BC-AP Sports Preview Digest - NBC Sports

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
November 11, 2013, 12:40 pm

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

- TAMPA, Fla. - With a hazing scandal and a nationwide debate about bullying overshadowing the team, the Miami Dolphins step into the Monday night spotlight to play winless Tampa Bay. Game starts 8:40 p.m.

- ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Broncos and Peyton Manning await word on an MRI after the star quarterback injured his right ankle in the victory over San Diego.

- CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Panthers have won five in a row, getting excellent play from a dominating defense that has the team thinking about making the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

- NEW YORK - Baseball's awards week begin when Rookie of the Year winners are announced for both leagues. AL announcement 6:18 p.m.; NL at 6:48 p.m.

- ORLANDO, Fla. - The general managers' meetings open, with 13 free agents facing a 5 p.m. deadline to accept arbitration offers from their former teams.

- ATLANTA - The Braves say they will be leaving Turner Field and moving into a new 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium about 10 miles from downtown in 2017. It's not clear how much it will cost taxpayers.

- INDIANAPOLIS - The NBA's last unbeaten team, the Pacers try to extend their record to 8-0 when they face the struggling Memphis Grizzlies. Indiana is of to its best start in team history. Game starts 7 p.m.

- Kentucky and Michigan State hold the top spots in the AP's first regular-season college basketball poll. Connecticut stays No. 1 - although no longer unanimous - in the women's poll.

- STORRS, Conn. - The top-ranked Connecticut women host No. 3 Stanford in an early matchup of teams favored to make the Final Four. Game starts 7 p.m.

- TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama coach Nick Saban promptly invoked the 24-hour celebration rule after the top-ranked Crimson Tide's win over No. 18 LSU.

- COLUMBUS, Ohio - Coming back from a bye week and now No. 3 in the rankings, Ohio State has a lot riding on their final three games. First up is a game at Illinois on Saturday.

- BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona says Lionel Messi will be sidelined for six to eight weeks because of his third leg injury of the season.

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