AP-OH–Ohio Sports Digest 1:30 pm, OH

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

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PHILADELPHIA — Jeremy Hellickson (2-2) starts for the Phillies against Cincinnati’s Brandon Finnegan (1-1) in the opener of a three-game series as Philadelphia starts a 10-game homestand. By Rob Maaddi. Upcoming. 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


CLEVELAND — Like so many kids growing up in Ohio, Andy Billman learned to love Cleveland’s sports teams. And to have his heart broken. But true to the passion of a proud city whose long-suffering fans haven’t celebrated a major professional championship since 1964, the director of an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary chronicling Cleveland’s half-century of sports misery has undying hope a title will come. By Tom Withers. SENT: 440 words, photos.