BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EDT.

– PARIS – Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova reach the second round at the French Open, both playing through rain and rain delays. Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal is scheduled to play.

– MIAMI – Looking to take a 3-1 lead, the Miami Heat host the Indiana Pacers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Miami has won the last two games. Game starts 8:30 p.m.

– OKLAHOMA CITY – The Thunder have new life now that Serge Ibaka has unexpectedly returned from his calf injury. Oklahoma City can even the series with San Antonio in Game 4 on Tuesday night.

– LOS ANGELES – Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks attempt to even the Western Conference finals in Game 4 against the Kings, who have scored 10 goals in two straight wins. Game starts 9 p.m.

– MONTREAL – The Rangers need one victory to return to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 20 years. They lead the Canadiens 3-1 entering Game 5 on Tuesday night when the series shifts to Montreal.

– CONCORD, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson’s run at another Sprint Cup title is on following his Coca-Cola 600 victory. A seventh series crown would tie the NASCAR mark shared by Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt.

– ATLANTA – The Boston Red Sox try to end a 10-game losing streak – their longest skid in 20 years – when they open a two-game series against first-place Atlanta. Game starts 1:10 p.m.

– BALTIMORE – Duke plays Notre Dame for the men’s NCAA lacrosse championship, a rematch of the 2010 title game the Blue Devils won in overtime. Game starts 1 p.m.

– OMAHA, Neb. – The field for the 64-team NCAA baseball tournament is announced. Regional play begins Friday, leading to the College World Series in Omaha.

– SAO PAULO – Brazil’s national team begins World Cup preparations amid chants of protests for better schools and improved government.

– PRETORIA, South Africa – Oscar Pistorius arrives at a government psychiatric hospital to begin a period of mental evaluation as ordered by the judge. His murder trial resumes June 30.