BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
FEB 20, 2014 12:02p ET
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Thursday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. A separate Olympic digest has moved. All times EST.
- NEW YORK - The NBA's trade deadline is Thursday and there have been a couple of minor deals, but no marquee players have changed addresses - yet.
-DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The field for the season-opening Daytona 500 is set through a pair of 150-mile qualifying races Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway, where many drivers will be just trying to make it to the finish with their cars intact.
-INDIANAPOLIS - The troubling pattern of bullying among Miami Dolphins offensive linemen raised broader questions about the state of the NFL locker room when it comes to tolerance and respect, just as the league is on the verge of its first openly gay player.
- INDIANAPOLIS- Miami coach Joe Philbin promised Thursday that he would make the Dolphins locker room a better workplace following an investigation into the Jonathan Martin scandal.
- TAMPA, Fla. - Scott Sizemore's 2012 season ended before it started and his 2013 season came to a halt six at-bats in when his left knee buckled again. Now he's trying to earn a job with the New York Yankees, who just happen to have infield openings following the season-long suspension of Alex Rodriguez and the departure of second baseman Robinson Cano. Is there any omen in the Yankees' decision to give him Cano's No. 24?
- SEARCY, Ark. - Bret Bielema has remained in the background since voicing his concerns to an NCAA committee about the effects of up-tempo, no-huddle offenses last week. The Arkansas coach is expected to talk for the first time publicly on Thursday night before a Razorback fan club meeting.