BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. EDT:
- SEATTLE - The Seahawks play the Denver Broncos - only the sixth time two Super Bowl teams from one season have met in the next. Seattle lost last week at San Diego. Game starts 4:25 p.m.
- Three other key NFL games: Washington at Philadelphia (1 p.m.); San Francisco at Arizona (4:05 p.m.); Pittsburgh at Carolina (8:30 p.m.) Lookahead to Bears-Jets game Monday night.
- NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, dies in a car crash at 36.
- BEAVER DAM, Wis. - Sprint car driver Scott Semmelmann is killed in a wreck Saturday night during practice for a race. The 47-year-old driver was racing for the first time this season.
- LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski starts from the pole at New Hampshire, going for his third straight Sprint Cup victory. The race is the second in the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup. Race starts 2:30 p.m.
- The AP releases its latest college football rankings. To be sent about 2 p.m.
- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - No. 1 Florida State survives its biggest test this season in an overtime victory against Clemson without Heisman winner Jameis Winston. Things now figure to get easier for the Seminoles.
- BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU gets a lesson in humility from a Mississippi State team that hadn't beaten the Tigers in more than a decade.
- KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The first-place Tigers go for a three-game sweep of the Royals, who are in second place and 2 1/2 games back in the AL Central. Game starts 2:10 p.m.
- PRATTVILLE, Ala. - South Korea's Mi Jung Hur and Paula Reto shared a four-stroke lead going into the final round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic - the final full-field event of the year.
- SINGAPORE - Lewis Hamilton seizes the lead in the Formula One drivers' championship by winning the Singapore Grand Prix. Teammate Nico Rosberg quits early because of mechanical failure.
- BEIJING - Two days after retiring in an open letter to friends and fans, tennis star Li Na says in a tearful farewell she has no regrets. ''My heart told me I wouldn't because I've done my best.''