BC-AP Sports Preview Digest - NBC Sports

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
October 12, 2013, 11:55 am

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EDT.

- MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson will play for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday with a heavy heart, but off-the-field strife is nothing new for the star running back. He was just a kid when he saw his older brother hit and killed by a drunken driver. His dad spent much of his youth in prison. Now Peterson is mourning the death of a 2-year-old son.

- BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers open the AL championship series, when Jon Lester faces Anibal Sanchez. Game starts 8 p.m.

- ST. LOUIS - Clayton Kershaw pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers' division series clincher on three days' rest and is on regular rest for Game 2 of the NLCS. It shapes up as a low-scoring matchup, with St. Louis Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha coming close to no-hitters his last two outings. Game starts 4 p.m.

- DALLAS - No. 12 Oklahoma has won three straight in the Red River Rivalry, and another lopsided outcome like the last two could really put the pressure on Texas and Mack Brown with all the speculation about the coach's future. Game starts 12 p.m.

- SEATTLE - No. 2 Oregon looks for its 10th straight win over its rival to the north when the Ducks travel to upset-minded No. 16 Washington. Game starts 4:07 p.m.

- BATON ROUGE, La. - The No. 10 LSU Tigers host the 17th-ranked Florida Gators in a game critical to both one-loss teams if they hope to remain in contention for a national title. Game starts 3:30 p.m.

- SAN MARTIN, Calif. - Brooks Koepka, the 23-year-old from Florida who has been playing just about everywhere but America this year, has a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the PGA Tour's season opener.

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