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CLEVELAND — Don’t overlook the Indians. While most of America gushes over the Chicago Cubs and their quest at ending a 108-year World Series drought, Cleveland’s taking aim at its own championship dry spell following a season in which the Indians overcame numerous obstacles and outclassed the AL Central. By Tom Withers. SENT: 730 words, photos.
BBA–RED SOX-ROTATION DECISIONS
BOSTON — Red Sox manager John Farrell has already named Rick Porcello and David Price as his starters for Game 1 and 2 in their ALDS matchup with the Indians. Farrell is expected to tab Clay Buchholz and Eduardo Rodriguez in some order for Games 3 and 4. It would give Boston a starting rotation that enters the postseason with no playoff wins among them. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 5 p.m.
FBN–BENGALS-AJ & COMPANY
CINCINNATI — A.J. Green has had a couple of huge games receiving already, and the Bengals have needed them. Their new-look receiving corps is taking a while to get into the flow, contributing to a 2-2 start. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Patriots coordinators Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels address the media as New England prepares for Sunday’s road trip to Cleveland. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.
FBC–BIG TEN COACHES
Four Big Ten teams remain unbeaten, including Maryland. The Terrapins, under first-year coach D.J. Durkin, already have one more win than in 2015. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.