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Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EST:
- LOS ANGELES - Jerry Buss, the Lakers' playboy owner who shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships, dies at 80. He transformed the Lakers into Southern California's most beloved sports team.
- JOHANNESBURG - Oscar Pistorius' longtime coach says he's still in shock following the ``heartbreaking events'' of Reeva Steenkamp's shooting death, which he calls an accident.
- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - These are good times for Danica Patrick. She has a new man and new determination to find happiness on and off the track. Patrick is the first woman to win the Daytona 500 pole.
- HOUSTON - The unofficial second half of the NBA season opens Tuesday night, with the Miami Heat in command of the Eastern Conference and LeBron James in command of everyone.
- KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Roger Clemens is at spring training as an Astros instructor. His appearance coincides with the death of country star Mindy McCready, who once claimed a relationship with Clemens.
- The AP releases its latest Top 25 rankings in men's and women's college basketball. Indiana is No. 1 followed by Miami and Gonzaga. The Baylor women are No. 1 for the seventh straight week.
- HARTFORD, Conn. - Brittney Griner and top-ranked Baylor try for a 23rd straight victory when they visit No. 3 Connecticut, a showdown between teams with national title aspirations. Game starts 9 p.m.
- COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The No. 8 Kentucky women play a No. 10 Texas A&M team that is on an eight-game winning streak. The Aggies haven't lost since the Wildcats beat them Jan. 10. Game starts 7 p.m.
- PHOENIX - The U.S. hasn't fared too well in the World Baseball Classic. Joe Torre is putting the manager's uniform on again to try to change that when competition stars in early March.
- SAO PAULO - Rafael Nadal is drawing inspiration from Ronaldo, the Brazilian soccer great bedeviled by injuries. Nadal won the Brazil Open on Sunday, his first title after a seven-month layoff.
- HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Trainer Bob Baffert hopes to build on his success at Oaklawn Park, sending out favorite Super Ninety Nine in the $300,000 Southwest Stakes, a Kentucky Derby prep. Post time 6:09 p.m.