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BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

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

- INDIANAPOLIS - Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts open their home season, facing a frenetic Philadelphia Eagles offense and looking to rebound after a loss to Denver. Game starts 8:30 p.m.

- EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - After sidestepping questions about Adrian Peterson's future Sunday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer figures to get even more of them Monday. Peterson is charged with child abuse.

- OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Three straight days off couldn't come at a better time for the Baltimore Ravens, still caught in the Ray Rice firestorm.

- ASHBURN, Va. - The Washington Redskins learn more about Robert Griffin III's latest injury, a dislocated ankle that could rule him out for the rest of the season.

- CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton's injury. Greg Hardy's domestic violence case and subsequent benching. The Panthers have faced plenty of issues. But there they are - 2-0 and with the Steelers up next.

- ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Angels, with the best record in the majors, can become the first team to clinch a playoff spot by beating a Seattle Mariners team vying for a wild card spot. Game starts 10 p.m.

- STELLENBOSCH, South Africa - South Africa's Olympic body says Oscar Pistorius is free to compete, even after his conviction for culpable homicide - provided such action doesn't violate the judge's ruling.

- MADRID - It was only a decade ago when U.S. basketball was perhaps at its low point. Now the Americans are the world's best and could be even better in the 2016 Olympics.

- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - No. 1 Florida State used a lopsided victory over Clemson to propel itself to the national title in 2013. The Seminoles, not nearly as dominant as last year, play the No. 22 Tigers on Saturday.

- BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - The U.S. and Canada play an exhibition game in preparation for the women's world championships. Game starts 7 p.m.

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