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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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Royals' four-run seventh money against Bucs

KANSAS CITY- Outfielder Jarrod Dyson delivered the decisive hit for the second straight night -- a safety-squeeze single -- and right-hander Edinson Volquez fired 7 2/3 ...

July 23, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Dyson keys 3-run 8th as Royals hold off Pirates

KANSAS CITY- Jarrod Dyson lined a two-run single to right with one out in the eighth inning and the bullpen hung tough over seven-plus innings ...

July 22, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Women’s baseball makes history with debut at Pan Am Games

TORONTO (AP) - Women's baseball made history Monday at the Pan Am Games, the first time it's been played in a large, multi-sport event.

July 21, 2015 | STEPHEN WADE, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals can't finish rally in opener vs. Pirates

KANSAS CITY- Travis Ishikawa, claimed by the Pirates off waivers two weeks ago, slammed two doubles and a home run, and drove in four runs ...

July 21, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


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