BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
– ST. LOUIS – Jaime Garcia is on the mound for the Cardinals, who lead the Cubs 1-0 in the NL Division Series. Kyle Hendricks makes his postseason debut for Chicago. Game starts 5:37 p.m.
– LOS ANGELES – Zack Greinke, the major leagues’ ERA leader at 1.66, starts for the Dodgers against Noah Syndergaard of the Mets. New York won the opener of the NL Division Series. Game starts 9:07 p.m.
– All four teams – Royals-Astros and Blue Jays-Rangers – work out before Game 3 of Sunday’s two games of the AL Division Series.
– ANN ARBOR, Mich. – No. 13 Northwestern, allowing just seven points a game, takes its vaunted defense and undefeated record to the Big House to play No. 18 Michigan. Game starts 3:30 p.m.
– SALT LAKE CITY – No. 5 Utah hosts No. 23 California – the last two undefeated teams in the Pac-12. The game features Cal quarterback Jared Goff and Utes running back Devontae Booker. Game starts 10 p.m.
– Other notable college games: No. 10 Oklahoma vs. Texas at Dallas (noon); No. 12 Florida State vs. Miami (8 p.m.); and No. 15 Notre Dame vs. Navy (3:30 p.m.)
– One of the six remaining undefeated teams will be on the field in Cincinnati on Sunday when Seattle visits. It’s not the Seahawks, but the Bengals. Cincinnati is 4-0 and as impressive as any NFL team.
– INCHEON, South Korea – The Presidents Cup is up for grabs for the first time in 10 years, with the International team getting strong play from Branden Grace, Louis Oosthuizen and Bae Sang-moon.
– CONCORD, N.C. – Joe Gibbs Racing looks to steal the spotlight from Kevin Harvick in the playoff race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This is the fourth of 10 races in the Chase. Race starts 7:30 p.m.
– PASADENA, Calif. – The U.S. men’s soccer team hosts Mexico at the sold-out Rose Bowl, with the winner of qualifying for the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia. Game starts 9:30 p.m.
– Michel Platini appeals his 90-day suspension by FIFA. The South American confederation wants the European soccer leader to be allowed to run in the governing body’s presidential election.
– INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever, coming off a last-second loss to the Minnesota Lynx, trail 2-1 and are home Sunday night for Game 4 of the best-of-five WNBA Finals.