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ATLANTA — Coming off a record-setting performance beyond the 3-point arc, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers go for a commanding 3-0 lead when they take on the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference semifinals. By Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m.
MIAMI — Home is where the points have been for Miami, which got out of Toronto with a split despite shaky offense. Golden State puts up big numbers everywhere — not good news for Portland. The Heat will try Saturday to take a 2-1 lead over the Raptors, while the Warriors will look to move one win from a trip to the Western Conference Finals. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 6 p.m.
CLEVELAND — After completing their second sweep of Detroit this season, the Indians open a three-game series against the World Series champion Kansas City Royals with Danny Salazar facing Yordano Ventura. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m.
CINCINNATI — The Reds’ bullpen tries again to break its major league record streak of allowing runs in 23 straight games when Cincinnati plays the Milwaukee Brewers. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m.
CINCINNATI — The Bengals’ top two draft picks will go at it during rookie minicamp, and it’s not the first time they’ve been matched head-to-head. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.
— FBN–EX-NFL PLAYER-CHARGES: A former Cleveland Browns player who had his sentencing delayed in an embezzlement case while he participates in a concussion study is now being accused of assaulting a man at a golf course over a loud radio.