BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Friday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EDT.
– College basketball tournaments resume, with two notable games: No. 10 Kansas vs. No. 16 Iowa State in Big 12 semifinals (7 p.m.); No. 13 Cincinnati vs. No. 21 Connecticut in American Athletic semifinals (9:30 p.m.)
– PRETORIA, South Africa – Police photographs show a bare-chested Oscar Pistorius standing in his garage on bloodstained prosthetic legs shortly after he fatally shot his girlfriend.
– PHILADELPHIA – The 76ers, mired in an 18-game losing streak, face an Indiana Pacers team that has the best record in the Eastern Conference. Game starts 7 p.m.
– DALLAS – The Stars play Calgary and are home for the first time since Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench against Columbus in a game that was postponed. Game starts 8:30 p.m.
– PALM HARBOR, Fla. – Pat Perez, Danny Lee, Greg Chalmers and Matt Every are in front by a stroke going into the second round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook.
– INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Novak Djokovic and John Isner play quarterfinals at the BNP Paribas Open. On the women’s side, Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska are in semifinals.
– BRISTOL, Tenn. – NASCAR’s new knockout qualifying format gets its first test on a short track at Bristol Motor Speedway. Qualifying starts 4:40 p.m.
– BERLIN – Uli Hoeness won’t appeal against his prison sentence for tax evasion, and quits as president of European champion Bayern Munich.
– KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – A Colorado snowboarder who won a Paralympic bronze medal will become the first double amputee to take part in ABC’s ”Dancing With the Stars.”