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Mon June 18, 2012
James, Wade Pace Heat to Game 3 Win
Well it’s advantage Miami Heat right now in the NBA Finals…
Lebron James' layup – two of his game-high 29 points - helped the Heat rally from a 10-point second-half deficit to beat the Thunder 91-85. Sound courtesy of ABC. Dwayne Wade added 25 and Chris Bosh chipped in 10 for the Heat, who now leads the NBA Finals two-games-to-one. Game 4 is tomorrow night in Miami.
In golf, Webb Simpson closed with a 2-under-68 final round to capture the 112th U.S. Open, finishing one over for the tournament. Third-round co-leader Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson tied for second, one shot back of Simpson. Jim Furyk was also in the hunt until he bogeyed the final hole to finish two back. Tiger Woods finished seven over.
To baseball, Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano both homered, as the Yankees picked up their 9th straight by beating Washington 4-1.
In Queens, Johnny Cueto struck out a season-high eight batters over seven innings, as the Reds completed a three-game sweep of the Mets 3-1.
In Chicago, David Ortiz went deep and Ryan Kalish had a tiebreaking RBI single to lead the Red Sox to a 7-4 win over the Cubs.
Elsewhere, Baltimore blanked Atlanta 2-zip, Minnesota rallied to beat Milwaukee 5-4, Texas trounced Houston 9-3, the Dodgers topped the Whites Sox 2-1 in 10, San Diego beat Oakland 2-1, Kansas City downed St. Louis 5-3, Seattle edged San Francisco 2-1, Tampa Bay shut out Miami 3-nothing, Detroit blanked Colorado 5-zip, Pittsburgh outlasted Cleveland 9-5, the Angels whitewashed Arizona 2-nothing, and Toronto dumped Philadelphia 6-2.
In NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt Jr. ended a 143-race winless streak in NASCAR's top division, taking the checkered flag yesterday at Michigan International Speedway.
And in NFL news, LaDainian Tomlinson is retiring after 11 NFL seasons. The former Chargers and Jets running back was the NFL MVP in 2006, and is the fifth-leading rusher in league history. Tomlinson turns 33 years old on Saturday.
I’m Tristan O’Neill, WAMC News.