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:
– NEW YORK – On a cold night for baseball, Noah Syndergaard tries to pitch the Mets to a 2-0 lead over the Cubs in the NLCS. Jake Arrieta, who went 22-6 this season, goes for Chicago. Game starts 8:07 p.m.
– TORONTO – Down 2-0 in the ALCS against Kansas City, the Blue Jays return home with a day off before Game 3 on Monday night. Late workout starts 5 p.m.
– INDIANAPOLIS – Tom Brady and the Patriots play the Colts in a rematch of the AFC title game that gave football ”Deflategate.” It’s unclear if Andrew Luck will play for Indianapolis. Game starts 8:30 p.m.
– SEATTLE – Cam Newton leads a Carolina Panthers team looking to improve to 5-0. The Seattle Seahawks will have Marshawn Lynch back after an absence of two games. Game starts 1:05 p.m.
– Other key NFL games: Arizona at Pittsburgh (1 p.m.), Cincinnati at Buffalo (1 p.m.), Denver at Cleveland (1 p.m.) and San Diego at Green Bay (4:25 p.m.).
– The AP releases its latest Top 25 college football rankings at about 2 p.m.
– KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jeff Gordon makes his final start at Kansas Speedway in the second of three races in the contender round of NASCAR’s playoffs. Race starts 2:15 p.m.
– NAPA, Calif. – Brendan Steele is in front by one shot at the Frys.com Open. Justin Rose is among 15 players within four strokes of the lead in the PGA Tour opener.
– INCHEON, South Korea – Lexi Thompson shoots a 3-under 69 to win the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship by a shot for her second victory this year. Lydia Ko misses a chance to take the No. 1 ranking.
– SHANGHAI – Novak Djokovic captures the Shanghai Masters for his ninth title of season to extend his winning streak to 17 matches, dating to his U.S. Open title run.
– David Nakhid, the ex-captain of Trinidad and Tobago’s national team, talks with the AP about transforming FIFA. He is the latest candidate looking to succeed Sepp Blatter as head of the governing body.