Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Wednesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
- CLEVELAND - With starting quarterback Josh McCown unable to play because of a painful rib injury, Johnny Manziel will start Thursday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
- The College Football Playoff chooses the sites for the championship games to be played in 2018, `19 and `20.
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- The College Football Playoff selection committee again isn't completely sold on the Big 12. Not yet anyway.
- All eyes around the ACC will be on officials this weekend. No one wants any mistakes, not league officials, coaches, players and especially the refs - not with games like Florida State-Clemson on the schedule.
- EDMONTON, Alberta - Edmonton Oilers rookie forward Connor McDavid is expected to be out ''months'' with a broken left clavicle, according to general manager Peter Chiarelli. Chiarelli says McDavid will require surgery after breaking his collarbone in a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
- SANTA CLARA, Calif. - After failing to score a touchdown three times in five games, the San Francisco 49ers are turning over quarterback duties from Colin Kaepernick to Blaine Gabbert.
- SHANGHAI - Jordan Spieth's description of his trophy collection from an amazing season brings to mind a scene in ''Caddyshack'' when Lacy Underall is at Ty Webb's house and keeps finding uncashed checks littered about the living room.
- NEW YORK - Terry Collins has a new contract to keep managing the New York Mets. The Mets held a club option on Collins for 2016, but instead gave him a two-year deal through 2017. The oldest manager in the majors at 66, he has a 394-416 regular-season record in five years with New York.
- NEW YORK - Pitcher Zack Greinke has opted out of the final three years of his contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, giving up a guaranteed $71 million to become a free agent again.
- OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors host Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers in a matchup of the Western Conference's only remaining undefeated teams.
- CLEVELAND - Fresh off reaching the 25,000-point milestone, LeBron James and the Cavaliers try to win their fourth straight game as they host the New York Knicks.
- PARIS - Former IAAF President Lamine Diack has been placed under criminal investigation on corruption and money-laundering charges, suspected of taking at least $220,000 from Russia to cover up positive doping tests, French authorities said.