BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
MAR 28, 2014 11:53a ET
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Friday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EDT.
- PHILADELPHIA - Maybe help is on the way for the 76ers. They have lost 26 in a row to tie the NBA record. On Saturday they play a weak Detroit Pistons team that has lost eight of 10
- DENVER - The San Antonio Spurs go for their 16th straight victory when they play the Nuggets. The Spurs beat Denver 108-103 on Wednesday.
- KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Novak Djokovic need semifinal victories to advance to a showdown for the Sony Open title.
- DALLAS - Stars forward Rich Peverley discusses his collapse on the bench during a game this month. He later had surgery to correct an abnormal heart rhythm.
- SAN ANTONIO - Phil Mickelson needs a good second round to make the Texas Open cut after an opening 77. Forty-five golfers must finish the fog-delayed first round.
- SAITAMA, Japan - Japanese teenager Yuzuru Hanyu becomes the first man in 12 years to win the Olympic and world figure skating titles in the same year.
- RIO DE JANEIRO - Ronaldo led Brazil to its last World Cup title 12 years ago. He knows the crushing pressure this year's team is feeling with the tournament at home.
- PRETORIA, South Africa - The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick.