BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
– TORONTO – LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers look for their second consecutive series sweep of this postseason when they try to close out the Toronto Raptors on the road. Game starts 3:30 p.m.
– WASHINGTON – John Wall and the Washington Wizards try to even their rough-and-tumble playoff series against Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics in Game 4. Game starts 6:30 p.m.
– HOUSTON – Kawhi Leonard looks to help the San Antonio Spurs to a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals with a second straight win over the Houston Rockets. Game starts 9 p.m.
– NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville Predators, trying to reach their first Western final berth, get a second chance at eliminating the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinal. The Blues are trying to push this back home for a deciding Game 7. Game starts 3 p.m.
– Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Oilers try to fight off elimination at home in Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinal against at the Anaheim Ducks, who in Game 5 had one of the biggest comebacks ever in the NHL playoffs. Game starts 7 p.m.
– LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It’s on to the Preakness in two weeks for Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming. Just how many Derby also-rans and new shooters show up in Baltimore to challenge the champion is up in the air.
– CHICAGO – The New York Yankees try for a sweep of their weekend series against the World Series champion Chicago Cubs. Luis Severino gets the ball for the AL East leaders and Jon Lester starts for the Cubs. Game starts 8:05 p.m.
– MINNEAPOLIS – Chris Sale and Ervin Santana square off in an early-season matchup of surging starting pitchers, as the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins play the decisive third game of the series. Game starts 2:10 p.m.
– WILMINGTON, N.C. – Patrick Reed had a one-shot lead over Alex Noren and Spanish sensation Jon Rahm in the Wells Fargo Championship. Four shots back was Dustin Johnson, going for his fourth straight PGA Tour victory.
– MEXICO CITY – Michelle Wie faces Ariya Jutanugarn in the Lorena Ochoa Match Play semifinals for a spot in the afternoon final at Club de Golf Mexico.
– TALLADEGA, Ala. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the favorite to win at Talladega Superspeedway, where he will start second and has six wins. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is on the pole. Race starts 2 p.m.
– LAS VEGAS – Minutes after a dominating victory, Saul ”Canelo” Alvarez wasted no time announcing boxing’s next big fight. Alvarez on Sept. 16 will finally face three-belt middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, who on Saturday was ringside watching his next opponent dismantle Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.