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 EDT.

– NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Connecticut plays Notre Dame for the women’s title, the first time undefeated teams meet for the national championship. Game starts 8:30 p.m.

– AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Masters has its usual contenders, minus the biggest one of all. Tiger Woods is not at Augusta National for the first time, leaving the role of favorite to someone else.

– AUGUSTA, Ga. – Adam Scott is soaking up every moment of being the defending Masters champion – the drive up Magnolia Lane, the green jacket and the menu for the champion’s dinner.

– AUGUSTA, Ga. – Phil Mickelson is on the mend and ready for the Masters. That bit of news must soothe the nerves of tournament officials bemoaning Tiger Woods’ absence.

– STORRS, Conn. – UConn coach Kevin Ollie made good on his promise to bring a national trophy back to Gampel Pavilion this spring. Now he awaits a rally to mark the school’s fourth title.

– LEXINGTON, Ky. – A Kentucky team loaded with freshmen fell a game short of its goal of winning the title. But how many will turn pro after raising their stock in the tournament.

– MIAMI – The Heat have beaten every team at least once this season except Brooklyn. The Nets try to complete a four-game sweep of the defending champions. Game starts 8 p.m.

– SAO PAULO – World Cup ambassador Pele is concerned the state of Brazil’s airports could lead to chaos during the World Cup.

– BELEK, Turkey -The head of Olympic summer sports federations demands urgent action to resolve the delays facing the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro and accuses Brazil of neglect.

– CHULA VISTA, Calif. – The U.S. women’s soccer team starts anew after the firing of coach Tom Sermanni. An interim coach will be in charge for Thursday’s game against China.