Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Wednesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST:
-BOSTON - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev goes on trial in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his older brother.
- ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Mets infielder Daniel Murphy says he disagrees with the ''lifestyle'' of people who are gay. The Mets hosted Billy Bean, a former major leaguer who came out after retiring and is MLB's first ambassador for inclusion, to talk at spring training. Murphy spoke to NJ Advance Media afterward.
-DENVER - Former NFL players Nate Jackson and Marvin Washington are calling on the league to allow medical marijuana as a means to help players deal with the physical pain inherent in their profession. They're speaking at a marijuana business conference in Denver on Wednesday
-DORAL, Fla. - Adam Scott is part of the first big gathering of the year at Doral for a World Golf Championship. It's the first time in more than two years a tournament has had the top 50 in the world
- DURHAM, N.C. - Senior Quinn Cook plays his final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium when he leads No. 3 Duke against a Wake Forest team still trying to give new coach Danny Manning his first big victory. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from 8 p.m. start.
- Plenty of familiar names could be missing from the field when the NCAA women's basketball tournament tips off later this month. Here's a look at several teams that have long NCAA tournament streaks in jeopardy. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos.