AP-OH–Ohio Sports Digest 2:00 pm, OH


The state at 2:00 p.m. All times EST.

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FBN–BENGALS IN TROUBLE

CINCINNATI — The Bengals have reached the playoffs for five straight seasons, a mark that few others can claim. But the streak is in danger, and Cincinnati is looking more like an also-ran after yet another close loss. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.

BKN–RAPTORS-CAVALIERS

CLEVELAND — Knocking down 3-pointers at an historic rate, the Cleveland Cavaliers (8-1) host the Toronto Raptors, one of the few teams that may challenge them this season in the Eastern Conference. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKN–LEBRON-JACKSON & RACE

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James respected Phil Jackson’s unmatched coaching accomplishments. That affection has vanished. SENT: 530 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

HKN–CAPITALS-BLUE JACKETS

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Washington Capitals visit the Columbus Blue Jackets. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m.

BKC–DAYTON-ALABAMA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama hosts Dayton in a lunchtime tipoff at Coleman Coliseum. By Tyler Waldrep. UPCOMING: 500 words. Game starts at 1:15 p.m.

FBC–MICHIGAN ST-VERSATILE CORLEY

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Freshman Donnie Corley is emerging as a bright spot in a bad season at Michigan State. He’s shown potential at both wide receiver and defensive back. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 8 p.m.

FBC–BIG TEN COACHES

CHICAGO — Big Ten quarterbacks took a big beating last week. Michigan’s Wilton Speight (left, non-throwing shoulder), Nebraska’s Tommy Armstrong Jr. (left hamstring) and Maryland’s Perry Hills (left shoulder) all got banged up. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.

CONGRESS-NFL

WASHINGTON — A group of NFL players is on Capitol Hill to discuss ways to improve relations between police and the communities that they serve. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan at 2:15 p.m. Also moving on news wires.

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