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CLEVELAND — Their offense still in a funk, the AL Central-leading Indians, who needed extra innings to score just one run and win on Monday, continue their series against the Minnesota Twins, who have dropped 11 straight games. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jered Weaver faces Tim Adleman when the Los Angeles Angels continue their interleague series with the Cincinnati Reds. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 10 p.m.
CINCINNATI — The Bengals enter their final preseason game with several players still sidelined by injuries, including tight end Tyler Eifert. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.
CINCINNATI — The Bengals released receiver Brandon Tate — the franchise leader in punt returns — as part of their moves to reach the 75-man roster limit on Tuesday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
INDIANAPOLIS — Scott Tolzien and Stephen Morris are expected to take all of the snaps in Thursday night’s preseason finale at Cincinnati. If all goes as planned, it may be the last snaps they take this season — and both want to make it count. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos by 6 p.m.
FBC–T25-OHIO STATE-CAPTAIN BURGER
COLUMBUS, Ohio — When Ohio State announced its seven captains, the names were familiar and predictable. Except for one: Joe Burger. Those who haven’t studied Ohio State games closely over the past three seasons probably haven’t heard of the senior backup linebacker who walked on and earned a scholarship this summer thanks to his work ethic, gritty determination in practice and relentless effort on special teams. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 540 words.
FBC–BIG TEN COACHES
Michigan’s starting quarterback, be it Wilton Speight or John O’Korn, is a big talker around the Big Ten in the first week of the 2016 season. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 650 words, by 6 p.m.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue coach Darrell Hazell knows what’s being said around campus and all over town. Boilermakers fans are clamoring for a coaching change. But the tough, disciplined Hazell has chosen to ignore the calls and focused on getting the Boilermakers football program back on track. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos by 6 p.m.