BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EDT.

– ARLINGTON, Texas – After hitting his latest winning shot, Aaron Harrison leads Kentucky against Connecticut and Shabazz Napier in the NCAA title game. Game starts 9:10 p.m.

– ARLINGTON, Texas – Kentucky went with freshmen. Florida and Connecticut leaned on experience. Wisconsin was somewhere in between. There are plenty of ways to roll in the NCAAs.

– NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Connecticut faces Notre Dame in an unprecedented meeting of undefeated teams in the women’s championship game Tuesday night.

– NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Notre Dame guard Kayla McBride is back in the national championship after missing a loss to Texas A&M as a freshman because of academic issues.

– PRETORIA, South Africa – Stifling sobs, Oscar Pistorius takes the witness stand in his murder trial and apologizes to the family of the girlfriend he shot dead.

– FORT WORTH, Texas – Tony Stewart starts on the pole in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas, which was postponed a day because of rain. Race started noon.

– DALLAS – Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, Kevin Johnson and Spencer Haywood are the players hoping to make it into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

– NEW YORK – Derek Jeter is greeted by Yankees fans in New York for the first time since announcing this will be his final season.

– AUGUSTA, Ga. – The first full day of practice for the Masters begins with heavy clouds and rain in the forecast – and no Tiger Woods.

– INDIANAPOLIS – The Pacers walked off the court Sunday night serenaded by boos. Clearly, this is not the team that ruled the Eastern Conference for most of the season.

– With the Sochi Olympics behind them, IOC leaders gather in Turkey this week amid growing alarm over Brazil’s preparations for the 2016 Summer Games.

– LONDON – With the firing of Chris Hughton by Norwich, English soccer is left without a single black manager in its top five divisions.