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 EST:

– TORONTO – The Warriors are chasing history. Everyone else is chasing the Warriors. The NBA season resumes Thursday, with Golden State on pace for the league record of 72 wins.

– The AP releases its latest Top 25 polls in men's and women's college basketball. Men at 1:30 p.m., women at 2 p.m.

– PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Phil Mickelson's blown putt at Pebble Beach recalls a half-dozen or so majors that got away from him. But let's not make too much of this. The Masters is eight weeks down the road.

– CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland – Mikaela Shiffrin easily wins a World Cup slalom in her first race after a two-month absence because of a knee injury.

– Spring training previews on all National League teams.

– ARCADIA, Calif. – Nyquist makes his 3-year-old debut in $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita. Nyquist has won all five of his races and is a leading Kentucky Derby contender. Post time 5:30 p.m.

– NEW YORK – The Westminster Kennel Club show starts Monday, with more than 2,700 dogs entered and the first obedience competition on tap. The best in show is chosen Tuesday night.

– HAMPTON, Ga. – One day after becoming the youngest driver to win the Daytona 500 pole, Chase Elliott returns home for a tribute to his father at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

– ZURICH – Suspended UEFA President Michel Platini is at FIFA headquarters to appeal his eight-year ban over a $2 million payment approved by Sepp Blatter.

– FRISCO, Texas – The U.S. women's soccer team ends group play in when it faces Puerto Rico in an Olympic qualifier. Game starts 8:30 p.m.

– BAGHDAD – Islamic State militants drove Ayman Hussein from his home. Eighteen months later, he sent Iraq's soccer team to the Olympics.