BC-AP Sports Preview Digest,1st Ld-Writethru
MAY 25, 2014 11:59a ET
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EDT.
- INDIANAPOLIS - Former winners Juan Pablo Montoya and Jacques Villeneuve return to the Indianapolis 500 with as good a shot as anyone in a wide-open field that includes hometown favorite Ed Carpenter on the pole and Kurt Busch, who is trying to complete motorsports' fabled Double.
- PARIS - Serena and Venus Williams, and Roger Federer, are among the players scheduled for Day 1 action Sunday at the French Open.
- OKLAHOMA CITY - The San Antonio Spurs are trying to go up 3-0 against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals. Two years ago, the Spurs took a 2-0 lead against the Thunder in the West Finals but lost 4-2. Oklahoma City is trying to regain its defensive edge without injured rim protector Serge Ibaka.
-CONCORD, N.C. - Jimmie Johnson will have the pole, Kevin Harvick has won two of the past three, but most eyes at the Coca-Cola 600 will be on Kurt Busch as he attempts to pull off motorsports' double of racing in Indianapolis and at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday.
- FORT WORTH, Texas - David Toms was among four players tied for the lead going into the final round at Colonial. Among another 20 players within three strokes were Adam Scott, No. 1 in the world, and Jimmy Walker, a three-time winner this season and No. 1 in FedEx Cup standings.
- NEW YORK - The Montreal Canadiens try to event their series with the New York Rangers at 2 games apiece in an Eastern Conference finals that has taken a nasty turn.