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January 20, 2014 12:36 PM EST | AP

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

— ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Champ Bailey gets a chance to live up to his name. In his 15th season, the 12-time Pro Bowler is heading to his first Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos.

— RENTON, Wash. — Pete Carroll's first chance to be a head coach in the NFL came with the New York Jets. Carroll now returns to the area with the Seattle Seahawks for the Super Bowl.

— MELBOURNE, Australia — Defending champion Victoria Azarenka reaches the Australian Open quarterfinals. Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer also make the quarters.

— MOSCOW — Russia's counterterrorism agency says it's studying a video by an Islamic militant group that took responsibility for suicide bombings that killed 34 people last month and threatens to strike at Sochi.

— The Jamaican bobsled team is going to the Sochi Olympics. The Jamaicans have been a phenomenon for more than a quarter-century but last brought their bobsled to the Olympics in 2002.

— OAKLAND, Calif. — The NBA-leading Indiana Pacers begin a five-game West Coast trip at the Golden State Warriors, who are opening a five-game home stand. Game starts 10:30 p.m.

— HOUSTON — The Portland Trail Blazers look to extend their winning streak to six games when they visit the Houston Rockets. Game starts 8 p.m.

— Arizona and Syracuse are the top two teams in the men's AP basketball poll for the seventh straight week. Connecticut is No. 1 again in the women's rankings.

— PHILADELPHIA — In a key early game on the Big East calendar, No. 4 Villanova plays Creighton. Game starts 7 p.m.

— LEXINGTON, Ky. — Freshman Andrew Harrison is becoming more comfortable as Kentucky's point guard, and with good reason. He had 26 points in Saturday's win over Tennessee.

— KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Notre Dame women seek their 40th consecutive regular-season victory when the No. 2 Fighting Irish play at No. 11 Tennessee. Game starts 7 p.m.