AP-OH–Ohio Sports Digest 1:30 pm, OH


The state at 1:30 p.m. All times EDT.

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BBA–WHITE SOX-INDIANS

CLEVELAND — Jose Quintana and the White Sox match up against Trevor Bauer and the Cleveland Indians at the start of a three-game series. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

BBO–REDS-ASTROS

HOUSTON — Lance McCullers will pitch for the Astros when they open a three game interleague series with Cincinnati. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m.

BKN–NBA FINALS-CAVALIERS

CLEVELAND — This is why LeBron James came home, to deliver the championship that generations of Clevelanders have spent more than a half-century dreaming of. They were this close once before, when the Indians lost a Game 7 in the 1997 World Series. Now on the brink, a city — all of Northeast Ohio, really — turns its eye to the Akron-born prodigal son who’s legacy may be defined by what happens Sunday night. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 6 p.m.

BKN–NBA FINALS

CLEVELAND — They’re hurting, they’re aching and at the worst possible time of the season, the Golden State Warriors are losing. They’ve dropped three of their last four games to the Cleveland Cavaliers in these NBA Finals, and as Sunday’s Game 7 to decide the championship looms one of the big questions is how much the rigors of this record-setting season left in the Warriors’ proverbial gas tank. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 4 p.m.

BKN–NBA FINALS-ULTIMATE GAME

CLEVELAND — The ultimate stage is set for Stephen Curry and LeBron James, the current and past MVPs of the NBA now facing a Game 7 to decide this championship. A series of wild back-and-forths will end Sunday night in Oakland, with the Warriors confident and the Cavaliers teeming with momentum. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 800 words, photos.

BKN–NBA FINALS-WARRIORS FINES

CLEVELAND — Steve Kerr and Stephen Curry let their frustrations with Game 6 of the NBA Finals be known, and it came at a price. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 360 words, photos.

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