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ORLANDO, Fla. — LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers try to build on their Eastern Conference-leading record when they visit the Orlando Magic. By Fred Goodall. 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
PHOENIX — The Milwaukee Brewers host the Cincinnati Reds in spring training action. UPCOMING: 500 words. Game starts 4 p.m.
ST. LOUIS — Back in the NCAA Tournament after a one-year ban, No. 10-seed Syracuse tries to avenge a loss to Dayton in the 2014 edition when it faces the seventh-seeded Flyers in the first round of the Midwest Region. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 12:15 p.m.
ST. LOUIS — Xavier, the No. 2 seed in the East Regional, takes on 15th-seed Weber State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. By R.B. Fallstrom. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts approximately 9:30 p.m.
SPOKANE, Wash. — No. 8 seed Saint Joseph’s looks for its first NCAA Tournament victory since 2004 when the Hawks face No. 9 seed Cincinnati on Friday night. By Nicholas K. Geranios. UPCOMING: 700 words. Game approximately 10 p.m.
COLUMBUS — No. 6 West Virginia plays No. 11 Princeton in the first round of the Women’s NCAA Tournament. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game time is noon.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — No. 3 Ohio State will essentially have a home game when it plays No. 14 Buffalo in the opening round of the Women’s NCAA Tournament in Columbus on Friday. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game time 2:30 p.m.
NEW YORK — College wrestlers compete in the second day of the NCAA Wrestling Championship in New York. UPCOMING: 130 words following first session at 4 p.m., followed by 500 words, photos developing from second session running from 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
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