BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Tuesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:

- OKLAHOMA CITY - The Golden State Warriors, after record season of 73 wins, are on dangerous ground. They trail the Thunder 2-1 entering Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. Game starts 9 p.m.

- INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - With the Eastern Conference finals now 2-2, LeBron James & Co. are home and need to figure out how to slow Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan in Game 5 on Wednesday.

- TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh meet in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. The Lightning need one win to reach the Stanley Cup finals for the second straight year. Game starts 8 p.m.

- SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Sharks are one win from their first trip to the Stanley Cup finals. San Jose leads the Western Conference finals 3-2, with Game 6 Wednesday night.

- PARIS - Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal easily win first-round matches at the French Open. Andy Murray rallies from two sets down against Radek Stepanek while Australian Open champ Angelique Kerber loses.

- NEW YORK - Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist is sick and won't run in the Belmont Stakes on June 11. The third-place finisher in the Preakness has an elevated white blood cell count.

- CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NFL owners are expected to vote on Super Bowls sites for 2019, 2020 and 2021 at their spring meetings. The league also expands replay system to include more reviewable plays.

- LONDON - Rory McIlroy is concerned about the Zika virus as he prepares to play for Ireland when golf returns to the Olympics. The four-time major winner and his fiancee may want to start a family in a few years.

- RIO DE JANEIRO - Helicopters and GPS technology will be used to keep floating debris out of the path of sailors in polluted Guanabara Bay during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

- CHICAGO - Chris Sale (9-0, 1.58 ERA) tries to become the majors' first 10-game winner when the White Sox face the Cleveland Indians. Game starts 8:10 p.m.

- WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg (7-0) and Matt Harvey (3-6) face each other for the second time in six days when the Nationals play the Mets in a game between the NL East's top teams. Game starts 7:05 p.m.

- INDIANAPOLIS - It didn't take long for the first death at the Indianapolis 500 - 12 laps into the inaugural race in 1911. A look at the deaths at Indy over the years.

- INDIANAPOLIS - The traditions of the Indianapolis 500 include the three-wide starting grid and the singing of ''Back Home Again in Indiana.'' But the best of all, according to an AP survey? Chugging milk.

- NEW YORK - A year after a near-fatal crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, James Hinchcliffe will start the Indianapolis 500 from the pole. By Rachel Cohen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

- MADRID - Zinedine Zidane doesn't expect the Champions League final to be a game of offense vs. defense. Real Madrid's coach says there's more to Atletico Madrid than a great defense.

- NEW YORK - The Los Angeles Sparks are No. 2 in the AP's WNBA power poll. The Sparks are off to their best start in 13 years but Minnesota is No. 1 in the first regular-season poll.


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