BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
– NEW YORK – Hometown rookie Steven Matz tries to get the New York Mets even in the World Series when he starts Game 4 against Chris Young and the Kansas City Royals on Halloween night at Citi Field. Game starts 8:07 p.m.
– LEXINGTON, Ky. – Triple Crown champion American Pharoah tries to close out his career with a victory in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic before heading into retirement. Eight other races are on tap during the second day of the world championships.
– GLASGOW, Scotland – Simone Biles can add to her medal stash on Saturday in the vault finals at the world gymnastics championships. Biles picked up her third all-around gold earlier in the week. Final starts 6:05 p.m.
– PHILADELPHIA – No. 21 Temple plays the first matchup of ranked teams in program history against No. 8 Notre Dame, which is trying to hand the Owls their first loss and stay in the College Football Playoff race.
– JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Southeastern Conference rivals Georgia and No. 11 Florida play for first place in the Eastern Division and the inside track to the league’s title game in Atlanta.
– DURHAM, N.C. – Miami plays its first game under interim coach Larry Scott when the reeling Hurricanes visit No. 22 Duke, which has won four straight to remain atop the ACC’s Coastal Division.
– MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The start of the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs is like a new season for Brad Keselowski, one of eight drivers trying to make the final four. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer.
– NEW YORK – Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany seek to defend their titles in Sunday’s New York City Marathon.