BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. EDT:
-DENVER - Cleared to play following his third diagnosed concussion since November, Broncos receiver Wes Welker will get back in a game Sunday, when Denver travels to Seattle for a Super Bowl rematch. To some, it's a comeback that feels a bit rushed, knowing the next hit Welker takes to his head could be his last.
-TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Jameis Winston won't be leading top-ranked Florida State when it hosts No. 22 Clemson when the teams meet in an ACC showdown. The Heisman Trophy winner has been suspended for the game after making lewd comments about female anatomy.
-TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - No. 3 Alabama opens Southeastern Conference play against Florida in a matchup that both hope to turn into a statement game. By John Zenor. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
- LINCOLN, Neb. - Miami plays No. 24 Nebraska for the first time since the programs were finishing their runs of dominance more than a decade ago.
- ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Michigan could use a win over a major-conference opponent, and the Utes are hoping for a signature road victory before starting Pac-12 play.
- KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After routing the Royals in the series opener, the Detroit Tigers try to further pad their 1 1/2-game advantage in the AL Central when they send Max Scherzer to the mound in Kansas City. James Shields tries to get the Royals back on track.
-BALTIMORE - Thousands of fans are expected to trade in their Ray Rice jerseys for those of other Baltimore players at the Ravens' home stadium on the final day of the two-day program.