BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Tuesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. EDT:

- EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Adrian Peterson is back with the Vikings, welcomed by teammates and rejoining a team under criticism for allowing the running back to play while charged with child abuse.

- NEW YORK - The players' union plans to appeal the NFL's indefinite suspension of Ray Rice for punching his then-fiancee in a hotel elevator. The union has until the end of the day to appeal.

- WASHINGTON - Groups pressing the Washington Redskins to change the team nickname take their cause to Capitol Hill to discuss plans for the rest of the season. News conference noon.

- NASHVILLE, Tenn. - When an NFL quarterback takes off running, he finishes with a feet-first slide or forward dive. His decision becomes an issue only when he gets hurt.

- KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A growing number of major college football teams are studying a particular self-help book along with their playbooks. The book, ''The Energy Bus,'' extols the power of positive thinking.

- BALTIMORE - The Orioles can wrap up their first AL East title in 17 years with a victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Baltimore has won eight of nine. Game starts 7:05 p.m.

- ATLANTA - With their playoff hopes fading, the Atlanta Braves look to the future when they break ground on their suburban stadium that is to open in 2017.

- INDIANAPOLIS - The Colts did almost everything right for three quarters against the Eagles on Monday night, but couldn't close it out. The loss leaves Indianapolis at 0-2.

- JOHANNESBURG - Several legal groups in South Africa are concerned about threats against the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide but not the more serious charge of murder.

- PARIS - When joined - notably at the Olympics - Scottish, English, Welsh and Northern Irish athletes are proven winners. If Scotland goes independent, sports in Britain won't be quite so great.

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