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Jun 26, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds third baseman Scott Rolen (27) stands in the on deck circle during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Great American Ball Park. The Reds defeated the Brewers 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE



The Cincinnati Reds came into the 2012 season with high expectations and dreams of a trip to the World Series, and after a slow start, they’re beginning to show glimpses of the team they hoped to be. Last night, Scott Rolen delivered a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth to lead the Reds to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, giving them he weekend sweep while taking over first-place in the division after the Pittsburgh Pirates lost. Pitching for the third straight day, Aroldis Chapman struck out all three batters he faced to earn a save against the Cardinals on Sunday, and has now pitched seven straight scoreless innings, and appears to have thrust himself into the elite class of closers in the game.


Broncos RE Elvis Dumervil was arrested in Miami on Saturday night and has been charged with third-degree felony aggravated assault with a firearm. Even if he is able to avoid jail time, the fact that this is his second incident since he came to the NFL could mean Roger Goodell will hand down a suspension.


DE Anthony Spencer and Dallas Cowboys are unlikely to reach a long-term deal by today’s 4:00 P.M. EST deadline.


Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne is saying that despite not having a contract yet, he will not hold out of training camp.


Colts WR Reggie Wayne is a big fan of new offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.


Jay Cutler’s rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during a Cubs baseball game wasn’t one to remember.



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