BC-AP Sports Preview Digest,1st Ld-Writethru
Eds: Updates with items on baseball awards, Neymar.
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:
– SEATTLE – Russell Wilson leads the first-place Seahawks (4-2-1) against the Bills (4-4). Buffalo is expected to have LeSean McCoy back from a hamstring injury and has coaxed receiver Percy Harvin out of retirement. Game starts 8:30 p.m.
– Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was ejected for whipping his towel at a ref for not throwing his flag. It was the worst of many bad decisions in Week 9.
– A look at the pleasant surprises and major disappointments for each NFL team.
– ALAMEDA, Calif. – After knocking off Super Bowl champion Denver in an AFC West showdown, the Oakland Raiders head into their bye week in an unusual place: first place.
– TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – No. 1 Alabama enters the final weeks of the college football season having shown its defense hasn't dropped off a bit despite losing all that NFL talent.
– SEATTLE – With at least three games left and as many as six, No. 4 Washington is already rewriting records. The most impressive might be Jake Browning's 34 touchdown passes in just nine games.
– LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska coach Mike Riley updates the status of quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr., who was briefly knocked unconscious during Saturday's big loss at Ohio State.
– NEW YORK – Finalists are announced for MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year awards. Announcements 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
– SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – General managers arrive for their annual four-day meeting, with teams having until 5 p.m. to make $17.2 million qualifying offers to their former players who became free agents.
– Two major league managers are introduced: Bud Black of the Colorado Rockies and Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
– J.J. Redick of the Clippers is the NBA's new 3-point king, sort of. He has made a 3-pointer in 61 straight games, the league's longest active streak after Stephen Curry's record 157-game run ended Saturday.
– PITTSBURGH – Connor McDavid grew up idolizing Sidney Crosby. Now the Edmonton Oilers young star gets a chance to face Crosby in the NHL for the first time Tuesday night when the Oilers visit the Pittsburgh Penguins.
– MADRID – A Spanish judge accepts corruption charges against Neymar for irregularities regarding his transfer to Barcelona, opening the way for a trial involving the Brazilian forward and his parents.
– PARIS – Having taken Novak Djokovic's No. 1 ranking and his Paris Masters title, Andy Murray will try to grab another of his rival's crowns at the ATP finals.
– MADRID – Cristiano Ronaldo signs a five-year contract extension with Real Madrid, capping an exceptional year after triumphs with his club in the Champions League and with his Portuguese national team in the European Championship.