BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
October 26, 2012, 12:00 pm
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Some of the stories The Associated Press is covering Friday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT.

- DETROIT - The Tigers return home, hoping they can find the missing big hit. The San Francisco Giants lead the World Series 2-0, with Game 3 on Saturday night.

- SAN FRANCISCO - Finessing slumping stars with prodigious paychecks is no easy thing for a manager come October. Consider the Giants' Tim Lincecum and the Tigers' Jose Valverde.

- The Associated Press announces its preseason men's Top 25 college basketball rankings.

- GENEVA - Cycling's governing body says the seven Tour de France titles stripped from Lance Armstrong for doping will not be awarded to any riders.

- LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Cincinnati plays at No. 16 Louisville in the lone Top 25 game Friday night. The winner keeps pace with first-place Rutgers in the Big East. Game starts 8 p.m.

- Stories on four key college football games Saturday: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 13 Mississippi State; No. 3 Florida vs. No. 12 Georgia; No. 4 Kansas State vs. No. 15 Texas Tech; No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 8 Oklahoma.

- MIAMI - LeBron James tells the AP his mission remains the same as he begins a new season with the NBA champion Miami Heat. ``I want to be the best of all time.''

- KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Tiger Woods trails leader Robert Garrigus by five strokes after two rounds of the CIMB Classic.

- SOELDEN, Austria - Lindsey Vonn says her wish to race against men looks unlikely to happen at next month's downhill in Lake Louise.

- LONDON - The New England Patriots play the St. Louis Rams on Sunday before a crowd of more than 80,000 at Wembley Stadium.

- MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. returns to racing at Martinsville Speedway two weeks after two concussions ended his Sprint Cup championship hopes.

- LOS ANGELES - A statue of legendary basketball coach John Wooden is unveiled outside newly renovated Pauley Pavilion with members of his family in attendance.