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NBA Finals ... Nadal, Wawrinka advance ... Russell returns to Cubs

June 9, 2017

CLEVELAND (AP) — Golden State can win its second NBA title in three years by sweeping the champion Cavaliers in tonight’s Game 4. The Warriors have won 15 in a row this postseason. Cleveland plunged into a 3-0 hole following a demoralizing 118-113 loss in Game 3.

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal has qualified for his 10th French Open final. The nine-time champion beat sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 in their semifinal. Nadal, who has won all nine finals he has played in Paris, will take on 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka on Sunday.

CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell returned to the Chicago Cubs today, one day after Major League Baseball began an investigation of the shortstop. He was accused of hitting his wife in a social media post that has since been deleted. Russell denies the allegation.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has formally proposed picking the 2024 and 2028 Olympic host cities at the same time this year. Los Angeles and Paris now seem certain to both be awarded a Summer Games in September as the IOC tries to safeguard its signature event for the next decade.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has added 3-on-3 basketball to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic program in an effort to give the games a more youthful and urban appeal. In another move toward street sports, BMX Freestyle cycling will join the Olympics for the first time among a net increase of 15 gold medals for a 321-event program.

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