Some of the sports stories covered by The Associated Press on Tuesday. A full Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST:
- When San Francisco and St. Louis ended their game Sunday with the same score, the NFL had its first tie in four years. A couple of players expressed surprise they didn't keep playing. But ties are so rare that another overtime rule change, to ensure one team is ahead when the game ends, seems unlikely.
- PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers hope to know more about Ben Roethlisberger's health. The quarterback left Monday night's win over Kansas City with a right shoulder injury.
- ATLANTA - No. 3 Kentucky looks for its latest class of heralded freshmen to show more toughness on the boards as the Wildcats take on No. 9 Duke at the Georgia Dome in the first meeting between the storied programs since 2001.
- LOS ANGELES - While Kobe Bryant and the Lakers wait for coach Mike D'Antoni's arrival, interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff goes for his third straight victory when Los Angeles hosts the Western Conference-leading San Antonio Spurs.
- ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Broncos vice president John Elway concedes that, yes, there was some risk in the decision to sign Peyton Manning, but ``we were willing to take that risk. We liked our chances.''
- AUSTIN, Texas - Darrell Royal, the coach who led Texas to two national championships and revolutionized college football with the introduction of the wishbone in 1968, is remembered in a campus memorial service. Royal died Nov. 7 at age 88.
- WACO, Texas - Brittney Griner and top-ranked Baylor, the defending national champions who have won 41 games in a row, get an early test against top-10 opponent Kentucky. The sixth-ranked Wildcats are the defending SEC champions and favored to win the league again.
- DETROIT - Famed boxing trainer Emaneul Steward, who died last month, is celebrated by family and friends at a memorial service, dinner and party in the Motor City.