BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
January 14, 2013, 12:02 pm
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Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EST:

- AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey on Monday transforms his quiet neighborhood into a destination for media awaiting word of an apology and for onlookers snapping photos.

- MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka are among those set to play on Day 2 of the Australian Open. Play starts 7 p.m.

- The AP releases its latest Top 25 rankings in men's and women's college basketball. The men's poll is set for a change after losses by No. 1 Duke and No. 2 Michigan.

- NEW YORK - Hall of Famer Steve Young calls the group of NFL players at his former position a ``Camelot of quarterbacking.'' The current crop across the league is deep and dynamic.

- FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - One win from a second straight Super Bowl appearance, the Patriots turn their attention to the AFC championship game rematch with the Ravens.

- OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Baltimore Ravens will reprise their coveted role as underdogs in the AFC championship game against the Patriots, who are 10-point favorites in Sunday's game.

- SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The San Francisco 49ers are one victory from the Super Bowl they've planned for all along, ever since losing by a field goal in overtime of last year's NFC championship game.

- FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan finally have their first postseason wins. There is, however, little time to relish the last-second, 30-28 win over Seattle.

- MEMPHIS, Tenn. - In a game between two of the NBA's best teams this season, the division-leading Los Angeles Clippers play the Memphis Grizzlies. Game starts 8 p.m.

- ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Nike signs a sponsorship deal with No. 1-ranked Rory McIlroy for a reported $200 million. The company now represents golf's two biggest stars in McIlroy and Tiger Woods.