BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. EDT:
– SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs can win their fifth championship and end the two-year title reign of the Miami Heat with a victory in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Game starts 8 p.m.
– PINEHURST, N.C. – Martin Kaymer is in command entering the last round of the U.S. Open. Five shots back are Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton, who has had two heart transplants. Kaymer tees off 3:35 p.m.
– Three World Cup games: Switzerland vs. Ecuador (noon); France vs. Honduras (3 p.m.); Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina (6 p.m.).
– NATAL, Brazil – The U.S. begins World Cup play Monday night against Ghana, the team that eliminated the Americans from the 2006 and 2010 tournaments.
– BROOKLYN, Mich. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. tries for his second consecutive Sprint Cup victory this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. Jimmie Johnson eyes first win at track. Race starts 1 p.m.
– LE MANS, France – Audi wins its 13th title at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer overcoming turbocharger problems.
– CHICAGO – The Royals go for their seventh straight victory, with James Shields starting against the White Sox. Kansas City trails struggling Detroit by 1 1/2 games for the AL Central lead. Game starts 2:10 p.m.
– OMAHA, Neb. – Two College World Series games: Virginia vs. Mississippi (8 p.m.) and Texas Tech vs. TCU (3 p.m.).
– COURCHEVEL, France – American Andrew Talansky rallies from third place to take the Criterium du Dauphine, holding off two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador.