Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Tuesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EST:
– OAKLAND, Calif. – Stephen Curry and the Warriors can set the record for the best start in NBA history. The defending champs are 15-0 and play a Los Angeles Lakers team that is 2-11. Game starts 10:30 p.m.
– CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Panthers coach Ron Rivera is superstitious – eating the same meal before every game, wearing the same colors. Why doubt him? The Panthers are 10-0.
– IRVING, Texas – Darren McFadden was the Cowboys’ low-cost answer for DeMarco Murray when the NFL rushing champ bolted for Philadelphia. Now he’s looking like Murray’s bona fide replacement.
– BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Bills again show they’re not ready for prime time when it comes to beating the Patriots. And now injuries are a concern, including one to quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s shoulder.
– CLEMSON, S.C. – No. 1 Clemson promises not to lose focus. The chance to make a statement about its national championship chances against South Carolina is far too enticing.
– SOUTH BEND, Ind. – No. 4 Notre Dame has squandered chances to show it is indeed worthy of a college playoff berth. No. 13 Stanford gives the Fighting Irish one last chance to stake their claim.
– A light NHL schedule features only two games: Ottawa at Dallas (8:30 p.m.) and Calgary at Anaheim (10 p.m.)
– Some notable college basketball games: No. 1 Kentucky vs. Boston University (9 p.m.); No. 5 Kansas vs. UCLA (10 p.m.); and No. 9 North Carolina vs. Kansas State (10 p.m.).
– PARIS – FIFA requests a life ban for European soccer leader Michel Platini, a move that would rule him out of the race to succeed Sepp Blatter as president of the sport’s governing body.
– LOS ANGELES – Sylvester Stallone feels a responsibility to those unfamiliar with boxing. He wants his ”Rocky” movies to show the heavy cost of the sport, that ”no one walks away unscathed.”
– SYDNEY – Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott, the headliners at the Australian Open, have different takes on the Rio Olympics: Spieth says count him in; Scott will go if he can fit it into his schedule.