BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Tuesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
– LEICESTER, England – Even being the first championship winners in Leicester's 132-year history didn't get the jubilant players out of training. After partying late into the night, the squad had to swiftly swap beers for bibs as they resumed training, preparing for the final two games of one of the most astonishing seasons in English football history.
– MANCHESTER, England – One by one, English soccer's supposed superpowers fell off the relentless pace set by Leicester in the Premier League title race. By Monday, there was none left, and Leicester completed the seemingly impossible. How did the traditional elite let this happen?
– BANGKOK – The Thai owners of Premier League champion Leicester City aim to keep the victorious squad together despite expectations that many players will be lured away by lucrative offers from richer clubs.
– BRASILIA, Brazil – Brazil's embattled president says the Rio de Janeiro Games will be ''the most successful Olympics in history'' as she ignites the flame for a nationwide torch relay that organizers hope will build enthusiasm for the event amid the country's deep political and economic crisis.
– Two second-round games of NBA playoffs: Toronto Raptors host Miami Heat in series opener (8 p.m.); Golden State Warriors (up 1-0) host Portland Trail Blazers (10:30 p.m.).
– Three Game 3s in second-round of NHL playoffs: New York Islanders (series tied) host Tampa Bay Lighting (7 p.m.); St. Louis Blues (series tied) host Dallas Stars (8 p.m.); and Nashville Predators (trail 0-2) host San Jose Sharks (9 p.m.).
– CALGARY, Alberta -The Calgary Flames have fired Bob Hartley, who was the named the NHL's coach of the year last season.
– MADRID – Rafael Nadal plays 39th-ranked Russian Andrey Kuznetsov in his debut at the Madrid Masters.