BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
January 12, 2013, 12:13 pm
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Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EST:

- AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong will make a limited confession to doping during his televised interview with Oprah Winfrey next week, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

NEW YORK - Vikings 2,000-yard man Adrian Peterson and Texans pass-swatting end J.J. Watt are unanimous choices for The Associated Press All-Pro team announced Saturday.

NEWTOWN, Conn. - Newtown officials say the sports world has played a large role in helping this community heal following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary. Whether it was Victor Cruz coming to play tag football with the family and friends of Jack Pinto, a little boy who was buried in a New York Giant's jersey, or gymnast Aly Raisman getting on some mats and helping kids do somersaults. By Pat Eaton-Robb

DENVER - In what could be the last game for Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis, who is retiring after this season, the Broncos - led by quarterback Peyton Manning - and Ravens meet Saturday in the AFC divisional playoffs. Two NFL icons, each three wins away from a second championship.

SAN FRANCISCO - Aaron Rodgers leads the Green Bay Packers into Candlestick Park in the NFC divisional playoffs against the team that passed him up with the No. 1 draft pick in 2005, the San Francisco 49ers

HONOLULU - Russell Henley, fresh off a 36-hole scoring record at the Sony Open, has a two-shot lead over fellow rookie Scott Langley and Scott Piercy going into the third round Saturday.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The rugged Big Ten will get an early marquee matchup Saturday when two one-loss teams, No. 5 Indiana and No. 8 Minnesota, square off in Bloomington. By Michael Marot.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - With a possible sale and move to Seattle hovering over the franchise, the Sacramento Kings host LeBron James and the Miami Heat for the only time this season.