BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
December 9, 2012, 12:34 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. EST:

- First, it was a murder-suicide involving a Kansas City Chiefs player. Now, for the second straight week - right before game day - another NFL team is grieving. This time it's the Dallas Cowboys.

- IRVING, Texas - Police charge Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent with intoxication manslaughter after he flips his car in a pre-dawn accident that kills teammate Jerry Brown.

- LAS VEGAS - With his wife in tears at ringside, Manny Pacquiao is left face first on the canvas after a thunderous right hand from Juan Manuel Marquez. Still, Pacquiao wants to fight Marquez a fifth time.

- NEW YORK - Heisman Trophy history suggests it will never get better for Johnny Manziel than it did this season. Only Ohio State's Archie Griffin won the Heisman more than once.

- LANDOVER, Md. - The Ravens, closing in on another playoff berth, play a Redskins team that has won three straight behind rookie Robert Griffin III. Game starts 1 p.m.

- MINNEAPOLIS - The Vikings play the Bears for the second time in three weeks. Jared Allen's season-ending hit on Chicago guard Lance Louis further stokes this rivalry. Game starts 1 p.m.

- PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger returns to the lineup for the Steelers, who try to stay in the thick of the AFC playoff race against the reeling Chargers.

- HOOVER, Ala. - Georgetown, appearing in its first College Cup, plays seven-time champion Indiana for the men's NCAA soccer title. Game starts 2 p.m.

- OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant and the Thunder go for their eighth straight victory when they play the Indiana Pacers, who are at .500. Game starts 7 p.m.

- ST. MORITZ, Switzerland - Tina Maze of Slovenia wins a third straight World Cup slalom. Lindsey Vonn is 27th after almost crashing out.

- VAL D'ISERE, France - Marcel Hirscher of Austria captures a World Cup giant slalom. Ted Ligety of U.S. is third.

- DORTMUND, Germany - Olympic champion Kim Yu-na completes triumphant return to figure skating by winning NRW Trophy with season's best total score.