BC-OH–Ohio Sports Digest midnight, OH

The state at midnight. All times EST.

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CLEVELAND — With two games left before the All-Star break, LeBron James and the Cavaliers host the Sacramento Kings, who have lost seven of eight amid speculation that coach George Karl’s job is in jeopardy.


DALLAS — Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend says in an affidavit that he hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation that she lost hearing in one ear. SENT: 350 words, photo.


CINCINNATI — No Xavier team has won 20 games so quickly or been ranked so highly. And the Musketeers think it could be just the start to the best season ever in their history. By Joe Kay. SENT: 740 words, photos.