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BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

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

- Three NBA playoff games: Atlanta (up 2-1) at Brooklyn, 7 p.m.; Milwaukee (down 3-1 ) at Chicago, 8 p.m.; and Memphis (up 3-0) at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

- CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Cavaliers await word on how long Kevin Love will be out with a dislocated left shoulder and whether J.R. Smith will be suspended for his ejection against the Celtics.

- A look at Tuesday's two NBA games: Dallas at Houston, and San Antonio at Los Angeles Clippers.

- Two NHL playoff games: New York Islanders (tied 3-3) at Washington, 7:30 p.m.; and Tampa Bay (down 3-2) at Detroit, 7 p.m.

- LOS ANGELES - Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach are facing the biggest puzzle in modern boxing this week: How to hit Floyd Mayweather Jr.

- LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Ahmed Zayat has come close to winning the Kentucky Derby three times. Now, the Egyptian-born businessman has three starters, including the expected favorite, American Pharoah.

- The NFL draft heads to Chicago this week, and the AP's mock draft sees it this way: No. 1 Jameis Winston to Tampa Bay, followed by Marcus Mariota to Tennessee and Leonard Williams to Jacksonville.

- EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - This could be Adrian Peterson's last week with the Vikings - if they agree to a trade offer they can't refuse for the disgruntled running back. But the Vikings expect him back.

- ST. LOUIS - Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright likely will find out how long he'll be sidelined amid speculation he's done for the year because of an injured Achilles and left ankle.

- DETROIT - Every team faces the fickle nature of relief pitching. And those variables make it difficult to predict how late-inning pitchers will perform season to season.

- NEW YORK - The Rays play their first game of the season outdoors when they take on the Yankees. Tampa Bay has won five straight and shares the AL East lead with New York. Game starts 7:05 p.m.

- CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kurt Busch's win at Richmond International Raceway would be considered redemption only if anyone ever questioned his driving ability.

- SAN FRANCISCO - The Match Play Championship gets more than a new golf course at Harding Park. It gets a new format that means everyone gets to stick around at least until Friday.

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