BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Friday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EST:

- SAN FRANCISCO NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell delivers his annual state of the league address two days before the Super Bowl. Speech starts 3 p.m.

- SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Dan Reeves, a longtime Super Bowl presence, has strong connections to the Broncos that include general manager John Elway and coach Gary Kubiak.

- SANTA CLARA, Calif. - This time, the mother of Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas will be there to see her son play in the Super Bowl. The last time she was in prison.

- CLEVELAND - Johnny Manziel's agent drops the troubled quarterback as a client following two police investigations in Texas last weekend.

- LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Louisville calls a news conference that will include the university president, athletic director and basketball coach Rick Pitino. The reason is not announced. News conference starts 1:30 p.m.

- ST. PAUL, Minn. - A lawsuit against the NHL over concussions has grown to well over 100 former players. They contend the league ignored a duty to warn them of the risks of head injuries.

- DALLAS - LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs (41-8) try to match the best 50-game start in franchise history when they play the Dallas Mavericks. Game starts 9:30 p.m.

- SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Rickie Fowler, Shane Lowry and Hideki Matsuyama are tied for the lead entering the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

- OCALA, Fla. - Top-ranked Lydia Ko, making her season debut, resumes play in the LPGA's rain-delayed Coates Golf Championship.

- IRVING, Texas - Big 12 presidents and chancellors meet a day after league athletic directors discussed a possible football championship, expansion and a leaguewide TV network.

- BEIJING - Track and field's ruling body is investigating the authenticity of a two-decade-old letter published in Chinese media that suggests state-sanctioned doping in the 1990s.

- CARSON, Calif. - Coming off a 3-2 win over Iceland, the U.S. men host Canada in the Americans' last exhibition before resuming World Cup qualifying at Guatemala in late March. Game starts 10:15 p.m.

- The European transfer window is not so European any more. Chinese clubs are outspending even the continent's richest clubs and attracting the world's best soccer players.


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