BC-OH–Ohio Sports Digest midnight, OH


The state at midnight. 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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HKN–DEVILS-BLUE JACKETS

COLUMBUS — The New Jersey Devils play the Columbus Blue Jackets. SENT.

BKN–T25-XAVIER’S BREAKTHROUGH

CINCINNATI — When Xavier went to Michigan for its third game of the season and won by 16 points, the Musketeers started thinking this season could be extraordinary. Nothing since has changed their minds. By Joe Kay. SENT: 650 words, photos.

FBN–MANZIEL TROUBLES

DALLAS — Dallas police say a they are taking their domestic violence case against Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel to a grand jury to decide whether he should be charged. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 500 words.

BBN–REDS-VOTTO

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — First baseman Joey Votto is the best player on a Cincinnati Reds team that lost 98 games and could drop even more this season. By Gary Schatz. SENT: 650 words, photo.

FBN–NFL COMBINE-SLIDING

Cardale Jones could have left school after leading Ohio State to a national championship last year and may have been one of top five quarterbacks drafted. Instead, he returned to school, lost the starting job and watched his stock slide. So at this week’s NFL scouting combine, Jones will try to make his investment pay off. By Michael Marot. SENT: 730 words, photos.

FBN–BROWNS-GORDON

INDIANAPOLIS — If Josh Gordon is reinstated by the NFL, the Cleveland Browns appear ready to have the wide receiver return to the team. SENT: 400 words, photo.

BKN–CAVALIERS-WILLIAMS

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers guard Mo Williams will miss at least the next two games so he can receive medical treatment on his injured left knee. SENT.

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