BC-OH–Ohio Sports Digest 1:30 pm, OH

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

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CLEVELAND — With Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy chirping about LeBron James getting preferential treatment from the officials, the Pistons need to slow Cleveland’s Big 3 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference playoff series. James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love combined for 81 points in the opener. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game time 8 p.m.


CINCINNATI — The Rockies and Reds finish their series after splitting the first two games. Chad Bettis (2-0) — who has allowed only one earned run in his last two starts — faces Raisel Iglesias (1-1). By Mark Schmetzer. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 12:35 p.m.


CLEVELAND — Danny Salazar brings a 0.79 ERA into his third start this season as the Indians continue their three-game series against the Seattle Mariners. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 6:10 p.m.


COLUMBUS — Ohio State coaches planned to talk Wednesday about what they learned about their young team from 15 spring practices as they look ahead to fall camp and the 2016 season. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 600 words by 8 p.m., photos.


Ohio State safety Tyvis Powell is one of about 10 Ohio State players who will likely be selected next week in the NFL draft, which starts April 28 in Chicago. In the latest addition of Powell’s draft diary Q&A, he talks about being careful with his money and his draft-day plans. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m., photos.


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Derrick Henry is set to become the latest Alabama running back to parlay collegiate success into a sizable NFL paycheck. Henry is expected to be the second running back chosen, behind Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott. By John Zenor. SENT: 685 words, photos.

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