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Morning Sports Report – 6/10/2014

Scott Van Slyke drove in a career-high four runs with two homers off struggling left-hander Tony Cingrani, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled away to a 6-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds last night. Van Slyke hit a solo homer and a three-run shot off Cingrani, who could lose his spot in the rotation when Mat Latos returns from the disabled list later this week. Cingrani gave up a career-high six runs, allowed seven hits — matching his career high — and three walks in just 4 2-3 innings. Ryan Ludwick went 2-for-4 at the plate with a homer and 1 RBI; Brandon Philips also collected two hits. With the loss Cincinnati fell to 3-4 on their current 10-game homestand, leaving them fourth in the NL Central.

Josh Beckett makes his first appearance against the Reds since 2008 tonight. The Reds start Mike Leake, who has been limited by a sore neck and is coming off his shortest appearance of the season. The game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pregame scheduled for 6:40 and the first pitch at 7:10.

Reds manager Bryan Price said that Mat Latos will rejoin the rotation later this week after he got through last night’s rehab start for Triple-A Louisville with no issues. Latos threw 81 pitches before a rain delay, but looks like he will be joining the Reds in time for their weekend series with the Brewers. The right-hander has been sidelined all season while recovering from torn knee cartilage and a strained pitching forearm.

LeBron James had 35 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful bounce back from cramps in the opener, and the Miami Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 98-96 victory over San Antonio in Game 2 on Sunday night. The two teams return to the hardwood tonight as the series moves to Miami. Tipoff for game 3 is set for 9:00 p.m.

The NCAA’s biggest lawsuit in decades began yesterday with possibly billions of dollars in royalties at stake. The battle to give top football and basketball players a cut of the billions of dollars flowing into college athletics began in earnest with former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon taking the stand in federal court to describe how he spent long hours working on his game and as few as possible on his grades. If successful, the plaintiffs in the class-action case could pave the way for a system that uses some of the huge money flowing into television contracts to pay athletes for their play once they are done with their college careers.

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This article was posted on Monday, 9 June 2014 at 10:05 PM.
Last edited/updated on June 9, 2014 at 10:05 PM.
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