Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
– CLEVELAND – Now it’s Notre Dame’s turn to take on unbeaten Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament. To the winner goes a berth in the Final Four. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 8:49 p.m.
– LOS ANGELES – Top-seeded Wisconsin plays No. 2 seed Arizona in a rematch of last year’s NCAA West Regional final, which the Badgers won by one point in overtime. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 6:09 p.m.
Previews for Sunday’s men’s regional finals: Duke vs. Gonzaga at Houston; Michigan State vs. Louisville at Syracuse, New York.
– ALBANY, N.Y. – Top-seeded UConn continues its quest for a third straight national championship against No. 5 seed Texas in the Sweet 16. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Starts 12 p.m.
Three other Sweet 16 matchups: Dayton vs. Louisville at Albany, New York (starts 2:30 p.m.); Duke vs. Maryland (starts 4:30 p.m.) and Gonzaga vs. Tennessee (starts 7 p.m.) at Spokane, Washington.
Previews for Sunday’s women’s regional finals:
– OKLAHOMA CITY – Baylor’s Niya Johnson admits Baylor hasn’t forgotten about an Elite Eight loss to Notre Dame last season. The Lady Bears get their chance to avenge that loss when they play the Fighting Irish on Sunday with a Final Four berth on the lines. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 5 p.m.
– GREENSBORO, N.C. – Top seed South Carolina is within a game of the program’s first Final Four trip. So too is No. 2 seed Florida State. The teams are set to meet Sunday in the Greensboro Regional final. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.
– DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – California Chrome, the 2014 Horse of the Year, takes on eight rivals in the $10 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horse race. SENT: 160 words on UAE Derby. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m. Post time about 1 p.m.
– HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Upstart and Itsaknockout top the field for the Florida Derby, a key prep for the Kentucky Derby. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Post time about 6:49 p.m.
– NEW ORLEANS – International Star aims for a sweep of New Orleans three Kentucky Derby prep races when he breaks from the outside post in the Louisiana Derby. UPCOMING, 600 words, photos. Post time approximately 6:20 p.m.
– KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams play their opening matches at the Miami Open, and Venus Williams faces Samantha Stosur. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m. with UPDATES to follow.
– SAN ANTONIO – Jimmy Walker looks to build on his lead in the third round of the Texas Open, an event just a 35-minute drive from his home. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7 p.m.
– Jeff Gordon says if he ever decides to race again after this season’s retirement tour ends, it would likely be at Martinsville Speedway. By Hank Kurz Jr. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.
– DETROIT – The Red Wings host Tampa Bay in a possible preview of the first round of the playoffs. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Starts 2 p.m.
– CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – Mikaela Shiffrin is the favorite in the slalom at the U.S. Alpine Championships. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Second run starts 12 p.m.
– SHANGHAI – Fernandez beats Hanyu for men’s gold; Tuktamysheva wins women’s event at figure skating worlds. SENT: 130 words to add men’s winner. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 1 p.m.