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 – The Kansas City Royals try to win their first World Series title in 30 years. Edinson Volquez, back from his father’s funeral, starts Game 5 against the Mets’ Matt Harvey. Game starts 8:15 p.m.
– DENVER – In a game between NFL powers, the Broncos play Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers with both teams 6-0 and rested and ready after bye weeks. Game starts 8:30 p.m.
– Other notable NFL games: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (1 p.m.); Seattle at Dallas (4:25 p.m.); and New York Jets at Oakland (4:05 p.m.). Preview of Colts-Panthers Monday night game.
– NEW YORK – Kenya’s Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany sweep the titles at the New York City Marathon. Keitany is the first woman to repeat since Paula Radcliffe in 2008.
– The AP releases its latest Top 25 college football rankings. Poll released 2 p.m.
– DURHAM, N.C. – Miami’s lateral-filled finish to beat Duke wouldn’t have stood without questionable decisions by officials on the field and in the replay booth. ACC suspends crew for two games
– GLASGOW, Scotland – Simone Biles ties the record for most gold medals by a female at the world gymnastics championships. The ninth of her career after a nearly flawless showing in the balance beam final.
– MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The third round of NASCAR’s playoffs is scheduled for Martinsville Speedway, where rain threatens to wash out the race. Race starts 1:15 p.m.
– MEXICO CITY – Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and pole-sitter Nico Rosberg renew their simmering duel in the Mexican Grand Prix. Race starts 2 p.m.
– LEXINGTON, Ky. – American Pharoah closes his brilliant career with an easy victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Now comes the difficult farewell for the horse’s owner, trainer and jockey.
– SINGAPORE – Agnieszka Radwanska wins the WTA Finals, beating Petra Kvitova 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 for the biggest title of her career. Radwanska had a losing record in the round-robin stage.
– BASEL, Switzerland – Roger Federer defeats Rafael Nadal in their first meeting in almost two years to win the Swiss Indoors final 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. Federer ends a five-match losing streak against the Spaniard.
– MADRID – Spain’s top soccer league is fighting back, resisting the domination of England’s Premier League and embarking on an aggressive drive to introduce its top stars and traditional clubs to a wider audience.