BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
December 4, 2012, 12:25 pm
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Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Tuesday. A full Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST:

- NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Big league teams keep looking for pitching at the baseball winter meetings, and the Washington Nationals may have found their man in Dan Haren.

- NEW YORK - NHL labor talks resume, with six owners and six players but not the commissioner and union head. The lockout has wiped games through Dec. 14 and threatens the entire season. Talks start 2 p.m.

- MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein may have given Heisman Trophy voters reason for consideration after a virtuoso performance against Texas to wrap up the Big 12 title.

- NEW YORK - Gabe Rivera, a Texas Tech star now in a wheelchair and with his memory clouded, is inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

- ASHBURN, Va. - The Washington Redskins, with Robert Griffin III leading the way, are certain to finish with a better record than last year and all but certain to end their stranglehold on last place in the NFC East.

- FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Rob Gronkowski has a broken forearm. Rookie pass rusher Chandler Jones is out with a bad ankle. The injuries keep piling up for the New England Patriots. So do the wins.

- NEW YORK - The Oklahoma City Thunder bring a five-game winning streak to Brooklyn to face the Nets, who lost to Miami on Saturday and now face last season's other NBA finalist. Game starts 7:30 p.m.

- NEW YORK - Connecticut, which has struggled in wins over Stony Brook and New Hampshire, faces No. 25 North Carolina State in the Jimmy V Classic. Game starts 9:30 p.m.

- THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A 41-year-old father volunteering as a linesman is dead after he was attacked by players following a youth soccer game. Three youngsters are to be charged.

- SYDNEY - Eight-time major winner Tom Watson says golf has its four majors and does need a place at the Olympics. The sport rejoins the Olympic roster at the 2016 Rio Games.

- LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The IOC suspends India's national Olympic committee because of government interference in its election process, the AP is told.