BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
JUN 11, 2014 12:03p ET
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Wednesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. EDT:
- NEW YORK - The Los Angeles Kings are one win away from their second Stanley Cup title ever, but their second in three years, when they carry a commanding 3-0 series lead into Game 4 of the finals. The New York Rangers are fighting to send the series back to California, where they lost the first two games in overtime after leading by two goals in each, while the Kings are trying to complete the first sweep in the finals since 1998.
- MIAMI - Just like last year, Game 3 of the NBA Finals was a blowout that left the Miami Heat facing a 2-1 deficit. So nobody was overreacting to what happened Tuesday, especially since the Spurs themselves don't expect to shoot that way again. But the Heat definitely have a lot to clean up before Game 4 on Thursday, or they risk going back to San Antonio facing the end of their title reign.
- SAO PAULO - Jurgen Klinsmann maintains the United States shouldn't be expected to win the World Cup, even if that stance is upsetting to some fans back home.
- SAO PAOLO -The World Cup will be a carnival of color and fashion, from Brazil's bright yellow jerseys to the Netherlands' classic orange to Croatia's red checkered home kit and the superhero-inspired looks of Mexico.
- PINEHURST, N.C. - When Erik Compton strolls up to the first tee at Pinehurst No. 2 on Thursday, he'll be in some unfamiliar territory. But after undergoing two heart transplants, he doesn't expect to be too daunted by the U.S. Open.
- SAO PAOLO - FIFA President Sepp Blatter seeks support to be re-elected to another 4-year term. Former FBI Agent Michael Garcia presents his independent investigation of FIFA corruption allegations related to the 2022 of the bid.
- NEW YORK - Soccer fans will focus on Brazil and the start of the World Cup Thursday, but investors have been entranced by that nation's stock market for months. Brazil has company. From Sao Paulo to Mumbai, investors are regaining their faith in emerging markets this year.
- SEATTLE - Rookie star Masahiro Tanaka tries to become the second pitcher in the American League with 10 victories when the New York Yankees face the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.
- EUGENE, Ore. - The NCAA track and field championships open Wednesday with finals in two events, the pole vault and the 10,000 meters.