BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
APR 03, 2014 11:33a 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.
- ARLINGTON, Texas - The Associated Press announces its player and coach of the year in men's college basketball.
- OKLAHOMA CITY - The Spurs, winners of 19 in a row, play the Thunder in a showdown between teams with the two best records in the Western Conference. Game starts 8 p.m.
- NEW YORK - Larry Brown, the only head coach to win NCAA and NBA titles, tries to add an NIT crown to his resume when he leads SMU against Minnesota. Game starts 7 p.m.
- HUMBLE, Texas - Phil Mickelson returns to play at the Houston Open. A pulled muscle forced him to withdraw from last week's Texas Open. Five of the world's top 10 players are competing.
- RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Top-ranked Inbee Park opens her title defense in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first major tournament of the season.
- CHARLESTON, S.C. - Venus Williams tries for a spot in the Family Circle Cup quarterfinals, two days after defending champion and younger sister Serena was eliminated in her opening match.
- LONDON - The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July will have a unique feature - the live demolition of five high-rise towers that dominate the city's skyline.