BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
– INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts try to bounce back from a loss to Buffalo, looking to better protect Andrew Luck when they play a New York Jets team coming off a win over Cleveland. Game starts 8:30 p.m.
– IRVING, Texas – Tony Romo is giving no timetable for his return after breaking his left collarbone in a victory at Philadelphia, the second such injury in his career.
– LAKE FOREST, Ill. – The Chicago Bears could be without Jay Cutler following a pulled hamstring. That means Jimmy Clausen might be the quarterback against Seattle this week.
– TORONTO – David Price starts for the AL East-leading Blue Jays in the opener of a key three-game series against the Yankees. New York, 2 1/2 games back, starts Adam Warren. Game starts 7:07 p.m.
– HOUSTON – Dallas Keuchel eyes his 18th win when Houston faces Jered Weaver and the Angels. The Astros are 1 1/2 games behind Texas in the AL West. Game starts 8:10 p.m.
– OXFORD, Ohio – Pete Rose is at Miami University for a news conference and lecture series on sports ethics. The 74-year-old banned hit king is hoping to be reinstated to baseball.
– CHARLOTTE, N.C. – One race into NASCAR’s playoffs, Kevin Harvick is already in a must-win situation. If anyone can do it, it’s the reigning Sprint Cup champion.
– ST. LEON-ROT, Germany – Norway’s Suzann Pettersen apologizes and says she is ”truly sad about what went down” for her call that angered the victorious U.S. team at the Solheim Cup.
– There was a time when NHL teams put tough guys on the fourth line for a few minutes to rough up opponents. These days, fourth-line forwards can skate and score and play more than 10 minutes a game.
– OXFORD, Miss. – Mississippi’s defense played a big part in delivering its stunner against Alabama. The No. 3 Rebels will need more of the same if they are to remain the team to beat in the SEC.
– CLEMSON, S.C. – No. 11 Clemson’s high-powered offense and quarterback Deshaun Watson did not look sharp against Louisville. And next up are No. 6 Notre Dame and No. 20 Georgia Tech.
– ROSEMONT, Ill. – In the WNBA’s lone playoff game, Elena Delle Donne and the Chicago Sky meet the Indiana Fever in a decisive Game 3 in the first round. Game starts 8 p.m.
– RICHMOND, Va. – If Kristin Armstrong wants a shot at her third straight time trial gold medal next year at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the cyclist may need to win Tuesday’s world championship.