BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
October 25, 2012, 12:09 pm
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Some of the stories The Associated Press is covering Thursday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT.

- SAN FRANCISCO - Trounced in the opener, the Detroit Tigers try to even the World Series behind Doug Fister. Madison Bumgarner is on the mound for the Giants in Game 2. Game starts 8:07 p.m.

- SAN FRANCISCO - Best in baseball? The Tigers and Giants spent much of the season just trying to catch the White Sox and Dodgers, much less prove they were baseball's top teams. Early story.

- MINNEAPOLIS - The Vikings try to reach the midpoint of their season at 6-2 by beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are 2-4 and playing on the road with a short work week. Game starts 8:20 p.m.

- FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have moved on. Sure, Michael Vick will always be a big part of their history, but this Matt Ryan-led team is setting its own course.

- GENEVA - Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond urges the leaders of cycling's governing body to resign because of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, calling them ``the corrupt part of the sport.''

- Two-time Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones is one of 24 athletes selected to the U.S. bobsled team. The group also features Olympic sprinting gold medalist Tianna Madison.

- KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Tiger Woods, competing in Malaysia for the first time since winning the 1999 World Cup on the same course, trails leader Troy Matteson by three strokes after one round.

- ISTANBUL - Day 3 of the WTA Championships should start to clear the path toward the semifinals: Li Na beats Angelique Kerber; Serena Williams vs. Victoria Azarenka; Sam Stosur vs. Sara Errani.

- INDIANAPOLIS - College athletes traditionally graduate at a higher rate than the overall student body. The NCAA releases its annual Graduation Success Rate survey.

- NEW YORK - Don Larsen and Bob Knight are not the only ones. They are unloading trophies, rings, medals and other items, all part of a slew of sports memorabilia on the market.

- KNOXVILLE, Tenn. The first year of the post-Pat Summitt era at Tennessee is producing plenty of uncertainty in the SEC. Tennessee won eight national titles during Summitt's 38-year coaching stay.

- STORRS, Conn. - Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma is generating a lot of buzz with his suggestion that the rims be lowered in women's basketball to help make the game more attractive to fans.