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June 8, 2018

CLEVELAND (AP) — Golden State can claim the NBA championship tonight and in the process, cause LeBron James to be swept in the NBA Finals for a second time. But if it happens, at least he’ll be in elite company. James was on the Cleveland team that lost 4-0 to San Antonio in 2007. The other four guys to be twice-swept? They’re not bad. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and Michael Cooper and Wes Unseld are in the elite group.

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant had three hits and scored a run while batting leadoff for the first time in his career, Ian Happ made a spectacular diving catch near the left-field corner to end the game and the surging Chicago Cubs beat the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Friday. The Cubs won for the 10th time in 12 games. The Pirates lost for the 10th time in 13 games,

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres pitcher Jose Torres has accepted a suspension without pay for the rest of the year by Major League Baseball after his December arrest on domestic violence charges. The penalty is retroactive to June 5 and covers 100 games. Torres has agreed not to appeal and will take part in an evaluation and treatment program. Torres has not pitched this season.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — There will be a matchup of soon-to-be-millionaires tomorrow in the NCAA baseball tournament in Florida. Casey Mize and Brady Singer will take the mound for the first time since becoming first-round picks in the Major League Baseball draft. Mize was the top selection out of Auburn, taken by Detroit, and Florida’s Singer went 18th overall to Kansas City. Their third meeting in 15 months is the rubber match between two of the best arms in college baseball.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forget the blue and white, it’s all red in Washington following Thursday night’s Stanley Cup win by the Capitals. It’s the Caps first championship in franchise history. President Donald Trump says he expects to welcome the hometown champs to the White House. But he told reporters “If they don’t want to be here, I don’t want them.” Trump canceled a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to commemorate their Super Bowl victory after most of the players decided to skip the ceremony.

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