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.
– MANCHESTER, England – David Moyes is fired as Manchester United’s manager, paying the price for the club’s spectacular decline since he replaced Alex Ferguson.
– BOSTON – Meb Keflezighi, an Eritrean refugee who came to the United States, becomes the face of American resilience by winning the first Boston Marathon since the bombings.
– Three NBA playoff games: Atlanta at Indiana (7 p.m.); Brooklyn at Toronto (7:30 p.m.); and Washington at Chicago (8:30 p.m.).
– Gregg Popovich of San Antonio coach is the NBA coach of the year, the third coach in league history to win the award three times.
– Four NHL playoff games: Tampa Bay at Montreal (7 p.m.); Boston at Detroit (7:30 p.m.); N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia (8 p.m.); and San Jose at Los Angeles (10 p.m.).
– CHICAGO – Wrigley Field is close to adding a video scoreboard. Purists fear it will sully one the last places where fans can simply focus on the game without electronic intrusion.
– BOSTON – Jacoby Ellsbury plays in Fenway Park for the first time since leaving the Red Sox to join the Yankees. Game starts 7:10 p.m.
– Johan Bruyneel, Lance Armstrong’s longtime coach, is banned 10 years for helping organize widespread doping by the former seven-time Tour de France winner’s cycling teams.
– KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee hires Southern Mississippi’s Donnie Tyndall as its basketball coach one week after Cuonzo Martin left for California.
– DALY CITY, Calif. – Michelle Wie returns to the Bay Area for a tournament fresh off her first LPGA victory since graduating from Stanford in 2012.
– MADRID – Jose Mourinho returns to Madrid as coach of Chelsea for the first leg of the Champions League semifinals against Atletico Madrid. Game starts 2:45 p.m.
– Novak Djokovic says his right wrist injury is ”better than it first seemed” and he will try to return at next month’s Madrid Masters.
– Apolo Ohno, the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian, is taking on a new athletic challenge: an Ironman triathlon in Hawaii in October.
– KATMANDU, Nepal – Most Sherpas have decided to leave Mount Everest, a guide says. A walkout would disrupt a climbing season already marked by Everest’s deadliest disaster.