of the season. Game starts 1 p.m.

- LONDON - The St. Louis Rams, their defense one of the big surprises this season, play Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Wembley Stadium in the annual NFL game in London. Game starts 1 p.m.

- MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Brad Keselowski brings a seven-point lead over Jimmie Johnson into the race at Martinsville Speedway. Johnson often dominates on NASCAR's smallest track. Race starts 1:30 p.m.

- ISTANBUL - Serena Williams plays Maria Sharapova in the WTA Championships final. Williams is trying to win this showcase event a third time. Sharapova will finish the year at No. 2 even if she wins.

- KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Nick Watney misses a chance for a 59 but captures the CIMB Classic by finishing with a course-record 10-under 61. Tiger Woods is fourth in the unofficial PGA Tour event.

- YANG MEI, Taiwan - Suzann Pettersen wins the Taiwan Championship for her second straight LPGA Tour victory.

- SOELDEN, Austria - Ted Ligety overcomes snow and fog to take the season-opening men's World Cup giant slalom by the biggest winning margin since 1979.

- OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Thunder gambled on their chemistry by trading Sixth Man of the Year James Harden to stabilize their future. Will it keep the Thunder from contending for the title?

- MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State has done all it can. Now, with four games left, the road to the BCS title game is as much about how the rest of the teams on the path fare as how the Wildcats perform.

- NORMAN, Okla. - Everett Golson took another step forward for Notre Dame. Returning from a concussion, he leads the Fighting Irish past Oklahoma.

- ATLANTA - Georgia's first back-to-back wins over Florida since 1988-89 have the Bulldogs in control of their hopes for back-to-back trips to the SEC championship game.