BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
November 4, 2012, 12:39 pm
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Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST:

- EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New York Giants are home to face the Pittsburgh Steelers despite extensive recovery efforts in devastated New Jersey following Sandy. Game starts 4:25 p.m.

- ATLANTA - The Falcons, the NFL's lone unbeaten team, play Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys. The Falcons are without injured star linebacker Sean Weatherspoon. Game starts 8:20 p.m.

- LANDOVER, Md. - Cam Newton and Robert Griffin III, the last two Heisman Trophy winners, meet for the first time in the NFL when the Carolina Panthers visit the Washington Redskins. Game starts 1 p.m.

- NEW ORLEANS - The Philadelphia Eagles play the New Orleans Saints on Monday night, with Michael Vick and Drew Brees trying to rally underachieving teams before the entire season is lost.

- Alabama is again a unanimous No. 1 choice in the AP's college football rankings. The Crimson Tide, coming off a victory over LSU, is followed by Oregon, Kansas State, Notre Dame and Georgia.

- NEW YORK - Thousands of runners pour into Central Park despite the cancellation of the NYC Marathon. This is about runners doing what they set out to do, and showing support for a damaged city.

- NEW YORK - A secret bargaining session has done some good in the NHL labor fight - so much so that the sides have plans to return to negotiations soon.

- FORT WORTH, Texas - NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Jimmie Johnson, who leads Brad Keselowski by two points with three races left, starts on the pole at Texas. Race starts 3 p.m.

- ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Kimi Raikkonen wins the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, his first victory since returning to Formula One this year. The championship is thrown open with two races left.

- ARCADIA, Calif. - Upsets in 11 of the 15 Breeders' Cup races scramble the Horse of the Year picture, with Wise Dan, Royal Delta and I'll Have Another among those in the chase.

- PRAGUE - The Czech Republic wins its second straight Fed Cup when Lucie Safarova routs Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-1, 6-1 in the final.

- SHENZHEN, China - Ian Poulter rallies from four strokes behind to capture the HSBC Champions. Poulter, the Ryder Cup star for Europe's winning team this year, wins by two strokes.

- SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Tom Lehman takes the lead into the final round of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. He's trying to become the first player to win the season points title two straight years.

- SHIMA, Japan - Stacy Lewis wins the Mizuno Classic for her fourth LPGA title of the season. The American starts the round seven strokes back and birdies the last three holes for a one-stroke victory.

- BANGKOK - Guan Tianlang, an eighth-grader from China who barely weighs 125 pounds, qualifies for the Masters, where the 14-year-old will tee it up with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson.

- LOS ANGELES - Dwight Howard and the Lakers attempt to avoid an embarrassing 0-4 start to the season when they host Greg Monroe and the winless Detroit Pistons. Game starts 9:30 p.m.