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OAKLAND, Calif. — Cleveland might have built the most expensive roster in the NBA. Way out West, Golden State developed arguably the league’s deepest bench with a group of hard-nosed guys eager to take the pressure off starters like Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green whenever their names are called. Or downright outplay the first unit when necessary on the biggest stage, as the reliable reserves did in a Game 1 win. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 800 words by 7 p.m.
OAKLAND, Calif. — All the ball movement and 3-point shooting that got the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals vanished in Game 1, with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving taking turns dominating the ball. If the Cavs are going to keep up with the unselfish Warriors, they have to get back to the spread attack that worked so well earlier in the playoffs. By Basketball Writer Jon Krawczynski. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.
CLEVELAND — CLEVELAND — Following a walk-off win in the opener, the Indians start Danny Salazar as they continue their three-game series against the Kansas City Royals, who will start Edinson Volquez, just 2-5 in eight career starts against Cleveland. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m.
CINCINNATI — Manager Dusty Baker returns to Cincinnati, where he was fired for the Reds’ failure to get deep into the playoffs. His NL East-leading Nationals open a series against the struggling Reds. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Second-seeded Ohio State faces No. 3 seed Wright State in the opening game of the Louisville Regional. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING: 150-words. Game time 2 p.m.
DUBLIN, Ohio — Dustin Johnson had a one-shot lead, with Jason Day two behind going into the second round of the Memorial. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 7 p.m.