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TORONTO — The Cleveland Indians try for a four-game sweep of Toronto and their first American League pennant since 1997. They send Corey Kluber to the mound against Aaron Sanchez. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game time 4 p.m.
TORONTO — As the lone major league team in Canada, the Toronto Blue Jays have united baseball fans all over the country in a way few teams can. The Blue Jays draw support from all over as they try to stay in the hunt for the American League pennant. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 700 words by 8 p.m., photos.
COLUMBUS — LeBron James and other Cleveland Cavaliers starters are expected to play in the last preseason game Tuesday, a week before the regular season opener. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m.
CINCINNATI — Right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi got benched once in college for subpar play. It happened again during the Bengals’ loss in New England as the first-year starter struggled. He expects to be back in the lineup against Cleveland on Sunday. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.
CLEVELAND: Browns safety Jordan Poyer has been placed on injured reserve after sustaining a lacerated kidney in Sunday’s loss. By Tom Withers. SENT: 130 words. AP Photos.
J.T Barrett’s excellent second half against Wisconsin gave the Ohio State quarterback a boost in the Heisman Trophy race and he has three more prime-time showcase games to build his case. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos.
FBC–BIG TEN COACHES
The Big Ten’s quarterback carrousel continues spinning at full speed. Just days after four coaches plugged in new starters, Rutgers coach Chris Ash announced Monday he’ll join the crowd by going with Gio Rescigno over Chris Laviano on Saturday against Minnesota and now it’s hard to find a coach outside the top 10 to explain his plans for this weekend. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m., photos.