Some of the sports stories covered by The Associated Press on Thursday. A full Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST:
- NEW YORK - Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout are the top contenders for the American League Most Valuable Player award and Buster Posey is the favorite to win National League MVP. NL announcement 6:17 p.m.; AL announcement 6:47 p.m.
- ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Both teams are coming off losses when Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Buffalo Bills (3-6) host Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins (4-5) in a less-than-compelling AFC East matchup on Thursday night. Starts 8:20 p.m.
- CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell delivers a speech on player safety at the Harvard School of Public Health. Developing from 4:30 p.m. speech.
- CHICAGO - Baseball owners are expected to approve a pair of lucrative television deals on the final day of their meetings.
- SAN ANTONIO - Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks put their unbeaten record on the line against the Western Conference-leading San Antonio Spurs. Starts 8:30 p.m.
- EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Mike D'Antoni finally gets to work with the Los Angeles Lakers four days after he ot the job as Mike Brown's replacement. Developing from 6 p.m. news conference.
- NAPLES, Fla. - The LPGA Tour's final tournament gets under way at the Titleholders, where Stacy Lewis still has a chance to sweep the season awards with a win.
- KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Lady Vols play their first home game in the post-Pat Summitt era, with new coach Holly Warlick leading the 24th-ranked team against Rice following a 1-1 record on the road to open the season. Starts 7 p.m.
- COLLEGE STATION, Texas - In his Hill Country hometown of Kerrville, Texas, Johnny Football never would have been known by such a specific nickname. Johnny Manziel's high school coach says Texas A&M's star quarterback could have been Johnny Baseball or Johnny Golf - ``he could have been anything he wanted to be.''