BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
December 10, 2012, 12:30 pm
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Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. EST:

- IRVING, Texas - The death of a Cowboys player - and a teammate charged with intoxication manslaughter - raises questions about the safe-driving car services employed by the NFL and the players' union.

- FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Two of the NFL's best go at it in prime time - the Texans vs. the Patriots with both high-scoring teams on six-game winning streaks. Game starts 8:30 p.m.

- ASHBURN, Va. - The Washington Redskins say Robert Griffin III's knee injury isn't major, but that doesn't mean it's not serious. Coach Mike Shanahan is expected to give an update.

- FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons finally played a stinker. Now, everyone will be eager to see how they bounce back from their worst performance of the season.

- PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers have their quarterback back. They're hoping their mojo is next. The Steelers remain in the thick of the AFC playoff race despite losing three of four.

- The AP releases its latest Top 25 rankings in men's and women's college basketball.

- MANILA, Philippines - After his stunning loss to Juan Manuel Marquez, Manny Pacquiao faces some of the toughest questions in his remarkable career. Does his future lie in boxing, politics, show biz, religion?

- SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Five-time world champion Virgil Hill and the late Arturo Gatti headline the class of 2013 to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

- SEATTLE - Jason Bay discusses the next stage of his career after signing for a year with the Seattle Mariners following a miserable three seasons with the New York Mets.

- KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Royals' blockbuster trade with Tampa Bay for James Shields and Wade Davis shows the team is ready to start mortgaging its future to win now.

- LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers introduce South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin, who signed a $36 million, six-year deal that makes him the first player to go from the Korean league to the U.S. big leagues.