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.

– BOSTON – For months, runners have been begging for an opportunity to cross this year’s Boston Marathon finish line, convinced it would help ease their grief. That chance comes Monday

– TORONTO – Rubin ”Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, dies at 76 of prostate cancer.

– NBA playoffs resume with four games: Dallas at San Antonio (1 p.m.); Charlotte at Miami (3:30 p.m.); Washington at Chicago (7 p.m.); and Portland at Houston (9:30 p.m.).

– NHL playoffs resume with four games: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers (noon); Detroit at Boston (3 p.m.); Tampa Bay at Montreal (7 p.m.); and Los Angeles at San Jose (10 p.m.).

– HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Luke Donald takes a two-stroke lead over John Huh into the final round at RBC Heritage. Major champions Charl Schwartzel and Jim Furyk are in a group that’s three behind.

– DULUTH, Ga. – Miguel Angel Jimenez is in front and a stroke ahead of defending champion Bernhard Langer entering the last round of the Greater Gwinnett Championship on the Champions Tour.

– MONACO – Stanislas Wawrinka wins the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time, rallying past Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in a rare all-Swiss final.

– SHANGHAI – Lewis Hamilton leads from start to finish at the Chinese Grand Prix to win his third straight Formula One race. Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg is runner-up.

– The Czech Republic and Germany reach the Fed Cup final. The Czechs eliminated Italy while the Germans beat in Australia. The Czechs will be home for the title series in November.