BC-OH–Ohio Sports Digest 1:30 pm, OH

The state at 1:30 p.m. All times EDT.

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CINCINNATI — The Reds and Pirates play a doubleheader, with Anthony DeSclafani facing Jameson Taillon in the first game and left-hander Brandon Finnegan going against Trevor Williams in the second game. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game times 12:10 p.m. and 6 10 p.m.


CLEVELAND — With a seven-game lead over Detroit in the AL Central, the Indians can inch closer to their first division title in nine years if they can beat Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander. Carlos Carrasco will start for Cleveland, which won the series opener Friday night. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 4:10 p.m.


NORMAN — No. 14 Oklahoma hosts No. 3 Ohio State in a game that could have major playoff implications. Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett and Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield will face off in a matchup that could help sort out the early Heisman frontrunners. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game time 6:30 p.m.


Observations, thoughts and takeaways from week three of the college football season, which promised to set the tone for the College Football Playoff race and possibly rearrange the top of the AP poll. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 800 words by 9 p.m., will be updated with late games.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — No. 15 Tennessee chases its ninth consecutive victory over the last two seasons while Ohio seeks to beat a Top 25 opponent for the first time ever when the two schools meet at Neyland Stadium. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time noon.


— FBC–T25-TENNESSEE-FOREMAN SUSPENDED: Tennessee defensive back Malik Foreman is suspended from the game with Ohio due to a violation of team rules.


EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco meets with the media to discuss conference expansion and other issues. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: Developed on merits from 12:30 p.m. availability, photos.


— FBC–OHIO STATE-POW-MIA SEAT: Ohio State is reserving an empty seat in its football stadium to honor prisoners of war and military members considered missing in action.