BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
December 12, 2012, 12:03 pm
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Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Wednesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. EST:

- IRVING, Texas - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wraps up an owners meeting a day after his player suspensions in the Saints bounty scandal were vacated by his predecessor, Paul Tagliabue. The league also has been rocked by player deaths on consecutive weekends this month. Developing from news conference at about 5:30 p.m.

- WASHINGTON - A congressman accused the NFL Players Association of ``trying to back out'' of an agreement to start testing for human growth hormone in pro football while speaking at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing about the science behind the testing.

- DIX HILLS, N.Y. - The funeral for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher is held near his hometown on Long Island. Belcher shot his girlfriend then killed himself Dec. 1.

- PHILADELPHIA - Andy Dalton and the Bengals were glad to have a short week after a last-second loss to the Cowboys. With a game against the Eagles coming up on Thursday, the Bengals had no time to dwell on a tough loss and know they still control their playoff hopes.

- AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner picks the pros for the games of Week 15.

- The Associated Press releases its FCS All-America football team.

- COLUMBIA, S.C. - Injured South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore is expected to officially announce his plans to turn pro. News conference 4 p.m.

- COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M officials are set to honor quarterback Johnny Manziel, who wraps up a whirlwind week where he became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. Starts 6 p.m.