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BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

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

- OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry and the Warriors can set the record for the best start in NBA history. The defending champs are 15-0 and play a Los Angeles Lakers team that is 2-11. Game starts 10:30 p.m.

- CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers coach Ron Rivera is superstitious - eating the same meal before every game, wearing the same colors. Why doubt him? The Panthers are 10-0.

- IRVING, Texas - Darren McFadden was the Cowboys' low-cost answer for DeMarco Murray when the NFL rushing champ bolted for Philadelphia. Now he's looking like Murray's bona fide replacement.

- BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Bills again show they're not ready for prime time when it comes to beating the Patriots. And now injuries are a concern, including one to quarterback Tyrod Taylor's shoulder.

- CLEMSON, S.C. - No. 1 Clemson promises not to lose focus. The chance to make a statement about its national championship chances against South Carolina is far too enticing.

- IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Big Ten tried right from the start to create an Iowa-Nebraska rivalry. The No. 3 Hawkeyes and Huskers, however, already had plenty of reasons to dislike each other.

- SOUTH BEND, Ind. - No. 4 Notre Dame has squandered chances to show it is indeed worthy of a college playoff berth. No. 13 Stanford gives the Fighting Irish one last chance to stake their claim.

- A light NHL schedule features only two games: Ottawa at Dallas (8:30 p.m.) and Calgary at Anaheim (10 p.m.)

- Some notable college basketball games: No. 1 Kentucky vs. Boston University (9 p.m.); No. 5 Kansas vs. UCLA (10 p.m.); and No. 9 North Carolina vs. Kansas State (10 p.m.).

- PARIS - FIFA requests a life ban for European soccer leader Michel Platini, a move that would rule him out of the race to succeed Sepp Blatter as president of the sport's governing body.

- LOS ANGELES - Sylvester Stallone feels a responsibility to those unfamiliar with boxing. He wants his ''Rocky'' movies to show the heavy cost of the sport, that ''no one walks away unscathed.''

- SYDNEY - Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott, the headliners at the Australian Open, have different takes on the Rio Olympics: Spieth says count him in; Scott will go if he can fit it into his schedule.

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