BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
MAR 20, 2014 12:06p ET
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Wednesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EDT.
- The NCAA tournament gets under way beginning at noon, with 16 games, including tournament favorites Florida, Louisville and Michigan State in action.
- Previews of Friday's 16 NCAA tournament games.
- GOODYEAR, Ariz. - The Reds expect to have more news on closer Aroldis Chapman, who was hit above the left eye by a line drive on Wednesday night and suffered fractures
- STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State guard John Urschel settle into a new routine, taking advantage of his free time to ramp up his MMA training and catch up with his parents as he gets ready for the NFL draft in April.
- ORLANDO, Fla. - Missing defending champion Tiger Woods with a back injury, the Arnold Palmer Invitational gets underway at Bay Hill with Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson among the top players.
- PHOENIX - The LPGA Tour opens its U.S. schedule at the JTBC Founders Cup in perfect condition at Wildfire Golf Club.
- HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine said at a news conference that Russian president Vladimir Putin ''cannot repeat the mistakes of history, and there were a lot of mistakes.''
- TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - It's become an annual rite of spring for Nick Saban and Alabama: Finding replacements for departed All-Americans and potential high NFL draft picks. The current to-do list includes finding successors to C.J. Mosley AJ McCarron.
- MUNICH - Three-time Olympic champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany is retiring from Alpine skiing.