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 EST:

– OXON HILL, Md. – The World Series champion Chicago Cubs try to finish off a trade for Kansas City closer Wade Davis as big names keep moving at the winter meetings.

– NEW YORK – The Cleveland Cavaliers visit New York for the first time since Knicks President Phil Jackson angered LeBron James by referring to his friends and business partners as a ''posse'' in an interview. Game starts 8 p.m.

– LOS ANGELES – Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers host Stephen Curry and the West-leading Golden State Warriors in the first meeting of the season between the Pacific Division's top two teams. Game starts 10:30 p.m.

– KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Raiders and Chiefs are such bitter foes that not even a late-season game between losing teams with no hope of a division title or playoff berth would take away the importance of a matchup. Now, consider the stakes when they meet Thursday night.

– WHITNEY, Texas – Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Dave Edwards has died. He was 76. Edwards played for 12 seasons in Dallas from 1963 to 1975 and was a key part of the ''Doomsday'' defense. He won a Super Bowl with the team and played in two others.

– NORMAN, Okla. – Baker Mayfield made his name as an underdog with something to prove. Last season, he finished fourth in Heisman Trophy balloting and led the Sooners to the College Football Playoff. Now he's bound for New York as a Heisman finalist.

– South Florida football coach Willie Taggart has informed the school that he is leaving to become the coach at Oregon, a person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press.

– WACO, Texas – Matt Rhule will be introduced at Baylor in what the school is calling a campus celebration for the new coach who comes to the Bears after consecutive 10-win seasons at Temple.

– SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Second-ranked Notre Dame will be seeking to beat top-ranked Connecticut for the first time since 2013 as they try to stop the Huskies' 82-game winning streak. Game starts 7 p.m.

– DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A caddie collapsed and died during the Dubai Ladies Masters, forcing the suspension of the first round and shortening the tournament to 54 holes.