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 EST.

– NEW YORK – A year after nearly winning at the Westminster Kennel Club as a rookie, Swagger the old English sheepdog steps back into the ring at America’s most prominent dog show.

– Universities and college conferences have policies to handle fans behaving badly. Administrators don’t want athletes taking matters into their own hands, yet, many players feel fans routinely cross the line because those policies are rarely enforced.

– NEW YORK – Adam Silver never envisioned a career at the NBA, simply looking for professional advice when he first reached out to David Stern. He ignored the advice, and instead eventually took Stern’s old job. Silver became the NBA’s fifth commissioner on Feb. 1, responsible for continuing the growth the league saw under Stern.

– KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany wins her second straight Olympic title in super-combined, the first women’s Alpine race in Sochi. Drawing on strong slalom skills, she is followed by Nicole Hosp of Austria and downhill leader Julia Mancuso of the U.S.

– SOCHI, Russia – That drone hovering and zipping around the Olympic slopes isn’t searching for terrorists or gay rights activists hiding behind fir trees. It’s transmitting live video of snowboard and ski jump competitions coming to a screen near you. A Q-and-A about how they’re being used.

– SOCHI, Russia – With temperatures rising on the Black Sea coast, the Sochi Olympics are starting to feel more like the Summer Games. On Monday, these Sub-Tropical Olympics really started to heat up with temperatures soaring to 16 degrees C (61 degrees F).