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 EST:
– OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders head to the big stage when they take on the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos in a matchup of AFC West leaders. Game starts 8:30 p.m.
– BALTIMORE – The Pittsburgh Steelers hope to have Ben Roethlisberger back at quarterback against the Baltimore Ravens, who seek to snap a four-game skid in this showdown for first place in the AFC North. Game starts 1 p.m.
– EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The New York Giants will go for their third straight win when they face the Philadelphia Eagles, with the loser dropping into the NFC East cellar. Game starts 1 p.m.
– The AP releases its weekly Top 25 college football poll at 2 p.m.
– Folos to various Top 25 college football games.
– NEW YORK – Kenyan's Mary Keitany amd Stanley Biwott try to repeat as New York City Marathon champions as 50,000 runners race through the Big Apple's five boroughs. Professional women's race started 9:20 a.m., men's at 9:50 a.m.
– ARCADIA, Calif. – California Chrome lost the Breeders' Cup Classic by a half-length, but the 5-year-old remains the favorite to win Horse of the Year honors for the second time in his career.
– FORT WORTH, Texas – Jimmie Johnson goes for his fifth consecutive fall race at Texas. But he's already locked into the Sprint Cup's title-deciding finale. All four of Joe Gibbs' drivers, past winners at Texas, are still in contention for the other three spots. Race starts 2 p.m.
– PARIS – Set to be crowned No. 1 for the first time in his career, Andy Murray now looks to win the Paris Masters title for the first time. Having lost last year's final to Novak Djokovic – the man he is replacing as No. 1 – Murray this time faces big-serving American John Isner for the title.
– CHICAGO – U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann announces his roster for World Cup qualifiers against Mexico and Costa Rica.
– RICHMOND, Va. – Scott McCarron and Tom Byrum carry a two-shot lead over Bernhard Langer into the final round of the Dominion Charity Classic, the second of three PGA Tour Champions playoff events.