BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Wednesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EDT.
– BUFFALO, N.Y. – Ralph Wilson stuck to his vow in keeping the Bills in Buffalo. The 95-year-old owner’s death opens questions as to whether the team might be a prime target for relocation.
– LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville coach Rick Pitino has said that his Cardinals can make a claim as a dynasty if they repeat as national champions. Standing in the way is rival Kentucky, which has been something of a thorn in Louisville’s side in the NCAA tournament.
– NEW YORK – Madison Square Garden has held some of sports’ greatest events in the last 50 years, but the NCAA tournament wasn’t one of them. March Madness is back at the World’s Most Famous Arena and there are still plenty of memories to go around.
– ORLANDO, Fla. – The NFL will experiment with extra-point kicks from the 20-yard line for two weeks in the preseason this summer, but implementing longer PATs for the regular season has been tabled.
– MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The UCLA Bruins love to score lots of points, with guard Kyle Anderson leading the way. Florida enjoys shutting opponents down, and the Gators also have never lost to UCLA in the NCAA tournament. It’s a streak the top seed will try to extend when these teams meet again, this time in the South Regional semifinal.
– ANAHEIM, Calif. – Although Wisconsin and Baylor are meeting for the first time in the shadow of Disneyland, there are plenty of similarities between two balanced, defense-minded teams that have been frequent visitors to the Sweet 16 in recent years.
– INDIANAPOLIS – The Eastern Conference’s two best teams have stumbled in March. The Pacers and Heat will try to change that trend when they meet in Round 3 of the NBA’s most anticipated rivalry. With a win, the two-time defending champs would tie Indiana in the loss column. But the Pacers have the NBA’s best home record. Game starts 8 p.m.
– KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – Three-time champion Novak Djokovic faces defending champion Andy Murray in the quarterfinals of the Sony Open. Match starts 3 p.m.