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CINCINNATI — The Rangers and Reds open a two-game interleague series, with left-hander Derek Holland (5-5) facing Dan Straily (9-6). By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics host the Cleveland Indians. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 10:05 p.m.
TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns convene for the start of two joint practices leading to a preseason game between the teams. By Fred Goodall. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.
FBC–OHIO STATE-FINDING RECEIVERS
COLUMBUS — When Ohio State receivers Michael Thomas, Jalin Marshall and Braxton Miller departed for the NFL, they took with them 80 percent of the team’s passing-game production last season. That makes for a jumbled depth chart at the receiver spots as the Buckeyes prepare for the 2016 season. Lots of talent and potential, definitely — this is Ohio State, after all — but not a lot of guys who have college highlight videos on YouTube yet. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 840 words, photos.