Sports
5:56 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Morning sports update

WAMC's Ian Pickus reports on the world of sports, including LeBron James' first championship.

BEFORE HE’D EVER PLAYED A MINUTE IN A MIAMI UNIFORM, LEBRON JAMES WAS COUNTING ALL THE CHAMPIONSHIPS HE’D WIN WITH THE HEAT…6…7…8. LAST NIGHT, HE FINALLY WON THAT ELUSIVE FIRST TITLE. THE HEAT BEAT OKLAHOMA CITY 121-106 TO WIN THE SERIES IN FIVE GAMES…IT’S MIAMI’S SECOND CHAMPIONSHIP IN SIX YEARS. JAMES WAS NAMED FINALS MVP AFTER LEADING THE WAY WITH 26 POINTS, 11 REBOUNDS AND 13 ASSISTS IN THE CLINCHER.

KEVIN DURANT SCORED 32 POINTS FOR THE THUNDER, WHO WON GAME ONE OF THE SERIES BEFORE LOSING FOUR STRAIGHT.

THE JURY HAS THE CASE IN THE JERRY SANDUSKY CHILD SEX ABUSE TRIAL IN PENNSYLVANIA…THE FORMER PENN STATE FOOTBALL COACH FACES 48 CHARGES…THIS AS A LAWYER FOR ONE OF SANDUSKY’S ADOPTED SONS REPORTS THAT THE NOW 33-YEAR-OLD MATT SANDUSKY WAS ALLEGEDLY ABUSED BY HIS ADOPTED FATHER.

IN THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES, ARIZONA WILL FACE THE WINNER OF TONIGHT’S SOUTH CAROLINA-ARKANSAS MATCHUP IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND.

TO INTERLEAGUE ACTION IN THE MAJORS NOW, WHERE THE RED SOX RALLIED FOR THREE IN THE EIGHTH TO EDGE MIAMI 6-5…DANIEL NAVA HAD THE GO-AHEAD RBI TO LIFT BOSTON TO THE THREE-GAME SWEEP. THE MARLINS HAVE LOST 13 OF 15.

JAMES MCDONALD PITCHED HIS FIRST COMPLETE GAME AS THE PIRATES GOT PAST MINNESOTA 9-1…ANDREW MCCUTCHEN WAS A HOMER SHORT OF THE CYCLE. GIO GONZALEZ IMPROVED TO 9-3 AS THE NATIONALS BEAT TAMPA BAY 5-2….OAKLAND SWEPT THE DODGERS WITH A  4-1 WALKOFF WIN. IT WAS THE TIGERS 2, CARDINALS 1 IN TEN…AND COLORADO SNAPPED ITS FOUR-GAME SKID WITH A 4-1 WIN OVER THE PHILLIES IN THE LONE NATIONAL LEAGUE GAME. THE YANKEES AND METS RESUME THE SUBWAY SERIES TONIGHT.

THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE REFEREES ASSOCIATION HAS FILED AN UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE CHARGE AGAINST THE LEAGUE…TALKS BROKE DOWN THIS MONTH AFTER TWO MEDIATION ATTEMPTS AND NINE BARGAINING SESSIONS DATING BACK TO THE LAST FALL…THE NFL HAS SAID IT COULD START TRAINING REPLACEMENT REFS.

AND WITH THE SARATOGA RACING MEET A MONTH AWAY, GOOD NEWS FOR STAR JOCKEY JOHN VELAZQUEZ, WHO WON’T NEED SURGERY ON A BROKEN COLLARBONE HE SUFFERED IN AN ACCIDENT AT CHURCHILL DOWNS. THE BELMONT-WINNING RIDER GOES INTO THE HALL OF FAME THIS SUMMER.

 

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