BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:

– UConn, Baylor, Notre Dame and South Carolina are expected to be the top seeds when the NCAA announces the bracket of the women's NCAA Tournament. Announcement 7 p.m. to 8 p.m

– OAKLAND, Calif. – Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors (59-6) look to extend their record home winning streak to 49 games when they host the last-place New Orleans Hornets. Game starts 10:30 p.m.

– LAWRENCE, Kan. – From the failure of Kansas in the past two NCAA Tournaments to tantalizing early matchups, the AP looks at some of the things to watch in the men's NCAA Tournament.

– Previews of Tuesday's two First Four games in Dayton, Ohio: Vanderbilt vs. Wichita State and Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Florida Gulf Coast.

– BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Kevin ''Yogi'' Ferrell, one of the best players in the storied history of Indiana basketball, has some unfinished business.

– VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova is again the Big East champion and a No. 2 seed. So what? It's March that matters, and the Wildcats have flopped since a 2009 Final Four run.

– JUPITER, Fla. – Baseball does indeed have a clock, and Ichiro Suzuki is racing it. At 42, the Miami Marlins outfielder is hoping to play long enough to get the 65 hits he needs to reach the 3,000 milestone.

– ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – When Will Power was a last-minute scratch for the IndyCar season opener, many wondered how doctors had missed his concussion two days earlier.

– A shake-up in the AP's latest Top 10 list of Kentucky Derby contenders, although the top two remain the same – Nyquist and Mohaymen.

– BOCA RATON, Fla. – NHL general managers talk about hits to the head and amending the coach's challenge system when they begin three days of meetings.

– INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Tomas Berdych play third-round matches at the BNP Paribas Open. Victoria Azarenka, Ana Ivanovic and Eugenie Bouchard highlight the women's side.

– A New Jersey fencer will become the first American to wear a hijab head covering when she competes at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

– LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The World Anti-Doping Agency will ''reanalyze'' the report into systematic doping in Russian track and field to determine of investigations are needed into other sports