BC-AP Sports Preview Digest - NBC Sports

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
January 5, 2014, 11:57 am

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

- GREEN BAY, Wis. - Colin Kaepernick will try to continue his mastery of the Packers in the bitter cold of Lambeau Field when the San Francisco 49ers face Green Bay in an NFC wild-card game. Game starts 4:40 p.m.

- CINCINNATI - The Bengals try to end the seventh-longest streak of playoff futility in NFL history, playing San Diego on a wintery afternoon in an AFC wild-card game. Game starts 1:05 p.m.

- NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - When Bobby Bowden passes through a Florida State campus that prospered on every level because of his time there, it never crosses his mind that he built all that.

- NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Chris Davis and Ricardo Louis weren't household names outside Alabama when November began. By the time it ended, the two Auburn players sure were.

- INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis became the first NFL team to win a playoff game by allowing 40 points and losing four turnovers. The Colts produced the second-greatest comeback in postseason history.

- NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Titans begin their first real coaching search in a couple of decades. After the firing of Mike Munchak the stakes are high for a team that has missed the playoffs five straight seasons.

- MOBILE, Ala. - Arkansas State tries to win a second straight GoDaddy Bowl when it faces a Ball State team looking to win 11 games for just the second time in school history. Game starts 9 p.m.

- KAPALUA, Hawaii - Zach Johnson has a three-shot lead over Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth going into the third round of the Tournament of Champions.

- BORMIO, Italy - American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin fights through snow, rain and deep ruts to win her second World Cup slalom of the season.

- KEARNS, Utah - J.R. Celski and Jessica Smith look to add a third race to their Sochi schedules when they compete in the 1,000 meters on the closing day of the U.S. Olympic short track speedskating trials.

- MIAMI - The Raptors, who revamped their roster through a trade last month, try to win their sixth straight game when they play the Heat. Miami has the won eight of 10. Game starts 6 p.m.

- Three men's college basketball games of note: No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 22 Iowa (8 p.m.); No. 10 Oregon vs. No. 20 Colorado (5 p.m.); No. 16 Kansas vs. No. 21 San Diego State (4:30 p.m.)

- BRISBANE, Australia - Lleyton Hewitt wins a title for the first time since 2010, defeating Roger Federer 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 to capture the Brisbane International in a final between former No. 1 players.

- LISBON, Portugal - Eusebio, the Portuguese soccer star who was born into poverty in Africa and went on to be voted one of the 10 best players in the history of his sport, dies at 71.

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