Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. A separate Olympic digest has moved. All times EST.
– SOCHI, Russia – Jonathan Toews scored in the first period, captain Sidney Crosby scored his first goal of the tournament and Canada defended its Olympic men’s hockey title with a 3-0 victory over Sweden in the gold-medal game. Chris Kunitz also scored and Carey Price made 24 saves for the Canadians, who confirmed their worldwide dominance in their national game by winning gold for the third time in the past four Olympics.
– SOCHI, Russia – Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrates 17 days of sport-driven global unity with a farewell show that hands off the Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.
– KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – Chris Fogt won his first Olympic medal, helping the USA-1 sled driven by Steven Holcomb win the bronze in four-man bobsledding on the final day of the Sochi Games. Holcomb was entering the day with two Olympic medals in his collection already, and sledmates Curt Tomasevicz and Steve Langton had one apiece.
– DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Austin Dillon brings the famed No. 3 back to the Daytona 500 for the first time since Dale Earnhardt’s fatal accident in the 2001 race as the rookie starts from the pole in the season opener.
– MIAMI – LeBron James’ availability is in doubt because of a broken nose when the Miami Heat play the Chicago Bulls.
– FORT MYERS, Fla. – Xander Bogaerts made a name for himself by starting five games in last year’s World Series as a 21-year-old rookie. Now the native of Aruba is showing what he can do in spring training as the Boston Red Sox starting shortstop.