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.
– BOSTON – A year after the deadly bombings, Meb Keflezighi of the U.S. and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya win the Boston Marathon amid tight security on a day of resilience and remembrance.
– NEW YORK – Mike Woodson is fired as Knicks’ coach after his team falls from division champ to out of the playoffs. This is Phil Jackson’s first big move since becoming team president.
– MINNEAPOLIS – Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman is retiring after 23 seasons in the NBA, the AP is told. He just completed the third season of a four-year deal with Minnesota.
– The NBA playoffs resume with two games: Memphis at Oklahoma City (8 p.m.) and Golden State at the Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m.).
– The NHL playoffs resume with four games: Pittsburgh at Columbus (7 p.m.); Colorado at Minnesota (7 p.m.); St. Louis at Chicago (8:30 p.m.); and Anaheim at Dallas (9:30 p.m.).
– BOSTON – On a day of remembrance and running in Boston, the Red Sox play the Baltimore Orioles in the traditional Patriots’ Day game at Fenway Park. Game started 11:05 a.m.
– NEW YORK – Rex Ryan and the Jets head back to work for the first time this offseason with a new look. Among the additions are Michael Vick, Chris Johnson and Eric Decker.
– SAO PAULO – FIFA’s top World Cup is heading to Brazil to visit the three stadiums yet to be completed. One of them is the host for the World Cup opener that is weeks away.
– PINEHURST, N.C. – With less than two months before holding two U.S. Opens in two weeks, USGA organizers discuss preparations for their first-of-its-kind doubleheader.