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BC-AP Sports Digest

BC-AP Sports Digest

The supervisor is Richard Rosenblatt, followed by Simmi Buttar at 5 p.m. and Jake Seiner at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800 845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories and accompanying photos also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com For reruns, call the Service Desk (800 838-4616) or your local AP bureau. All times EDT.

TOP STORIES

CAR--INDY 500-AMERICAN SPECTACLE

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis 500 has survived two world wars, the decline of the local auto industry, a bitter split in open-wheel racing and more tragedy than anyone would care to remember. The Greatest Spectacle in Racing might as well be called the Greatest Survivor in Sports. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos by 5 p.m.

BKN--RAPTORS-CAVALIERS

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James and the Cavaliers take on the Raptors in a pivotal Game 5 of their Eastern Conference final in a series that is surprisingly tied at two games apiece. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Starts 8:30 p.m.

TEN--FRENCH OPEN

PARIS -- As if ordering room service, Andy Murray's latest unheralded French Open tormenter requested that a can of Coke and a Mars bar be brought to him at Court Philippe Chatrier for sustenance during their five-setter. Truth is, it was Murray who appeared in need of a jolt. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 3:30 p.m.

With:

-- TEN--French Open-The Latest. Updated throughout day.

-- TEN--French Open Lookahead. By Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m.

-- TEN--French Open Glance

HKN--BLUES-SHARKS

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Sharks look to clinch their first trip to the Stanley Cup final when they take a 3-2 lead into Game 6 of the Western Conference final against the Blues. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Starts 9 p.m.

OLYMPICS

OLY--BOX-TYSON

BEIJING -- A proposal to let professional fighters compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics is "ridiculous" and "foolish," former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson said Wednesday. SENT: 400 words, photos.

OLY-TOKYO 2020-FRENCH PROBE

TOKYO -- The Japanese Olympic Committee has set up an investigative team to see if there were any illegal payments made to a Singapore firm which have entangled Tokyo's winning 2020 Olympic bid in a bribery investigation. SENT: 260 words.

Also

-- OLY-Doping Results. Spanish athlete tested positive in reanalysis of doping samples from 2008 Beijing Games. SENT: 220 words.

NBA PLAYOFFS

BKN--THUNDER-WARRIORS

OAKLAND, Calif. -- After a record 73 wins in the regular season, the Warriors are on the brink heading into Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Thursday, trailing Oklahoma City 3-1 after a second straight lopsided loss to the Thunder. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 7 p.m.

BKN--POSTSEASON BUSTS

The Warriors wouldn't be the first team to have an exceptional regular season and flame out before reaching the finals. If they're eliminated from the NBA playoffs, they'd join a long list of teams of spectacular postseason busts. By Samantha Pell. UPCOMING: 620 words, photos by 6 p.m.

With

-- BKN--Overcoming 3-1 Deficits. Good news for Golden State: It's not over. Nine NBA teams have successfully overcome 3-1 deficits to win. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

BKC--PRO OR NO?

The NBA's extended deadline for declaring for the NBA Draft is Wednesday. The decisions of some star college players whether or not to go pro should have a major impact on college basketball next season. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos by 7 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS

HKN--LIGHTNING-PENGUINS

PITTSBURGH -- The Lightning have done this before. The Penguins haven't done it for awhile. The teams meet in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday with a berth in the Stanley Cup Final on the line. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

BASEBALL

BBN--CUBS-CARDINALS

ST. LOUIS -- Jake Arrieta (8-0, 1.29 ERA) tries to win his 20th straight regular-season decision when the Cubs face the Cardinals. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Started 1:45 p.m.

BBO--ROCKIES-RED SOX

BOSTON -- Jackie Bradley Jr. looks to extend his hitting streak to 29 games when the Red Sox take on the Rockies. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 7:10 p.m.

Also

-- BBN--Nationals-Harper. Bryce Harper gets 'mental day off' against Mets. SENT: 280 words, photo.

NFL

FBN--COWBOYS-ROMO'S RETURN

IRVING, Texas -- Tony Romo is practicing for the first time since before last year's Thanksgiving loss to Carolina, when he broke his left collarbone for the second time in 2015. Romo's return gives the Cowboys hope for a turnaround after they went into freefall without their quarterback. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 7 p.m.

FBN--VIKINGS-HAPPY PETERSON

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- At this time last year, Adrian Peterson and his agent were making it clear they wanted out of Minnesota after a trying season in 2014. It's entirely different this summer. By Jon Krawczynski. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5:30 p.m.

Also:

-- FBN--Jets-No Fitz-No Mo. OTA's are starting without two important players, QB Fitzpatrick (free agent) and DE Wilkerson (unsigned). By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.

SOCCER

SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

MADRID -- One of the few things in common between the Champions League finalists is that they are from the same city. There won't be a lot of other similarities on display when Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid play for the biggest prize in club soccer on Saturday in Milan. By Tales Azzoni. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1600 GMT, photos.

Also

-- SOC--Ecuador-US. The U.S. national team faces Ecuador in Frisco, Texas, in the second of three exhibitions before next month's Copa America. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Starts 8:30 p.m.

LEGAL

KERMIT WASHINGTON-ARREST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Prosecutors have filed charges against former NBA forward Kermit Washington, accusing him of embezzling about a half-million dollars in charitable donations meant to help the needy in Africa and spending it on jewelry, vacations and other things. By Maria Sudekum. SENT: 470 words, photos.

CAPSULES

-- BBO--Baseball Capsules.

ALSO

-- BKC--Kentucky-Player Moves. Lee to transfer; Briscoe returning. SENT: 130 words.

-- CAR--F1-Monaco GP. Hamilton heads into race trying to close gap on leader Rosberg. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 600 words, photos.

-- CYC--Giro D'Italia. German rider Kluge wins 17th stage of Giro d'Italia; Steven Kruijswijk of Netherlands retains overall lead. SENT: 300 words, photos.

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Time Schedule

BASEBALL

N.Y. Mets at Washington, 1:05 p.m.

Kansas City at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m.

Philadelphia at Detroit, 1:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 1:45 p.m.

L.A. Angels at Texas, 2:05 p.m.

Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m.

San Diego at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m.

Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

Arizona at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.

Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.

Colorado at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

Miami at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.

Baltimore at Houston, 8:10 p.m.

Oakland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

Cincinnati at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS

Eastern Conference Finals

Cleveland at Toronto, 8:30 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Western Conference Finals

St. Louis at San Jose, 9 p.m.

WNBA

Minnesota at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

MLS

Philadelphia at Orlando, 7:30 p.m.


Updated : 2021-06-16 18:45 GMT+08:00