BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
— LOS ANGELES — Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs attempt to even their NL Championship Series with the Dodgers. Los Angeles took the opener 5-2 from the defending champs with another big game from Yasiel Puig. Rich Hill pitches for the Dodgers a decade after he made his postseason debut for the Cubs. Game starts 7:38 p.m.
— NEW YORK — After two games in Houston, the AL Championship Series shifts to Yankee Stadium for Game 3 on Monday.
— EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Tom Brady looks to set the NFL record for regular-season victories by a quarterback as the New England Patriots (3-2) square off with the New York Jets (3-2) for first place in the AFC East. Josh McCown and the Jets are going for their fourth straight win in what has been a surprising start. Game starts 1 p.m.
— KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs try to avenge their playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last January when the teams meet at Arrowhead Stadium in a marquee matchup. Game starts 4:25 p.m.
— NEW YORK — The Associated Press releases its weekly Top 25 college football poll. Poll released at 2 p.m.
— TALLADEGA, Ala. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. starts from the pole at his favorite race track, Talladega Superspeedway, the place where NASCAR’s most popular driver has won six times. Race starts 2:30.
— SHANGHAI — Roger Federer extends his winning streak over Rafael Nadal this year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters.
— GLENDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Coyotes Rick Tocchet is known as a players’ coach, but that could change quickly after his team’s latest loss. Hard-skating practices and curfews could be in order for the Western Conference’s only winless team following a hapless 6-2 loss to Boston.