BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
November 27, 2012, 12:02 pm
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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:

- NEW YORK - Marvin Miller, the union leader who created free agency for baseball players and revolutionized professional sports with multimillion dollar contracts, dies. He was 95.

- BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Two of America's truest blue blood basketball programs will square off in one of the marquee matchups of the ACC-Big Ten Classic when top-ranked Indiana hosts No. 14 North Carolina.

- COLLEGE STATION, Texas - In the 77-year history of the Heisman Trophy, no freshman has ever won the award. Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, the player who proved coach Kevin Sumlin's prolific offense could work in the SEC, could finally change that.

- ATHENS, Ga. - Both the Alabama and Georgia defenses have something to prove in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

- NASHVILLE, Tenn. - James Franklin's success as Vanderbilt's football coach - winning 14 games in his first two seasons, including an 8-4 record this year - has made him a hot candidate for several job openings elsewhere.

- DETROIT - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to be the featured attraction at a Detroit Lions charity event a day after the league decided not to suspend Ndamukong Suh for his latest questionable move on the field.

- CHARLOTTE, N.C. - At least for one night, the Carolina Panthers got what they thought they would this season out of Cam Newton and the offense as the second-year quarterback scored four TDs (two rushing, two passing) in a win over Philadelphia. Can he keep it up?

- ASPEN, Colo. - The way she's skiing right now, Tina Maze of Slovenia just may be the biggest threat to Lindsey Vonn's overall World Cup title. Maze is currently leading the standings heading into the races in Lake Louise, Alberta, a place where Vonn typically dominates.