BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Friday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST:
- Three key college football games: No. 12 Arizona vs. No. 13 Arizona State (3:30 p.m.); No. 9 UCLA vs. Stanford (3:30 p.m.); No. 17 Missouri vs. Arkansas (2:30 p.m.).
- Stories on notable Saturday games: Florida-Florida State; Alabama-Auburn; Mississippi State-Mississippi; Ohio State-Michigan; Baylor-Texas Tech; Georgia-Georgia Tech; Notre Dame-USC.
- LOS ANGELES - Hollywood dealmaker Michael Eisner has been working behind the scenes to help lure an NFL team to Los Angeles.
- SAN FRANCISCO - Home to a tech boom that is reshaping the world, San Francisco hopes its growth and business savvy will bolster its case to host the 2014 Olympics.
- PHILADELPHIA - A dominant win at Dallas gives the Eagles sole possession of first place in the NFC East, putting them in position for a first-round bye in the playoffs.
- RENTON, Wash. - With a second straight 19-3 victory, the Seahawks are right back in the discussion about the best teams in the NFC.
- DETROIT - The Detroit Lions finally put up enough points to give their terrific defense a comfortable lead, and that's exactly what the rest of the league should fear.
- CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Golden State Warriors, winners of seven straight and leading the Pacific Division, play a Hornets team that has lost seven in a row. Game starts 7 p.m.
- PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - No. 2 Wisconsin looks to stay unbeaten when it faces Oklahoma in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Game starts 4:30 p.m.
- HONOLULU - No. 5 Stanford plays No. 11 North Carolina in the opener of the Rainbow Wahine Shootout, Friday's highlight women's college basketball game. Game starts 7 p.m.
- SAO PAULO - Pele's condition is improving while he receives temporary kidney treatment in an intensive care unit. The hospital says the 74-year-old soccer great is ''lucid'' and breathing normally without support.
- BRISBANE, Australia - The death of Phillip Hughes brings a period of reflection to cricket, and questions about how the game should be played.
- SYDNEY - Greg Chalmers, the tournament winner in 1998 and 2011, leads by a stroke after two rounds of Australian Open, with Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott in pursuit.