BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:

- ATLANTA - The Philadelphia Eagles, with DeMarco Murray leading a revamped offense, play a season-opening prime-time game against an Atlanta Falcons team now coached by Dan Quinn. Game starts 7:10 p.m.

- SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Adrian Peterson plays his first game in more than a year when the Minnesota Vikings meet the San Francisco 49ers. Game starts 10:20 p.m.

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- NEW YORK - Don't look now, Roger Federer, but Novak Djokovic is gaining on you. And Djokovic might just be able to make a real run at a true Grand Slam next year.

- NEW YORK - Novak Djokovic's U.S Open title allows him to clinch the year-end No. 1 ranking for the fourth time.

- ARLINGTON, Texas - The first-place Houston Astros and Rangers begin a key series in the AL West. The Rangers hold the second wild card but are only 1 1/2 games off the division lead. Game starts 7:05 p.m.

- ZURICH - FIFA and embattled President Sepp Blatter face more pressure, with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch predicting a new round of indictments in a widening investigation of soccer corruption.

- NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Marcus Mariota sure is going to have a hard time topping his first NFL game - the Titans rookie had a perfect passer rating.

- ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Coming off a season-opening win over Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts, coach Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills await the next big test: New England.

- IRVING, Texas - The Cowboys know that if they're going to keep winning while Dez Bryant is out with a broken foot, they can't afford the mistakes that almost cost them their victory over the Giants.

- Notre Dame's Malik Zaire fractured an ankle and South Carolina's Connor Mitch separated his shoulder, joining a growing list of injured quarterbacks. Plenty of teams must now resort to backups.

- NORMAN, Okla. - For years, Baker Mayfield dreamed of creating dramatic victories for Oklahoma. After a 17-point comeback against Tennessee, those heroics are now real for the walk-on quarterback.

- Mississippi, with the nation's top scoring offense, next confronts an Alabama team traditionally bolstered by a strong defense.

- CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hendrick Motorsports locks up Jimmie Johnson and sponsor Lowe's with a two-year contract extension through the 2017 season. ''In my heart, Hendrick is my home,'' Johnson tells the AP.