BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Tuesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EDT.
– NEW YORK – Adam Silver, in his first real test as NBA commissioner, rules on Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his allegedly racists comments. News conference 2 p.m.
– LOS ANGELES – The Clippers are home for the first time since the racially charged scandal rocked the NBA. Protests are expected at the game with Golden State, with the series 2-2. Game starts 10:30 p.m.
– Two other NBA playoff games: Washington, up 3-1, at Chicago (8 p.m.) and Memphis at Oklahoma City, tied 2-2 (9 p.m.).
– PHILADELPHIA – The Flyers play the Rangers in the lone NHL playoff game. New York has dominated through five games and can end this first-round series in Game 6. Game starts 7:30 p.m.
– LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The owners of Kentucky Derby contender Wicked Strong will donate 5 percent of any money won during the Triple Crown series to victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings.
– NEW YORK – Robinson Cano plays in Yankee Stadium for the first time since leaving New York and signing for $240 million with the Seattle Mariners. Game starts 7:05 p.m.
– MUNICH – Real Madrid takes a 1-0 lead into the second leg of the Champions League semifinals against defending champion Bayern Munich. Game starts 2:45 p.m.
– DALLAS – Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby has become the de facto president of the NCAA’s power conferences. Could he be the next NCAA president?
– An IOC vice president calls the preparations for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro ”the worst I have experienced.” But John Coates says there is no backup plan and the games will take place in Rio.
– Serena Williams’ father says in his new book he would never return to Indian Wells, Calif., the site of a tournament his daughter has skipped since 2001 and where they faced racial taunts.
– SAO PAULO – Ayrton’s Senna’s death at the San Marino Grand Prix 20 years ago was a blow to a generation of Brazilians that took great pride in the driver’s victories.