CINCINNATI (AP) - Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday. Cueto had his way with the lineup that beat him in the NL wild card playoff last year.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Bengals signed punter T.J. Conley on Wednesday, though Kevin Huber is expected to make a full recovery from a neck injury and a broken jaw. Conley punted in 16 games for the Jets in 2011 and didn't play in the NFL either of the last two years.
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Office of Highway Safety will be the title sponsor for Kentucky Speedway's June 27 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 is the middle event of a tripleheader weekend at the track including the 225-mile Camping World Truck Series race and the Sprint Cup Series' 400-mile headliner.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Mike Conley hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime and the Memphis Grizzlies grabbed the Western Conference's No. 7 seed away from Dallas by edging the Mavericks 106-105 Wednesday. Memphis became the seventh team in the West with 50 wins this season.
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