BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

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:

- SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Fresh from his latest national title, Alabama coach Nick Saban no doubt is already thinking about how to get that next one.

- GLENDALE, Ariz. - Clemson could not finish the perfect season. But the Tigers are confident, behind returning quarterback Deshaun Watson, that their chase for a national title is far from done.

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- A vote at the NCAA convention in San Antonio on Wednesday could have a big impact on which teams make the College Football Playoff in the future.

- KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Chiefs and Patriots are on the verge of playing for an AFC title thanks to interchangeable parts. It's not just ''next man up.'' This involves shuffling all the pieces.

- GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Packers are at their best when setting the pace - the kind of up-tempo play that confounded the short-handed Redskins secondary. Now they've got to get it to work against Arizona.

- ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Broncos' offensive line has resembled both a carousel and a turnstile. The only constant has been center Matt Paradis, who has played every snap this season.

- HOUSTON - NFL owners begin two days of meetings, again trying to settle the issue of relocation to Los Angeles and the fate of the Raiders, Rams and Chargers. Any move would involve one or two teams.

- PASADENA, Calif. - CBS Sports executives discuss the network's coverage plans for next month's Super Bowl 50.

- HONOLULU - To compare Jordan Spieth with Tiger Woods is not a futile exercise because Spieth does it all the time. That's what keeps him grounded.

- AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The San Antonio Spurs, winners of eight straight and leading their division by 10 1/2 games, play a Detroit Pistons team that has won three in a row. Game starts 7:30 p.m.

- CHICAGO - The Blackhawks go for their eighth straight win when they play the Nashville Predators, who have dropped three in a row and five of six. Game starts 8:30 p.m.

- Two men's college basketball games featuring ranked opponents: No. 1 Kansas at No. 11 West Virginia (7 p.m.) and No. 8 Miami at No. 13 Virginia (7 p.m.).

- ZURICH - Carli Lloyd, the 33-year-old U.S. captain, has a bold plan - to one day Lionel Messi's mark of five FIFA awards as the world's best player

- Political tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran may soon carry over to soccer. Top Saudi clubs want Asian Champions League matches between teams from the nations in February moved to neutral venues.

- SYDNEY - Eight of the top 10 women in tennis are injured or have become sick leading to the Australian Open. The latest is Angelique Kerber, who withdrew from the Sydney International with a stomach illness.