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.

– PARIS – Australian Open champion Li Na loses in the first round at the French Open, a day after men’s Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka was eliminated. Li is beaten by France’s Kristina Mladenovic.

– Penny Chenery, who owned Secretariat, and other members of the exclusive club of Triple Crown-winning owners, trainers and jockeys assess the prospects of California Chrome at the Belmont Stakes.

– OKLAHOMA CITY – The Thunder have new life, with Serge Ibaka having returned from his calf injury. Oklahoma City is home again for Game 3 and can even the Western Conference finals. Game starts 9 p.m.

– INDIANAPOLIS – The Pacers are back home Wednesday night for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, trailing Lebron James and the Miami Heat 3-1 and one loss from their season being over.

– MONTREAL – The Rangers, with Henrik Lundqvist in goal, can reach their first Stanley Cup final in 20 years when they play the Canadiens in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. Game starts 8 p.m.

– CHICAGO – The Blackhawks are in deep trouble, down 3-1 in the Western Conference finals after three straight impressive victories by the Los Angeles Kings. Game 5 is Wednesday night.

– WASHINGTON – The Washington Capitals hold a news conference to introduce new coach Barry Trotz and new GM Brian MacLellan.

– OAKLAND, Calif. – In a game between division leaders featuring two of baseball’s top right-handers, Max Scherzer of the Tigers faces Sonny Gray and the Athletics. Game starts 10:05 p.m.

– GENEVA – Acclaimed by world soccer leaders but held in contempt by many fans, 78-year-old Sepp Blatter is confident he will be given another term as FIFA president.

– SAN FRANCISCO – Clint Dempsey and the United States play Azerbaijan in the first of three exhibition games leading to the World Cup. Game starts 10 p.m.

– CLEVELAND – After a holiday weekend in Las Vegas, Johnny Manziel is back at work with the Browns. The rookie quarterback is expected to challenge Brian Hoyer for the starting job.

– IRVING, Texas – Tony Romo’s recovery from back surgery gets its first significant measuring point with the opening of offseason practice for the Dallas Cowboys.

– WOBURN, Mass. – The son of Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy pleads guilty to murder in the repeated stabbing of his girlfriend. Jared Remy, 35, faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.