LEADING OFF: Soto swings away, Harvey’s home debut with Reds

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ENCORE! Nationals outfielder Juan Soto looks to add to his hit total. The youngest player in the majors at 19, he launched a 442-foot home run Monday night in his first big league start. Soto also singled while driving...
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LeBron scores 44 as Cavs even series with Celtics

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2 on Monday night with a 111-102 victory over the Boston Celtics, who are looking forward to...
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Cordray makes campaign stop in Findlay

Rich Cordray, the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, was greeted by applause and a standing-room-only crowd Monday during a campaign stop at Findlay’s Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St. The crowd of about 60 people stood and cheered as Cordray entered the coffee shop. The stop...

Pastor: Depression preceded fatal crash into restaurant

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of crashing a car into a restaurant table full of loved ones, killing two, had suffered for weeks with depression and previously asked his family to take his guns away, his pastor says. Roger Self faces two counts of...
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After Senate primary loss, Blankenship tries third-party bid

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An undeterred Don Blankenship wants to continue his fight to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. But if he gets the opportunity, it could end up helping Manchin instead. After losing the Republican primary in a distant third...
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Kupcho finds redemption in NCAA title

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Wake Forest junior Jennifer Kupcho found redemption Monday by winning an NCAA title she squandered a year ago. Kupcho overcame a rough three-hole stretch on the front nine at Karsten Creek with five birdies over her final eight holes for a 1-under...
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Pivetta throws 7 scoreless innings, Phillies top Braves 3-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies are a win away from first place. OK, it’s May — but for a team stuck for years in the bottom of the National League, it’s starting to feel a bit like September. Nick Pivetta struck out seven over seven innings, and Nick...
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Capitals rough up Lightning to force Game 7 in East final

WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie and Devante Smith-Pelly scored, Braden Holtby stopped all 24 shots he faced and the Washington Capitals beat up the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 Monday night to even the Eastern Conference final and force a deciding Game 7. Alex Ovechkin, Tom Wilson...
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Brewers hit 3 HRs off Greinke, beat Diamondbacks 4-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw, Domingo Santana and Lorenzo Cain each hit home runs off Zack Greinke, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 on Monday night. Arizona has lost five in a row and 11 of 12, scoring just 24 runs in that span. Greinke (3-3)...
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Vargas sharp after being skipped, Mets beat Marlins 2-0

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Vargas returned to the rotation with five excellent innings, AJ Ramos pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 2-0 on Monday night. The Mets got their fourth straight win, following up a three-game...
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