BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EDT.
– LOS ANGELES – Donald Sterling is the NBA’s longest-serving owner and among the least successful in basketball history. A profile of the Clippers’ owner at the center of a racially charged scandal.
– The NBA investigates the racist remarks attributed to Donald Sterling. A look at the possible options the league can take against the 80-year-old owner. A decision may come before the Clippers play Tuesday.
– LOUISVILLE, Ky. – California Chrome is the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby, giving 77-year-old Art Sherman the chance to become the oldest trainer to win the Derby.
– MIAMI – Jack Ramsay, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Portland Trail Blazers to the 1977 NBA championship before he became one of the league’s most respected broadcasters, dies at 89.
– Three NBA playoff games: Miami at Charlotte (7 p.m.); Atlanta at Indiana (8 p.m.); and San Antonio at Dallas (9:30 p.m.)
– Three NHL playoff games: Pittsburgh at Columbus (7 p.m.); Colorado at Minnesota (9 p.m.); and San Jose at Los Angeles (10 p.m.)
– INDIANAPOLIS – For four straight years, the NFL has seen a record number of underclassmen enter the draft. Those who put the system in place say this is not the way the system was intended to work.
– SAO PAULO – Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says the street protests that are planned during the World Cup could hurt the national team’s performance on the field.
– BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Marco Andretti held off challenges from Will Power and Scott Dixon in finishing runner-up at the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. His team hopes this is a major step.
– ROME – In tribute to Ayrton Senna’s lasting impact on Formula One, the 20th anniversary of his death will be observed over five days this week at the Imola track where he died.