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Five things about Game 5 of NBA Finals

MIAMI (AP) - And it's over. The Miami Heat have captured their second title, the first for LeBron James, and the offseason has officially arrived. But first, a look back at five things we're talking about after Game 5 of the NBA Finals:

June 22, 2012 | | AP Sports


James named NBA Finals MVP

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James looked at the crowd, knowing he had just a few moments left on the court for the season.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Promise fulfilled for Heat fans

MIAMI (AP) - As the Miami Heat's lead skyrocketed Thursday night from five just after halftime to an insurmountable 24 by the end of the third quarter, their fans outside the AmericanAirlines Arena decided it was time to celebrate the team's second NBA championship in six years.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


KING JAMES

MIAMI (AP) - The decision is final: LeBron James made the right call coming to Miami.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Rays’ Peralta out for eight games

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Thursday for having pine tar on his glove.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Clemens turns down plea deal from prosecutors

WASHINGTON (AP) - Roger Clemens rejected a plea deal that would have spared him prison time, and instead took his chances by going to trial.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Jury for Sandusky trial deliberating

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Jerry Sandusky was either a "predatory pedophile" who lured young boys to Penn State with gifts and access to big-time football, or a victim of now-grown men who lied to get a payout, attorneys argued Thursday as the former coach's child sex abuse case went to a jury.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Veteran Damon leading by example for first-place Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) - Not long after Johnny Damon joined the Indians, he gave each of his new teammates a gift - customized bathrobes with their names and jersey numbers embroidered on the back.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


CBS launching 24-hour sports radio network

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS is launching a sports radio network.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


College football closes in on playoff — finally

CHICAGO - College football has always relied on polls and bowls to crown a national championship. It is an inexact science that has left many fans frustrated and wondering why they can't settle it on the field - like every other sport - with a playoff.

June 21, 2012 | Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


BCS commissioners settle on plan for playoff

CHICAGO (AP) - The BCS commissioners are backing a playoff plan with the sites for the national semifinals rotating among the major bowl games and a selection committee picking the teams.

June 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


Royals finding ways to win close ones

HOUSTON - The Kansas City Royals figure their offense will come around sooner or later. Until then, they're happy to rely on a bullpen that keeps helping them eke out close wins.

June 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


ON THE BRINK

MIAMI - Down 3-1 in the NBA Finals, history says the Oklahoma City Thunder aren't coming back.

June 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


Kansas City, Hochevar shut out Houston 2-0

HOUSTON - Luke Hochevar pitched into the eighth inning, two relievers completed the shutout, and Billy Butler hit a solo home run to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 2-0 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

June 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


SUPER MARIO

MIAMI - LeBron James better get well fast. He's about to play for a championship.

June 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Yankees hammer Astros, 8-1, to get first win in ALCS

NEW YORK (AP) - Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and a made pair of sparkling catches, leading CC Sabathia and the Yankees over the Houston ...

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Chiefs face Raiders Thursday on short week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The sun had set on Arrowhead Stadium, to say nothing of Kansas City's perfect start, by the time Alex Smith ...

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Jayhawks routed by Cyclones

AMES, Iowa (AP) - The challenge for Iowa State after stunning Oklahoma on the road was to see if it could handle success.

October 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


No. 6 TCU handles K-State amid delays

MANHATTAN (AP) - Kenny Hill threw for 297 yards and ran for a touchdown, TCU's defense shut down Kansas State's ailing offense and the ...

October 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


AFC East on line with Patriots vs., uh, Jets?

Raise your hand if you thought the Patriots and Jets would be playing for first place in the AFC East in Week 6.

October 14, 2017 | BY BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Chiefs looking to get even with Steelers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Smith lived through last year's playoff loss to Pittsburgh, then relived it countless times on video, trying in vain ...

October 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Altuve, Verlander lift Astros past Yankees in Game 2

HOUSTON (AP) - Jose Altuve raced home on Carlos Correa's double in the ninth inning, Justin Verlander struck out 13 in a complete game and ...

October 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


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