Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EDT.
— INDIANAPOLIS — This city welcomes back the quarterback who made football relevant and brought a Super Bowl title to Indianapolis. Peyton Manning will be honored by the Colts before he leads his Broncos against them in the much-hyped Sunday night matchup.
— INDIANAPOLIS — Peyton Manning is back in Indianapolis, this time with the unbeaten Broncos. Andrew Luck is trying to show everyone he can live up to Manning's high standards. It's the most anticipated NFL homecoming since Brett Favre went back to Green Bay as a Minnesota Viking as Manning tries to join Favre as the only quarterbacks to beat all 32 NFL teams.
— While top-ranked Alabama remains in its pursuit of a third straight national title, the rest of the Southeastern Conference has turned upside down. Five ranked teams lost league play in one of the craziest days in recent SEC history. By Steve Megargee.
— BOSTON — Koji Uehara started his first season with the Boston Red Sox as the setup man. That season is still going because of his brilliance as a closer. Uehara was named MVP of the AL championship series after picking up his third save against the Detroit Tigers in Saturday night's 5-2 win. Now it's on to the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
— ST. LOUIS — After a day off to savor success, it's back to work for the St. Louis Cardinals. The NL champions practiced Sunday, perhaps getting a better idea about cleanup man Allen Craig's availability for the World Series
— DETROIT — The Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Bengals, both with 4-2 records, match up with the winner at least sharing first place in their division nearing the midway mark of the regular season.
— KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs try to remain unbeaten when they host the struggling Houston Texans.
— DETROIT — Skate America, the first Grand Prix event of the Olympic season, concludes with the women's and pairs free skates
— SAN ANTONIO — U.S. women's soccer coach Tom Sermanni leads his new team against his old one when the Americans play Australia on Sunday at the Alamodome in the first of three games for the U.S. squad this month.
— TALLADEGA, Ala. — Aric Almirola starts from the pole at Talladega Superspeedway, but all eyes will be on the guys leading the Chase for the Championship.
— LAS VEGAS — Final round of play in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.