BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EST:
– ZURICH – Sepp Blatter tells the AP it's a relief no longer being FIFA president and thinks successor Gianni Infantino will ''do the right job.'' Blatter, who turns 80 next month, is now banned from the game.
– ZURICH – A sign of the new FIFA president's diminished power is highlighted in his paycheck: Gianni Infantino's second in command will earn more than he does.
– SOLDEU-EL TARTER, Andorra – Lindsey Vonn hurts her left knee and is removed from the hill on a sled after crashing during a World Cup super-G. The extent of the injury is unclear.
– PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Rickie Fowler leads Jimmy Walker by a shot going into the third round of the Honda Classic. Fowler has not had a bogey over the opening 36 holes.
– OKLAHOMA CITY – The Golden State Warriors, 52-5 and chasing the best record in NBA history, face one of their toughest challenges when they play the Oklahoma City Thunder. Game starts 8:30 p.m.
– DENVER – In the first outdoor NHL game in Colorado, the Avalanche play the Detroit Red Wings. It's expected to be around a balmy 61 degrees at game time. Game starts 8 p.m.
– Key college basketball games: No. 7 North Carolina at No. 3 Virginia (6:30 p.m.); No. 3 Oklahoma at No. 25 Texas (2 p.m.); No. 10 Maryland at No. 20 Purdue (4 p.m.); No. 11 Louisville at No. 12 Miami (2 p.m.).
– STORRS, Conn. – The top-ranked UConn women look to extend the third-longest winning streak in NCAA history to 65 games when the Huskies host Tulane. Game starts 1 p.m.
– HAMPTON, Ga. – Ty Dillon longs to be behind the wheel of his own Sprint Cup car. For now, he's filling in for injured Tony Stewart, hoping his time driving the No. 14 car will show he deserve a full-time ride.
– HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Undefeated Mohaymen leads an expected field of six in the Fountain of Youth Stakes in a Kentucky Derby prep at Gulfstream Park. Post time 5:35 p.m.
– INDIANAPOLIS – Duke Williams, kicked off the Auburn team four months ago, wants to show scouts at the NFL combine he's of good character.
– ATLANTA – Hank Aaron, who turned 82 this month, attends a screening of ''The Hammer of Hank Aaron.'' The movie depicts the racism Aaron had to contend with during his Hall of Fame career.
– MANCHESTER, England – Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg fight for unified super bantamweight title in an all-British bout.
– HINTERSTODER, Austria – Aleksander Aamodt Kilde wins a World Cup super-G, giving Norway a record-equaling 18th victory this season.
– Olympic cyclist Evelyn Stevens goes for one of the sport's most hallowed records when she attempts to ride more than 29 miles in an hour at the velodrome in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Attempt starts 2 p.m.