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OSU to Host At Least 2 Night Games in 2015

COLUMBUS - The defending national champion Ohio State football team will have at least four primetime games, two of which are home, on their schedule in the 2015 season.

All three confirmed games as of now are Big Ten Conference matchups with the Buckeyes entertaining Penn State on October 17, travelling to Rutgers on October 24, and hosting Minnesota on November 7. All three games will be televised on ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2. The start times against the Nittany Lions and Scarlet Knights will be 8 pm with kickoff against the Golden Gophers slated for either 7 or 8 pm.

The season opener at Virginia Tech will also be in primetime on ESPN, but a start time is still to be determined.

2015 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 7 - at Virginia Tech (Time TBD on ESPN)
Sept. 12 - Hawaii
Sept. 19 - Northern Illinois
Sept. 26 - Western Michigan
Oct. 3 - at Indiana
Oct. 10 - Maryland
Oct. 17 - Penn State (8 p.m. on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2)
Oct. 24 - at Rutgers (8 p.m. on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2)
Oct. 31 - Off
Nov. 7 - Minnesota (7 or 8 p.m. on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2)
Nov. 14 - at Illinois
Nov. 21 - Michigan State
Nov. 28 - at Michigan
Dec. 5 - Big Ten Championship Game
OSU to Host At Least 2 Night Games in 2015

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BULLS-CAVALIERS

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Derrick Rose scored 25 points and Pau Gasol added 21, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 99-92 victory over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night.

Looking like the MVP he was before being slowed by knee injuries, Rose helped the Bulls swipe home-court advantage from the Cavs, who were missing starters Kevin Love and J.R. Smith.

Jimmy Butler added 20 points and banked in a contested jumper with 30 seconds left as the Bulls closed it out.

Kyrie Irving scored 30 points and LeBron James added 19 and 15 rebounds for Cleveland, playing its first game since Love -- one of the Cavs' Big 3 -- was lost for the remainder of the postseason with a shoulder injury.

Game 2 is Wednesday night.

The Cavs only trailed by four points in the final minutes, but they forced several 3-point attempts and James missed a tough layup with 51 seconds left.

CAVALIERS-MILLER STARTS

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers veteran swingman Mike Miller was a surprise starter for Game 1 against Chicago.

With Cleveland missing starters Kevin Love and J.R. Smith, Cavs coach David Blatt decided to go with Miller, who made 15 regular-season starts. The 15-year veteran's addition to the lineup was mildly shocking since Blatt also had James Jones and Shawn Marion as options.

Miller has plenty of playoff experience with Orlando, Memphis and Miami. He has averaged 5.4 points in 85 postseason games.

In his first start this season, Miller made seven 3-pointers in a win over Brooklyn.

Love is out for the remainder of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery. He was injured in Cleveland's series-clinching win over Boston. Smith is suspended from the first two games of the Eastern Conference semifinals for striking Celtics guard Jae Crowder in the face.

Iman Shumpert started in Smith's "off guard" spot.

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