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 EDT:
– GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Seahawks play the Packers in a rematch of last season’s NFC title game won by Seattle. The Seahawks are again without holdout safety Kam Chancellor. Game starts 8:30 p.m.
– The AP releases its third Top 25 regular-season college football rankings. Poll sent about 2 p.m.
– LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Jason Day is making a runaway of the BMW Championship, leading by six strokes heading into the last round. He has the biggest cushion of any 54-hole leader on tour this season.
– ST. LEON-ROT, Germany – The U.S. wins the Solheim Cup with a great comeback, defeating Europe 14 1/2-13 1/2. This is the Americans’ first title since 2009. Europe was bidding for a third straight title.
– JOLIET, Ill. – Kevin Harvick, NASCAR’s reigning champion, starts from the pole in the opening round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup champion.
– PHILADELPHIA – DeMarco Murray faces his former team for the first time when the Philadelphia Eagles (0-1) host Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys (1-0) in their home opener. Game starts 4:25 p.m.
– ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Rex Ryan and his attacking Buffalo Bills defense take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in a matchup of two 1-0 AFC East rivals. Game starts 1 p.m.
– CLEVELAND – For the second time in two weeks Heisman Trophy winners face off: Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota vs. Cleveland’s Johnny Manziel. Game starts 1 p.m.
– INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts play the Jets on Monday night, with the Indianapolis offensive line needing to do a better job of protecting Andrew Luck than it did in the opening week.
– NEW YORK – Matt Harvey makes his first start in 12 days for the New York Mets when the NL East leaders face CC Sabathia and the Yankees at Citi Field in the Subway Series. Game starts 8:05 p.m.
– CHICAGO – The playoff-bound Cardinals try to avoid a sweep in a testy series when they face Jon Lester and the Cubs. Three St. Louis batters were hit by pitches Saturday. Game starts 2:20 p.m.
– Mississippi is now at the forefront of the SEC after its stunner against Alabama. These Rebels appear for real, with a solid quarterback, athletic receivers and opportunistic defense.
– Nebraska is 1-2 for the first time since 1981, with one loss coming on a Hail Mary and the other after a couple blunders in overtime. New coach Mike Riley isn’t happy.
– TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – Jack Sock clinches the United States’ Davis Cup World Group playoff win over Uzbekistan with a four-set victory over Denis Istomin.
– GLASGOW, Scotland – Andy Murray sends Britain into its first Davis Cup final in 37 years, eliminating Australia in the semifinals with a victory over Bernard Tomic.
– SINGAPORE – Sebastian Vettel wins the Singapore Grand Prix in which championship leader Lewis Hamilton quits mid-race because of car trouble, injecting new life into the fight for the Formula One title.
– RICHMOND, Va. – The cycling world championships begin with the men’s and women’s team time trials. These are the only races in which competitors ride for their individual teams rather than their nations.
– Game 2 of two WNBA playoff series: New York Liberty at Washington Mystics (1 p.m.) and Minnesota Lynx at Los Angeles Sparks (3 p.m.).
– LILLE, France – Spain, behind NBA star Pau Gasol, looks to regain the European championship title when it plays Lithuania in the final. Game starts 1 p.m.
– BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The World Cup champion U.S. women’s soccer team plays an exhibition against Haiti. Haiti is a replacement for Australia, which called off its U.S. tour because of a labor dispute.