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August 8, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out 10 over six innings, received rare significant run support and earned his first win in nearly two months as the New York Mets blanked the Cincinnati Reds 8-0 on Wednesday. Brandon Nimmo tied a team record with three doubles and drove in three runs as the Mets won for the 22nd time in their last 66 games. DeGrom (6-7) ended a seven-start winless streak.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns rookie wide receiver Antonio Callaway had bullets and gun parts in his car when he was cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license. TMZ obtained the dash-board camera from police and in it an officer describes being ’real nervous” when he found bullet shells and a strap for a handgun in Callaway’s car. Callaway told police his car was recently shipped to Ohio and friends had used it. Callaway traveled with the Browns for Thursday’s exhibition opener against the New York Giants.

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Attorneys for imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar have appealed his other sentence for sexually assaulting women and girls who sought treatment for injuries. The Lansing State Journal reports that the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor’s attorneys filed a motion in Eaton County Circuit Court seeking a new judge and sentencing hearing for Nassar on three sexual assault charges he pleaded guilty to in November. They recently made a similar request in a separate case in Ingham County, where dozens of Nassar’s accusers spoke during a televised sentencing.

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Faye Spanos, the wife of Los Angeles Chargers owner Alex Spanos, has died. She was 92. Faye Spanos died late Tuesday night of undisclosed causes. She married Alex Spanos in 1948, and they raised four children in Stockton, California. Alex Spanos built a billion-dollar fortune in real estate and construction during their marriage, and he purchased a majority share in the San Diego Chargers in 1984. Faye and Alex Spanos became prolific philanthropists, donating to causes related to schools, children, the arts and hospitals.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals right-hander Kelvin Herrera has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff impingement, further thinning the back of Washington’s bullpen. The injury occurred Tuesday night in the ninth inning of a loss to the Atlanta Braves. After allowing a two-run triple, Herrera was examined by a team trainer and left the game. Washington already is without closer Sean Doolittle, who is on the DL with a foot injury.

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