BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
FEB 16, 2014 12:10p ET
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 - Phil Kessel scored two of his three goals in the opening five minutes and became the first U.S. player to record an Olympic hat trick in more than a decade, leading the Americans to a 5-1 win over Slovenia. The U.S. is undefeated through three games in the men's hockey tournament at the Sochi Games and with Sunday's win earned an automatic spot in the quarterfinals.
- KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - This medal mattered to Bode Miller. Not so much because, at 36, his bronze in Sunday's super-G - behind winner Kjetil Jansrud and surprise runner-up Andrew Weibrecht - makes Miller the oldest Alpine medalist in Olympic history. Or even because he now owns six medals in all, the second-highest total for a male ski racer and tied for second among U.S. Winter Olympians in any sport.
- LOS ANGELES - William McGirt has a two-shot lead as he goes for his first PGA Tour victory at the Northern Trust Open. Among those four shots behind are Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Jimmy Walker.
- FORT MYERS, Fla. - Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster says he will not play this season. The 36-year-old right-hander says he is stepping away for physical reasons and to spend more time with his family.
- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The front row is set for NASCAR's season-opening Daytona 500.