BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
– LAS VEGAS – Manny Pacquiao, the most popular boxer in a generation, takes on Floyd Mayweather, the undefeated star who has won nearly every fight convincingly, in a match boxing fans have been clamoring for. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Fight scheduled for 11 p.m.
– With round-by-round updates during fight, and unofficial scores.
– LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Trainer Bob Baffert saddles 5-2 favorite American Pharoah and 3-1 second choice Dortmund in a 1-2 punch unseen at the Kentucky Derby in years. A field of 18 is set to run for the roses. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Post time 6:34 p.m.
– Real time reports on the sights, sounds and scene at Churchill Downs on Derby Day. UPDATES throughout day. Photos.
– CHICAGO — Is there another Tom Brady somewhere in the 2015 crop? All 32 teams hope to find a gold nugget in the final four rounds of the NFL draft. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. 4th round starts noon.
– LOS ANGELES – The five-time NBA champion Spurs take on the Clippers in a decisive Game 7 of their first-round playoff series. UPPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m.
– BOSTON – Now that he’s tied Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time home run list, Alex Rodriguez gets a chance to pass him when the Yankees play the Red Sox. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 1:35 p.m.
– NEW YORK – The Rangers try to bounce back from a last-second loss when they face the Capitals in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING: 700, photos. Starts 12:30 p.m.
– TALLADEGA, Ala. – NASCAR scraps group qualifying for Talladega Superspeedway after drivers figured out how to manipulate it for the Daytona 500. UPCOMING: 650 words. Qualifying begins at 1 p.m.
– SAN FRANCISCO – With 16 players remaining, Rory McIlroy faces Hideki Matsuyama as the Match Play Championship shifts to single elimination. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 7 p.m.
– IRVING, Texas – Brooke Henderson, the 17-year-old Canadian who had to deal with playoff in a qualifier to make into the LPGA field, takes a one-stroke lead into the third round. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos by 7 p.m.