BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Wednesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:

– After seven ranked teams lost in the opening weekend of the season, including three in the top 10, expect some shuffling in the AP Top 25 behind No. 1 Alabama, which rolled. 500 words, photos at 2 p.n.

– The man who beat Rafael Nadal at the U.S. Open, Lucas Pouille, tries to reach his first Grand Slam semifinal, facing fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils, while defending champion Novak Djokovic gets a test at night against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 8 p.m.; updated with night schedule.

– The AP releases its NFL Pro32 power ratings two days before the season kicks off with the Panthers at the Broncos. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m.

– ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Peyton Manning's successor is Trevor Siemian, whose only snap as a rookie last year was a kneel-down. The Panthers are out to rattle him, but the Broncos QB's teammates say they've never seen the kid lose his cool. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m.

– DENVER – The Panthers look the same as they did seven months ago, except for the two rookie cornerbacks and the return of big receiver Kelvin Benjamin. The Broncos, on the other hand, made wholesale changes after winning the Super Bowl. SENT: 650 words, photos.

– NEW YORK – At first glance, the new jerseys look strange. The different colors and team names probably even cause double-takes. When NFL players such as Matt Forte, Arian Foster and Eric Weddle switch from teams, it often takes a little getting used to for fans and sometimes the players, too. SENT: 900 words, photos.

– NORTON, Mass. – One week into the Ryder Cup auditions for the captain's picks, Davis Love III should have no trouble identifying the hot player. Trouble is, Rory McIlroy plays for the other team. SENT: 700 words, photos.

– JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The U.S. men's national team looks to advance to the next stage of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying when it hosts Trinidad & Tobago at EverBank Field. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 8 p.m.

– CHICAGO – The Tigers, vying for a playoff spot, go for their 12th win in 15 games when they continue their series against the White Sox. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Starts 8:10 p.m.

– PITTSBURGH – The Cardinals try to hold on to their tenuous grasp of a wild-card spot when they play the Pirates. By Will Graves. UPCOMNG: 700 words, photos. Starts 7:05 p.m.

– SOUTH BEND, Ind. – DeShone Kizer appears to have made it an easy for coach Brian Kelly to decide on a quarterback. Fixing a defense that gave up 50 points to Texas won't be as easy. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

– BRISTOL, Tenn. – The ''Battle at Bristol'' between Tennessee and Virginia Tech has been discussed for two decades and announced three years ago. But the transformation of Bristol Motor Speedway into a 150,000-seat football stadium that could host the largest crowd in NCAA history was completed in a few weeks. SENT: 800 words, with photos.

– Ohio State, Louisville and Miami were the first three teams to hit 70 or more points in a game. Buckeyes' victory was most impressive. SENT: 500 words, photos.

– PARIS – European Championship runner-up France begins its qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup with a trip to play Belarus. Elsewhere in Group A, Sweden hosts Netherlands and Bulgaria takes on Luxembourg. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.