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BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

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

- INDIANAPOLIS - The 100th Indianapolis 500 runs with the first sellout in race history. Canadian James Hinchcliffe starts on the pole a year after nearly dying in a crash at the speedway, while American drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay and Josef Newgarden line up next to him. Race starts 12:19 p.m.

- MONACO - Lewis Hamilton wins an incident-packed Monaco Grand Prix to get his Formula One championship bid back on track after a dismal run of eight races without a win.

- CONCORD, N.C. - Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano will be on the front row at the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR's longest race of the year. Race starts 6:30 p.m.

- PARIS - Andy Murray takes on 15th-seeded John Isner, who is trying to become the first U.S. man to reach the French Open quarterfinals since Andre Agassi in 2003.

- OAKLAND, Calif. - Steve Kerr just wanted his Golden State Warriors to grab back some momentum from Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Now, the defending champions have it, all right, heading home with a chance to get back to the NBA Finals in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Monday night.

- PITTSBURGH - The San Jose Sharks have been waiting a quarter century to make it to the Stanley Cup Final. For Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, the wait since the franchise's last appearance in 2009 only seems that long. They meet in Game 1 on Monday night in a series featuring two teams that have remade themselves on the fly.

- FORT WORTH, Texas - Jordan Spieth is looking for first PGA Tour victory in Texas. Ryan Palmer would love to win on his home course. They are in the final group at Colonial.

- ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Shooting to be the first to win three straight LPGA Tour titles, Ariya Jutanugarn took a one-shot lead into the final round of the Volvik Championship.

- VIRGINIA WATER, England - Scott Hend of Australia takes a one-stroke lead into the final round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, with Danny Willett, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer among the players within three shots.

- NEW YORK - A day after Chase Utley dodged Noah Syndergaard's 99 mph fastball and then hit two homers, the Dodgers wrap a series against the Mets. Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw (7-1, 1.48 ERA) starts against New York's 43-year-old Bartolo Colon (4-3, 3.44). Game starts 8:08 p.m.

- NEW YORK - The NCAA announces the 16 regional sites for the 64-team Division I baseball tournament. Southeastern Conference powerhouses Florida, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State are expected to lead the way. Announcement starts 8:30 p.m.

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