BC-OH–Ohio Sports Digest 1:30 pm, OH

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

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Sacramento Kings. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 7:30 p.m.


The success of the Columbus Blue Jackets and the condensed schedule are sparking a renewed debate about the purpose — or lack thereof — of morning skates, an old hockey tradition. Many players would be fine with morning skates going the way of ties and helmetless warriors like a relic of the past. By Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 750 words by 5 p.m., photos.


— BBA–INDIAN MOVES: Reliever Zach McAllister avoided salary arbitration by agreeing with the Cleveland Indians on a $1,825,000 contract for next season. By Tom Withers.

— FBC-MICHIGAN-HAMILTON: Michigan has hired Pep Hamilton has its new assistant coach and passing game coordinator.