BAILEY'S 2ND NO-HITTER SENDS REDS OVER GIANTS 3-0: Homer Bailey has thrown his second no-hitter in 10 months and the first in the majors this season, pitching the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory over the slumping San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.
Bailey (5-6) became the third Reds pitcher with more than one no-hitter, joining Jim Maloney and Johnny Vander Meer — still the only big leaguer to toss two in a row. Bailey beat the Pirates 1-0 in Pittsburgh last Sept. 28 and got another 17 starts later.
The right-hander walked Gregor Blanco to lead off the seventh, the only Giants batter to reach base. First baseman Joey Votto threw out Blanco as he tried to reach third on a grounder.
With 27,509 fans on their feet chanting "Homer! Homer!" Bailey finished it off by getting Brandon Crawford on a high comebacker, striking out Tony Abreu and getting Blanco on a grounder to third.
DOUBLE SLAYING PROBE TIED TO HERNANDEZ: Boston police have asked authorities in the Connecticut hometown of Aaron Hernandez for their help with a double homicide investigation linked to the former NFL star, police said Tuesday.
Hernandez is already charged with murder in the shooting death of his friend Odin Lloyd, whose body was found June 17 near Hernandez's home in North Attleborough, Mass.
The request from Boston police in the July 2012 double homicide was based on evidence developed through the investigation of Lloyd's slaying, Bristol Police Lt. Kevin Morrell said. He said police were asked to search the same home in Bristol for both investigations, and a vehicle was seized at the address on Friday.
Two people were killed in the shooting in Boston's south end on July 15, 2012. Witnesses reported seeing people inside a grey SUV with Rhode Island plates open fire on a vehicle carrying the victims, 29-year-old Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and 28-year-old Safiro Teixeira Furtado.
Boston police have declined to comment on whether Hernandez is being looked as a possible suspect in that case.
VALPO DUO EARN WGCA ACADEMIC HONORS: Valparaiso golfers Michelle Kleckner and Erika Pfaender have been named All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches Association for the second consecutive year.
Kleckner earned three top-ten finishes on the season, including a victory in the Crusader Spring Invitational and a top-five placing at the Dayton Fall Invitational. Kleckner enters her senior year with a 3.968 cumulative GPA as a mathematics and secondary education double major.
Pfaender earned a top-five finish this spring at the Crusader Spring Invitational. Pfaender owns a 3.618 cumulative GPA as a psychology and communication double major.
PURDUE CAL ADDS SOFTBALL COMMITMENT: Purdue University Calumet the 10th member of its inaugural softball recruiting class with commitment of Kankakee Community College standout Alicia Ward.
The 5-foot-2 outfielder finished her career at Kankakee with a .424 batting average, 28 doubles, 31 stolen bases, 97 RBIs and 131 runs. Ward helped the Cavaliers to 90 wins and back-to-back trips to the NJCAA Div. II National Tournament en route to back-to-back NFCA All-American honors.
VALPO CAMP STARTS JULY 15: The Valparaiso High School Soccer Camp will run from 5 to 7 p.m. July 15 through 18. Children in grades one through eight are eligible. Cost is $60. The registration deadline is July 12. For details, call Danny Jeftich at (219) 242-3770.
LEON'S TRIATHLON TO AIR ON COMCAST: Leon’s ‘World’s Fastest’ Triathlon will premiere Thursday on Comcast SportsNet at 4:30 p.m.
Opening ceremonies for the race, which took place June 2 at Wolf Lake Memorial Park in Hammond, pay respects to all branches of the military and veterans through a series of special events. In addition to hosting the Garrison Flag, a 21-gun salute and a performance by the military choir took place during the ceremony.
This year’s event also marked a partnership with Team Red, White, and Blue, an organization dedicated to supporting veterans and enriching their lives by connecting them with the community through social and physical activity.
Additional airings of the event can be found by visiting www.leonstriathlon.com, or by checking your local provider’s listings. For more information on Team RWB, visit www.teamrwb.org.
NATIVITY FESTIVAL 5K RUN/WALK SUNDAY: Nativity of Our Savior's Festival 5K run/walk will take place Sunday. A mile kids run is also part of the event. The kids run will start at 6:30 p.m. The 5K events will be at 7. Race-day registration will run from 5 to 6:30. Cost is $22. The kids run fee is $13. Calumet Region Striders preregistered discount fees of $2 (5K) and $1 (kids run) are available. For details, contact Nicollete Huber (406-6705, email@example.com) or Brian Huber (406-6850, firstname.lastname@example.org), or go to www.thtiming.com.