BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Tuesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST:
– MINNEAPOLIS – The NFL suspends Vikings running back Adrian Peterson without pay for at least the rest of the season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. The union plans to appeal.
– There will be a new No. 1 in the playoff rankings now that Mississippi State has lost to Alabama. The Crimson Tide, Oregon and Florida State are contenders for the top spot. Rankings released by 7:45 p.m.
– MACAU – Manny Pacquiao awaits his fight Sunday in this Chinese gambling enclave. He faces Chris Algieri, who already must feel as if he’s won boxing’s biggest lottery.
– INDIANAPOLIS – College basketball features a gem of an early season doubleheader: No. 4 Duke vs. No. 19 Michigan State (7 p.m.) and No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 5 Kansas (about 9 p.m.).
– GENEVA – FIFA, in an apparent move to avert criticism, files a criminal complaint against unidentified individuals over the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests won by Russia and Qatar.
– LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The IOC is opening the door to possible wider Olympic bids – including bids from an entire nation, joint bids from more than one city and perhaps events in more than one country.
– ALAMEDA, Calif.- The Raiders are inextricably linked to Al Davis, whose favorite saying was ”Just win, baby.” With Oakland now 0-10, that mantra has turned into a desperate plea.
– TORONTO – NHL general managers meet and among the issues on the agenda is the practice of dry scraping the ice before overtime.
– Twenty-five years ago, Paul Caligiuri changed the direction of American soccer. His goal lifted the U.S. over Trinidad and Tobago, sending the Americans to the World Cup for the first time since 1950.
– DUBLIN – The U.S. soccer team completes its 2014 schedule with an exhibition game at Ireland. Game starts 2:45 p.m.
– MONACO – Doha is chosen to hold the 2019 track and field world championships, beating out bids from Eugene, Oregon, and Barcelona.