BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EST:
- PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius is ``numb with shock, as well as grief'' after the shooting death of his model girlfriend at his home, the Olympic runner's uncle says.
- HOUSTON - The NBA holds its dunk and 3-point shooting contests, along with the other All-Star Saturday night events. Event starts 8 p.m.
- HOUSTON - NBA Commissioner David Stern holds his final All-Star weekend state of the league news conference before retiring next year. Update expected on the Kings' sale. News conference starts 7 p.m.
- HOUSTON - The NBA players' association holds its annual All-Star weekend meeting, with the future of embattled executive director Billy Hunter possibly to be determined. Meeting starts about 3 p.m.
- SCHLADMING, Austria - Mikaela Shiffrin becomes the youngest women's slalom world champion in 39 years. The 17-year-old gives the U.S. its fourth gold and fifth medal overall at the world championships.
- LOS ANGELES - Fredrik Jacobson and Sang-Moon Bae are in front by a stroke going into the third round of the Northern Trust Open. Luke Donald is two shots behind at Riviera.
- PHUKET, Thailand - The president of the international wrestling federation quits following the IOC's decision to remove the sport from the 2020 Olympics.
- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The NASCAR season opens with the Sprint Unlimited, a nonpoints race that could provide a Daytona 500 preview. Race starts 8:30 p.m.
- DOHA, Qatar - Serena Williams, ranked No. 1 again at age 31, plays Maria Sharapova in the semifinals of the Qatar Open.
- NEW YORK - Bernard Lagat looks to regain the American indoor 2-mile record at the Millrose Games indoor track meet. Meet starts 7:15 p.m.
- MILWAUKEE - No. 18 Marquette hosts No. 16 Pitt in a Big East game between teams headed to postseason play and hoping for a strong finish. Game starts 1 p.m.
- SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A little razzing comes with the territory for pitcher Brett Bochy. He's in his first big league camp for the San Francisco Giants. What's more, his dad's the manager.
- GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Jason Giambi, a 42-year-old slugger who interviewed to be Colorado's manager this winter, is in camp with the Cleveland Indians and hoping to get one more season in the majors.
- LAKELAND, Mich. - The next closer for the Detroit Tigers may have yet to throw a major league pitch. Bruce Rondon, who says he's thrown 104 mph, has become quite the curiosity at spring training.