BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
May 14, 2014 at 11:58a 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.
- MIAMI - Looking for a fourth straight trip to the Eastern Conference finals, the Miami Heat try to close out the Brooklyn Nets. The Heat lead the series 3-1. Game starts 7 p.m.
- SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs, leading their Western Conference semifinal series 3-1, look to close out the Portland Trail Blazers with a victory at home. Game starts 9:30 p.m.
- BOSTON - The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens meet in Game 7 to play for a spot in the Eastern Conference finals. The Bruins won the last Game 7 between the teams, in the first round of the 2011 playoffs on their way to the Stanley Cup championship. Game starts 7:10 p.m.
- LOS ANGELES - Teemu Selanne and the Anaheim Ducks attempt to finish off the rival Kings with their fourth straight victory in Game 6 of the rivals' second-round series. Los Angeles is 5-1 in elimination games over the last two postseasons. Game starts 9:30 p.m.
- INDIANAPOLIS - Several dozen Division I teams could face postseason bans when the NCAA releases its annual Academic Progress Rate scores. The APR is considered a real-time measure of academic success and is based on how many players on a team remain academically eligible and in school.
- BALTIMORE - Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome is expected to be made the heavy favorite for the Preakness, when post positions are drawn and odds set for Saturday's race.
- LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Clippers are on the brink of playoff elimination after a jaw-dropping collapse in Oklahoma City. But Chris Paul and Blake Griffin return home for Game 6 on Thursday knowing the Thunder bounced back from a similar flop at Staples Center just a few days ago.
- WASHINGTON - John Wall has his swagger back, and the Washington Wizards aren't done yet. Still, they've accomplished only one-third of the mission of trying to rally from 3-1 down against the Indiana Pacers.
- IRVING, Texas - Jordan Spieth was a high school junior four years ago when he made the cut in his first Byron Nelson Championship as an amateur. Only days after playing in the final group at The Players Championship, the Masters runner-up will be paired for the first two rounds at TPC Four Seasons with defending champ Sang-Moon Bae.
- PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius is ordered by a judge to undergo psychiatric tests, which means the double-amputee athlete's murder trial will be interrupted, possibly for two months.
- TURIN, Italy - Benfica, last year's runner up, will try to win its first European title in 52 years when it plays Sevilla in the Europa League final. Game starts 2:45 p.m.
- STANFORD, Calif. - Jurgen Klinsmann brings his U.S. roster of World Cup hopefuls to Stanford University for a training camp before the team's May 27 exhibition against Azerbaijan at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.