BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

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

– EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Cam Newton takes the Panthers (13-0) on the road to face a New York Giants team that is 6-7 but tied for first in the NFC East. Game starts 1 p.m.

– PHILADELPHIA – Carson Palmer and the NFC West-leading Cardinals (11-2) visit the resurgent Eagles. Philadelphia (6-7) is in a three-way tie for first in the NFC East. Game starts 8:30 p.m.

– PITTSBURGH – The Steelers, who have won four of five to get to 8-5, host the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos (10-3). Pittsburgh needs to win to stay in the playoff chase. Game starts 4:25 p.m.

– SEATTLE – The Seahawks host Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns. Seattle (8-5) can wrap up a playoff berth with a win and some help from others. Game starts 4:05 p.m.

– NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Saints (5-8) play the Detroit Lions (4-9) in a Monday night game between teams that are out of playoff contention.

– CLEVELAND – Kyrie Irving makes his season debut for Cleveland, facing Philadelphia and playing for the first time since the NBA Finals. The 76ers (1-27) have lost nine in a row. Game starts 3:30 p.m.

– GENEVA – Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are expected to be banned Monday. The FIFA president and his one-time intended successor could be ousted from soccer for at least several years.

– YOKOHAMA, Japan – Barcelona wins its third Club World Cup title, beating South American champion River Plate 3-0 in the final. Lionel Messi opens the scoring and Luis Suarez adds two goals.

– MIAMI – South Florida coach Willie Taggart's past and present collide Monday in the Miami Beach Bowl. His Bulls take on his alma mater – Western Kentucky, where he also coached.

– On a strong day for Austrian skiing, Marcel Hirscher wins the Alta Badia giant slalom in La Villa, Italy, for the third straight year, and Eva-Maria Brem captures a World Cup giant slalom in Courchevel, France.