Friday, June 17
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James had his second straight 41-point game and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their second straight must-win game, beating Golden State 115-101 to force a decisive Game 7 Sunday night in Oakland. No team has come back from a 3-1 deficit to win an NBA championship series, but the Cavs are giving it their best shot.
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Wisler snapped a string of four straight losses, Freddie Freeman had three hits, including a two-run homer, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 Thursday. Adam Duvall hit his 19th homer and Joey Votto had three hits for the Reds.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have placed right-hander A.J. Morris on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain. Morris left Wednesday night's game against Atlanta in the fifth inning after experience difficulty with the shoulder. He returned to Cincinnati to be examined. The Reds recalled right-hander Dayan Diaz, who joined the team for Thursday's game against the Braves. Diaz had a 15.75 ERA in five games with Cincinnati before he was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on June 4th.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sentencing dates for ex-NFL star Darren Sharper have been pushed back to late August. Sharper had been set for sentencing in state and federal courts in New Orleans this week. The changes give prosecutors time to evaluate Sharper's cooperation in the case involving his Louisiana co-defendants in a drug and sexual assault case.