BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
MAY 01, 2014 11:59a ET
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Thursday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EDT.
- LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Hoppertunity, the second favorite for the Kentucky Derby, is out of Saturday's race because of a sore left front foot.
- OAKLAND, Calif. - The Clippers try to shake off a week of chaos caused by owner Donald Sterling's racist remarks and close out Golden State in Game 6. Game starts 10:30 p.m.
- Stories on Friday's three NBA games: Toronto at Brooklyn; San Antonio at Dallas; and Houston at Portland, 10:30 p.m.
- BOSTON - In the NHL's lone playoff game, the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins open their second-round series in a meeting of Original Six teams. Game starts 7:30 p.m.
- Stories on Friday's two NHL games: New York Rangers at Pittsburgh and Minnesota at Chicago.
- BEREA, Ohio - Johnny Manziel could be the answer to Cleveland's needs at quarterback. Perhaps more important, can the Browns handle the circus that will come with quarterback?
- MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Ravens running back Ray Rice pleads not guilty to assaulting a woman in an Atlantic City casino elevator in February. He and the woman have since married.
- CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy highlight the field at refurbished Quail Hollow for the start of the Wells Fargo Championship.
- IRVING, Texas - Top-ranked Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson begin play at the North Texas LPGA Shootout. Park already is making her third title defense this season.
- IMOLA, Italy - Thousands of Formula One fans fall silent at exactly 2:17 p.m. - the moment 20 years ago when Ayrton Senna was killed at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.