BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

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

- CHICAGO - One day before the NFL draft begins at a downtown Chicago theater, some of the league's top prospects join Commissioner Roger Goodell for a youth football clinic at Grant Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

- CHICAGO - Jake Arrieta gets a chance to join Johnny Vander Meer as only pitchers to throw back-to-back no-hitters when Cubs play Brewers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Starts 8:10 p.m.

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- SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's Olympic committee unveiled Zika-proof long-sleeved shirts and pants it says will help protect the country's Olympic athletes from the mosquito-borne virus at the Rio Olympics. SENT: 400 words, photos.

- OAKLAND, Calif. - Without injured MVP Stephen Curry, the Warriors return home looking to eliminate the Rockets. Golden State leads the series 3-1. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Starts 10:30 p.m.

- LOS ANGELES - Without injured stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, the banged-up Clippers try to take a 3-2 lead over the Trail Blazers in Game 5 of their first-round series. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 10 p.m.

- MIAMI - The Heat won two at home, the Hornets answered with two at home. The winner of Game in their playoff series is back in Miami, with the winner grabbing a huge edge. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 7 p.m.

- RIO DE JANEIRO - If the Rio de Janeiro Olympics were held today, the United States would win the most medals - and the most gold medals. And American swimmer Michael Phelps would collect five more gold medals and a bronze, bringing his overall total to 28 with a career gold-medal haul to 23. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 3 p.m.

- ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ryan Getzlaf and the Ducks take on Filip Forsberg's Predators in Game 7 of their first-round series. Anaheim's last three seasons have ended in Game 7 on home ice; the Predators are in their first Game 7. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Starts 10 p.m.

- NEW YORK - Four-time Olympians Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird and Tamika Catchings headline the U.S. women's national team heading to the Rio Games. Also on the team are newcomers Elena Delle Donne, Brittney Griner and Breanna Stewart. SENT: 800 words, photos.

- A mini trend has emerged in the NBA: more coaches are also getting final decision-making authority on the roster. All three coaches in that situation made the playoffs this season, and more are jockeying for that authority. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos, by 6 p.m.

- ATLANTA - The Braves' first interleague series provided a good example of the team's staggering inability to hit home runs. Red Sox leadoff hitter Mookie Betts' four homers are more than the Braves' total of three. Atlanta has failed to hit a homer in 15 straight games. SENT: 650 words, photos.

- NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees asserts that his contract talks with the Saints hasn't hampered the club's ability to acquire top free agents. SENT: 650 words, photos.

- When Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin met in an electrifying playoff series in 2009, spring showdowns between the NHL's two biggest stars seemed destined to become an annual event. Seven years later, both players are on top of their game for the next matchup. SENT: 900 words, photos.