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.
– MELBOURNE, Australia – Stan Wawrinka defeats an ailing but gritty Rafael Nadal in four sets in the Australian Open final for his first Grand Slam title.
– JERSEY CITY, N.J. – With more snow hitting the area and yet another storm forecast for the Super Bowl next weekend, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks make their way to New York.
– NEW YORK – Despite lofty predictions, sports economists say the Super Bowl likely won’t provide much of an economic boom to the snow-covered New York City area.
– NEW YORK – Yankee Stadium is home to the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils when they meet in the first NHL game at the famed ballpark. The 12:30 p.m. start is delayed an hour because of sun glare.
– SAN DIEGO – Gary Woodland has a one-shot lead over Jordan Spieth and Marc Leishman going into the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open. Tiger Woods shot a 79 Saturday and missed the 54-hole cut.
– MIAMI – In an NBA Finals rematch, Miami plays the San Antonio on the same floor where the Heat won Game 7 of last season’s title series. Game started 1 p.m.
– BOSTON – Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett play their first game in Boston since being traded to Brooklyn on draft night. The Nets have won nine of 10; the Celtics have lost 16 of 19. Game starts 6:30 p.m.
– SOCHI, Russia – The Sochi Olympics are supposed to highlight a resurgent economy and turn a semi-obscure seaside resort into an international vacation magnet. All Sochi needs now is visitors.
– Teenager Mikaela Shiffrin is expected to highlight the list when the U.S. announces its Olympic ski team. Lindsey Vonn, of course, is out and recovering from knee surgery. Announcement 4 p.m.
– KITZBUEHEL, Austria – Didier Defago of Switzerland edges Bode Miller by 0.05 seconds to win a World Cup super-G, denying the American a first victory in more than two years.
– CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy – Switzerland’s Lara Gut masters a windy super-G in the final World Cup speed race before the Sochi Olympics.
– DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Wayne Taylor Racing is closing in on victory at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the prestigious twice-around-the-clock endurance race.
– STILLWATER, Okla. – No. 8 Oklahoma State plays No. 12 Baylor, with both schools vying for position in the women’s Big 12 title race. Both teams have one conference loss. Game starts 4 p.m.