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:
– DENVER – Trevor Siemian and the Broncos are healthier than they've been since September. Coming off a bye, they host the Kansas City Chiefs in a showdown between 7-3 teams. Game starts 8:30 p.m.
– CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Browns (0-11) resume their march toward what could be a winless season when they play a New York Giants team that has won five straight. Game starts 1 p.m.
– EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Tom Brady, his knee ailing, can tie Peyton Manning for the most wins (200) by an NFL quarterback when the New England Patriots play the New York Jets. Game starts 4:25 p.m.
– TAMPA, Fla. – Russell Wilson and the first-place Seattle Seahawks visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have won two straight to climb back into playoff contention. Game starts 4:05 p.m.
– The AP releases its Top 25 college football rankings, the last poll of the season. Poll released at 2 p.m.
– AUSTIN, Texas – Texas lands college football's hottest young coach in Tom Herman. His job: Revive a team that has had three consecutive losing seasons.
– Alabama is right where many expected: Playing for an SEC championship. Florida is back in Atlanta for the second straight year after emerging from a topsy-turvy Eastern Division.
– Penn State meets Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game. That means Ohio State must wait a week to see if it's in the playoffs.
– CLEMSON, S.C. – No. 4 Clemson has been building for its championship moment all season. It starts next week against Virginia Tech for the ACC title.
– ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Nico Rosberg wins his first Formula One title by finishing runner-up to defending champion and teammate Lewis Hamilton at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
– ZAGREB, Croatia – Croatia needs one point to win its second Davis Cup title after winning the doubles against Argentina in straight sets. Croatia's Marin Cilic plays Juan Martin del Potro in the first reverse singles.
– KILLINGTON, Vt. – Mikaela Shiffrin holds a big lead after the first run of a World Cup slalom. The American is followed by Slovakia's Veronika Velez Zuzulova and Switzerland's Wendy Holdener.
– SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – No. 3 South Carolina plays No. 4 Louisville in a matchup of unbeaten women's teams in the finals of the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic. Game starts 1 p.m. .
– LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – In the only men's college basketball involving two ranked teams, No. 11 Gonzaga plays No. 21 Iowa State for the AdvoCare Invitational title at Disney World. Game starts 1:30 p.m.
– LOS ANGELES – Dwight Howard returns to Staples Center to get the same boos in a new uniform when the Atlanta Hawks plays the Los Angeles Lakers. Game starts 9:30 p.m.
– LONDON – English soccer's governing body is looking into an escalating child sex-abuse scandal, wanting to find out which professional clubs knew about the actions of its coaches.