AP-OH–Ohio Sports Digest 1:30 pm, OH

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

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CLEVELAND — LeBron James is expected to play after resting for one game as the Cavaliers, clinging to a two-game lead over Toronto for the best record in the Eastern Conference, host the Brooklyn Nets. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 7:30 p.m.


CLEVELAND — With one of baseball’s best starting rotations, the Cleveland Indians, who were in the playoff hunt unitl the final week last season, are poised to make a playoff run in 2016 — as long as they hit. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians play their final spring training game together. By stringer Gary Schatz. UPCOMING: Game starts at 3:05 p.m.


COLUMBUS — Who will carry the ball for Ohio State this fall? With star tailback Ezekiel Elliott departing early for the NFL, the running-picture is still muddled as spring practice continues. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 630, AP Photos.


NEWPORT, Ky. — A probe by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and the IAAF into Kenya’s offshore running industry is zeroing in on a Russian agent with a string of doping positives and associations in her Kentucky camp. Speaking exclusively to The Associated Press, one of the agent’s former athletes detailed a regimen of unidentified pills and aggressive schedules of recreational races to maximize prize money. The agent insists she is blameless, but some U.S. races are refusing to work with her group. By John Leicester and Eddie Pells. AP Exclusive. SENT: 2,350 words, AP photos, video. An abridged version of 1,000 words is also available. Also moving on some news wires.


— BBC–COLLEGE BASEBALL HOF-INDUCTEES: Texas coach Augie Garrido and former major leaguers J.D. Drew, Rick Monday and Tom Paciorek are among this year’s inductees into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.