BC-AP Sports Digest

Published on NewsOK Modified: October 20, 2014 at 3:23 pm •  Published: October 20, 2014
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— ASHBURN, Va. — FBN--Redskins-QBs. By Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— ST. LOUIS — FBN--Gambling Rams. By R.B. Fallstrom. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 8 p.m.

— EAST RUTHERFORD. N.J. — FBN--Giants Reeling. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.

— JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — FBN--Victorious Jaguars. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m.

— TEMPE, Ariz. — FBN--Winning Cardinals. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 600 words by 7 p.m.

— BEREA, Ohio — FBN--Browns-Ugly Loss. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — FBN--Bills Injuries. By John Wawrow. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6:30 p.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

FBC--T25-MISSISSIPPI ST-BACK TO WORK

STARKVILLE, Miss. — No. 1 Mississippi State returns to the grind after a weekend off and is now preparing for a road trip to Kentucky on Saturday. Life in the Southeastern Conference is rarely easy, but the Bulldogs do appear to have a manageable next three weeks, with Kentucky, Arkansas and UT-Martin on the schedule. By David Brandt. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

FBC--BIG 12-PLAYOFF PERIL

The Big 12 has been as entertaining as any league in the country. All that fun might come with a price. Upsets such as West Virginia over Baylor and Kansas State over Oklahoma have again made the conference must-see TV. But they could also leave one of the best leagues in the country without a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m.

FBC--T25-OHIO ST-ON A ROLL

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It's a hot streak almost unseen in Ohio State's 125-year football history. The 13th-ranked Buckeyes are averaging 56 points and more than 600 yards over a four-game winning streak. By Rusty Miller. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6 p.m.

NEW/DEVELOPING

TEN--WTA FINALS

SINGAPORE — With no injuries to slow her down, Serena Williams extends her winning streak at the WTA Finals to 16 straight matches with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Ana Ivanovic. The top-ranked Williams came into the season-ending tournament after injuries forced her out of her previous two tournaments and with the off-court distraction of disparaging comments about her from a Russian tennis official. By Chris Lines. SENT: 700 words.

OLY--IOC-2024 BIDS

LONDON — Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Games. It will be hoping to attract a competitive, high-profile field to show there are cities that want to host the Olympics rather than shun them. By Stephen Wilson. SENT: 1,000 words.

HKN--KINGS-VOYNOV SUSPENDED

LOS ANGELES — The NHL indefinitely suspends Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov because of domestic violence charges. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 200 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.

SOC--HAITI-US

WASHINGTON — The U.S. women's soccer team, missing Alex Morgan because of an ankle injury, looks to secure a spot in the semifinals in World Cup qualifying as it hosts Haiti at RFK Stadium. By Joseph White. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts 7:30 p.m.

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— WASHINGTON — SOC--Trinidad-Guatemala. By Joseph White. UPCOMING: 300 words. Game starts 5 p.m.

SOC--THE DRONE DILEMMA

LONDON — Long after drones became a key tool for militaries and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events. Remote controlled contraptions costing just a few hundred dollars can be sent soaring over stadiums. And, as the chaos at a soccer game in Belgrade last week showed, a provocative flag or banner carried by a low-cost device can be a catalyst for disorder. By Rob Harris. SENT: 800 words.

NBA

— BKN--Eastern Conference Capsules. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 3,500 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— BKN--Western Conference Capsules. By Basketball Writer Jon Krawczynski. UPCOMING: 3,500 words, photos by 5 p.m.

OTHER NEWS

— CHICAGO — US--NCAA-Emmert. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.

— NEW DELHI — SOC--India-Player Dies. SENT: 100 words.

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Monday's Time Schedule (EDT)

NFL

Houston at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m.

NHL

Tampa Bay at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

NBA PRESEASON

New Orleans vs. Washington at Baltimore, 7 p.m.

Chicago vs. Cleveland at Columbus, Ohio, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

Milwaukee at New York, 7:30 p.m.

Charlotte at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Memphis at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Sacramento at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.