Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Thursday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EST:
So how was your year? Setbacks, advances?
Hey, no doubt, it went better than Lance's.
First up on sports' yearlong ride:
An unrelenting Crimson Tide.
Maybe if they were 22 years old - throwing down drinks in a bar and their faces painted in school colors - this would make sense.
He went to work where a statue of him stood outside the stadium, his place of business for more than a half century. He would not live to see the statue hauled away.