BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
November 29, 2012, 11:35 am
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Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Thursday. A full Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST:

- ATLANTA - Less than three weeks ago, New Orleans handed Atlanta its only loss. The Falcons try to get payback and move closer to clinching the NFC South when they host the Saints. Game starts 8:20 p.m.

- WASHINGTON - Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue presides over hearings in the Saints bounties case. Former Saints assistant Mike Cerullo, a key witness in the NFL's investigation, is to speak Thursday.

- The NHL and the union return to bargaining, with federal mediators assisting for a second straight day in an effort to end a lockout that has now reached 75 days.

- PISCATAWAY, N.J. - A Bowl Championship Series berth will be on the line when Rutgers and Louisville play for the Big East Conference title in the night's only college football game. Game starts 7:30 p.m.

- Quarterbacks Aaron Murray of Georgia and AJ McCarron of Alabama have led their teams to the SEC championship game. They both have big-game performances they'd like to wipe out.

- STANFORD, Calif. - With a Rose Bowl berth at stake, No. 8 Stanford and No. 17 UCLA face a tight turnaround, playing for the Pac-12 title game Friday night after the Cardinal's 35-17 win last weekend.

- THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Tournament host and defending champion Tiger Woods plays his final event of the year at his World Challenge against an 18-man field that features 13 players from the Ryder Cup.

- MIAMI - In a game between two of the NBA's best, the champion Miami Heat play a San Antonio Spurs team that is 9-1 on the road this season. Game starts 8 p.m.

- WALTHAM, Mass. - The Boston Celtics wait to hear if Rajon Rondo will be suspended for starting a fight with Brooklyn Nets forward Kris Humphries.

- ATLANTA - The Braves are expected to introduce B.J. Upton as their new center fielder. Atlanta agreed to a five-year, $75 million deal with the former Tampa Bay star. News conference 2 p.m.

- SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame plays No. 8 Kentucky, with the Irish going for just their second victory in their last 13 games against the Wildcats. Game starts 7 p.m.