BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Friday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EST:
– College football games of note Friday: No. 6 Washington at No. 23 Washington State (3:30 p.m.); No. 17 Nebraska at Iowa (3:30 p.m.); No. 18 Houston at Memphis (noon); No. 20 Boise State at Air Force (3:30 p.m.).
– Top-five college football games Saturday: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 16 Auburn; No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 3 Michigan; No. 4 Clemson vs. South Carolina.
– ARLINGTON, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys already have 10 wins for only the second time since their last Super Bowl title 21 seasons ago.
– DETROIT – With so many games coming down to the wire, the Lions are fortunate to have kicker Matt Prater. Detroit has won six of seven and leads the NFC North.
– PITTSBURGH – Two wins in five days have given the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5) hope their four-game midseason swoon is behind them.
– LOS ANGELES – Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors go for their 10th straight win when they face the Los Angeles Lakers for the third time in three weeks and the second time in three days. Game starts 10:30 p.m.
– BOSTON – The San Antonio Spurs, winners of seven straight and leading the Southwest Division, play a Boston Celtics team that has won three in a row and is tied for first in the Atlantic Division. Game starts 1 p.m.
– PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – In the only men's college basketball game involving two ranked teams, No. 10 Louisville meets No. 20 Baylor in the title game of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Game starts 3:30 p.m.
– ZAGREB, Croatia – Croatia, led by Marin Cilic, and an Argentine team powered by Juan Martin del Potro begin the best-of-five Davis Cup final. Croatia is going for its second Davis Cup title, Argentina its first.
– LONDON – Former English soccer players who were subjected to years of sexual abuse by youth team coaches entrusted with their care are now exposing the game's dark secrets.
– Even though George McPhee ran the Washington Capitals for 17 years, NHL general managers have no idea how he'll build the Vegas Golden Knights through an expansion draft. McPhee only hints he won't take bad contracts.
– TOKYO – Manny Pacquiao says his next bout will be in April or May provided it fits his schedule as a senator in the Philippines. He would like a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
– MELBOURNE, Australia – The Danish team of Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen leads after second round of World Cup of Golf. Ricky Fowler and Jimmy Walker of the U.S. are among those five shots back.