BC-AP Sports Preview Digest - NBC Sports

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
May 10, 2014, 11:31 am

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

- NEW YORK - Michael Sam, the SEC defensive player of the year who came out as gay earlier this year, will find out if his journey to the NFL will start with being drafted. It's no sure thing. Sam might have to latch on to team as a free agent. He would be the NFL's first openly gay player.

- The NFL draft concludes with its third day, rounds 4-7, at Radio City Music Hall.

- NEW YORK - The Miami Heat seek a franchise-record ninth straight playoff victory and a 3-0 lead over the Brooklyn Nets when their Eastern Conference semifinal series moves to Barclays Center.

- PORTLAND, Ore. - The San Antonio Spurs have a 2-0 advantage over the Trail Blazers as the Western Conference semifinal series shifts to Portland.

- BOSTON - The Bruins and Montreal Canadiens play Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series in Boston.

- LOS ANGELESRyan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks attempt to pull even with the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 of their Freeway Faceoff series, which has been dominated by the visiting teams so far.

- PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Martin Kaymer had a one-shot lead over 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, who is showing no signs of a letdown after his runner-up finish in the Masters.

- INDIANAPOLIS - The next big challenge at Indianapolis won't come on the track. It will take place in the garages. Less than 24 hours after finishing the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, teams will have to convert their cars from road-racing to oval racing.

- KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Kevin Harvick sits on the pole for the first Sprint Cup race at night at Kansas Speedway. Will he be able to win from front, or will big name drivers such as Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth finally reach victory lane for the first time this season

- LOS ANGELES - Bermane Stiverne faces Chris Arreola in a rematch for the WBC heavyweight title, succeeding the retired Vitali Klitschko. The winner will be the first U.S.-based heavyweight champion in six years.

- NBC will wrap up its first season of broadcasting the Premier League with an unprecedented 10 games simultaneously on 10 different TV channels.

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