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 EST:
– SAINT-DENIS, France – The death toll of one bystander from three suicide bombings outside Stade de France could have been profoundly worse.
– LONDON – France plays England on Tuesday in what was supposed to be a valuable tuneup for next year's European Championship. Instead, the game is now a symbol of defiance and solidarity.
– NEW YORK – The NL and AL Rookie of the Year awards are announced. NL award at 6:15 p.m., AL at 6:45 p.m.
– COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri coach Gary Pinkel, who backed his players during the campus upheaval, discusses his decision to resign after the season because of health reasons.
– The AP releases its first regular-season Top 25 rankings for men's and women's college basketball. Announcements about 1:30 p.m.
– CINCINNATI – The Bengals try to improve to 9-0 for the first time and beat the Houston Texans (3-5) – Andy Dalton's hometown team – for the second straight year. Game starts 8:30 p.m.
– ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Peyton Manning has a partially torn plantar fascia in his right foot, the AP is told. It's uncertain how long – if at all – the injury will sideline the Broncos quarterback.
– CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Panthers defense normally gets a lot of credit, but the offense is certainly pulling its weight. The Panthers are 9-0 season entering next week's game against Washington.
– PITTSBURGH – Ben Roethlisberger's performance in Pittsburgh's romp over Cleveland provided plenty of optimism for the Steelers as they head into their bye week.
– TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Lost in all the talk about No. 3 Alabama's terrific defense: The Crimson Tide has shown a knack for big plays on both sides of the ball and special teams.
– MOSCOW – Some of the stars of Russian track and field have come together to decry the suspension of their country's federation.
– LONDON – Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka meet in their opening match at the ATP finals. In the early match, Andy Murray faces David Ferrer.
– NEW YORK – A profile on New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the player daily fantasy sports fans across the country are suddenly watching.
– PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico – Graeme McDowell wins a three-way playoff to take the rain-delayed OHL Classic on the PGA Tour. He beats Russell Knox and Jason Bohn on the first extra hole.