Two marquee players, LeBron James of Miami and Tim Duncan of San Antonio, have won titles and can further define their legacies with a victory tonight.
MIAMI — Game 7s do more than settle championships. They define legacies.
Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals was played last night. Game 7 of the NBA Finals is tonight. Sports fans are in the midst of an annual sensory assault and, before it draws to an end, it should be noted: We will remember this spring.
Ohio State fans wanting some big news on the football recruiting front almost got some yesterday. Jalyn Holmes, a blue-chip defensive end prospect from Norfolk, Va., was reported to have committed to Ohio State. Then came this tweet from Holmes: “I did not commit.”
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The Pirates’ Russell Martin gets hit by an errant pitch from Reds starter Bronson Arroyo in the fifth inning.
CINCINNATI — Jay Bruce had barely put the ball in play whenever he faced Jason Grilli. His first career hit off the Pirates’ closer was some breakthrough.
Eric Hosmer of the Royals hangs on to second base after beating the tag of Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis for a stolen base in the fifth inning.
CLEVELAND — Every fifth day, Indians manager Terry Francona knows he will get innings, maximum effort and nothing but smiles from his No. 1 starter.
Nate Spears of the Clippers tags out Jackie Bradley of the Red Sox at third base.
The Clippers took another tumble off the Wile E. Coyote cliff last night in Huntington Park complete with the prolonged whistle, the pop at the bottom and the tiny puff of dirt.
Patrick Sharp beats Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask to give the Blackhawks a 5-4 lead at 11:19 of the third period. The Bruins tied it at 5 less than a minute later.
BOSTON — The Chicago Blackhawks kept taking the lead until there were no more chances for Boston to come back and tie it. Brent Seabrook’s slap shot beat Tuukka Rask 9:51 into overtime, and the Blackhawks defeated the Bruins 6-5 last night to send the Stanley Cup Finals back to Chicago tied at two games apiece.
Oregon State's Kavin Keyes scores the game’s only run on a sacrifice fly, as the ball gets away from Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber in the fourth inning.
Oregon State 1, Indiana 0: Matt Boyd pitched a four-hitter and struck out 11, and Oregon State made a fourth-inning sacrifice fly stand up for a victory over Indiana last night that eliminated the Hoosiers from the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
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