UNDATED (AP) — Sixth-ranked Syracuse is among the early starters on today's college basketball schedule. The Orange are on the road at Pittsburgh. Top-ranked Michigan visits No. 3 Indiana tonight.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 2013 class for the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be announced later today. Former Ravens owner Art Modell is among the finalists. Modell, who relocated his franchise from Cleveland to Baltimore 17 years ago, died just four days ahead of the season opener.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson and Denver quarterback Peyton Manning are the favorites for The Associated Press' MVP award. It's one of seven AP awards to be announced during a prime-time special.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Mickelson holds a four-shot lead over Bill Haas entering today's third round of the Phoenix Open. Mickelson followed up Thursday's 11-under-par 60 with a 65 in round two and begins the day 17 under par.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Davis Cup team sends Mike and Bob Bryan onto the court in Jacksonville, Fla., for today's doubles match against Brazil. Sam Querrey and John Isner won singles matches yesterday to give the U.S. a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five first round tie.