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:
– SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Over two decades, Peyton Manning spoiled fans with all he could do. Then, hobbled and creaking, he became a different quarterback. But what a finish it was, if indeed this was it.
– SAN FRANCISCO – One of the biggest winners from the Super Bowl didn't even take a snap. Brock Osweiler is a free agent the Broncos probably can't afford to lose if Peyton Manning retires.
– SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Super Bowl 50 was supposed to be a celebration of all things great about the NFL. But the only thing to celebrate at the end was a vicious Denver defense.
– SAN FRANCISCO – Up next for Super Bowl MVP Von Miller: a big payday, whether or not he gets the franchise tag.
– NEW YORK – From a strange creature called ''Puppymonkeybaby'' to a tear-inducing Audi ad, Super Bowl spots ran the gamut this year from offbeat humor to heartfelt messages on advertising's biggest night.
– NEW YORK – Derek Fisher is fired as coach of the Knicks, who have lost five straight and nine of 10. They are 23-31 and well back in the playoff race. Assistant Kurt Rambis is the interim head coach.
– The AP releases its latest Top 25 polls in men's and women's college basketball. Men at 1:30 p.m., women at 2 p.m.
– DURHAM, N.C. – Louisville plays Duke in the Cardinals' first road game since imposing a one-year postseason ban for a sex scandal involving escorts. Game starts 7 p.m.
– COLUMBIA, S.C. – In a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown between women's teams that are 22-0, top-ranked UConn plays South Carolina. The Huskies have won 59 straight overall. Game starts 7 p.m.
– WASHINGTON – Donald Trump's ownership of a team in the defunct U.S. Football League was formative in his evolution as a public figure and peerless self-publicist.
– Nyquist is an Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old with five victories in five career races. He's also No. 1 on the AP's opening Top 10 list of Kentucky Derby contenders.
– BOSTON – Boston University plays Boston College for the Beanpot championship and bragging rights in the city's college hockey rivalry. Game starts 7:30 p.m.