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Fri May 25, 2012
WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap
Well Miami is into the Eastern Conference finals…
On the court last night in South Beach, that Lebron James dunk, two of his 28 points, helped the Heat close out the Pacers in Game 6 105-93. Sound courtesy of the ESPN. Dwayne Wade led all scorers with 41. The Heat now awaits the winner of the Celtics-76ers series – those two tangle in Game 7 tomorrow night in Boston.
To the NHL postseason… Game 6 on the ice tonight in Newark between the Rangers and Devils – The Devils, who lead three-games-to-two, would advance to play the Los Angeles Kings for the Stanley Cup with a win tonight.
To baseball, in the American League, Dan Haren tossed a complete-game four-hitter, fanning 14, as the Angels blanked Seattle 3-0. Albert Pujols launched his 450th career home run in the win, becoming the fourth youngest to reach that plateau behind Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr. and Jimmie Foxx.
Elsewhere, Justin Masterson outpitched Justin Verlander as Cleveland completed a three-game sweep of Detroit 2-1, and Paul Konerko and Alex Rios went deep back-to-back to power the White Sox over Minnesota 11-8.
Over to the NL, Cincinnati completed a four-game sweep of Atlanta 6-3, Philadelphia used an 18-hit attack to outlast St. Louis 10-9, Melky Cabrera drove in four to power San Francisco over Miami 14-7, and Will Venable roped a pair of RBI doubles as San Diego blasted the Mets 11-5.
At the Roger Clemens perjury retrial, former major leaguer David Segui says he was told as far back as 2001 that Roger Clemens' strength coach, Brian McNamee, had kept evidence against the seven-time Cy Young Award winner. Segui's testimony is consistent with McNamee's, who testified last week he saved waste from an alleged 2001 steroids injection of Clemens. Clemens is charged with lying to Congress when he denied using steroids and human growth hormone.
In NFL news, Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is expected to be sidelined up to three months after breaking his right foot at a team organized activity. The team says Nicks fractured the fifth metatarsal of his right foot and will undergo surgery later today.
I’m Tristan O’Neill, WAMC News.