Heat even NBA Finals with Spurs after 109-93 win

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James wanted the responsibility on his powerful shoulders. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh proved Thursday it doesn’t have to be that way. James can win the Miami Heat plenty of games, but even…

Japan baseball boss apologizes for ball switch

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese baseball commissioner apologized on Friday for the confusion caused by introducing a new, livelier ball this season without notifying players. Nippon Professional Baseball commissioner Ryozo Kato held a meeting with representatives of the…

Japan baseball boss apologizes for ball switch

TOKYO (AP) — The commissioner of Japanese baseball has apologized for the confusion caused by introducing a new official ball this season without notifying players. NPB commissioner Ryozo Kato held a meeting Friday with representatives of the 12…

Davis, Orioles outlast Red Sox 5-4 in 13 innings

BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis singled home the tiebreaking run with two outs in the 13th inning, giving the Baltimore Orioles an exhausting 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox in the opener of a four-game series between…

A sluggish, painful start for Tiger Woods

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Tiger Woods said his left wrist was fine. It’s his game that was hurting him Thursday in the U.S. Open. Woods finished only 10 holes in the rain-delayed first round at Merion, spending far…

Another TV viewer calls in, but no violation

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — The way it’s going lately, it can’t be a major championship unless someone calls in to report a rules violation. This time, the USGA talked to the player before he signed his card. And…

Big 3 help Heat even NBA Finals with Spurs

LeBron James finally got off to the kind of strong start everyone expected from the four-time MVP, scoring 11 points to help the Miami Heat take a 29-26 lead over the San Antonio Spurs after one quarter in…

Freiman’s 18th-inning single lifts A’s over Yanks

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nate Freiman singled home the winning run in the 18th inning against Mariano Rivera, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday for a three-game sweep. John…

Encore! NBA crowd roars for 11-year-old mariachi

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An 11-year-old Latino boy whose singing of the national anthem at the NBA Finals set off a barrage of racist tweets earned a roaring ovation in an encore performance Thursday night. Sebastien De La…

Heat change Game 4 lineup, Miller in for Haslem

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Mike Miller’s uncanny play in these NBA Finals has earned him a spot in the Miami Heat’s starting lineup. The Heat switched their rotation for Game 4 against San Antonio on Thursday night, electing…

Mets nix idea for racy dating site to elect Wright

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets want to do most anything to get David Wright elected to the All-Star team this season. Well, almost anything. The Mets say they have backed off their latest idea —…

Wade still looking for complete NBA Finals game

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — There have been times in these NBA Finals that Dwyane Wade has looked like the Dwyane Wade of old, attacking the rim, dropping the unblockable floater in the lane and jumpstarting the Miami Heat…

Garcia fights through tough start and wisecracks

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — There was at least one wiseguy waiting on more than a few of the holes. Despite that, Sergio Garcia’s charm offensive was mostly well received by the galleries during the opening round of the…