BC-OH–Ohio Sports Digest 1:30 pm, OH

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

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INDIANAPOLIS — Second-seeded Ohio State is one win away from another Big Ten championship game. But the No. 9 Buckeyes still have to get past third-seeded Michigan State, which is ranked No. 19. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 600 words, with photos. Game time is approximately 5:30 p.m.


EAST LANSING, Mich. — Denzel Valentine, Matt Costello and Bryn Forbes will play their final home game as No. 2 Michigan State hosts Ohio State, trying to improve its seeding for the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game started at noon.


CINCINNATI — Fifth-ranked Xavier (25-4, 13-4 Big East) wraps up the regular season by hosting Creighton (18-12, 9-8), which beat the Musketeers by 14 points last month. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: Game starts at 2:30 p.m.


MADISON, Wis. — There is a logjam after first-place Indiana in the upper half of the Big Ten. Michigan State, Maryland and Wisconsin are 12-5 in conference and tied for second place. Other teams are lurking one game behind. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 470 words, photos.


CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers, who unveiled a new, “small” lineup on Friday while resting Kevin Love, should be at full strength when they host the Boston Celtics, who have won five straight and won in Cleveland on their previous visit last month. By Tom Withers. Game time 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.


MESA, Ariz. — Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs continue to tune up for the season when they meet the Cincinnati Reds in Cactus League play. Developing from 3:05 p.m. game.


PHILADELPHIA — The Columbus Blue Jackets come to Philadelphia to play the Flyers. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.