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Warriors on the brink...Stanley Cup winners to hold DC parade... Padres pitcher suspended for rest of year

June 8, 2018

CLEVELAND (AP) — Golden State is on the cusp of another NBA championship. The Warriors are holding a 3-0 series lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers going into Game 4 of the finals tonight. No team in NBA history has blown a 3-0 series lead.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals will hold their Stanley Cup parade on Tuesday, riding down Constitution Avenue to the National Mall to celebrate the first championship in franchise history. The team announced details of the parade and rally today shortly before players, coaches and staff returned from their clinching Game 5 victory in Las Vegas. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern

NEW YORK (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. Torres has agreed not to appeal and will take part in an evaluation and treatment program. Torres has not pitched this season. The reliever was put on MLB’s restricted list before spring training began.

UNDATED (AP) — Shohei Ohtani will be placed on the Los Angeles Angels’ disabled list with a sprained elbow ligament. Ohtani underwent injections of platelet-rich plasma and stem cells Thursday in Los Angeles. He will be out for at least three weeks before the Angels re-evaluate him. Also, Closer Jeurys Familia is the latest New York Mets player to get hurt. Familia was placed on the 10-day disabled list because of a sore right shoulder.

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans safety Andre Hal has been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the blood cells. The team says Hal is “undergoing testing and evaluation and is discussing his treatment options.” Hal is 26 and starting his fifth year with the Texans. In a statement released by the team, Hal says he won’t let the diagnosis stop him from fulfilling his dreams and doesn’t want anyone to feel sorry for him.

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