BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
November 23, 2012, 12:02 pm
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Some of the sports stories covered by The Associated Press on Friday. A full Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST:

- SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - With family and friends keeping vigil, Hector ``Macho'' Camacho could be removed from life support Friday. Doctors say the former boxing champion is clinically brain dead.

- Stories on three key college football games Saturday: Notre Dame vs. Southern California, Alabama vs. Auburn, Georgia Tech vs. Georgia.

- Four Top 25 college football games Friday: LSU vs. Arkansas (2:30 p.m.); Nebraska vs. Iowa (noon); Kent State vs. Ohio (11 a.m.); Northern Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan (1 p.m.).

- HOUSTON - Jeremy Lin faces his former team when the Rockets take on the first-place Knicks. His play has been more muted this year than during last season's burst of Linsanity in New York. Game starts 7 p.m.

- MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Grizzlies, their eight-game winning streak over but still tied for the NBA's best record, take on a Lakers team coming off a loss to Sacramento. Game starts 8 p.m.

- PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis basketball tournament: No. 2 Louisville vs. No. 13 Missouri (9:30 p.m.); No. 5 Duke vs. Virginia Commonwealth (7 p.m.)

- EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - With the Cowboys' loss to the Redskins on Thanksgiving, the Giants have a chance to open a two-game lead in the NFC East by beating the Packers on Sunday night.

- NEW YORK - Embarrassed by the Patriots, the Jets are 4-7 and can forget about the playoffs. In fact, they'll have trouble getting to .500 with the way they played Thursday night.

- DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald share the lead with Marc Warren after the second round of the season-ending Dubai World Championship.

- ASPEN, Colo. - Health willing, Lindsey Vonn will be back on the slopes this weekend for World Cup races in Aspen. Vonn recently returned to training following an intestinal issue.