AP-OH–Ohio Sports Digest 1:30 pm, OH

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

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CLEVELAND — After winning in overtime on Tuesday in Milwaukee, LeBron James and the Cavaliers return home to face the Bucks. Cleveland could be without starters Kevin Love and J.R. Smith, who are both nursing injuries. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m.



CLEVELAND — Cavaliers starting guard J.R. Smith needs surgery on his right thumb and will be sidelined indefinitely. Tom Withers. SENT: 390 words, photos.


DAYTON — The Dayton Flyers (7-3) host Vanderbilt (6-5) trying to make it two straight. Dayton won in Nashville 72-67 last season. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game time 7 p.m.


NEW YORK — Minnesota United will play its Major League Soccer opener at Portland on March 3 in the first match of the 2017 season, and Atlanta United will make its debut two days later at home against the New York Red Bulls. SENT: 200 words.


— FBC–JAMES MADISON SUSPENSIONS: James Madison has suspended seven players before meeting Youngstown State for the Football Championship Subdivision national championship.