AP-OH–Ohio Sports Digest 1:30 pm, OH

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

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CINCINNATI — St. Louis opens a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds, who traded top hitter Jay Bruce to the Mets on Monday. The Cardinals are trying to catch the first-place Cubs in the NL Central, trailing by 7 1/2 games. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


CLEVELAND — The Indians made two moves before the trade deadline to improve their postseason chances. Now they need figure out how to beat the Minnesota Twins. Carlos Carrasco starts against Kyle Gibson as the Indians try to improve their 4-6 mark against the AL Central’s last-place team. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m.


INDIANAPOLIS — Marvin Harrison often stood silently in the corner of the Indianapolis Colts’ locker room. He didn’t need to utter a word. The numbers spoke for themselves, and he was content playing the quiet, productive. By Michael Marot. SENT: 840 words, photos.


NEWPORT, R.I. — The American Athletic Conference gathers for its media day, but hanging over the start of the season is Big 12 expansion. There is a chance the AAC could be lose a member or two (or three or four) when the Big 12 decides to add schools. By AP College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. 700 words by 3 p.m.


Who’s No. 1? The Associated Press began asking the most important question in sports in 1936, and 1,103 times since then the AP college football poll has provided an answer that has only led to more questions, such as: What? Why? Are you kidding? Now the AP has crunched 80 years’ worth of poll data to come up with an all-time top 100. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 400 word intro and list to move at 2 p.m.