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 EST:
– JUPITER, Fla. – Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton talks about his $325 million contract and comeback from a beaning when he reports to spring training.
– MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State’s upset of No. 8 Kansas ended with fans surging onto the court, a celebration that again shows just how dangerous this can be.
– A FIFA group recommends playing the World Cup in Qatar at the end of the year in 2022 to avoid the searing summer heat. The plan is expected to be approved next month.
– OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti discusses a 2014 season marked by the release of Ray Rice for his videotaped elevator attack on his fiancee.
– PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Davis Love III is to be introduced as U.S. captain for the Ryder Cup. It’s a second chance for Love, captain of a team that blew the largest lead at home.
– Even though a win turned into a loss, Upstart moves up in the AP’s latest Run to the Roses Top 10 list of Kentucky Derby contenders.
– OKLAHOMA CITY – The Thunder, winners of six in a row and drawing closer to the division lead, play an Indiana Pacers team that has won three straight. Game starts 8 p.m.
– MINNEAPOLIS – Kevin Garnett has been gone from Minnesota for almost eight years. Now, after being reacquired in a trade last week, the former Timberwolves star discusses his return.
– COLLEGE PARK, Md. – In a game between two of the Big Ten’s best, No. 5 Wisconsin plays No. 14 Maryland. The Terrapins are 16-1 at home this season. Game starts 7 p.m.
– Two round of 16 games in the Champions League: Manchester City vs. Barcelona; Juventus vs. Borussia Dortmund. Games start 2:45 p.m.
– FALUN, Sweden – Americans Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg take the silver and bronze medals in a 10-kilometer freestyle race won by Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla at the Nordic skiing world championships.