BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EST:
– STORRS, Conn. – The top-ranked UConn women go for their 100th consecutive win when they host No. 6 South Carolina. The Huskies (23-0) have not lost since early in the 2015-15 season. Game starts 9 p.m.
– The AP releases its latest Top 25 polls in men’s and women’s college basketball. Men at noon, women at 1 p.m.
– PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Jordan Spieth can’t seem to win a tournament without hearing six words – ”the youngest player since Tiger Woods” … . That only raises expectations, but it’s still good company to keep.
– NEW YORK – Preston the puli takes his first steps toward what could be a big win at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Best in show is awarded Tuesday night.
– NEW YORK – The Brooklyn Nets, with the league’s worst record at 9-45, have lost 12 in a row entering their game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Game starts 7:30 p.m.
– Doc Rivers has some coaching advice for Steve Kerr at the All-Star Game: Forget about Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry, but make Russell Westbrook happy. His thinking is this: no point in angering opponents.
– BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana Hoosiers are struggling. They’re not scoring, not winning and not looking as if they’ll even make the NCAA Tournament.
– ST. MORITZ, Switzerland – Luca Aerni of Switzerland rallies to win the combined at the world championships after a 30th-place finish in the downhill.
– PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea lashes out against sanctions over its nuclear and long-range missile programs, saying they are aimed at hurting its efforts to compete in international sports.
– NEW YORK – Derek Jeter’s wife, Hannah, says they are expecting their first child, a girl. The 42-year-old Yankees great is shown online holding a bouquet of pink balloons.
– KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Hall of Fame football coach Bill Snyder has throat cancer, but he expects to be on the field when Kansas State begins spring practice next month.
– LONDON – For Arsene Wenger, the outcome of Arsenal’s Champions League showdown with Bayern Munich could well be make or break for one of the longest-serving managers in European soccer.