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June 8, 2017

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto had a two-run homer among his four hits, Adam Duvall had three hits off Mike Leake and the Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 to complete a four-game sweep. The Reds hadn’t swept the Cardinals in four games since 2003 in Cincinnati, during the first season at Great American Ball Park.

CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is looking into a domestic violence accusation against Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell. His wife, Melissa, posted a photo on Instagram with a caption suggesting he was unfaithful to her. In another post, a user named carlierreed accused Russell of “mentally and physically abusing her.” The posts have been deleted.

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James says he doesn’t have any problem with Golden State building a super team. With his Cleveland Cavaliers trailing the Warriors 3-0 in the NBA Finals, James was asked if it’s good for the league, or even fair, to have such a dominant team. James says this is what happens in sports, and if he ever becomes an owner, he’s “going to try to sign everybody.”

PARIS (AP) — Jelena (yeh-LAY’-nah) Ostapenko became the first unseeded women’s finalist at the French Open in more than 30 years by beating Timea Bacsinszky (ba-CHIHN’-skee) today. The 47th-ranked Ostapenko, the first Latvian player to reach a Grand Slam final, will play No. 3 Simona Halep, who beat second-seeded Karolina Pliskova.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton coach Greg McDermott says he’s staying with the Bluejays after a report he was offered the job at Ohio State. ESPN first reported that McDermott met with Ohio State officials and was offered the job, which opened when Thad Matta resigned. McDermott tweeted today that he’s “looking forward to many more great years in Omaha!”

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