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BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

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

- WASHINGTON - Michael Phelps wants more consistent drug testing for competitive athletes. The Olympic swim great is to testify before a congressional committee.

- CLEVELAND - This was a good month for the NBA champs. The Cavaliers went 9-2 despite key injuries, added two quality players and found their offensive mojo.

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- WASHINGTON - In dealing for defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk before the trade deadline, the NHL-leading Washington Capitals show they're intent on winning the Stanley Cup.

- LAWRENCE, Kan. - It's hard for coaches in any sport to pick favorite players. But for Bill Self, coach of No. 1 Kansas, there's no question about his favorite Jayhawk: son Tyler.

- WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest has made undeniable progress in coach Danny Manning's third year. The task now is to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010.

- MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Jonathan Allen, who produced a strong resume for the NFL in four years at Alabama, takes his game to this week's scouting combine in Indianapolis.

- PITTSBURGH - Business is booming for Antonio Brown, the Steelers star receiver who is now one of the league's highest-paid players apart from quarterbacks.

- RIO DE JANEIRO - Clay-court tennis in Latin America is fading. The clay circuit lost the Mexican Open several years ago, and the Rio Open is almost certain to be next.

- WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Commissioner Rob Manfred is to attend the first game of the new spring training home of the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros.

- OXFORD, Miss. - College football spring practice begins across the country. Mississippi less than a week ago announced a self-imposed one-year bowl ban for 2017.

- HARARE, Zimbabwe - Phillip Chiyangwa, who is looking to unseat longtime African soccer boss Issa Hayatou, is a flamboyant Zimbabwean tycoon once accused of being a spy.

- MOSCOW - Vladimir Petrov, a two-time Olympic hockey champion who was on the Soviet team that lost to the U.S. at the 1980 Lake Placid Games, dies at 69.