DENVER (AP) – Adam Duvall had his first career two-homer game, Joey Votto hit his 200th homer and Eugenio Suarez – who came in mired in an 0-for-28 skid – also went deep in the Cincinnati Reds’ 11-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday. Zack Cozart also homered for the light-hitting Reds, who collected a season-best 17 hits. The Rockies gave up five homers after entering the game having allowed a major league-low 15 in the month of May. Dan Straily (3-2) overcame a slow start and an early 5-1 deficit to pick up the win. He helped himself by drawing a walk and scoring a run in Cincinnati’s five-run fourth inning rally that turned things around. Votto led off the seventh with his eighth homer, a no-doubt shot off Jason Motte over the scoreboard in right that made him the seventh Reds player to have 200 homers among his 1,000-plus career hits. Reds RHP Jon Moscot (0-2, 4.02) faces Rockies RHP Jon Gray (2-2, 5.95) in Game 2 of the four-game series Tuesday night at Coors Field.
BOULDER (AP) – Isaac Mukundi won the Bolder Boulder 10-kilmeter race Monday as he led Kenya to the international team crown. The women also captured the team title to give the country its second sweep at one of the nation’s largest road races. The Kenyans also won both team titles in 2001. Mukundi began to pull away late in the race and finished in 29 minutes, 12.14 seconds, edging Terefe Debela of Ethiopia. Team USA’s Diego Estrada finished third as the Americans had four finishers in the top 10 to push the Kenyans. Amane Gobena of Ethiopia cruised to the women’s crown, finishing in 33:39.87. Miyuki Uehara of Japan was second, while Alisha Williams was the top American finisher in eighth. There were around 51,000 runners registered for the race.
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Three people with knowledge of the negotiations have told The Associated Press that the NFL is moving the Pro Bowl from Honolulu to Orlando this season. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement will not be made until Wednesday. The NFL and ESPN have scheduled the news conference at ESPN Wide World of Sports at the Disney complex. The game will be played at Camping World Stadium, formerly the Citrus Bowl. Orlando beat out Honolulu, Houston and Sydney for the right to host the all-star game. The NFL had until Tuesday to notify Honolulu that the contract would not be renewed. This will be just the third time since 1979 the Pro Bowl has not been in Hawaii. It was in Miami in 2010 and Glendale, Arizona, in 2015.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The scene is set for the NBA Finals and it’s a rematch of last year’s championship series. Golden State joined Cleveland in the final series by eliminating Oklahoma City last night 96-88. The best of seven NBA Finals begin play this Thursday in Oakland with Game 2 following at the same venue Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Penguins and Sharks got the Stanley Cup Finals going last night in Pittsburgh with the home team winning 3-2. After taking an early 2-0 lead, the Pens saw the Sharks roar back to even the game up before Nick Bonino scored the game winning goal with 2:32 remaining in the third period. Game 2 will be played once again in Pittsburgh Wednesday night.
PARIS (AP) – For the second straight day the big story at the French Open involves rain. After seeing the entire schedule wiped out on Monday, officials had hoped to get a three-hour early start today. That went by the wayside as more rain hit Paris.
UNDATED (AP) – Former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe (grohb) has accepted the job of turning around the Baylor football program. He replaces the fired Art Briles who was dismissed last week after the release of a school-commissioned report that accused him of inappropriately handling allegations of sexual assault and violence by team members. The 64-year old Grobe takes over as the acting coach after being out of coaching since the end of the 2013 season.
MADRID (AP) – Center Pau Gasol (POW guh-SAWL’) of the Bulls says he’s considering not playing for Spain at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because of the Zika (ZEE’-kuh) virus. The Olympic veteran says there is just too much uncertainty about the situation in Brazil. He said other Spanish athletes have also expressed their concerns about the virus and are considering skipping the games.