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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Customs officials slowed the Cavaliers’ entry into Canada; then the Raptors confiscated their lead in the Eastern Conference finals, now knotted at 2-2. LeBron James and his teammates are back home, where they’ll need to figure out how to slow Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, the Raptors’ dynamic guard duo, in Game 5 on Wednesday. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
CINCINNATI — With his broken right thumb healed, Andy Dalton is back running the Bengals’ offense during offseason workouts. There are a couple of new receivers and a new coordinator. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Mike Bolsinger takes the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers against Daniel Wright who makes his major league debut for the Cincinnati Reds. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 10 p.m.
CHICAGO — Chris Sale tries to go 10-0 in 10 starts when the Chicago White Sox take on unbeaten Josh Tomlin and the Cleveland Indians at U.S. Cellular Field. Tomlin is 6-0 with a 3.56 ERA in seven starts for Cleveland. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m.
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MINNEAPOLIS — Missing the Big Ten tournament last year for a proud, successful program like Minnesota was one matter. The top-seeded Gophers have much more to keep them going this week in postseason play with somber thoughts of leukemia-stricken pitching coach Todd Oakes, who has entered home hospice care. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 5 p.m.
— BKL–LIBERTY-CASH: The Liberty re-signed veteran Swin Cash 10 days after cutting her for salary cap reasons.
— BKC–PURDUE-EDWARDS: Purdue junior forward Vincent Edwards has decided not to pursue the NBA for now.