BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
– LOS ANGELES – Clayton Kershaw tries to become the majors’ first 11-game winner. The first-place Dodgers play Colorado and have won eight straight and 14 of 15. Game starts 10 p.m.
– NEW YORK – Wanderlei Silva fights Chael Sonnen in the main event of Bellator 180, the MMA promotion’s first card at Madison Square Garden. Main card starts 10 p.m.
– HAMILTON, Bermuda – Emirates Team New Zealand can move closer to winning the America’s Cup, facing Oracle Team USA in two races after a five-day break. Racing starts 1 p.m.
– CHICAGO – The NHL draft resumes with rounds 2 through 7. Among the prospects available: Jason Robertson, Isaac Ratcliffe, Jesper Boqvist, Conor Timmins and Nicolas Hague.
– Two College World Series games in Omaha, Nebraska: Oregon State vs. LSU (3 p.m.); Florida vs. TCU (8 p.m.). The winners advance to the best-of-three finals.
– CROMWELL, Conn. – Jordan Spieth has the lead entering the third round of the Travelers Championship. Troy Merritt and Patrick Reed are a stroke back.
– ROGERS, Ark. – Sung Hyun Park, looking for her first LPGA Tour victory, is in front by two shots going into the second round of the NW Arkansas Championship.
– SONOMA, Calif. – The field is set for Sunday’s first road-course race of the NASCAR season. There are two rounds of qualifying at Sonoma Raceway. Qualifying starts 2:45 p.m.
– ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Qualifying for Sunday’s IndyCar race. Will Power is the only driver in the field who has won at Road America.
– Two games at soccer’s Confederations Cup in Russia: New Zealand vs. Portugal (11 a.m.); Russia vs. Mexico (11 a.m.).
– SACRAMENTO, Calif. – World-record holder Keni Harrison chases the title in the 100-meter hurdles at the U.S. track and field championships.
– AUSTIN, Texas – With his $100 million fraud trial months away, Lance Armstrong wants to bar testimony from some dogged critics, including former Tour de France champion Greg LeMond.