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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Corey Kluber tries to prevent a series sweep when he takes the mound for the Cleveland Indians. Ian Kennedy goes for the Kansas City Royals. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 8:15 p.m.
ATLANTA — Anthony DeSclafani will make his second start of the season and his third career start against the Braves when the Reds look for their third straight win in the four-game series on Wednesday night. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
CLEVELAND — LeBron James has seen too many opponents celebrate championships on his home floor. San Antonio in 2007, Dallas in 2011, Golden State last year — and the Cleveland star will stop at nothing to ensure he doesn’t see it again Thursday night, when the Cavaliers try to force the Warriors to Game 7 of these NBA Finals. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.
CLEVELAND — Golden State’s Draymond Green is back from his one-game suspension for flagrant fouls, and surely knows that the reaction awaiting him in Cleveland on Thursday night in Game 6 of the NBA Finals — when the Warriors will try to close out their second straight title — won’t be friendly. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 4 p.m.
— NBA FINALS-BOGUT. An update on the status of the Golden State center and his injured left knee. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 310 words.
— NBA FINALS-SAGER. Craig Sager will help ESPN/ABC with the broadcast of Game 6 on Thursday night. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 300 words.
CLEVELAND — Kevin Love has had some great moments in his two years with the Cavaliers, and his team wouldn’t mind seeing him find his rhythm again now. He was held to two points in Game 5 as LeBron James and Kyrie Irving dominated, but chances are they’ll need some help if Cleveland is to finish off this NBA Finals comeback. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 720 words, photos.