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BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

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

- The rollicking major league clubhouses of yesteryear have a new look. With screens, swipes and smartphones, all manner of social media have transformed the baseball workplace.

- ATLANTA - The Washington Wizards try to win again on the road and hope Bradley Beal's sprained ankle holds up against the Hawks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Game starts 8 p.m.

- OAKLAND, Calif. - MVP Stephen Curry and the Warriors look to take a 2-0 lead over the Grizzlies in this second-round series. Memphis point guard Mike Conley hopes to play with a mask. Game starts: 10:30 p.m.

- HOUSTON - Dwight Howard knows he's a polarizing figure, but he's finally learned to be OK with that. The Houston center speaks with the AP about the Rockets' playoff run, his injuries and his image.

- A look at Wednesday's two NBA games: Chicago (up 1-0) at Cleveland; Los Angeles Clippers (up 1-0) at Houston.

- ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Wild return home in a 2-0 hole against the Blackhawks in this Western Conference semifinal. Chicago has been capitalizing on sloppy play by Minnesota. Game starts 8 p.m.

- CALGARY, Alberta - Having won the first two games by a combined 9-1 score, Anaheim goes to Calgary for Game 3 of this second-round series. The Ducks haven't lost in the postseason. Game starts 9:30 p.m.

- A look at Wednesday's two NHL games: New York Rangers (down 2-1) at Washington; Montreal (down 2-1) at Tampa Bay.

- ST. LOUIS - The Cardinals, with the best record in baseball, go for their eighth straight victory when they play a second-place Chicago Cubs team that is 5 1/2 games behind St. Louis. Game starts 8:15 p.m.

- MILAN - Juventus plays its first Champions League semifinal in a dozen years, facing defending champion Real Madrid. Juventus was eliminated in the group stage last year by Madrid. Game starts 2:45 p.m.

- PHOENIX - Establishing a championship game will be the highlight item on the agenda when Big 12 athletic directors and football coaches meet for two days.

- FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - A year ago, Patriots tackle Nate Solder had surgery for testicular cancer. He ended up playing every game in a championship season. Now he's healthy and working out with the team.

- LAS VEGAS - Candace Parker talks about her decision to sit out at least part of the upcoming WNBA season to rest.

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