BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
October 13, 2012, 11:17 am
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Some of the stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT.

- NEW YORK - Having both survived five-game series, the Yankees and Tigers open the best-of-seven AL championship series. New York's Andy Pettitte faces Detroit's Doug Fister. Game starts 8:07 p.m.

- SAN FRANCISCO - The Giants and Cardinals, both showing great resilience in the postseason, begin the NL championship series Sunday night in a showdown of the last two World Series winners.

- To his millions of fans, it may be that the tale was so good they can't let go. Despite a lifetime cycling ban and scathing details of drug use released by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Lance Armstrong rolls on.

- BATON ROUGE, La. - No. 3 South Carolina looks to remain unbeaten and defeat No. 9 LSU in Tiger Stadium for the first time since 1994. LSU has won 21 straight in Death Valley. Game starts 8 p.m.

- SOUTH BEND, Ind. - No. 7 Notre Dame faces No. 17 Stanford, with the Irish trying to reach the halfway point of their schedule unbeaten and in the national championship race. Game starts 3:30 p.m.

- DALLAS - No. 13 Oklahoma and No. 15 Texas meet in the century-old Red River Rivalry, with both teams trying to keep from falling perilously behind in the Big 12 title race. Game starts 1 p.m.

- SHREVEPORT, La. - No. 22 Texas A&M plays undefeated No. 23 Louisiana Tech in a game that was supposed to be a season opener but was postponed because of Hurricane Isaac. Game starts 9:17 p.m.

- CONCORD, N.C. - Greg Biffle is on the pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with no Earnhardt in a Cup race for the first time since 1979. Brad Keselowski tops the Chase standings. Race starts 7:30 p.m.

- SAN MARTIN, Calif. -John Mallinger is ahead by four strokes going into the third round of the Frys.com Open, the second of PGA Tour's four Fall Series events.

- KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Defending champion Na Yeon Choi, winner of the U.S. Women's Open in July, leads by two strokes after the rain-interrupted third round of LPGA Malaysia.

- SHANGHAI - Novak Djokovic defeats Tomas Berdych, and Andy Murray beats Roger Federer in semifinals of the Shanghai Masters.

- MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Lynx, going for a second straight WNBA title, open a best-of-five final Sunday against the Indiana Fever.