BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST.
– JOHANNESBURG – With his past triumphs now tarnished because he shot to death his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius on Monday will enter court to be confronted with the jarring possibility that he will be sent to prison for at least 25 years.
– LONDON – The International Paralympic Committee says it is monitoring the tensions between Russia and Ukraine as athletes arrive in Sochi for the Paralympics. The discord between the Slavic neighbors has escalated since the Sochi Olympics ended Sunday.
– CHICAGO – Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks take on Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field in the prime-time finale for the successful NHL Stadium Series. The forecast calls for light snow and temperatures in the teens for the possible Stanley Cup preview.
– PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Rory McIlroy has a one-shot lead over Brendon de Jonge going into the weekend at the Honda Classic, where Tiger Woods’ first priority was to make the 54-hole cut.
-PEORIA, Ariz. – Seattle Mariners catcher John Hicks remembers the college scouting report for Russell Wilson. The former childhood teammates in Virginia played against each other in the ACC. Wilson will be the center of attention in the Cactus League on Monday when he shows up at Texas Rangers camp. And those who used to play baseball with him understand why.