BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Friday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EST:
– RIO DE JANEIRO – Six months after the Rio Olympics, the harsh facts are clear: Organizers owe creditors about $40 million, stadiums sit idle or vandalized and nobody has any money to pay for upkeep.
– PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Tiger Woods pulls out of his next two tournaments because of ongoing back problems. The 14-time major champion had been scheduled to play next week at Riviera in Los Angeles.
– PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – With lingering rain in the forecast, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am tries to get back on schedule. Jordan Spieth was one shot behind when he wrapped up his opening round.
– MIAMI – Joshua Kushner, whose older brother is an adviser to President Donald Trump, has a preliminary agreement to buy the Miami Marlins for about $1.6 billion, the AP is told.
– The stolen base has been stolen from much of baseball, an afterthought when spring training starts next week. Baltimore swiped just 19 bases last year. Rickey Henderson alone had that many by April 28 in 1982.
– Spring training previews on all American League teams.
– NEW YORK – The Miami Heat try to extend their winning streak to 13 games when they visit a Brooklyn Nets team that has lost 11 in a row. Game starts 7:30 p.m.
– NEW YORK – Carmelo Anthony faces his old team when the New York plays Denver and tries to end a three-game skid. At the Knicks’ last game, ex-star Charles Oakley was arrested. Game starts 7:30 p.m.
– NEW YORK – Holy Holm has been called one of sports’ biggest one-hit wonders. But with a victory in UFC 208 on Saturday night she’ll be the first female two-division champion.
– COLUMBIA, S.C. – No. 6 South Carolina has a date with history Monday – either be the 100th straight victim of the UConn women or end a remarkable run of perfection in college basketball.
– RALEIGH, N.C. – Syracuse’s basketball team has dug its way out of an 8-6 start to improve its NCAA Tournament hopes largely by winning at home.
– LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Russia’s Maria Savinova is stripped of her 2012 Olympic gold medal in the 800 meters for doping, putting Caster Semenya in line to become a two-time champion.
– ST. MORITZ, Switzerland – Wendy Holdener leads a 1-2 finish for Switzerland before a home crowd in the combined at the world championships while Lindsey Vonn is fifth. Swiss star Lara Gut tears a knee ligament.
– WASHINGTON – The Washington Mystics introduce 2015 WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne, hoping she can lead the team to prominence. She was acquired from the Chicago Sky in one of the league’s biggest trades.
– OMAHA, Neb. – TCU has made it to the College World Series three straight years. The Horned Frogs look set for this year and they’ll open the season next Friday No. 1 in every major national poll.