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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Ricky Nolasco takes his sixth shot at earning his first victory for the Los Angeles Angels when they go for their fifth straight win and an interleague series sweep of the Cincinnati Reds, who counter with Brandon Finnegan. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber, one of baseball’s most dominant pitchers over the past month, starts as the Cleveland Indians try to complete a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins, who have dropped 12 straight — their longest losing streak since 1982. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m.
CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians have added outfield depth by acquiring Coco Crisp in a trade with the Oakland Athletics. By Tom Withers. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
UNDATED — The players don’t trust him and the formation a new ownership committee suggests his bosses plan to keep a close eye on Roger Goodell as well Some 10th anniversary celebration this is turning out to be. By Sports Columnist Jim Litke. About 800 words, photos, upcoming by 5 p.m.
NEW ORLEANS — A person familiar with the deal says the New Orleans Saints and pass-rushing lineman Paul Kruger have agreed to contract terms, two days after the veteran was surprisingly released by the Cleveland Browns. By Brett Martel. SENT: 350 words, photos.
FBC–BIG TEN THIS WEEK
Wisconsin’s opener against fifth-ranked LSU in the Lambeau Field College Classic in Green Bay on Saturday is chock-full of storylines. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 525 words, photos.
Five Big Ten teams will be breaking in new starting quarterbacks this season, with four of them in the East Division. By Eric Olson. 600 words by 4 p.m., photos.