BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EDT.
– INDIANAPOLIS – Michigan and Kentucky go for a Final Four spot in the Midwest Regional final. The Wildcats already have beaten Wichita State and Louisville. Game starts 5:05 p.m.
– NEW YORK – Michigan State tries to reach the Final Four for the seventh time in 16 years, but UConn will be much at home at Madison Square Garden. Game starts 2:20 p.m.
– A look at the Final Four in Arlington Texas, where Florida and Wisconsin are already waiting. To be sent after Michigan-Kentucky game at 5:05 p.m.
– SAN DIEGO – The Dodgers are becoming old hands at this. After starting the season with two wins in Australia, they play the Padres in the North American opener. Game starts 8 p.m.
– Four regional semifinals in the women’s NCAA tournament: Tennessee-Maryland (noon); Louisville-LSU (2:30 p.m.); Stanford-Penn State (4:30 p.m.); South Carolina-North Carolina (7 p.m.)
– KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – Rafael Nadal goes for his first Key Biscayne title when he plays three-time champion Novak Djokovic in the Sony Open final. Match starts 2:30 p.m.
– MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Kyle Busch starts from the pole at Martinsville Speedway, the smallest, trickiest track in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. Race starts 1:30 p.m.
– ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Takuma Sato is on pole when the IndyCar Series opens its season on the streets of St. Petersburg. Race starts 3:30 p.m.
– SEPANG, Malaysia – Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One’s Malaysian Grand Prix, leading Mercedes to a 1-2 finish. Nico Rosberg is second and world champion Sebastian Vettel third.
– SAN ANTONIO – Steven Bowditch looks for his first PGA Tour victory. He leads by three strokes entering the last round of the Texas Open on the PGA Tour.
– CARLSBAD, Calif. – Cristie Kerr and Lizette Salas are in front by two shots going into final round of the Kia Classic on the LPGA Tour.
– SAO PAULO – Authorities say the worker who was killed at the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in a few months likely wasn’t wearing a required safety cable.