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:
- A typical NFL player is vetted by some 100 scouts, coaches and general managers before joining the league. But little in the portfolios on Ray Rice or Adrian Peterson foreshadowed the issues they now face.
- EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Jay Cutler and the Bears face the Jets in a game between 1-1 teams. Chicago won at San Francisco last week after trailing by 17 points. Game starts 8:30 p.m.
- CINCINNATI - The Bengals now get to enjoy a bye week, with the team looking to extend its best start in eight years. Cincinnati is 3-0, tops in the AFC.
- GLENEAGLES, Scotland - A potential split of the Rory McIlroy-Graeme McDowell partnership in this week's Ryder Cup is more about their record than their lawsuit involving an Irish management firm .
- ATLANTA - The Braves fire general manager Frank Wren one day after the team is eliminated from the NL playoff race. Wren was in his 15th season with Atlanta and his seventh as GM.
- CLEVELAND - Still alive in the AL wild-card race, the Indians conclude a suspended game with Kansas City before beginning a three-game series with the Royals. Suspended game starts 6:05 p.m.
- LOS ANGELES - Dan Haren starts for the Dodgers against Jake Peavy and the San Francisco Giants, who open the series trailing Los Angeles by 4 1/2 games in the NL West. Game starts 10 p.m.
- Things are going pretty well right now for Mississippi considering it's undefeated and the No. 10 team in the nation. But the Rebels know there are issues to fix and a difficult schedule looming.
- TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State-UCLA game has decided the Pac-12 South champion the past two seasons. The No. 15 Sun Devils head into this year's showdown without quarterback Taylor Kelly.
- GENEVA - Sports lawyers tell the AP that the ethics judge and FIFA prosecutor investigating World Cup bidding have the power to remove Qatar as 2022 host if they so choose.