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CLEVELAND — With the trade deadline looming, the Indians enter the weekend with a 4 1-2 game lead in the AL Central and open a three-game series against Oakland with Trevor Bauer facing Athletics right-hander Kendall Graveman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m.
SAN DIEGO — Edwin Jackson makes his third start for the San Diego Padres, who open a homestand with a three-game series against Cincinnati. The Reds counter with lefty Brandon Finnegan. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:40 p.m.
CINCINNATI — Tyler Eifort pointed to the crescent-shaped scar by the ball of his left ankle, left by surgery on a torn ligament. The Bengals tight end still has to wear a protective boot and is a long way away from returning to the field as Cincinnati opens training camp. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.
BEREA, Ohio — Run out of Washington, Robert Griffin III is getting a fresh start to revive his career with the Cleveland Browns, who will give RG3 every chance to be their starting quarterback — the team’s 25th since 1999 — during training camp. By Tom Withers. Developing from availability, practice. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
— BOX–BRONER INDICTED: Boxer Adrien Broner won’t be released early from a 30-day jail sentence for contempt of court.