AP-OH–Ohio Sports Digest 1:30 pm, OH


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

Oskar Garcia, assistant sports editor for the east region of the AP, can be reached at ogarcia@ap.org, or by office phone at 215-446-6632 or cellphone at 702-285-3000. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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BKN–RAPTORS-CAVALIERS

CLEVELAND — The top two teams in the Eastern Conference square off as the Cavaliers, who are in the sweepstakes to land new free agent Joe Johnson, visit the Toronto Raptors, who trail Cleveland by three games. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 7:30 p.m.

HKC–COLLEGE HOCKEY-BIG TEN EFFECT

Big Ten hockey has not been much of a force in its first three seasons. That hasn’t stopped the conference from throwing a few elbows in the insular world of college hockey. By Eric Olson. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

WITH:

— HKC–COLLEGE HOCKEY ALIGNMENT-GLANCE: A look at college hockey before and after the start of Big Ten league.

Also:

— BBA–INDIANS-VENABLE: The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year minor league deal with 33-year-old outfielder Will Venable.

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